DM is an acronym for a "direct message" sent online. It can refer to private communication on any number of social media platforms.
Brainstorm solutions with your partner so you can both get a good night of sleep. Don't be afraid to try sleeping in separate beds.
End-to-end encryption secures messages before they're sent and decrypts them only after arriving at a recipient's device.
Behavioral scientist Jon Levy says anyone can build trust virtually if they focus on vulnerability, psychological safety, and fostering joint efforts.
Being friends with your coworkers can be great, but it can get you in trouble if you don't keep things professional at work.
Follow the 'platinum' rule: Approach people to try to first understand how they want to be treated, then adapt your interactions to meet their needs.
Amy Morin says Oprah's direct questions, reflective listening, and authentic interest in her guests' stories encourage them to open up.
Silicon Valley sisters Janine Kurnoff and Lee Lazarus say to use the subject line to convey your 'big idea' and offer context before making a request.
You may be what's known as an 'introverted skeptic' - counteract it by engaging with your coworkers and asking for constructive feedback.
A crisis can be a chance to get leadership and staff on the same page about the company’s mission. The CEO should remind employees why they come to work, and should encourage questions and feedback. Make sure your messages to employees and to the general public are aligned to avoid […]
Researchers found that if your partner starts using words like “I” or “we” more than usual, this may be a warning sign of a looming breakup. As people increasingly post about their relationships on Reddit, researchers have an unprecedented view of how breakups unfold in real time. A therapist said […]
Masturbate, read erotica, conduct online research, and speak with a therapist to understand what you want. Articulate your needs, desires, and expectations to your partner during a sit-down conversation long before you actually have sex. You should also create spoken boundaries and discuss STD status before engaging in sex. Have […]
Harassment is never OK, and you shouldn’t have to deal with what your ex is putting you through. At the same time, setting boundaries and letting him know there are legal consequences in the form of a restraining order could help. You should also take this time to find loved […]
Fred Dust was a senior partner and global managing director at international design firm IDEO and is currently the senior design advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation. The following is an excerpt from his new book, “Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Conversation.” In it, he explains why the inexactness […]
Telling your partner you want to switch things up in the bedroom or try something new can be an intimidating experience if you’re unsure where to start. Therapist Rachel Wright suggested asking yourself what you want first, then creating a safe space for you and your partner to discuss your […]
Michael Thompson is a career strategist who works with business professionals and entrepreneurs to open more doors and receive greater satisfaction from their work. In childhood, Thompson struggled with a severe speech impediment. Despite working hard to improve his communication, in adulthood he still encountered clients and colleagues who weren’t […]
When you and your partner constantly argue about a particular issue and can’t seem to resolve it, it can feel defeating. Understanding that these relationship standoffs and stalemates have more to do with how you fight than what you are fighting about can help, renowned therapist Esther Perel said. According […]