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Being Nice

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. ...

6 Ways Being Nice To Others Is Actually Good For You

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

There are exactly three ways to define the word "nice," according to the dictionary. The first is the ability to "give pleasure or joy." The second...

The 3 Magic Words You Need to Know Before Traveling Overseas

Erin Ruberry | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

There are three words that every traveler should know in any foreign language when traveling overseas. They may not get you mistaken for a local, but it's amazing how far they will take you.

Be Cool and Don't Be an Asshole

Chris Grosso | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Chris Grosso

We're all assholes sometimes -- myself very much included. The thing is, though, that I -- along with many others I know -- are typically the biggest assholes towards ourselves.

Being Nice, an Endangered Virtue

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Cindi Bigelow

"What do you want your kids to be?" I asked. "Doctors? Lawyers? Investment bankers?" And I could see heads nodding in agreement around the room, at least until I threw them a curve ball and asked, "How many of you said in your minds, 'I want my kids to be NICE?'"

The Problem With Being 'Too Polite'

Katy Ma | Posted 08.15.2013 | Teen
Katy Ma

With some bravery, a little conscious effort, and even just a smidge of creativity, we can begin to reverse the damage and actually start to reconnect with others on a basic, human level. Let's put our brains into it people.

Intelligence for Your Career: Lessons From John Tesh

Maureen Anderson | Posted 07.16.2013 | Business
Maureen Anderson

The entertainer John Tesh was once quoted as saying he's really not that busy. If the host of the syndicated radio program Intelligence for Your Life didn't feel squeezed for time, I figured the rest of us could learn something.

Just What Our Angry Culture Needs: A Book on Being Nice

Mark Joseph | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Joseph

Josh Chetwynd explores being nice through chapters on gestures, songs, words, characters and offerings that spread the love and does so with wit and intelligence.

The 'Nicest Person On The Internet' Admits Why She's Nice

| Emma Straub | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming c...

The Upside And Downside Of Being Nice At Work

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There is a real paradox in our relationship with the quality of being nice. On the one hand, parents want their kids to be nice. On the other hand, there is a clear sense that being nice can sometimes be a disadvantage.

I'm Over Being a Facebook Snob

Jessica Olien | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home
Jessica Olien

Like many people, I've been irritated by the status updates of my Facebook friends. 

What a freaking idiot, I've sighed inwardly when I saw someone's sandwich update.

The Secret To Getting What You Want From Customer Service Reps

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Tired of repeatedly yelling "representative" into the phone? There is a tactic that will actually get you somewhere: kindness. Here's how to make kindness work for you.

Being Nice vs. Being a Victim

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.31.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

People who consider themselves nice moan, "Why do people use me?" And groan, "Why me?" But this isn't nice! Or satisfying.

Seven Myths About Being a Nice Person

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Many people have misconceptions of what nice behavior is or call themselves nice for the wrong reasons. I want to clear up the most common ones up so ...

Nice People Can Finish First

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 08.14.2011 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

People pleasers give themselves away and call it nice. But it's not nice if you feel used, taken for granted, and don't get your needs met.

Playing Nice Makes Life Easier

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

Little interactions matter, and cumulatively, the tenor of our exchanges with others influences the quality of our daily experience.

Cultivating your inner Jennifer Aniston

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

If someone asked you to characterize actress Jennifer Aniston, after "beautiful" and "talented," the next word that might come to mind would be "nice....

Why It Pays To Be Nice

newsweek.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Anyone who has been too scared to sell a falling stock ("But I'll lose money!") or too insulted to accept $3 from someone who intends to keep the othe...

How to Cure Airport Blues: Fly Nice!

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

The next time you find yourself waiting at an airport terminal in a waiting-at-an-airport-terminal kind of mood, give being nice a try. It's way cheaper than coffee, and the favor often makes a return trip.