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Do Sports Really Prevent Youth Violence?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.16.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Elias De Leon One afternoon this spring, the Brooklyn Technical High School football team stayed after school to lift weights. As practice ended, ...

Stage Door: National Pastime

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The musical National Pastime pays homage to screwball comedies and radio's heyday. Set in 1933 at WZBQ Radio in Baker City, Iowa, it boasts a wacky plot, kooky characters and a charmingly loopy narrative. The curve ball is baseball.

Tim Tebow's Sexy Jesus Pose Gets Quarterback Crucified

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

A photo of the New York Jets' newly-minted backup quarterback Tim Tebow inside GQ's NFL kickoff issue has become quite the subject of controversy afte...

The Olympian Inside All of Us

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

Give to others as a means of giving your best -- such bravery doesn't guarantee a spot on the podium, but the Golden Rule outshines gold medals.

NetScouts Basketball 2012 Adidas Nations All-Tournament Teams

Carl Berman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Sports
Carl Berman

The 2012 Adidas Nations was an excellent event with the competition for our All-Tournament teams intense. Here are NetScouts Basketball All-USA and All-International Teams.

So, BBC, Are There Any Other Nations Competing in the Olympics?

Chad Barr | Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports
Chad Barr

Where is the coverage of other nations' athletes at the Olympics?

My Son Sucks at Sports and I'm Trying to Care

Babble.com | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I suspect that, like his parents, Laszlo just isn't very athletic. He has the genes of two parents who never could accomplish anything with any physical skills.

You Don't Have to Be a Professional or Olympic Athlete to Make a Difference

Mohamed Kajee | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Mohamed Kajee

South Africa is one of a handful of countries that is capable of providing enough food for its people. Despite this, over 11 million South Africans are "food insecure," and nearly a billion people worldwide are hungry or malnourished.

Dreams of Gold

Katia Maldonado | Posted 10.13.2012 | Impact
Katia Maldonado

Javier, for one, only thinks about swimming. He goes to school. He is a good student in his seventh grade class. But, he can't wait to head to the pool as soon as the bell rings. His dream is to become a swimming instructor -- after winning an Olympic medal, of course.

Afghanistan's Future: Civil War or Soccer Rivalry?

James Dorsey | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
James Dorsey

Soccer symbolizes Afghanistan's choices coming full circle as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw from the Central Asian nation more than a decade after they invaded it.

Using Sports to Ignite Global Youth Potential

Matt Streng | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Matt Streng

As the world watches athletes from 205 countries compete in London this month, we should be reminded of the potential of sports to help youth accomplish feats that won't land them on a podium -- but are arguably more valuable than an Olympic medal.

For Girls, Sports Are More Than 'Just A Game'

Joyce Adolwa | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Joyce Adolwa

Among the most effective tools in the girls' leadership tool box, believe it or not, is a ball. Put a girl who has never played soccer or volleyball before -- or never been allowed to play before -- onto a field or court, and she'll exercise more than just her arms and legs.

Which Does Lochte Want To Star On: 'The Bachelor' Or 'DWTS'?

Posted 10.09.2012 | TV

Ryan Lochte's future reality TV career has been quite the talk as of late. The Olympic swimmer has said he'd appear on both ABC's "The Bachelor" and "...

Advancing Analytics to Predict Specific Needs

Christer Johnson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Christer Johnson

One of the many things I've learned from more than 19 years of using analytics to solve challenging business problems is that the word analytics means different things to different people.

A Quest for the Perfect Sleepaway Camp

Wendy Sachs | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Wendy Sachs

From rural Maine to the Berkshires, at summer's peak you can spot them -- swarms of SUV's pulling out of roadside motels and quaint B&B's -- packed with "camp tourists" with kids in tow.

Making the 2016 Rio Olympics Better

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
The Black Sheep Online

Instead of these run-of-the-mill-seen-them-a-thousand-times-and-I'm-bored-to-tears events, perhaps the 2016 Olympics, held in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, can feature several events never before seen in an Olympic arena.

Olympics More Than Sports

Diana Nyad | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports
Diana Nyad

As much as the media pushes the medal count, we the fans are smarter than that. We don't care much about who wins. We want to feel. And in every sport there is a story to be told, feelings to be kindled.

Oscar Pistorius: Unfair Advantage or Healthy Debate?

Steven Stanhope | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Steven Stanhope

If Oscar Pistorius doesn't have an advantage in his races, then we in the world of orthopedic rehabilitation aren't doing our job.

Older Athletes Have Always Gone For The Gold (INFOGRAPHIC)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Anderson

Since 1896 there have been 121 athletes older than 50 who have won 183 medals in Olympic history. These athletes are an encouragement to people of all ages that it's never too late to go after your dreams.

What Distinguishes Parents of Olympians from the Rest of Us

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

I've got five hypotheses I believe distinguish Parents of Olympians from Regular Parents. See what you think...

CrossFit: Redefining Fitness Inside and Outside the Box

Nancy McGuire Choi | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Nancy McGuire Choi

In almost every way, CrossFit has turned the conventional wisdom of fitness on its head. This is largely because the big picture in CrossFit is overall well-being, achieved through nutrition and fitness, coupled with a philosophy of incremental improvement and sense of community.

From Competitor to Spectator: A Different View of the Olympics

Garrett Weber-Gale | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports
Garrett Weber-Gale

My Olympic experience in 2012 has been very different than that of 2008, but the greatness of the Games is no less amazing, and I'm so honored to once again be a part of the Olympic experience.

LOOK: Photographer's Intimate Portraits Of High School And Collegiate LGBT Athletes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 2003, the year after Jeff Sheng graduated from college, he began working on a project photographing and interviewing high school and collegiate ath...

Sports Can Empower Youth in Refugee Camps

Lauren West | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Lauren West

Wearing his #10 jersey, Heemo is glued to the TV screen watching the Olympics soccer matches. The refugee camp boundaries may confine him physically, but soccer lets him see beyond the end zone to his next goal.

Rowing the Big Seas

Heidi Dietrich Mills | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Dietrich Mills

For the past year and a half, my husband Charlie and I have been saying to each other, "We need to sign up for a Sound Rowers race."