Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MORE

Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MORE

USA Today: Outdated misconceptions make concussions worse + MORE

USA Today: Outdated misconceptions make concussions worse Only one game into the newest NFL season and we’re already in knee-deep controversy surrounding concussions. After a series of unpunished helmet-to-helmet hits on the Carolina Panther’s Cam Newton, many worried that the reigning M.... More »
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Snowshoeing for Fun – A Beginner’s Guide + MORE

Living in Minnesota, it can be a long winter unless one embraces the great outdoors. Having enjoyed spring, summer and fall hikes at nearby Lebanon State Park, it was time to see if walking trails could be as enjoyable in the winter. Friends who had recently purchased snowshoes encouraged us to give.... More »

The Best Parenting Internet Controls + MORE

  The world of naval warfare has changed from state controlled weapons to the hands of rogue groups and terrorists. The threats are now more from fast moving swarming boats that operate in shallow water. In response, the United States Navy has commissioned a new fleet of ships that can out run .... More »

How to Raise a Spoiled Athlete + MORE

Many adults complain that the younger generation is full of entitled kids, teens, and even millennials, and that a spoiled athlete is hard to stomach. I am not writing to debate that issue. In fact, I’m advocating something that may cause some of you to do a doubletake, and that is this very s.... More »

10 Signs You are a Stressed Out Sports Parent

Having kids in sports does not automatically turn you into a stressed out sports parent. In fact, I’ve known many parents who know how to enjoy the experience without letting it turn them into crazed moms and dads. Families with multiple kids playing multiple sports are more prone to the stres.... More »
 1426734070 1118846895 Interviewing tips, from calming nerves to getting good answers, from a host of veteran journos + MOREImagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems.  Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning…

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Borland, Now What?

– theconcussionblog.com

If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers.  In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]

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Spring Break is a wonderful time to build family camaraderie. You can hit the beach or visit a national park. There are also many great activities you can do with your family around town, like attending a minor league baseball game or backyard camping. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do with Your Family on Spring Break and make some outstanding memories.

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It’s not exactly Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Interviewing But Were Afraid to Ask*, but this week Steve Buttry’s blog has offered enough interviewing advice from enough smart people that if you sit down with it, you’ll be feeling like you could tell Studs Terkel a thing or two…

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Got the mid-season blahs? Your Child’s coach may have have them too. So when you feel like chewing him or her out, or even turning a cold shoulder, think about doing this instead…   Basketball season may be over, but for many basketball is NOT! If you are a basketball mom–yes, DADS can read this book…

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The Adultification of Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

The other day I had a conversation with a coaching colleague about the state of youth sports. I stated that the emphasis on travel sports and playing multiple games per day for young children was hurting kids and damaging sports. “I agree with what you are saying,” he said, “but you are forgetting that youth […

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