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Gay 'Big Brother' Adopts 'Little Brother'

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Surrounded by death during the AIDS crisis, Larry Bennett wanted to focus on something happier and more positive, namely his desire to be a Big Brother and care for children.

How to Showcase the Value of the Humanities and Storytelling

Kimberly Connor | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Kimberly Connor

While placing an emphasis on STEM education will help fill technology-related jobs, it has overshadowed the importance of degrees within the humanities. In a world where there is more emphasis placed on technology-related education, how do educators illustrate the value of the humanities?

Story Transformation: Creating Change

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

I seek to provide transformation to others and to experience it personally on a daily basis. As a story consultant, my mission is to help transform the message of the storyteller into one that resonates with their audience on a deeper level, uplifts, creates change, and to leads the storyteller to a sale.

8 Ways Marketers Are Being Heard In 2015

Steve Olenski | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Steve Olenski

Consumers literally have the entire world at their fingertips and as a result, there's a considerable amount of marketing noise. With so much information streaming at a near constant, new and innovative methods of engaging users are crucial to establishing a unique voice over the chatter.

Stunning Conversation on the Power of Story

Lisa Bloom | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Bloom

So many people talk about the power of story, how important it is to tell a story is you want to have impact, make a difference....but how? Here's an excerpt from a conversation on story that answers the most common questions on HOW to do story.

'Protocol Zero,' A Conversation With James Abel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.12.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Abel is a pseudonym for Bob Reiss, the bestselling author of more than 20 books. He is a former Chicago Tribune reporter and previously was a correspondent for Outside Magazine.

'Devils Bridge,' A Conversation With Linda Fairstein

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.11.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

She's considered America's foremost legal expert on sexual assault and domestic violence. When she turned her talents and impressive background to writing novels, Linda created Prosecutor Alex Cooper, and her team of attorneys and police officers, including Detective Mike Cooper.

The Villain is the Hero of Your Story

Donna Griffit | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

What do Star Wars, Silence of the Lambs and The Dark Knight have in common? Well yes, they all were huge Box Office hits. But they also have a larger than life Villain. Who can ever forget Darth Vader? Hannibal Lecter or Heath Ledger's haunting version of the Joker?

How to Tell an Enchanting Story

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Elaine Ambrose

Some people are born to be storytellers, and their yarns and tall tales aren't limited to children. They often regale adults with their creative narrations, and a friendly bar or boisterous camping trip only intensifies the renditions.

Loving a Small Life

Christine Knight | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Christine Knight

If this is my purpose, it's a pretty good thing to be. It's a small life, a quiet one, but one that is beautiful and worth having.

The One Habit That Great CEOs Need to Master In The Next 5 Years

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

Warren Buffett, Arianna Huffington, Bill Gates, and Richard Branson have built great companies. But the reason you know their names is because they also created great content, which developed their personal brands.

Why You Need to Share Your Story Strategically

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Remember how Steve Jobs started Apple in his garage and how Tony Robbins had to wash the plates in his bathtub because he used to be so poor?

Storytelling -- Beyond the Buzz

Donna Griffit | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Donna Griffit

Storytelling - it seems to be one of the hottest buzz words today. Everyone is saying that you must know how to be a good storyteller - but does anyone really know what that means?

Change Isn't the Greatest Political Challenge, Sustaining It Is

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

In my mind, this is a clear and powerful articulation of the elements critical to enabling cities to deal with our society's most intractable problems by thinking outside of the box.

A Story as Big as the World: On the Road With a Traditional Storyteller

Chris Corbett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Chris Corbett

Naomi Steinberg represents the oral tradition of storytelling that first started with cavemen sitting around a fire describing an epic hunt to their tribe. She can recite hundreds of folk tales in their entirety and infuse a gathering with the timeless wisdom hidden behind the tale.

The Power of Disconnecting: How a Trip to Africa Saved My Mental Health

Adam Vavrek | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Vavrek

I left Africa with a renewed focus, with a new perspective in both my personal and professional life and with the hope that I'll have the discipline and the wisdom to take the following with me:

The Art of Storytelling - 7 Lessons From Cartoonist Liza Donnelly

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.19.2015 | Business
Vala Afshar

Liza Donnelly is a cartoonist and writer with The New Yorker Magazine, where she has been drawing cartoons about culture and politics for over thirty years.

"I Was Very, Very Happy That Stonewall Had Happened."

Nathan Manske | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Perry couldn't seem to escape the abuse from being gay, whether it was from bullies or the cops. But one night in June, Perry was at the bar, Julius', when he heard that there was a raid down the street at Stonewall and "the girls" were fighting back.

5 Rituals and Routines That Changed My Writing Life

Jennifer Blanchard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Jennifer Blanchard

Being a writer is a challenging creative pursuit, because as writers, we spend a lot of time alone, in our heads. And for the longest time writers have been told they should write "when they feel inspired."

In the Interest of Listening

Graeme Blackman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Graeme Blackman

The truth is that often in our darkest times we are not even looking for feedback or advice, but rather someone to simply listen to us, empathize with our plight, and point us in the right direction. Sometimes all it takes is a really great listener to turn a life around.

An Unexpected Sea Experience

Honey Good | Posted 07.01.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

"Jaws!" yelled Captain Rope Nelson, as he stood on top of the tuna tower of our deep sea 60-foot Hatteras fishing boat. When this story took place, Rope, was a man in his fifties; written up in all the books as the most revered and respected deep sea fishing captain in the State of Hawaii.

Flag Language

Mike Bonifer | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

Flags are, of course, symbols. They fit into a level of communication that, in our practice of quantum storytelling, we call Meta language. Meta langu...

Gay Man Recalls Homophobic Nurse Trying to Sabotage Baby's Adoption by Him and His Partner (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-06-25-1435271017-7457709-2015062414351739227415368AndyMillersmall.jpgWhile the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.

The Art of StorytELLING

Tom Ayling | Posted 06.23.2015 | Books
Tom Ayling

In 2009, Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker decided to put a price on storytelling. The pair would buy "junk" worth little to nothing and then re-sell it for 300 times its original value. All the proceeds were donated to charity. Why did they do this?

Fury Road and the Evolution of the Hero

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 06.19.2015 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the legalization of contraception in the U.S., and the release of a Mad Max sequel with a woman in the hero role. What do these things have in common?