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15 Ways to Play Inside This Winter

Melissa Bernstein | Posted 02.07.2017 | Parents
Melissa Bernstein

As a parent living in the part of the country where winter brings cold temperatures, I find keeping my children occupied and engaged this time of year...

Jitney: A Comfortable Ride

Danny Groner | Posted 01.19.2017 | New York
Danny Groner

August Wilson might be best known for Fences but the Broadway debut of Jitney it's clear the late playwright has a whole lot more to offer. It takes...

Of Brothers and Dolls

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.29.2016 | Women
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

"Mom, thank you for giving me my brother," said my older brother when I was born. He won! My mother had bestowed him his very own brother. But then he...

Seeing The World Through The Eyes Of A Child

Lisa Rosas | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Rosas

Have you ever noticed at a certain age we stop playing and become more attuned to responsibilities and to things that need to get done? If you have th...

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 15: The Greek Way, Chapter 2

Frank Breslin | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

1. How did the geography of Greece affect the Greek character? Does a tough environment make a tough and resilient people? Will a hardscrabble child...

11 Indisputable Ways Your Dog Is Exactly Like A Child

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.03.2016 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Dogs like kids have five basic needs: to eat, drink, sleep, play, and go potty.

Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Morgenstern

Happy Halloween! I'm incredibly proud to release our newest 360º video: "Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story". What is your worst fear? Ours is...

Are You a Gardener or a Carpenter for Your Child?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie When I first became a mom in 1996, I had little in the way of familial support and few friends with children. Books became my primary ...

How To Raise An Environmentalist

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

We read it in the news every day. From climate change to overfishing to deforestation, it seems that we are on the brink of a natural disaster on an epic scale. If we cannot do something to reverse these trends, we will surely make our planet uninhabitable.

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

Idina Menzel Announced She's Doing a Straight Play and We Can't Even

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.28.2016 | Arts
Courtney M. Soliday

Read the entire AMA with Idina Menzel on reddit.com...

Lisa Lampanelli Opens Up About Learning To Feel Confident In Her 50s

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 10.26.2016 | Entertainment

Comedian-turned-playwright Lisa Lampanelli is out with a new off-Broadway play that explores the plights women face when it comes to body image. It’...

4 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

The question then becomes how we incorporate more creativity into our lives and how we create the space for the "muse" to flow through us. Here are a few habits from the most creative people I know.

Life Lessons Learned From Co-Founding A Festival

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

And I'm not a part of it anymore. As shocking as it might be, there were many things I've learned from co-founding the festival. Many of them would have been virtually unrecognizable before the effort and event, but I am happy to have them now.

How To Bring A Sense Of Discipline Into Your Play

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

But discipline isn't about preventing play. It can actually work hand in hand with play in order to enhance your experience.

Marketing Maven Serves With A Purpose

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Louis Bolling

Lauren Gillian very well may embody all that author Malcolm Gladwell talks about in his highly regarded book, The Tipping Point. Gladwell describes th...

That Beautiful Fear

Catherine Dietrich | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Catherine Dietrich

In our house we have a running joke: Daddy allows Annabel to do "scary things" (jump from the high diving board without water wings, scooter fast down hills, stand on his shoulders, and the list goes on...), and they say to me, "Mummy, don't watch."

Exploring Play And Creativity in Children's Tablet Use

David Kleeman | Posted 08.31.2016 | Media
David Kleeman

We often get mired in questions of whether media use is OK for children, long after family patterns and habits have been established. At some point, it makes sense to shift focus and resources to how to make media beneficial for young people.

The Olympics: The Power of Play in Action

Reba Dominski | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Reba Dominski

As I watched the Olympics come to an end, I was inspired by the crowds that gathered, both in Rio and in individual communities around the globe. Peop...

How To Make Any Situation Enjoyable

Connor Kozlov | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Last week I spent time with family in Canada who live as far south in the country one could live. They are living with a stretch of land north of Lake...

Traveling Playmates And Benefits Of A Road Trip

Connor Kozlov | Posted 08.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

A few days ago I posted about partners and how much fun it can be to play with them not only in your home city, but across the globe. There is somethi...

Cornwall's Dramatic Minack Theatre

Rick Steves | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Filming our Cornwall episode in southwest England, we enjoyed a play at the amazing Minack Theatre. Here's how our script describes it: The big draw ...

Top Toys to Get Kids Ready for Back to School

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

The lazy days of summer may be at their peak, but before you know it, you'll be back to packing lunches and kids will be filling up their backpacks for the new school year. While kids have had a full summer's worth of fun in the sun, now it's time to wake up their brains and prep them for a fun year of learning!

A Few Ways To Play In Partnership

Connor Kozlov | Posted 08.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Here are a few things you can do to play more thoroughly in partnership with whomever you are close to regardless of gender:

Gross Is Great For Summer Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

While kids are goofing off, parents can also join in on the lighthearted fun -- we could all use a break from the serious once in a while!