We tested 15 of the most public apologies of the year to see what makes for a good apology and a bad apology and what we can learn from our A-list of apologists.
Time for my annual tradition of getting gifts for my favorite -- and not so favorite -- public figures, including Larry Summers whom I'm getting a Goldman Sachs pension (after all, he's earned it). READ MORE Newsmakers Roasting on an Open Fire: Your Gift Ideas for 2009's Naughty and Nice Here are your gift suggestions, including a GPS for Barack Obama, to show him the way from Wall Street to Main Street (submitted by manx). READ MORE The Senate Health Care Bill: Leave No Special Interest Behind There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt. READ MORE
PMS became the go-to, catch-all female diagnosis for doctors and laypeople everywhere, the chemical reason behind any expression of female anger, unpredictability, and hostility.
As we enter the holiday season and follow the seemingly endless path to destruction Tiger Woods may be on, take pause and look a little harder for some of the good out there being done by our gifted athletes.
In my work with athletes, I've been able to identify the five most important psychological qualities that distinguish the Wayne Gretzkys and the Candace Parkers from the rest of us.
Not only is the book intelligent and enthralling, distinguishing it from the others, but unlike Open, A Terrible Splendor tells the story of tennis players who were engrossed in the sport but not in themselves.
It is tiring to hear enlightened men describe themselves as "supporters" of women's sports as if they are charitable donors.
At a soccer game in Australia, police were called to quell a disturbance among the fans. Nothing new in soccer. But some of the fans were wielding spears and axes.
It's been a month now since American pop culture witnessed three consecutive bursts of public anger. Serena Williams, wielding her racquet as a weapon at the U.S. Open, kick-started a week in which Kanye West stole the microphone from young, doll-faced Taylor Swift at the MTV Awards, and ended with Congressman Joe Wilson shouting down the President of the United States like a British heckler.
The Mets have shaken up their coaching staff. And in a startling upset, the entire training staff will return, but they'll change some "medical protocols." Like what, how to actually do medical training?
What is an Intentional Conversation? Stated simply: It is a structured conversation with no purpose other than the conversation itself.
We give weight to the idea of race being negative by considering it taboo. The more we avoid the topic, the discussion, the word, the more power we lend it.
It would be easy to go off on a rant about the disrespectful Congressman, the angry athlete or the scene-stealing rapper, but these people are not acting in a cultural vacuum.
Throughout the Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, there's an abundant reference to 'You-know-who,' a very scary 'Dark Side of the Force', (as it was known in the, "Star Wars" epic).
I feel a twinge of sadness that Lenny Dykstra is putting his 1986 Mets World Series ring on the auction block. Of course he's the one who plunged head-first into his financial mess, but ...
The efforts of the media to conflate "black people behaving badly" alongside "tea baggers on the march" should be soundly rejected.