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The Master Storyteller: How Changing Your Stories Can Change Your Future

Rachel Verlik | Posted 06.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

How many of us tell ourselves stories? Not the bedtime kind, nor the perfect crafted happy ending kind. I'm talking about our own internal stories t...

Our Stories

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

We learn from stories, we live vicariously through stories, we are storytellers and rapt story listeners. Our newspapers are really only stories -- how that game was won, what the president said, what the movie is about, how the conference went, what that medical discovery will do.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How College Entrepreneur Eileen Phoan Uses Her Jewelry Business to Tell a Bigger Story

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Eileen and Fabian were the Malaysian representatives for the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards held last April in Washington D.C. Their business Left and Right Artisan Handcraft connects people, and captures moments through the form of handmade jewelry pieces that can be bought in their physical store in Malaysia.

Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Unless you've been living in solitary confinement for the past few years, chances are good that you are a member of some kind of organization or community -- a gathering of people who have come together in service to a common goal.

Cooking With Granny on Mother's Day

Caroline Shin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Taste
Caroline Shin

Last Mother's Day, I filmed an interview with my now 89-year-old grandma and her 96-year-old best friend in their assisted living home in Queens, NY.

Young and Entrepreneurial: EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Finals - 'Entrepreneurship is an Adventure'

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's through entrepreneurship, research, non-profit work, intrapreneurship or singing, dancing, writing or by just doing something innovative that impacts the lives of many people.

What's Your Story?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

If you think about it, life is all about stories. The stories we tell others. The stories we tell ourselves. If you never thought of yourself as an author, it's time to challenge your thinking since you are. Each of us weaves stories all the time.

How the Sari Tipped the Scales, Effortlessly!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Devishobha Ramanan

When asked about the vision for the pact, Ally and Anju say that they hope to do it year after year with women from all over the world joining in. They are very happy about their new sari habit, and see no reason why the saris that tumbled out should go back into the corners of their wardrobes.

Real Moments of Truth on the Job

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

As the story goes, 2,500 years ago, Buddha gave a wordless sermon to his disciples. All he did was hold up a single white flower -- a lotus. That's it. No words. Just a flower.

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Katz

Judy Katz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Judy Katz

After three husbands, do I need yet another? At this stage, I am most fortunate to have a thriving career that brings me great joy. I have friends, family and two tiny dogs I adore. So why am I considering complicating my life at this stage?

How My Husband Transformed My Son's MRI Scans Into Incredible Adventures

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

My husband was inspired: "The mask is part of your spacesuit!" he told Andrew. "You need to breathe different air because you are going to a different atmosphere!" He told him that the MRI machine was a rocket ship, and he would be traveling to different planets.

Telling Her Story: A "Treasured" Transformation

Sarah Key | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Sarah Key

Life is chaotic, and the order we impose upon it in the form of storytelling is crucial to our own happiness and success. I think it is the main difference between an optimist and a pessimist.

Dognapping: How to Steal a Dog in 6 Easy Steps

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 04.22.2015 | Comedy
Jennifer McGaha

When I found a beautiful yellow Lab mix sitting outside my fitness club one morning, I already had four other dogs and two cats, and this dog obviously belonged to someone.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Letter to My Old Apologetic Self

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Adedayo Fashanu

Dear Self, You are one plus year now: A beautiful vibrant woman who has evolved and is emerging in the world as a soul, a body, a feminine to be reck...

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

LGBT News | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 04.10.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Your Story, Our Stories: A New Program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Annie Polland | Posted 03.25.2015 | New York
Annie Polland

"Your Story, Our Stories," a new program at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, invites New York City students and teachers to explore their own family's origins as part of their immigration units.

Five Ways Ghostwriting Is Good for the Soul

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Danielle Wolffe

Ghostwriting is the craft of translating people's spoken stories onto the page. Ghostwriters either share credit with the person the story is about; or disappear and gracefully let him/her take full credit.

Being Grateful for What You Have: Stories of Thankfulness

Austin Schneider | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

Remember, there are millions of people who would love to do what you do every day.

4 Travel Memoirs You've Probably Never Heard of

Dominique Kane | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Dominique Kane

Picking up an amazing travel memoir about someone else's experience in a foreign country is one of the most effective ways for would-be travelers to escape, on a more regular basis than their annual holiday.

Why Are People So Drawn To Fiction?

The Atlantic | Cody C. Delistraty | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in...

9 Places That Will Freak You Out

Findery | Posted 12.22.2014 | Travel
Findery

Here is a collection of spooky stories to raise the hair on the back of your neck, and to tell others as you're driving down a remote country road late at night.

Telling Stories

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

Stories convey information in a very unique way. Plus, they're so much more interesting and engaging than facts, bar graphs or pie charts.

7 Techniques on How to Tell Real Stories That Will Make People Connect With Your Mission

Suzanne Skees | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

How do you make people CARE about your mission? This is what I do every day: I work with nonprofits to tell stories that make people care about their...

3 Hilarious Moments That Could Only Occur When You Are 'Copulating and Crippled'

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

We may not all have the same types of sex as each other, but I guarantee that each and every one of us will have an embarrassingly comical, post-coital story to share with our friends over a greasy spoon breakfast the next morning.