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Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The One Daily Talk That Will Benefit Your Marriage

Changing your approach to an end-of-the-day talk can ensure to help both you and your partner unwind.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Secret to Small Talk

The rules of etiquette only count for so much, argues the author of a new book. You also have to care about people.

Politics | POLITICS

Trump has a dangerous disability - The Washington Post

People must let their representatives know just how dangerous this man is.

News | Health & Wellbeing

The Accident No One Talked About

When a family tries to sweep tragedy under the rug, the damage is deep and lasting.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Learn to Say No by Using 'Don’t' Instead of 'Can’t'

Whatever the temptation is, saying "I don't" can empower you to stay true to your goals.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Dog Behavior and Training - Important Lessons from the Presidential Election

The 2016 election is an example of how assumptions can cause us to develop tunnel vision. You may be wondering, what does this have to do with dog behavior

Health & Fitness | News Items

Remembering Childhood Trauma and Abuse That Never Happened

Memory is incredibly malleable -- which means that it's not that difficult to falsely convince someone they experienced something horrific.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Empathy by the Book: How Fiction Affects Behavior

The mental calisthenics required to live inside a fictional character’s skin foster empathy for the people you meet day-to-day. And, surprisingly, not all types of reading have the same effect.

News | Interesting Links

Facebook feuds over politics lead some to unfollow or even unfriend relatives and acquaintances | The Island Packet

In a historically volatile election year, Facebook can become too vitriolic for even the best friends, relatives and acquaintances.

Entertainment | Astrology

Venus & Mercury Enter Regal Sign Leo

Leo it's your time to shine as Venus planet of love and Mercury planet of communication takes its place conjoining your Sun sign in the month of July. With Mercury and Venus traveling at your…

Entertainment | Astrology

The Evolutionary Path of Gemini

The youthful twins of the Zodiac playing with planet Mercury. This is a chatty placement and is associated with short trips, communications, and writing/publications. This is where we learn to spea…

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

How to Communicate Effectively at Work

Master your workplace communicate with tips from Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

'Tell Me About When You Were Little'. Children and Storytelling

Children and storytelling were made for each other. Here are the stories that will intrigue them and expand their world more than any other.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Instantly Read Someone's Personality With One Question

One type of question can indirectly reveal a lot about a person's personality.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids' beliefs about intelligence

Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligenc

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

In-Sync™ Newsletter - April 2016

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

19 Truths That Are All Too Real If You're An Introvert

It can be a challenge to have a complex inner life. Introverts are often mistaken as unfriendly or shy when in reality they just prefer reflection and solitude. What’s so wrong with a little silence and alone time? (Answer: Nothing).

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

How to Be a Good Kisser – 10 Tips From Scientific Research

What Does Science Say About How To Be A Good Kisser? Regular readers might be saying “What the hell is this, Cosmo Magazine?” In all…

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Answer the Salary Question During a Job Interview

Your starting salary sets the bar for your future earnings, from overtime to raises and promotions, so it's important to get it right.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The Family Footsteps We Follow

The glory of a close family is that you never lack for cheerleaders, enveloping you in support. The flip side is that you never lack for judges, weighing you down with expectations.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

When Friends Are 'Like Family'

The comfort of a close bond can sometimes morph into the restraints of bondage.

News | Interesting Links

Metaphors That Make Us Feel Clean and Dirty, Literally

Liars who want mouthwash? Research shows that our brains can’t always separate what’s reality and what’s metaphor, says Robert M. Sapolsky.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

There are certain intimate and awkward topics couples should discuss before the wedding — unless you prefer to be surprised years later.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

A Slow-Motion Demise, a Fast-Forward Repair

As her own marriage crumbles, a sister plays matchmaker for her divorced younger brother.

News | Health & Wellbeing

The Remarkable Power of Touch -

The power of touch is profound. It heals, connects, nourishes and soothes. It is a fundamental part of the human experience and can nurture relationships an

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Phew! It's Normal. An Age by Age Guide for What to Expect From Kids & Teens - And What They Need From Us

Being a kid or a teen is not for lightweights - it's tough out there! There are important things that need to be done, that only they can do. The nature of these jobs depends on the developmental stage they are at. 

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Proven Way to Feel Less Anxious, More Confident & More Empowered in Two Minutes

Anxiety is such a human experience. Anyone who has stretched themselves far enough to do something brave would have scraped against it in some way. If anxiety could, it would throw its wild warrior arms around us, smother us with kisses and tell us it was

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

No. 37: Big Wedding or Small? - NYTimes.com

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The Simple Way to Strengthen and Protect Your Relationship

There is something quick and easy and powerful that could strengthen your relationship and help to protect it from turning into ash. It is something that can be done every day – many times during the day – and according to new research, it makes a rem

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

Communication: Transform Conflicts Into Healing

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Best Communication Tools & Handbook!!

Have you ever thought of sharing P.E.T. with others?  Hear what Peggy has to say about her rewarding experience teaching P.E.T.! Dr. Thomas Gordon's, Paren

Psychology | Relationships

The Secret to Having a Good but Difficult Conversation

Do your difficult conversations seem to create more problems? Follow these steps to prepare, enter, and engage the person to increase your odds of having a good outcome:

Psychology | Relationships

6 Surprising Ways to Communicate Better With Your Partner

Are you having troubles talking about your feelings to someone you love? Does your partner run the other way any time you bring up the word “feeling”?

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

The Hormone That Bonds Humans to Dogs

The hormone oxytocin has evolved into playing a major role in bringing humans and dogs together, Robert M. Sapolsky says.

Psychology | Relationships

The 3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Partner

These three all-too-common phrases relate to remarks—whether well-meaning or not—virtually guaranteed to antagonize your mate. Regardless of your motive, the likely reaction to such ill-chosen expressions will range from their going completely silent

Psychology | Relationships

How Threat Emotions Cause Us To Misread Our Partner

Whenever we’re anxious or angry, we’re prone to misread our partner. By learning to recognize how emotions shape perceptions, we can restore close connections.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teaching #Kids How To Set & #Protect Their #Boundaries (And Keep #ToxicPeople Out)

Teaching kids how to set boundaries is an important life skill. Here's how to to protect your kids from the people who might shrink them.

Psychology | Relationships

Body Language: Understanding Non-Verbal Communication

Learn how to understand and interpret other people's body language, and how to use body language effectively at work.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to be Über-Successful in Your Love Life & in Your Career

As the Communication Success blog celebrates surpassing 1 million views, below are the top 10 most read, Facebook-liked, and retweeted articles from its first year. May these resources help you become ultra-successful in your love life, in your career, an

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Random Acts of Kindness - Mental Health & Happiness

If today is a day where you feel that our world is more and more disconnected, angry, alienated and cruel then today would be a great day for you to spread some random acts of kindness.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

5 Ways to Cultivate Empathy for Others - Happify Daily

Did you know that empathetic people have more satisfying relationships and perform better at work? Here are 5 tips for increasing your own levels of empathy.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Be Less Irritable With Your #Child Today

The key to any kind of successful parenting is keeping our cool -- self-regulation. We have to model the behavior that we want to see in our kids. This means that our adult-tantrums (a.k.a. yelling fits) are not helping us folks....

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

8 Ways To Maintain A Strong Connection With Your Kids

As we become more connected to our smartphones and other devices, there's an increasing sense of disconnection and loneliness that pervades our lives. While we may expect this feeling with

Psychology | Relationships

5 Tips for Avoiding Conflict in Your Relationship

My husband and I got into a fight over a pillowcase. It was one of those times where it was clearly his fault, and I was sure he would apologize. He didn't. Instead he seemed surprised that I wasn't apologizing to him. How could we have such different vie

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

16 Questions That Can Revive Your Relationship

Looking back can make going forward easier and more meaningful.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The Best Advice for Any Couple

Can you relate?

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

25 Ways To Ask Your #Kids 'So How Was #School Today?' Without Asking Them 'So How Was School Today?'

As my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them -- but I know it's going to be worth the work....

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

28 Ways To Ask Your Teens 'How Was School Today?' Without Asking Them 'How Was School Today?'

When you get engaged dialogue with a teen, it's never disappointing. It's guaranteed to be interesting; sometimes it can be very enlightening; and it's ALWAYS worth the work. ALWAYS....

News | Interesting Links

It's Not About The Nail