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The Most Beautiful Outhouse Ever

Millie Grenough | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Hike. Meditate. I didn't do either of them seriously until I hit my 40s. Still not "perfect" at either, but much less afraid of them now than I was decades ago. Yes, more skillful.

Trying To Meet Women The Old-Fashioned Way

Al DeLuise | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I'm not sure why women would give me their numbers, even unsolicited on my part, and then never return my calls. Was it a game, give out your number and then see which idiots would actually call you? Is there a bell near their phones that they ring, like bartenders receiving tips, to let the room know that they caught another one?

Pick Up the Phone!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

If you want to make sure that what you are saying is communicated correctly, pick up the phone. And in today's dating world, if you want to make someone feel special, try speaking to them instead of sending them a text.

Outrageous Phone Rates For Immigrant Detainees Protested

New America Media | Posted 05.15.2013 | Latino Voices

RICHMOND, Calif. – At the West County Detention Facility, inmates can pay upwards of $20 for a five-minute phone call to friends, relatives or lawye...

Philadelphia Teacher Who Ridiculed Student For Wearing Mitt Romney T-Shirt Receives Death Threats

Posted 10.08.2012 | Education

Lynette Gaymon, the Pennsylvania teacher accused of ridiculing one of her sophomore geometry students for wearing a pink Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan T-shirt...

Texting: The First Regression in Human Communication

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

What truly makes texting a step backwards for the human race is that texting is MUCH more difficult and time-consuming than talking.

Is Texting Ruining The Art Of Conversation?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology

CHICAGO -- Anna Schiferl hadn't even rolled out of bed when she reached for her cell phone and typed a text to her mom, one recent Saturday. Mom was r...

Why We Should Bring Back The Phone Call

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.25.2012 | Women

Recently, I got into a conversation with some other women here at BuzzFeed about talking on the phone. The consensus: no one does it, unless they're c...

Answering The Telephone For Personal Connection

Jen Bilik | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jen Bilik

No one is more amazed than me by how much I've enjoyed -- and benefited from -- this personal return to the telephone. I find myself thinking about these dear friends and family members more frequently, like they're a regular part of my life, as once upon a time they so deliciously were.

Family Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.23.2011 | San Francisco
Lisa Mirza Grotts

People are always sharing their family etiquette stories with me, so I decided to share some of them with you. The moral of this blog: You're not alone.

Parents, Welcome Those Late-Night Phone Calls!

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 09.21.2011 | Parents
Mary Anne Mercer

All my adult life I have dreaded late-night phone calls. It took only one, many years ago -- news of the suicide of my sister -- to produce an instantaneous panic reaction when I am startled awake by that shrill, nerve-jangling assault of a night-time telephone.

No More Calls, No More Meetings -- Ever?!

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 08.05.2011 | Business
Dr. Susan Corso

Years ago I remember hearing about a CEO new to an international company who took all the chairs out of all the conference rooms as one of his first a...

Want to Get a Job? Mail a Letter

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 05.29.2011 | College
Jasmeet Sidhu

Cold-calling, as terrifying as it can be (especially for a shy person like me!), can be your ticket to opening doors and meeting some really interesting, successful people.

Hello, Virginia? Wyoming Calling

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

It's been going on for two days, with great urgency. Someone in the state of Wyoming is trying desperately to call me but gets shy when I pick up the phone.

Friendship, Caring, and "The Call List"

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 02.16.2010 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Like hand-penned letters, the number of phone calls being made is decreasing relative to other types of electronic communications.

Crackdown On Cell Phone Cabbies

nydailynews.com | By Pete Donohue and Leo Standora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Taxi and Limousine Commission will unveil tough new proposals Friday to crack down on chatty cabbies who yak on their mobile phones while driving....

Robocalls Banned By Government? Not So Much

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's dinnertime, the phone rings and it might be someone important. Instead, you hear a recorded voice: "Congratulations! You've been pre-approved for...

Sam Stein

Bloomberg And Hagel Holding Regular Calls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel have been conducting regular, private phone conversations over the past few mon...

Sam Stein

Could Romney Be Behind the Anti-Mormon N.H. Phone Calls?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Something fishy is going on in New Hampshire and Iowa. Voters in the two early primary states have recently been getting phone calls raising questions...