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Criticism

Reflections on the Culture of Appearance

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if your hair wasn't perfect or if your spouse forgot to throw out the garbage. Focus on being happy. And you will be.

Negative Feedback: Confidence Crusher Or Motivating?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

According to recent studies, you shouldn't worry so much when it comes to pointing out mistakes to someone who is experienced. Negative feedback won't crush their confidence, but it just might give them the information they need to take their performance to the next level.

Fear of Criticism

Hulya Aksu | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I am the first person to admit that I don't like to admit my flaws or failures when they are pointed out by someone other than myself. But, if you criticized me the right way, I may actually listen and not be offended.

Who's To Blame For Your Spouse's Death?

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

It is a sad reality that after losing a spouse, many widowed are the victims of accusation, criticism and actual blame. Whether it comes from the outside (relatives, friends, acquaintances, etc.) or is instead self-imposed, there is a lot of unnecessary pain being inflicted on the widowed.

What Do We Need Reviewers for Anymore?

Danny Groner | Posted 03.08.2013 | Media
Danny Groner

On some level, now that everyone has an opinion, nobody's opinion really matters.

Attack of the Killer Review

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.26.2013 | Media
Howard Sherman

I can support brutal honesty. I cannot support gleeful cruelty. Inventive? Sure. Over the top? Too much for a generally sober-sided publication. Piercing arrows in critics' quivers? Yes. Thermonuclear weapons? No.

As Not Seen on TV, Part Deux

Robert Rosenthal | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Robert Rosenthal

Do you actually use your Magnetic Bag Clips at the now infamous Guy's American Kitchen & Bar? Do they live up to your expectations?

Good Criticism: The Act of Giving a Guided Tour of the Artistic House

Gabrielle Linnell | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Gabrielle Linnell

I'm not sure why I love reviews so much and find the reading of criticism so difficult. Maybe it's because reviews are more fun. But it's been helpful to think of criticism not as the enemy of creativity, but as its complement.

Critics, Critics Everywhere

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

No one has the right to criticize how anyone suffering a loss handles anything -- from whether or not they visit a gravesite (be it sooner, later or ever) to a decision to sell everything that they own and sail around the world.

Obama, A-Rod, Dr. Hank and Criticism

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Many times, we give criticism to others because they are not giving us what we want, and what we want is a function of totally unrealistic expectations.

Romney Supporter and YouTube Sensation Trisha Paytas Elaborates on Her Political Beliefs in Exclusive Interview

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

LA YouTuber Trisha Paytas has become something of an Internet sensation after she gave her official endorsement to presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video this past week.

Tough Times Never Last Tough People Do

Rick McDaniel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

I have found no better way to deal with the adversities of life than to pray and ask God for help and guidance. Prayer brings a peace that is undeniable.

Beware Theater in Politics

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Crucially, the president himself must become a critic. One flop may not an election make, but a second one? Can't happen. At the next rumble -- er, debate -- Mr. Obama must pull off Mr. Romney's many masks and expose his contradictions.

Book Bloggers vs. Literary Critics: A Response

Foz Meadows | Posted 11.26.2012 | Books
Foz Meadows

There's something rather satisfying about using the Huffington Post, a venue built on blogging, to respond to Peter Stothard's alarmist claim that book bloggers are ruining literature.

To Walk It Back or Double Down, That is the Question.

Bill Santiago | Posted 11.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

Presently, it's Mitt Romney's turn. After a trouncing in headlines such as the New York Daily News' "Mitt Hits the Fan," over his tacit dismissal of 47 percent of the electorate as freeloaders, he's making the damage control rounds.

How Boredom Helped Me Stop Hating My Body

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.18.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

Imagine if we all got fed up and realized once and for all that we have a choice about how to feel in our bodies.

Two Secrets to Being Perceived As Helpful Rather Than Critical

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When you offer suggestions in the wrong way, people won't perceive you as helpful. They'll just perceive you as critical.

There's Something Fishy in the State of Wolf Criticism

Caroline Criado-Perez | Posted 11.11.2012 | Books
Caroline Criado-Perez

All the best articles in response to Naomi Wolf's new book, Vagina, seem to start with a punning crack about Wolf's subject. And I can't help wondering if this isn't just a little bit problematic, and if it doesn't, just a little bit, make Wolf's point for her?

Context, Goodwill and Narrative

Foz Meadows | Posted 11.10.2012 | Books
Foz Meadows

At base, creators are not entitled to an audience -- not even famous ones. What happens when an author we love starts to lose our goodwill?

Spike Lee's Tips on Making Controversial Films & Dealing With Haters (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Spike Lee pulls from his wealth of experience to drop precious knowledge about directing, making controversial films, dealing with the haters, and getting attention for your work.

Don't Be Too Quick to Judge Yourself

Intent | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

The negative thoughts and feelings that are inflicted upon us might also come from inside of us too. While honest self-reflection is healthy and can lead to positive change, it's also important to be kind to ourselves and remember the things we do well. 

5 Horrible Things I Regret Doing To My Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I'm glad I can admit that my ex's lousy behavior didn't excuse my own. I'm glad I can admit that I made some really stupid choices, so I don't have to make them again.

Are Women Their Own Worst Critics?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Have we become so vigilant about how we look that we've lost sight of the fact that we're all in this together?

Do Critics Cross The Line Into Character Assassination?

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Howard Sherman

The New York Times' Public Editor's newest work, "The View From The Critic's Seat," is a disappointment. While written with Brisbane's usual clarity, it sets up a premise and then utterly fails to address it.

We Should Start Loving Ourselves

Intent | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Intent

We should look into the mirror and see our beauty instead of the flaws. We should give ourselves a hand of applause when accomplish something. We should pat ourselves on the back when we do something good. We should start loving ourselves.