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The 4-Letter Word That Will Change Your Life

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

How does something that is so vital at one point in life suddenly become considered irrelevant at another?

Designing Children's Play in the Digital Age

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

There are two ways to design play for children in the digital age, especially if your game is products that you want parents to buy to support the learning and development of their children. You can either: guess or observe.

Clybourne Park: Race to the Finish

Danny Groner | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

Although it stretches over a 50-year period and introduces a whole set of new characters at the midway point, Clybourne Park stays true to its themes and forces you to consider just how far we've come after all.

May We Stay Forever Young

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

We can be as young as we choose to be -- perhaps not in every way and not all the time, but deep down and where it matters the most.

Why Is August Wilson's Work Relevant Now?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Jitney, set in the '70s, seems on its surface to be specific and limited in scope, revolving around the lives of black men working at a 'jitney' or 'gypsy' car service in the city, but its themes are universal.

Restoring Our Nature: Kids in the Wild

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Our children can navigate the Web, and if we give them back their natural birthright, they can also navigate the woods and the beaches. One Green Hour a day -- maybe that's all it takes to restore not only our kids, but also our habitats.

'8' Reading With Pitt, Clooney Will Hit The Airwaves

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — The star-studded West Coast performance of the gay marriage play "8" led by George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be heard again this mon...

Creativity: Through a Psychological Lens

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

Creativity is rooted in the complexity of the capacity to play. The capacity for play emanates and radiates from a sense of safety, an internalize...

45 Ideas for Summer Fun with Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I refuse to let another "must," "ought" or "should" prevent me from savoring this brief window of opportunity that I have to enjoy time with my only-young-once daughters.

Playwright Daniel Talbott Comes Full Circle With Slipping

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

When Slipping opens at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco on May 18th, it will be a sweet homecoming for playwright Daniel Talbott.

Playground Fitness: 10 Ways To Make Fitness More Fun

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Healthy Living

There's a big difference between "I have to go to the gym" and "I want to go to the gym." First of all, we hear the former much more than the latter. ...

The Ball: Man's Most Important Invention

Dylan Kendall | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Dylan Kendall

I will argue however that the humble ball is actually man's greatest invention. Without the ball what would man have bounced against the wall while he was thinking about the wheel?

Theater: Peter and the Starcatcher Charms Broadway; Ninth And Joanie Never Lands Dramatically

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a season of great plays, Peter And The Starcatcher still shines. Just make sure you sit as close as you can; you want to be as near to the 'star stuff" of this cast and this production as possible.

Adults Just Want to Play

Evan Bailyn | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Evan Bailyn

When we as adults can accept our need for play, then our society can begin its inevitable shift towards a more playful future.

Why Can't I Be The Fun Parent?

Devon Corneal | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Other mothers have confessed that they feel the same way, but they do it quietly. We're all slightly ashamed of our lack of enthusiasm for childlike antics. We leave a lot of the playing to our partners.

The Woman Behind The 'Vibrator Play'

The Guardian | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

The play In the Next Room, also known as the Vibrator Play, was a big hit a couple of years ago in New York, which surprised no one more than Sarah Ru...

On Stage: 'On The Waterfront' At American Century Theater

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- It could definitely be a contender. The American Century Theater is staging its rendition of the Hollywood classic "On The Water...

The Essential Ingredient You May Be Missing For Happiness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Incorporating just a bit more play in your life, or even changing the way your relate to playful activities that you're already doing, can have great benefits in your life. Choose to sprinkle some of this in today.

The Importance of Play

Megan Rosker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

How important do you feel play is to the development and well-being of our kids?

'Lost in Yonkers': A Family Affair

Danny Groner | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

The play showcases more than just one family's hardships in getting along and getting by; it also grapples with the conflicts that erupt when members of different generations are forced into close quarters.

Learning Through Water Play

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Water fascinates young children. A small bin full of water placed on a table affords hours of learning.

Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?

Play Based On Norwegian Terrorist's Writings To Be Staged In Oslo

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A play based on Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's manifesto, "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" is in production for its second...

The Gifts of Motherhood and the Ordinary Places I Found Them

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

They pile high, these moments.  Stacked in places I pray my children comb through when telling their stories.  I hope these twinkling sparks of our life be made visible, if not now, then someday.  

Have a Valentine Love Affair With Your Self

Donna Henes | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

A great way to pamper yourself with the attention and affection that we all crave -- that we lavish on others but never think to give to ourselves -- is to have a love affair with your Self.