Why Yoga Can Be So Irritating?

We all know just how wonderful a regular Yoga practice makes us feel. We have heard stories about people healing from all sorts of problems - backaches, high blood pressure, PCOD, anxiety and even depression. We seem to think that Yoga is a miracle cure. While yes, Yoga does do our body and mind unmatched good, the path is not all rosy. Here's why yoga buffs are the most annoying of all. Hugger People who just saw each other yesterday will hug like one of them was just rescued from a burning airplane. I've always thought of a hug as a slightly protracted, lightly physical way of saying hello to people I know fairly well or have not seen for a long time. Regular practitioners of yoga see . . .

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Do Professional Athletes Need To Be Represented By Sports Agents?

Sports Agent is not a new profession. Professional athletes have been represented by "promoters" for over a century. While the "promoter" or agent's primary role is to determine a players value and find that player the best deal as far as compensation for their talent, success in the business through the years has become increasing tied to an agents ability to be "all things" — friend, life coach, investment advisor, legal advisor, concierge, etc. — to young athletes. Things that no one person is qualified to do. Based on the surge in player salaries due to unions, advertising, media and the technologies that have enable the public greater access to sports, the sports agent business has . . .

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Crowdfunding For Youth Sports

Crowdfunding is a donation-specific type of crowd sourcing, which pools resources, ideas or content contributed by a large group of volunteers, traditionally through a digital platform. Project supporters pledge donations toward an overall goal, and if that goal is met, the funds are collected and the project comes to fruition. The possibilities are nearly endless, as are the websites devoted to them. Kickstarter, while not the first of its kind, may be the most well-known. Then there are other familiar sites such as Indiegogo and Crowdfunder, as well as myriad interest-based platforms. Citizinvestor, for example, is a site created specifically for municipal government agencies, and RallyMe,. . .

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Special Olympics Takes On the World

The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on 25 July 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer)and many other summer sports involving 6,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. It all began in the 1950s and early 1960s,when Eunice Kennedy Shriver saw how unjustly and unfairly people with intellectual disabilities were treated. She also saw that many children with intellectual disabilities didn't even have a place to play. She decided to take action. Soon, her vision began to take shape, as she held a summer day camp for young people with intellectual disabi. . .

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The Best-Selling Sports Books

In the early 1900s editor Maxwell Perkins told anyone who would listen that Chicago sports columnist Ring Lardner was the most talented writer he knew, high praise given that Perkins's stable included Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe. It shouldn't have come as a shock, though. Many of the country's best writers have long been fascinated with sports, and that passion shows up in their prose. After all, when done right, sports-writing transcends bats and balls to display all the traits of great literature: incision, wit, force and vision, suffused with style and substance. Herewith the editors of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's favorite sports books, compiled with love and reason, out of intense an. . .

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The World's Highest-Paid Sports Teams

The world's richest sports stars compete on the soccer field. According to Sporting intelligence's Global Sports Salaries Survey, eight of the world's twelve highest-paid sports teams are soccer clubs with Paris Saint-Germain grabbing first position. Players at the French Ligue One outfit earn an average of $174,692 every week, adding up to just over $9 million every year. Real Madrid and Manchester City aren't too far behind, paying their players a weekly average of $166,180 and $165,343 respectively. The first non-soccer team to make the list, the Los Angeles Dodgers, come in fifth. The Major League Baseball team pays an average of $154,292, just 18 dollars more than Manchester United's av. . .

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