Monthly Archives: April 2016

14 indications that Beyonce is not actually sorry

I don’t give a fuck Suck on my balls I ain’t thinking ’bout you Middle fingers up, put them hands high Wave it in his face, tell him, boy, bye Sorry, I ain’t sorry No no, hell nah 8-14: Now … Continue reading

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A newspaper apology illustrated by gratuitous Tom Hiddleston images

We’ve mentioned that attempts at explanation can screw up apologies. Explaining what happened can all too often veer into self-justification and victim-blaming. It’s better to focus on telling the person you’re apologizing to that you understand why what you did was … Continue reading

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Amber and Johnny are very sorry: A term paper

If a sixth grade non-fiction book report and a proof-of-life hostage video got married and had a baby, it would look like Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s apology video. Background: In Australia’s “War on Terrier” (HA HA), Johnny Depp’s actress wife … Continue reading

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More on the science of apology

Time to look at a new “how to apologize” study! The paper, called “An Exploration of the Structure of Effective Apologies,” will be published in the May 2016 issue of Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. (You can read the abstract online.) The … Continue reading

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I have different ideas about your next life

Guest post from Senior Tennis Correspondent Wendy M. Grossman! At least once a year, some male in tennis voices a disparaging opinion of the women’s tour in general or the female players in specific. Usually, that male is a player … Continue reading

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Against all odds, another excellent apology, good heavens

Fair readers! We have two good-apology posts in a row!

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