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Awash in a Sea of Profanity

Shayne Looper | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home
Shayne Looper

I once asked a retired public school teacher friend what was the biggest change during his thirty years of teaching, from the sixties to the nineties....

The Kindness Couture: What It Is And Why We Need It Now

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

It's time to make kindness--towards others and to ourselves--the norm. It's time to turn away from greedy tendencies, negative gossip, instigating, fighting, and all other disturbing behaviors. Time to focus more on giving and receiving more joy and kindness. The Kindness Couture movement strives to keep this in mind.

The Phone Call That Taught Me The Importance Of Kindness

Nancy Roman | Posted 10.23.2016 | Home
Nancy Roman

I was rude on the phone. I heard from my doctor's office that Medicare had my coverage screwed up. This was the first time I have used my card since turning 65. And my claim was denied. So I got on the phone with Medicare. That alone brings my blood pressure up.

FWIW: 5 Reasons To Break Up With Your Phone

Laura A Boggs | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home
Laura A Boggs

My 6S and I, we're having a moment--a DTR (Define the Relationship), if you will. I used to experience a tiny surge of bliss every time I touched my ...

New Wedding App Helps Couples Achieve a New Level of Rudeness

Sandy Malone | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Sandy Malone

It's irritating as hell when somebody RSVPs "YES" to your wedding invitation, and then fails to attend when your big day arrives. It's doubly irritati...

Bossy Kids? 8 Ways to Flip the Order of Command for Everyone's Sake

Tamar Chansky | Posted 03.16.2016 | Home
Tamar Chansky

We have all had that aha moment when we find ourselves searching in the closet for an elusive shin guard while our child stands there tapping their feet impatiently, like an imperious supervisor, disappointed in our performance. Aren't we the ones who are supposed to be in charge?

How to Navigate Around the Portlandish Restaurant Scene if You Just Want a Dash of Nice in Your Dish

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 03.09.2016 | Home
Kay Tacke Morse

The Indifference plague is spreading like bike lanes in our town, sprawling even out to the little charming friendly burrows. When did it become cool or even ok to lack basic manners?

Where is The American Gentlemen?

René Zografos | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
René Zografos

To hold a door open for someone, help another person or saying kind and nice words is quite unusual these days, especially in the dating world of Tinder and other dating apps, where to be an idiot seems to be a better idea than being a polite gentleman.

5 Ideas to Celebrate World Kindness Day, Nov. 13

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
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 10.26.2016 | Home
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 h...

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

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
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 08.12.2016 | Home
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 07.28.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 men...

The Behavior Grownups Should Model Every Day

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
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 06.10.2016 | Home
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 06.11.2016 | Home
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 06.08.2016 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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...