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Throwing A Surprise Party For A Relative Or Friend?
SELF

Throwing A Surprise Party For A Relative Or Friend?

"Look Jim!" I chuckled. "We don't have to take you out for your birthday dinner, there's a barbeque right here." Jim grabbed a hold of the latch and swung open the large outside door to the Angle Armoury building. At that same moment a chorus of voices shouted out from inside the building. "Happy Anniversary!" Stunned, I instantly glanced over at Jim still holding the door open. Jim glanced back at me. Then a lady yelled from inside. "Gordon and Trish!" Trish and I were completely taken aback and were completely dumbfounded! We had no idea that our relatives and friends had gathered here to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary! I was in a daze. It took us several minutes to wrap our minds around the fact that we were NOT going out for our son-in-law Jim's birthday celebration! How ...
Your Bestest Friend – You
SEX & RELATIONSHIPS

Your Bestest Friend – You

I have a friend, Maggie, who has been my friend since 1968, and she calls me her "bestest" friend as a way of appreciating our connection. It always makes me smile, and I feel the same about her. Often, my clients have trouble learning to appreciate and trust themselves, and I think Maggie's phrase should apply to the only relationship we'll have from birth to death-the relationship with self. Are you your own bestest friend? Whether you realize it or not, the relationship you have with yourself sets the pattern for how you connect with others. By developing a nurturing way to relate to yourself, you create a personal experience of both giving and receiving friendship. (This is also an advance peek at my newest book, "Commuter Marriage: How to stay close when you're far apart") Best o...
From Friend To Frenemy
SOCIAL MEDIA

From Friend To Frenemy

As Facebook celebrates 15 years of virtual friendship, social science has compiled an expansive body of research that documents the public’s love-hate relationship with its best frenemy. What many once viewed as a confidant has devolved into a messy codependence, mired by ambiguity and mistrust. It’s a relationship that’s both taken for granted, yet extremely high-maintenance, leaving users to wonder whether they should just move on with healthier friends. But it wasn’t always like this. Friendly beginnings At its launch, Facebook was one of the most authentic social networking partners. Existing online networks, like MySpace, had influential parent companies that chaperoned their platforms, pestering users with ads and gimmicks. But Facebook promised something different: a genuine con...
Lost your job due to coronavirus? Artificial intelligence could be your best friend in finding a new one
IN OTHER NEWS

Lost your job due to coronavirus? Artificial intelligence could be your best friend in finding a new one

Millions of Americans are unemployed and looking for work. Hiring continues, but there’s far more demand for jobs than supply. As scholars of human resources and management, we believe artificial intelligence could be a boon for job seekers who need an edge in a tight labor market like today’s. What’s more, our research suggests it can make the whole process of finding and changing jobs much less painful, more effective and potentially more lucrative. Make me a match Over the last three years, we’ve intensely studied the role of AI in recruiting. This research shows that job candidates are positively inclined to use AI in the recruiting process and find it more convenient than traditional analog approaches. Although companies have been using AI in hiring for a few years, job applicants ...
Why losing Kobe Bryant felt like losing a relative or friend
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Why losing Kobe Bryant felt like losing a relative or friend

On the afternoon of Jan. 26, I was at the Indiana men’s basketball game when a chorus of cellphones in the crowd pinged, alerting them to the news of Kobe Bryant’s death. I was astonished at how quickly fans’ attention switched from the game to utter shock and disbelief at the news of Bryant’s passing. Soon, it seemed like the entire nation was in mourning. Sure, we might expect the basketball world to grieve the passing of one of its all-time greats. But grief came from all corners. The Grammy Awards featured poignant tributes to Bryant. President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama offered their condolences. People who had never met Bryant told reporters they felt like they had just lost a family member. How can so many be so deeply affected by the death of someone they’ve ...