The Old Ball Game

Baseball season is here! It's time once again to explore our national pastime's quirkiest traditions, discuss what makes a true champion—and debate the causes and effects of players' rampant drug-use.

Sport and Competition

Sports are more than just fun and games. From schoolyard chants to Super Bowl championships, playful competition finds its way into nearly all aspects of culture. Fighting to win draws on cooperation, concentration, coordination, and creativity—things worth striving for in their own right.

Social Life

Human beings are social animals, and the tenor of our social life is one of the most important influences on our mental health.