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Dr. Toy Talks About the Power of Construction Toys

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

The world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, wrote in his autobiography, "The maple-wood blocks are in my fingers to this day. These primary forms and figures were the secret of all effects which were ever got into the architecture of the world."

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Aug. 30-Sep. 5)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of habit, passion, and play for you to ponder and practice this week.

LOOK: Sting's Wife Is Heading Off-Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anto...

16 Things To Watch Out For On Broadway This Year

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.28.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — There's Denzel Washington and Billy Crystal, plenty of Shakespeare and a nice dash of Harold Pinter. There's even a musical of the bo...

12 Dolphins That Remind Us To Play

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

A First Date to Remember

Danny Groner | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

There's a knowing laughter from the audience that pervades the early parts of this new Broadway musical, illuminating how close to home this show really strikes.

Turning the World Into a Field of Play

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Coach Sara from The Football Club Social Alliance celebrates the One World Futbols with the kids in her community (Uganda). Image © 2013 The Footbal...

Shakespeare Heads To A New York City Parking Lot

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Acting in one of Shakespeare's plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That's just one of the challenge...

UNO in Beirut: Playing Kids With Cancer

Emily O'Dell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Emily O'Dell

It's easy to feel guilty when you're creaming a kid with cancer in UNO or Fussball, but the Lebanese and Syrian kids with whom I play each week in Beirut love a tough match.

Play About WikiLeaks Source Bradley Manning Wins Prize

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

LONDON — A play about WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning has won a drama award in Britain. "The Radicalization of Bradley Manning" was named winn...

The Man Who Conned Broadway

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — A former stockbroker who conned the Broadway producers of a failed production of "Rebecca" pleaded guilty to fraud charges on Monday ...

Who's Afraid of a Muslim Man? One Play Tells Who and How Come

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Roxane Assaf

Did you hear the one about the Syrian Slovak Pole who started a theatre company with a Pakistani businessman, then a famous downtown Chicago church gave them a permanent stage for plays about sex, religion and politics? Surprise: It really happened!

Dr. Toy on Power of Play and Expanding Play for Everyone

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 09.20.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Want to have more fun and expand energy and increase your zest for life? It's a good idea and helpful for everyone.

Lisa Belkin

What The Heck Is A Play-Date Consultant, And Why Are Parents Paying $400 An Hour For One?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.19.2013 | Parents

The New York Post, which has made a specialty of exposing the opportunities wealthy parents have for spending far too much money to teach their kids e...

Let Your Child Play: The Answer to ADHD and More, According to Scientists

Karin Badt | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Karin Badt

Some of us may remember a childhood playing out in the woods, building tree forts, or playing curb ball in the street, those long hours until the sun ...

Rights and Realities

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Mona R. Washington

Time: Now, and the past 30 years. Setting: Day. Characters: Me, and Right to Life Protestors ("Protestor One" and "Protestor Two", collectively "Protestors")

Tehran Play Tells The Stories Of Death Row Youth

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts

TEHRAN, Iran — The curtain opens. Six nooses hang above a group of teenage inmates, who are making chairs in a prison workshop to be used as pla...

Who Is Replacing Condola Rashad In 'Bountiful'?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The actress who will fill Condola Rashad's shoes in "The Trip to Bountiful" has been revealed: Adepero Oduye. Producers of the Tony ...

3 Ways to Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

How are you going to kick back this holiday to surge ahead? I hope you encounter the individuals and situations that support you.

Ian Leahy's Waiting for Orson at the DC Fringe Festival

Head-Roc | Posted 09.01.2013 | DC
Head-Roc

What immediately caught my attention is that the Orson referred to in Waiting for Orson is the same Orson that "Mork from Ork" would talk to at the end of every episode on the sitcom Mork and Mindy (1978-1982). I used to love that show!

The Wonderful Emergence of Tom Durnin

Danny Groner | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Danny Groner

The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin raises fabulous questions about the strength of family ties amid a father's struggle to resurrect his life after a moral and financial failing.

A Play About Solitary Confinement

Sarah Shourd | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Sarah Shourd

A grey, limitless ocean that stretches out in front and behind you--a colorless world with almost all the life drained out of it--an emptiness and lon...

'There's Nothing to Do!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children are born with an almost unlimited capacity for having fun. Until recently in human history, kids happily figured out how to enjoy themselves without mountains of toys or electronic devices.

It Is Really About Self-Acceptance

Martha Pasternack | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

What would be possible for you if you embraced all of you -- your memories and your forgetfulness-bringing them together into the present moment? How would that be?

Dr. Toy Talks About Why Play is Essential

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Electronics are invading children's time and focus. Watching screens is mesmerizing, and the random movements a child makes while engaged in such pl...