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Attention: Sports Fans!

George Heymont | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Any form of corruption can taint a sport whose integrity is held sacrosanct in the eyes of its biggest fans. Two recent Bay area productions helped to shine a light on how difficult it can be to win simply on the basis of one's merit.

3 Ways to Lose Weight and Keep It Off During the Holidays

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Overeating commonly occurs when your mind is not aware that your body is being fueled. Allowing your mind and body to connect results in healthier portion control and a satisfied appetite.

What I Learned From Being Diagnosed With Narcolepsy

Julie Flygare | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Flygare

About six months later, I woke up one morning in the law school parking lot unsure of how I'd got there. I remembered leaving home, but couldn't recall arriving at school. I'd gotten 10 hours of sleep the night before. For the first time, I thought: Maybe I have a sleep problem.

Why Some People Can Fly and Others are Healthy: of Science, Sense and Skillpower

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The route to health should be a path of lesser resistance than it is, free of turbulence and traffic. But it is what it is for now, and we need to rise above it.

HOW to Eat Well

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

To get to the relevance of "how," we must overcome the spurious debates about "what." You certainly can't get there from here if you can't acknowledge where "there" is. We do know, but our culture needs to admit that we know. The profitable market for pixie dust needs to disappear.

You're Not Really Doing That, Are You?

David Kirsch | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

So, as I was making my morning rounds at the Madison Square Club this morning, I saw a couple of things that inspired me to write this impromptu blog....

6 Ways to Boost Your Self-Discipline

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Changing your mindset to being a victor of your life, sets the stage for you to regain your power. In this state, you are more likely to also stay positive in the face of challenges, experiencing less fear as the stress response is more controlled. More importantly, you are more likely to access your inner fire of motivation -- that fire that drives you to win and achieve.

Fed Up, Confused and Still Eating

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By all means, see the film Fed Up, if you haven't. If you aren't yet fed up with the toxic quagmire that is the typical American diet, there's a good chance it will get you there.

Ready-or-Not Resolutions: Let's Focus on the Crocuses!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Resolutions, born of a "ready or not, let's go" mentality, invite failure. So reinvent your resolutions and make them more likely to succeed. Resolve to get ready, and go only when you are.

7 Willpower Hacks To Help You Get Out Of Your Own Way

Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living

We may know powerfully and innately what's most important to us, but when it comes to acting on our deepest values, many of us tend to get in our own ...

The Logic of Gifting Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This holiday season, as our own thoughts turn aspirational for ourselves and those we love, permit to suggest the logic of not just wishing for health and long life, but gifting them. I believe the right approach allows for exactly that.

On the Culture Front: Hill Town Plays, Pixies, Life and Times and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Hill Town plays collectively are an epic portrait of rural poverty, displaced love, and the boundless angst that can propel someone into a different life while leaving a fragmented past behind.

Stepin Fetchit: The Weird and Wonderful Conduit Between Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali -- two extraordinary 20th century they-were-called-Negroes-then World Heavyweight Boxing Champions, were both KO-ed by t...

Muhammad Ali's Untold Story

Ebony | Posted 09.13.2013 | Black Voices

Everyone around the world knows Muhammad Ali as The Greatest, the heralded boxing legend and charismatic civil rights icon. But have playwright Will P...

My Daily Everest: Los Angeles, Summer 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I get to the bottom from my driveway and think, "How am I gonna do this?" But before I can answer, I put one foot on the first step, pull up with hand on rail, slowly lift my foot to the next step and then, using my core, drag/hoist the cart up to the step below where my feet are.

This Article Was Written at 116 Miles Per Hour

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT -- Will Power looked to his right and saw a buckled-up reporter holding his iPhone, pen and notebook. "You're going to try to write?" Power s...

6 Ways We Get Sidetracked or Swayed

Kare Anderson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

Frame a situation around a much-cherished goal and you are more likely to stick to that goal and/or sway others to seek it too. That's one of many stories with lessons for sticking to a plan that psychologist and Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino offers in her new book Sidetracked.

Winners Never Quit, and Quitters Never Win

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

The key is finding the joy in between the peaks -- paying attention to the moments, to the joy in the creating of your dreams, and to the pride you feel in yourself. Even if no one else ever acknowledges what you're doing, this is the true objective.

'I Decided Not to Die'

Rob White | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The potential for making lasting New Year's resolutions was driven home to me during a recent walk around the pond, near my house.

The Power Of Lemonade

Jon Wortmann | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

Why do we make bad decisions? Why do we eat that extra cookie or choose a cheeseburger instead of a salad with grilled chicken? It turns out there is nothing wrong with you when you give into fatigue or temptation. Your brain has simply run out of gas.

Why Can't I Curb My Cravings?

Christy Matta, M.A. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christy Matta, M.A.

Although curbing cravings can be difficult, particularly if you are already in a pattern of indulging, it is possible to better understand your cravings and make even small changes that have a lasting impact on your willpower.

Indycar Season Review

Josh Farmer | Posted 11.21.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

It is said that all good things must come to an end. After a long 3,522 mile season crisscrossing the Western Hemisphere, the 2012 Izod Indycar Season is finally over.

Looking at the Chances of the Two Indycar Championship Contenders

Josh Farmer | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Josh Farmer

It will come down to 500 miles in the California twilight to decide the Indycar championship, which for the seventh straight year is being decided in the final race of the season.

A Shakespeare/Hip Hop Mashup That's Actually Pretty Good

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

Will Power, playwright, rapper, teacher, and possessor of a name you always hope exists but never know for sure, just released a "Tempest"/hip hop mas...

Having Trouble with Self-Control? It's All In Your Head!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.12.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When your best intentions go south, new research suggests that it wasn't the devil that made you do it. It was your brain.