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Express Yourself

Why these cute little faces could be damaging your relationships


Humans 101

A guide to saying the quiet part loud

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  • Don’t want to be rejected.
  • Don’t want to upset the other person or damage our relationship with them.
  • Don’t want the conversation to get out of control.
  • Don’t know how to raise a difficult issue skillfully.
  • You suffer because you bottle up unexpressed thoughts and…


Humans 101

My article on verbal aikido couldn’t save me from an avoidable argument

Silhouette of man writing on book behind textured glass.
Silhouette of man writing on book behind textured glass.
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Past Is Prologue

And other examples of why more is more in Italy

The Statue of David in Florence. Photo: iStock


Humans 101

Focus on what you can control — your attitude and your behavior

Many multi-colored balloons in the dark sky.
Many multi-colored balloons in the dark sky.
Photo: Tawan Chaisom/EyeEm/Getty Images

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl


Humans 101

Your (over)use of a certain emoji may hint at your values and flaws

Illustration of two hands over a crystal ball with emoticons inside.
Illustration of two hands over a crystal ball with emoticons inside.
Illustration: Mark Starmach


Humans 101

The everyday martial art of talking to someone who disagrees with you

A blue silhouette of a bald person overlapping a red silhouette of a long-haired person, all on a yellow background.
A blue silhouette of a bald person overlapping a red silhouette of a long-haired person, all on a yellow background.
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This Is Us

Asking someone how they are just isn’t the same anymore

Surreal man standing on the wall of a blue cubic room.
Surreal man standing on the wall of a blue cubic room.
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This Is Us

In fact, we’ve got more than enough

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Lived Through This

I had 50 painfully uncomfortable conversations with strangers to practice being assertive under pressure. Here’s what I learned.

A photo of smaller dinosaur figurines in front of a T-rex figurine.
A photo of smaller dinosaur figurines in front of a T-rex figurine.
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