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Athletes Use Twitter Platform To Powerfully, Pithily Profess

Louis Bolling | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

As the Rio 2016 and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad come to an end, Twitter has become a major platform for how sporting events, governing bodies and associations, and professional athletes engage and enhance the experience of such spectacles.

Ode To Olympian Gabby Douglas

Valerie Wardlaw | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Valerie Wardlaw

This is for you my sister - to read when ignorance seems to prevail...it does not. When it seems that all is not well...don't dare forget it can be difficult being a lovely, brown- skinned gazelle.

Former Olympian Nastia Liukin Posts Her Apartment On Airbnb For Charity

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.09.2016 | Good News

Former gold medalist Nastia Liukin has offered others the chance to live like an Olympian. The retired gymnast listed her Boston apartment on Airbnb s...

10 Reasons Why The Olympics Improves Employee Productivity

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Steve Siebold

All eyes will be on Brazil in just a few days, as the world's top athletes join together in Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics. What happens when daytime television of the XXXI Games begins to take the attention of your employees?

What Does It Take To Become An Olympic Athlete? A Look Behind The Prep

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

The vast majority of athletes at the Olympic Games will not leave with a medal, but they will leave with the honor of being an Olympic athlete for the rest of their lives. There is no such thing as a "former Olympian."

'Roads To Olympia': A Film With Impact

Roads To Olympia | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Roads To Olympia

By Aaron Weiss for Roads To Olympia On the set of Roads To Olympia The art of storytelling can be a very powerful tool. Will the combination of mov...

Building Vision With No Sight: On Raising a Paralympic World Champion

Anique Y.M. Hameed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Anique Y.M. Hameed

The essence of what truly makes Lex different from us is the strength of his vision for his life, despite the hurdles.

This Little Girl Went On To Become A Very Famous Athlete

OWN | Posted 01.16.2015 | OWN

Mention Kristi Yamaguchi's name and you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't know exactly who you're talking about. Most remember Yamaguchi ...

The Inspiring Story Of A Champion Gymnast With Down Syndrome

TODAY Show | Posted 12.23.2014 | Good News

Werner, 22, has transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics (she als...

Priyanka Chopra: An Exclusive Interview

Nova Lorraine | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

Through her successful film career, she has become one of the highest paid Bollywood actresses and a smash success on the international scene.

A Lesson in Perspective from a Boy Named Daniel

Kevin K. Wong | Posted 06.21.2014 | Hawaii
Kevin K. Wong

The Spike and Serve U13 team won their first tournament on Sunday. They played fearlessly. They battled with so much heart. They displayed a new perspective, inspired by a boy named Daniel.

Breaking Down UFC 170

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time in UFC history, two undefeated Olympic medalists will square off for promotional gold, as women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey attempts to defend her 135-pound strap against challenger Sara McMann.

Prepare Like an Olympian for the Challenges of the Business World

Nikki Stone | Posted 04.06.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

How does an Olympian prepare mentally for a once-in-a-lifetime event that can literally be over in seconds, but its results will last for the rest of his or her life? Surprisingly, in a very similar way as businessmen and women prepare for big projects.

8 Motivational Tips From an Olympian

Nikki Stone | Posted 03.08.2014 | Sports
Nikki Stone

I learned how to accomplish my seemingly improbable dream. I learned that these skills and tools I developed in order to win Olympic gold could be translated to any goal I wanted to achieve.

10 Practice Tips and Activities to Improve Your Interview Skills

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Small Business
Nikki Stone

Interviews can be extremely important and can be quite influential in the outcome of your career. Knowing how important an interview can be, isn't it worth putting in the time to perfect your skills?

5 Secrets to Looking Confident While Speaking in Public

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

Rethinking the way we perceive stress may actually improve our physical and mental performance. It may be easier to give in to our fears, but you will accomplish much more in life and feel a greater sense of pride for facing them.

A Handshake to Be Proud of

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I was pretty nervous about going to the detention center and even more nervous that the programs we introduced wouldn't be anything that the boys wanted. I knew that what I was doing was important, however, and I just hoped the love I had for sports would be contagious.

Don't Be Afraid to Fail

Nikki Stone | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

When I think of the end of my life, I know I'd be much more disappointed in myself for not taking the risk than I would be for having a number of near misses. I know that regrets will be much harder to swallow than off-shoots.

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

The Best of Channel Surfing on YouTube: Week of February 4, 2013

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Each Monday on Channel Surfing, What's Trending quickly flips through the best of what's happening around YouTube and serves it up for your viewing pleasure.

Is It Worth Risking My Life Today?

Nikki Stone | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Today, decide on a risk that you have been contemplating taking. Make a list of the pros and cons so you can weigh the outcome and see if the threat is worth it.

Mounting the Dragon

Nikki Stone | Posted 01.08.2013 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Aerial skiers are all apprehensive every time we make our way down the unstable plastic material launching us into the summer training pool.

Losing Control

Nikki Stone | Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Many people think that because I took part in an individual -- versus team -- sport, there wasn't a teamwork element. I absolutely guarantee that I wouldn't have my Olympic medal if I didn't know how to find, rely on and get help from many people around me.

Olympian Grants Seniors 'Wish of a Lifetime'

HooplaHa | Posted 10.08.2012 | Good News
HooplaHa

Wish of a Lifetime is built on the premise that senior citizens should be respected, honored and aided in society. Its mission is to inspire an entire generation who has given a lifetime of service, wisdom, and love to their communities.

Creating Olympic Heroes

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.