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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


1960s Beauty Ads Show That Our Attitudes Have Changed For The Better

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 03.12.2015 | Style

It doesn't take watching "Mad Men" to know that the beauty industry impacted 1960s style in major ways. Women everywhere flaunted their babydoll lashe...

#Selma50, Storytelling Strategies and Social Change

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lee-Sean Huang

By presenting a problem, and then a solution, it may leave the reader thinking that the problem is solved, but of course it is not solved. We have a choice to make, to continue the march towards a more just society, or to rest on the laurels of past victories. The choice is ours.

How The Pop-Tart Helped Destroy Leisurely Breakfasts In America

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste

One little toaster-pastry changed the fate of American breakfasts.

Alison Spiegel

One MAJOR Detail That Was Missing At Woodstock | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Taste

LSD wasn't the only thing on the menu, but it was close.

How To Wear '60s Style In 2015 ('Cause It's Groovy, Baby)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.11.2015 | Style

We have the 1960s to thank for some of fashion's most iconic pieces. Where would we be without the mini skirt, the bikini, the Afro and fringe, glorio...

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Ayla Schlosser | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Ayla Schlosser

Brandon Stanton, a photographer and creator of Humans of New York, set out in 2010 to document the lives of New Yorkers -- but his interactions with the strangers he photographs doesn't always end with a click of the camera.

Tomboy Recalls Being Taken to Gap to 'Fix' Their Gender (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-02-28-20150227Reneeplay.jpgRenee felt comfortable in the gender-mixed attire, but the mom of one of the other students did not. In an attempt to "fix" Renee's gender, the mom took Renee to Gap to buy them some pants for girls.

Change the Story and Change Everything

Laura Huckabee-Jennings | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business
Laura Huckabee-Jennings

We all build stories to explain what we see. They are neither true nor untrue, they are simply our interpretation of what we notice. These stories create our attitudes at work and how we are viewed by others. Where are your stories helping you, and where might they be holding you back?

'Humans of New York': An Afternoon With Brandon Stanton

Patrick Daniel | Posted 02.20.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Stanton is the author of a New York Times bestseller, with a Facebook page with 12 million followers and a partnership with the United Nations. But his story hasn't always been so glamorous.

It's Time To Get Real: Humanize Your Brand

Meghan M. Biro | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Meghan M. Biro

After many years spent consulting with leaders at software technology companies to help them attract talent, I have come to believe brand humanization holds answers on how to move business forward.

How to Get Free Therapy From Your Friends

Jill Dahl | Posted 02.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jill Dahl

We all have untold stories. Stories that our closest friends know bits and pieces of, but there never seems to be enough time or space to finish tell...

The Secrets Behind Great Storytelling

Damian Bazadona | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Damian Bazadona

Great storytelling -- whether it's a new play, a television spot or a speech -- is all about creating an emotional connection with the audience. Storytelling is elevated by great writers and great storytellers.

ReplyAll and the Battle for Storytelling About the Net

Deji Olukotun | Posted 02.18.2015 | Technology
Deji Olukotun

Even if you love the internet, it's hard not to be overwhelmed by its scale. The sheer volume of content can give you anxiety, while headlines about the latest online craze are quickly surpassed by breaking news about the next superfast whirly gizmo.

New York Moments

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 02.17.2015 | Travel
Roxie Sarhangi

When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.

An Easy Formula for Answering the Most Important Job Search Question

Steve Dalton | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Steve Dalton

Imagine you are dining in a restaurant with a friend, and your friend suddenly begins to choke on a piece of food, grabbing for her neck. What do you do? Did you say the Heimlich Maneuver? Hopefully so. The Heimlich's simplicity makes it easy to recall during extremely stressful situations.

Is It a Story or Anecdote--and Why It Matters Which

Dianna Booher | Posted 02.06.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Steve Jobs told stories to launch his Apple products successfully. Warren Buffet tells stories about his investment strategies and philosophies. Presidents and world leaders tell stories about what they've achieved while in office and where they want to take the country in the future.