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A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

Lessons From Andre Agassi's: The Perils of Perfectionism

Selina Wang | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Selina Wang

I recently attended a speech by Andre Agassi at Harvard University. Amidst the crowds of people, Agassi strolled in unnoticed. Having seen him dominate the court countless times on TV, I anticipated something different from what I saw.

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

Jeremy Lin Talks "Linsanity" the Movie and Big YouTube Collaborations at SXSW 2013 (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

NBA sensation Jeremy Lin chatted with me at SXSW about his brand new documentary, Linsanity the movie, appearing in various YouTube videos and the overall message he wants fans to take away from his new film.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

Olympian Michelle Jenneke Demonstrates Her Sexy Viral Warm Up Dance

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Youth Olympian and 19-year-old Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke won the hearts of the Internet this summer after a video of her sexy warmups went viral. Now that she's arrived in Los Angeles, the athlete behind the meme also proved bust a move to the Internet's other favorite dances.

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Losing Control

Nikki Stone | Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Many people think that because I took part in an individual -- versus team -- sport, there wasn't a teamwork element. I absolutely guarantee that I wouldn't have my Olympic medal if I didn't know how to find, rely on and get help from many people around me.

Why the 'Why'?

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often so focused on finding answers that we forget to keep asking questions. We need to explore the unknown in order to further our learning.

Genetically Modified Olympians: What Does Future Hold?

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 10.07.2012 | Science

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - There have been "marathon mice", "Schwarzenegger mice" and dogs whose wasted muscles were repaired w...

Creating Olympic Heroes

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

Crane.tv's Cultural Olympics (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

Olympic Pipe Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I applaud the Ryan Lochtes, Justin Gatlins and Lolo Joneses for never giving up. I congratulate their parents for letting them believe these Olympic "pipe dreams" are possible. And I thank all the critics for unknowingly pushing these athletes to prove you wrong.

Make Every Day Your Olympics

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Whether I was feeling sick, the site wasn't up to par, I didn't have enough sleep or there was poor weather, I still had to imagine it was the day of the big event. I had to prepare for the unexpected.

Banking on the Underdog

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.06.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

With just over three months to the Summer Olympics in London, many people are picking their favorites to win bronze, silver and gold. As I recall my own experiences leading into my second Olympic games, I've learned not to count out the media's underdogs.

10 Surefire Ways To Keep Your Muscles Strong And Avoid Injury

Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.

A lot of things can cause an injury, and we have a lot of body parts that can be hurt. These are my top 10 prime directives for keeping your muscles strong and avoiding injury.

Living Like a Champion

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Today, your challenge is to ask yourself if you want to lead a life with no change and no excitement, or do you want to take the chance to find some excitement and exhilaration and really live? Do you want to look back on your life and have regrets for not living to your full potential?

Why I'm Wearing Shorts This Winter

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Women
Nikki Stone

I could only imagine how this woman has become an enormous role model for endless young girls -- and boys for that matter -- in Mali. My short time with her energized and empowered me.

A Little Birdie Told Me

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

This week I wanted to share a story that once helped give me some comfort and guidance at a time when I needed it most.

Earning Our Stars and Stripes

Nikki Stone | Posted 09.03.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to work toward our dreams. I know one good friend who has never taken that for granted.

Star Athlete Killed Hours After High School Graduation

AP | By COLLEEN LONG | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A high school football star was stabbed and later died just hours after his graduation Tuesday in a fight with Bronx parking attendants ov...

Leading a Fulfilled Life

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.06.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Quite honestly, I would be more scared to think of how unfulfilled my life would be if I hadn't taken the risk. Try asking yourself what you'd risk for a more fulfilled life.

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

How To Remain Stylish as a Fitness Instructor or Exercise Fanatic

Danielle and Ariel Tredway | Posted 06.11.2011 | Style
Danielle and Ariel Tredway

What you choose to wear to the gym can also make or break the impression you will put off at the grocery store after class. Here are the most important tricks I've learned to stay presentable and stylish.

Remembering Childhood Dreams

Nikki Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nikki Stone

There was a point in my freestyle skiing career when I started getting sidetracked by the allure of the dollar. But when I stood on my makeshift podium as a five-year-old girl, it was the medal I dreamed of.