Live-blogging the President’s Cleveland speech, Andrew Sullivan offers a play-by-play analysis worthy of committing to memory let alone reading. And if you haven’t heard it here are a few of the many highlights.
“A home run.” ”Finally a vote of confidence in the American future.” ”That may be a way to win an election.” ”He’s making the choice starker and starker. And he does not seem afraid.” ”Brutal. Effective. The argument is there.” READ MORE
What’s on Charlie Rose? Authors Phil Stutz and Barry Michels discuss their groundbreaking book, The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity, on personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change. READ MORE, SEE VIDEO
There is a reason they say laughter is the best medicine
“[Laughter] generates powerful alternating cycles of arousal and relaxation”. (Sounds uncannily like sex, doesn’t it? Actually, the two really are alike, in more ways than one.) Laughter benefits many of the body’s vital systems: the respiratory, cardio-vascular, hormonal and even immune system. ” ’The Power of Humor’ by Gerry Maguire Thompson. READ MORE
Daryl Homer isn’t what you would call your typical successful young black athlete. He doesn’t dominate a sport with a ball or play anything that has to do with a basket. Those that he competes against don’t look like him and yet on the biggest stages, Homer produces his best performances.
The Brooklyn native is a 21-year-old two-time NCAA national title holder, three-time fencing world champion, currently ranked #1 in the US and #12 in the world, and is the youngest member of the 2012 USA Olympic Men’s Sabre Team competing in the London Summer Olympic games; and he has still yet to finish college. READ MORE