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9 Ways To Keep Your Teen Safe From Muggers

Sarah Maizes | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

As parents, all we want is a safe haven for our family and we try to find it. But whether it's in a quiet suburb or a big city, all of these places have one thing in common: They're in America. And Americans have guns.

The Complicated Social Life of a Young Widow

Amy Morin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

Well-meaning people would say things like, "Well, you don't look like a widow." Even friends that I saw on a regular basis, would say things like, "Oh, I expected you to look different." It was as if people thought widowhood would transform me into an old hag.

'Me:' Brand Building in a New Marketing Paradigm

Diane Primo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Diane Primo

If you want to build your brand or create long-term brand value with Millennials and Generation Z, then understand the brand they truly value -- themselves.

Weighing In On Your Daughters And Scales

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Take a look at your own relationship with the scale. What are you modeling for your kids? Are you on the scale frequently and making constant references to your weight?

Marriott Gets Bullish on Content Marketing and New Talent Is Grabbing the Horns, Part II

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Gordy Grundy

In Los Angeles, artist Malakai was bopping through Facebook. His parents know him as Daniel Cabrera but the street knows him as Malakai. He saw a post that David Beebe had taken a position as Vice President of Creative and Content Marketing for Marriott International. Cool. Malakai knows that guy.

Marriott Gets Bullish on Content Marketing and New Talent Is Grabbing the Horns, Part I

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Gordy Grundy

Content Marketing demands great skill and subtlety. I am grateful when Pillsbury offers me a new recipe, but helpful tips on cleaning the bowl are too much. Like a progressive parent hovering over their only child, Content Marketing is a delicate balance of good advice and harassment.

Yes, There Is A Right Way To Use Technology

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Social media does have the power to make us miserable and stressed out -- or to help us feel love and connection, joy and gratitude, inspiration and curiosity.

A Broke Person's Guide To Fun

Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel

The age-old question “What do you want to do?” has plagued humanity since the dawn of civilized social interactions. When a small budget is involv...

"Me": The Most Valuable Brand

Diane Primo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Diane Primo

Younger generations are busily and, in many cases strategically, building their own brand. And if CMOs, CEOs or anyone with something to market can GET that their No. 1 Brand is themselves, and mine that accordingly, then these self-branding youth will help businesses build their brands.

What Happened To My Fun Husband?

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings
Leslie Rasmussen

When you get married, hopefully you know a lot about your husband. How many kids he wants, his views on spending money, how he can open another Gatorade, forgetting that he's left four other half empty bottles in every room of the house. But you might not have thought about how you and your husband would differ socially and what that might mean to your marriage.

5 Tips to Be a Social Badass

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won't help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment.

5 Social Blunders People Make At Bars

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 08.10.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

If you go out to the bars even just once a month, you'll benefit from this post. That's because I'm about to break down five common social blunders that people make at bars (and other places too). These blunders make you look boring, unapproachable, or just plain lame.

Tips on Living With a Lot of Roommates

Uloop | Posted 07.06.2014 | College
Uloop

Having more than one roommate/housemate can be an even tougher challenge, but here are some tips that will hopefully help you make the most out of your situation.

Cancer Has Made Me Socially Awkward

Jennifer Campisano | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Campisano

When I do meet new people here, and this is a direct consequence of cancer: I never know when or how it's appropriate to share my health history with others. I feel awkward and insecure, which is not typical for me.

The One Simple Act That Will Bring Joy To Your Life

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

I'm older than Scotch tape. And it was invented in 1930. I've lived through the Great Depression and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. At 90 and ¾, I only date women who like antiques.

'Cool Hand Luke' Quote was Right: Failure to Communicate is Spreading

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology
The University of Central Florida Forum

The spoken word is a beautiful gift to mankind. But it appears we are intent on treating it like an oversized sweater given by some distant aunt at the holiday season; we put it in a drawer and forget about it.

Make Yourself Useful: Create Marketing People Actually Want

Spencer Critchley | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Spencer Critchley

Jay Baer, of Convince and Convert, has a must-read new book called Youtility, in which he argues that because there's just so much, people are losing patience with all forms of promotion, offline and on.

Live Event Marketing - Content Strategy's New Star... and the Most Underutilized Content Marketing Tool!

Diane Primo | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Diane Primo

Customers remember experiences--from what they saw or heard to whom they met--far longer than they'll recall what they read in social media, a blog, an eNewsletter or a case study.

The Value of Being Alone Together

Simone Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology
Simone Collins

The internet and a litany of mobile apps have also made it far easier for shy and introverted people to make new friends. For the first 24 years of my life, I didn't date and made few new acquaintances.

Thought Followship Marketing Results in Thought Leadership

Diane Primo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business
Diane Primo

In this new era of marketing, the technology infrastructure of social media and the ability it gives us to search anything--instantly--online, has made it easier for thought-followers to find what they need when they need it.

Are You Sure You Want to Do That?

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Deep down, you know what you do or don't enjoy -- whether or not you're ready to admit that to others and yourself.

My Imaginary Cape Friends

Alison Rosen | Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I still hold out hope that one day I'll wake up a completely different person -- one who prefers Capri pants to sweats and who summers at a beachfront cottage on some sort of cape with several other witty and charming couples.

Chronic Pain and Your Social Life: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Clients with whom I've worked suffering from chronic pain symptoms often articulate to me that the most frustrating aspect of living with chronic pain is the unpredictability of the symptoms themselves.

You're Not Alone: Needing and Making New Friends As an Adult

Andrea Bonior | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Andrea Bonior

Whether it's because you've undergone a life transition that made you grow apart from old friends -- a relocation, a job change, a divorce, a marriage, becoming a parent -- or whether you've just recognized that many of your friendships have gradually faded (or worse, become toxic), you're never alone if you're looking to make new friendships.

Facebook Tips for the Over-50 Set

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.03.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

I'm going to take you through the basics of Facebook or, if you're a pro, review the finer points. You may still decide to give it a pass, but at least you'll be able to make an informed decision. If you're that Facebook pro, this refresher course can still help you maintain your social media edge.