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5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day, Nov. 13

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Let's face it, between increasing violence in the world to political debates that sometimes get downright nasty, we could use more pleasantries in our days, right? Enter World Kindness Day, which is Nov. 13.

Rudeness Is Contagious -- And It Might Be Messing With Your Work

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

It's my hope that people don't use this study to justify their own rudeness, pointing to the contagious nature of such behavior with a "see, that's just the way the world is" mentality.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXVI: You're Not Getting Served

Alan Black | Posted 10.09.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

You're not getting served... You're a loser. Working in a bar, an old man working in a bar. What, you couldn't get a real job? I bet you don't even...

5 Lessons I Learned While Trying to Make the World a Nicer Place

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

I became one of Them. I frowned in mere anticipation of rudeness. I cut off other drivers because, hey, they probably would have cut me off anyway. I frowned for no other reason than to frown, and acted rudely just because I could.

Let Theatre Take You to a New World -- Without Ringing, Glowing Phones

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
The University of Central Florida Forum

There's been a lot of talk about patron use of technology in theaters, the most recent story of course being Patti LuPone's snatching a phone out of a texting audience member's hands in the middle of a scene during Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Theater.

Ask and Receive: The Please Bestow It Upon Me

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Whether it's an ask to God, to the dry cleaners or your intended, speak up. With a please and thank you of course added into the request. Ask and you ...

Workplace Rudeness Isn't Just Toxic. It's Contagious.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're dealing with rude coworkers on a daily basis, chances are it's rubbing off on you and affecting your other social interactions -- not to me...

The Behavior Grownups Should Model Every Day

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

When in doubt, choose kindness. It's what we try to teach our children, right? But it shouldn't end with teaching our kids, it should be part of the behavior we grownups model every day.

What First Impressions Do You Make in the Gay Community

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Having lived for many years in one of the most populated cities in the world, I have had the opportunity to make first impressions with countless others of the years. Oftentimes, I would wonder what first impressions am I making when I meet a stranger for the first time?

F*ck You Very Much: Observations on the Rise of Rudeness

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 06.11.2015 | Women
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

Call me strange, but there's something to be said for self-expression that involves tact and respect. We can express ourselves by raising hope instead of our middle fingers. People need not resort to jumping on the "F*cktard" bandwagon to make a point, provide information or convey a sense of humor.

Rudeness Alert: 16 Things That Show Disrespect and Damage Relationships

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Is my sensor out of whack, or are people becoming less civil toward each other? It's irritating enough when you receive the rude treatment as a customer.

This One Thing Can Enhance Your Office Productivity

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

We hope your workplace is only filled with positivity and support, but unfortunately that's not the case for most; a 2013 study by the Harvard Busines...

Preemptive Rudeness Will Not Be Tolerated

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Lee Gaitan

If unassertiveness training ever catches on, I will be hailed as the exalted grand poobah of the movement. I pride myself on my complete inability to be forceful, firm or aggressive.

I Gave, You Received, Now Thank Me, Darn It!

Lee Gaitan | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Gaitan

If my recent experiences with gift recipients are any indication, however, I needn't lose sleep worrying that I will be swept away by a giant wave of gratitude any time soon.

How Not to Ask for a Recommendation Letter

Adam Grant | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Here are some of the most ineffective requests that I've seen as a manager and a professor, along with a running commentary on what a cynical recommender might read between the lines. My hope is that we'll all get a little bit more thoughtful about who, how, and when we ask.

Speaking Up Is Hard To Do

Dani Alpert | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

The way I saw it, I had several options: I could kick her in the teeth while I hurled epithets; I could take the Zen approach and let her be, because Karma is a she-bitch; or I could choose what's behind door number three.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

How Rude Are You? 4 Ways To Shape Up

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Is there a rudeness epidemic in America? What you can do about it.

How Everyone's Bad Behavior Is Turning Me Into One Angry Woman

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

I know I'm being grumpy, but there are just certain things that grind my nerves down to the root. I have to wonder about a society that has no problem with people screaming the F-word in front of young children. Or with teenagers sitting on a subway while 80-somethings and pregnant women stand. Or with people calling others 'morons' -- both online and off -- just because they don't share the same opinion.

Give Someone a Break

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

If I'm going to buy into the "people are in pain; give them a break" mindset, and encourage others to do so, I have to apply it to myself and recognize that there are good reasons from my own life why I've been unable to be my ideal self in many situations.


Carole Ganim | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Carole Ganim

A spout is a passageway for water or other liquids. It can be a thoroughfare, a stream, a conduit, a way to sp-out content. I like a spout.

How Social Media Has Backfired To Make Us All More Impolite

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

A little boy is turning five this June and wants a big, fun birthday party. So his mother sends out Evites to his entire preschool class plus a few friends. Guess how many folks had opened the Evite after a week? I am talking opened, not replied. Shockingly, only three even bothered to look and only one of those bothered to reply.

If You Do This, Your Emails Might Be Rude

Adam Grant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Technology
Adam Grant

When we walk up to introduce ourselves to strangers, we intuitively follow basic cultural rules of politeness. On email, though, it's the Wild West.

Why This Bullied Grandma Wishes She Had Fought Back

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Catharine Hamm would like to personally apologize to the newlyweds whose wedding video includes the voice of some guy having a meltdown over his phone charger. No, it wasn't Hamm's fault; she didn't even know the guy.

The 12 Rudest Things You're Doing On A Daily Basis

Brie Dyas | Posted 06.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

Every decade thinks that the "current" state of manners is worse than it was in decades previous. Because of this, I'm unwilling to say that we're def...