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Marcia

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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3 Stupid Things Leaders Shouldn't Say

Dianna Booher | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
Dianna Booher

"Don't take this personally." "Don't come to me with a problem -- unless you have the answer." "We need to talk about that sometime." If you've ever uttered these comments, reconsider.

The Bedroom Pocket Dial, and Other Tales of Tech Gone Awry

Lisa Meritz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Even a mundane cell phone can disclose more than you might want. My husband was once a notorious pocket dialer.

When Did 'Sure' Become a Bad Word?

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Austermann

Recently, I texted the simple affirmation "sure" as a rushed response to an invitation or suggested social event someone had extended to me. Thinking my response was a clear and appropriate one, I was surprised, confused and yes a bit annoyed by the onslaught of negative comments that followed.

Gaffology 101

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Gaffes are not just meaningless accidents: they reveal more about the true characters of the politicians who make them than they would wish the electorate to know.

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.

11 Signs You Need To Change Course

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

It is possible to change how you communicate with others. You may have habitual ways of interacting, but like driving or playing the piano, communicating is a skill that can be practiced and learned.

Who Owns Hispanic Social Media?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Communication is a fundamental function of human existence. And it does not require corporate sponsorship. That primordial need to listen, and in turn to be heard, will always drive social media.

Unintentional Innuendo: What Is It And Are You Doing It Too?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Why don't we just come out and say what we really mean? The short answer is that there is an awful lot of social pressure to avoid directly criticizing other people.

A Simple Fix To Relationship Miscommunication

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The most common source of miscommunication in any relationship is a very simple one: people routinely fail to realize how little they are actually communicating. In other words, we think we've said a lot more than we actually have.

Are You Monogamous? You Might Want To Ask Your Partner

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Being married and having kids did not increase the couple's likelihood of having agreed upon monogamy. In fact, having children made it less likely for lovers to have an agreement in place.

Three Clues That CEOs or Politicans Are Lying to You

Todd Kashdan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Todd Kashdan

There's nothing wrong with an assumption that people are inherently good while giving them the benefit of the doubt. All I ask is that you go beyond the surface content of what people talk about.