Archive for month: August, 2022

Why talking to strangers is good for you

Want to live a more meaningful life? TED Courses are here to help. Taught by some of your favorite TED speakers, each course will educate you, inspire you and illuminate new ways of being and thinking. Plus, it will connect you [...]

How to have better, deeper conversations

It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting down for dinner with an old friend to catch up. You’re in the middle of sharing an anecdote when their phone dings. Their eyes shift to the screen, and they slide their device [...]

6 relationship resolutions to make this year

Most of us intuitively know that having close, supportive relationships is important to our general happiness and well-being. Decades of scientific research confirm that human connection not only affects our mental health but is also a key determinant to how [...]

Why are some people irritable all the time? And what can you do?

As a psychologist who’s been in private practice for 25 years, I’ve seen that there are as many kinds of relationship problems as there are humans on this planet. But one issue that keeps coming up is about irritability — [...]

5 tips to writing emails that will always get you a reply

Emails are just as fundamental these days as food and water in our lives, and they form a large part of our daily communications. Roughly 300 billion emails are sent around the world every day, according to Statista. On average, each of [...]

How to raise emotionally intelligent kids

I’d like you to take a moment and imagine you’re four years old. You’re building a tower, and you’re really proud of it. But then the next minute another child comes running along and kicks over your tower. You are [...]

We all know people who just can’t apologize — here’s why

Since I started writing the “Dear Guy” column, I’ve received many letters from readers asking why some people in their lives just seem unable to apologize — even when they’re clearly in the wrong. Are they just stubborn? Or is there [...]