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An Ode to the Roommates I Don't Have

Julie Daniels | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Julie Daniels

In the several months I've lived in New York, an important distinction has made itself known to me, and that is the difference between doing things alone and doing things on your own.

President Obama Is No Bush

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Obama has accomplished far too much in the face of far too much adversity. To spin his plunging popularity numbers as if he's a complete failure is to horribly mangle the comparison with the president who clearly was a failure.

Corporate Reputation and Brand Are Two Very Different Things

Bob Deutsch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Bob Deutsch

Judging from how CEOs and other executives talk about how strong their brand is, one gets the impression that they equate having a strong brand with having a good reputation.

Has Life Turned Into a Popularity Contest?

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

f we adults don't re-establish a firm gauge for what is important in life, for what sustains and nourishes us, makes us feel genuinely well, and gives us a deeper sense of meaning, we will emotionally and spiritually bankrupt ourselves and future generations.

How Do I Make People Like Me?

Susan Bernstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Being liked by others starts with liking yourself first. If you want to be liked, you have to like yourself. Because no one else can instill in you a quality, such as likability. It has to come from you.

Why Do Youth Bully? The Answer Isn't Simple

Deborah Temkin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Popular kids bully. Happy kids bully. Nice kids bully. Kids who are not abused, not hurting and not sad, bully, and we cannot stop bullying unless we recognize its complex nature and the role it plays for all youth.

What My Students Think About Being Popular

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 05.19.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Teenagers say some of the most profound, and most entertaining, things you could ever imagine.

10 Ways Your Awkward Teenage Years Prepared You To Kick Ass In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

The word "awkward" is practically synonymous with the word "teenager" -- every adolescent undergoes a difficult physical and emotional transformation ...

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.

Reuniting with the Golden Girl

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I remember first seeing her after my "freshman trip" -- a ritual three-day hike embarked upon by freshmen before the official beginning of school. Tan, tall and radiating confidence, she sat in the front of the circle. If Mattel made an "outdoor Barbie," it would have looked just like her.

Another Type of 'Hot' May Madness Among Our Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I now and you know that our teens are busy evaluating each other. Today, though, even I was shocked when I learned that the male teens at Issaquah Hig...

A Letter to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy
Sheila Moeschen

I cannot tell you how many times I have passed by one of your magnificent fashion clubs -- the seizure-inducing bass thumping, the lighting dimmed just so (what would you call that? Disco lighting? Marvelous!), the stifling scent of the latest Diddy fragrance coiling around shoppers.

Global Governance Gets a New Image

Indra Adnan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Impact
Indra Adnan

If you have never heard of Simon Anholt, don't own up to it. Some call him a political entrepreneur, others a global image consultant -- I see him more as a nation therapist, helping countries and more lately, cities, find themselves and their place in the world.

Glass Ceilings...

David Trumble | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Trumble

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6 Things You Won't Miss About High School When You're In College

| Posted 01.29.2013 | Teen

By Shanthi I was browsing through the Internet and stumbled upon an article titled “Why You Truly Never Leave High School.” Sad enough, it’s ...

On Being Your Best Self

Naima Mora | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Naima Mora

It is still a challenge to be myself, in that most people will not understand why I do what I do. That is unimportant. I have spent my life discovering what makes me most happy -- without tampering with the happiness of others.

So Much For 'Revenge Of The Nerds'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

Looks like the popular kids from high school are getting the last laugh after all. A fresh look at data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study -- a...

Best Friends and Bullying: Are they Cousins?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am convinced that a great deal of girl-on-girl and women-on-women bullying would be significantly less likely to occur if we taught our daughters two things: that they don't need to have a best friend and that they should express their feelings directly and kindly.

Why Teen Popularity May Be Miserable

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I think that you should encourage your daughter to make a few good and solid friends. This will be much more beneficial to her than chasing after the often elusive popular kids.

Looking Good and Getting It Right... A Recipe for Despair

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 08.15.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

I am going on record with something right now: Of all the things people do to get in their own way of living a deeply fulfilling life, Looking Good and Getting It Right is the worst tyranny I know.

My Mother Thinks I'm a Witch for Wanting to Ditch my Prom Date

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2012 | Teen
Barbara Greenberg

Months ago, I accepted a prom date from a boy who is also a senior and lives in my neighborhood. Now, the prom is coming up in a week and I would rather stay home then go with this kid.

Things The Facebook Generation Will Not Buy

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale and Michael B. Sauter | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business

24/7 Wall St.: Consumer tastes are changing at a greater rate than ever before. Not surprisingly, the purchasing habits of the youngest generation pre...

Do You 'Like' Me?

James M. Lynch | Posted 03.17.2012 | Home
James M. Lynch

I still remember my grade school days of the '60s at Our Holy Redeemer Catholic school in Freeport, Long Island, when a girl would pay a little attent...

Are Parents Obsessed With Their Kids' Popularity?

Hayley Krischer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Parents
Hayley Krischer

Has the quest for popularity become so anxiety-provoking that parents, who are otherwise involved in their children's lives -- sports, arts, grades, clothing -- would allow their child to pose drunk with a beer can on the Internet?

Life Is Not a Popularity Contest!

Jill Lynne | Posted 01.16.2012 | Technology
Jill Lynne

In the USA where being "likable" is valued perhaps more than in any other place world-wide, social media has unfortunately escalated this phenomena....