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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!

Review: Nine Theatricals Presents Hamlet

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Ron Mwangaguhunga

Nine Theatricals Presents Hamlet at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater in New York, adapted by Matt de Rogatis and Jay Michaels is a fascinating addition to the stage history of this 400-year old miracle.

A Play About Abortion Care Shows How 'Remarkably Normal' It Is

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

According to statistics from 2008, one in three American women will have an abortion in their lifetime. It’s a commonly cited (and sometimes contest...

Why Play Should Be A Priority For Every Adult

Taylor Kreiss | Posted 07.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Taylor Kreiss

"We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once." -- Friedrich Nietzsche I have two left feet, so I'm glad Nietzsche wr...

Best Outdoor Toys To Get The Whole Family Moving (Part 2)

Laurie Schacht | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Back in the day, kids got excited to play outside with items as simple as a jump rope, a ball, a bike, and a pair of roller skates with a key--OK, tha...

Here Are 32 Plays By Women That Deserve Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

Where are all the women playwrights? According to the Dramatists Guild of America, only 22 percent of the plays being produced in the United States ar...

The Risky Side Of Play

Connor Kozlov | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

When I played soccer in high school there were plenty of injuries. Some of the worst injuries were related to concussions that I had while in the game...

Do All Kids Like To Be Competitive? Nope

Fred Engh | Posted 06.16.2016 | Sports
Fred Engh

So in my last blog I did my best to try to tell you that, by nature, kids like to "play." This time, it's why some kids like to "compete."

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

A Complete List Of The 2016 Tony Award Winners

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.12.2016 | Arts

The 2016 Tony Awards have officially arrived. The 70th edition of the annual award show, hosted by James Corden, will feature performances from some ...

A Story About Play And Recovery

Connor Kozlov | Posted 06.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Last week a friend shared a story about a man we'll call Jeremy. Growing up with Aspergers syndrome and ADD, there wasn't much hope for him to avoid p...

Are We In The Midst Of A Public Space Crisis?

The Conversation US | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

By linking physical spaces with a live webcam network, Parrhesiastic Play gives people a stage to "perform" before the cameras. It's a playful way to comment on the rise of surveillance while interacting with a large audience.

Is My Kid Playing or Competing?

Fred Engh | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Fred Engh

If you're a parent who is about to have kids enter the world of little league, then it's important for you to know the difference between play and competition. Oh, there is a difference alright.

How the Angry Birds Movie Helped Me Beat Procrastination

Debbie Lyn Toomey | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lyn Toomey

Have you ever procrastinated doing a task because it felt so boring, monumental, and time-consuming? If you just nodded your head, then I know I'm in...

3 Elements of Play That Make a Difference

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

In all, these things can serve me in the different ways that I need in order to help me be more playful, enjoy life, and be more fulfilled.

When a Writer Finds His Green Thumb: 'Groundwork,' by Mike Ostroski and Derek Davidson, Returns to the LA Stage

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

As he reflected upon his life in the theatre's dressing room, feeling rather blue over paths and choices and resumes and time, Mike Ostroski turned to his friend, and to his own surprise said, "Let's grow a garden."

3 Reasons to Play With Your Food

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Last week I published a piece entitled "How (and why) to Play with Your Food" and I figured it deserved a follow-up. Given that food is something ever...

Can Curiosity Enhance Life Satisfaction?

Sari Sheehan | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

I was ready to shake myself out of the daily routine and go curiosity-hunting. I would use the first two things that came to mind to stimulate my curiosity.

Chad Brannon Stars in the West Coast Production of Blood From A Stone

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 05.18.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

If you're lucky enough to be in the Los Angeles area until May 22nd, you can catch the running theatrical production of Blood From A Stone, starring Emmy Award winning actor, Chad Brannon, along with Dramalogue Award winner, Joanne Baron.

4 Ways Video Games Are Legitimate Ways to Play

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Here are 4 of the ways that I learned something (and currently maintain) from video games. They are all useful for my professional life and relationships.

30 Ways To PLAY With Your Kids

Mary LaCombe | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Mary LaCombe

How often, as a parent, do you sit on the sidelines watch your children play? How often do you join in? Frankly, it is hard for most adults to p...

How to Manifest Great Creative Work

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Playing with new ideas, putting them together, mashing them with one another, and treating everything like a puzzle is how some of these industry greats made billions and changed the world.

How to Make Anything Playful (With a Few Examples)

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

There are a few basic elements to having a playful perspective that you can incorporate into just about any task that you do. Here are a few of my favorites:

How (and Why) to Play With Your Food

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Here are a few perspectives and ways you can play with your food in order to have a more enjoyable experience with this universal need.

Play Is Universal (Even in the Bedroom)

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Connor Kozlov

Despite speaking of some deep emotional things and difficult questions, we always find a way to laugh and feel fulfilled. Part of that is through our communication style, which is playful and humorous even when approaching challenging topics.