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5 Life Skills The Olympics Can Teach Your Kids

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Of course, scheduling regular family dinners together is an important ingredient for raising well-adjusted children. But after the last two weeks, I also believe the same principle applies to watching the Olympics as a family.

An Olympian's Happiness Is No Different From Yours

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

The natural assumption would be that gold medalists are the happiest, followed by silver, then bronze, but it turns out, bronze medalists are significantly happier than silver medalists. Significantly.

5 Places You Need to Visit in Slovenia That Have Nothing to Do With Skiing

Inga Batur | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Inga Batur

We might be small and it's easy to get around, but you should really take your time to enjoy us, meet the people and have a perfect glass of wine.

TIE FOR GOLD

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 02.12.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — In a rare tie in Alpine skiing, Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland both won Olympic gold Wedne...

What Type of Athlete Do You Want to Represent Your Country?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
SidneyAnne Stone

As a devout fan of the Olympics, I would never say anything to disrespect the games or any of its participants. However, I cannot help but observe a ...

The Winter Olympics I Can Never Forget

Tom Cramer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ah, the Winter Olympics are here once again. Every four years I am reminded of the first time I paid attention to them, the games held in Innsbruck, Austria in February 1976. Although I was too young to comprehend it, the Munich massacre of the summer games held in 1972 introduced me to the Olympics.

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.

Trend Alert: Go for the Gold

Wanda Wen | Posted 04.07.2014 | Style
Wanda Wen

Unless you are finding yourself in sunny Southern California, we are all impatiently awaiting the return of blissful warmth and golden sunshine. Thankfully, spring is around the corner and gold is in the air! From Oscar statues to Olympic medals, gold is trending.

Olympic Boxing Champ Defies Odds, Despite Lack of Endorsement Deals

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices

FLINT, Mich. — At an ice-breaker during their orientation last month, the incoming freshmen at Olivet College were asked to tell their classmate...

Spain's Most Decorated Paralympic Swimmer

Alexander Ragir | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports
Alexander Ragir

Xavi Torres was born without hands or feet, but that's never kept him from swimming in the open ocean off the coast of Mallorca, Spain.

Having It All: The Last Word

Brad Harrington | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Brad Harrington

In reflecting on this summer, the two stories that will stick with me most clearly are the London Summer Olympics and the "having it all" debate that has stimulated so much conversation.

The Olympics and Peri-Pathetics

John Brown | Posted 10.13.2012 | Entertainment
John Brown

As we in recent days are being bombarded with Olympic images of the glorification of physically-pushed/exhausted "winners," I have a modest proposal for the next Olympics for NBC's sport broadcasts to the world.

How American Women Struck Gold At The London Olympics

LA Times | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

The day after Claressa Shields punched her way to a gold medal in women's boxing, she was walking through the Olympic village Friday on her way to the...

7 Latino Olympians Who Medaled In London

Posted 08.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Their stories have inspired. Their performances amazed. Their achievements are a reason why Latinos can say: Sí Se Puede. As the London Olympic G...

The Story Of The First Black Gold Medalist

Michelle Marques | Posted 08.13.2012 | Black Voices

Craig Williams walked through the gates of Eden Cemetery, the oldest African American cemetery in the U.S., one fall day in 2007. Even though the Coll...

We Transformed Sport: Let's Do the Same for Young Lives

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home
Christina Patterson

It might not get better than this. This moment, in this year, in this country, might be the best we get. We're having a party, and doing it well. We looked like the kind of family where everyone works together very well.

PHOTO: Michael Phelps Exclusive

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Porn Stars vs. Olympic Athletes: Who's Really Winning the Gold?

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

Aren't Olympic athletes selling their bodies to sponsors? Why do we perceive that porn stars and prostitutes are debasing themselves by using their bodies to make money?

The Trio of the Gorgeous U.S. Men's Swim Team

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 10.02.2012 | College
Maureen Elinzano

Michael, Ryan, and Nathan are more than welcome to swim my way whenever they want to...

Are You an Olympic Hero?

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Millions in the world are watching the Olympics. We are rooting for our home teams and rejoice in the heroics of the athletes. How about you? Do we embody Olympic values in our lives?

Sometimes the Price of Success Is Just Too High

Christina Patterson | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Christina Patterson

When the top American swimming coach said that Ye Shiwen's performance was "unbelievable," he sounded pretty fed up. You would be fed up if you thought your country might be beaten by a country that was cheating. But you might also be fed up if you were beaten by a country that wasn't.

Summer Games Kick Off With Latinos Front & Center

blogamole.tr3s.com | Posted 07.30.2012 | Latino Voices

By Michael Lopez Who could resist tuning in to the opening ceremony of the Summer Games this past Friday? With the bombast, bright lights and Jam...

2012 Olympic Basketball: Medal Contenders

Terry Lyons | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

While there wasn't much suspense to the bold prediction that the USA will win gold at London 2012, the first part of this preview begs an answer to the question; Who might upset the US in men's basketball?

FYI, Here Are The Countries That Are Going To Win The Most Olympic Medals

24/7 Wall St. | LISA UIBLE, SAMUEL WEIGLEY and MICHAEL B. SAUTER | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

According to a newly released report, the United States is predicted to win the most medals at the London 2012 Olympics. For a country with less than ...

Olympic Gold Medals Are Mostly Silver ... And Other Bizarre Facts

TheFW.com | Posted 09.24.2012 | Weird News

The phrase "going for the gold" will be heard a lot in the next few weeks, but it's more accurate to say the Olympic athletes are "going for the gold-...