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Games People Play

Schools and the park playgrounds are probably the first and best places to learn how to play. Playtime is universal and some children’s games have changed very little over the years. Hide and seek, tag, hopscotch, jump rope, red light/green light, red rover: these and other games don’t need a lot of equipment just a congregation of kids and a sunny day. So, what happens now that you’re all grown

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Living the Life

Be a Sport

Every country has a sport, a game that excites people and fuels nationalistic pride. Depending on the season, there may even be more than one for athletes (armchair and otherwise) to participate in. One of the biggest sport mysteries is why Americans and to a large extent Canadians do not have the same fervor for soccer as every other country in the

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The Olympic Moment

The 2010 Winter Olympics are over. No matter which country or who you were cheering for, it was two weeks of exceptional athleticism, spirit, and drama. Whether it was the mysteries of curling or biathlon, the grace and beauty of ice skating, the inherent dangers of luge and aerial , the Olympics gives us the chance to share in that moment of glory. You can see it in the athlete’s eyes when the record gets broken, the landing is solid and most especially when the medal is hung and the anthem is

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The Home Team Advantage

Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are certain times of the year when you can’t help but be aware: Super Bowl and the World Series come to mind. (The latter is a total misnomer as only two countries are represented). Sports especially team sports let you compete without getting sweaty and more importantly lets you “belong”. Strangers bond just by their shared love of a particular team. But where and when does the team affiliation and loyalty come

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