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Stop Ebola With Deep Dialogue, Not Bullhorns

Tiffany Persons | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Tiffany Persons

Strangers are driving through rural regions of Sierra Leone with bullhorns, shouting instructions about how to stay safe from the Ebola virus. Their intentions may be admirable, but their tactics are probably ineffective. Loud voices do not always get heard.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Teens, Parents and Alcohol: Tough Questions You Need to Answer

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Rolled eyes, sullen silence or even outright denial; these are often the reactions parents encounter when they try to talk with their adolescent children about alcohol.

This Video Is Proof That No Emoji Can Beat Talking Face To Face IRL

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News

It turns out an ability to read between the lines of text messages has lived within us all along. However, it has nothing to do with our phones the...

Too Much of a Good Thing

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.29.2014 | Technology
Christa Dowling

In our world of total technology... the most prevalent and continuous addiction is technology.

Stay Sought-After by Connecting Better in Conversation

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Both online and in person, connective conversations are increasingly rare, so your capacity to connect deeply with diverse individuals will cause you to stand out and attract smarter support sooner in all parts of your life.

How I Honor My Heartbeat

Archi Pyati | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Archi Pyati

Many of us feel that in the face of dominant culture we must protect our image, maintain solidarity, and avoid publicly questioning our own people. But that has led to the silencing of too many voices, afraid to be shunned for talking openly about their communities and experiences.

The Test that 70% of Us Are Failing

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Researchers are scratching their heads trying to figure out why it's so rare to have women talking to each other about something other than men.

How to Help Americans Care About Climate Change Now

Lisa Bennett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Engaging more Americans in climate action requires that we talk about this issue with more humanity -- more openness, honesty and heart. We have to get as acquainted with the feelings as the facts of global warming.

How to Ace a Conversation With Your Boss (or Anyone You Want to Impress)

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Laurie Gerber

We have power in all of our relationships because every relationship has a dynamic and when one part of a dynamic changes, the whole dynamic has to change.

Discussions Are Not Dialogues

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Wrong start. We need to start talking -- and listening. Nothing creates a stronger foundation for peace than feeling listened to, acknowledged, and respected.

Shocking News About Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 09.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Any day that you've accumulated a new piece of wisdom is a successful day, the most certain support there can be for a truly successful life.

3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By cutting to the chase and finding out what's most important to a person, you can immediately be of service to someone in a way that is very meaningful to him.

Three Ways to Stop a Conversation Monopolizer

Debra Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

If you have had enough of listening to someone else's stories about their children, their renovation, their vacation and their stock market success, try to steer the conversation into a more general direction, like current events.

Social Media Is Actually Making You Socially Awkward

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

How often have you misinterpreted the meaning of a text message due to lack of tone, context or general connection with the person on the other side o...

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 5)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Though we alluded to it in last week's post, today we'll go into why Barbara and Keith, authors of Gender Intelligence, are so willing to share the core aspects of their business for the price of a book and how the technology industry's employment struggles provide us with an opportunity to revise the conversation.

Barbara Annis and Dr. Keith Merron on the Need for Gender Intelligence, An Exclusive Interview (Pt 4)

Jarod Cerf | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Let's take a closer look at how pervasive our own blind spots are and see where, in society, we're most likely to change.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.

The Art of Pausing in Conversation: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Build Meaningful Relationships

Anthony Silard | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

The ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras said, "Silence is better than unmeaning words." Do you sometimes say things you later regret when you 'fill the gap' during a lull in the conversation with words that are long on syllables but short on meaning?

7 Mistakes You Can Make When It Comes To Trust

Rory Vaden | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rory Vaden

Trust isn't developed from the absence of conflict, but from developing a healthy process for resolving it. Show me you have the courage to work through our problems and you'll always have my trust.

What Your Cell Phone Conversations Inspire

Maureen Anderson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Maureen Anderson

This phenomenon isn't unique to New York, of course. But with so many more people crammed into so much less space, I decided to meditate on the lives I sampled -- and to renew a few promises to myself.

Ask People About What They Love, Not What They Do

Troy Campbell | Posted 06.22.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Troy Campbell

This one change has made conversations immediately livelier, deeper, and less awkward.

3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Our National Parks -- For Free!

Pure Adventures Travel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel
Pure Adventures Travel

In our opinion, there is no better place to celebrate Earth Day than in our National Parks.

Pop Quiz: Do You Know How to Talk So Your Partner Will Listen?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Our relationships are the most important thing in our lives. I want to talk about how to build a great relationship with your partner. But the points ...

Why Don't We Talk Anymore?

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

"It's so funny how we don't talk anymore, It's so funny why we don't talk anymore." -- Cliff Richard, We Don't Talk Anymore Something has gone wrong....