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Is Hollywood Drowning Out Climate Change? Let's Be Practical

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

It's frustrating for climate activists that some people seem to care more about Hollywood couples than global warming. America's obsession with Hollywood feels a bit like we're endlessly banging on the front door yelling "Fire!" -- only to be told, "Yes, we see the flames on the drapes, but America's Got Talent is on!"

Who Is Chafing Your Chaps?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Projection always hides a feeling you don't want to look at. If you examine any negative trait you insist is present in another person, you will find...

'Conscious Uncoupling Is Wimping Out' And 14 Other Life Lessons

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 07.10.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

I've learned a few life lessons along the way. Signal when making a turn. Secure the lid on the blender before turning the dial to purée. Don't put your iPhone in your back pocket. Never eat an Oreo before a dental appointment.

Print Tabloids: Why Are You Still a Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Media
Sheila Moeschen

I realize that in relation to the digital colosseum the sad print tabloid industry is merely a fungus on the underside of a rotting stump. But that doesn't excuse its existence.

Why Do Strange Names Keep Popping Up in My Facebook Feed?

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Lila Nordstrom

It hasn't been scientifically proven, but for the record, age 28 is the year that your Facebook newsfeed turns into an unfamiliar landscape -- and it's not that you get too old to fully understand what the "kids" are doing or stop catching the latest pop culture references.

The Grown Woman Series: Gossip

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Let's face it: The only time you have to feel like you have the upper hand is when you're already convinced of your own insignificance. When confident, you never have to tear down another woman to build yourself up.

Passover, Idle Gossip and Competitive Altruism

Dana Beyer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The reality is that human beings are selfish as well as altruistic, and we live not only with saints but with sociopaths. Nowhere is this more evident than in politics.

The Grown Woman Series: Competition

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The reality is that there was a time when the presence of even one woman was considered a serious disruption in the workplace. If you have time to waste, do a search for some of the old training videos addressing this issue.

How To Banish Negative Conversations

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Maybe your family or friends like to gossip. Or maybe they play misery poker about their ailments. I challenge you to be the one to set the tone of conversations.

The Grown Woman's Oath

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The old paradigm of "there's only room for one" continues to be broken down. We still have a way to go, but it is up to us to create room for the next woman -- not elbow her out of the way.

Gossip: Weeds vs. Vines

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

Here is the funny thing about gossip, the truth always wins. I believe this. I'm not saying it's always as quick as spreading gossip. The truth takes longer, it is like a vine that spreads slowly but it lasts longer, and gossip is like a bunch of weeds that grow everywhere and anywhere it can, but in the end weeds die.

I Like Talking About People Behind Their Back

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.07.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

If we couldn't psychoanalyze our friends behind their backs, what else would we have to talk about? If you don't have the guts to say something bad about me to my face, then do it behind my back. In fact, I'd prefer it that way.

Courtney Stodden's New Man Speaks Out

RumorFix | Posted 01.26.2014 | Celebrity
RumorFix

Does Courtney Stodden have daddy issues? You decide. The 19-year-old has gone from the arms of a 53-year-old right into another one. RumorFix.com tracked down Edward Lozzi, who was photographed Friday in an embrace with the Internet darling.

Good Gossip

Kait Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Kait Sawyer

Does such a thing really exist? The more I learn and the more I grow, the more I want to always see the good in people -- the happiness, the joy, and...

Why I Gossip at Work (and You Should Too)

Adam Grant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Sure, it pales in comparison to coveting thy neighbor, but the Bible does warn us that we should "not go about spreading slander." And if your mother is like mine, she probably told you that if you don't have anything nice to say, you shouldn't say it at all. But what if our moms were wrong?

10 Things To Give Up In Exchange For Happiness

Tamara Star | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Tamara Star

I'm told happiness is a choice. Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes.

The 10 Most Profitable Business Secrets

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Building strong relationships is one of the most important business tools you can master. When you have good relationships, running your business is so much easier. People respond to you faster and are willing to go that extra mile for you.

Why Feeling Competitive Is A Good Thing

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Competitive feelings are an indication of what we want, and acknowledging what we want is key to getting to know ourselves.

Devil May Care: An Interview With Gossip Protégés Magic Mouth

Logan Lynn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

On the heels of a tour with fellow hometown heroes Gossip, Portland's Magic Mouth is about to release their first full length record Devil May Care on August 15th.

The Sex We Didn't Have

Matt Nestor | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
Matt Nestor

Now that I've graduated, I'm having oodles of sex. Oodles. There's just something so appealing to women about being young and underemployed... But the fact remains that I was once a pernicious exaggerator. This puts me in good company

He's a Bad Boy, But She's a Hot Mess: Is It a Gender Thing?

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Amanda Bynes is, without a doubt, an 11 on the media dubbed "hot mess" Richter scale, and it seems like there is some kind of cultural payoff in watching her seismic mishaps expand.

A Conversation With the Founder of Media TakeOut

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Media TakeOut is one of the most visited urban websites out there. It truly makes for a fun read about people who we love and are entertained by -- Media TakeOut shows us that just because they might be rich it doesn't mean they are above engaging in common foolery.

Wounding Words: The Dangers of Gossip

Rabbi Melissa Buyer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Melissa Buyer

We all know how hard it is to refrain from gossip, particularly in moments of anger, pain, frustration or exhaustion. But our Torah reading reminds us that we need to be vigilant in monitoring our own speech and helping others do the same.

5 Ways To Make Your Relationships Stronger Than Ever

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Spring and summer are the quintessence of backyard barbecues, outdoor festivities, and beach bum days, which means a lot more mingling and mixing is done during these months. But increased exposure to others can also easily increase tensions.

The Queen Bee's Deadliest Weapon: Gossip

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

As more and more women in the workplace compete with each other for jobs, they're calling on gossip as a means to get ahead--or keep others down.