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Why, Oh Why, Can't Everyone Just Play Nicely in the Sandbox??

Nancy Lang | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Nancy Lang

This week has challenged my faith in the decency of humanity from a personal to an international level. Relating to each other with common courtesy an...

People With Alzheimer's May Still Be 'There'

Marie Marley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

People with Alzheimer's -- especially those in the later stages of the disease -- may stop talking or making other clear attempts to communicate. Too often we assume they don't know what's going on around them. We think they don't understand what people are saying to them or about them.

6 Things Blogging Can Do for You

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Brandon Suyeoka

Everyone has their own personal motivation to blog. Whether it's to log their list of eateries and food they've devoured, record their opinions on world events or even for therapeutic reasons. Whatever the reason, blogging can bring about good things to those who practice it.

Why Won't They Do What I Want? 3 Surprising Mistakes You Are Making

Helene Lerner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

Are you wondering why your "big idea" isn't taken seriously at work, why friends pass on a great suggestion, why your significant other doesn't understand that you mean business?

'Mobile Storage' Trucks Prove School Cell Phone Bans Really Aren't Doing Much

David Krevitt | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Much like reading books, paying attention in class is a critical piece of academic success and an area ripe for student incentives. Why not reward students for their attention, with the smartphone as a measurement tool?

Listen Up, Dad: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

Your dad may feel that you are "in on the joke," and indeed this may have been par for the course in the past. However, it's now your job to make it abundantly clear times have changed and you will no longer tolerate being publicly humiliated. You have a responsibility to advocate for yourself.

Why Everyone Loves Summer Camp

David Krevitt | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Campers left relaxed and more aware of their time-consuming relationship with technology. Activities like yoga, stargazing and pillow fights sound like a good time -- though I imagine some liquor wouldn't have hurt.

Move Over Fantasy Dad: This Father's Day I Celebrate My Real Dad

Terry K Carr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Terry K Carr

Many of us from divorce carry around a version of our Dad that doesn't always square with the flesh and blood one.

Mudras For Your Health

Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn A. Anderson, Ph.D.

The meaning behind the mudras is the symbolic energy we regenerate back into our body-mind. It is a non-verbal communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. They are like powerful affirmations, but so much more.

Finding Digital Intimacy

David Krevitt | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

I've found that checking out, taking time away from my phone rather than burying myself in it, has given me a new ability to focus on one thing at a time.

Are You Guilty Of This?

David Krevitt | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
David Krevitt

Being "always on" is then seen as a badge of honor, locking employees in competition to send emails at the oddest possible hour of the night. Who hasn't received an inconsequential email at 3 in the morning? What ever happened to sleep, and to the great unicorn of work-life balance?

Receive Faces

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Our faces are exquisitely capable of a vast range of expressions, such as showing fear to send signals of alarm, interest to draw others toward an opportunity, or fondness and kindness to increase closeness and the sense of "us."

Speak Truly

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

If you say what's true for you, and say it clearly and kindly, you get one kind of result. But if you use a sharp tongue, speak falsely, exaggerate, or leave out the parts that are most important to you, you get different results.

What to Do When Someone Pushes Your Buttons

Christine Hassler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Are you willing to choose personal responsibility over taking things personally? I certainly hope so! Here is a 10-step process you can use when your buttons get pushed.

Understanding Others: Part IV

Amanda Gore | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Perception is reality to the average human. That is deeper than it sounds. It means that every single person has their own version of "reality" or what they would call the "truth" based on their perceptions.

Understanding Others: Part III

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Consciously listen with a spirit of seeking to understand and notice the changes in the effectiveness of your communication.

Understanding Others: Part II

Amanda Gore | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

We can't possibly know what is going on inside someone else's head and thoughts -- even though we know someone really well. It's always better to check. And the best way to check is by asking questions.

The Remarkable Discovery I Made In An Old Trunk Of Letters

Karen Dukess | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dukess

I have an old trunk full of letters written to me when I was at camp and at college and living abroad. I have letters written on onion-skin paper and on pages ripped from college notebooks. I have love letters from old boyfriends and letters from friends I never thought I'd lose touch with.

Less Talk, More Action

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I think there is a time and place in a casual setting with people you love and trust to over-discuss and to over-share, and there is a time to listen, to absorb and to be strategic with your responses.

11 Signs You Need To Change Course

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

It is possible to change how you communicate with others. You may have habitual ways of interacting, but like driving or playing the piano, communicating is a skill that can be practiced and learned.

It's All About You!

Jerry Weissman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business
Jerry Weissman

Consider the snapshot as boilerplate that is best left to the handout materials. If you still feel the need to include information about your company within the presentation, shift it to later in the deck, after you have shown them how well you understand them.

How Letting Go Of Your Fears Can Help Form Genuine Connections

Ira Israel | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

I hope that all of us can be brave enough in the future to release our fears and set examples of peace, love, understanding, and authentic eyeball-to-eyeball communications and connections that others will want to emulate.

8 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman

Thought Catalog | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

We're not picky, and we're not hard to get along with, no matter what your men's magazine research told you. Professors at the Institute Of Turn Off T...

How ADHD Could Be Affecting Your Marriage

Melissa Orlov | Posted 01.16.2012 | Weddings
Melissa Orlov

Yes, your spouse does love you, but because he or she is too distracted to pay attention to you, it sure doesn't feel like love, and that's a very real problem. If you don't fix it, there's no way you can have a healthy relationship.

Why So Many People Are Bad Communicators

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We tend to think of great communicators as great talkers. But as the bores and braggarts reveal, it's not the quantity of words that makes you a skilled communicator; it's the quality.