Disagreeing Gracefully: How To Foster Understanding in a Polarized World

Man and woman in a heated argument.

Most of us have found ourselves embroiled in a heated argument that makes us feel like we never want to speak to the other party again. (Image: Blanscape via Dreamstime)

Listening: How to Properly Pay Attention

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Not many people know that there are two types of listening: active and passive. While some think listening or hearing is enough, it doesn't always work, especially in critical situations. (Image: Monkey Business Images via Dreamstime)

Emotional Support for Brain Health: A Key to Prevention of Cognitive Decline

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Research has found that having someone who will listen to us can help prevent cognitive decline. (Image: Imtmphoto via Dreamstime)

5 Highly Effective Habits to Master Longevity in Marriage

A happy older couple.

A lot of us believe that there is a limit to our ability to learn new things, especially when we are older. But this is far from the truth. (Image: Monkey Business Images via Dreamstime)

The Fine Art of Listening: A Skill That Builds Relationships

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Listening is the basis of communication and building lasting relationships. (Image: Sean824 via Dreamstime)

Talking About Your Problems Can Slow Down Alzheimer’s

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Research shows that supportive listening can reduce the degeneration of your brain. (Image: Katarzyna Bialasiewicz via Dreamstime)

7 Strategies to Get Your Kids to Listen

Stubborn little girl sits with her arms crossed and worried mom sits on the sofa rubbing her head after having an argument.

When our neighbor's child is difficult and rebellious, we are patient and thoughtful, but we may lose our temper when our child is disobedient. (Image: Fizkes via Dreamstime)

How Listening to Others Can Help Stave Off Alzheimer’s Disease

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Approximately 5.8 million people in the United States age 65 and older live with Alzheimer's disease. (Image: Piyapong Thongcharoen via Dreamstime)

Choose an Album for Deep Listening and Reclaim Your Calm

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Your favorite music probably isn't on vinyl, but you can still have a great experience by picking an album and doing some 'deep listening.' (Image: tiburi via Pixabay)

Investing Quality Time in Your Inner Circle