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Judgment

A Happiness Experiment: The Good, The Bad And The Miserable?

Janice Taylor | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Janice Taylor

I don't know about you (although I could make a guess), but I have super powers -- an innate ability, a real knack for the "miserable." I have the power to be in a bliss state, and in a New York minute, I can and do turn supreme happiness on its ear.

If We Get Out Of This Rite Aid Alive

Kelly Fig Smith | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Kelly Fig Smith

You forget what the first two stages of grief are and decide to land squarely in stage three: bargaining. You'll buy him a new toothbrush. A candy bar. A pony. Whatever he wants, if for the love of God he stops throwing up now. This instant. Immediately.

Quiet Friend Judging You

Reductress | Posted 09.11.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

After a long period of silence, your friend Amanda has silently confirmed that the entire time you thought she was sitting there quietly listening, she was, in fact, judging you.

Labors Lost? Memories of Childbirth

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Nobody questions the physical intensity of labor and childbirth, but how do we know how painful the experience really is? Does recall -- especially months and years later -- accurately reflect the experienced pain?

Sofia Vergara Haters -- Just Shut Up!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 08.28.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Would we be having this discussion if Hugh Jackman had been displayed shirtless on that rotating pedestal? I think not. This was tongue and cheek, people. A parody. A lark. And a creative way to present a boring part of the show. Geesh!

The Power of Two: Why Sharing Is Better

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We spend time every day in the company of others, but without explicit communication. Our lives unfold socially but silently, but even in the silence, good experiences get better and bad experiences get worse.

A Stranger Shamed Me Right Before My Eyes

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

I'm seeing a lot of "let's stop judging" pleas lately, but I don't think that's the answer. I judge. Most of us do. Just keep that nonsense to yourself.

When Designers Get Together -- Creativity Sparks!

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Studies applying design science research, open innovation and crowdsourcing offer possibilities for examining as yet unknown drivers, designers' values, beliefs and behaviors and how these factors influence their design performance.

'I'm Right! You're Wrong!' -- 'No, I'm Right! You're Wrong!'

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
Robert C. Jameson

I'm sure you have either been involved in this type of argument or have heard it going on out in the world. It just seems to be part of the human condition.

How to Be Less Judgmental

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

By not assuming that your initial thought about something is truth, it allows you to consider potential alternatives that explain an appearance or behavior. Therefore, you should give people the benefit of the doubt.

Three Big Steps to Illuminating the Real You

Panache Desai | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

Looking to the outside world and seeking the approval of others does not bring authenticity, but discovering your soul's truest expression certainly will. Here are three steps to honor your unique gifts, ignite your soul signature, and illuminate the real you.

How Stereotypes Take Shape

Pacific Standard | Tom Jacobs | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

Unfair and offensive as they may be, stereotypes are ubiquitous. Logic tells us it’s ludicrous to label all, or most, members of a particular ethnic...

Being Mindful of 'Good' Judgment

Jennifer Howd | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Howd

"We don't really think about this much, but judgments can come in the form of praise, as well..." Cue needle scratch/time freeze moment.

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

Healing Vigilante: 3 Quick Steps to Get Out of the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment and Evaluation)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Funnel that inner dialogue into simply what is happening in the moment -- no criticism, assumption, judgment, or evaluation.

Virtuous Cycles: Night Owls and Early Birds

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.19.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Psychological scientists are very interested in "chronotypes" -- a jargony label for early birds and night owls. Now, it appears, our sleep and waking habits may actually shape our character, influencing our very judgments of right and wrong.

Armchair Analysis: Was Your Relationship 'Good' Enough to Warrant So Much Grief?

Megan Devine | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

If you're wrestling with what to share or not share about your relationship, here's what you should know: The reality is, everyone has imperfect relationships.

Empathy: The Missing Link Between Parents and Childfrees

Keesha Beckford | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Keesha Beckford

Let's get something straight: My complaining about my corner of motherhood is not an invitation to be patronized or blamed from my parenting choices. It does not signify a lack of love for my children, or that I am delusional about either the big picture or the minutiae of parenting.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

Letter to 10-Year-Old Self: Don't Get Rid of Wonder Woman Underwear

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

Put on your Wonder Woman underwear, even if they don't fit, and vow to keep them forever. Wear them in times of difficulty. Hold on to your 10-year-old self and feel the wonder that is in you and be the wonderful that you are. You are and will forever be a Wonder Woman.

To Be or Not to Be Judgmental -- That Is the Question

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We will need to remain aware of the status of our self-esteem as well as holding compassion for others and ourselves. We can then find our way out of the knots of hierarchy, honoring of our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

The Psychology of a Memorable Lunch

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.16.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Our choices have implications, not only for how much we enjoy lunch today, but also for longer term goals like fitness and health. But how do we choose? What are the basic cognitive processes that lead from initial hunger pang to this soup or that sandwich?

23 Things I Have Learned As A Little Person

Mathew Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Mathew Myers

I learned to have a thicker skin. I have learned how to tell the difference between innocent curiosity and a person who is intentionally being disrespectful. I have learned that every person and every day is beautifully different.

F*ck Judgment

Sarah Fader | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Fader

Parenting is stressful enough as it is. So do us all a favor and can the judgment. We're all in this together, y'all.

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Harold Lloyd

The wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain.