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Do Parents Know What's on Their Teenager's Mind?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

There's a lot of drama in a teenager's life that can build or lower self-esteem on a dime. These teens are vulnerable as they struggle to find their sense of belonging. If they act in unexpected ways or seem difficult to be around, it's essential for us as parents to recognize what may be churning in their minds.

The Crucial Factor in Making Real Change in Your Life

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

In addition to creating an agreement with our partner, collaboration with others can give us new ideas of regarding specific practices that may support the changes we wish to bring about. This kind of support can help us to trust that real change is an actual possibility.

Where Are the Good Old Days of Connection?

David Wygant | Posted 06.18.2015 | Los Angeles
David Wygant

You know you're getting old when you yearn for the good old days. When I was in Miami recently, I was standing in my hotel. I stayed at this beautiful hotel called the Shelborn on Collins Avenue. It has a great beach, a great lobby, and a great vibe to it.

Here's Why You Can't Remember Anyone's Name

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Meeting someone new and remembering their name is no easy feat for the brain. As a new AsapSCIENCE video explains, remembering people's jobs and f...

How to Survive a Boring Dinner Partner

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Imagine yourself at a dinner "stuck" next to someone who is rambling on about something you have no interest in. "How can this person be so boring?" y...

3 Habits Killing Your Productivity

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

In our attempt to be better at our jobs, to be more accessible and more open to new opportunities which could be your next big break, you may actually be engaging in habits that are hindering you.

An Open Letter To Introverts

Melissa Deuter, MD | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Deuter, MD

I think it's wonderful that the growing discussion about introversion and extroversion helps expand our understanding of one another. And I will try to do better. We all will.

The More Friends At The Bar, The More You'll Drink

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've succumbed to sticking around at the bar for "just one more," you're not alone. A new study published in the journal Addiction reveals tha...

Is Social Media Sucking the Life Out of You?

Janice Billman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Technology
Janice Billman

Unless you personally know someone, there's no real connection other than "like"ing the same movie, music or whatever. I don't know about you and maybe it's my age but it sure seems to be sucking the life out of a lot of people.

Students Should Seek Balance of Solitude and Socialization

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Gretchen Kuhsel

The key to achieving this solitude is to erase the stigma of being alone. I've learned to embrace the fact that just because I'm not surrounded by other people doesn't mean that I am necessarily lonely.

Irrelevant Things I Learned From White People That Increased My Social Capital

Deborah Plummer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Deborah Plummer

I have learned a lot of really important things from my white friends. But I have also learned a lot of irrelevant things from my white friends. And although the learning appears to be irrelevant, this insider knowledge has come in quite handy, particularly in social situations.

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.

Think You're An Introvert? You're Probably Wrong

Scientific American | Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

Quick Quiz: Which of the following are signs of introversion? Highly sensitive Deep Thinker Reflective Introspective Intelligent Negative emot...

People Need People

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

We find the time and money to improve our lives in other ways, so maybe it's time to add in a prescription for people.

7 Tips to Help You Get Your Flirt On

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

The key to being a good flirt is to do so unapologetically, effortlessly, and in the most authentic way possible. There's no one way to flirt; in fact, the best ways incorporate your own personal quirks with some tried and true sex appeal to really get the ball rolling.

Jason Linkins

Sorry Guys, Congressional Polarization Can't Be Fixed By Lawmakers Hanging Out More | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Over at the Columbia Journalism Review, political science shaolin warrior Brendan Nyhan takes up a matter that various pundits tend to obsess over: Wo...

Social Media and the Unmasking of Psychiatric and Neurological Illness

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Alissa Fleck

A good friend of mine from college, we'll call her "L" is living a nightmare. Her 56-year-old mother was recently diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).

Bianca Bosker

Here's Proof You're Substituting Facebook For Real-Life Time With Humans | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Technology

According to RescueTime, a tool I use to monitor my activity online, I spent two hours on Twitter, 74 minutes on Facebook and 42 minutes searching Goo...

8 Ways to Generate New Clients From Networking Events

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Dorie Clark

The secret to getting new clients from networking events? Use "networking" to build real relationships -- and your new friends and colleagues will want to do business with you and send business your way.

Secrets to Continuously Improving Your Business

Dorie Clark | Posted 04.20.2015 | Small Business
Dorie Clark

To succeed over the long term, your company needs to keep asking how it can better serve your customers. Reinvention and innovation are never optional.

Why It's Important To Socialize Even After A Major Loss

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Welcome to Week Six of Bereavement Boot Camp. Have you noticed any changes in your Healing Journey at this point? I hope so, because I am now about to push you out of your house. Did I just give you a big headache?

International Friendship Day: Why It's Important to Organize Your Friends

Lisa Haisha | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Decide who you want to be in the world and what kind of friend you want to be. Then choose your A-list friends accordingly.

5 Ways To Make Your Relationships Stronger Than Ever

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Spring and summer are the quintessence of backyard barbecues, outdoor festivities, and beach bum days, which means a lot more mingling and mixing is done during these months. But increased exposure to others can also easily increase tensions.

How to Marry a Mensch: 10 Dating Tips for Singles

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Robin Gorman Newman

When I was single, the last thing I expected was to one day be offering advice on the subject of How to Marry a Mensch, the title of my latest book. B...

Introverts Are People, Too!

Erika L. Sánchez | Posted 04.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Erika L. Sánchez

Introverts aren't necessarily sad and lonely. We're not all pining for someone to talk to. In fact, I wish I had to speak less. I genuinely enjoy being alone and become overwhelmed when my solitude is challenged.