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Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness? "Nine" via www.shutterstock.com

To excel in youth sports, kids need couch time

Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
In both of photographer Annie Leibovitz’s shots, deviance is synonymous with beauty. Vanity Fair

Two covers, two culture shifts

Caitlyn Jenner evokes Demi Moore's controversial 1991 Vanity Fair cover shoot, done when pregnancy was something to be hidden.
Even for middle-class families, the growing costs of youth sports can be a huge burden. 'Baseball' via www.shutterstock.com

The troubling price of playing youth sports

In a $5 billion industry, there's no longer a level playing field.
Transgender is an umbrella term, encompassing a number of different identities and practices. 'Umbrella' via www.shutterstock.com

What’s in a word? The challenges of ‘transgender’

Transgender is a relatively new word. So when an academic seeks to create a transgender historical archive, complications abound.
Many Facebook users view ads as a violation of their personal space. 'laptop' via www.shutterstock.com

Why does social media advertising fall flat?

Facebook earned $3.6 billion in ad revenue last year. According to recent research, for advertisers this might not be money well-spent.
Rand Paul speaks to New Hampshire voters as a banner featuring his campaign logo hangs in the background. Brian Snyder/Reuters

The branding of an American president

The use of logos is a relatively recent development in American campaigns. Now, they're more important than ever before.