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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 Spires | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Heather 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Do You Dabble in Scrabble?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

It all started when my children coaxed me to download the App, "Words With Friends" on my cellphone. What a neighborly sounding game it was! A few clicks and voilà! -- suddenly it was just as I remembered from my own childhood -- except you could take all day long to formulate one word and nobody minded.

Why Kids Feel Like They Are Starring in 'The Hunger Games'

Tanith Carey | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Tanith Carey

We are creating a generation of kids who are folding under the pressure. After all, by definition, most people who take part in competitions lose. As the testing starts earlier, this also makes for divided classrooms. Children who don't do well right away tend to write themselves off early on.

How Competition Brought Us Closer This Thanksgiving

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Cristina M. Regalado

As an immigrant, I appreciated the importance of the Thanksgiving holiday as a uniquely American tradition. Our extended family adapted to the fervor that came with preparations for this holiday.

Economic History and Thanksgiving

Kevin Price | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially those important football games).

Healthy Competition Not So Healthy In Siblings?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

It's hard to draw the line between healthy competition and unhealthy sibling rivalry. I want my kids to be competitive, just not with each other. Yet, I don't know how to stop it.

Why The College Admission Process Is Bonkers

Ann Lewis Hamilton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Fifty
Ann Lewis Hamilton

It's a life lesson for my daughter, that's what I try to tell myself. This is how the world works. Just because you have a high grade point average, excellent test scores, a myriad of extracurricular activities, hundreds of hours of community service, and you're a legacy at your top pick college -- all those things might count for doo doo squat.

I'm Guilty Of Being Competitive At School -- And You Are, Too

Tiffany Lu | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen
Tiffany Lu

I am, too, very guilty of seeing school as a competition that I must come out on top in, but after many steamy showers spent contemplating life's issues I have decided to try and stress less about my grades and simply enjoy the experience as a whole.

3 Essential Mindsets for Athletic Success

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

When I talk about mindset, I mean what is going on in your head just before you begin a competition, whether on the field, course, court, track, what-have-you. What happens in your mind during that oh-so-important period sets the stage for whether you perform to the best of your ability.

Why You Must Find Your Passion to Find Success

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

I was helping my daughter box up things in her room as she prepared to move to an apartment near the university. Buried in her closet was an old backpack covered in stickers and stuffed with purple ribbons.

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

It's OK to Want to Win

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Women
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So compete. Teach kids how to compete. Foster competition. Embrace the outcome. If we evolve as a community to develop continuously more talented, more successful, more adaptable women, the world will prosper.

3 Steps To Make Jealousy Work To Your Advantage

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Mercedes Maidana

Do you feel jealous of someone else's career success? We are all human. We all have emotions that control us from time to time, and sometimes one of those emotions is a big ball of jealousy!

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.