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Confessions of an #Addict

Daniel Hill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Daniel Hill

I guess the great irony about these amazing tools is that they help us stay connected to everything but the moment. My name is Daniel, I am an addict.

Put Some Tongue In It // Lingua Franca

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

We all know and bemoan "touristy" when we see it. It smacks of cynicism and inauthenticity to have another culture presented to you through a preconceived lens. Picking up a new language - or an introduction to one - shows you hunger for something more than something prefabricated.

4 Signs You're Being Perceived as Insecure

Tamara Star | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When we're authentic, the world responds. Relationships are easier, business deals are smoother, and people trust us. Authenticity projects confidence and strength -- both of which are signs we're standing in our power.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

What's Up With Your Face

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

This is about how we, ourselves, deal with challenges. Our face is a clear reflection about our attitude, a direct indicator as to when we're psyching ourselves out -- getting ready for a fight that might not even be real.

A Suggestion for Our Politicians: Try Meeting in the Field

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

While it may be a bitter pill to swallow, at some level the same polarization that has immobilized our leaders in Washington must exist within us, because it is we who put them there and keep them there.

2 Easy Exercises For Better Relationships

Stephanie Michele | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Michele

What do successful people have? Relationships that support their success. How did they get those relationships? They exercised effective communication. Here are two communication exercises that can significantly improve the quality of your relationships.

How to Figure Out Your Unmet Needs

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

In addition to all these more deep-rooted belief systems we've made up in our heads, I'm finding that one of the biggest obstacles to us asking for what we need is that we often don't even know what we need.

Why Have We Stopped Listening?

Lolly Daskal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Maybe because the idea of listening is so central to our human existence, so basic, that we don't ever feel we need to work on it. But it's like any other skill. It takes practice, focus and commitment.

'That Is So #Gay'

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Michele

I can't quite shake the magnitude of what happened between these two boys. I have empathy for both of them because I realize that extreme actions are byproducts of extreme longing.

Parents, Don't Sit on the Cyber-Sidelines

Shari Kessel Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shari Kessel Schneider

How do we protect our child when they are among the one in five youth who has been victimized? What if our child is one of hundreds of involuntary bystanders to a cyberbullying situation? What if our child is among the one in 10 teens who admits to harming others online or one the countless others who does so without realizing it?

Customizing Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.

8 Things You Can Never Say Often Enough To A Woman

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty

One of my favorite all-time movies (and plays) was Cyrano de Bergerac, the story of a romantic poet who, embarrassed by his large nose, romances his t...

Divorce Confidential: 5 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

3. Your attorney makes unilateral decisions without your input or approval: While your attorney is knowledgeable about the legalities of your case, your input and approval is necessary because the decisions will affect your life.

WATCH: This Elephant Family Reunion Might Be Better Than Your Family Reunion

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2013 | Good News

At Addo Elephant Park in South Africa, a lucky viewer captured the magical moment when baby and mother reunited with father and older sibling. Joan Yo...

Wow. Ouch. Thanks: How to Hear Feedback Without Fighting It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In three crisp and direct sentences, my tween daughter gave me a piece of critical feedback (yes, meant both ways) about my behavior towards her, and a subtle warning about the potential impact of my behavior on my business. It was short but not sweet.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

A Husband Reveals The Real Secret To A Happy Marriage

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 12.10.2013 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

Living in Seattle can be weather challenging at times, so being the good planner that I am I booked a trip for my wife, some friends and me for a week in sunny Europe. A week before the trip my wife asked me if I really wanted to go and went on to ask if I would consider canceling.

How to Be a Connector and Make Valuable Introductions

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 12.09.2013 | Business
Michael B. Fishbein

Making introductions is a great way to be helpful to your contacts. Being helpful and leading with value is a highly effective way to build a network. There are many ways to be helpful, but making introductions is often one of the best.

Catherine Chen, Ph.D.: 3 Amazing Alternatives to Beating Yourself up Over Failure

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

By confronting and digesting your feelings about failure, reframing your thoughts and getting the support you need to begin again, you can find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Marital Walkout - How to End the U.S. Government Shutdown

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Michele

I don't care to predict when the shutdown will end or how; however, I do have an idea I would like to see get implemented to help end it.

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

As the world becomes more and more connected, isn't it astonishing that many of us manage to stay current with the status updates of our 500-plus Facebook friends? Yet when was the last time you checked your body's status update? It's probably time to friend yourself.

Enter the Word! Social Media and the Story of Noah

Ari Hart | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Ari Hart

Noah is famously instructed to build a teiva. Teiva has several meanings; in addition to the common translation, "ark," teiva also means "word." Given this translation, the story of Noah is about God instructing Noah how to build speech, words.

Have A Love Affair With Your Self

Donna Henes | Posted 12.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Donna Henes

It is our job to know what we want and what we like, and it is completely up to us to articulate our needs in such a way as to give them every chance of being met.

What's the Line Between Authenticity And TMI?

Dorie Clark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Dorie Clark

It's so critical for all of us to determine our own preferred protocols. If you focus on sharing information that's important to you, helpful to others, relevant to the discussion and with the right people, you'll be ahead of the information curve.