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The Homeless World Cup: Aiming Towards A Brighter Future

Homeless World Cup | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
Homeless World Cup

2016 marks the 14th year of the Homeless World Cup. From an idea that was formed in 2001 to a tournament that now has 64 teams involved, the Homeless World Cup has come an incredibly long way.

Religious Conservatism Redefines Symbolism Of National Sports Teams

James Dorsey | Posted 06.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Over the past decade, religiosity and religious intolerance have seeped into national sports teams in Pakistan and Egypt, societies that have been wracked by faith-based narrow-mindedness and political fanaticism.

Volleyball in Iran: A litmus test for women's rights

James Dorsey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey An international volleyball tournament in the Iranian capital has thrown into sharp relief a debate in international sporting asso...

Creating Change Is A Team Sport

Homeless World Cup | Posted 06.24.2016 | Sports
Homeless World Cup

As a young adult I experienced something that shouldn't exist: homelessness. The death of my father led me on a downward spiral which saw me spend almost two years of my life as a homeless young person.

A Tale Of Sport And Spirituality Inspired By The Olympic Movement, Muhammad Ali

Louis Bolling | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Louis Bolling

While watching the live broadcast of the celebration of Muhammad Ali's life, I was reminded of a few things he embodied, namely the Olympic Spirit. In a year in which nations will compete in the Summer Olympics in Brazil, it was the Olympics that provided Ali an international platform to showcase his athletic prowess which subsequently led to his ascension as a sportsman and an unapologetic, principled fighter of justice and equality.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Win Is Good For The Soul

Raquel Eatmon | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Raquel Eatmon

Sports is a big deal in this town. Always has been, always will be. Cleveland needed to win something, not for bragging rights, but to revive the soul of the people. We needed something to unite us.

Egypt inches towards return of militant fans to stadium terraces

James Dorsey | Posted 06.22.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Egypt may be inching towards a return to the stands of soccer fans, who played a key role in the 2011 toppling of President Hosni ...

Soccer's 'Low' Popularity In The USA And Canada - This Is Why...

William Lees | Posted 06.20.2016 | Sports
William Lees

What a year to be a sports fan. You have the staple leagues providing an amazing showing as they do every year, the NFL, NHL, NBA and so on, but this year is especially appealing if you are a footy fan.

Patience

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Patience is the difference between young bucks and successful older athletes. My younger patients set fitness and performance goals and go after them...

Kuwaiti rulers fight their internal battles on the sports field

James Dorsey | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey Political infighting within Kuwait's ruling family is about to take a dramatic turn with reports that the Gulf state plans to diss...

How to Build a Global Brand in 6 Months - The HYPE Way!

Lirone Glikman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business
Lirone Glikman

You're probably familiar with this feeling: you have an amazing business idea or product, and you want the whole world to know about it and help you make it happen.

The Daring Tom Moore on the Flying Trapeze: 'The Flight Fantastic' and the Story of the Great Gaonas

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.18.2016 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

I was struck by something shoe designer Christian Louboutin once said in an interview. The French style sensation and trapeze aficionado has been pr...

Power in Turkey: Islamist power struggle returns to the pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
James Dorsey

By James M. Dorsey The opening of a court case against Turkish soccer star Hakan Sukur on charges of insulting the president takes Recep Tayyip Erdog...

My Olympic Journey: Making the First Cut

Lauren Gibbs | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports
Lauren Gibbs

"What if I actually made the team?", "I could go to the Olympics". I'd always loved sports and the Olympics were something I thought about often as a...

Integrity and A Bridge Too Far

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I have never supported the "sport" of boxing because I consider it a form of inhuman barbarism, I have always supported and held Muhammad Ali i...

Men's Hair Takes Centre Stage in Battle Over Legitimacy of Political Islam

James Dorsey | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
James Dorsey

The Muslim world's battle over the legitimacy of political Islam has expanded to the soccer pitch as proponents and opponents of interpreting the faith politically seek to impose their public morals with men's hairstyles and facial hair taking centre stage.

Muhammad Ali: The Revolutionary Sports God

Karen Nissim | Posted 06.07.2016 | Sports
Karen Nissim

While I am disappointed that there are few athletes today who choose to follow in his footsteps of political defiance; if his prowess of his sport can continue to change the world posthumously, then damn I guess the power of sports can be really very beautiful.

Not Nature OR Nurture, but Nurture Your Nature: Thoughts on Talent and Hard Work

Brad Stulberg | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we strongly believe that there is intrinsic value in working to become your best, whatever your best may be. The process of working to get better at anything builds self-confidence and gives our lives meaning.

Turkish soccer brawls: The battle for the future of the Kemalist state

James Dorsey | Posted 05.30.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dresses up his increasing authoritarianism with nationalist and religious overtones, sparking battles over the future of the Kemalist state.

How I (Try) to Filter Through the Noise and Read Effectively

Brad Stulberg | Posted 05.31.2016 | Books
Brad Stulberg

Recently, a handful of people have asked me about my method for reading. Before I get to that, some quick context: I flat-out love reading and take i...

Girls Who Love Sports Are Basically Unicorns, According To Sexist T-Shirt

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.31.2016 | Women

If you haven't heard, women don't like sports. According to a recent sexist t-shirt, at least. According to a t-shirt sold by clothing company Live L...

43rd edition of the United Nations Inter- Agency Games: Reviving the Olympic values and strengthening team building and spirit

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The history of the UN Inter-Agency Games traces back to 1968, when the "Commission des Sports de l'Association du Personnel de l'UNESCO" organized an omnisports meeting in Paris against a team from UN Geneva.

Playing Politics: The AFC Gets Tied Up in Knots

James Dorsey | Posted 05.20.2016 | Sports
James Dorsey

Two recent incidents involving the refusal of Arab teams to play their Palestinian counterparts on Palestinian soil highlight the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) willingness to play politics at the Palestinians' expense.

time for athleisure!

Mimi Raad | Posted 05.19.2016 | Style
Mimi Raad

We usually choose our physical activity in relation with our psychological profile. And we usually choose our outfit in relation with our environment and mood.

4 Tricks to Help You Make Health and Fitness a Priority

Simon Donato | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Simon Donato

Stepping out the door is the hardest part of committing to exercise, so if you can get out the front door, you've won more than half the battle. Here are four tricks that I use to stay motivated and committed to my training: