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Let the Children Play! Especially During Recess

Katie Hurley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Katie Hurley

A current trend in classroom management is to hold kids in from recess as a means of disciplinary action. The problem with this strategy, of course, is that kids need recess. They need to decompress, burn off energy and socialize.

The Alphabet of Happiness: 'P'

Randy Taran | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

Peace is the presence that lives within you. Through all the phases and all the places, it is a deep well that feeds your soul. In the quiet of the night, in the pause of the day, in nature, on the yoga mat, running or in the most unexpected places, you can access your peace.

9 Ways To Become More Creative In The Next 10 Minutes

| Larry Kim | Posted 08.13.2014 | Small Business

Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so talented," but truthfully, ta...

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC: Part Two

Jane Seo | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Jane Seo

From an over-the-top dinner and theater experience to a risqué revue about naked men singing and dancing, read about the intimate, and often interactive, shows you can only experience off-Broadway in this Part Two of my Off-Broadway crawl.

Do You Have Permission to Be on an Adventure?

Terri Britt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

Society says we must drive ourselves into the ground to get the things we want done. But this only shuts us down and makes life hard. It is only when we allow ourselves to be on an adventure, following the guidance of our hearts, that we truly open up to magic and miracles!

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

6 Reasons Playdates Are Good For Moms

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Yes, playdates are fabulous opportunities for your child to learn social skills and make new friends, but there are also many benefits for mom as well.

Exercise vs. Play

Zach Dean | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Zach Dean

Playful people are present in the moment, enjoy their lives, and are not bound to the rigidity of broken social structure. Their way of being leads to meaningful connection, fulfillment, and sparks positive change in our world.

Betting On Teens In Wearable Tech

Carrie Yury | Posted 07.31.2014 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Tapping into and extending imagination, and engaging social behavior, wearable technology for teens could have a huge impact on the teen-focused gaming and entertainment industries.

Chautauqua Theater Company Premieres The May Queen, an Inspired Tragicomedy

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

Under the astute leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Resident Director (and former co-Artistic Director) Ethan McSweeny, CTC has offering poignant and provocative, expertly-written new plays alongside riveting interpretations of such classics as Shakespeare's Macbeth, Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and more.

Top Off-Broadway Shows to Watch in NYC This Season: Part One

Jane Seo | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Jane Seo

While Broadway shows and musicals often top the list of must-do activities for visitors and New Yorkers alike, smaller scale and sometimes underrated Off-Broadway shows are making a heat wave this summer.

10 Reasons Why Being A Boy In The '80s Was The Best

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The '80s epitomized great (and a few not so great) clothing styles. The shorts left little to the imagination, but kids today don't appreciate the natural air conditioning these provided.

Hedgehog Gets Tickled... You're Welcome

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.22.2014 | Comedy

Prepare yourselves for the serious cuteness that is a hedgehog tickled pink. In this Vine, our favorite hedgehog, Marutaro, comes out of his shell ...

What You Should Really Do If You Want Your Kids to Read This Summer

Katie Hurley | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

The truth is that you can't force your kids to read. Or you can, if you want to raise kids who hate reading and avoid it at all costs. But you can inspire a love of reading.

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

Speak 180: Why Is Game-Based Learning Good for Today's Youth?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Marcus T. Wright

Researchers and educators have stated that we can create engaging academic learning experiences through the power of games. While the sentiment is growing, there are still those who aren't quite buying this argument.

Interview With Louise Munson, Playwright of Luigi

Teddy Wayne | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Teddy Wayne

I spoke with Munson about her new work, a story of poetry, memories and the intergenerational connection of family.

Why You Should Go Play After Reading This -- A Q&A With Kevin Carroll

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

What is play to you? Is it something you haven't done in years? Has the hustle and bustle of life caused the world of play to become unfamiliar territ...

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

It May Just Be Time to Unlock Your Inner Kid!

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The antidote to this shame is joy, and I believe that this joy can be found in play. As we all know, joy can never be held in or tethered -- it can only live if we release it, and it is within this release that my freedom will be found.

Why I'm Breaking up With Busy

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Busy has replaced the luxury car, the sprawling home or the designer handbag as the status symbol of the moment.

It's Time to Get Your Play On

Charles Sophy, D.O. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Charles Sophy, D.O.

I'm not asking you to live stress-free, as that's not a reasonable request. I'm simply asking you to constructively direct that stress or excess energy. This could be a form of exercise or a hobby.

Play Is in Our DNA

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Just as every cell in your body contains the DNA of a whole new you and complete new life, every strand of DNA in every cell of every other living thing contains in it a fresh start and a new beginning.

Does Play Matter?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

What if we told you that the answer to helping your kids thrive was to play with them? What if we told you that if you just played with them and talked to them about everyday household objects -- nothing fancy, no spinning and blinking electronic toys -- your child would succeed despite the odds?

Yes, You Can Be a Good Dad (Even if You Didn't Have One)

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children of divorce can grow up to be good partners and mothers and fathers. It doesn't necessarily come naturally. It may take extra time, attention and focus. But going about making successful family relationships is a skill that can be learned.