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The Spectrum of Educational Trauma

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 11.23.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

Current methods of education, and evaluating academic achievement, are causing long-term damage to people and communities, with the greatest impact occurring in people of color, and in low-income areas.

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...

High School Football Deaths Spark New Safety Concerns

GVH Live | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
GVH Live

So far, three high school football players have died from injuries sustained in the field of play, and Hollywood is catching on to player safety at the professional level through the December release of the film, Concussion, starring Will Smith.

An Analysis of the NCAA Court Decision on Paying Athletes from a Former Collegiate Athlete

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

As a former collegiate athlete who has written extensively about this topic, I'm just going to be honest by saying that I agree with the court. If every athlete got paid $5,000 per year in college, that would definitely provide an overwhelming burden on the financial state of these schools.

Rudy vs. Freddie: Notre Dame vs. Texas in the Story Bowl

Mike Bonifer | Posted 09.07.2015 | Sports
Mike Bonifer

This weekend, the teams of two legendary football programs will lock up in South Bend Indiana, when Texas visits Notre Dame for a game between teams and coaches with lots of questions that need answering.

525,600 Students

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Phyllis Sudman

Tragedy is not the end, but a chance at a new beginning. Tragedy will define a particular moment or period in our life, but from that instant, we can change the narrative and our metric. From this day forward, how will you measure a year?

How Former NFL Running Back Tim Worley Found His Most Impactful Game

Tajci Cameron | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Tajci Cameron

I listen to Tim as he speaks about these experiences during his NFL career and I can't help but feel compassion and a sense of sadness. This is not just Tim's story, it's been repeated over and over in the media.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

Russell Athletic Heritage in the Future

Brad Hobbs | Posted 08.10.2015 | Style
Brad Hobbs

Russell Athletic as you may know is a long lived Athletic brand. Founded by Benjamin Russell in 1902, Russell began by creating mainly women's unders...

A Warm-Up to Get More From Fitness

Ed Harrold | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed Harrold

What does every athlete or fitness enthusiast want the key to? We all yearn for that space where exercise feels effortless physically and meditativ...

Clear Skies Overhead for Dutee Chand, But Clouds Loom on the Horizon

Silvia Camporesi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Sports
Silvia Camporesi

Better late than never, one could say. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced yesterday that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations on Hyperandrogenism have been suspended until further evidence can be provided.

SLAM: The Life of the Lucha Libre

Brad Hobbs | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Brad Hobbs

Katinka Herbert is an East London Based Photographer and has been documenting a very interesting subject of the Lucha Libre for an 8 year period. Ha...

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.

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 06.24.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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

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.