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Bring Back Recess -- No, I Am Not Kidding

Carson Tate | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Carson Tate

The true measure of play is how it feels. Play is joy. Play is a sense of being fully present in the moment and not looking to produce or gain anything as a result of effort.

How to Get More Done in Less Time

Susanne Menge | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanne Menge

Start by sitting still. No agenda allowed. This gift is time to sit and relax until that little voice inside moves you. Let yourself do whatever you actually desire.

How to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life

Susanne Menge | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanne Menge

photo credit Susanne Menge Life is simple. We make it complicated. We go running past our own answers attempting to escape the truths we know insid...

Reality, Risk & Reward: Is US Kids TV Ripe for Authenticity and Autonomy?

David Kleeman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Education
David Kleeman

If we're going to wring our hands over whether today's kids are losing creativity, though, it only takes seeing the smiles and obvious pride on "MasterChef Junior" participants' faces to suggest that it's worth the attempt.

Vocation vs. Vacation

Zach Dean | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

I thought about what it would be like to go to work because it was my vocation. I wondered what would it be like to wake up every day and feel a strong feeling of suitability for my occupation? How would it change the way I experienced the world if instead of seeing work as a necessity.

Is 96 the New 22? Seven Secrets of Vitality From Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Millions across the globe have been inspired by 96-year-old yoga master Tao Porchon-Lynch -- World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, competitive ballroom dancer and yoga master.

Dominance and Disability: Control, The Cripple and Learning to Let Go

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

Control has become such an important part of my sexual identity, it even factors into the type of sex that I'll have. This is my moment to feel whole as a man; it is a split second in time that is not regulated by bookings, bed times and schedules. I get to actually have someone there with me out of want -- not necessity.

Inside Out Of Silence, The Abortion Play Vying to Be the Next Vagina Monologues

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.27.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

I caught up with Reticker-Flynn to discuss what's next for the production, how art is a powerful medium for social change--and why it's especially important to be pushing for a shift here and now.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

Talking Rapture, Blister, Burn With the Goodman's Kimberly Senior

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.12.2015 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Rapture, Blister, Burn, Gina Gionfriddo's play about the choices women have to make -- as well as the choices they're not given a chance to make -- is at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Jan. 17 to Feb. 22.

What Playful Animals Can Teach Us About The Biology Of Fun

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2015 | Science

Play and fun, though seemingly purposeless, are fundamental aspects of the human experience. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that we're wired for ...

Buckle Down Or Mess Around? You Decide

Jonathan K. DeYoe | Posted 02.21.2015 | Money
Jonathan K. DeYoe

There are goods and services many of us decide to pay for, because we value the help of someone who knows what they're doing -- especially when we don't. Financial services are no different.

Give The Gift Of Play This Holiday Season

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

How many times has a mom or dad told a kid who stops to play with a new toy to "put it down because there are more presents to open?" Or the minute gifts are opened, swept wrapping paper into garbage bags and asked the kids to get their presents up to their rooms before family comes?

Letters to Hadley: Boy Friends

Liz Olson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

My first best friend was a boy. His name was Nicholas, and I met him in Kindergarten. He was very good at the monkey bars and so was I, and so we became friends.

'Sticks and Bones': War Rages on

Danny Groner | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

From the first minutes of David Rabe's Vietnam-era play, you get the impression that this ordinary family isn't as ordinary as they may seem. Tension, turmoil, and disruption soon take hold of the family's quaint home and don't let up for hours.

Unseen Arthur Miller Drama To Premiere In Britain

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British thea...

'A Particle of Dread': Sam Shepard's Oedipus At Cucamonga

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The perils of parenthood are myriad and have been the subject of countless tragedies and comedies in the theater for over 2,500 years. Sam Shepard has...

Harnessing the Power of Theater for Social Change

Kaethe Morris Hoffer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Kaethe Morris Hoffer

For all those who are interested in the fight against sex trafficking, which is a fight absolutely aligned with the fight against domestic violence and sexual assault, this play has the power to spark important conversations, and it is worth your time and consideration.

Neuroscience Improves Early Childhood Education Quality

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 01.17.2015 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

Who doesn't want the education and care for young children to be high quality? Parents look for it, advocates fight for it, policy makers debate it. But just what is it?

"Sticks and Bones": The Way We Were During Vietnam Via Rabe

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.07.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The rage that polarized the country over the Vietnam War now, decades later, often seems a distant memory. A gripping revival of David Rabe's Sticks a...

What To Do When Your Child Swears At You

Tosha Schore, M.A. | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Tosha Schore, M.A.

Moving towards our kids is so important -- even more so in those moments when we feel it's the last thing we want to do.

"The Real Thing": Tom Stoppard's Love Play With McGregor and Gyllenhaal

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The course of true love never did run smooth, as one of Tom Stoppard's favorite writers once observed, but for the star-crossed adulterers in The Real...

Enter the PlayMatrix

David Kleeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
David Kleeman

The Internet added interactivity to the equation, and now the pace of change is accelerating -- mobile, tablets, wearable technology, increasing interaction between digital and physical play.

Permission to Play

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

At what age do we feel that playfulness, dressing up and acting silly, should stop? With our daily responsibilities, stress and obligations, don't we need some comic relief? Taking us back to childhood even for a few minutes can spark the child within us and lift our spirits.

3 Ways to Live Like a Child (And Why You Should)

Nicole Liloia | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Liloia

Today as adults, we focus so much on other people's opinions when choosing what to do, that we forget we can make choices that will allow us to have more fun in our lives. Take the time to think about how something is going to make you feel when you do it.