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Pretending to Enjoy Small Talk

Alex Madda | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy
Alex Madda

In regular people language, small talk is any type of conversation that takes the place of telling someone what you're actually thinking. Right? Right?!

We're Here, We Blurt, Get Used to It

Robin Hoffman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

I am Michael Phelps, so graceful and powerful in the water, but like an overgrown, slobbering toddler learning to walk once I hit dry land. Dropping, ...

Surviving a High School Reunion

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Lita Smith-Mines

I thought I'd share a few coping mechanisms that worked for me, transforming a fright night into a pleasant party (if you're a social butterfly or an accomplished salesperson, these suggestions probably seem like second nature to you).

Facebook: The Nemesis of the High School Reunion?

Michelle O'Berg Figueroa | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Michelle O'Berg Figueroa

Are high school reunions pointless?

VIDEO: How to Repay Student Loans Once and for All

Lauren Bowling | Posted 10.10.2014 | Money
Lauren Bowling

With the average adult nearly $27,000 in debt due to student loans and the rising costs of higher education, the debt crisis has become the newest scapegoat for the lagging real estate market and slow economic growth.

'My Son Answered My Personals Ad'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

From the uncertainty of a blind date to parentally-interrupted displays of intimacy, prime opportunities for awkward or uncomfortable experiences stil...

This App Sort Of Blurs Your Face So You Can Share Your Deepest Secrets

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

If you have a secret and you want to confess it to the world semi-anonymously, try Awkward, a new app for creating, sharing and watching video confess...

The Most Awkward Photos Of World Leaders Watching The World Cup

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.27.2014 | World

The 2014 FIFA World Cup has so far produced some striking photos of festive fans from around the world, but none of them quite compare to the supremel...

You Are Never Too Old for Prom

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 08.09.2014 | Style
Nicholas Ferroni

In a previous blog, I shared a story about Brittany Mason, a model and former Miss Indiana, who was so bullied and terrorized as a teen, that she ne...

Peter Dinklage's Mullet Would Have Beaten The Mountain

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

A yearbook photo of Peter Dinklage sporting a mullet has been making its way around the Internet, and it is glorious. It's times like these that p...

This '80s Conan Video Is Pricelessly Awkward

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy

With all the big hair, neon and acid-washed jeans, few would question that the '80s were an awkward time, but after this vintage training video featur...

The Unfriend-ly Memorial Day Cookout

Holly R. Cashman | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Holly R. Cashman

For a few days now, I have been worrying an upcoming social event where I know I'll see the person my wife and I unfriended on Facebook. I am not a fa...

These 'SNL' Alums Couldn't Keep it Together

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.19.2014 | Comedy

"SNL" just had the weirdest/most hilarious cast reunion ever. The "SNL" season finale brought back former cast members Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen, ...

Giving and Accepting Criticism

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Giving criticism of any kind is difficult, though it is often the job of managers and business executives to do so. If we want to be helpful when correcting the mistakes of others, we must always be mindful of the way we do it. Of course, accepting criticism can be even harder to do.

Greer Grammer Is 'Awkward.' | Posted 06.11.2014 | Entertainment

Ask any high school or college-aged girl if they watch Awkward., a show that is part of MTV's move toward scripted programming, and you'll probably get an "OMG, Totes!"

April Sperry

'Awkward' Actress Gives The Scoop On Season 4, Makes Us Miss High School | April Sperry | Posted 04.06.2014 | TV

MTV's "Awkward" is full of cool kids, but no one is Bomb-Dot-Com quite like Tamara Kaplan. Jenna's BFF is quirky and over-the-top, and we love it. ...

April Sperry

Jenna Hamilton's 'Awkward' Mom Is More Than Just A Popular Girl | April Sperry | Posted 04.05.2014 | TV

Anyone who watches "Awkward" knows that Jenna's mother is a little ... out of the ordinary. She's young, hip and anything but strict. As a plastic sur...

MTV's 'Awkward' Gets 5 Things Totally, Completely Wrong About High School

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 03.19.2014 | TV

Prom dress woes? Check. Insane rumors? Check. Boy troubles? Check plus. All too often, MTV's "Awkward" feels like an ultra-real documentary of one'...

Season 4 Of 'Awkward' Will Be Just That, According To This Trailer

Posted 03.12.2014 | TV

High school is hard, and no one knows that better than Jenna Hamilton. MTV's hit show "Awkward" is gearing up for its fourth season, and if the tra...

10 Ways Your Awkward Teenage Years Prepared You To Kick Ass In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The word "awkward" is practically synonymous with the word "teenager" -- every adolescent undergoes a difficult physical and emotional transformation ...

5 Awkward Situations Only People in Wheelchairs Face

Alyssa Silva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Here are five awkward situations only people in wheelchairs face based on my past experiences. You ready?

WATCH: Students Awkwardly Posing For Photos... That Are Really Video

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.07.2013 | College

We've all been here before: you're waiting for a photo to be taken and for some reason it's taking a lot longer than it should. Usually it turns out t...

Teaching Puberty Earlier

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Donisha Dansby Today in America, puberty is beginning earlier than a generation ago. Researchers are debating the possible links to environmental ...

'Awkward' Aftermath: Can Jenna And Matty's Relationship Survive Her Cheating?

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.30.2013 | TV

It was the aftermath of the kiss seen 'round the surprise party on "Awkward." While Jenna's friends were trying to recreate just what happened after t...

Laura Prudom

Things Get Even More 'Awkward' After Jenna And Collin's Kiss | Laura Prudom | Posted 10.22.2013 | TV

When "Awkward" returns with its final 10 episodes of Season 3 (Tues., Oct. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV), life is going to get even more difficult for J...