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The Grown Woman Series: Competition

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 06.01.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

The reality is that there was a time when the presence of even one woman was considered a serious disruption in the workplace. If you have time to waste, do a search for some of the old training videos addressing this issue.

Surviving the CrossFit Open

Kimberly Meskimen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Meskimen

There was that sharp, metallic taste of blood in my mouth (apparently, this can happen after an extremely intense work out). I was huffing and puffing like a birthing water buffalo. But I was alive. And I felt amazing.

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Setting the Bar for Global Excellence

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

The global epicenter for discussions about wireless innovation, entrepreneurship and investment is not in Washington, D.C. this week where Japan's Sof...

Why Giving Matters in Business

Karin Volo | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

So what's happening to make such radical changes in the way we do business? People want a bigger purpose now -- for themselves and for what they choose to support.

Are the Olympic Games Too Dangerous?

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Justin Vanderleest

What should we think of a competition where one in three of the world's best athletes are sustaining injuries from which they may never fully recover?

5 Areas That Will Continue to Challenge Entrepreneurs in 2014

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 04.29.2014 | Business
Kari Warberg Block

Speaking from experience, being an entrepreneur is a huge responsibility.

How Collaboration Is a Solution

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Karin Volo

It's time to create amazing companies as the standard, not the exception! True employee engagement revolves around the people, their passions and their purpose.

6 Keys to Success From an Olympic Champion

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

As Bode prepares for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he has stunned just about everyone -- except perhaps himself -- with a remarkable start to the race season. This path leading to Sochi not only provides a compelling narrative, but it also offers valuable insights on what it takes to find success in any walk of life.

Designer Milkshakes

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 04.06.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

A milkshake competition between award winning pastry chefs -- I'm in! The first episode of the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition was just released...

Transforming Jealousy of Other Women into Feminine Power

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Sara Avant Stover

Women who identify as spiritual people tend to have a very hard time admitting to themselves that they are jealous, especially of another woman's success, beauty or power. When jealousy arises, it tends to "go underground," and every single woman has experienced that result.

5 Olympian Mindsets to Achieve Greatness

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.30.2014 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Most people are aware that Olympic athletes must be in impeccable physical condition, but what about the mental component of competing in the Olympics?

5 Lessons About Youth Sports From an Athletic Prodigy

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Mikaela Shiffrin is, at only 18 years old, the top slalom ski racer in the world, a favorite for Olympic gold in Sochi, and a veritable fount of lessons that athletes, coaches, and parents can learn from to help athletes achieve their competitive goals.

What Scares Me Most About Applying To College

Lizzie Turovsky | Posted 03.25.2014 | Teen
Lizzie Turovsky

In addition, it is true that with every generation there is a new voice, a new pianist prodigy and a new gold medal Olympic athlete. Maybe you'll be one of them, but maybe your passion project will make you just as happy as winning such a title would.

Athletics: Preparation for the Business World

Jennifer Langione | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Langione

The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.

U.S. Ski Racing Star Mikaela Shiffrin Says It Best: Embrace Adversity

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia approaching, more attention is being paid to the sports that don't get the attention they deserve during the three years between quadrennial competition. One such sport is alpine ski racing.

The Overachiever Complex

Quincy Bulin | Posted 03.15.2014 | Teen
Quincy Bulin

I am as guilty of the "overachiever complex" as anyone: I like to do things. In fact, I like to do a lot of things. I've got a "can't stop, won't stop" mentality and I know that for my age, I've accomplished some pretty impressive things. The problem? A lot of other people have, too.

Will Run For Food: Confessions of a Chubster

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Anthony Romeo

I won't win these races. I will finish behind thousands of other men and women. And that's okay. If I can finish an entire thin-crust pizza, I can finish a race. I am a chubby runner, and I get to keep running for as long as I hate doing it.

Competition Is Everywhere

Amy Yoelin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Teen
Amy Yoelin

Look around your school. What do you see? I'll tell you what I see: the need to have the most expensive clothing, newest phone, most expensive car, et cetera. Think about it. Do you find yourself wanting to one-up your friends? Be honest. I know I have at some point in time.

Results Matter, But to Get Them, Ignore Them

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

Of course, you need good results to be successful, but the question is how to go about getting those results and, ironically, the answer is not what parents, coaches, and athletes often think.

Nelson Mandela, Forgiveness and Brothers and Sisters

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

How did he do it? How did he see stars instead of bars while in prison? Apartheid, suffering, and twenty-seven years of imprisonment did not stop him from leading a nation through a process of truth and reconciliation.

Business Dreams Come True with Shopify!

Nova Lorraine | Posted 02.04.2014 | Small Business
Nova Lorraine

Ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur or creating a startup? If so you are in good company. Some the brightest have also opted to sacrifice everything to stand on a limb for a dream.

The Selfie, the Tummy and the Act of War: A Dispatch From the Battle Over Female Attractiveness and Sexuality

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.04.2014 | Women
Rob Brooks

When is a selfie a selfie? And when does it become act of war? Over at mamamia.com, Bec Sparrow has the answer. When the selfie is of six-packing fitness-blogging Norwegian Caroline Berg Eriksen posing in tiny underwear four days after giving birth, it's an act of war.

Is Competition or Collaboration the Key to Success On and Off the Court?

Leslie Grossman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Leslie Grossman

Collaboration is often missing from the workplace, particularly between the genders. At least that's the complaint of many women in many industries.

The Myth of High Tech Competition

Nathan Newman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Nathan Newman

The rise of the Internet has coincided with a drastic decline in new competitors emerging to challenge dominant firms.