Lori Miller

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Can we talk about alcoholism and Anthony Bourdain?

I didn’t know Anthony Bourdain, but felt like I did in one small important way. In him, I saw a drinking alcoholic with a front-stage vigorous …

Lexington

Americans believe two-thirds of news on social media is misinformation

Public media outlets are perceived as the least biased and most accurate, according to new reports from Gallup and the Knight Foundation.

Social Media

We asked 100 teens how they watch television — and the results should horrify cable companies

Grace Clark, 17, doesn't like television. She says the episodes are too long.<p>"I like YouTube, because the content is shorter and therefore is able to hold my attention throughout the whole video," Clark told Business Insider.<p>Her favorite is the Vlog Squad, a group of YouTube-famous 20-somethings …

Advertising

3 Ego Driven Comments and 5 Ways to Combat Denial: Expert Media & Crisis Skills

By Gerard Braud, CSP, Fellow IEC<p>Certain crisis communication and media interview scenarios send shivers up my spine. Would you love to know the top …

Who Are You Talking To? The Peril of Assumptions in Nonprofit Communications

Share106<p>Tweet30<p>Email<p>Share<p>136 Shares<p>In my days as a union organizer, I often began meetings with potential members by asking for a show of hands: Who …

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Rights & Freedoms

You're Not Forgotten, You're Just The Easy One

I’m pretty confident there’s one in every family. The “easy one.” The one who almost always follows the rules, does what is asked of him (usually the …

How to Reach Out to Someone Who Is Struggling

There is a story told and retold in the Middle East about how to help someone who’s drowning.<p>The story goes that a man had fallen into a river. He …

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover was excessive, and customers were not happy. My friend was giving it …

Do You Have A Personal Board of Directors?

Whether you like it or not, we are faced with a multitude of decisions every day. Some are small, but some are monumental. And while we all like to …

Nielsen Announces Delay Replacing Local-Market Diaries

41<p>SHARES<p>Getting rid of paper diaries after 60 years isn’t easy for Nielsen.<p>Nielsen is telling its clients there will be a short delay in getting new …

In the post-Facebook era, publishers see increase in direct traffic

After scrambling to distribute their articles as widely as possible, publishers have been trying to wrest control back from the tech giants Google …

The Benefits of Optimism Are Real

Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.<p>One of the most memorable scenes of the Oscar-nominated film <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i> revolves around Ernest Hemingway's <i>A Farewell to Arms</i>, a novel that does not end well, to put it mildly.<p>Patrizio Solitano Jr. (Bradley Cooper) …

College Move-In Day: 12 Things That Will Save Your Life!

College move-in day is fast approaching. The best way to prepare for move-in day is to be prepared. Of course every school has their own rules and …

Geeks: how to write for a non-technical audience

‘Two peoples divided by a common language.’<p><i>George Bernard Shaw said this about the British and the Americans, but the same can be said of anoraks and</i> …

Everything you need to know about the Fairness Doctrine in one post

On Monday, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski announced the elimination of 83 regulations, including one of the agency’s most famous: the Fairness Doctrine. What is the Fairness Doctrine, and why is it gone?<p><b>What it was:</b> The Fairness Doctrine, as initially laid out in the report, ”In the Matter of …

Social Changes During Adolescence: Move Aside, Family—Make Room for Friends

<i>By Mary Helen Berg</i>While an 18-year-old guest cheerfully helped me with the dishes one night, my 13-year-old son, who had remained silent and surly …

The Ethos of the Overinvolved Parent

Colleges are adjusting to increasing contact with adults who are more ingrained in their children’s lives than ever.<p>Stacy G.’s daughter was having a meltdown. Her daughter, a sophomore at a prestigious private college, wanted an internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, a plum job that would look …

College & University

The Three Levels of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.The fact is that the …

Hope proves better than fear for inspiring better outcomes: Studies prove empowering people to change is good for their health

(Natural News) The saying that hope springs eternal is a paean to positive thinking.<p>The idea that things will work out well, no matter how gloomy …

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Here's Everything I Learned From Doing Morning Pages Every Day

Yes, you really do have to write them *by hand*. No, they aren't just for writers or even for Creative People. Yes, they are pretty great.

What’s Happening with Your Homepage Header, Hero and Headline?

My goal for this article is to show you examples of compelling and persuasive homepage headers, hero shots and headlines.I want you to understand why …

The Modern Salesperson Isn’t Digital

The modern salesperson is not what you have been told. They aren’t digital. The modern salesperson isn’t a “social seller” either. Digital is a tool …

Help Members Help You: Three Ways to Engage Volunteers

Volunteering keeps members engaged, happier and more likely to stay involved with your organization -- or tell peers to join.

To Deepen Member Engagement, Redefine Volunteering

Offering volunteer opportunities can be one of the most effective ways to bring members closer to your association. But the work they do needs to …

What Motivates Member Engagement for Nonprofits? [Infographic]

Nonprofits

12 Practical Ways To Engage and Retain Members in Today’s World

Which is more valuable to your organization?<p>A) One new member?<br>B) One retained member?<p>The answer is definitely B.<p>According to Amy Gallo of the Harvard …

The Essential Elements Of An Online Donation Form

What Is A Donation Form?A donation form is a key tool you use to collect information to process a donation. While some fundraisers don’t pay them …

Subscription Strategy: Why a Monthly Service Could Be a Savvy Play

Your organization may emphasize yearly membership, but a huge amount of consumer interest is currently focused on monthly, often digital, …