Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

What we win when we train and compete.Photo: Shutterstock.

Bronze Is Better Than Silver

What could have been can tarnish what is.

Competition Is Inevitable, So When Is it Useful?

Different kinds of competitive situations teach different kinds of skills.

Men, Women, Single, Married: Who Really Exercises More?

13,000 Americans report their time spent exercising

Love, Love Medulla: The Neuroscience of Beatlemania

Beatlemania: fainting, crying, and swooning? Neuroscience can explain why.

An Olympic Philosophy of Life

The values and aims of Olympism

Is Bode Miller an Alcoholic?

Bode Miller, an alcoholic who cut back, won three Olympic medals, then one more.

Are the Winter Olympics Really Worth Watching?

How we come to think that boring is interesting.

What Are You Waiting For?

Stay in the game and commit to improvement at any age.

We Need Same-Sex Couples – in Figure Skating

People don’t come only alone or in hetero pairs; neither should skaters

7 Life Lessons from the Olympics

The Olympics taught me no clinging, no complaining, joy and compassion for all.

Curbing Too-High Hopes for Children’s Success

Why and how to curb parental fantasies for children’s futures.

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

China sends a strong message to all parents.

How to Keep Your Cool with Competitive People

People skills to help you stand your ground

From ADHD Kid to Olympic Gold Medalist

How an Olympian beat ADHD and then beat the world's best swimmers