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Down Kitty! The Evolution of Female Competition

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

When it comes to the intricacies of fashion, we women dress for each other. Of course we want the boys to like (lust, adore, pine for) us, but there are very few men out there who know something fabulous when they see it. And when they do, we start feeling a little suspicious.

Spotlight Deservedly on Rory but Don't Forget About the Tiger

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

The golfing spotlight is back on Rory McIlroy and rightfully so. The 25-year-old Irish lad put on a stellar performance that left him holding the coveted Claret Jug on Sunday afternoon, and put to rest any doubts that he has emerged from his recent slump.

11 Adventure Races That'll Blow You Away

Liftopia | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

Have you participated in endurance races like Ragnar, Tough Mudder, and the Zombie Run... and you're still left wanting more?

For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Focus on your long-term goals. To be your best, you have to put a lot of time and effort into your athletic preparations. But, as I noted above, there are going to be times when you don't feel that motivated.

How I Decide Who To Root For During The World Cup

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I won't pretend I'm a true soccer fan, but I love the World Cup. It has to do with country versus country, and how much it means to the players and fans of those countries. Having been fortunate enough to have visited several foreign countries, my method of choosing who to root for is quite simple.

Winning the Wireless World Cup

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Last week the highest court in the land recognized the centrality of mobile when Chief Justice Roberts wrote in an opinion, "modern cell phones...a...

What the 2014 World Cup Teaches About Winning Business

Ian Altman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Ian Altman

The group stage match between USA and Portugal was a roller coaster. Naturally, I started seeing parallels between World Cup soccer and the challenges that companies face in growing their businesses.

How to View Your Competitors as Inspiration

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 06.17.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Shemilt

Leaders, innovators and creators change the world by inspiring and looking to the world around them for inspiration, not by putting down, wishing ill and trying to prevent improvement.

How Mindfulness Keeps Athletes' Heads In The Game

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.16.2014 | Sports

The World Cup is officially in full swing, and needless to say, the competition is fierce. Tonight the United States squares off against Ghana, the ne...

How the Psychology of Performance Really Works

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

A fundamental question I have been exploring in the 30 years that I have been working in the field of performance psychology is: What does it take to ...

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

The Best-Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Success, achievement, wealth, power, innovation are all things to strive for. But is there a way to disrupt the current modus operandi that ironically seems to break us down as it moves us up?

Immediacy, Accuracy, Innovation - It's Required

Scott MacFarland | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As innovation becomes a necessity for survival, so will immediacy and accuracy characteristics that make up the innovative process and the product.

YouTube Star Meghan Tonjes Wins Performance Slot At Bonnaroo

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Meghan Tonjes will be joining YouTube stars Chester See, GloZell, King Bach, and Kandee Johnson as a performer on stage at Bonnaroo this summer with...

Still Think Kids Can't Handle Keeping Score?

Sarah Smiley | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

The umpire swept home plate. An announcer tested the PA system. A parent propped open the concession stand door. And the tiny round lights of the scoreboard flickered on. When the boys ran to the dugout, more than a few screamed in excitement, "They're going to keep score tonight!"

Eliminate Competition to Authentically Celebrate Successes of Others

Erin Cox | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

The key is to continually work toward complete authenticity at which point you will resonate with just the right people. It's a magical key to happiness and success!

There Is No Competition

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Miriam Ava

Perfectionism stifles creativity. Pressure to achieve kills innovation. Productivity on steroids becomes mass production.

I'm Not as Smart as You Think I Think I Am, Part 1

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.20.2014 | College
Frank H. Wu

I have tried to explain all of this to students, without success. The further you proceed in any competition, not that life is a tournament, the more formidable your rivals. That's both a sign and a means of progress. You have to face the challenge.

Final Words to a Team in Pursuit of a National Championship

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 07.14.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

I have been working for the past year with a collegiate team with realistic aspirations of winning an NCAA championship. They have been an amazing group of athletes who have struggled through challenges, stayed committed to their goals, and remained united as a team.

Congress Feeling Pressure to Pull Plug on TV Set top Box Choices

Edward J. Black | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

If we let incumbent companies pressure lawmakers for policies that crush the business model of newcomers, it chips away at the climate of innovation and the resolve of everyone to fight such short-sighted plans.

The Art of Y: Space for a Natural Energy Drink?

Alex Schattner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Alex Schattner

It was a beautiful morning in Long Island City when I visited the headquarters of Frava, a natural energy juice.

My Ambition Shouldn't Be A Life-Sucking Monster

Isabel Song | Posted 07.06.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

Doesn't it seem rather unhealthy to devote your entire life to ousting your foes? What is she doing? What is he doing? But what about what you're doing?

What's Wrong With Silicon Valley's No-Poach Rule?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

What's revealed in these arrangements is striking: a belief that, once you've hired someone, you have bought the power to control their future when they work for you -- even after they've quit. In other words, you own them.

4 Tips on the Quickest Way to Win

Tracy Crossley | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Winning isn't about the finish line, it's living daily connected to the moment and taking time to do what we love. Success then equals fulfillment.

The Business Model of the Future

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

The dominant myth in business is that competition drives excellence. If everyone's competing, they will work harder and produce more. But there's a problem with this argument: it is wrong.