Assertive, Not Aggressive

Assertive, Not Aggressive

How to assert yourself in a nice way.

Do You Listen to Others or to Yourself?

Decide what's right to do and you'll procrastinate less.

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Should Women Pursue Men?

The seas of dating can be turbulent - where’s a lifesaver when you need one?

15 Tools For An "Instant Happy"

Quickie attitude makeovers

Get Off on the Right Foot So Your Viewpoints Won't Get Left Out

To speak up effectively on tough topics, use these six simple starter-phrases.

5 Ways to Handle Your Obnoxiously Political Facebook Friends

Remember these things to stay sane online.

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

A look at 'successful psychopaths'

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

The Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Their Kids

Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

Serving Others' Interests While Neglecting Your Own

Protect your time and assert your interests.

How to Talk to Relatives about Family Dysfunction

Recalcitrant relatives have ways to derail constructive family problem solving

Lego Game

How to find out what's really going on in your team?


How powerful are words? The world was created with one

Teen Girls: Nibbling to Separate

Keeping perspective on your daughter’s changing behavior

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Criticism vs. Feedback--Which One Wins, Hands-Down? (Part 2)

How to optimize the chances that your frustrations will be heard.

The Six Attributes of Courage

Quotes and exercises to help you be your best and bravest self

How to Ask for Help

Learn to communicate skillfully with others so you can get the help you need.

The 9 Habits of Highly Effective Complainers

There are ways to get attention, and ways to get ignored. Learn the difference.

Toxic Leaders Publicly Humiliate and Poison Employees

Bosses need healthy alternatives to emotional, toxic outbursts at work.

The Assertiveness Habit

Assertiveness is essential for habit change—and for self-respect.

When Caregivers Care Too Much

4 warning signs that caregiving is damaging you and your loved one

The Dangers of Self-Identifying as “Too Nice”

Defining yourself as "too nice" causes trouble.

What's the matter with girls these days?

The brightest girls are in the most trouble of all.

How to Advise and Help Your Kids Without Driving Them (or Yourself) Crazy

Guidelines for really helping, not pestering, your kids.

Unsolicited Advice: I Hate It, You Hate It, and so Do Your Kids

Why do we especially dislike unsolicited advice from loved ones?

Singlism: Should We Just Shrug It Off?

If singlism is no big deal, then let's turn the tables.

Sleep & Grad School: How Important Is It For Students?

The latest research on sleep hygiene and well-being for graduate students

Protect Yourself from Pushy People

Turn the tables on pushy people by controlling the agenda.

How Being Direct Spices Up Your Love Life

Don't be afraid to ask for more sex!

Would You Date Someone Who Doesn't Have An iPhone?

What does a Razor phone say about you as a person?

Sight without seeing: Balint's syndrome

How brain injury can cause a perception disconnect

Don't Be Intimidated

Bring mindful awareness to how your brain reacts to feeling threatened.

How To Turn Consumer Wrongs into Rights

Got a complaint? Follow these 5 steps to get consumer satisfaction