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What Football And Stress Have In Common

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living

What makes watching things stressful -- like taking in a performance, rooting for a friend, or even seeing a scary movie -- is also what makes them. It's all in how it's framed.

Assumption of the Risk at the Ballpark

Brad Reid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Brad Reid

What risks does a baseball spectator assume at the ballpark?

Are You Staring At Screens So Much That You're Missing Out On Life?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

The act of participating in self-chosen activities puts you in charge of your life, and your brain likes it that way. You'll feel the rush of autonomy even before you leave the door and the power to initiate more forays when you return.

Obama, Pundits, And Second Guessing Yourself

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I've written about how life in our society is becoming a 'spectator sport'. I'm reminded of this as I hear pundits criticizing Obama as if their points aren't contrived to produce controversy or provoke conflict.

The Recession Helps Fans

Chris Tsakalakis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Chris Tsakalakis

An interesting trend has emerged from the clouds of the recession, a silver lining for sports and music fans. It turns out that more fans are going to more events -- and doing so at lower prices.

Relating to the News: Are You a Spectator or a Player?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

I have become like so many of us -- a spectator watching war with about the same degree of engagement as I might watch a football game.