Guest Contributor October 3, Last updated: October 1, You May Be Strong. But Are You Tough? This is a guest post written by Khaled Allen. As a little boy, I was scrawny, weak, and prone to illness much like a certain former president. For a long time, I thought I was just doomed to be pathetic, until my dad took me canoeing. In the mucky, hot, poorly maintained trails and portages of the Boundary Waters in the north woods of Minnesota, I learned that I could be tough, scrappy, and indomitable. I took a brutal pleasure in carrying the heaviest pack I could over long and steep portages, willing my toothpick legs to take one step, then another, then another, until I saw the blue expanse of the next lake peeking through the trees.

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If you’re like us, you’re marveling at the hard work, dedication, and pure athletic ability on display at this year’s Games. We had to know what it takes to get there, so we took a moment to talk with three female athletes — two Olympians and one aspiring Olympian — to find out how they trained, what they ate, and when they slept as they prepared for the Games. Suddenly, working out three times a week doesn’t seem like such a sacrifice anymore.

You’re going to have to sacrifice everything that you’ve worked for over the years. You’re going to have to say goodbye to that big salary, the benefits that comes with the job, and you’re going to have to adjust to the changes. Advertising.

As a freshman girl, eligible cuties seem to be everywhere, and guess what? Who, you ask, knew there was such a science behind college guys, anyway? Well, maybe, but there might be a little bit more to it. DO make friends with the guys on your floor. On top of it, you might really connect with one of them. Hooking up with one or two of your hallmates within the first few days of school, however, is a definite no-no.

DO go out to meet people. Find out where the hot spots are each night of the week end , and make sure to show up every once in a while. Your freshman year is meant for new beginnings, not dwelling on old relationships. Study hall or dining hall dates count, too! As casual as these settings are, it can be a great place to get to know a guy or meet someone new. Show face as often as you can without being that girl that everyone expects to run into.

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Fancy a swimmer, do ya? Here are some things you should know before you profess your love to your friendly neighborhood competitive swimmer: Get used to it. We might not be able to smell it, or notice, or frankly, care, but the smell of chlorine is our natural scent.

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Adam Rippon is just 27, but he speaks with a level of wisdom and insight far beyond his years. No matter how or why, Rippon now movingly and enthusiastically shares his journey to becoming an openly gay man and athlete, hoping that his story will help others. I was being me and it was easy. It was a lot easier to be me than to be who I thought I was supposed to be. He was male, and he was a figure skater, so people sometimes assumed he was gay, but the fact that it was assumed made him want to deny it even more.

That all changed with one event. Rippon came out to his friends and family in his early 20s and was met with so much support that coming out to the world at large in October felt comfortable. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive. The few rude or negative comments, he said, were flushed away by all the people offering encouragement and love. The fact that so many people still liked him and wanted to be around him after he came out gave him confidence that spilled over into his career as a skater.

If people still liked him knowing who he truly was, he reasoned, then they might like his ideas as well. He was unable to defend his title this year, however, after breaking his foot during training not long before nationals. If he does, he will add his name to the list of openly gay Olympic athletes that is steadily growing. Outsports magazine estimated that at least 47 publicly gay athletes competed in Rio in , the most ever for an Olympic Games.

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See some words or phrases that you don’t understand? Check out The Dragon’s Lexicon. My dreams consist of love, laughter, and living life to its fullest. A lover of fine wine and food, I tend to break the bank of those who can handle me. But I make up for that in many other ways Greg Dragon Solid advice but if the married man knows what he is doing, this stuff will of course fall on deaf ears.

If you’re feeling adventurous, pick a few favorites, print out some pictures (i.e. a picture of art for an art museum, coffee for a coffee date, Miles Davis for a jazz night), choose a meeting.

High school coaches are paid to be full time teachers or administrators, and receive a small supplement for their added coaching responsibilities. Their time is occupied. Yet most perform a marvelous job promoting and guiding athletes, not just at their own school but some at even help those from other schools. Most coaches hate the “marketing” side of recruiting.

If they wanted to sell, they’d be in marketing making bundles of money. Parents must discuss the process with the coach, find out what has to be done and what the coach is willing to do. What can the athlete do?

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Derek Jeter might be the face of the Players’ Tribune, but his co-founder, Jaymee Messler—the former CMO of the talent firm that repped Jeter—runs the business, from fostering the athlete community to building its new L. Kayla Reefer Jaymee Messler worked her way up from being an assistant in the fast-talking, male-dominated world of sports management to becoming the secret weapon behind Derek Jeter’s media platform, the Players’ Tribune.

After she’d spent 12 years at Excel Sports Management–where she and the Yankees star, a client, found each other–the two teamed up to hatch the platform, which is dedicated to publishing first-person stories by athletes. Says Jeter of his partner: Jaymee is a true entrepreneur.

White people, we have to retire the excuse that you can’t be racist if you’re dating/sleeping with/married to a black person. I hear it all the time and it just has to stop.

More posts by D. Shen Stefani What a great way to start a new blog! As someone who tries so hard to be perfect, I need to hear this. And great article to start out with! Thank you so much for talking about this. This is such an important subject, not only when it comes to finding love, but also in finding inner peace and happiness in my opinion. Well, you made me think a lot! Lucia David, I left my ex because he was giving cheap attention to other women but he was saying that it was me who he was in love with.

Virginia Thank you for this post. I am so much different from the type of girl my guy has been attracted to all his life. D Shen Of course you are enough Virginia!

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It puts you in a nice amount of pain. Halfway through the last sprint in my set, my legs and lungs were crying for mercy. I felt sure my body could not possibly run a single more step.

6. The alpha male has stories to tell. He’s lived – and is living – a unique life. He’s made mistakes, but he’s able to find humor in them. He’s had adventures that everyone wants to hear about. 7. The alpha male can laugh at himself. This is an over-looked characteristic of an alpha male, but a ne. cessary one.

The video made the rounds on social media, of course, and Syracuse University got Ms. A number of black men spoke out on social media in Ms. I hear it all the time and it just has to stop. I think that in its ideal incarnation, being intimately involved with someone of another race or ethnicity can help you gain insight into their life and culture, and vice versa, until part of your love for them includes understanding, appreciation, and respect for their heritage in a way that would make prejudice or bigoted thoughts and feelings an impossibility.

In its ideal incarnation. The world I presently inhabit is far from ideal, and we humans can be flawed in ways that we may not even want to recognize or admit from time to time, particularly when it comes to thoughts about race. And also about love! Part of why this defense is so prevalent is that many people are stuck on racism being only extreme thoughts or behaviors, thinking of it as a completely black-and-white issue; pun intended.