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The Tour of What? (France, Bits of UK, Bits of Belgium, Oh And Let's Throw in Bits of Spain)

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
Sidonie Sawyer

Allez les bleus! Ooops, no sorry, that's for football (what some call soccer, whatever). Saturday, July 5 saw the departure of the three-week long Tour de France starting in... Leeds, Yorkshire in the north east of England, don't ask.

Managing the Potholes of Life

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.07.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Last week when my wife and I were in the car, I was zigzagging down the road, having difficulty dodging all the potholes left over from winter, not ye...

Meltdown Imminent? Time for a 60-Second Emergency 3-B-C

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

"You Westerners. You're so one-dimensional. You don't even know how to breathe!" So said Lous, my Indonesian mentor, when I whined about a grue...

Athlete Parent Behavior: Don't Damage Your Child or Their Recruiting

George White | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
George White

Former major league pitcher Mitch Williams recently lived up to his "Wild Thing" nickname when he was ejected from his son's youth baseball game for r...

YouTube: Changing the Speed at Which We Move

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.23.2014 | Arts
Joe Putignano

Now that people are learning new things faster, and recording what they are doing, it challenges others to do something more advanced, in other words, "one-upping" and that ultimately continues the trend.

The Worst Kid on the Team: When Your Child Is Struggling With a Sport

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 07.19.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

You can't really blame a child for wanting to quit when he's not excelling at a sport. It can be a huge blow to one's self-esteem to be the worst at something, especially in a team environment when your performance affects everyone else's.

What's Better: Group Fitness Classes Or A Gym Membership?

Jamie Walker | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
 Jamie Walker

Choosing between a gym membership and group classes isn't an easy decision.

How the Washington Wizards Have Renewed My Faith

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

The Bible tells us to "run with perseverance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1)," and this is harder than it sounds. Just ask the Washington Wizards of the NBA.

What an Astronaut Learned About Courage From the Special Olympics

Clayton Anderson | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Clayton Anderson

The true heroes wore the blazing orange colors of the Bulldogs, the camouflage green of the Stings and the royal blue of the Falcons to name a few. These were the athletes of the 2014 Special Olympics.

Happiness: Three Things You Probably Didn't Know

Ed Tseng | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed Tseng

If I'm holding a basketball under water, and I want it to float to the surface, what do I have to do? Just let it be. Do I need to use positive thinking, affirmations or visualization? No. A basketball naturally floats to the surface. Our minds are the same way. We naturally float back to happiness.

At Last: Jeans Made For Athletes With Muscular Legs

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Style

Sick and tired of squeezing their well-sculptured butts and thighs into ill-fitting jeans, a group of athletes in Nevada have taken matters into their...

8 Power Foods for Athletes and Rowers

Esther Lofgren | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Esther Lofgren

Whether you're training for your very first rowing race or the Olympic Games, choosing great nutrition is one of the biggest ways to up your game.

8 Ways To Think Like An Athlete

SELF | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Here's the thing about athletes. They think about their bodies differently than the average gymgoer. They work out, get motivated and define goals -- all differently. And their way is highly effective. You don't need a sponsorship or superior genes to adopt this mind-set and achieve the body results you want.

Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

Justine Kay | Posted 05.12.2014 | Style
Justine Kay

Christian is just fortunate enough to be my curious, needy, bothersome little brother. But I'll be honest, I also love having him as my lab rat.

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn't About Thongs

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...

What If Entrepreneurship Can Be Used to Help NCAA Athletes Achieve More?

Matt Murrie | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

There are 351 Division I schools with men's and women's basketball teams, yet there are only 30 NBA teams and 12 WNBA teams. There are 120 Division I ...

3 Things We Learned From the Winter Olympics

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If you're like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I'm always a proponent of getting off the couch and g...

Dividing the Conquered: The False Dichotomy Between Black and Queer

Jay Dodd | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Jay Dodd

Michael Sam and Jason Collins should complicate our understandings of athletes not Blackness. They complicate our accepted notions of masculinity. It is not that their race doesn't matter, but their sex has catapulted them in ways others haven't which speaks to a deeper issue.

Safe4Athletes Survey Targets Abuse in Sports

Katherine Starr | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Starr

A few minutes of your time could be the difference between an athlete being silent about their abuse or having a voice to speak up. By completing our ...

5 Life Skills The Olympics Can Teach Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Of course, scheduling regular family dinners together is an important ingredient for raising well-adjusted children. But after the last two weeks, I also believe the same principle applies to watching the Olympics as a family.

Who Are the Real Olympians?

Julia Landauer | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports
Julia Landauer

So as we watch the 2014 Olympics, where we celebrate hundreds of athletes' superhuman capabilities, aptitude and skill, we should remember to routinely celebrate those same qualities that racecar drivers exhibit almost every week.

Julie Chu's No. 1 Move For A Fit 'Hockey Butt' Of Your Own

SELF | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

In Chu's rigorous training on and off the rink, she focuses on core and lower-body moves -- 'cause when she's making her way across the ice in a game, someone's usually right on her tail.

Is This The Secret To Olympic Gold?

Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Instead of going to Disney World after winning gold in the women's snowboarding slopestyle event, Jamie Anderson said she'll be headed to Wanderlust -...

What Parents and Others Can Learn from Sochi Olympians

Robin Gorman Newman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Robin Gorman Newman

As parents, we all want our kids to succeed. Not everyone gets to stand on a podium and have a medal draped around their neck. But our kids are heroes in our eyes.

Cultivating a New Type of Sports Coach

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

Instead of just focusing on getting wins, let's start to cultivate our coaches, who will, in turn, cultivate our athletes.