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Embracing 'Showrooming'

Jon Bird | Posted 10.23.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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.

So What's Your Story?

Bobby Umar | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

What exactly is your story? Your story is the culmination of your entire experience both personal and professional. Within your life story, there are dozens of chapters. Within each chapter are nuggets of wisdom.

Do You Know How People Really Make Decisions?

Joe Boyd | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Joe Boyd

Every decision people make in life is an emotional decision. There is no such thing as a decision purely based in logic. Those who think so are just ...

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story!

Dorit Sasson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

It is hard to feel that early confidence as a writer when the story is still developing or if one is undergoing healing. But once the story gets underway and the themes of one's story are crystal clear, it's time to see the author as a character in a movie.

The Olympics and the Power of Stories for a Better Life

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Dale Norton

Through their narratives, we found a connection to the super humans of the Olympics. They showed us how to persevere against odds, how to show respect, and if those in fierce competition with each other can show kindness, maybe we can learn to do the same.

The Best Advice: Do it Scared!

Tara Campbell | Posted 04.28.2014 | Women
Tara Campbell

You will never know what you are truly capable of until you try. Challenge yourself and if you fail remember that brick walls are only there to see how badly you want something.

Rattlesnakes & The Moon

Darlin’ Neal | Posted 02.03.2014 | Fifty
Darlin’ Neal

The full moon shines into the bedroom. Scotty gets up, careful not to wake his wife, Sophie, and goes into the kitchen to take the insulin he forgot e...

Is Your Story Holding You Back?

Heather Strang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

To dig beyond the past and move into the stillness of our soul to that part of us that is whole and complete and always has been is what I believe we are all meant to experience.

The Gender Question

Harrison Demchick | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Harrison Demchick

Sometimes, authors become so focused on the idea of being convincing writing a character of the opposite gender, or a different race, or different cultural background, that they neglect to write a convincing character.

Justin Timberlake Was the Most Inspirational Man of 2013, And Here's Why

Tywan Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I don't have too many inspirations in the world, but there's been one person who's been my biggest inspiration for as long as I could remember: Justin Timberlake.

The Dare of Memoir

Roger Housden | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Roger Housden

As much as we think we know about our story, there is far more waiting to surprise us when our own words hit the page.

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.

Funny Story. Just Happened. Part One.

Tim Mattingly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

The following story is the first in a series of stories that are all completely unrelated save for the fact that they just happened to Tim Mattingly. ...

Why Startup PR Is All About Telling a Great Story

Zach Kitschke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Zach Kitschke

Knowing how to convey your story will help you write a better investor pitch, shape a more compelling story for journalists, and determine a marketing strategy that resonates with your customers. Have you thought about these aspects of your story?

The Journeys of 11 Amazing Animals

Findery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Findery

War heroes. Tough travelers. These animals covered long distances in their lifetimes, even traveling to outer space.

How We Die Is Not Our Whole Story

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

My parents and I heard phrases like, "What a waste." At grief groups, I was embarrassed to say how he died. As if him dying from drugs and alcohol meant I had less of a right to be there than if his life had been claimed by a car accident or a heart defect.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.