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Go Ahead -- Make Someone's Day

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.

17 Easy Ways to Be More Awesome Today

Susie Moore | Posted 04.07.2014 | Good News
Susie Moore

Sometimes we are so busy, we do not realize that a few minutes of our time, a smile, or even sharing a few dollars can change the course of someone else's day.

The Incredible Power Of Compliments

Diane Gottsman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Diane Gottsman

When your colleague does a great job on an important project, compliment them on their success. If your competitor got the job over you, send a note of congratulations. Drop your guard, put down your competitive armor, and give yourself permission to revel in someone else's success. Make your words strong and reliable.

Hate Receiving Compliments? You Might Have low Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

I consider low self-esteem to represent a form of psychological injury, one that impacts us "systemically" and operates in a variety of contexts.

How to Accept a Compliment (Without Complicating It)

Debra Fine | Posted 03.14.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Deflecting a compliment is not modest or unpretentious; it's actually a bit rude. After all, someone has taken the time to not only notice you and your efforts, but has gone a step further and actually acknowledged it.

Guy Just Wants Compliments So He Made A Music Video

Sarah Barness | Posted 09.06.2013 | Comedy

"OMG, you are the most impressive human being I have ever met," is all this man from the Norwegian comedy show Kollektivet wants to hear. Is that so m...

Three Sure Signs That a Person Is Not Happy

Valerie Alexander | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Is someone in your life truly excited about something, and you find yourself on the verge of being disparaging? Picture me punching you in the nose when that negative comment comes out of your mouth.

How to Change a Conversation With One Simple Word

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Bonni Brodnick

As we celebrate the glorious summer season, don't forget to smell the roses. Take an extra moment to enjoy the long days with a walk in the park, a row on the lake, and picnics galore.

WATCH: The 100 Greatest Movie Compliments

Oliver Noble and Ben Craw | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

One of the most famous movie mashups in recorded history is editing wizard Harry Hanrahan’s “100 Greatest Movie Insults Of All Time.” It’s...

How Do You Handle Compliments ?

Christine Eilvig | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It can feel unsafe and vulnerable to receive compliments and take them to heart. If we quickly return the energy, we can stay in our comfort zone and we obstruct the intimate and heart-opening growth before us.

The One Thing You Can Do To Make Your Adult Kids Happy

Donne Davis | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Donne Davis

We would all do well to remember Mother Teresa's wise words: "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."

How to Make a Good First Impression

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 06.03.2013 | Women
Meryl Hartstein

When we meet someone for the first time, it's natural for our guard to be up. We automatically size them up with our eyes. We subconsciously check out their attire, their accessories, how they style their hair. We need to be aware of this in order to change it and open ourselves up to people.

12 Great Compliments You Can Give Anyone

Posted 01.25.2013 | OWN

Send a small, bright Tinker Bell of happiness into somebody's day. Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the compliments that will make anyone feel good. ...

Giving and Accepting Compliments

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When we pay a compliment to someone, we feel better about ourselves by making another person feel better about him- or herself! And when we accept a compliment gracefully, it works the same way.

How One Student Is Making His Whole School Happier (VIDEO)

Posted 01.04.2013 | Teen

To combat bullying and boost positivity at his school, one student is going online and posting compliments on Twitter about many of his classmates. Hi...

How Do I Look? Women and the Need for a Second Opinion

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

"Hi! Ohmigod, I'm so glad you're here!" she said. I wasn't sure why, but suddenly, so was I! She gestured to her legs. "Are these pants too tight on me?"

The 12 Best Compliments Ever

Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Compliments are like a magic wand: we wave around a “nice work!” and spirits are lifted. We tell people, “you have a beautiful heart,” and sou...

Salute a Teenager

Maureen Anderson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Some people can't wait to pass along the latest bad news. I feel guilty if I hear -- or notice -- good news and don't pass that along.

Accepting Appreciation: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Lorraine Roe | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

I'm not sure where I learned it, but I know when I did learn the concept of accepting a compliment. I never learned it at home or in school or at chu...

VIDEO: How to Take a Compliment

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

After a few days in London I recognized a pattern. It seems to be a common theme that Brits are uncomfortable taking compliments. In response to this realization, I decided to vlog about it! In this video, I offer tips for how to take a compliment and practice receiving.

The Way to a Woman's Heart Begins With These Five Words

JJ Virgin | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Researchers in a recent study found that about 40 percent of women love when you compliment their smiles. But want to hit a home run? Five words: "You look thinner than usual."

When Compliments Backfire

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Melanie Curtin

It's nice to get compliments. Just make sure you don't give them -- or take them -- too seriously.

The Thanksgiving Challenge

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

You are either going to be busy up to your elbows cooking the bird, or driving somewhere to eat it with family or friends. Either way, you probably have mixed feelings about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

A Simple Game-Changer

Jen Groover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Groover

What if we focused on and appreciated "the good" in people instead of looking for and magnifying "the bad"?

The Gratitude Experiment (VIDEO)

Greg Archer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Archer

If you think Thanksgiving is the best time to feel thankful and express gratitude, think again. Watch as I take the power of gratitude to the streets.