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The Ultimate Price of Our Hyper-Achievement Culture

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.14.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

These stories demonstrate the ultimate price that young people can pay for buying into the hyper-achievement culture. Yet, though infrequent and extreme in their finality, they only lie at the far end of the continuum that many young people exist in these days.

Agility, Speed, Balance and Power Start With Your Feet

Dr. Steve Rosenberg | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Steve Rosenberg

Every athlete, whether you are a man or women, wants to be faster than a speeding built, more powerful than a locomotive and able to move with cat lik...

If Schools Have a Superintendent, Why Don't Youth Sports?

Fred Engh | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Fred Engh

Whether we want to admit it or not, youth sports are really about education. Our organization says that sports are the outdoor classroom whereby young people are learning a host of life lesson and they are not always good lessons.

There Is No Formula or Timetable for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

So in the absence of a clear formula or a defined timetable, and in the face of all this uncertainty and unpredictability, what can you do to keep yourself committed to your goals? Here are a few ideas.

28 Apologies You Should Make To Your Personal Trainer Right Now

Posted 04.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Personal trainers are amazing motivators who can help us reach our fitness goals, transform our bodies for the better, and even serve as the inspirati...

School Choice: Athletics or Academics

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2015 | Education
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

It is time to question the resources being outlaid to sports programs when elementary educational programs are being curtailed.

The Burden of Proving Femininity in Athletics: Why Dutee Chand Should be Allowed to Compete

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Silvia Camporesi

The assumption of the IAAF regulations is that hyperandrogenism -- a genetic variation where female individuals produce high levels of testosterone -- provides an unfair advantage and disrupts the level playing field. This assumption is wrong.

Why Sports Are So Valuable

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

Vin Diesel said in The Fast and the Furious, "I live my life a quarter mile at a time... nothing else matters." He was talking about car racing when he said it, but this is the mindset many athletes take towards their sport. Every day they're not playing is a day wasted.

Children's Sports And Learning The Rules Of The Game

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.10.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

Children learn the rules of the game by playing sports. Under those rules, you sometimes prevail and you sometimes lose. Those rules may not always seem fair, but as long as they apply equally to all participants, they teach a most valuable lesson.

Youth Sports And Lessons In Life

Fred Engh | Posted 05.09.2015 | Sports
Fred Engh

The bottom line when it comes to sports, and I speak as a physical educator, is that sports participation provides children the opportunity, like nowhere else, to learn life lessons of perseverance, abiding by rules, discipline, etc. We need to emphasize this more to people.

The Old Man, The Impresario and the Making of a Circus Icon

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Much like the great Sammy Davis, Jr., the unicycle ensemble from the South Bronx beat the naysayers and racists, as well as the pitfalls of their neighborhood with their talent. They achieved this while breaking down barriers and leaving a smooth trail of unicycle tracks for others, like myself, to follow.

Death By Zumba

Ravishly | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

Suddenly the music stops, and I stumble from the dank classroom, shaking and sweating from parts of me that I didn't even know could sweat. Seated on the lounge couch, I marvel that I survived the ordeal. Try again next week, my fellow Zumba classmates urge me. It gets easier with time.

Michigan's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Restores Faith in Sports

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports
Rabbi Jason Miller

The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

CM's Top 10 Schools for Cheerleading

College Magazine | Posted 04.11.2015 | College
College Magazine

For anyone who has seen Bring It On, you know that cheerleading is not all fun and pom-poms. What you don't know is what happens to talented cheerleaders once they graduate from their kingdom -- high school.

Transitioning From College Athlete to 'N.A.R.P.'

Diana Murphy | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports
Diana Murphy

This transition from full-time athlete to N.A.R.P (non-athletic regular person) has forced me to learn a lot about myself, free from definition, as well as the way others perceive non-athletes on campus.

Serena Williams' Trainer Spills 7 Work-Life Secrets

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

A wise man once wrote, "Intent matters more than technique." I'd argue we can use both to create what we want to live -- careers, companies, romances, art, friendship. That's work-life.

4 Sports for Un-Sporty People

Uloop | Posted 03.18.2015 | College
Uloop

In life, not everyone is blessed with the genes of athleticism. Hard work and the right mindset can to a certain extent make up for lack of natural talent, but this is rarely seen.

Hockey Players With Disabilities Own NHL Stars, Prove Sports Can Be The Great Equalizer

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Good News

These athletes on ice prove hockey is hockey -- no matter how it's played. Gatorade Canada surprised members of the Cruisers Sledge Hockey team in ...

Opinions Versus Opinionated

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I have opinions, and if you read my weekly blogs regularly you know that I do not hesitate to voice those opinions. But I am not opinionated. I like to think that I base my opinions on "evidence and good reason."

Likely Qatar Deportation of Striking Workers Raises Concerns

James Dorsey | Posted 01.28.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Qatar is signaling rejection of demands by human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian laborers.

Designing Reflective Gear for Cyclists #ArtofY

Alex Schattner | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

In high school, Michael Cherman, 23, knew he wanted to be a clothing designer. He made shirts and sold them out of the back of his car. His dream led him to Parsons, but he stayed only a year.

The Money Americans Spend On Fantasy Football Could Solve World Hunger For 2 Years

PolicyMic | James Chairman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

Last year, Forbes estimated the economy created by Americans' expenditures on fantasy football, everything from direct revenues to time value, amounts...

UGA Football Overshadows Yom Kippur

Madeline Hill | Posted 12.01.2014 | College
Madeline Hill

On Sept. 30, myself, along with four other students at the University of Georgia came together to write a letter on behalf of the UGA Jewish community in response to the University scheduling Homecoming on Yom Kippur.

Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.