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Over-sharing? Or My Special Needs Son's Soundtrack?

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

There is an ongoing debate in the online special needs community about over-sharing. Are we mom and dad bloggers stepping over the line when we share stories and details about our kids and their special needs? It's a heated debate, a thing, a downright brouhaha.

Soundless by Richelle Mead

Kaavya Raman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Kaavya Raman

Richelle Mead, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, has released a book based on Chinese folklore. Soundless focuses on a young girl named Fei (a rising artist) and the world she lives in.

Unfinished Thoughts

Beth Whitley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Parents
Beth Whitley

In a way, these half-written blogs and unfinished reflections sum up the past six months pretty well: a collection of emotions and experiences with few clear ends or answers, with dangling ellipses and uncertain next chapters.

'Star Wars': Modern Myth or Tantalizing Submyth?

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

A submyth looks and acts like a myth and borrows stirring mythic themes and characters, but it lacks the transformative total involvement of authentic, living myth. However much it moves us, we leave its presence as spectators, knowing it to be fiction.

Let Me Tell You a Parable

Kathleen Shumate | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Shumate

In 2 Samuel 12 of the Bible, on the heels of David's acts of adultery and murder, the prophet Nathan tells King David a story of a rich man who steals...

Ron Howard's Take On How "In The Heart Of The Sea" Isn't Your Ordinary Adventure Film

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard Avoided Drugs and The Pitfalls of Child Stardom

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

60% of Sub-Saharan Africa's Population Is Under 25!

Trevor Waldock | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
Trevor Waldock

What do the youth of a continent all have in common? Potential. Not just some vague sort of ideal that we call "potential." There is a story inside of each one of them waiting to be written and it's big and it is hard-wired into their brains to write it.

Ron Howard's First Steps Into Becoming a Hollywood Director

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard's Midwest Ethics Helped Him Throughout His Career

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

How Ron Howard Prepared His Actors Before Filming "In the Heart of the Sea"

Posted 12.14.2015 | Home

We were thrilled to have director and actor Ron Howard on the show, who's just released his newest film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Ron has had an amazi...

Mondays With Marlo - Director Ron Howard

Posted 12.17.2015 | Home

The holiday season is upon us, and it's one of our favorite times of year for going to the movies. So we were thrilled to have director and actor Ron ...

Author Bill Natale on His New Book and Race Relations in Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.08.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Is it possible to see people for who they are and not the color of their skin? Will we ever learn from our bloodied past of events like 1968 in Chica...

What Acclaimed Authors Love About Writing

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Over the years, I've had the incredibly good fortune of interviewing many of the most widely-read novelists on the planet. I often (but not always) ask certain questions of each author. One of my favorites is: What do you love about the writing life?

To Change the World, You Have to Be Relentless

Alfred Junco Betancourt | Posted 12.03.2015 | Business
Alfred Junco Betancourt

The story goes on, reflecting how one relentless pursuit after another has led him to increased success and one step closer to his goals, which I'll share next time. Whether you're an individual or an organization, a relentless attitude and a willingness to push the status quo can lead to unimaginable growth -- something we live by, here at Lucova.

How the Bangor Maine Police Department Changed the Rules for Facebook

Lisa Dubino | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Lisa Dubino

How can a local police department in a town with 33,600 residents have 69,300 Facebook likes? I learned about the Bangor Maine Police Department Facebook page from a friend, not on my Facebook timeline but in actual conversation on our way to dinner.

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!