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Mainstream Media Fails Again: Girlfriend Killing Buries Climate Change Protest

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Obviously, the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and other US mainstream newspapers, as well as broadcast NPR, believes it's more important f...

Four Great Apps to Keep You Close to a Loved One When You're Far Away

Andreas Bernström | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology
Andreas Bernström

This year, instead of an arrow, Cupid is armed with an assortment of apps that can help soothe the sighs of parted lovers. Here are a few options that might just be the next best thing to being there in person.

For All the Lovers in the House -- This Is for You

Sonya Denyse | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

I don't get to see my Aunt Anne enough, but I take quality over quantity. On my last visit, she dropped a pearl of wisdom that resonates as I write this.

Love Notes From a Smartphone: Is Technology Ruining Romantic Movies?

Shiwani Srivastava | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Shiwani Srivastava

This is the year that technology will kill romance. I don't like the thought any more than you do, but it must be true because I read it in The New York Times -- and The Atlantic.

Relationship Advice: Less Fighting, More Often

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

In my work with couples, they may tell me that they had a big fight, and when I ask what they were fighting about, they often can't remember. The reason for this is that it's rarely the issue itself, but how they are dealing with the issue that creates the most problems.

Revolution Through Communication

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 04.10.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

Violence is now used almost exclusively at the cost of everyday people's lives, and nothing revolutionary can come out of the intentional death of innocents. I recognized long ago that the time of communicative revolution is upon us.

Social Anxiety and the Internet

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology
Barbara Holm

The Internet is a safe barrier where people can feel free to say whatever they want. If we're all connected when we're alone in a dark room lit up by a computer screen, then why would we ever go to a bar?

Do You Want to Be Liked or Respected at Work?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It's natural to say that you want to be liked and respected, but when forced to make a choice, I urge you to seek the respect of your co-workers and your boss. Here's why:

Just Call Someone Already

Dan Pallotta | Posted 04.06.2013 | Small Business
Dan Pallotta

The overuse of email as an alternative to a call creates emotional distance. In advertising, it is said that the medium is the message. In this case, the medium is email and the message is "I don't actually want to talk to you."

Relationship Advice: 8 Strategies To Create More Love In Your Life

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D

Focus on the areas in which you can improve your relationships and discover the myriad possibilities that will unfold before you. Let this be the year that you deepen your relationships and find the love that you truly deserve.

Rhetoric of Rape

Barbara Holm | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Barbara Holm

The way we talk about rape in the media often illustrates the crime as a violent crime that occurs in dark alleys (which it is) but this neglects the idea it can happen at a party, or a date, or at a friend's house. Our words affect how people perceive issues.

Put Down The Phone: Compelling Reasons To Take A Break From Texting

Jordi Lippe | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordi Lippe

While I hope not everyone will have to experience the tremendous loss I dealt with, we all need to take some "me" time and filter out the spam of life.

My Husband's Amazing Marriage Advice

Kim Siegal | Posted 03.26.2013 | Weddings
Kim Siegal

While I'm not naturally an advice-giver (it always feels a bit too hubristic and bud-insky to me), I came up with what I thought were insightful, pithy guides to keeping your marriage sane and alive. I thought I had something to give here.

Why I've Gotten Ruthless With Email

Lee Woodruff | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

We are a society of over-communicators. We text while we paint our toenails, we tweet while we're getting frisky. We feel a sense of rising panic if we haven't responded to someone in 24 hours. I'm nostalgic for my old black cord phone and I'm working on a healthier balance.

5 Tips for Corporate Social (Media) Responsibility Communications

Naomi Mandelstein | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Naomi Mandelstein

Social media can be a powerful tool for stakeholder engagement. It can broaden your reach, help source new ideas from the margins, and create a real-time, continuous feedback loop. And it's not just about Twitter and Facebook.

The First Bit of Real Honesty in a Long Time

Lauren Schuhmacher | Posted 03.22.2013 | College
Lauren Schuhmacher

There's an innate desire among humans to know and to be known, but there's also a strong-willed desire to be accepted. When the chance to be known is outweighed by the threat of being ostracized, I choose to hide. It's a shame.

Can Stephen Hawking's Voice Be Saved?

| Posted 01.22.2013 | Science

By Larry Greenemeier Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has long relied on technology to help him connect with the outside world despite the degene...

Vietnam Is Poised for a Revolution, One Text Message at a Time

Andrew Lam | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
Andrew Lam

Vietnam, a police state where freedom of expression can come with a multi-year prison term, is awash in cell phones. Whether for talking, texting or t...

Why Social Media Is Turning Us All Into Adolescents

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Facebook was developed by teenagers, for teenagers and I wonder if it, and its cousins Pinterest, Twitter, Reddit and Google+, are not turning us all into adolescents. Adults conduct their social interactions differently than teens and young adults but the constructs of social media invite us to sound like our younger selves.

Learning Charisma

Chris Kowal | Posted 03.14.2013 | Home
Chris Kowal

The strongest point Cuddy made in her talk wasn't about the research and discoveries made in the science, but her own inspiring story. The video becomes amazingly emotional as she strategically and masterfully makes herself vulnerable to the audience.

Communication Lessons I Learned From a Con Artist

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business
Daniel DiPiazza

Too often we just "hear" somebody, barely able to contain our interjection, grateful when we can finally say the line we've been planning to blurt out. Stop that -- listen and respond to what's actually being said. Interact in real time.

How Does the Internet Give You a Voice?

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, I want to know: how does the Internet give you a voice? I'm collecting answers about how the Internet gives people a voice that I will share on Internet Freedom Day on January 18th.

Why Diagnosis Is the Key to Your Health -- And the Health of the Nation

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

When you go to the doctor, you want to find out what's wrong and how you can get better. In modern-day America, though, what you will get are tests to "rule out" problems rather than figure out what you actually have.

'Ouch, I Mean, Ah!' The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

It all started with the thong craze. That's when I realized women my age were lying to each other with alarming regularity.

New Year's Resolutions -- 13 Ways to Have a Better Marriage in 2013!

Henry Gornbein | Posted 03.02.2013 | Weddings
Henry Gornbein

As we get closer to the New Year, everyone is making New Year's resolutions. The following are 13 ways to have a better marriage in 2013.