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Word Choice

Reduce Stigma: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

All of us have witnessed a 'new' word be put into effect, only for it to take on the same shameful stigmatizing definition as its predecessor. I challenge you today to bring awareness to your word choice.

Listening Habits: What Drives You Crazy?

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Here are the top 30 things that make me crazy when I'm trying to talk to people. I'll bet most of them drive you crazy, too.

Go Ahead -- Make Someone's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.

Choose Your Words Wisely

Naomi Menezes | Posted 12.31.2012 | Teen
Naomi Menezes

Poor word choice is not an isolated incident, but a frequent one. Walking down the halls of a high school, anyone can hear a student yell, "You're retarded!" or "That test just totally raped me."

The Making of a Novel: A Simple Solution for Overusing Certain Words

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

The other day, in an LA Times Op-Ed piece entitled Amazing No More, writer/reporter Michael Krikorian argued that the word "amazing" has become so ove...