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Communication

6 Ways To Fight Without Ruining Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most of all, don't lose sight of why you're bothering to fight in the first place. If it's worth the energy to make a change in your relationship or voice your opinion, it means you're invested in finding a resolution to the issue.

Lincoln's Way With Words

Tom Butta | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Tom Butta

Have you seen Lincoln, Steven Spielberg's epic movie staring Daniel Day-Lewis? Run -- don't walk -- to your nearest theater. I was particularly pulled in by the way Abraham Lincoln led during such a critical moment in American history.

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.

In Defense of Jargon

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Colleen Glenney Boggs

Why does jargon have such power? How does it draw our attention to itself and away from the things it is describing? Why, that is, does jargon itself seem to bring about "epistemic closure"?

The Power of Moderate Voices

Dina Moroz | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Dina Moroz

It takes a lot for someone to take a step back, assess what they know and admit that they aren't in a position to make an informed opinion on an issue. Unfortunately, people do not take the time to do this.

Making Ideas Stick

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

It is vital that our ideas move people: a simple idea makes people set priorities; an unexpected idea attracts their attention; a concrete idea is easier to understand; a truthful idea makes people believe; an emotional idea makes people desire; and a good story invites the audience to act.

So Close

Wendy Strgar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

Our universal longing to feel heard and the profound sense of relief we experience when we feel "felt" by someone speaks to this deep connection of love that transcends the immediate efforts of communication and transforms the intimate exchange into a timeless moment.

The TALK Model of Parenting High-Tech Children, Teens and Young Adults

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

In a typical family system there should be a hierarchy of knowledge and power with the parents at the top and the children at the bottom. When it comes to technology, however, often that hierarchy gets turned upside down

Extreme Productivity Is Extremely Useful: Book Review of author Robert Pozen

James Grundvig | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
James Grundvig

What is a professional who gets phished, wastes time, and loses his edge on being efficient supposed to do? Read business productivity expert Robert Pozen's book Extreme Productivity.

Struggling to Talk to Your Teenager? The Greatest Lesson I Ever Learned.

Andy Braner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

It's our job, our duty and our incredible responsibility to teach, to train and to mentor our teens so they can go on to have long-term healthy relationships.

Expectations Letting You Down? Try This

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The good news is that to the extent that you can change your expectation, you can inoculate yourself against anger. And it's important to do this, because your anger only hurts you!

5 Ways To Overcome Feelings Of Neediness

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

When all is said and done, the key to overcoming neediness is to respect your needs for connection instead of fearing them. When you do, the chaos of neediness gives way to the clarity of intimacy. And everyone's happier for it.

Running a Business? It's Time to Get Personal

Sanjay J. Patel | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Sanjay J. Patel

Strong relationships in business are imperative, and they are made stronger through regular, face-to-face interaction. When face-to-face isn't possible, business professionals need to look for other ways to make themselves visible.

It's Hard to Shut Up!

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty
Betsy Brown Braun

I finally figured it out. I have found the magic key for getting along with your adult children.

Culturally Revived: 21st Century Media Is Connecting Us All

Ernest Owens | Posted 01.12.2013 | College
Ernest Owens

Yes, I tweet obsessively, I blog passionately, I Skype hilariously, I Facebook impulsively, I Instagram vainly, I text rapidly, and I sometimes do all of these things simultaneously. Yes, the medium is the message, but in 2012 it is MY message.

The Election's Real Mandate: Renewing Our Cultural Conversation

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Hamady

Regardless of who you voted for, we can all agree that civility and respect have been diminishing -- and often absent -- in recent elections, political conversations, and public discourse.

5 Tips To Strengthen Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

You're communicating well when your partner actually hears the message you mean for him or her to hear. This doesn't always happen, which can be a source of frustration for both of you.

Word to Your Mom (or Dad)

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Delays and disorders of expressive language lead to aggression, fear, isolation and significant frustration. Out of these myriad emotions, a new form of communication emerges, something that is often reminiscent of an ultimate charades fail moment.

Harness the Power of the Communication Age

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.30.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

The Communication Age is here, and it's time we harness it. Why? Because informing is a one-way conversation between you and your employees, customers, or other stakeholders.

Scientists, Risk-aversion, Earthquakes and Transparency

Michael Drew | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Michael Drew

Italy has convicted six scientists of manslaughter for not predicting an earthquake that killed 300 people. Consider that maybe that this was a failure of communication, or of transparency, rather than negligence. Not exactly criminal, but out of synch with our age.

Talk, Talk, Talking...

Juliet Asante | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Juliet Asante

Generally I'm very interested in the political process. I remember being invited to sit in on the "Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer at CNN's New York...

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I wanted to share some practical one-liners for those times when you are caught off-guard. Many of us feel like a deer in headlights when someone says something insulting, hurtful, or presumptuous, and we have no comeback prepared. Here are some ideas for you.

A Trans-Continental Startup Keeps It Personal

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

If technology can beam Will.i.am into CNN's studios or raise Tupac from the dead, then surely separate offices should be able to communicate without relying on email or I.M.

Is Your Organization Good at Communicating...or Just Informing?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Over the past several decades, we have all worked very hard at creating Information Age companies. And that has become part of the current problem. It's time to create Communication Age organizations. Unfortunately, many companies are woefully behind.

20 Things You Need to Say to Your Teenager

Mara Shapiro | Posted 12.25.2012 | Parents
Mara Shapiro

Kids these days are have so many choices. They're exposed to a lot, much of which they are not equipped or mature enough to handle.