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5 Bad Storytelling Habits of Highly Annoying Rabbis

Jonathan S. Shapiro | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Jonathan S. Shapiro

To the learned men and women who lead the Jewish faith I would like to offer a simple message: Enough already. A frequent consumer of rabbinical sermons, I can say, with all due respect, that most of the time, the sermon bombs. And it is usually because of the same bad storytelling habits.

These Photos Prove That Everyone Sees The World Differently (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

Everyone sees the world differently, and when we put our images and unique visual perspectives together, it can create an amazing patchwork of visual ...

Write the Story You Want to Live

Nancy Sharp | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I used to believe that all stories had a beginning, middle and end. While in the most obvious of ways, Brett's death was a finite end; it would take years for me to realize not only that the three of us could make a pleasing new life but that doing so meant rewriting our story.

The Power of Passion

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The impassioned person wastes no time on trivialities, never blames others for mistakes he makes, and gets excited about experimenting with new methods of achieving his goal. It's a fancy-hearted and fact-finding endeavor to live with passion.

The Future is Now

Thierry Dufay | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Thierry Dufay

Our actions have to be in balance with the stories we tell ourselves for us to be able to feel good about ourselves. Stories are important, because the motivate us to do or not to do. They give us a justification for our behavior.

Why I'm a Transformative Language Artist

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Arts
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Leary of bedpans, I was too clumsy to serve people in the friendly airs or plié on the unfriendly stage, too short and stubby to model, too easily-distracted to take dictation, and too much of a ham to be a good actress.

A Storytelling Evening At Farmigo

Anne Maxfield | Posted 08.25.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

The topic was "in the weeds," a restaurant term for being slammed with orders to the point that all hell breaks loose.

It's Story Time: Corporate Storytelling Brings Results

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

The power of storytellers sharing their lives with the audience cannot be underestimated. The same power can be brought to your business with corporate storytelling.

The Secret to Building Empathy in College Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 08.20.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Storytelling, to a degree, can provide instruction closer to a real-life experience than a didactic lecture full of statistics. Here are some simple suggestions on how to capitalize on storytelling as you teach or lead students.

Welcome to Fergustan

Mike Bonifer | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Mike Bonifer

When war comes home, we see pandemonium where deliberation might have saved innocent lives. Heightening the alarm in an already-alarming scene reduces the chances of a peaceful resolution.

Build Rapport With the Right People (Almost) Automatically

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

One of our keynote speakers made the point that it's our authentic, human side -- the side we try to keep hidden from the world much of the time -- that makes all the difference to people.

'All Is Lost' Equals Opportunity to Achieve

Jen Grisanti | Posted 08.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

I am a story/career consultant for writers. One of the biggest story notes that I give is about understanding the significance of the "all is lost" moment.

What's the Point

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

When I start asking myself, "What do I want people to take away from this?" That's when everything falls apart. Frustration takes over because I could drive myself nuts thinking of how to phrase my words perfectly so that the majority of people will walk away with the information I want them to.

The Uptown Beggar

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Thirty days I spent with them. Thirty days walking, talking, buying them lunch and trying to discover the organizing principal around which my story would authentically take shape. And I did. Find it, that is. The moment I met Fred.

'We Are Lesbians!' Family Vacation Turns Into Dyke March Participation (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-08-07-20140806KayleighSalstrandsmall.jpgDo you remember your first Pride event? Kayleigh certainly does, along with the impact that participating in Dyke March with her family had on her life.

Sales and Storytelling With Craig Wortmann

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

Learning to problem solve, deliver value and communicate effectively as a salesperson will greatly benefit me in any and every professional and personal pursuit in future.

The Dalai Lama Film : An Interview with Mickey Lemle

Stephanie Spiro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Arts
Stephanie Spiro

This month I'd like to focus on the timely and extraordinarily important Kickstarter campaign for filmmaker Mickey Lemle's The Dalai Lama Film, raising funds on Kickstarter until August 10th.

The Perfect Stranger: A Talk With Wendy Corsi Staub

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

With the release of her 21st thriller, The Perfect Stranger, NY Times bestselling suspense novelist Wendy Corsi Staub will have published more than eighty novels in various genres.

Boyhood: The Last of Its Kind

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

It's possible that years from today historians will look back at this film and use the main character, Mason, as the prototypical example of one of the last people to be born into a world not dominated by social media.

This Home Was Expressly Built To Annoy Neighbors

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Home

File this under "Revenge Tactics Of The Genteel And Moneyed." Spite houses are exactly as they sound -- homes built expressly to upset a neighbor. Som...

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

Tips From TED on Sharing Our Stories

Christine Bader | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Christine Bader

Last week I spoke at TED@NYC, TED's annual salon of six-minute talks. It was an honor to be on a TED stage, but the rehearsal the day before was perh...

Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Charu Sharma

I am proud to be an Indian. But ours is a hypocritical society, and after tasting immense freedom abroad, I wonder if I will be able to marry a Brahmin man and settle in India to live a relatively submissive, traditional life that perhaps my family may have already pictured for me.

Why You Should Give Grape-Nuts Ice Cream A Chance

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste

It's like the bad blind date you never wanted to meet, who ends up charming you and becoming your husband.

Take A Look At The Magic Of New England's Ice Cream Stands

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste

Nothing says New England like an old-fashioned ice cream stand.