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5 Ways You're Holding Your Child Back from Scholarships

Jocelyn Paonita Pearson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Parents
Jocelyn Paonita Pearson

As a student, I had to figure the scholarship stuff out on my own. I didn't have a parent pushing me to get scholarships for college. On the other hand, I didn't have a parent holding me back from them either. If you are trying to help your child get scholarships, you could actually be doing the opposite.

Why Athletes Have More Power Than They Realize

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The University of Missouri has woken up America to realize the potential of its athletes. Hunger strikes and hundreds of students protesting for months sends a strong message. But when a group of athletes come together to make a statement? Game over.

Pro Athletes: Where Is the Advantage?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

It used to be that guiding a pro athlete toward better performance was easy. They would be missing some obvious component of a world class program:...

Why More Girls Should Play Sports

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Women
Helen Drinan

The push for gender equity has been long and hard. Many women, including myself, have endured challenges of subtle and not-so-subtle biases in the workplace. The next generation of women will face new and different obstacles, but the preparation girls and women receive from participating in competitive sports will enable many more of them to reach higher and to go further.

These 11 Secret Pregame Rituals Of Student Athletes Will Help You Win At Everyday Life

Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living

There’s nothing quite like a college campus on game day. From the parking lot tailgate to the roar of the crowd during buzzer beater plays, the e...

The Invisible Student-Athlete

Ariane Machin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Sports
Ariane Machin

When we see student-athletes on the playing field, we need to remember that they are human beings. Some come from a graduating class of 12 in a rural part of their state while others were super stars in the making from the age of five.

Tips for Raising a Well-Rounded Athlete Who Doesn't Burn Out Before Puberty

Lynn Perkins | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents
Lynn Perkins

As parents, it's tough to know if we should encourage our kids to commit to a sport in order to get really good at it (and maybe make the middle school and Varsity teams, or even have a shot at a college scholarship), or let them continue to dabble and simply have fun without pressure to excel.

Beyond Winning And Losing: Athletes And Depression

Bill Johnson II | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Johnson II

Mental illness can emerge within anyone, this includes those champion athletic gladiators of sport. Raising awareness on the insidiousness of depression is critical to reducing its incidence. This can also go a long way in confronting the stigma about seeking mental health services.

You Won't Find Athletic Success Without 'The Grind'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

If you're reading this article, I'm guessing you're pretty serious about your sports participation. I'm also assuming that, despite being serious about your sport, you do it because it's big-time fun.

Power vs. Legitimacy: How the NFL and NCAA Have Lost Their Trust

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 09.15.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

The NFL and NCAA have power. Nobody is questioning that. But legitimacy is a question that still needs to be answered. 10, 20, 30 years ago, yes, these two institutions had legitimacy. Things most likely weren't perfect, but there wasn't a public outcry for reform.

Branding Lessons We Can Learn From Floyd Mayweather

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

To many, Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest fighters and athletes of all time. However, if you take a closer look at this seasoned boxer and th...

It Takes a Village

Jen Cohen | Posted 09.14.2015 | Parents
Jen Cohen

Morning quickly flows into afternoon and the second shift is summoned to complete the previous tasks in reverse order. Tutoring, strength training and sport specific practice is added to the daily routine. On most week nights we are fortunate to be home by 9:00 pm.

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Splashes out $6.7M for Seattle Mansion

Redfin | Posted 09.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson just scooped up a seven-bedroom mansion in Seattle for $6.7 million. The pro-football player's new ...

Why the Success of the Williams Sisters Is a Testament to Black Resilience

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports
The Daily Dot

Their achievements in the sport, as black athletes who defied the odds, already merits their classification as living legends in their own right. Yet as the eyes of a nation watched with intense interest, and as their fingers tweeted every development in real time, one of the sisters stood poised to reach a rare historic feat with a U.S. Open championship this year.

Serena Williams Reminds Us To 'Rise Up' Over The Haters In Poignant Ad

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports

Commercials starring athletes tend to be polished and flashy, focusing on the glory of the sportsperson featured. But in this poignant new a...

How One Athlete Is Pushing The Sports World Beyond ‘Men’ And ‘Women’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2015 | Gay Voices

For people who live outside of the gender binary -- or who identify as transgender -- the sports world can function as a huge force of regul...

Confessions of a Running Addict

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I didn't want to believe that my injury was real and ran through the pain for a long time. I figured I could just tough it out, as if it was the last climb in a gut-wrenching series of hill repeats. I should have known better.

Young Female Athletes Are Often Not Eating Enough

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Sports engagement is higher than ever among high school and college age women, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. But with that growing...

Adidas' New Teen Line Fills An Important Gap In The Industry For Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Carly Steyer | Posted 08.06.2015 | Teen

Adidas is stepping up to the plate and making sure that teenage girls have the sportswear they need in order to keep crushin' it! The sportswear compa...

7 Ways I Set Myself Up for Failure As an Athlete

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Uberoi

Here are seven ways I set myself up for failure as a pro tennis player:

Special Olympics Redefined My Concept of Sports, and Shattered a Few Assumptions Too

Colleen Haggerty | Posted 07.28.2015 | Sports
Colleen Haggerty

As an athlete my entire life, a true tomboy growing up, I thought I understood the draw of sports. But it wasn't until I spent a few days with Special Olympics athletes that I realized just how powerful -- and empowering -- sports can truly be.

A Journey From Tennis to Self-Discovery

Neha Uberoi | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Neha Uberoi

My world ended at 22. I lost everything I had worked so hard since the age of 9 to become. A simple "and what do you do?" would send me for a toss dee...

Respect the Distance

Paul Benjamin | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Benjamin

Dolphins swimming with triathletes in Santa Barbara, California A triathlete endures a beautiful mix of mental and physical feats up to the point whe...

Why the Story of Muhammad Ali's Rebellion Matters Today: Part 6, the Conclusion

Dave Kreissman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

Over the 40-plus years since the Clay v. United States ruling was handed down, public opinion of Ali has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, information that paints him in a negative light is fairly difficult to come by.

Love at First Flight: The Story of Ammed and Estefani Tuniziani

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Of all the many trapeze artists I've had the pleasure to present, not a single one ever considered such a career in flight as a plan B or something to hold them over until their real dream kicked in. The trapeze is either for you or it is not.