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The TAO of Tennis

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allen Vaysberg

Life is sports and sports is life. While most of us will never be competing under the bright lights of the biggest arenas, we have imaged ourselves...

Serena Williams Has The Perfect Response To Maria Sharapova Endorsement Gap

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

Serena Williams has finally weighed in on the huge disparity between her and tennis player Maria Sharapova's off-court earnings.  While Wil...

Caitlyn Jenner Reveals Where She Keeps Her Olympic Gold Medal.. And Why

Caitlyn Jenner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Caitlyn Jenner

My gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success... so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...

Chris Borland and the Courage to Avoid Avoidance Behavior

Ken Reed | Posted 08.26.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

The recent headline atop an excellent ESPN article by investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and his brother Mark Fainaru-Wada says retired San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is "the most dangerous man in football."

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

In Praise of Peace and Quiet

Hanne Suorza | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

I love where I live: The little joys that life has to offer. From mountain to sea. Where light creates art on smooth water. Making me mesm...

Raising a Mets Fan

Jennifer Meer | Posted 08.25.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

Being a Mets fan (and similarly loving them) means you know all too well that many times the story does not end the way you want. But it doesn't change your ability to believe in the happy ending, no matter how much you hide that belief.

Women Are Significantly More Sleep-Deprived Than Men

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

"Women are significantly more sleep-deprived than men," confirms Dr. Michael Breus, author of Beauty Sleep. "They have so many commitments, and slee...

The Powerful Allure of Sports

Ken Reed | Posted 08.23.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

When sport is driven by the soul instead of the ego, it can be good, very good. Besides forging lifelong bonds between family members and friends, there are many other reasons -- egoless reasons -- why we're drawn to sports. Consider just a few:

The Cities With Too Few Sports Teams | Posted 08.21.2015 | Sports

What if the Denver Broncos became the Bridgeport Broncos? Or LeBron's Cavaliers played their home games in Riverside, California? Denver and Cleveland fans: calm down -- this isn't going to happen. But, from at least one perspective, it wouldn't be totally crazy if it did.

7 Things I Want My Son to Know About Leadership

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Standing in a crowded gym I watched as my teenage son and several of his friends took to the basketball court. He's been playing sports since he was f...

Daredevil Sets New World Record With 193-Foot Cliff Jump

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Sports

Laso Schaller, a Brazilian-born, Swiss-raised daredevil, has set a new cliff-jumping world record after leaping from the 193-foot Cascata de...

James Harrison is Right: Success Must be Earned

Katharine Rose | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports
Katharine Rose

In a culture overly saturated with "political correctness" -- where the slightest comment challenging social norms is vociferously attacked -- it was refreshing to read a post asserting that any honor or success must be earned and not assumed.

Oscar Pistorius' Release From Jail Put On Hold In South Africa

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

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Highest-Priced Baseball Memorabilia

MoneyTips | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

How many budding millionaires were thwarted when their parents threw out their old baseball cards? Nobody really knows -- but occasionally people unearth old baseball cards or other memorabilia from an attic or storage chest from bygone days.

The Real Story About the Participation Trophies Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison Returned

Dani Bostick | Posted 08.18.2015 | Sports
Dani Bostick

While earning good grades and participating in a sport might be easy and and effortless for some, it is quite an achievement for a young man or woman who battles hunger, an unpredictable home life, and other challenges.

In Defense of Participation Trophies

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

When you're nine years old, it's probable that your best isn't going to be good enough. Maybe when you're that age the functions associated with being on a team, learning to accept that other people play before you and that you're not cut out to be an athlete may actually be your best.

Love Is Stirring in the World

Jeremy Affeldt | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Jeremy Affeldt

"I love you." That's what Jesus says. So that's what I say. I see a homeless guy, and I love him. I'm going to help him if I can. That's being Jesus. The movement to love our neighbor as ourselves is stirring in this world. It is awesome to see.

Northwestern Football Players Won't Get A Union, But Their Fight Doesn't End Here

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 08.18.2015 | Sports

On Monday, the National Labor Relations Board rejected a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to unionize as employees o...

Why Kids Shouldn't Specialize In One Sport

Jennifer Breheny Wallace | Posted 08.18.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Even parents who aren't looking to create the next Tiger Woods feel like they have no choice but to reluctantly buy into the trend. But does early specialization build a better athlete? Growing research suggests it doesn't.

Why Black Folks Should Watch The Toronto Blue Jays

The Undefeated | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices

Baseball can be slow and safe and polite and, to many fans, just boring. Not the Toronto Blue Jays. They have speed and swag. If you aim a pitch at a...

The Sport of Staying Injury-Free

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

More than 8,000 kids are treated EVERY DAY in ERs for sports and recreational injuries. So, what are the key steps to encourage a child to be active and compete, while also ensuring that they're safe?

Can Children's Books Improve Society? A Look at Beyond the Laces

Suna Senman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The rhyming picture book shows a sick boy watching his friends play football in the street through his bedroom window. The story progresses through how the parents try to give the boy hope and courage by connecting him with his love for football.

The Importance of Retaining Girls in Sports

Edwin Moses | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

By the age of 14, girls drop out of sports twice as often as boys. Social stigma, lack of access, safety and transportation issues, costs and lack of positive role models can all contribute to the reasons why girls drop out of sports in their adolescent years.

Lamar Odom Thinks TMZ Covers Black And White Celebrities Differently

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

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