Sports Are Games Played by Humans

Sports are played basically everywhere--but they aren't played at crime scenes. Time to push back on instant replay and slow-motion dissection of every event.

Karate Kicking to a Song by Sia

This is a story about a woman you haven’t heard of who influenced a girl you probably don’t know but who did something with a singer you’ve certainly seen.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss & Won't Make Concussions Go Away

The world? Not flat. Smoking? Causes cancer. Heavy collisions in sport? Cause concussions. Major sports leagues need to stop assessing blame and invest in solutions.

Watching Football Is a First World Guilty Pleasure

Many of us will tune into the upcoming Super Bowl. Enjoy it for what it is but also respect what these players go through. And see if there isn't a bit of guilt there too.

Wonderful Wickenheiser Inspired Greatness in Girls

An Olympic hockey champion and female trailblazer has retired. Hayley's interview in "Project Superhero" is excerpted here.

The Naked Truth About Breath and Brain

While you are out and about this holiday season please remember to take a few deep breaths in through the nose. It really will help you think more clearly and calmly.

Batman & Brain Injury

How much concussion exposure does big screen Batman actually have?

Martial Arts Training Can Help Autism

Evidence shows that martial arts training--and activities like horseback riding--focused on physical and mental integration can be effective in improving communication in autism.

The Ageless Inspiration of Activity

Ever thought you were too old for something? Aging doesn't mean we have to get old. Getting old comes with all sorts of baggage that isn't a requirement of aging.

Real Heroes Run Toward—Not Away From—Danger

A book excerpt from Project Superhero describing the experience of a first responder.

Olympics Bare Extreme Range of the Human Spirit

While we can aspire to Olympic ideals of decorum we often fail to adhere to their real life practice...a short coming not restricted to high performance athletes, of course.

The Cognitive Cost of Paying Attention

Stopped at a light and thinking about reaching over to check the texts on your phone? It will affect your ability to concentrate on driving. So, maybe don't do that.

Muhammad Ali and Where Determination Lives in the Brain

As our will becomes stronger than our skill our determination to achieve may grow greater still.

Jackie Robinson Day And Diversity in Major League Baseball

It's important to reflect on the importance of honoring and celebrating Jackie Robinson's efforts and career but also to pause and consider how far things have truly progressed.

Dawn of Justice Batman is the Worst Batman Ever

Batman at his best can serve as an inspirational figure. But not this Batman. This Batman is a gun-slinging killer. This is Batman at his worst.

Forget About Superman, What About Batman V Batgirl?

Skill and achieved abilities are the great levelers between the sexes and across all. Even between Batgirl and Batman.

Mind Over Brain--Your Will Must Be Stronger Than Your Skill

There is a line separating doing all we can from doing all we will accept.

Cam Newton Walks, Chews Gum, and Throws Touchdown Passes

We've all known people who "can't walk and chew gum at the same time." Here's why Cam Newton can do all that and more.

Creating an Exercise Health Habit

What's the shortest commitment you need to create a positive health habit? It's less and more than you think.

Let's Stop Using the Word "Disabled" To Limit People

There is no such thing as a category of "able" and and another of "disabled". All areas of human achievement span a continuum of ability and performance.

Giving Parkinson's Disease a Kung Fu Kick

Physical activity--like martial arts training--can serve an important rehabilitative role in neurological disorders. Tai chi training can give Parkinson's a good ol' kung fu kick.

The Rise and Rapid Reduction of 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey

Even though we enjoy watching the best athletes demonstrate their skills, we also like to see skillful, but super-confident athletes get beaten. Is it because we cannot identify with them?

Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Ever wonder at a beautiful between the legs return in tennis, or an incredible behind the back pass in ice hockey? The sense of touch can help do that even when the athlete can't see where the racket or the stick is—they just know.

Why can't Batman beat the Joker?

Batman exists in a grim reality and a big part of that reality is the physical toll on the human playing the part of superhero. That toll is inflicted repeatedly by the bad guys he faces and none has been front and center for the repeated toll like the Joker. Why is the Joker so hard to beat?

Don't Look Directly At The Problem

Our species has some special features but people are animals too. In the motor system, we monitor and superimpose on top of many base-level responses our intentions and wishes. By extension, when we are dealing with an issue or a problem, perhaps the best course of action is to not try and directly force a solution and instead allow the best course of action to emerge.

When the Student Is Ready the Teacher Will Appear

With some work and awareness, we can be ready to appreciate and learn many things we might otherwise overlook.

Miyamoto Musashi and Vision In Martial Arts

Seeing is believing but can training help refine what we actually perceive?

10 Things I Didn't Know About Jackie Robinson

No matter how his life is viewed or evaluated, Jackie Robinson had and continues to have a beneficial and tangible impact on baseball, society, and beyond.

Is Declining Ability With Aging Inevitable?

There’s an inevitable decline in ability across the lifespan, or so we’ve been told. This idea that we have to deteriorate as we age has had widespread and pervasive traction in our society. But is it true?

The Most Important Thing I Learned Last Year

Sometimes you have to see something familiar from a different perspective to realize just how much you don’t know about it. That’s the kind of experience I had last year. An experience that revealed to me just how much I don’t know about what the world looks like through the eyes of girls and women.

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