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10,000 Reasons to Believe in the Power of Art in Public Space

Yazmany Arboleda | Posted 03.27.2014 | Arts
Yazmany Arboleda

As much as I was grateful for the opportunity to share the results of my work within these spaces, I couldn't help but think that the traditional gallery space format was too constraining.

Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

Unconscious Lessons Call for Mindful Education

Suna Senman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Suna Senman

We need to evoke mindfulness in what we think, see and do; or else pass the craziness of our current world onto our children.

Inclusion: Controversial, Emotional, but Not Optional for Business Today

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business
Deborah J. Levine

Staying relevant means moving faster than previous generations. No longer is there a time frame of 50 years for these controversies to filter through our social and legal systems.

3 Steps to End Any Argument

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Arguments are a normal part of life -- it's certainly not expected that you never disagree with the people that you care about. But what can help is finding a way to disagree that doesn't drive a wedge between the two of you.

With the Fixed Presence of the Military, It's Time to Focus More on Grassroots, Community-Based Restorative Justice Initiatives in Egypt

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

When top-down "solutions" from the Egyptian government, military, or state police seem out of reach or otherwise too fickle to rely on, making space for a community to band together and take matters into their own hands through grassroots restorative justice initiatives is a far more reliable.

Technology: Friend or Foe for Your Dating Life

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Jess Carbino

The effects of technology, however, are not equally distributed across couples. For younger individuals between the ages of 18 to 29, technology appears to have a more pronounced effect. Technology for young adults appears to be both a friend and foe for their relationships.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

The Important Things We Need To Know About Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

We need to develop some skillful means both to witness grief, and to live in grief. We need to learn how to support rather than to solve. We need to practice being in there with grief, rather than getting out of it. And we need to hear the distinction between the two.

Conflict: 7 Decisions to Learn Instead of Fight

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If the other person never opens to caring conflict resolution, then you need to decide for yourself how to take loving care of yourself in the face of the unresolved conflict. This means accepting your helplessness over the other person and doing your own inner learning to discover what would be in your highest good.

Do We Need to Kill Our Heroes?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am, of course, still a child of love and privilege. But I have at least this claim against naiveté: I have looked into the eyes of someone ready, willing, and eager to kill me. I have at least this notion of what's out there.

10 More Tips for Effective Conflict Resolution

Joyce Marter | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Conflict can be emotionally exhausting and it is easy to be annoyed that it even took place. Look at the good part by reflecting on any lessons that could be learned about yourself, the other party, the relationship, or life in general.

Embrace Conflict

Lydia Loizides | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

Conflict is hard -- really hard. That is why most people try and avoid it, especially at work. But ignoring it is one of the worse things you can do and can, ultimately, do irrevocable damage to your career.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

'Ceasefire' Is the Syria Word We Need to Hear

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to hear the word "ceasefire" from the lips of major diplomats and strategists. The people of Syria will die without it, and everyone will gain something from ceasefire.

10 Tips For Resolving Conflict

Joyce Marter | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Recognize that people come into our lives for a reason and even negative experiences are opportunities for growth. Be grateful for the learning experience, work towards acceptance, forgive and let go of the past. Consciously choose how you want to move forward.

5 Skills of Good Listeners

Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD

Good listeners have more positive interactions and healthier relationships with others because their skills are a sign of respect and caring. Good lis...

Too Good to Be True

Emre Celik | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
Emre Celik

Does such skepticism further ostracize the 'other' or does it give rise to greater motivation and encouragement for such communities, groups and organizations to be more proactive?

6 Ways to Stop Escalating Fights With Your Partner

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It's a big challenge to accept helplessness over another, but when you fully accept it, then you are free to take loving care of yourself and do whatever you need to do to not escalate the fight, and to then compassionately tend to your own feelings.

3 Ways To Succeed In A Divorce Settlement Negotiation

Caroline Choi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

So is there anything you can do to avoid moving your negotiated divorce into a litigated one? Here are some simple pointers to keep in mind when you are about to enter into your settlement meeting.

Resolving Conflict: Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 12.29.2013 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

One of the most challenging roles of an effective leader is that of "peacekeeper." Resolving conflicts in the workplace takes negotiation skills, patience, and a healthy dose of emotional intelligence.

9 Lessons I've Learned From Fighting With My Husband

Tiana Brown | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Tiana Brown

The first two years of marriage are a tricky time for most couples. The high of the wedding is over and real life sets in. In our first year and a half of marriage we had more than our share of arguments, and none of them were pretty.

Give the Rules That Govern Your Relationship a Makeover

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Most relationships have a set of "built in" rules. Generally the rules fit into three different categories: rules that are spoken, rules that are unspoken, and those that are automatic.

'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.

Start of EU Membership Negotiations With Serbia Could Further Stabilize the Western Balkans

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The past year has demonstrated that the prospect of EU membership can be a powerful incentive for governments to take unprecedented decisions toward stability and conflict resolution.