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Why You Should Consider Speed Skating for a Hobby

Speed skating provides kids with a positive environment. Carl Hill’s daughter Phoebe, six at the time, liked to skate but wasn’t interested in hockey or figure skating. But she loved speed. Carl show…

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Raising Olympian Gabby Douglas (Inspiring Video)

By Trace Dominguez, Discovery News This video is a spotlight on how to raise an Olympic gold medalist. Gabby Douglas's mom had to choose between denying her child access to the best coaches i…

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Dana Vollmer Gives Up Gluten & Wins Olympic Gold

Does cutting gluten turn an athlete into a gold medal Olympian? Maybe. The "gluten-free diet” has found another stage to make its presence known, the Olympic podium. Several athletes are being repo…

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How Changing Your Perspective Can Help You Succeed

"I intend to find a positive in every negative, perception is reality." Support Lana's Intent Michael Phelps made history this week by becoming the most decorated Olympian ever. Our hearts also beca…

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7 Olympic-Caliber Animal Gymnasts (Videos)

Are you a diehard fan who's watched every event of the 2012 Summer Olympics, or are you a long-suffering citizen who wishes everyone would just stop talking about the Olympic Games? Either way, yo…

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8 Eco-Friendly U.S. Olympians

Above: Gwen Jorgensen, U.S. Triathlon Runner By Bonnie Alter, TreeHugger It's the Olympics: people you have never heard of in your life suddenly become everyday names. Several of the young Americ…

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What Is the Significance of the Olympics?

With the kick-off of the Olympics this weekend, there have been dramatically varying reactions to the significance of the games and, in particular, how that relates to culture and politics in the Unit…

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Intent of the Day: Never Give Up

"My intent is to not give up. I need to believe that i can do this." Support Claudia's Intent At some point or other, we have all thought about giving up. No matter what the task is, we get to a po…

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8 Ways Olympians Inspire a Healthy Lifestyle

This early summer heat wave is made all the warmer by the spreading Olympic fever everyone seems to be catching. It's hard to resist excitement for the Olympic games and all things red, white, and blu…

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Olympic Activists Fight Corporate “Greenwashing”

With 100 days to go before the curtain rises on the London Games, activists are stepping up their campaign against its corporate sponsors. Photo Credit: jdog90 via Flickr. World News Videos by News…

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