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Why Being a Sports Fan Is Like Being a Couch Potato Adrenaline Junkie

Karin Swanson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Karin Swanson

From the Super Bowl to March Madness, the Masters or the World Series and the World Cup, the sports world is cyclical. Seems we are always waiting eagerly on the edge of our seats (be them of the living room or arena variety) for the next big event.

Ocean Health Check-Up Will Help Brazil Captain Its Own Course for More Productive Seas

Greg Stone | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

We are all aware of the country's natural bounty on land -- the Amazon river and rainforest -- but you may not know that the lives of Brazilian people are also deeply entwined with ocean health.

5 Mexico Players To Watch At The 2014 World Cup

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With few big names in its squad, Mexico could find it hard to make it out of its World Cup group. The Mexicans were drawn into G...

(NOT) Happy About the World Cup

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 04.07.2014 | Sports
Nathalie Vassallo

A country that struggles with its lack of infrastructure, healthcare, education, and abundance of poverty and corruption, could use these billions of dollars for so much before deciding to build new stadiums and renovate old ones.

U.S. Soccer Stock Report: Who Helped (Or Hurt) His World Cup Chances?

Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports

By Seth Vertelney, Goal.com The U.S. and Mexico played out a highly entertaining 2-2 draw on Wednesday evening, and the match undoubtedly gave U.S....

HIGHLIGHTS: U.S. Battles Mexico In Not-So-Friendly World Cup Tune-Up

Posted 04.03.2014 | Sports

By Mike Slane, Goal.com Julian Green, the latest German-American to be recruited by Jurgen Klinsmann's United States national team, made his much-a...

Brazilian Footballers Ask For Common Sense

Natalia Viana | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Foreigners often ask why Brazilians are so critical of the World Cup if they are so crazy about football. But that's exactly the reason. Every kid in Brazil plays football as soon as he or she is old enough to kick a ball, and Brazilians are much more into discussing football than politics. It's such a part of our culture that the World Cup is having a much more profound impact over us than any other society.

Work Halted At World Stadium After Death

AP | TALES AZZONI | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports

SAO PAULO (AP) — Labor officials are halting construction in part of the World Cup stadium where a worker died this weekend, creating a problem for ...

SXSW Shingerview: Howard Handler, MLS

David Shing | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
David Shing

With the World Cup taking place this summer, I was excited to talk with Howard Handler, CMO of Major League Soccer at SXSW Interactive this year. Howard is a sharp dude with a unique background.

Migrant Workers In World Cup Host Qatar 'Enslaved,' Reportedly Living In Squalor

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.22.2014 | Sports

After visiting labor camps near the Qatari capital of Doha, an international federation of trade unions has issued a blistering report chronicling the...

The True Legacy of the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Natalia Viana | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Natalia Viana

Popular protests against the vile side effects of the World Cup are not new. In Brazil, social movements have risen since 2011 in order to resist dozens of draconian determinations by Fifa, or the local governments, or both, in the name of the one-month event.

Favelization: The Imaginary Brazil in Contemporary Film, Fashion and Design

Maria Gabriela Brito | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Maria Gabriela Brito

"Is favelization a patronizing and opportunistic way of portraying the reality of a certain segment of the Brazilian population, fetishizing a space and its inhabitants, to brand products as Brazilian?"

11 Reasons You Should Be Watching MLS In 2014

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

Life is short and there is no stoppage time. With only a few precious hours in each day and so very many options when it comes to spending them, s...

We Wish These Were Actually The Jerseys For The World Cup

Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is less than 100 days away! With excitement already building (and merchandise already selling), a graphic designer and Re...

The Actual Brazil World Cup Scandal Isn't About Thongs

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The 2014 Brazil World Cup made big headlines again this week after a controversial Adidas promotional campaign that the country's tourist board says...

England Hires Psychiatrist For World Cup

AP | SAMUEL PETREQUIN | Posted 03.04.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — In a bid to boost his team's mental strength at the World Cup, England coach Roy Hodgson said Tuesday he has hired a psychiatrist. Ho...

Danger and Opportunity: Leveraging Big Events for Urban Development

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Large-scale events, such as international conferences and sports competitions, that take place in cities in emerging countries present both an opportunity and a danger.

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

Budget Travel | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year.

10 Reasons Why Rio is AMAZING!

Sonia Gil | Posted 02.20.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

7. Even nuns go to the beach.

Brazil's Undeclared War on Young Black Men

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Brazil is a vast, varied and amazing country of tremendous potential that is increasingly assuming a role on the international stage. But its potential will only be fully achieved when it ends the subtle and overt racism and the social exclusion behind the war on its young black men.

'If We Have No Rights, There Will Be No Cup'

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 01.27.2014 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Waving flags, carrying banners and chanting "there will be no Cup" at least 1,000 demonstrators protested in Sao Paulo on Saturday ...

World Cup Soccer Player Comes Out: 'I Was Never Ashamed Of Who I Am'

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — A former World Cup player from Germany became the biggest name in soccer to come out as gay, saying he wants to break down the stigma ...

England's World Cup Hopes Take Major Blow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

By Chris Davis, Goal.com Arsenal midfielder Theo Walcott has been ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury, the club has confirmed. ...

Thanks To Mind-Controlled Technology, A Paralyzed Teen May Make The First Kick At The 2014 World Cup

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Fans will expect the 2014 World Cup to be exciting. They'll expect to see incredible athleticism and last-minute victories. They may even expect a few...

The World's Greatest Traveler's Go/No-Go List for 2014

William D. Chalmers | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Mauritania: the slave capital of the world. Yea, slavery! An estimated four percent of the population are bonafide slaves. Then there is the sand, the land mines and indiscriminate attacks on everything foreign. Other than that it's beautiful!