There are a billion legitimate ways to start a conversation that don’t involve exoticizing and othering a complete stranger.
How to handle the question of becoming parents, according to marriage therapists.
Talking about a mother's choices, without a broader conversation of how those choices are shaped by her circumstances, is simplistic ― and dangerous.
That co-worker you have nothing in common with, that cute guy at the bar, even your sister-in-law's cousin.
These instructions from vintage etiquette manuals still ring true—because courtesy never goes out of style.
A) Asking people on an elevator what their weight is. I) Watch a lot of standup comedy. Those guys are the best at improvisation
Practice saying "No" and its semantically softer companions: No thank you. I'd rather not. I don't think so. Not just now
One important way to return to pre-Digital Age times is through the important art of small talk. In a recent Wall Street
There are a million different things you could do to be kind, and you are possibly the world's expert on what your partner would consider kind. But here are eight suggestions. Possibly they will just reinforce what you already know, or maybe they will give you fresh ideas of things to try.
Mary Gaylord is a Program Development Partner with Living Room Conversations, an organization committed to bringing together
One conversationalist shared a story of her deep, meaningful friendship with a cherished friend, and how it began by an insensitive
A battle is a conflict that can be resolved constructively, leading to an enhanced relationship. When you are at war, there are constant, repetitive, unresolved battles. War is not productive and only serves to hamper your relationship, increase dissonance and create more battles.
I often bring together celebs who don't know each other; but, it is rare that they get on as well as young actor, Gentry White, (Lifetime's UnReal and AMC's Turn: Washington's Spies) and James Beard nominated Chef Bruce Kalman of Union in Pasadena and Knead Pasta Co. in L.A.'s Grand Central Market.
After the first round of conversation, a participant named Ann Marie remarked to the group, "After all, we're just walking
I can either let this temporary interaction steer me into a path of negativity where my gremlin will have a party and constantly whine and repeat phrases such as 'I am not enough', or I can ask myself 'whether there's any truth in what's been said?'
How do you build a bond with your child? You don't need big special events to spend with your child or teen. Ordinary everyday moments build your connection. Every day if you just spend time together, those will be moments to remember.
The conversation wasn’t really that important, but it was fun.  We had gotten into the discussion of whether we should incorporate
In years to come, conversations will breathe new life into software--particularly the boring enterprise tools millions of knowledge workers begrudgingly use every day. Conversational user interfaces (CUIs) work because of our familiarity with messaging. Even the most technically complex interactions can look as simple as getting an SMS text when presented as a conversation.