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An Elevator Ride Made Me Braver and Kinder

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

Everyone needs help sometimes -- I don't know a single person who has never needed anything from anyone. This doesn't make us a land of enablers. This doesn't make us weak. This doesn't make us co-dependent. This makes us human.

Grace vs. Niceness in Interracial Dialogue

Morgan Guyton | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can we define the distinction between niceness and grace? I would say that niceness refers to the complex dance of smiling, posturing, innuendo, laughter, self-deprecation, etc. that keeps a conversation pleasant and easygoing. Niceness doesn't always mean that you're being loving.

My Three Favorite Rare Book Stores in Europe

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

I traveled to Europe a few weeks ago and, for the first time, I didn't attend a conference on youth education, or meet with leading business people on how we can innovate startups worldwide. Instead I explored the opportunities provided by a few select bookstores.

Fashion-Forward Pop-Up Disguised as M*A*S*H Tent In a Blah Building Downtown? What a N.I.C.E. Idea

Wyatt Closs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Wyatt Closs

I'm not a fashion critic but certainly a more than casual consumer. I know what I like and I think I know what works and pushes boundaries. N.I.C.E. Collective is making great, well-constructed, minimalistic handsome gear that is modern and ready for the next frontier.

The Best of Summer Travel

Gogobot | Posted 06.27.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Fireworks displays, Slip 'N Slides and soft serve ice cream: summer's here. Check out the best seasonal destinations.

Just What Our Angry Culture Needs: A Book on Being Nice

Mark Joseph | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Joseph

Josh Chetwynd explores being nice through chapters on gestures, songs, words, characters and offerings that spread the love and does so with wit and intelligence.

9 Insanely Nice Things To Say To Your Partner Right Now

OWN | Posted 01.09.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman reveals the small but enormously encouraging things we can say to the ones we love most. Nice Thing #1: "...

We Were Blind: How A Homeless Couple Taught Us To See

Tony Kriz | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Tony Kriz

How does one heal from an addiction of selective sight? How does one stop dismissing anyone who is "other"? How can I grow to see every person as a potential friend or even my teacher?

Ladies, Stop Calling Each Other Lesbians

Uloop | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Uloop

I was enjoying a lovely stroll to Starbucks today when my morning was promptly ruined by the stupidity of a conversation between two ladies behind me....

A Campaign for Civility: The Virtue of Being Nice in Political Discourse

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

With the Republican convention past and the Democratic convention upon us, it seems like a ripe time to ponder the tenor of public discourse.

The Secret of Coolness Revealed

Ilan Dar-Nimrod | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Ilan Dar-Nimrod

We have brought back James Dean to our current days' cool. I could breathe freely again. Cancel my tattoos' removal appointment. Light another smoke.

The 'Nicest Person On The Internet' Admits Why She's Nice

| Emma Straub | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming c...

The Upside And Downside Of Being Nice At Work

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

There is a real paradox in our relationship with the quality of being nice. On the one hand, parents want their kids to be nice. On the other hand, there is a clear sense that being nice can sometimes be a disadvantage.

Beyond Random Acts of Kindness

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.26.2012 | Home
Stuart Muszynski

During the holidays, there's no dearth of goodness in America. But after the New Year's ball drops, we go back to same old same old, where ordinary, everyday niceness is undervalued in our culture.

Caesarean Vs Natural - An Agonising Choice?

Imogen Clements | Posted 01.23.2012 | UK
Imogen Clements

Nice: Will new guidelines, giving women the choice to have a C-section over natural should they want one, present expectant mothers (particularly of f...

Affordable, High Quality Health Care: The Cure for Our Economy

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

For the sake of our entire economy, America must act now to contain health care costs while, at the same time, improving the quality of care.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Struggles With the Language

Katie Beck | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

There is a false security that comes with being spoken to in the very slow, very clear, perfectly-formed French spoken only by French teachers.

WATCH: Headsplitting New Museum Design

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

Vegas, eat your heart out: a new museum in the works, 'La Paille Dans L'œil Du Voisin,' brings imaginative architecture to surreal new heights. Frenc...

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Learns To Love/Hate The French

Katie Beck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

It was clear that our presence was beyond an inconvenience to them. My lack of French, from the looks on their faces, was an offense punishable by death.

Is It NUTS To Sue A Spouse For Not ‘Putting Out’?

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.06.2011 | Divorce
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Should you be obligated to have sex with your spouse? A judge in Nice, France thinks so. He fined a 51-year-old man 8,500 pounds for not having sex with his now ex-wife.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Confronts Corsica And Rotten Cheese

Katie Beck | Posted 10.29.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

It started out tasting like very strong blue cheese, but the flavor quickly went from pungent to spicy and then seemed to coat my tongue and the inside of my mouth like peanut butter.

Pardon My French: Our Heroine Settles In (Kind Of)

Katie Beck | Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

I felt a sudden deep pang of homesickness and, before I knew it, I had tears streaming down my face. Some of the enormity of what I've done seemed to dawn on me in that moment and I felt a very long way from home.

Pardon My French: Filming A Departure...

Katie Beck | Posted 10.15.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

A cab ride, lots of excess baggage fees, a red eye, a few buses and 12 hours later, I arrived in Nice ready to start my new life.

The End of Minnesota Nice

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Pardon My French: Our Heroine Departs

Katie Beck | Posted 10.08.2011 | Travel
Katie Beck

For a moment it felt like the whole world opened up and I was just this tiny little thing in the middle of it, floating there on my own with no work schedule or obligations to keep me rooted in place.