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Everything You Need to Know About Marketing, You Learned in Highschool

Kimberly E. Stone | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Kimberly E. Stone

Popularity Rules -- People are sociological. In marketing what is popular will almost always supercede what is not. Popularity is mainly about winnin...

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and the War on 'Unlikable Women'

The Daily Dot | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
The Daily Dot

To be the most-hated woman of the moment, all you have to do is be kind of a brat. Former Nickelodeon star and "Love Me Harder" singer Ariana Grande came in second in THR's biannual Q Score ranking, which ranks famous people by their popularity -- or in Grande's case, their unpopularity.

Donald Trump: The Bull in a China Shop

Charlotte Laws | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment
Charlotte Laws

Donald Trump is the bull in a china shop, and I mean that in the nicest way. His competitors, delicate breakables, are lined up on the shelf, concerned that any bold move could topple them to the ground.

Why Do Some of Your Friends Get More Likes Than Others?

Simone Collins | Posted 05.04.2015 | Technology
Simone Collins

Some of us run small-scale tests and develop theories as to what can garner the most interaction. Others convince themselves to rise above it and attempt to ignore the addictive validation people bestow onto the content they share.

5 Ways Being An Adult Beats Being A Teen

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Those years between 13 and 18 certainly weren't easy, were they? It's amazing that we got through them. Some of us got through them relatively unscathed, while others are still self-conscious about the very issues that we got teased about back then

Feminism Is a Popularity Contest That I'm Losing

Erin McKelle | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Erin McKelle

No, I don't live in New York; I'm not competing for press; I'm not trying to be the most liked or endorsed. Sure, I still have moments of frustration, but I'm focused on me. And I can honestly say I've never felt more comfortable in my skin.

An Open Letter to Teens About Your Future High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have the opportunity as a teen to be kind and helpful and to make an impact on a peer's life. This will not be lost on your peers.

How To Help Your Teen Deal With Bullies

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 12.12.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Every year in each and every middle school and perhaps even in some elementary and high schools, countless girls will be traumatized by a mean girl. Whether the mean girl chooses bullying, ostracizing or leaving a former friend with a broken heart by cutting her off from friendship, victims have to recover from a sad time when their self-esteem is most vulnerable.

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

When I Stopped Caring About Being 'Popular'

Anna Koppelman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Teen
Anna Koppelman

This is normal, typical teenager behavior -- obsessing, fretting, over-analyzing every small detail. What I know now as as I'm entering high school is this: 98 percent of what we worried about in middle school never even mattered.

The Secret to Being Popular

Amanda Gore | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy -- wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks o...

How to Teach Your Child to Be Popular

Lyndsi Frandsen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Lyndsi Frandsen

Having "popular" children provides a great opportunity for them to set a positive example and to gain a network that is very socially diverse. With that comes the chance to influence others for the better. So,when that moment presents itself, is your child prepared to rise to the occasion?

10 Questions Your Daughters Should Be Asking

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your daughters may feel pretty or less than pretty, but I think that what they are really asking is whether or not they are acceptable and fit in.

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

Are You a Repetitive Buffoon or a Cunning Linguist?

Carl Pettit | Posted 10.04.2014 | Comedy
Carl Pettit

Here are nine hackneyed social observations you can test yourself against in order to determine if you're a witty social guru or merely a repetitive buffoon.

An Ode to the Roommates I Don't Have

Julie Daniels | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Julie Daniels

In the several months I've lived in New York, an important distinction has made itself known to me, and that is the difference between doing things alone and doing things on your own.

President Obama Is No Bush

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has accomplished far too much in the face of far too much adversity. To spin his plunging popularity numbers as if he's a complete failure is to horribly mangle the comparison with the president who clearly was a failure.

Corporate Reputation and Brand Are Two Very Different Things

Bob Deutsch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

Judging from how CEOs and other executives talk about how strong their brand is, one gets the impression that they equate having a strong brand with having a good reputation.

Has Life Turned Into a Popularity Contest?

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

f we adults don't re-establish a firm gauge for what is important in life, for what sustains and nourishes us, makes us feel genuinely well, and gives us a deeper sense of meaning, we will emotionally and spiritually bankrupt ourselves and future generations.

How Do I Make People Like Me?

Susan Bernstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Being liked by others starts with liking yourself first. If you want to be liked, you have to like yourself. Because no one else can instill in you a quality, such as likability. It has to come from you.

Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.

What My Students Think About Being Popular

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

10 Ways Your Awkward Teenage Years Prepared You To Kick Ass In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The word "awkward" is practically synonymous with the word "teenager" -- every adolescent undergoes a difficult physical and emotional transformation ...

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.