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The Result of Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School: EmpathicEducation for a CompassionateNation

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

This post is Part 2 of a 2 Part Series on Design Thinking Students Designing Their Own School. As a clinical psychologist and forensic expert in spec...

Essentials for Urban Moms : Part Two

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents
Anita Mirchandani

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post via the blog on essentials for urban moms. As I was becoming a new mom myself, I found that while living in an urban space like NYC, there were many factors involved.

Come Out to Play

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
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Darell Hammond

"Go outside and play; just be home before dark!" Sound familiar? It's a line that encapsulates our own childhood, when the hours after school and just before dinner were ours for the taking.

5 Reasons Why Play Needs to Be a Part of a Happy Life

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

Last summer Thom and I rented a condo in Rosarito, Mexico. For a month we enjoyed the temperate climate, mixed up our routine, spent time outdoors,...

What I Wish I Had Saved

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dana Laquidara

I was a bystander in their doll games, a witness to it all. I saw the Oregon Trail from a distance, looking out the kitchen window, glimpses of three pony tailed heads and the pink wheels bumping along through the grass. I cannot bring the dolls back. But I can call up these memories, clear as a summer day on the prairie.

Why the Nose? This Man Celebrates Red Nose Day 365 Days a Year

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Good News
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

After bumping into countless individuals at a local mall who were so consumed with their digital devices that they didn't bother to look up, Tex Allen was beyond frustrated by the state of disconnection in our world.

Jim Parsons Carries "An Act of God," Broadway's Latest Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country.

How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

Singularity University | Steven Kotler | Posted 05.26.2015 | World

One of the most interesting things about writing books is the macroscopic picture that emerges when you’re done. Larger patterns begin to reveal the...

PLAY: The Direct Path to Health, Wealth and Happiness

Susanne Menge | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susanne Menge

Play is the HIGHEST form of research. -- Albert Einstein Get serious. Focus. Do. Take care of business, life, everything. You have got this. ...

From Russia, With Love: A Short Interview With Doctor Zhivago's Tom Hewitt

Danny Groner | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's a remarkable journey full of compelling twists and turns, and a lasting impression that combines sadness with kindness.

15 Essential Keys To True Happiness

Elyse Gorman | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for fulfillment in all the wrong places, consider how you can incorporate these keys to true sustainable happiness into your life.

The Joy of Skipping: 4 Powerful Reasons to Put a Bounce in Your Step

Kim 'Skipper' Corbin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim 'Skipper' Corbin

While I could go on and on about the positive impact having a regular skipping practice has had on my life, the bottom line is that it is the most fun and uplifting way I've ever found to be fully present in the moment. It integrates body, mind, and spirit in numerous ways:

Play Everywhere: Making Play the Easy Choice

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Darell Hammond

The well-being of society begins with the well-being of kids. That is why we've made it our bold goal at KaBOOM! to help give all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.

The Power of Outdoor Play

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Outdoor play can help your preschooler develop his motor skills and strengthen his muscles and bones. Not only does your preschooler get a chance to lower his stress and anxiety through physical activities outside, but he also has the opportunity to connect to his natural self.

Time... Compressed

David Kleeman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
David Kleeman

While we need new models that respond to the compressed clock and calendar, we also need to be mindful that quality content isn't always instantaneous, nor does it rush to the "hot" technology.

The 6 Rules Of Preschool Fight Club

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

The first rule of Preschool Fight Club: You must talk about Preschool Fight Club. You must talk to the participants so they know the limits and boundaries. And you have to talk to other parents about it.

12 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed At School

Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents

Parents want their children to succeed in life. And for 94 percent of parents polled by the Pew Research Center, prosperity includes going to college....

Amazing Levitating Lambs

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Roeselien Raimond

I swear, lambs are totally nuts! One day, I biked along a meadow, when I suddenly witnessed some strange white movements from the corner of my eye. Some lambs were jumping around like crazy, and for a moment I wondered if they might be suffering Mad Sheep Disease.

How A Sense Of Humor Can Save Your Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

Play is more a state of mind than an activity. Play creates options; it is the opposite of the highly planned, organized and goal-oriented existence we had built for ourselves. For us, play has become a way to learn to hold even our most entrenched opinions lightly and create awareness of new options.

Are You Being Played?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Because some things are outside of our control, we may feel like victims of circumstance. Victims of fate. I don't accept that. What would life be like if we just accepted the hand of cards we were dealt and lived the rest of our lives in homeostasis?

Why We Play: The Eros of Sport

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

No matter how you dissect it, one could argue that sport is not simply the "opiate of the masses" that many might lead us to believe. There's something far more interesting "at play" here -- as it were -- and what's very clear is that the nature of play is inherent to our humanness.

Are Youth Sports A Societal Panacea?

Luis Fernando Llosa | Posted 05.13.2015 | Sports
Luis Fernando Llosa

Our intentions are good, but the end result can be surprisingly toxic.

Digging the Sandbox

David Kleeman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
David Kleeman

The Sandbox Summit at MIT has long been a favorite event for me, in large part because it's always been a gathering point for academics and industry leaders to meet and exchange expertise.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Sean E. Zilke: An Interview

Tony Bartolone | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

Urban Theatre Movement's latest production, M's Pamphlet, is a dark comedy that confronts difficult questions about humanity, death and family that are too seldom explored.