Category Archives: play

Why Learning Must Be Hands-On

Education that treats the brain apart from the body will ultimately fail. Our senses cannot be denied. They inform the mind and encode memory. We must see, hear, smell, touch and, yes, taste to form the kinds of complex associations that make up true understanding. Continue reading

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43 Strangely Interesting Ways to End Dull Date Nights

Take along an invisible companion, go on an alternative identity date, attempt a 3-inches-left evening, try Zorking, leave temporary graffiti, go eyebombing, and more. Continue reading

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A Free Guide to Being Human

Become stronger, understand more, have more power, choose a different way of being. A way of being as large as life. A way of being you, infinitely. Continue reading

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Five Ways to Transcend the School Mindset

When we think of education, we tend to view school as the standard even if we simultaneously realize that many parts of that school model aren’t really working. Get past the school mindset to foster wider learning. Continue reading

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Odd Second Saturday Suppers

Don’t see friends and loved ones often enough? Here’s an unexpected solution. Continue reading

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We Need Hidden Worlds

Why we need small, cozy, and hidden places. Continue reading

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Play Outside After Dark

Go outside in the evening, when play is more enchanting for people of any age. Check out these 11 ideas including “anytime caroling,” full moon walks, and shadow puppetry. Continue reading

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