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A Step to Addressing Race and Building Trust After Ferguson

Patience B. Peabody | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices
Patience B. Peabody

I believe that having hard conversations is hard because we haven't put ignorance in its proper place. Ignorance has become synonymous with choice and that's not always true. If I can't ask an ignorant question, how will I become enlightened to the truth?

Getting Along Better with Others

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.23.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I can guarantee that if you think about whether to use "to" or "with" and put into practice actually saying what you mean, it will make a big difference in how you get along with other people.

A Lay (Wo)mans Description; FSHD Muscular Dystrophy 101

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

At some point in time when we are in a conversation with someone who is disabled, we always come to the point that somebody will ask "What do you have?"

The 5 Rs Of Boosting Your Toddler's Vocabulary

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.24.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

Kids who have a head start stay ahead of the game throughout their academic careers. Parents can contribute to bridging the word gap by actively engaging their infants and toddlers in literacy-boosting interactions.

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.

Video: Forum 2000 Opening Panel

Jayaseelan Naidoo | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jayaseelan Naidoo

In order to craft a developmental path that is inclusive and effective, more voices need to be heard. We need to give our youth an opportunity to have their voices heard and give women equal opportunity to craft this pathway.

Controversy and Conversation

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Take a look at the comments section on your favorite news website. Some topics generate a lot of discussion among participants. Other topics may be ...

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.

Orlando Jones Stars in New Interactive Web Series 'Meridian'

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Meridian stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, MAD TV) as Jeff, a bored employee at a tech support call center whose life is changed when he discovers a mysterious Aztec amulet.

Shepard Fairey Discusses Election 2012 and the Importance of Voting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Shira Lazar

While he's considered making a similar poster for the 2012 election, the artist says that it would be naive to deny the realities and changes of the last four years.

Chick-fil-A Sure Cooks Up a Good Discussion

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

I've been fascinated watching the backlash against Chick-fil-A's president's public comments lately. And I think that regardless of which side you're on, the discussion is healthy.

Experts on Expertise: How IBM PureSystems Will Impact the IT Experience (PREVIEW)

Posted 11.24.2012 | Technology

A group of industry leaders sit down to discuss how IBM PureSystems will change the overall experience and economics of IT, and what this means for th...

Communicating With a Business Partner: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Noah Kass

Don't dissect! As business consists of many small activities, responsibilities, decisions and interactions it's necessary not to over-analyze every single transaction. Sometimes silence is best. Sometimes we all just need to be agreeable.

Moving Forward Together

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Education
Cara Santa Maria

I am dedicating the month of November to a conversation about sexuality. This subject is often rife with pseudoscience, pop science, junk science, and whatever other forms of non-science exist out there in magazines, books, and online. Let's get to the truth.

The Failure of Mediation Efforts in Lebanon and Ivory Coast

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Mediation requires an entirely different skill set than diplomacy. Who is Saud al-Faisal and what are his qualifications to mediate between Hezbollah and al-Hariri?

We Need Discussions, Not Debates

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

What makes Christopher Hitchens such a capable and persuasive debater is a mixture of his ides, arguments, and charm. But it's also the words he chooses and the way he presents them.

Cinefantastique Podcast: The Last Exorcism

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the mood for an exorcism? Then join Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski as they scourge the unclean spirits of THE LAST EXORCISM, ca...

Brain Waves

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

You don't have to become a French Existentialist or even a country music songwriter in order to cultivate thoughts about some of the most important issues of our existence.