You Might Want to Rethink Your Complimenting Strategy

Casey Quinlan, a contributor to the Atlantic, was recently on a very bad date. "You haven't given me any compliments yet. I've complimented you plenty of times," the man she was out with said to her. Instead of immediately leaving, the conversation prompted her to think about how men take compliments – or don't take… » 12/18/13 3:00pm 12/18/13 3:00pm

You Know What's Great About You? You Just Can't Take (or Give) a…

Is there anything we crave more –- and trust less –- than a compliment? It's axiomatic that compliments can be hard to take; as Anna North put it, accepting them is "a skill that often escapes even the most accomplished women." While giving praise seems so much easier, there are still "no-go zones" for more than a few… » 7/12/12 5:10pm 7/12/12 5:10pm