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Two Passionate Paths to Performance

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 09.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Scott Barry Kaufman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgBLACK's journey highlights the extremely important role of passion in fueling the deliberate practice necessary to gain the valuable expertise necessary to reach higher and higher heights of personal creative expression.

Your Design Performance May Be Better Than You Think

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Why can't everyone else see your genius and why do the experts seldom agree with you? If you are feeling misunderstood, relax, it may just be how we humans have evolved.

Do Breasts Make Female Athletes Lose?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

In helping women win, breasts may be a bust. ESPN The Magazine took a smart look at breasts in its new edition, interviewing female athletes, while...

Skylar Grey Performs "Wear Me Out" and Talks "Don't Look Down" Album and Tour

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

The day before her "Don't Look Down" solo album launched and 2013 tour kicked off, singer/songwriter Skylar Grey joined us in the What's Trending st...

3 Ways to Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

How are you going to kick back this holiday to surge ahead? I hope you encounter the individuals and situations that support you.

Memoir of Survival

Mike Feder | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Mike Feder

I've been on the air -- at various stations (WBAI, WEVD, PRN.FM and currently at Sirius XM Radio) -- for almost thirty-five years. And I've lived thro...

What Melts Your Employees' Butter? Understanding Their UMPs (Unique Motivational Profiles)

Jim Finkelstein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Jim Finkelstein

For every 10 articles you read on motivation, five will say that money is key and five will say that lifestyle is key. Today, people expect both.

The Secret To Being Your Most Productive

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

To fuel our highest level performance we need a clear mind. If the mind is filled with fear, self-sabotaging beliefs, and self-doubt, we are impeded, a bit like driving a car with the brake on. Emotional turmoil clouds our view and we cannot perform well.

Dance Recitals: Icing on the Cake

Nora Younkin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Dance recital season is in full swing, and the amount of tulle and glitter floating in the ether is enough to suffocate dancers, teachers and parents alike to the point of frenzy.

'Valerie Harper Is Teaching Me How To Live'

Vicki Abelson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

I loved Mary. And Phyllis, Sue Ann Nivens and Georgette... but I was, I am, a Rhoda. Through Rhoda, Valerie Harper gave me and countless other girls permission to be outspoken, opinionated, talk with a funny accent and dream of shining in a supporting role so brightly as to become a leading lady and a star, while remaining true to her essence.

What Creative Culture Encourages Design Excellence?

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Soren Petersen

Designers often do all-nighters together and their creative collaboration could be compared to a jazz jam session so what type of organizational culture would best support this flow of innovative ideas? We invited creative professionals' to share their insights on the topic.

The Simple Reason So Much Coaching Is a Waste of Time

Ted Harro | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Ted Harro

Great coaches operate from a different motivation. They want to win, but their real buzz comes from seeing light bulbs go on and enjoying the success of others. Tap into that and you'll start coaching winners.

How to Recognize a Leader

Neal Jenson | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Neal Jenson

Make sure you don't focus so much on the appearance of leadership that you miss the true leaders in your company. These are some qualities to look for in finding a good leader.

Why You're Sabotaging Yourself (And How To Stop)

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

Our optimal psychology is one where we're fully engaged in life -- effortless, joyful, and as a result extremely productive. And as our neuroscience advances, we can build tools to help all of us move into this optimal state more and more.

Cinderella Ball Makes Magic

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 07.10.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Somebody waved a magic wand over Franklin Street. How else would you explain the presence of a fairyland palace, complete with sparkling chandeliers and trees glistening with crystal blossoms, that appeared out of thin air?

New Research Says Mindful-Multitasking Leads to More Focus and Calm

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Part of the reason multitasking may lead to poorer cognitive performance is that stress can quickly get to a point where we experience diminishing returns.

The Urban Advantage in Education

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Andreas Schleicher

Some of the conventional wisdom about big city schools may be a little off. Given the heterogeneity of the student population, large cities might actually offer students more, not less, stimulation and inspiration.

4 Steps To Managing The Fear Response

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Can we do something to reverse the fear epidemic? Yes, we have two choices: either to remain at the mercy of our fears or to take control of our fears. Choosing to manage our fears is far easier than you might think.

An Uplifting Moment

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Dancers try things in rehearsal that they may not feel comfortable attempting in performance. And watching dancers in rehearsal clothes always strips the movement to its barest, most wonderful essentials.

Perform Better, Crush Resistance and Get Sh*t Done (I Tell You How!)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Don't ever say you can't, because you can. You can always make it happen at the 11th hour, just before the buzzer or when your back's against the wall.

Engagement and Performance: Old Wine in a New Bottle

Ed Lawler | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Let me start by making a fundamental point about behavior at work. People's attitudes are caused by how they perform, and they determine their performance. In short, they are both a cause and a consequence of behavior.

Artwork Is Work

Nora Younkin | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Artwork is work. Art does not come into existence in a single fell swoop of expressive resolution. Art is not a hobby to a professional artist. Art is labor. Choreographer, painter, composer: these are occupations.

The Dance Cartel's OnTheFloor

John-Stuart Fauquet | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
John-Stuart Fauquet

I've gone to The Dance Cartel's OnTheFloor four times and still have no idea what to call it. That's not a complaint, mind you. Part dance, part video installation, part DJ set and part concert, describing the evening as a "performance" or a "show" doesn't do it justice.

And Taboo: Cirque du Soleil's 'Totem'

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

With the aid of Cirque's history of artistic dazzle and Robert Lepage's aesthetically beautiful directing style, Totem is definitely circus chic.

Bite Your Tongue at Theater for the New City

Lauren Cahn | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

What if one day, for no explicable reason, every single one of these people - people like you and me and everyone we know - suddenly broke that long-standing contract we've made with society to keep our thoughts to ourselves?