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Goalball. Kinda like soccer, but blindfolded.

U.S. Paralympian Amanda Dennis has been playing Goalball since she was seven years old. Never heard of Goalball? Goalball is a team sport designed for people who are visually impaired. When she was just 15, Amanda got invited to her first US National Youth Camp. Amanda excelled in the sport and at 18 was selected […] Read Article “Goalball. Kinda like soccer, but blindfolded.”

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Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!

Rio in head, heart and spirit Though I understand that the Olympic Games have ended, my heart is still in Rio de Janeiro, savoring Team USA’s inspired demonstration of athleticism, grit and determination in the 31st Olympiad. As an Adecco ambassador, I enjoyed a rare view of the Team USA at the Games and an […] Read Article “Reflections on Rio, the end of a grand adventure!”

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Labor Day, the Hard Workers Holiday

  Oh sweet Labor Day, the “last call” of summer holidays. We are so relieved to break up the normal routine, we sometimes forget that Labor Day weekend originated as a day of tribute for American workers. America has grown into a strong and powerful nation. It took sacrifices to bring us to this point. The idea […] Read Article “Labor Day, the Hard Workers Holiday”

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Fighting the Good Fight: Taekwondo with Stephen Lambdin

Texas native Stephen Lambdin began his Taekwondo career at age 5. At 14, he won the junior U.S. Nationals. Competing in the Olympic Games has been a lifelong dream for Stephen. That dream came true when he defeated 2008 Olympic silver medalist, Mark Lopez in a very close match at the U.S. Olympic trials. During […] Read Article “Fighting the Good Fight: Taekwondo with Stephen Lambdin”

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Training for the Canoe Sprint with Michele Eray, Part 2

Kayak coach Michele Eray is a rock star in her own right as a surfski World Champion and a kayak Olympian representing South Africa in 2008. Michele is the founder of MultiCoach, an online elite level training platform for paddle sports and coach to Maggie Hogan, U.S. Olympian and participant in the Athlete Career and Education […] Read Article “Training for the Canoe Sprint with Michele Eray, Part 2”

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Learn about the Canoe Sprint with Maggie Hogan, Part 1

Is competing at the Olympic Games in your late thirties even possible? Don’t ask kayak athlete Maggie Hogan that question! Like fine wine, Maggie only gets better with age and has recently qualified the only K1  canoe sprint slot for U.S. women to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Maggie Hogan has been a […] Read Article “Learn about the Canoe Sprint with Maggie Hogan, Part 1”

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Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Into Science

Given their superstar status, it’s easy forget that major celebrities often have unique and fascinating personal lives outside of the high-profile roles and accomplishments they’re most frequently known for. It’s the things we never hear about, however, that tend to be most interesting. Did you know, for example, that plenty of celebs have lived secret […] Read Article “Celebrities You Didn’t Know Are Into Science”

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4 Ways to Cope with that Annoying Coworker

This week, at the Republican National Convention, Ted Cruz took the stage and declined to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican Nominee for President. “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father,” he added in response to questions about his lack of endorsement. Attendees at the […] Read Article “4 Ways to Cope with that Annoying Coworker”

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Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian

In February 1980, an America dispirited by the Cold War and the Iran Hostage Crisis erupted into a cathartic burst of raw patriotism. A scrappy band of American college kids had defeated the reigning Soviet hockey juggernaut in the immortal “Miracle on Ice.” Amid the spontaneous national celebration, a young Doug Sharp was watching, entranced. […] Read Article “Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian”

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The Power of Sports in Life and Work

Sports will Keep us Together With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games before us, I’ve been daydreaming about being an elite athlete competing on the world’s largest stage. Unfortunately, I am not a world-class athlete. Still, the power of sports touches me. I love sports because they keep me connected to family and friends. Captain & […] Read Article “The Power of Sports in Life and Work”