Studies of design intuition at Art Center College of Design, Copenhagen Business School, Cal State University Long Beach and the Industrial Design Society of America suggest that sleep can provide a definite edge for creativity.
Roughly three decades ago, the U.S. Justice Department brought national attention to one of Chicago's open secrets. Park district officials lavished money on parks in white neighborhoods at the expense of those in African-American and Latino ones.
I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.
Looking around his West Philly community a 19-year-old do-gooder held his first community event, aiming to both recreate the look and feel of memorable childhood block parties, and bring warmth to an otherwise 'cold block.'
The New York Times reports that Mayor-elect de Blasio is having second thoughts about living in Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor. The announcement came after a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg during which they discussed "the intricacies of garbage pickup."
Safe and maintained places to be active and exercise are essential to solving the nation's childhood obesity crisis -- if kids can't go out into their neighborhoods and play, we'll never be able to increase physical activity.
The backstroke is living in faith, like walking on water. You trust the invisible substance of life and your ability to move peacefully on the surface of physical concerns with your face to the source of life's energy.
You might strive to achieve a certain level of success in your chosen leisure activity, but the joy is truly in the doing and not in the outcome. This level of engagement is what makes it rejuvenating to your mind, body, and spirit.
When you hear the phrase "Lake Tahoe," what's the first thing that comes to your mind? If you said "skiing" or "casinos," you'd respond as probably 99% of Bay Area residents do. If you said "geography," or "sustainability", you'd be among the minority, but you'd be onto a great new idea.
Considering the price we pay in terms of our health and well-being, it may be time to question whether our traditional work ethic -- which is essentially chasing the dime, no matter what -- is still a worthy or even sustainable concept.
People in the United States have a slowly eroding relationship with nature, but we could help reverse this trend with a combination of changes. A prerequisite is easy and abundant access to nature and that opportunity, as a whole, is slipping away in many parts of this country.