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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

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

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 09.21.2016 | Fifty

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!

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.