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Tomorrow's Women

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women
Trisha de Borchgrave

The way they dress, laugh and interact is not that far removed from my own teenage years -- they all have their own distinct personalities with an understandable dose of egocentricity, and some are better versed in social communication with adults than others.

5 Reasons to Become an Archery Fan

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.03.2015 | Sports
Brandi Megan Granett

So you think Katniss Everdeen is cool? Or maybe you followed Team USA at the London Olympic Games? Archery is awesome for lots of reasons, including its many health benefits and a major fun factor. But let's consider some other great reasons for becoming a fan.

6 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Themselves Before Telling Their Kids To 'Try harder'

Tanith Carey | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

If children come to feel like trophies, they start to feel they are valued not for who they are, but for what they do and how good they make you look, breeding unhappiness.

Rock Your Performance! Tips For Young Dancers

Karen Musey | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Karen Musey

Dance competition season is here! Right now across America, millions of young dancers are hastily sewing on last minute rhinestones, finalizing rehearsal details and buying enough hairspray to freeze an elephant stiffly into place.

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

The Top Five Empty Promises by Comcast

Chris Meyer | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Chris Meyer

It's been one year since Comcast unveiled its bid to merge with its fellow cable-and-Internet behemoth Time Warner Cable. The deal is currently under review by the federal government.

Pricing Your Products So You Don't Leave Money on the Table

Ira Kalb | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Pricing is one of the building blocks of marketing that appears to be easy to understand, but is probably one of the most difficult. Many think it is easy because we all buy products that have prices, and many believe all you have to do is sell the product for more than it costs you to earn a profit.

Turing: The Myth of the Heroic Soloist

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

I fully appreciate that the narrative of the heroic soloists is easier to write and dramatize; it just isn't true. Great achievements invariably require the collaboration of other smart, engaged, vibrant minds. To suggest otherwise flies in the face of fact and justice.

Why Maddie Ziegler Matters to the Dance World

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Her technique is lovely, especially for a 12-year-old. She has stretched knees, pointed feet, and arms that float on clouds, her fingers perfectly placed. But still more important is her virtuosity, her connection with the public.

Is Federalism Practical Today?

Kevin Price | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

"Restoring the Constitution" is a phrase that is catching on with people as the influence of the tea party has grown. So is "federalism," as people lament a national government that seems to have become out of control and is spiraling our nation into a downfall.

"Be Different" for Increased Performance, Productivity, and Profitability

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

I'm asked regularly by companies to help them find ways to increase their individual and organizational performance, productivity, and profitability. In these situations, two old adages come to mind.

Passion Creates a Bonanza of Breakthrough Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

The combination of learning and testing though crowdsourcing and design science research builds strong team competencies such as, risk-attitude, adaptability, grit, and a useful social network.

FCC Petition for Investigation and Complaint Against Time Warner Cable and Comcast

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Public Interest has been tarnished, stained and harmed and it is time for a course correction of oversight, accurate data, investigations and enforcement of the laws. It is time to not only re-evaluate the public policies that govern communications services in America, but fix what's broken -- finally.

To What Extent Are We Teaching Our Kids to Share?

Joel Tauber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Joel Tauber

There's tremendous variation in different classrooms about the values that are being taught, and there's a long history of ambivalence in our country about whether values should even be taught in our schools.

Compete Like You Practice or Practice Like You Compete?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.20.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the first questions that I ask athletes and coaches I work with is: Should you compete like you train or train like you compete? By far, the most frequent response is: You should compete like you train. This answer seems perfectly reasonable if you think about it.

Is Bigger Medicine Better Medicine?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Taken together all these changes will probably be good for our health. But change is seldom welcome and transitions are often uncomfortable. There's are some big ones happening in medicine these days.

A Clash of Codes: Hack UCSC 2015

Dieter Holger | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

The staffers at the registration desk of HACK UCSC 2015 looked frantic. A line of hopeful students stretched out at least one hundred feet. Hack UCSC 2015's turnout blew expectations -- especially considering it was only the second incarnation of the competition.

How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

Alex Kip | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

That's it, simple. The only one you're trying to make better is you, the only one you're trying to beat is you. You can't move forward by looking sideways. Take a look at the things that have been beating you up in the "locker room" and see how you can take them out.

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.08.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

How to Be Authentic and Find True Friends in a Competitive World

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Heather Sample Spires

Facebook is a fab outlet to connect with our friends, but it doesn't have to be the barometer of our worthiness anymore. We can live like we were meant to live -- fully, whole-heartedly and authentically. Let someone else keep up with the Joneses, because you're done.

Rudolph Dance Off: One Of The Most Festive Things To Hit Chicago This Season

Greg Archer | Posted 02.18.2015 | Chicago
Greg Archer

Forget those 10 Lords a Leaping. This season, Chicagoans only need two. Meet co-workers and pals Matt Monnin and Peter Frederiksen. The spunky and...

5 Reasons Athletes Don't Do Mental Training

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.16.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

My work offers athletes easy-to-understand and practical tools, such as mental imagery, breathing, routines, and keywords, that can be incorporated readily into every part of your overall training program.

Sitting Is the New Smoking and a Hazard to Your Career Health

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

You've heard it before. We spend most of our waking hours at work, and many spend the majority of their time at a desk in front of a computer. Not to ...

Launch a Competitor to Your Company

Craig Zamary | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Craig Zamary

Want to innovate and know your competition? Launch a competitor within your own company. Yes, internally.

3 Goals for Playing Your Best on Game Day

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.31.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

On game day, all you can control is yourself, which means your preparations. When I work with athletes, I tell them that when the game starts, I want them to be able to say, "I'm totally prepared to achieve my goals today." Ultimately, that's all you can do.