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Drew Westen's Tension

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Mike Bonifer

Drew Westen's leaving race out of his critique of how Barack Obama is playing the game is like leaving computers out of Bill Gates' story, or leaving love out of Paris.

Our Field of Dreams in Bristol, Connecticut

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Political fights in Washington are done for the moment. We're on vacation now. We got to Bristol. My children are full of excitement. And it is time to play ball!

Re-Truth Your Past

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Your past, with all its beautiful and haunted memories, is written in your mind. What if you could learn how to access your past and "re-truth" it?

The Tree of Life: Your Summer Popcorn Flick It Ain't

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

The Tree of Life isn't exactly what its trailer suggests. Watch its marketing tool, and you get the idea that it's a poignant story about a young fam...

Writing a Life

Allison K Hill | Posted 08.09.2011 | Books
Allison K Hill

Over the years, my father demonstrated to me that books offer us solace and escape when nothing else can. He taught me a deep appreciation and gratitude for a good story.

Why Peter Guber's Book Tell to Win Is a Game Changer

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I've known and loved Peter Guber for many years, but that isn't the entire story of why I'm so excited about his new book. In fact, not only do I share his passionate belief in the power of narrative, I've based my entire career on it. READ MORE Bill Maher Saves the Oscars... At Least for Me: For my money, this year's Academy Awards telecast was the funniest in ages. No, not because of the show itself, but because I watched the show sitting next to Bill Maher at the Vanity Fair dinner at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Bill kept up a running commentary that put the on-screen patter to shame. READ MORE

Memoirs About Love: A Reading List

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Dale Norton

I was slow to accept the reality of what I instinctively knew: Memoirists are not a crowd who write personal narratives of blissfully joyous times, of hearts and flowers and romantic love.

Apple, Gabrielle Giffords, Toyota: When Good Stories Go Bad

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Guber

Sometimes you have to confront bad news head on. Recently, these folks and brands have been victims, many self-inflicted, of good stories gone bad.

Friday Talking Points [153] -- SOTU-palooza

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The past week in politics was, quite obviously, dominated by President Obama's "State Of The Union" speech to Congress. For those of you who may have...

Log Line for Your Life

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

After working with writers for 15 years, I designed an exercise I call "Log Line For Your Life." A log line is a summation of your story with an emotional hook and a twist of irony.

Short Stories: Writers Talk About The Form To Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We asked the writers these questions: What do you like about writing short stories, and if you also write novels, how do you compare the writing?

The Tale That Launched a Thousand Ships

Bob Dickman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Dickman

Facts alone are too distant and cold; when facts and emotion combine to produce a story, people will act.

Balanced Life: Avoid a Repellent Plotline

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the key tools for a happiness project, I've discovered, is mindfulness. Which is unfortunate, because I'm a very unmindful person.

'Soul Of A Citizen': Stories Of Impact Will Push Us To Fix The Oil Spill, Homelessness, And Other Big Problems

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

Over nearly forty years that I've spoken out on various causes and written about citizen movements, I've come to believe that people work for justice when their hearts are stirred by specific lives and situations that develop our capacity to feel empathy.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Under the Golden Sun

Sahar Sepehri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sahar Sepehri

On a spring day when chamomiles grow to cover the surrounding mountain hills of Kermanshah, a city on the western provinces of Iran and close to the b...

Is the iPad a GameChanger?

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mike Bonifer

As Steve Jobs says, you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward. A product like the iPad, can be said to have 'changed the game' only after the game, has, in fact, changed.

Natascha Kampusch, Austrian Kidnap Victim, Revisits Cellar And 3,096-Day Ordeal

TIME | Tristana Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a powerful new documentary titled Natascha Kampusch: 3,096 Days' Imprisonment, which was broadcast on the German public television channel ARD on M...

Tiger's Unplayable Lie

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Tiger can redeem himself for his audience, but he's got to want to be an authentic hero, not one playing a role. Here are five moves he (or any other burning brand) can make in that direction.

The Future that Brought Her Here: A Memoir Of A Call To Awaken By Deborah DeNicola

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Deborah DeNicola approached the spiritual life seriously because of a broken heart. Many of us create crises in order to awaken; iBut, believe it or not, crises are not a requirement.

To Mom, With Love: HuffPosters Share Their Mother's Day Stories

Katie Saddlemire | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katie Saddlemire

On Friday, I asked for you to share your Mother's Day Stories, and share you did! While I would have liked to publish them all, here are some that st...

What Really Matters?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Dale Norton

And only if we are authentic with the stories we tell about who we are, and what we love, and what we need, will we know what really matters. Then we can begin to make a difference.

You Couldn't Write Better Fiction, But Just What is the Story of These Times?

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Dale Norton

By shaping a story about your experience, about what it means to be human, you have the power to assign meaning to life events.

Story is Everything

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Dale Norton

Hillary Clinton is shifting the paradigm and the narrative. Because the story is everything in the culture of politics, these are important shifts to ...