8 Ways Selfies Can Make Your Life Better

It’s rare to read an article about selfies, Millennials or Facebook without narcissism making an appearance in the first paragraph. No wonder people, especially parents, get worried when they see the proliferation of selfies posted on Instagram or Facebook as if taking selfies were, well, a normal thing to do. News bulletin: Taking selfies is […]

Flash Mob Brings Rembrandt to Life

Last April, the Rijksmuseum, the Museum of Netherlands, and their major sponsor ING celebrated the reopening of the museum after lengthy renovations by organizing a unique flash mob.  They recreated one of Rembrandt’s most famous works, the Night Watch, in a shopping mall. The performance is a delight to watch but it also does two things. […]

Obama’s Selfie at Mandela’s Memorial: Double Standard?

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt were captured posing together while taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.  You’ve probably seen it.  The photo is rocketing across cyberspace.  It is not unusual for people to want capture extraordinary events. Mandela was extraordinary.  Both the man and his […]

Selling with Selfies: The Ultimate Endorsement

Recently I wrote a post on Psychology Today wondering why the selfie phenomenon hadn’t been embraced by brands.  Selfies capture an authentic moment because it does something that we haven’t done before, allowed the photographer and the subject to be one and the same.  Apparently I don’t get out enough.  A few days ago I […]

Funeral Selfies: Challenging Social Norms


A recent Tumblr site is causing quite a stir.  Selfies at Funerals, compiled by Fast Company senior editor Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) is a collection of selfies* taken at funerals mostly by teens culled from across the social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Selfies have become a cultural phenomenon, especially for teens and young adults so it’s […]

The Kindness App: Send Compliments with Kindr


Earlier this month, I learned about a new iPhone app called Kindr.  Kindr makes it easy for you to send compliments to people you know by providing you with a ‘compliment menu,’ linked to your address book. It is based on the premise, well documented in the psychology literature, that you can make the world […]