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Storytelling to Save the Planet

Robert Redford | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

We've accomplished storytelling on the silver screen and the latest Internet meme, but is the art of storytelling dead when it comes to complicated, politically charged issues like our environment and the need for swift action to combat climate change?

Lessons From the Purple Guru

Rob White | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

There's nothing like a touch of spring in the air to stir my curiosity about what lessons the spring season may offer.

Top 10 Ways to Give the Gift of Story This Holiday

Leah Lamb | Posted 02.18.2014 | Style
Leah Lamb

So it's almost Christmas time and you're kevetching because you haven't found the right gift yet. You want to give a gift that has meaning, that isn't consumed for the sake of consumption, that didn't harm the planet in the process of its creation.

Philomena, A Story Structured to Perfection

Jen Grisanti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

I am always on a quest to understand how story can be structured in a way that makes us feel the content, the message and the pursuit in the strongest way possible. I found this in the brilliant story of Philamena.

Lessons From Lincoln the Man...

Juliet Asante | Posted 08.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Juliet Asante

I had the pleasure of meeting Sally Field, just when she had come off the shoot of Lincoln. Then I started to hear about Daniel Day Lewis' magnificent...

Razorfish Converge Shingerview: David Gerlach, Founder and CEO, Blank on Blank

David Shing | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
David Shing

David Gerlach is the founder of Blank on Blank, an original take on using the power of video to bring audio to life. Blank on Blank uncovers "lost audio" and animates it using a variety of tools and partners.

The Day the Factory Stood Still

Rob White | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

My dad and his friends weren't the only ones spooked by the news; that weekend the tenor of the whole town changed. The fury from the prior night morphed into fear, and fear devolved into panic.

The Hero's Journey Meets the Screenwriter's Journey

Loren-Paul Caplin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Loren-Paul Caplin

Why the F*%K do we do it? Money? Fame? Love of the process? What is it? Why do we continue to write screenplays when aside from the outrageously arduous task of getting it even remotely right, the odds of then getting it sold and then made and then becoming a hit are...well doubtful.

Creating a Relationship Legacy

Bernie Saunders | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Bernie Saunders

Our relationship stories are our lifelines with others. By sharing our stories with someone important to us, we can see the events of our life from different, surprising perspectives. Creating our mutual stories could change our view of each other in unexpected and rewarding ways.

Standing Firm on Thin Ice

Rob White | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

In retrospect, the officer's silence was a way of acknowledging that a young man had demonstrated a commitment to upholding his word. Perhaps the universe shined favorably upon me, too, for helping a fellow denizen of the planet.

Slam

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

The Slam, then, is one of these new worlds where we meet together; hear each other in real time, real life. There's more, all around, and I'll be there, like listening, like learning.

Male Burlesque Takes Center Stage

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 12.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "The Moth" and "This American Life" crowd are going to get a little "adult" this Sunday at the Black Cat. The New York City based story ...

Ramadan Reflection Day 6: Who Speaks For American Muslims?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 09.24.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Muslims today find themselves in a place where our narrative is being told by others. Many equate a normative understanding of Islam to something that is radical in its nature. Most of time we find ourselves reactively saying what we are not.

How Storytelling Shapes Your Self-Perception

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Stories are the soundtrack of our lives. It's not without coincidence that all the great religions of the world have a book of stories. Stories remind us of who we are and who we want to be.

And I Am Not Lying At Black Cat: HuffPost DC Top 5 For June 14

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 06.14.2012 | DC

TOP 5 FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 14 1. And I Am Not Lying At Black Cat Storytelling from performers that have appeared on "The Moth" and "This American Li...

Storytelling Animals: 10 Surprising Ways That Story Dominates Our Lives

Jonathan Gottschall | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home
Jonathan Gottschall

We are, as a species, addicted to story. But the addiction runs deeper than we think. We can walk away from our books and our screens, but we can never walk away from story.

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 Preview

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Gov 2.0 L.A. 2012 is here. Gov 2.0 and Open Government are blossoming around the world, as evidenced by the historic gathering this week in Brazil of the Open Government Partnership.

My Daughter the Fox and the Making of Children's Stories

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

A parent's job is not only to serve as a storyteller, but also to create the conditions for the stories of children to emerge.

Make it Personal: A Social Entrepreneur Finds Value in Her Personal Story

Grace Aneiza Ali | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Grace Aneiza Ali

of note is very global in its scope. Its mission is to shed light on people who usually don't receive recognition for the impact they are making in communities around the world.

WATCH: Cutest Version Of 'Jack & The Beanstalk' Ever

Posted 08.13.2011 | Comedy

According to Viral Viral Videos, this video of a two-year-old telling a story has gotten popular before, but it's caught a new wind in the past few da...

Individual Stories, Universal Truth: 'One Amazing Thing' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Divakaruni portrays in beautiful prose, haunting characters, and a luminously and ominously developed plot, the universal and individual qualities of the search for meaning in life, as well as the search's timelessness.

How Stories Save Us

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pam Allyn

Here is the longing inside all of us: that we are fearless enough to embark upon those adventures, but that as we go we are inspired and propelled by a sense of home waiting for us at the other end.