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Tiger Woods' Return to Professional Golf Could Be Big

It's the day golf fans have been waiting for. Tiger Woods makes his long-awaited return to professional golf today at the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas. What can we expect? From the sounds of it, we might not have seen the last of Tiger and he could still have some big things to come.<p>As a …

The Empathy Lesson Jeff Bezos' Amazon Desperately Needs

There is a famous Zen story of a man walking along a trail who sees a horse and rider racing at full pelt toward him. As they shoot past, the man calls out, “Where are you going in such a hurry?” The rider turns in his saddle and shouts back, “I have no idea, ask the horse.”<p>This is the perfect …

The Powerful Allure of Sports

Ultimately, the best part about sports has nothing to do with championships, awards, win-loss records, or outstanding statistical performances. Those things are all ego-based.<p>The best part about sports is the strong relationships that are formed - often for life. And those relationships are …

San Francisco Giants

Use This Hashtag to Talk to God

Does it really count when you retweet a call for prayer?<p>Last month, my father had a stroke. Feeling completely helpless, I took to Facebook and …

Why We Laugh—or Do We?

(LET’S GET THIS THING SETTLED, MR. EASTMAN)<p>In order to laugh at something, it is necessary (1) to know <i>what</i> you are laughing at, (2) to know <i>why</i> you are laughing, (3) to ask some people why <i>they</i> think you are laughing, (4) to jot down a few notes, (5) to laugh. Even then, the thing may not be cleared …

Horse Racing

Should You Run More or Run Faster?

A new study uses heart-rate variability to predict which training is best for different people.<p>One of the key points that I and many others took away from David Epstein’s book <i>The Sports Gene</i> a few years ago was that different people respond to different types of training. This isn’t a radical new …

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Aristotle - a five minute crib

In modern times it has become fashionable to say that the individual is more important than any government or state. Aristotle had a rather different …

Aristotle

Letter to My Younger Self | by Pete Sampras

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

Tennis

You Want to Help the World? Meditate! Lessons From a College Classroom

It's 20 minutes before class starts, and the students arrive early.<p>I look forward to this class. It's the one time in my week when I am calm and peaceful. -- Tori, business major<p>This is no ordinary college classroom. The posted guidelines ask students to remove their shoes, turn off their mobile …

Meditation

The Traveling Parent Post

Oh, the traveling parent, lovingly called "TP" in this post. We love them. They work SO hard. But it really sucks.<p>The TP comes in many forms. Parents might only travel for the occasional work meeting. There are those who travel for one to two nights a week on a regular basis. There are parents who …

Parenting

The Post Trip Coma: How Long Does It Affect You?

Granted, I'm not flying three and four day trips anymore since I've hung up my wings as a flight attendant, but as a very frequent business traveler I still suffer from this <i>"mental disorder"</i> that is plaguing flight attendants daily: <b>The Post-Trip Coma</b> or <b>PTC.</b><p>I'm sure if you're a crewmember you've …

Hung Up

Marin and Chen scoop All-England singles titles | Reuters

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Carolina Marin of Spain staged a remarkable comeback to land the All-England Championships crown on Sunday as Saina Nehwal blew the chance to become India’s first female winner.<p>Spain's Carolina Marin poses for photographers on the podium after victory in the women's …

San Francisco Bay Area

10 Steps to Fight Inertia

Disruption seems to be proxy for the new normal today in nearly every industry. This is an uncomfortable state of affairs to many of us who are creatures of habit--which is most people, as scientists tell us that we are basically hardwired this way. Psychologists have given it a name: …

How do you sell God in the 21st century? More heaven, less hell

Growing up as an evangelical, I was terrified of hell. But in recent years, Christian pastors have abandoned damnation in favour of a more upbeat vision<p>A couple of years ago, a Chicago-based corporate-identity consultant Chris Herron gave himself the ultimate challenge: rebrand hell. It was half …