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From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Elizabeth Gilbert: 'Your History Is Whatever You Choose To Tell'

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 09.29.2015 | OWN

Everybody in my family is a talented storyteller. We can't play team sports, we have a tiny little problem with drinking and we're all pret...

What's Your Story?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 09.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I love other people's stories. I see a family , a woman eating alone, a man in a biz suit, two friends chatting, a group of teenagers hanging out... and I'm curious.

What Books Do Authors Read? Surprise!

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Ever wonder what authors read? It's not always someone who is well-known. Of course, reader recognition is the goal of all authors. Getting your name and your work to be known is a must.

My Father, Arianna ... and Sleep

Michael Tierney | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents
Michael Tierney

My father's stories not only taught me how to sleep... but dream as well. And the importance of stories as something in themselves. Which is, I think, a really wonderful lesson.


Dagi Cueppers | Posted 09.08.2015 | Fifty
Dagi Cueppers

She died yesterday, 101 years old. Thousands of miles away, I did not get to say goodbye. I didn't get a chance to thank her, either. I would have loved to tell her that she'll always be with me. Every storm I weather, every mountain I climb. She'll be there.

Parenting and Print: Defending the Traditional Bedtime Story

Nick Fouche | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Nick Fouche

In my experience, encouraging a relationship with books assists in communicating to children the idea of literacy as an invitation to that exciting 'effort' and 'quest' which can also be an adventure in itself.

Jeff Montgomery: The Long Way Home

A Teacher Like You | Posted 08.13.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Society as a whole doesn't expect much out of students. I want to tell them, you can start doing big things today. If you're going to make a change in your life, do it now.

Stop Photoshopping Your Story

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.29.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Women don't give themselves permission to fall apart and we certainly don't want to be seen as not having our shit together. That's become taboo in a culture that, for women especially, demands the lie of seamlessness, of perfection, of freedom from blemishes and funky lighting and embarrassing angles.

Dr. Kalam: Animated Stories from His Legendary Life

Brij Kothari | Posted 07.29.2015 | Education
Brij Kothari

India is in mourning. Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, passed away on July 27, 2015. Among his many stellar accomplishments is his unmatched ability to inspire and ignite minds, especially of children and youth in India. He was popularly known as the people's President.

Lust for Celebrity Gossip: It Isn't "Worship"

Peggy Payne | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment
Peggy Payne

Dare to show even the tiniest spark of interest in royal babies or movie star divorces or Olympic decathlete gender identity and you're likely to be scorned for engaging in "celebrity worship." This is wrong. It isn't worship. Got that, you high-minded righteous pious scoffers?

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...