Chaucer, Darwin, and Hip-Hop: The Creative Works of Baba Brinkman

Chaucer, Darwin, and Hip-Hop: The Creative Works of Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman is definitely not your average rapper. In his creative fusion of classic literature, science, and modern poetry, the Canadian-born artist communicates information through an unexpected medium: hip-hop. And people are listening. “For me, keeping it real means being true to myself and my own interests,” Brinkman explains. And those interests happen to lie(…)

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TEDxNavesink 2014 is SOLD OUT!

TEDxNavesink 2014 is SOLD OUT!

  Less than one month until our fiercely anticipated all-day ideas conference, TEDxNavesink organizers are happy (and a little sad) to report that our 2014 event is sold out. Now in its second year, TEDxNavesink, will open its doors on Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Two River Theater, for a day(…)

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Ten Books To a Playful and Creative Existence from River Road Books

Ten Books To a Playful and Creative Existence from River Road Books

People don’t often pass through our door asking for books on increasing their playfulness and creativity. But bookstore folks, like bartenders and therapists, can often read a customer’s needs with an unspoken glance or a few short words.   And given the good smack that winter has given us, we’ve found we are all looking for(…)

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How to Talk and Be Remembered at TED (and Everywhere Else) in 4 Easy Steps

How to Talk and Be Remembered at TED (and Everywhere Else) in 4 Easy Steps

We think everyone with something to say — at work, at school, at the PTO — should be able to command a room. To help us attain this standard, we’ve invitedJeff Davis of Speak Clear Communications to take our presentation skills to the next level. A speech coach based in New York and New Jersey, Davis has been(…)

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Navesink Estate Farmers Put the Veg Back into Garden State:

Navesink Estate Farmers Put the Veg Back into Garden State:

Michael Meier was a successful advertising executive working in New York City.  Megan Paska’s career was very similar.  That was, until, according to Michael, they both traded it away to pursue something more fulfilling, farming. But when you live in Brooklyn, farming means a life on the roof, for Meier who grew vegetables and Paska(…)

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Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal

Remapping the Self: Neuroscience Gets Personal

When life hits us with its typical bounty of stressful situations, we often find ourselves fumbling for control of our emotions and ourselves. However, according to psychology journalist Erika Casriel, the solution to coping with stress and mastering our emotions lies outside the “comfort zone of our everyday identities.” As human beings, we tend to(…)

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