Austin’s assistant city manager has resigned after widespread controversy over a training he organized for city staff on how to deal with their new, mostly female city council. The training warned that ladies talk a lot and are bad at math, and was, strangely, quite controversial.
Ummmmm, hey, uh, you know how when you talk you kind of say "um" or "uh" a lot? Don't feel bad about about it because, like, everybody does it, but as it turns out, some people say "uh" more and others rely more heavily on "um." And the difference in preference is more than likely regional.
Bye bye, vocal fry. All the cool kids in 2013 are ending their sentences with invisible question marks.
As soon as you drop that last ten pounds and get the bump sliced off your nose, you just have to worry about changing your entire sound and then finally, FINALLY, you'll be okay.
I used to work with someone who baby-talked all day long. She'd be on the phone with contacts, asking for something, in the cheerful pitch and tone of an adorable kid trying to be adorable. Shirley Temple sounded more mature. It was so annoying.
Last week was Fuck You Week, Jezebel's first annual week of desperate emotional cleansing and unhinged psychic purging. But Friday took a turn for the awful and we didn't run our final entries. So we're doing that now.
Womanhood is full of frustrating hunches, and society is full of people who want to pooh-pooh those hunches. "I'm pretty sure I'm being treated like shit right now because of my vagina," we women say. "Shut UP, women! Because men get injured in industrial accidents! Therefore, equality reigns!" the pooh-poohers reply.…
Remember those good old days when we all used to sit around in the parlor and snipe cleverly to each other's faces? Remember when we used to spend hours (and $$) making long-distance calls to our far flung loved ones? Remember when we used to leave each other voicemails? Man, those were the days. But now it is all…
According to a new study, where a woman is in her menstrual cycle influences how men talk to her. Scientists claim these changes may be part of an effort to impress her.
In a surely ill-fated bid to make kids more well-spoken, a school in Sheffield, England has banned slang. Says the school's deputy chief,
A new study has some potentially heartwarming news: for couples, a good conversation can help relieve the stress of an argument. But not just any conversation works: at least one of the partners has to get really immersed in the talk.
In the last few years, young American women have started utilizing a low, growly part of their vocal register known as "vocal fry," and scientists are flummoxed as to why. Desire to date Taylor Lautner and other such lupine heartthrobs? Because ladies be catty? Britney Spears?
The little words we use in conversation — pronouns, articles, and the like — may seem inconsequential. But now a team of scientists say that analyzing these can determine a couple's compatibility.
We've all been there: trapped in a seemingly neverending conversation with no obvious way out. How do you escape without hurting the other person's feelings. Never fear — whether you're at a party, on the phone, or stuck in an email chain, we have exit strategies for you.
A new study points to a surprising way to get ladies to remember things: just talk about them in a low voice. But it has to be a man's voice.
Welcome back to Guysourcing, where a panel of helpful gentlemen answer your questions. This week's question is ripped from the headlines: Do you talk about your problems? Why or why not? And if so, who do you choose to talk to?
Being shy makes almost any social event more difficult — and it can keep you from getting what you want out of life. But some simple tips can make shyness less of an obstacle.
"Talking through it" is a time-honored way of dealing with problems, and new research shows that people who talk more are happier. But some kinds of talk may be more helpful than others.