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Being a Modern Indian Woman

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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.

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.

This New England Ice Cream Stand Is Proof That America's Work Ethic Endures

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Taste

Working a dairy farm is not all fresh milk and ice cream cones.

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.

ReThink Review: 'Life Itself' -- On Roger Ebert And Why I Review Movies

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I'm not a movie expert or someone trying to be what I think a critic is supposed to be, but simply a guy who loves movies and loves writing about them.

The 'Secret' To Getting Donors To Give More Charity

Forbes | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact

Two weeks ago, the annual Giving USA report showed that American philanthropy continues to climb out of the trough of the Great Recession, one of the ...

The Art of Persuasive Storytelling

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Business
Vala Afshar

"Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectivel...

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

8 Ways to Build an Epic Business Idea

Bobby Umar | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Before you quit your day job, invest tons of cash and try desperately to get on Shark Tank, only to be embarrassed by them, you may want to engage in a few gut-checks.

What Writers Can Learn from Successful Business Leaders About Marketing Their Story

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Truthfully, us hard-working writers can learn a thing or two from business owners who use storytelling successfully if we want to build a name or brand for ourselves as well as a following.

What Your Words Do to Me

Jessica Braun | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Jessica Braun

Right now, I need to stop and listen to the story that is taking shape for you, day by day. Right now I can support you best by being with you, not doing for you. Right now I can ask more questions and give less advice.

Why It's Important to Tell Great Stories

Paul Jarvis | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts
Paul Jarvis

Think about this the next time you want to tell someone something. Whether it's to sell a product/service, make a point or give a speech. How can you reinforce what you've got to say with a good story?

Why Exaggerating Your Stories Is Good for Everyone, Mostly

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Great stories are fabric of our culture. They inspire noble actions because they're a spell-binding blend of real emotion and imaginative embellishment that strikes a chord of authenticity with both the teller and the listener.

Why We Must Tell Our Own Stories

Diriye Osman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

I was offering a window into the lives of young people who happen to be African and gay in the midst of considerable hostility, but still managing to hang on to their identity.

Celebrating 40 Years of Disabled Lesbian Activism and Art

Chana Wilson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Chana Wilson

Over the past four decades, disabled lesbians of the San Francisco Bay Area have claimed their worth and their beauty in a culture that rarely showcases their images. The project illustrates the richness of disabled lesbian artistic expression, featuring physicality, performance, and visual art.

The Legacy of Water

Rachael Freed | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

So is it possible for us to affect this terrible legacy we're leaving the future? The best way I know is to tap my memories and share stories with my grandchildren hoping they will value water before it's too late.

Why People With Meaningful Lives Paint Their Faces Blue

Derek Snook | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Derek Snook

Every muscle longs for comfort and security, except one: the heart. While the rest of us looks for the easy way out, the heart beats for meaning and p...

6 Stories That Could Be Sabotaging Your Career (and Life)

Chris Deaver | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Deaver

Now's the time to change the stories that could be sabotaging you. It may seem unexpected or inconvenient, but the more you power others with your kindness, authenticity and inspiration, the more you'll be powered to accomplish your dreams.

Business, PR, Changing Technology and Social Media Storytelling

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Keep a close eye on how this plays out in the health field. We've known for more than a decade that aging baby boomers would impact the early part of the century, but the intersection of health care needs and mobile and social media technology was not fully anticipated.

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 06.09.2014 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

To alleviate suffering and cultivate compassion in our lives, one of the first things we need to do is expand our awareness of what's happening around us. Most of the time, we rush around oblivious of what challenges others are facing in their lives.

Tell Stories and Grow Rich: Interview With Bo Eason

Cortney McDermott | Posted 06.04.2014 | Business
Cortney McDermott

How can you grow rich in any field? By mastering your story. No one else has your story. It's your snowflake, your unique contribution.

The Specifics of Storytelling for Social Innovation

Pauline Zalkin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Pauline Zalkin

A story is a roadmap to another person's subjective experience - the gateway to empathy. It's obvious, then, why stories are an essential means of relating for social innovators.

Animation Is a Rube Goldberg Machine

Shawn Forno | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Shawn Forno

It's not just that they're indescribably cool or painstaking to make -- no, Rube Goldbergs are so captivating because they're animation that happens in the real world.

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

Somaly Mam and Telling Story With Dignity

Rachel Goble | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Rachel Goble

Telling story with dignity requires inviting people into the messy, admitting we don't have it all figured out, and trusting that the work you are doing is more important than the fame of doing the work.