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Writing a Practice Email Feels Like Looking Into a Mirror
I also read stressful emails on multiple devices. Am I nuts? It’s clarifying, anyway.
Why Not Communicate With Your Friends Solely Through Celebrities?
Cameo is a service for hiring celebrities to tell your friends things like “happy birthday.” But what if you used it to tell them “I’m running late”?
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Dating Long-Distance Means Learning a New Way to Fight
Conflict is trickier when you and your significant other can’t resolve it face-to-face.
How to Be Heard When Talking to a Chronic Interrupter
What to do when “just keep talking” is daunting advice.
You’d Be a Better Communicator If You Weren’t So Afraid of Embarrassing Yourself
Alan Alda argues that lessons from improv comedy can improve science communication. They can work for you, too.
Scientists Finally Figured Out Why Whales Do Awesome Leaps Into the Air
Now that’s a data breach.
People Naturally Sync Their Bodies, Breathing — and Skin
It’s called “interpersonal synchrony,” and it’s everywhere.
The Statistic That Gets People to Actually Evacuate for a Hurricane
for the thing that causes the most deaths.
Even a Century Ago, People Were Worried About Technology Ruining Relationships
An old cartoon echoes some very modern anxieties.
Even Your Friends Can’t Tell When You’re Being Sarcastic Over Email
They’re no better at it than strangers.
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A New Study Confirms Your Worst Fears About Phone Interviews
You’re more likely to get the job if you talk face-to-face.
If Emoji Are the Future of Communication Then We’re Screwed
Sometimes, a grinning face isn’t a grinning face.
So, It Turns Out Some Whales Have Regional Accents
Much like people in different regions of the same country, groups of whales have their own distinct calls.
People Sniff Their Hands After a Handshake
New research to make handshakes just a little more awkward.
What Happens When You Tear 6th Graders Away From Their Gadgets for Five Days
No video games allowed.
In Defense of Talking With Your Hands
Gestures can change the way we understand a word, a new study shows.
“Intimate” iPhone App Not Actually Intimate
The iPhone app Touch Room allows its users to match up their fingers on a screen.
Women Sad, Men Fearful; Humans E-Mail
The first large-scale study of sentiment in e-mail found that men and women e-mail differently.
Study: Liars Text More Slowly
But you knew that.
House GOP Learns How to Talk to Women and Minorities Today
“Don’t say rape.”
Women Twice As Likely As Men to Use Emoticons