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3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.09.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 05.22.2014 | 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....

3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you often leave a conversation feeling drained, then you need to learn to be aware of what needy, draining people do that suck the life right out of you -- and what you can do to not get drained.

The Power of Un-structured Wisdom

Ken Hong | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Ken Hong

Instead of politely waiting for you to finish your speech as a normal presentation, the Streamers would actively ask questions, throw in different opi...

I Want To Know You

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Let us speak of gratefulness, what life is, and what we hope will come with the years. Let us feel confident and comfortable enough to give voice to life's moments and let them sparkle richly in the air between us.

Beyond Texting: Face-to-Face Communication for Teens

Debra Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Debra Fine

Social media may be killing all of of our social skills.

The One Simple Act That Will Bring Joy To Your Life

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

I'm older than Scotch tape. And it was invented in 1930. I've lived through the Great Depression and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. At 90 and ¾, I only date women who like antiques.

WhatsApp, Facebook and Human Nature

Bob Deutsch | Posted 05.04.2014 | Technology
Bob Deutsch

For almost the entirety of our existence as a species, Homo sapiens have evolved and lived in small groups of less than a couple of hundred people. Facebook just acted accordingly.

Technology and Compassion

Danny Chan | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

Technology has forever changed the concept of human interaction. We can no longer comment on a book someone's reading without having to admit we were peeking at his or her Kindle screen.

Beware the Husband Who Asks for a Script

Maureen Anderson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

As a radio talk show host, I'm often sent a list of questions to ask my guest. Sometimes that list comes from the guest herself. More likely it comes ...

On Ski Lifts and the Human Condition

Lianna Serko | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

Invariably, it goes like this: lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. The most variable part of the formula -- the part most liable to be different each and every time -- is the lift.

We Don't Need Debates; We Need Conversations

Matt Bieber | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Josh Weinstein thinks about rhetoric and argumentation with more nuance and subtlety than anyone I know. At the moment, he's developing Argmaps, a web-based platform for structured inquiry into really hard questions.

The Major Component Of Communication We're Often Forgetting

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Old habits don't die easily, but they do eventually dissolve, although the process usually takes longer and requires more practice than we think it should. Along the way, however, we get to cultivate other necessary qualities and strengths that serve us greatly, not only in our relationships, but in all areas of our lives.

Can You Hear Us Now? Ethnic Spa Goers Are Speaking

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

For ethnic spa goers, many times the preliminary conversation to determine what we use on our skin, why we use it and what we expect to achieve from our facial is omitted. Were you aware that such a conversation should even take place?