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My Q and A With W. Chris Winter, Sleep Whisperer to Some of the World's Top Athletes

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Perhaps more than any other group, athletes have fully embraced sleep as a performance enhancement tool. Top athletes are, of course, all about results. So there's no better place than the world of sports to see the tangible effects of sleep (including pre-game naps) on performance.

The Link Between Youth Sports And High Profile Athlete Misconduct

Jen Cohen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Sports
Jen Cohen

In the weeks leading up to the mother of all football events, the Super Bowl, there was no shortage of defining moments for me to tell my 13-year-old twin athletes: "Be humble -- first, last and always."

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

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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.

Meanwhile, Over on This Court

Katharine Rose | Posted 01.28.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

Sportsmanship in its most pure form -- defined as "fair play, respect for opponents and polite behaviors by someone who is competing in a sport or other competition" -- can still be found.

What Soccer Star Landon Donovan Can Teach Guys About The Grooming Game

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style

How do you compete with a guy who's been to the Olympics, plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy soccer team AND knows some clutch skincare tips? You don't....

Olympic Athletes and the Power to Give Back

Johann Koss | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Johann Koss

Sport and play are our instincts and a human need. Events like the Olympics show us sport's ability to transcend our differences and unite us -- both in victory and defeat. Athletes are the carriers of that power.

Tiger Woods Is Ready for a PGA Championship Victory

Steve Siebold | Posted 10.05.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Tiger, who has not won a major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open, looks as strong as ever, yet something else jumps out: his mental performance.

Terrell Thomas, Bobby Wagner and Ronnie Hillman: NFL Players Are People Too

Barbara Bruno | Posted 10.04.2013 | Sports
Barbara Bruno

Thomas, Wagner and Hillman are distinctly individual guys. However, none of them exhibit the thoughtless, carefree immaturity usually associated with American males in their 20s.

The California Bill That Leaves Injured Workers to Fend for Themselves

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sarita Gupta

We shouldn't tolerate sports team owners taking a page from Walmart's playbook to increase their profits at the expense of workers and taxpayers.

Which Sport Has More Athletic Players: the NFL or the NBA?

Quora | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by John DeMarchi, It's the NFL, and it isn't even close.I know what you are about to...

Why Do We Make Athletes Role Models?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

This country needs role models and athletes have both an incredible opportunity and responsibility to use their power for good.

Talented Children: Blessing or Burden?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

It seems like a nice problem to have; a gifted child with a seemingly promising future. But when -- and how much -- should a parent get involved? And when should they get out of the way?

If Carbs Are So Bad For You, Why Are They So Good For Athletes?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Carbohydrates have long been considered the most important source of energy for any type of muscle activity, be it leaping over a hurdle or climbing out of bed.

Tongues Untied: 'Man Hugs' and Manhood With Sylvia Harvey

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Men seem to hug on the basketball court, but why are some men afraid to embrace on a busy street corner? Join me and Sylvia Harvey, producer of Out of Bounds, as we tackle the topics of male-to-male affection and black masculinity.

Working Out for the Olympics

Stacy Berman | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Stacy Berman

In the words of Aristotle, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!

Katie Smith | Posted 04.02.2012 | Sports
Katie Smith

There were times when women were limited in their athletic endeavors and it was not that long ago. We have to keep educating the next generation of girls so that we can continue to thrive and experience anything and everything life has to offer.

Role Models or Felons?

Colin Curran | Posted 03.14.2012 | Home
Colin Curran

With so many baseball players using performance-enhancing drugs, the integrity of the game is compromised. The players who take drugs negatively affect the players who play the game without cheating.

Pro Athletes Lack Party Shorts

Emily Bracken | Posted 10.22.2011 | Comedy
Emily Bracken

Pro athletes are buff and broad, rich and famous, alpha and athletic, but rather than suit up in edgy, form-fitting athletic apparel, they look like they're wearing coulottes.

Create a Social Security System for Athletes or Face the Feds' Imposed Solution

Richard Grenell | Posted 08.17.2011 | Sports
Richard Grenell

It may be too late for the NFL given the escalation of their lockout, but it's time for the NBA, WWE, UFC and other sports' governing bodies to act.

You Don't Go to War, LeBron

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Colin Barnicle

LeBron and his NBA teammates aren't "soldiers." The seventh game of the World Series isn't an epic "battle" and NFL players have never gone out on Sunday and played in a "war."

PHOTOS: 'Athlete's Dream Home' In Denver On The Market For $6.45m

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An athlete's dream home located in Denver's prestigious Polo Club neighborhood is listed for $6.45 million. The 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom remodeled home i...

50 Athlete Philanthropists That May Surprise You

Bleacher Report | Brent Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

We know them as athletes and exemplars of their sport. Some have good reputations, some decidedly less so. A few of the good-deed-doing athletes pic...

Pro Athletes Visit Oil Spill, Say "No More Drill Baby, Drill"

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

I am back home from my second trip to Louisiana since the oil spill. This time I was joined by other professional athletes to take a tour of the massive environmental catastrophe that is the Gulf oil disaster.

Where Have All Our Heroes Gone?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Jim Taylor

Today's zeitgeist is controlled by a popular culture that worships the antihero. Many of today's entertainers, athletes, and other pop culture icons exemplify everything that is unheroic in our society.

The Big Four Pro Sports Leagues are Cracking Down on Athletes, but NASCAR Wants its Drivers to "Have at it and Have a Good Time"

Gabriel A. Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Gabriel A. Feldman

Why not discipline a driver for committing an intentional "foul," where the foul can kill the driver or even a spectator? What were they thinking? Where's the line here?