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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.

Long Live Helen Mirren

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

In an episode of Prime Suspect, the gripping 1991 TV crime series, the remarkable Helen Mirren, playing DCI Jane Tennison, snaps at a detective who ad...

Bring Back Recess -- No, I Am Not Kidding

Carson Tate | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.29.2015 | 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 03.14.2015 | 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...