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Gratitude in Times of Suffering

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The practice of gratitude is central to Islam. Students of Islamic spirituality are sometimes asked to ponder on a teaching story about the Mulla, who...

The Four Things That Make Great Stories Possible a la Paul Durand-Ruel

George Bradt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
George Bradt

We all communicate with stories. Some tell individual stories. Others curate and knit stories together into a master narrative. But someone needs to e...

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

Maureen P. Price | Posted 10.21.2015 | 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."

What Do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You? (Part 2)

Maureen P. Price | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Maureen P. Price

When you have identified and defined your target audience, you need to provide something of value for them and clearly articulate that value.

What do Lady Gaga, Rihanna and a Story Expert Contribute to Branding You?

Maureen P. Price | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Maureen P. Price

You don't have to be a famous celebrity like Lady Gaga or Rihanna to have a personal brand. If you have a website or social media account, you already have one.

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.

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part III

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

I was raised to conform to a narrative of the good Christian life, and what I am discovering is that God is about busting the status quo of the narratives we have created. God wants us to write different scripts, explore off-beaten paths, and move upward and away from a prescribed life.

Rudy vs. Freddie: Notre Dame vs. Texas in the Story Bowl

Mike Bonifer | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Mike Bonifer

This weekend, the teams of two legendary football programs will lock up in South Bend Indiana, when Texas visits Notre Dame for a game between teams and coaches with lots of questions that need answering.

No Pity Party Here -- Melanie Martinez's Cry Baby Hits #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!

Julian Bond's Final Gift | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

By: Asha French Since I heard the news of Julian Bond's passing on Saturday, I have not been able to shake my memory of the story he told at Emory...

Voice of the Monkey Boy: A Communication Parable

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Arthur Samuel Joseph

This is a parable I wrote a few years ago with a student, Krysta Tabuchi. I'm using it here to illustrate the journey of Vocal Power.

How to Tell a Good Story

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Story is the ocean we are swimming in. And because it is, we don't necessarily feel wet when we're in it, but we are. Fish aren't taught to swim. And you aren't taught to tell stories. As a child, you didn't need to be taught.

A Story is Literally Bursting Off the Page in This Intricate Fairy Tale Photograph

DL Cade | Posted 05.09.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Alexia is currently selling a one-off print run of the incredible photograph below for one month only at a special supporter price to help fund the re...

Understanding That the Wound Leads to Success in Fiction and in Life

Jen Grisanti | Posted 06.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

I am a story and career consultant for writers. Many writers face the challenge of how to elevate the emotional component of their story. If we are not connecting to your story on an emotional level, the story doesn't work.

The Key to Hustling: Have A Story

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Small Business
Rajat Bhageria

Everyone always says that the key to creating a successful company and then monetizing on it is to hustle. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. But what exactly does that mean? How do you even get the opportunity to hustle to an investor? How do you approach a major company and try to secure a deal with them?

The Art of Solo Performance

Eric Trules | Posted 04.06.2015 | Arts
Eric Trules

I'm not famous; it's not why I do it. I do it to "make art out of the fabric of my life," and to find something universal from the microcosm of my own life's experiences. I believe powerfully and mightily in the art form.

Embracing 'Showrooming'

Jon Bird | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Jon Bird

You can't fight the Internet and you can't bite the hand that feeds you. Instead, it's time to reinvent retail and embrace showrooming.

On Cultural Cockroaches, True Greatness and Eating the Apple

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Miriam Ava

The world's upside down. We're already great. We're already intelligent and beautiful and rich. The world keeps telling us we aren't because it kee...

John Musker and Ron Clements Chart an Ambitious Course for Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 Release

Jim Hill | Posted 12.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Ron and John chart a course for their most ambitious animated feature to date through those treacherous, shark-filled waters that are known as modern motion picture production.

Causing Success: What Is Your Why?

Jen Grisanti | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Jen Grisanti

While studying the TV pilots for the upcoming Fall season, I noticed that many of them start with a set up of the personal dilemma for the central character. This gives the audience a point of connection in the story. In fiction and in life, there is tremendous value in starting with why.

Ducklings All Ditches United

Roeselien Raimond | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Roeselien Raimond

On one of my bike rides, I came across one of my favourite topics: baby ducklings! Squeaky brakes and a firm jump immediately brought me at duck level...

Review: 'Disperse the Light' an Exhibition of New E-Lit

Illya Szilak | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Each year writers, critics and scholars of "born digital" literature congregate at the Electronic Literature Organization conference.

Creating Change Personally and Professionally at Rancho La Puerta

Jen Grisanti | Posted 09.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

There are many ways that the experience at Rancho La Puerta will help you to transcend your own walls. They fall into four categories: environment, nourishment, activities, and lectures.

What Writers Can Learn from Successful Business Leaders About Marketing Their Story

Dorit Sasson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Truthfully, us hard-working writers can learn a thing or two from business owners who use storytelling successfully if we want to build a name or brand for ourselves as well as a following.

Masters of Storytelling: American Idol and the Voice

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Dale Norton

Through the stories of the contestants we begin to understand their personalities. We learn what motivated them to try out, and we witness their insecurities and triumphs.