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Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says science backs up the long-held belief that story is the most powerful means of communicating a message.<p>In business, storytelling is all the rage. Without a compelling story, we are told, our product, idea, or personal brand, is dead on …


Why we love artists but not arts education

Last week, arts educator and author Lisa Phillips wrote about the top 10 skills young people can learn from arts education. Here is a new piece about the seeming contradiction between America’s love of artists and its penchant to undervalue arts education. Phillips is an author, blog journalist, …

The Importance of Imaginative Play - SENG

<i>By Joy Navan</i><p>Many, <i>many</i> years ago, our family had milk and eggs delivered on our doorstep by the milkman. I remember the day when I decided to use the …

Thrive in 2025: Inspire Creativity

Reading and math are the priorities for schools, but out-of-the-box thinking skills will be the key to a kid's success.<p>Picture a brick. Okay, got it? Now stretch your mind and come up with a list of possible uses for that brick (besides building a wall). Stumped? You're not alone. That question -- …

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

Tesla Motors Officially Confirms Model 3 Electric Vehicles Will Go On Sale In 2017

Tesla Motors has officially announced the name of its new all-electric vehicle: <i>Model 3</i>. Competing directly against the BMW 3 Series, the Model 3 will go on sale in 2017. The only vehicle Tesla Motors sells right now is the Model S, but it will launch the Model X crossover next year.<p>Tesla Motors CEO …

Calorie Counting Machine May Make Dieting Easier In The Future

Part of losing weight boils down to making tweaks to the simple equation of calories in versus calories out.<p>Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products, according to market research, but the weight often comes right back. That may be because it's such a hassle to count …

7 Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue

<i>Christine's Note: This is a guest post by Lara Willard, who edits novels and query letters and blogs writing advice.</i><p>Does all of your dialogue sound …

How to Hone Your Creative Routine and Master the Pace of Productivity

We seem to have a strange but all too human cultural fixation on the daily routines and daily rituals of famous creators, from Vonnegut to Burroughs to Darwin — as if a glimpse of their day-to-day would somehow magically infuse ours with equal potency, or replicating it would allow us to replicate …

Guided Morning Meditation (10 minutes to kick start your day)

5 Simple Meditations You Should Try Right Now

<b>1. MINDFULNESS</b><p><b>WHAT:</b> Also known as Vipassana or insight meditation, mindfulness practice entails focusing bare awareness on the object of meditation – …


Stalin mugshot 1911 Tsarist Russia

Stalin mugshot 1911 Tsarist Russia

Toll Booths,

<b>Toll Booths,</b><p><b>New york State Thruway 1956</b>

Gas Station attendant on rollerskates 1957

<b>Gas Station attendant on rollerskates 1957</b>

Billie Holiday at Club Downbeat, 52nd Street. New York. Feb.1947

Billie Holiday at Club Downbeat, 52nd Street. New York. Feb.1947.

“The Soup” (detail), 1902-03, Pablo Picasso


Portrait of Louis Armstrong at the Aquarium, New York. 1946

Portrait of Louis Armstrong at the Aquarium, New York. 1946.

“That’s the kind of day it was, dim and wet,” recalled a melancholy caption writer, describing Jan

“That’s the kind of day it was, dim and wet,” recalled a melancholy caption writer, describing Jan. 27, 1976, a rainy day of flash flood watches and, as it happened, the world premiere of the TV series “Laverne and Shirley.” Photo: Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

1964: The World 50 Years Ago

1964 was an eventful year -- a half-century ago, humans were making strides toward space travel beyond the Earth's orbit, and Tokyo hosted the 18th Summer Olympics. The Beatles took America by storm, as Race Riots gripped big cities -- and the the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. Boxer …

Audrey Hepburn, 1958 

Audrey Hepburn, 1958


Francis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, and Al Pacino on the set of <i>The Godfather</i> (1972)

Photo: Sara Facio, Jorge Luis Borges, Biblioteca Nacional, 1968

<i>Photo: Sara Facio, Jorge Luis Borges, Biblioteca Nacional, 1968</i>