assumptions

It's a mental trap. It may look like you're in control, efficiently evaluating a situation based on the evidence, but you're
Instead of talking about things, and embracing change, we get stuck in old notions and beliefs which at the core are a threat
While Kisa Gotami's story did not have a Hollywood ending, she came to realize that her grief and suffering were not hers
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
I have lived a privileged life made rich by an education and resources that helped me flourish. These privileges separate me from the suffering people in Appalachia who I think and write about. But since my diagnosis, for the first time in my life, I have an immature, but nontrivial, inkling of how social stigma feels.
Organizational cultures are not universally good or universally bad for every person. Just because two organizations have the exact same activities (i.e. casual Fridays and philanthropic events) doesn't mean that those activities are received the same way at each company by the employees.
Set boundaries and stick to them-- Saying NO is about establishing boundaries. When you establish a clear sense of what is
From catcalls to creeps rubbing up against you in the subway and sexual comments in the workplace, many women experience sexual harassment every day. Watch some of our best conversations as HuffPost Live delves into this timely topic.
Stay open minded and try to understand where the other person is coming from. You will never really know what other people are thinking unless you have mind reading superpowers.
Almost all of the responses were supportive and empathetic, and many people shared their own stories. Some commenters, however
Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in the production and development of Disney•Pixar's film "Inside Out." The film is named "Inside Out" because it is about the inner workings of the mind, which controls how people behave.
Catcalls on the street, creepy men rubbing up against you in the subway and sexual comments by someone at work. Many women experience sexual harassment every day. Watch some of our best conversations as HuffPost Live delves into this timely topic.
An invisible script is an assumption that is so baked in to how you view the world and your choices that you don't even question it. It often involves an inner voice telling you what you should do, need to do, or can't do.
I had lunch recently with a new friend. In the midst of our 'getting to know you' questions, I asked if she had kids. She responded 'no.' The moment was uncomfortable. I felt awkward for asking. We moved on to another topic. This discomfort stayed with me.
I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.
My teachers are 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds and 5-and-6-and-7-year-olds. I get schooled by chefs and servers and guys smoking butts on the street. And today, it was The Lady In The Red Pontiac.
And again I found myself guilty of having made false assumptions and was reminded that all is not what it appears to be -- that because a person is successful and admired deeply by so many, doesn't mean he doesn't suffer his own demons.
All humor aside, however, I think it goes beyond just avoiding the problems that follow when we make assumptions. When we