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What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Teresa Belton From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate t...

Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Media
Greater Good Science Center

By Sophie H. Janicke Cat videos are hilarious, no doubt about that. But videos of altruism--like a bear saving a crow from drowning or a man in the s...

How to Bring Humor to Meditation

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman From the outside, meditation appears to be a thoroughly serious endeavor. You have to sit down, dutifully count your breaths and r...

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 Surprising Careers Where Play Should Be Involved

Connor Kozlov | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Connor Kozlov

These careers are most at risk for this sort of destructive behavior, but adding more play into the profession makes it possible to ensure a completely different world.

Romping Into Relationships and the Power of Play

Diana Lang | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

So play away! Learn each other's foibles, eccentricities, and idiosyncrasies. Discover each other's worlds. Let yourself play -- like dolphins!

Playful Parenting: Reconnecting you to your Authentic Self

Olivia Madlock | Posted 01.01.2017 | Parents
Olivia Madlock

At some point in life (I'm guessing when we all got older, and were sent to school) we all had to learn how to keep ourselves under control and meet the expectations of the adults around us; they liked to call it good behavior.

What Do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You? (Part 3)

Maureen P. Price | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Maureen P. Price

Jonah Sachs recommends seeing members of your target audience as heroes in the making and the stars of your stories. This is where you need to inspire and empower rather than promote messages of inadequacy or "not having or being enough."

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

While it is impossible to prevent stale moments from occurring, it is possible to strengthen the substance of a relationship in a way that minimizes their impact and diminishes their frequency to a significant degree.

"Hello, Are You GSI (Gay, Single and Interested)?"

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

Just as a coach or trainer would say to his players, "get up, collect yourself, and get yourself back out there!" I say the same to anyone who is looking for love or, a little fun, and not to allow one setback take you out of the action.

8 Tips For Bringing Play Back Into Sex

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Sometimes, I think we take sex way too seriously. We can talk the sexy and the pleasure right out of sexy. And if you are like most people, you're yearning to laugh, play and get out of your head and into your body again. When was the last time you played with your sexuality?

Permission to Play

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

At what age do we feel that playfulness, dressing up and acting silly, should stop? With our daily responsibilities, stress and obligations, don't we need some comic relief? Taking us back to childhood even for a few minutes can spark the child within us and lift our spirits.

Creating Fond Memories With Our Children

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

One of my friends who had also raised his daughter alone said that, "raising a daughter is the most masculine thing a man can do." From my own experience, I understood what this means.

Restoring the Playground

Gwen Gordon | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and ki...

This Playful Platypus Is One Happy Girl

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

What do you get when you cross a duck with an otter with food and a belly rub? One very blissed out little platypus! Via Cute Creatures Great ...

Light Go On -- Part XI -- Presents

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Great Spirit faith is the right word faith came into my life brought into my life by you and I have faith that you will bring me more presents than...

12 Dolphins That Remind Us To Play

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

Couples That Play Together, Stay Together

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

In his book Play, psychiatrist Stewart Brown says that play is key to keeping relationships from hardening into drudgery. But once you're coupled up and having regular discussions about who did the dishes last, play may not come as easily.

8 Ways To Be More Playful

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

Sometimes, in the face of challenges, we are called to return to being childlike. Sometimes play is the best antidote of all. Laughter rescues us and creativity gives us back our freedom.

The Essential Ingredient You May Be Missing For Happiness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Incorporating just a bit more play in your life, or even changing the way your relate to playful activities that you're already doing, can have great benefits in your life. Choose to sprinkle some of this in today.

Playtime For Adults (It's Not What You Think)

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

You can think of play as a fundamental way of bringing mindfulness into your life, creating spaces for your healthier mind to take root.

Retreating Back to Our Inner Child

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dylan Kendall

Playing is a way of experiencing our world, a way of bringing joy to the mundane. And fundamentally: Play is a way of learning.

Playfulness - Can Getting Experimental Lead To Orgasm?

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

It has been confirmed that becoming more uninhibited, playful and less self-conscious are all important ingredients in freeing orgasms and in producing multiple orgasms in women.