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Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as t...

Misty On the Town

Misty Copeland | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Misty Copeland

I've always talked about getting out of my comfort zone as an artist. Well, this is as outside of my comfort zone as I've ever been. For the first time, I'll be singing and speaking on the stage, as well as dancing. And I've only had two weeks to prepare my lines, take vocal lessons, and learn new choreography.

Global Challenges and Blah Blah Blah

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

I've always been touched by socially relevant films and documentaries, realizing the importance of social issues and current events which is the goal and essence of Skoll's production company. However, on that very rainy day in Oxford, seated at the New Theatre, I realized that just like the film and its soundtrack, live music could turn into a very powerful tool to deliver a message about social and environmental issues.

Third Graders Performed The Jackson 5′s "I Want You Back" And It Went Viral Overnight!

LittleThings.com | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News
LittleThings.com

Elementary schools around the country are pulling back on music education, but luckily there are still some amazing teachers and volunteers out there who know how important music is.

A Watershed Moment That Will Turn Around VA Operations

John Toussaint, MD | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
John Toussaint, MD

The delivery of healthcare needs to change significantly. I have briefly outlined some of the changes required to build a culture of continuous improvement. As the Secretary of the VA made clear to the department in July, the VA needs a different strategy to better meet customer needs.

Let's Not Settle for Good But Aspire to Great Work

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

We seem to have adjusted our performance metrics so that good means great, which surely is just not good enough. Healthy, committed and inspired people help businesses perform better, so how wonderful would it be if we aspired to be in optimum health and do great work as the norm?

Open Letter to Tootsie Roll Industries From the "Tootsie Roll Girl"

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

You've probably forgotten about me by now, but I am certain you remember my work. I'm the "Tootsie Roll girl." That kid who sang the jingle in the 70s. The one that goes: "Whatever it is I think I see, becomes a Tootsie Roll to me." Yeah, that one.

Politics or Performance? Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Lead

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Business is not predictable; in fact, outside forces are always creating disruptions that require major shifts in how we work together. We join a company that is headed in one direction, and the next minute it's turning 180 degrees in another direction.

Wisdom from the Circus High Wire: 91-Years-Young & Still Flying High

Mel Sellick | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

The first time my Aunt Rusty ever stepped onto a high wire was in front of thousands of people at Madison Square Garden. As she climbed up the wrong...

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Mary J. Blige

David Shing | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
David Shing

"What keeps me fresh is my ability to be and to not be afraid to be who I am. Inspiration comes from living, from life, from living my life and watc...

Trans-Genre Artist Justin Vivian Bond on Performance and Vulnerability

BOMB Magazine | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
BOMB Magazine

Sometimes drunk straight people come up to me and want to lecture me about sexuality and gender. Do they really think they're going to deliver any profound illuminations? So I just act a little drunker than them and say something ridiculous and scare them off. It's the kindest way.

Predicting Elite Design Performance

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

With the current wave of design thinking in business, top tier designers are now in short supply. Corporations scout elite universities in their hunt for top performers who possesses the right mix of human skills and social networks. So, how different are the top tier designers from their peers and how big is their actual contribution to performance?

Rapper Lil Dicky Gets Freaky in Live "Lemme Freak" Performance

Shira Lazar | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

"Normally I would take my shorts off and do it in my underwear, this chorus," Lil Dicky told the crowd during his performance of "Lemme Freak" as part of What's Trending's #AskArtists series. "But I feel way to real about it."

The Rewards of Rehearsal Mode: How the Creative Team Benefits

Meryl Cates | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts
Meryl Cates

I love sitting in on rehearsals. Some people have their best thoughts while in the shower, I have mine in the last row of the theater.

One Minute Experiments - Hero's Journey - Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center

Kalup Linzy | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

This past week, I taught a video performance workshop at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center entitled Minute Experiments. Each student created two one minute films exploring Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey.

How to Thrive When Perfectionism Is Slowing You Down

Sandra Chabot Weber | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Chabot Weber

We all have the inner drive to thrive, and when we take these three steps we protect ourselves from the perfectionist trap while creating sustainable impact fueled from within.

World-Renowned Company DanceBrazil Performing At The Joyce Theater In New York City June 23rd to July 3rd: An Interview With Choreographer Jelon Vieira

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Christopher Lee Nutter

From June 23rd through July 3rd, world-renowned dance company DanceBrazil will be having its annual performance at The Joyce Theater in Chelsea.

Do You Know How to Have a Strengths Conversation?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When you sit down with your manager to talk about how you're performing at work what's the focus of your conversation? Do they mostly talk to you about what you're doing well or what you're failing to deliver?

Diablo Ballet at 21: Two Shining Stars

Ken Ludden | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Diablo Ballet's 21st celebration performance series at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek, California was on May 6th and 7th. Dubbed Celebrated Masters, a series of single works by choreographers Robert Dekkers, Val Caniparoli, Troy McIntyre and Arthur Saint-Leon was presented.

Super Egos Without Superegos: Continuing Corruption in Corporate Compensation

Neil S. Greenspan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Neil S. Greenspan

Those executives who claim that their rewards are conferred by the logic of the market are either lacking in economic understanding or are being disingenuous. There is no honest market for corporate leadership.

How to Stay Sharp When You're Sleep Deprived

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

After dinner with the kids in bed, you slip into your home office for a few hours of uninterrupted work time. Finally, when the clock strikes midnight, you drop into bed, utterly exhausted.

Getting Ahead of the Plain Level Field in Pro Sports

Dirk Stroda | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports
Dirk Stroda

Each May, the NBA and NHL playoffs and Champions League (Soccer) in Europe are going into their most decisive phase of the season. If your team has made it that far, the chances are high that you'll spend the evenings in front of your TV following the games.

How Do Positive Leaders Enable People to Thrive at Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Are your employees thriving at work? Do they show up each day with a spark of energy, passion and excitement about the learning and growth opportunities unfolding? And as a leader how do you keep this spark burning?

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

Eradicate Overwhelm at Work by Bridging the Expectation-Reality Gap

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.12.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

One thing I know for sure after two decades of coaching uber achievers; they have high expectations of themselves. Not just normally high but really high expectations. It's a curse and a blessing. And, for most high performers, it's a conundrum.