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What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Autism In Our Family

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

He alone makes me a better mother than I thought I would ever have to be. Every point he makes, I see his side -- and I pray he understands that I'm ALWAYS on his team.

8 Ways to Amp Up Your Personality

Diane Gottsman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

When you are solely focused on building a career, everything else can seem inconsequential. Building new relationships, while maintaining existing ones, is an important part of your business success. How do your social skills measure up?

5 Tips to Be a Social Badass

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

People have a tendency to be so wrapped up in themselves. This kind of egocentricity is natural, but it won't help you stand out. Make someone feel good about themselves today and give them a thoughtful compliment.

Making Art? Getting Healthy? There Are Kids' Apps for That -- and More

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

There's a seemingly endless supply of apps for practicing math, vocabulary, grammar and other traditional school subjects. But you may be surprised to know what else kids can learn.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Why Successful People Understand Different Personalities

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

You can make your job more successful and enjoyable if you take the time to understand your coworkers. Being on everyone's radar as the guy who works with people and leverages their skills, instead of the guy who pushes and shoves people, will make you the superstar in any organization.

Reversed Leadership: How to Manage Your Boss

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D.

If you dislike your boss and help him move up in the organization, you will solve two problems: first, you will make your boss like you; second, you will no longer have him as a boss, but his support will be even more instrumental than ever.

Reading Study Highlights Big Advantage Of Highbrow Literature

| Kelly Servick | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science

Fifty Shades of Grey may be a fun read, but it’s not going to help you probe the minds of others the way War and Peace might. That’s the conclusio...

The Hardest Part Of Helping My Daughter With Her Recess Problem

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Ahh, yes. Recess. Also known as the jungle. It is the bane of every neurotic parent's existence, the nagging worry in the pit of a school's stomach, the dreaded and longed-for unstructured play time.

Anti-Bully? Sure -- But What About Pro-Friend?

Carlin Flora | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carlin Flora

It only takes one. Just one friend, that is, to reduce a child's chances of being bullied, and, if he is bullied, of developing depression as a result.

In Defense of Parents: A Child Therapist's Dissent

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Here are the essential elements of a balanced, supportive approach to raising successful and caring children. It is not either/or. We can encourage our children's self-expression and also teach them self-restraint.

What Is the Best (e.g. Most Efficient) Way To Spend Time With Someone?

Quora | Posted 01.28.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Leo Polovets, Early LinkedIn engineer, ex-Googler, currently an engineer at Factual This was...

How Turkey Day Flexibility Can Lead to Success in Life

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

As much as we look forward to sharing the bounty at our holiday tables with friends and family each year, some parts of the long weekend can be a little trying.

We Can All Help

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.13.2013 | New York
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

There are many ways in which children, both typically developing and those with special needs, can help when times are tough. Simultaneously, parents and educators should jump on these opportunities to teach functional skills.

8 Life Skills Everyone Needs To Know

Posted 11.02.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman What are the unexpected, underdiscussed tricks to living life to the fullest? Columnist Leigh Newman weighs in. ...

James Bond, Tootsie, and Don Draper: Reinventing the American Male

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

Too much time in front of a computer screen robs boys from developing the social and physical interaction skills required to relate to people in general, and women in particular.

A New MCAT and a New Focus for Future Doctors

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

For a profession focused on caring for people, it's a wonder that so little attention is paid to empathy, compassion, or communication skills in the selection of future doctors.

Why It Bugs Me When People Say: "I Must Have A.D.D.!"

Lori Day | Posted 04.17.2012 | Home
Lori Day

There seems to be an outbreak of self-diagnosed A.D.D. among individuals who simply have no manners. What is going on? Do I need to put Ritalin in my tic-tac dispenser and offer it to the afflicted?

Rich Less Likely To Be Attuned To Others' Suffering, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

Social psychologists are making an argument that Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying for months: Many rich people just aren't in the habit ...

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.

Is Social Media Making Us Anti-Social?

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 08.14.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Being present has become a notable problem as social media and new technology have evolved. When we become intertwined with social media, we fall into a techno trance where things like manners and awareness get pushed aside.

Overnight Successes Take Time

James M. Lynch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James M. Lynch

As a business coach I talk to a broad spectrum of potential clients.

Facebook Movie: The Arrogance of Achievement vs. the Arrogance of Inheritance

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Bella DePaulo

The word on the street is that the Facebook movie, The Social Network, ruins Mark Zuckerberg's reputation. I'm not so sure.

The Business of Etiquette in the New Millennium: Business and Social Introductions

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

The ability to get along with others, to demonstrate good manners, and to make others feel comfortable has become increasingly important to career success. So let's get down to basics.