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Did Fire Spark Storytelling?

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

How many of us have wondered, to paraphrase Ursula Le Guin, why we huddle about the campfire? A recent study poses an answer to this question by looking at what hunter-gatherers talk about as they sit around the fire at night.

Photojournalism: Capturing the Stories of Our Globalizing World

Gwyneth Frederick | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Gwyneth Frederick

Photography meshes reality and art together to portray the surreal truths of our world. It recalls times past and harbors life-impacting moments in tangible still-life frames.

Emily Johnson Shares SHORE in Lenapehoking/New York City

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 04.17.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Emily Johnston / Catalyst launches the Lenapehoking (New York City) installment of SHORE on Sunday April 19th, with gatherings and events taking place at various locations April 19-26, and performances at New York Live Arts happening April 23-25.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Over the next few days, I noticed that my kids came up with tremendous sci-fi material. One sibling fight even ended with an anguished, "I wish I had a time-machine and a magic mirror to show you what REALLY happened! She started it!"

Memoirs: No One Wants to Read Your Diary

Jennifer S. Wilkov | Posted 04.14.2015 | Books
Jennifer S. Wilkov

We all have a story to tell. Our lives are our stories. That's why the memoir category exists--because we love to read biographies and memoirs of those names we know and the people we want to learn more about.

Why Creativity Matters: Engaging Artists in the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Lisa Russell | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Lisa Russell

Tomorrow starts World Creativity and Innovation Week (which runs April 15-21) and in honor of it, Emmy-winning filmmaker and Founder of "I Sell the Sh...

I Have a Mental Illness, and I am More Than the Same Single Story

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

The problem with the same story about those suffering from mental illnesses is that it keeps us shrouded in secrecy and shame.

Speaking Truth to Power

Katie Redford | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Katie Redford

It took years for this epidemic of rape to come to light. This is quite common: many victims are too scared to speak, enduring the lasting emotional and physical trauma alone.

Which Character in the Harry Potter Franchise Has the Most Compelling Story Arc?

Quora | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment

Do you remember the Neville of Sorcerer's Stone? The kid that lost his Rememberall? He ruined cauldrons, broke his wrist, ended up going to the stupid duel and getting cursed by Malfoy. And then, Neville he ended up in detention because the Golden Trio decided that they wanted to be dragon smugglers today. The detention that landed them in the Forbidden Forest? Yeah, that one.

'Killer, Come Hither': A Conversation with Louis Begley

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Louis Begley has written 11 novels, the latest, Killer, Come Hither, features Jack Dana, a Marine infantry officer who was wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has become a writer, with his debut novel skyrocketing to bestselling status.

Real Moments of Truth on the Job

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

As the story goes, 2,500 years ago, Buddha gave a wordless sermon to his disciples. All he did was hold up a single white flower -- a lotus. That's it. No words. Just a flower.

Harvey Milk Told This Man One Thing That Changed His Entire Life (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-04-04-1428117723-2826420-2015040314280836661352689RonHuberman.jpgOne person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk. The fateful day came after a cross-country road trip from New York to San Francisco.

The Call You Don't Want to Make and the Miracle That Happened As a Result

Lisa Bloom | Posted 04.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Bloom

It was a difficult call to make. I was torn, knew I had to make it but felt unsure, unsafe, sad. I had procrastinated. Found anything else to do rathe...

Storytelling vs Journalism: From The Jinx to This American Life

Miguel Macias | Posted 03.31.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.

How a First-Generation, Female Immigrant Found Her Passion in Science

Stella Salvo | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Stella Salvo

I want to thank all the people in my life who have inspired me to pursue a career in science, and try to inspire other young women who might be interested in science. That is why I'm sharing my personal story, to pay it forward.

The 88 Best Main Streets In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

There are two tales of Main Street in the United States: The "heartline of America" that Walt Disney mapped out some 60 years ago, and the less idylli...

My Past Life Was More Boring Than My Current Life

Donna Highfill | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I don't know if it's because I'm in my fifties and I realize that life is winding down a bit, or if it's because I'm trying to overcome an uncontrollable urge to beat people to restaurant doors, but I decided to try hypnotherapy.

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

In Character: The Life We Live Behind Glass, With Lilibet Snellings

Jarod Cerf | Posted 03.24.2015 | Books
Jarod Cerf

What I've come to understand, and admire since, is how much she's willing to project of her life to the page and the images therein -- even when the character she portrays is occasionally critical or peculiar in her insecurities.

Branding: What's The Story?

Marc Hershon | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Marc Hershon

Ultimately, whether your brand's story is a Cinderella tale, a superhero's origin, or a timeless epic that people will talk about for generations, as the storyteller, it's imperative that you learn how to tell the story in a way that will capture the hearts and minds of anyone.

Why It Matters How We Talk About Forgiveness

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 03.23.2015 | Books
Marina Cantacuzino

The Forgiveness Project's open and exploratory position on forgiveness can be challenging to some people, and secondly that the world of love, compassion and forgiveness can sometimes be a surprisingly inflexible place.

Here's How The Miniskirt Has Transformed Since The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks & Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 03.23.2015 | Style

There are many different fashion trends that defined the 1960s, but there's one that sticks out the most: the miniskirt. The origins of the teeny-w...

Guys, The '60s Are Back

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Style

While women in the 1960s were wearing mini skirts, fringe and itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikinis, the fellas were making a few far out fa...

3 Game Changers to Achieve Peace and Happiness

Estelle Williams | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Estelle Williams

You can choose happiness and peace for yourself at any moment -- you are the only one who is in control of your mind and heart. There are many paths that lead to happiness, as there are many paths that lead to despair, but who puts your foot on either path to begin with? That's right it's you.

Gay Man Recounts Coming Out to His Devout Muslim Father (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske