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Only Connect: Why Your Story Matters

Flynn Coleman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

In today's information-saturated landscape, one of the most valuable skills you can acquire is the ability to tell stories. If you want to be a good storyteller, practice listening to others. A crucial part of good storytelling is empathy: the ability to perceive and intuit what others are experiencing.

Seeking Truth In A World Of Competing Narratives

William Grassie | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

Is there some other way to adjudicate between the competing metanarratives that shape our lives and identities, determining how we think and act, what we hold to be true and good?

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part III

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

We won't solve all of our thorny problems through a better understanding of unconscious forces alone. But we also will not solve them through all of the appeals to so-called rational policies and thinking alone! Unfortunately, conservatives understand this far better than liberals.

The Republicans' Masterful and Insidious Prey on America's Founding Fears and Stories: Part II

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Until liberals are able to help forge new stories that define the America of the future, they will always be at a severe disadvantage in winning the hearts and souls of Americans.

Analyzing Dexter: Psychologists and Criminologists Explain Why They Are Smitten

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Do you know about Dexter the lovable serial killer? The first time I watched an episode, I could not believe what I just experienced. I was rooting fo...