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Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

How to Have a Conversation With Well-Meaning People

Samantha Bennett | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

We all have our family of origin, and then we have our family of friends. It's one of the great perks of adulthood -- you get to pick a second family of friends who love you.

If It Weren't for People, I'd Get a Lot More Done!

Laurie Gerber | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

You might not have as much people time as I do, but I bet everything that is important to you, everything you want before you die, has something to do with people. Your whole ability to accomplish your dreams is connected to your ability to communicate and partner with these people.

Everybody's Talking But Is Anyone Listening?

Ellen G. Goldman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen G. Goldman

Quiet your inner voice and truly focus on what the other person is saying.  Rather than think about what you will say next or how you will respond, really listen to the words and meaning of the person you are speaking with.

Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We are all familiar with the "chemistry" factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor -- they are reality!

It's Time to Retire This Nauseating Pickup Line

Alena Hall | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Alena Hall

Apparently my resulting facial expression doesn't fully expose how I really feel about these advances, so let me lay it out with words, boys: You're not being cute. You're not being funny or clever. In fact you're mildly nauseating.

6 Ways Our Baby Changed The Way My Husband And I Talk To Each Other

Emily Hatch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Emily Hatch

Out of all the changes that a new baby brings, the most drastic change, in my experience, is what you and your partner talk about.

Claire Fallon

This 'Grammar Mistake' Is Actually Totally Okay

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books

Are you a verbal hedger? Do you uptalk, pepper your speech with “like,” or say things such as “I feel like” instead of “I think”? It’s o...

My ONLY Resolution for the New Year

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

If you had to choose one and ONLY one resolution that would change the trajectory of your life, what would that be?

Holiday Meltdowns Are Not Inevitable: Here's One You and Your Children Can Escape

Susan Linn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Susan Linn

Days of anticipation and the flurry of opening presents can be overwhelming, especially for young children. Helping them manage their expectations will also help them, and you, avoid unpleasant meltdowns during what is supposed to be a fun and exciting experience.

The Holiday Collection: How to Start a Conversation at a Cocktail Party

Debra Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Giving the gift of conversation is worthwhile to everyone. True success comes from taking the first step and saying hello. The topic is not nearly as important as the effort.

What It Actually Feels Like to Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was more than peppering a sentence with a few extra syllables. It was the heart-wrenching realization that the word wasn't coming out of my mouth no matter how hard I tried.

Seduced by Social Media: Is Facebook Making You Lonely?

Margie Warrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margie Warrell

Only when we consciously decide to turn off our devices and, embracing our fear of rejection or discomfort, tune in to the people around us can we create the gloriously imperfect but deeply satisfying relationships we all crave and need to feel whole.

Three Influencing Factors for Personal Hyper-Growth

Rajesh Setty | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Rajesh Setty

You have hyper-growth when the time and cost for you to make meaningful contributions keeps dropping at a healthy rate.

Creating Great Conversations at HuffPost: Our New Community Advocates and You

Sara Rochford | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Sara Rochford

HuffPost Community staff members are being sent into the heart of the community with a mission: to bring you closer to the content creators and decision makers at HuffPost, highlight the best conversations, and engage you in positive and open exchange.

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.

How to Make Wild Garlic Bulbet Biscuits

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 07.03.2013 | Taste
Summer Rayne Oakes

A a foraged recipe, compliments of pastry chef Sarah Villamere from Langdon Hall in Toronto

10 Conversations Every Married Couple Should Have

www.babble.com | Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

When Lamar and I were dating, he said I had up a wall.  And if you talk to him about it, he will proudly boast about “breaking down my wall.” Mos...

Willie: New York City, July 12, 2012

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

Willie nods his head and then says: "Yeah Robert, people make mistakes... that's why pencils have erasers!"

Questions Make Good Connections

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The people I admire are the ones who know how to ask me a good question. They know how to carry on a conversation by doing nothing more than asking something about, well, me. If you'd like to be a better questioner as a way of being a better connector, consider the following.

250 Million Comments and Counting

John Pavley | Posted 07.03.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Today, the Huffington Post community posted its 250 millionth comment. The conversation is not only alive and well on HuffPost.com but thriving on HuffPost Live, on our international editions and on our iPhone, iPad, and Android applications.

7 Steps To Having That Tough Conversation

Lauren Zander | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Zander

I know it can be scary to confront and follow through on difficult conversations but there is freedom on the other side of them. Here are steps to having a tough conversation with someone.

Co-Creating Conversations

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What kind of leader are you? Unaware leaders blame others for what goes wrong. Self-aware leaders look inside and explore the impact they have on their culture. When you influence in positive ways, you create a culture that sustains commitment and enthusiasm to achieve audacious goals.

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say....

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Small Business
Judith E. Glaser

Our least developed skill is the ability to confront each other face to face, say what is in our hearts and minds, and at the same time build and strengthen our relationships. Confrontation is something we tend to avoid.

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Meeting With Your Federal Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

While agencies have their own performance management systems and timetables for employee reviews, these conversations should be occurring throughout the year.