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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

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

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.

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.