SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Engage

 Sharing the financials is key to keeping a good relationship.

How to Talk to Your Spouse About Your Freelance Income

Sharing the financials is key to keeping a good relationship.

by Kara Baskin

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

5 Things You Should Expect From Your Coach

Find out what to expect from a professional coach and three things you should be doing yourself.

by Janice Holly Booth

Women who become roommates at midlife are finding their money goes farther and their life gets larger

Sharing a House: The New Wave in Living

Women who become roommates at midlife are finding their money goes farther and their life gets larger

by Sarah Mahoney, AARP

The communication skills that are essential for negotiating, deal-making, problem-solving—and life change.

How To Be Curious in Conversation (and Why You Should)

The communication skills that are essential for negotiating, deal-making, problem-solving—and life change.

by Kara Baskin

I’m a latecomer to the world of winks and air kisses, but I am determined to give flirting a try.

The Gentle Art of Flirting

I’m a latecomer to the world of winks and air kisses, but I am determined to give flirting a try.

by Rachel Blumme

Follow these three steps to accept yourself and stop being swayed by other people opinions.

How To Love Yourself as Much as You Love Other People

Follow these three steps to accept yourself and stop being swayed by other people opinions.

by Janice Holly Booth

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of  ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

What Shonda Rhimes Knows About Healthy Eating and a Happy Life

Saying yes is the way to live, says the creator of ”How to Get Away With Murder.”

by Janice Holly Booth

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

Are Your Parents At Risk for Scams?

Here’s how to protect mom and dad from the newest breed of con artists.

by Sid Kirchheimer

The quickest route to success is to be curious, relentlessly curious—and to realize that both you and the organization have changed.

Returning to a Former Workplace? Knock It Out of the Park

The quickest route to success is to be curious, relentlessly curious—and to realize that both you and the organization have changed.

by Kara Baskin

Making this one little tweak to your communication style will improve all your relationships.

How To Talk So Others Will Really Hear You

Making this one little tweak to your communication style will improve all your relationships.

by Janice Holly Booth

How to discuss hot-button issues—and still keep your friends

Conversation for Grownups

How to discuss hot-button issues—and still keep your friends

by Marlo Thomas

Research uncovers the science of luck, and the benefits of courting serendipity.

It Isn’t Just Dumb Luck: Put Serendipity To Work for You

Research uncovers the science of luck, and the benefits of courting serendipity.

by Sarah Mahoney

Face-to-Face Trumps Facebook in Quelling Depression

by Janice Holly Booth

If your friends are racially diverse, it can make you better at your job, a new study finds.

How Your Friends Determine Your Success at Work

If your friends are racially diverse, it can make you better at your job, a new study finds.

by Janice Holly Booth

Creating a new circle of friends is easier than you think. Click through our slide show to explore 10 fun ways that bring people together.  —Adapted from ”Pocket Neighborhoods” by Ross Chapin

Slideshow: Come Together, Right Now

Creating a new circle of friends is easier than you think. Click through our slide show to explore 10 fun ways that bring people together. —Adapted from ”Pocket Neighborhoods” by Ross Chapin

by Jay Walljasper , *Writer *Speaker *Storyteller

            The line between tedious and ridiculous is thinner than you think. Here’s how to walk it.

How (and Why) To Inject Humor Into Your Personal Brand

The line between tedious and ridiculous is thinner than you think. Here’s how to walk it.

by Kara Baskin

Social-media buddies inspire us to exercise long and strong.

Need New Motivation To Exercise? It’s a Click Away

Social-media buddies inspire us to exercise long and strong.

by Sarah Mahoney

Yes, we can teach the younger generation, but we can learn from them too.

How To Work With Millennials

Yes, we can teach the younger generation, but we can learn from them too.

by Mary W. Quigley

 Four strategies for working well with colleagues of all ages.

Succeeding in the Multi-generational Workplace

Four strategies for working well with colleagues of all ages.

by Janice Holly Booth

The Italians do it naturally. Here’s how to start an intellectual conversation that really leads somewhere, and connects you more strongly with friends.

Reviving the Lost Art of Dialogue

The Italians do it naturally. Here’s how to start an intellectual conversation that really leads somewhere, and connects you more strongly with friends.

by Janice Holly Booth

Never turn down a chance to talk about your job—you may find yourself reconnecting with your work.

How 30 Teenagers Made Me Appreciate My Career

Never turn down a chance to talk about your job—you may find yourself reconnecting with your work.

by Kara Baskin

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

Purpose: Secret to a Longer, Healthier Life

A noted scientist talks about why finding purpose in life is the best defense against aging

by Janice Holly Booth

Putting your mindfulness where your mouth is can transform the way you communicate. Explore these techniques for mindful communication.

A Life-Changing Way To Listen

Putting your mindfulness where your mouth is can transform the way you communicate. Explore these techniques for mindful communication.

by Sarah Mahoney

   Careful—that post about your triathlon, hot spouse or weight-loss triumph may send the wrong signal.

New Study Reveals Facebook Faux Pas

Careful—that post about your triathlon, hot spouse or weight-loss triumph may send the wrong signal.

by Sarah Mahoney

Look for intuition and integrity—and these 4 other guideposts—to make the best choice.

How to Hire an Assistant Who Will Make Your Business Grow

Look for intuition and integrity—and these 4 other guideposts—to make the best choice.

by Kara Baskin

 Enlist the power of others to make your idea stand out

Building a Contact List Into a Community

Enlist the power of others to make your idea stand out

by Janice Holly Booth

Women with big social networks reduce their risk of dementia by 26%.

How Friendship Keeps Our Brains Healthy

Women with big social networks reduce their risk of dementia by 26%.

by Michelle Diament

 Tougher isn’t necessarily better when it comes to engaging your employees

How—and Why—To Soften Your Leadership Style

Tougher isn’t necessarily better when it comes to engaging your employees

by Kara Baskin

You can calm your life with this system

Simple Rules To Live and Love By

You can calm your life with this system

by Janice Holly Booth

How to merge your passion with your profession

Bring Your Hobby To Work

How to merge your passion with your profession

by Kara Baskin

Make social media your ally, not your enemy, in keeping friendships strong.

5 Ways To Be a Better Friend, Starting Today

Make social media your ally, not your enemy, in keeping friendships strong.

by Pamela Redmond

Making yourself accountable to someone who’s on the same life trajectory can help you succeed

Put Peer Pressure To Work

Making yourself accountable to someone who’s on the same life trajectory can help you succeed

by Janice Holly Booth

In a small town, a big idea for forming friendships takes off

Girls Night Out Gets a Makeover

In a small town, a big idea for forming friendships takes off

by Janice Holly Booth

Tap the power of social networks to shed those stubborn pounds

Weight Loss Data You Can’t Ignore

Tap the power of social networks to shed those stubborn pounds

by Janice Holly Booth

Raising the bar on your relationships with your colleagues can enrich your job—if you approach it right

Why You Need Friends at Work

Raising the bar on your relationships with your colleagues can enrich your job—if you approach it right

by Kara Baskin

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

The Conversation That Can Make Your Day

Chatting on the subway boosts your happiness, research reveals

by Janice Holly Booth

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

Don’t Live in a Strangerhood

Got a problem neighbor? Time to create a community

by Janice Holly Booth

 Increasing your connection to others make reimagination easier

Up Your Empathy

Increasing your connection to others make reimagination easier

by Sarah Mahoney

Reboot any team by implementing these elements

The 3 Qualities That Make a Great Team

Reboot any team by implementing these elements

by Janice Holly Booth

 How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

Same Job, More Meaning

How adding a little at-work volunteering can give your career an instant happiness boost

by Sarah Mahoney

Maybe it’s time to stop believing in fairy tales and search for your soulmate.

Still Searching For Your Soulmate?

Maybe it’s time to stop believing in fairy tales and search for your soulmate.

by Janice Holly Booth

 When your work day flat-lines, here’s how to jump start your spirits

Six Ways to Sneak Fun Into a Boring Day

When your work day flat-lines, here’s how to jump start your spirits

by Kara Baskin

 Don’t love your job? Can’t escape it either? Try this

5 Steps To Liking Your Job a Little More

Don’t love your job? Can’t escape it either? Try this

by Kara Baskin

Researchers say tackling a new tongue refreshes your noggin—even if your language skills stink

Hola! Learning a Language Badly Builds Your Brain

Researchers say tackling a new tongue refreshes your noggin—even if your language skills stink

by Sarah Mahoney

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

This Valentine’s Day, Spread the Love

Doing good and helping others is where it’s at

by Janice Holly Booth

Shared backgrounds have a big say in whether you stay together in a strong relationship.

The One Sure Way To Ignite a Love That Lasts

Shared backgrounds have a big say in whether you stay together in a strong relationship.

by Janice Holly Booth

 If you’re a guy, it’s great. If you’re the wife, it could spell trouble for your marriage

The Trouble With Loving Your Mother In Law

If you’re a guy, it’s great. If you’re the wife, it could spell trouble for your marriage

by Janice Holly Booth

Yes, there’s someone out there for you and no, it doesn’t have to be scarier than the first time around. Here is advice on how to date again.

Field Guide To Dating After Divorce

Yes, there’s someone out there for you and no, it doesn’t have to be scarier than the first time around. Here is advice on how to date again.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Why workplace schmoozing isn’t just fun, it’s strategic

The Simple Human Act That Can Protect Your Job

Why workplace schmoozing isn’t just fun, it’s strategic

by Kara Baskin

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

Playing Music Can Make You Smarter

Learning to play a musical instrument, writing a story, or shaping clay on a potter’s wheel all stimulate the brain. They provide novelty, problem-solving and complexity—a crucial triad of ingredients for maintaining brain fitness while also being fun, meaningful and satisfying.

by Francine Toder

You bet your down-dog it can—if you’re game to try new poses like Lover’s Lift and Soul Mates

Just Say Om: Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

You bet your down-dog it can—if you’re game to try new poses like Lover’s Lift and Soul Mates

by Janice Holly Booth

Research confirms the paintball principle: when discomfort is shared, bonding blooms

I Feel Your Pain—and That’s Good

Research confirms the paintball principle: when discomfort is shared, bonding blooms

by Janice Holly Booth

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

Men, Grab a Mop. It Could Be an Aphrodisiac

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

by Janice Holly Booth

There’s comfort in long relationships, but there’s danger too. Does your sex life need a jump-start?

Can Contentment Kill Desire?

There’s comfort in long relationships, but there’s danger too. Does your sex life need a jump-start?

by Janice Holly Booth

Reconfigure your job to make yourself happier

How To Thrive, Not Just Survive

Reconfigure your job to make yourself happier

by Eilene Zimmerman

Go ahead. Swing into action, whether it’s a work project that rewards, friend time that energizes, or solitude that heals.

Trying to Balance Your Life? The Critical Element Isn’t Time. It’s Energy

Go ahead. Swing into action, whether it’s a work project that rewards, friend time that energizes, or solitude that heals.

by Victoria Scanlan Stefanakos

Get active not passive, and invite emotion to the table, says a best-selling business writer

Conversations That Foster Change

Get active not passive, and invite emotion to the table, says a best-selling business writer

by Kara Baskin

We put four famous film scenes to the test, along with negotiation tips from expert Noesner

What Movies Teach Us About Negotiating

We put four famous film scenes to the test, along with negotiation tips from expert Noesner

So the status quo isn’t working, but you’re not quite ready to shake up things? No problem! Here’s what you can do in the meantime

Hurry up and Wait… for Change

So the status quo isn’t working, but you’re not quite ready to shake up things? No problem! Here’s what you can do in the meantime

by Gwen Moran

The three actions that kept me going after a family tragedy can guide you through hard times too.

Life Change Alert: Curveball Coming!

The three actions that kept me going after a family tragedy can guide you through hard times too.

by Pamela Mitchell

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

Go Ahead, Make Music. It’ll Boost Your Brain

Psychologist Francine Toder braved cello lessons in her sixties, to discover beautiful music and a brighter brain.

by Francine Toder

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

Fleeing Silicon Valley for a Saner Lifestyle

How one couple transplanted their business to a calmer, more affordable place.

by Sarah Mahoney

Forget leaky cabins and shared showers. A new breed of adult sleepaway camp offers up the chance to unplug, kick back, and maybe even learn a thing or two.

Six Reasons To Send Yourself To Camp

Forget leaky cabins and shared showers. A new breed of adult sleepaway camp offers up the chance to unplug, kick back, and maybe even learn a thing or two.

by By Allen St. John

How important is having fun? Dr. Stuart Brown, the world’s leading researcher on the science of play, believes it’s the key to happiness, health and better relationships. Here’s why.

Getting Serious About Play

How important is having fun? Dr. Stuart Brown, the world’s leading researcher on the science of play, believes it’s the key to happiness, health and better relationships. Here’s why.

by JoBeth McDaniel

Ready to make some changes? Exchange your “To do” list for a “To become” list to create the life you want

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolutions

Ready to make some changes? Exchange your “To do” list for a “To become” list to create the life you want

by Janice Holly Booth

How to give in less time than it takes to trim a tree

Helping Others Is Easy While Holding onto Your Personal Time

How to give in less time than it takes to trim a tree

by by Ken Budd