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When Friends Avoid Tough Topics: Share a Story, Hear a Story

Diane Gage Lofgren | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Diane Gage Lofgren

Many get riveted to train-wreck TV and dramatic news from afar, but when it hits closer to home, they head for the hills. Why do tough topics seem to be the third rail of some friendships?

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? -- Part 2

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

IDD (Intimacy Deficiency Disorder) is an insidious relationship-threatening condition that if unaddressed can undermine and severely damage even the m...

The Holiday Collection: How to Start a Conversation at a Cocktail Party

Debra Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Giving the gift of conversation is worthwhile to everyone. True success comes from taking the first step and saying hello. The topic is not nearly as important as the effort.

What We Really Fight About When We Fight About Money

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Because the subject of money can be so highly charged, it is a formidable challenge to stay in dialogue with a partner in a respectful responsible way. For some couples, it may require a great many conversations over time to set policies in place that are mutually satisfying.

How to Give the Best Presentation You Possibly Can

Karl Gude | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
Karl Gude

Your goal as a speaker is to be relevant to your audience, engage them, have them learn something and then perhaps persuade them to do something with this newfound knowledge.

We Need to Talk

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

I sounded so peculiar, what with the references to cawfee and my bawss, the long Philadelphia oooo's in "you knoooooow," my hodgepodge Berks County/Philly/Jewish mother affect. Who else tawks like that?

Talk It Out Before You Walk Out

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

It really does matter how we exit our relationships. If we get into unhealthy patterns of throwing people away, or cutting them off without so much as a word, we damage ourselves. And we damage other people who were simply caught being human.

Orlando Jones Stars in New Interactive Web Series 'Meridian'

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Meridian stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, MAD TV) as Jeff, a bored employee at a tech support call center whose life is changed when he discovers a mysterious Aztec amulet.

SourceFed's Joe Bereta on Engaging YouTube Journalism and Unbiased Reporting (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Shira Lazar

Joe dishes his best advice on how to tackle unbiased reporting, fully engage with viewers over controversial issues and find the most entertaining and emotional ways to present stories -- all on YouTube.

Less Talk, More Action

Amanda Slavin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I think there is a time and place in a casual setting with people you love and trust to over-discuss and to over-share, and there is a time to listen, to absorb and to be strategic with your responses.

A Diva Is Gone: Vesta, You'll Be Missed

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.23.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Vesta Williams was one of the greatest singers in R&B and music, period. And I was lucky enough to call her a friend. Her voice is now silenced but her drive and passion live on forever in her music and videos.

Shearer Uneasy With Corps in New Katrina Film

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's easy to forget about Katrina and New Orleans, since it was almost six years ago. But actor/comic/filmmaker Harry Shearer has not forgotten. As a part-time resident of New Orleans he's lived it from the beginning.

The Life Out Loud: Sometimes You Need To Shut Up

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Think meditation is only for those "spiritual types"? The kind of people who chant "Hare Krishna" as they dance about in their orange robes? So did I. Until I really tried it, that is.

David Foster a BMI Icon

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

The BMI Pop Music Awards, while star studded, may not be handing out awards to household names unless you're one of the people that hit the "Get Info" button on the track or are an aspiring singer/songwriter.

A Year Out: Deepwater Horizon Is Obama's Katrina

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Jason Anderson, Aaron Dale Burkeen, Donald Clark, Stephen Curtis, Roy Wyatt Kemp, Karl Kleppinger, Gordon Jones (M-I SWACO), Blair Manuel (M-I SWACO),...

Crowds Turn Out for Celebrity Grand Prix in Long Beach

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.27.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

For 37 years residents of Long Beach have started many an April day with the sound of roaring race car engines, helicopters and planes overhead and tens of thousands of people descending on the city for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

President Obama's Budget Talk: Did I Miss Something?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

In the budget "debate" the Democrats have had it wrong all the time. They contended that the budget was no place to have an ideological debate about things like Planned Parenthood, the EPA or NPR. But that's exactly the place to have that debate.

Obama on Libya: Mission Accomplished?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

On Monday, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to tell the American people about his decision to use military force to intervene in the Libyan...

Coming Full Circle: Ireland After St. Pat's

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Charles Karel Bouley

Ireland may be a world away for so many of you, but let me tell you, it's waiting to welcome you. It's been welcoming people for thousands of years and will go on.

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

The Failure of Mediation Efforts in Lebanon and Ivory Coast

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Mediation requires an entirely different skill set than diplomacy. Who is Saud al-Faisal and what are his qualifications to mediate between Hezbollah and al-Hariri?

A Way To Have Deep Conversations Online... No, Really

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Assaf Peretz has provided a great place online for people to have deep conversations about things that matter: the innovative social website www.THINQon.com.

Traces: Cirque of the Street

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Traces has the acrobatics of a Cirque production, the raw excitement and street feel of any current dance movie or So You Think You Can Dance.

Tucson: In the Blame Game, We All Lose

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Karel Bouley

A mentally unbalanced person took a gun and opened fire on a "town hall" gathering in Tucson, AZ one sunny January weekend at the beginning of 2011. H...

Hair Is Still Groovy After All These Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps the new era doesn't need a new musical to explain the frustrations, the fears, the hopes of the youth of today; perhaps it already has it in Hair.