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So What's Your Story?

Bobby Umar | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

What exactly is your story? Your story is the culmination of your entire experience both personal and professional. Within your life story, there are dozens of chapters. Within each chapter are nuggets of wisdom.

Do You Know How People Really Make Decisions?

Joe Boyd | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Joe Boyd

Every decision people make in life is an emotional decision. There is no such thing as a decision purely based in logic. Those who think so are just ...

The Key to Self-Publishing Your Memoir: Be Confident with Your Story!

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

It is hard to feel that early confidence as a writer when the story is still developing or if one is undergoing healing. But once the story gets underway and the themes of one's story are crystal clear, it's time to see the author as a character in a movie.

The Olympics and the Power of Stories for a Better Life

Lisa Dale Norton | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Dale Norton

Through their narratives, we found a connection to the super humans of the Olympics. They showed us how to persevere against odds, how to show respect, and if those in fierce competition with each other can show kindness, maybe we can learn to do the same.

The Best Advice: Do it Scared!

Tara Campbell | Posted 02.27.2014 | Women
Tara Campbell

You will never know what you are truly capable of until you try. Challenge yourself and if you fail remember that brick walls are only there to see how badly you want something.

Rattlesnakes & The Moon

Darlin’ Neal | Posted 02.03.2014 | Fifty
Darlin’ Neal

The full moon shines into the bedroom. Scotty gets up, careful not to wake his wife, Sophie, and goes into the kitchen to take the insulin he forgot e...

Is Your Story Holding You Back?

Heather Strang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Strang

To dig beyond the past and move into the stillness of our soul to that part of us that is whole and complete and always has been is what I believe we are all meant to experience.

The Gender Question

Harrison Demchick | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Harrison Demchick

Sometimes, authors become so focused on the idea of being convincing writing a character of the opposite gender, or a different race, or different cultural background, that they neglect to write a convincing character.

Justin Timberlake Was the Most Inspirational Man of 2013, And Here's Why

Tywan Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I don't have too many inspirations in the world, but there's been one person who's been my biggest inspiration for as long as I could remember: Justin Timberlake.

The Dare of Memoir

Roger Housden | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Roger Housden

As much as we think we know about our story, there is far more waiting to surprise us when our own words hit the page.

Philomena, A Story Structured to Perfection

Jen Grisanti | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

I am always on a quest to understand how story can be structured in a way that makes us feel the content, the message and the pursuit in the strongest way possible. I found this in the brilliant story of Philamena.

Funny Story. Just Happened. Part One.

Tim Mattingly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

The following story is the first in a series of stories that are all completely unrelated save for the fact that they just happened to Tim Mattingly. ...

Why Startup PR Is All About Telling a Great Story

Zach Kitschke | Posted 01.25.2014 | Small Business
Zach Kitschke

Knowing how to convey your story will help you write a better investor pitch, shape a more compelling story for journalists, and determine a marketing strategy that resonates with your customers. Have you thought about these aspects of your story?

The Journeys of 11 Amazing Animals

Findery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Findery

War heroes. Tough travelers. These animals covered long distances in their lifetimes, even traveling to outer space.

How We Die Is Not Our Whole Story

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

My parents and I heard phrases like, "What a waste." At grief groups, I was embarrassed to say how he died. As if him dying from drugs and alcohol meant I had less of a right to be there than if his life had been claimed by a car accident or a heart defect.

The Regal Vegan: Fooling Jewish Grandmothers w/Faux Gras

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Meet Ella Nemova, the Founder and Chief Faux Gras-preneur of The Regal Vegan, an artisan food company in Brooklyn focused on decadent vegan treats. Her opinions are fiery, and her suggestions eye-opening.

Secrets Of Science Reporting

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.26.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Kendrick Calkins Alexis Madrigal has been called "the perfect modern reporter." He's written for The New York Times, Wired, and is now a senior ...

The Low-Tech Revolution to Health Care Reform

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

It took me a decade -- first as a caregiver to my mother, and then as a practicing physician and patient advocate -- to figure out that the story is absolutely fundamental to medical practice. Indeed, it can save your life.

Evangeline Lilly Reads From Children's Book "The Squickerwonkers" At Comic-Con 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Evangeline Lilly may be best known for her roles in geek culture classics, "Lost" and "The Hobbit 2," but now she's tapping into the world of fantas...

Men as Gods

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

Because the human brain is wired for story, both Eastern and Western cultures are rife with examples of legendary characters enlivening and embodying the core teachings of a given sect, philosophy, or faith.

Like the Law of Attraction, How Do I 'Program' My Dreams to Manifest My Heart's Desires?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. -- Lao Tzu Everyone who has seen the movie "The Sec...

Should You Trash Your Novel?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

How do you know if your book is good enough to publish? That's probably the most unanswerable question in the universe, right up there with, "Why do ...

You Need A Better Story

Justin Buzzard | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Justin Buzzard

I've noticed that my tendency (and the tendency of everyone on the planet) is to solve stuck by doing something. We set new goals, write a to-do list, read a self-help book, and try to get un-stuck. Now, there's some merit to this. We certainly need to take action.

A Decorated Cookie You'll Love

Liza de Guia | Posted 06.04.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Gail Dosik, the founder and cookie aficionado behind One Tough Cookie, knows everything there is to know about cookies.

The Burden of Knowing: How to Disclose Ambiguous Loss to Children

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

After an ambiguous loss, as after a parent's death, it is helpful for the remaining parent to tell the truth, in a timely way, in a manner tailored to the child's developmental capacity, and in limited detail.