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Steve Jobs, Apple and the Sea Turtles

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 12.09.2011 | Technology
Wallace J Nichols

This will sound like a stretch, but sea turtles owe much to the genius of Steve Jobs.

Book Review: Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little

George Mocharko | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
George Mocharko

Through status updates, instant messages, and "tweets," we have all had to adopted new ways of getting the word out as briefly and as memorable as possible.

Lynne Peeples

SXSW Eco: Replacing Unsustainable Language To Tackle Climate Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

The average 'Walmart mom' may not necessarily care about a reduction in waste or greenhouse gas emissions achieved by removing the dimple from the bot...

Wanna Witness a Marriage Unravel? Watch Discovery!

Nancy Fagan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

A relationship breakdown begins with passive communication: jabs, nagging, insults, ignoring your partner's needs, expecting your partner to know what's wrong.

The Art of Conversation - Something Worth Talking About

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Our ability to make our words count is key. Much of a leader's credibility and power is primarily based on perception, and much of perception is based on communication

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Deborah Moskovitch

Difficult conversations, constant communication, trust, respect and honesty will certainly help in keeping your soul mate in your soul.

Secrets To A Longterm Marriage: They're Not What You Think

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

My husband and I continue to feel romantic love, in spite of -- and perhaps because of -- our continued awareness of these myths about marriage.

Aging Disgracefully: Sex as Discourse

Steph Thompson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Steph Thompson

There is a lot of talk about communication in our society, the need in a relationship -- any relationship -- for open, honest discourse. I would argue that intercourse, if it's good, is one of the best discourses a couple can have.

Open Letter to a Son

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Deborah Schoeberlein

Fall again, and school just started. Up here in the Rocky Mountains, the kids go into the wilderness for outdoor education. It's a mark of coming of...

The Art of Asking Questions

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

There are three areas where improved "questioning" can strengthen managerial effectiveness, and it might be worth considering how you can improve your skills in each one.

Speaking Up Takes Confidence, Candor and Courage

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

Whether you are a subordinate or a manager, the key is to take some sort of action to increase the candor and flow of dialogue in your organization.

iPads and Social Media in the Classroom?

Candy Spelling | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Candy Spelling

While I understand the real-time digital stream may create a safe harbor for students uncomfortable expressing themselves, it seems to me students are missing valuable lessons in real-life social skills.

Are You Torturing Yourself via Facebook?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.14.2011 | Technology
Christine Hassler

If you notice that your time on Facebook is leaving you feeling worse than how you felt before you logged on, you may be engaging in some unhealthy Facebook behaviors.

Personal Values and Climate Change

Astrid Caldas | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green
Astrid Caldas

I mentioned on a previous post the importance of tailoring a message to the intended audience to achieve rapport and successful communication. In sh...

Reform Congress - Save Ourselves

Daniel Hough Jones | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Daniel Hough Jones

Thesis We live in a fragmented society. We are overwhelmed. Influtrol (a word I will be explaining) is a major cause. Influtrol has become endemic in ...

What to Do When Business Breaks Down: One Guy's Tale

April Rudin | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
April Rudin

Last year, a friend and trusted business colleague suggested that I read the book, Rework. I bought it without hesitation. The friend suggested the ...

Techniques to Repair and Sustain Relationships

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

Practice forgiveness, acceptance, compassion, consideration, graciousness and generosity. Turn the other cheek. Treat others as you wish to be treated.

What Your Email Style Says About You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

In the modern workplace, we don't actually talk to each other as much as we used to. Communication now often takes place via email, a change that has brought with it both convenience and its own unique set of challenges.

Who Controls the Checkbook in Your Marriage?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.07.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

More marriages have problems due to finances than infidelity. You need to remember that you are partners in more than just love. You are business partners also and the financial aspect of your partnership needs be established.

Can Texting Sabotage Your Split?

Judy Corcoran | Posted 11.02.2011 | Divorce
Judy Corcoran

Before, divorcing, separated and divorced parents were forced to meet face-to-face or pick up the phone to communicate about the well-being of their child or children. Now, everything from play date arrangements to insult hurling is done with the flick of a thumb or the click of a mouse.

30 Ways To Improve Your Business Email Communications

Wempy Dyocta Koto | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business
Wempy Dyocta Koto

As entrepreneurs, business leaders and aspiring company directors, think very carefully about the words filling the borders of your emails, documents, instant messages and social media profiles.

Divorce Myths Debunked

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 10.29.2011 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

While shopping one day with a friend, we can across a top we both loved--one size fits all. Could we both wear the same top and look fabulous? It so...

What If We All Communicated Like 2-Year-Olds?

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Age sometimes seems to rob us of the ability to say what we really want to say. Coming from us, it would sound hurtful, mean, or just plain irritating. From our daughter, even now, it's refreshingly honest.

'Til Money Do Us Part: Don't Let the Markets Drive You Apart

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kathleen Gurney

When the market is going up, couples rarely find that they disagree, but it's during times like these, with the market in such flux, that couples find their relationship in a similarly erratic state.

Coping With Loneliness in Guantanamo

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Peter Jan Honigsberg

Can a person held in a prison cell among neighbors who do not speak his language be as lonely as someone who is held incommunicado in an isolation cell?