Michael Phelps Opens Up About Retirement and Mental Health Awareness: ‘I Struggle Through Problems Just Like Everybody Else’

Now, when 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps swims butterfly, it’s usually for an audience of one. When his 2-year old son Boomer waves his arms in imitation of the stroke, he knows what the toddler wants to see. “He knows the motion of the butterfly,” says Phelps. “So I do a couple of laps.”

Since leaving competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Phelps has been enjoying retirement in Arizona with his wife Nicole and sons Boomer and Beckett, seven months. He’s also become an advocate for water conservation (he’s in his second year as global water ambassador for Colgate, working to remind people to turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth) and mental health awareness, and has openly discussed his struggle with depression.

“For me to know there are a lot of people out there in the world who are struggling the same exact way I do still struggle and have struggled — I’m a human being. But I was so used to compartmentalizing everything,” he says. “Being an athlete you’re supposed to be this strong person who doesn’t have weaknesses, doesn’t have any problems. No, that’s wrong. I struggle through problems just like everybody else does. I wanted to open up and just talk about it. It is what makes me who I am.”

Phelps says he now sees the “red flags popping up when I’m starting to go down that path,” and knows when to reach out to his wife or therapist. “Communication is something I really just learned, just to be completely wide open,” he says. “I joke that I learned how to communicate when I’m 30. But I did. And it’s better late than never.”

Those skills are making the connections he has with the U.S. national swim team stronger as well; he admits that at the first of his five Olympic Games, he probably wasn’t as approachable as he was during his last Olympics in Rio. “I think it’s crazy that in the four previous Games people did not reach out to me because I was probably a little different, and hard to approach then,” he says. “But going into [the 2016 Games] I was able to kind of relax, let my guard down a little bit and enjoy the experience. It was the first time I ever talked to everybody on the national team. That might be why I’m being approached more, and I like that. I want to help continue to grow the sport.”

It’s a new role for Phelps, who welcomes the responsibility, and applauds other athletes who are using their visible positions to advocate for issues that are important for them. “For me, to be able to have that power, to have people listen to you and to open up and speak about things that are important to me whether that is mental health or saving water; that’s amazing,” he says. “I never thought people would sit and listen to me, or care about what I was saying. It’s pretty incredible to have that voice and be able to spread my message as loud as I can to get people to really open up, understand what is actually going on and what we are doing to the world we live in, no matter what it is.”

Just don’t expect him to be racing again at the next Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Now, he just laps the pool as an escape. “It’s the only time it’s peaceful, quiet and I can escape in my own head and let go of whatever I need to let go of,” he says. “I always thought of myself as a swimmer and that’s it. Now I try to think of myself more as a human. And that’s a good way to live.”

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On Saturday night, HBO aired Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma, the political satirist’s 11th stand-up special for the cable network. Its original title was Triggered, though apparently Maher thought better of naming his comedy routine after an internet-troll word.

Throughout the hour-long special, filmed at the 2,800-capacity Brady Theater in Tulsa, the 62-year-old comic delivered—by his own admission—many of his “greatest hits,” going after “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” and Islam and fussing over Caitlyn Jenner’s genitals (she had gender-reassignment surgery last year, Bill, you don’t need to keep harping on it).

He assigned nicknames to top Trump administration officials, including former EPA chief Scott Pruitt (“three raccoons under a trench coat”), Attorney General Jeff Sessions (“a Confederate soldier”) and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (“mentally challenged”). Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, was “beyond Christian”—with Maher mimicking the politician in saying, “Life begins at erection”—though not as bad as Trump because he’s “not trying to become a dictator” and “is within the normal parameters of Republican awful.”

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Tidal Problems: Kanye West And Jay-Z Deal With Legal Issues

A judge has dismissed parts of a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging fraud against Kanye West and Tidal. It was ruled that the case can continue on, as the claim does cross “the line from conceivable to plausible,” the judge noted, according to Billboard.

Kanye fan Justin Baker-Rhett claims in his 2016 lawsuit that West and Tidal tricked the public into subscribing to the streaming service through false claims it was the only place to hear West’s highly anticipated seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo, only to see it available on other platforms less than two months later.

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Woods granted parts of Tidal’s motions to dismiss Baker-Rhett’s proposed class-action lawsuit, but refused to toss the whole thing.

Per Woods’ ruling, the lawsuit will move forward as it relates to a tweet by West on Feb. 15, 2016, when he said the album “will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale… You can only get it on Tidal.” Six weeks later, “The Life of Pablo” was available through Apple and other services.

With note to Tidal’s struggle to turn a profit, the lawsuit alleges that the claims about West’s highly anticipated album helped boost the streaming platform’s subscribers from 1 million to 3 million within the first 10 days of its release. And because West was a celebrity shareholder with a 3 percent ownership stake in Tidal, it asserts he was an agent of the company when he made his statement. Which was described as a “reaffirmation” of a tweet from Tidal’s Twitter account the day before announcing the company was bringing The Life of Pablo “to fans around the globe” with exclusive streaming.

Judge Woods deemed that statement true on its face, since the album was exclusively streaming the album for six weeks.

“These allegations, together with the complaint’s description of the business relationship between Mr. West and Tidal, are sufficient to nudge this claim across the line from conceivable to plausible,” wrote Woods.

Last year in a motion to dismiss, West argued that his “never never never” statement was technically true, since The Life of Pablo was “updated and remixed numerous times, with different vocals, lyrics, and arrangements” since its initial release and the only place to get hear that original version was on Tidal. Woods responded to this assertion, saying, “Mr. West’s argument is tenuous, and certainly does not pass muster in the context of a motion to dismiss.”

The judge did, however, throw out parts of the lawsuit claiming that West and Tidal violated New York state law since Baker-Rhett’s transaction with the streaming service did not take place in New York. Woods also dismissed claims based on Tidal’s tweet about the album’s exclusivity and claims that the streaming service falsely concealed plans about the album’s limited exclusivity from fans.

In accordance with the judge’s ruling, Baker-Rhett’s attorney Jay Edelson told Pitchfork they would amend their pleadings and would likely be bringing “a bunch of state-by-state class actions.”

Jay-Z in other new legal action surrounding Tidal, Jay-Z has filed suit against his lawyers for allegedly overcharging him in the purchase of the streaming service.

According to The Blast, the rapper was sued by two Swedish law firms who each claimed that Jay-Z’s S. Carter Enterprises only paid part of what was owed.

One firm, Roschier, claims they are owed $ 294,000 while another, SEB, says they are still owed $ 304,383.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Jay-Z claims the firms each “performed certain services for which they have been paid yet seek additional compensation.” He also alleges that any money they say they are owed came from their “own culpable conduct in over billing” him.

Jay-Z also argues that the lawsuit should be tossed because they did not “perform under the contracts they now seek to enforce.”

S. Carter Enterprises is seeking to have the suit dismissed entirely.

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3 Big Problems With U.S. Real Estate Law

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No set of laws is truly perfect. If that were possible, we wouldn’t continue to experience legal reform. There are always problems that need to be addressed—issues requiring clarity, outdated regulations, and weaknesses in enforcement.

The American real estate industry is no exception to that rule. There exists a wide range of vulnerabilities, loopholes, and sticking points in real estate law as it stands now. Today, we discuss three of the major issues and how they can be addressed.

1. There’s No Consistency

First and foremost—and this is an issue that isn’t exactly unique to the U.S.—there’s no real consistency in real estate law. What I mean by that is the rules for mortgaging and maintaining a property in Chicago are vastly different from the laws that govern real estate in Texas.

Take adverse possession (more commonly known as squatter’s rights), as an example. Every state has some variation on this set of laws, taken from English common law in the early 19th and 20th centuries (except for Louisiana where we’re already seeing inconsistencies). Essentially, adverse possession works by allowing a squatter to claim a property after occupying it and paying property taxes for a set number of years, eventually acquiring a fee-simple title.

Different states have different levels of permissiveness where adverse possession is concerned, with California being the most lax and Texas being one of the toughest. The former requires only five years of occupancy, whereas the latter requires as long as 30 years.

But why is this a problem, exactly?

Simply put, it promotes a certain level of inequality in the real estate market between states. A state with more permissive laws might, for example, see far higher sales than one with restrictive or draconian ones. By that same vein, differences in law can create a great deal of confusion for both buyers and sellers.

2. Government Communication About Compliance Is Unclear

Recently, several major real estate firms were slammed for noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The reason? Their websites weren’t accessible to people who were hearing or vision impaired.

Maybe this wouldn’t be news if it had been the government urging compliance from these brokerages, but it wasn’t. Instead, it was lawyers representing disabled clients. Unfortunately, this is something of a trend in the real estate industry, and one that seems unlikely to end anytime soon.

Where compliance and regulation in real estate is concerned, many government bodies seem content to simply “fire and forget.” They enact regulations like the Americans with Disabilities Act, yet enforce them rarely, if at all.

“Obviously, we want to make our site work for everyone,” Matthew Rand, Managing Partner at BHG Rand Realty explained in an interview with the Chicago Tribune. “But we’re uncertain about what is expected given the dearth of communication from the government.”

It’s not just real estate either, truth be told. There are many websites that simply aren’t accessible to those with disabilities. Dozens of online retailers have been sued for that reason, so many are ramping up their legal departments.

As for why the government isn’t enforcing this, and why it’s being so tight-lipped? It’s uncertain. The only thing that’s clear is that by failing to adequately push compliance onto real estate agencies, it’s opening them up to litigation.

3. There’s Rampant Corruption and the Law Practically Encourages It

I’ve saved the most controversial topic for last. In a recent report by legal watchdog Transparency International, it was revealed that the U.S., along with Canada, the U.K., and Australia are four countries with a number of major loopholes in their real estate laws. And those loopholes can be easily abused by unsavory individuals.

“None of the four jurisdictions are meeting international monitoring obligations for anti-money laundering, while only the UK requires professionals including real estate agents and lawyers identify the beneficial owners of real estate as part of due diligence procedures,” reads an article by Mortgage Professional America. “That means that trusts and other legal entities can purchase real estate without an actual person being identified.”

That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Real estate professionals are overreliant on banks to perform proper money laundering checks and balances, while compliance and enforcement of laws to prevent corrupt deals are incredibly weak. Lastly, there exists no “fit and proper” test for real estate professionals; it’s a career which anyone could feasibly enter and claim to do.

Fighting the Law

So, now that we know the issues we face, what exactly can we do about them?

First, real estate professionals need to work together and make a major push to establish better checks, balances, and tests within their industry. They must accept the need for higher standards and make an active effort to get those standards enacted. If they work together, they might just catch the ear of someone who can actually work out a reform.

Unfortunately, in order for there to be reform in the real estate industry—lasting, meaningful reform that standardizes real estate laws and fixes the multiple loopholes in the law—law makers and regulatory bodies have to participate in the process. And where varying state laws are concerned, it might be something that’s out of our control. The federal government does not, as a general rule, meddle with state law.

Still, it can’t hurt to make an effort. Even if we don’t manage to standardize the law, we could at the very least promote meaningful changes that improve regulation, increase standards, and eliminate abuse. Until we do, however, we’ll just need to remain cognizant of the issues that exist, and figure out how to manage them within our own agencies.

Ryan B. Bormaster is the managing attorney at Bormaster Law. The law firm practices in a number of areas including real estate, catastrophic injury, and criminal defense. They are trial lawyers who will work hard to try to solve your problem out of the Courtroom but who will proudly stand by your side in the Courtroom if justice so requires.

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Black Enterprise caught up with Dr. Samantha to discuss neuroscience and human potential.

 

You’re a brain expert. Explain.

I’ve studied—quite extensively—about how the brain and mind work, as well as how each impact and influence behavior. I am also keenly interested in the mechanisms and processes of the brain that explain how and why people think and behave the way they do.

When you truly understand that the brain’s purpose, from both an evolutionary and biological perspective, is to keep you alive and safe, understanding why people behave the way they do is much easier. Our brain is conditioned by our interactions with everything and everyone in our environment. About 90% of our brain’s processing is unconscious and is influencing our actions without us even thinking about it. We develop biases and preferences because of who and what the brain thinks is safe. I teach my clients how their brain’s conditioning has led to their current biases, beliefs, and behavior patterns; how to unlearn the old conditioning; and how to prime their brain intentionally for what they want to achieve, how they want to be, and act.

 

What’s the connection between the brain and the study of metaphysics?

We create our reality by the meaning our brain forms from our experiences and the words we attach to them. It is from this narrative that our individual “stories” are created, and that we exist in life. Reality, then, is our brain’s interpretation of our physical experience. The very nature of our being is deeply spiritual and energetic, and yet even this is processed by our brain.

 

What critical factors do you think keep most people from reaching their true potential?

Most people have an internal self-image problem: Their deeply held beliefs about who they are and what they are capable of get in the way. This is the result of all the conditioning (and we all have been conditioned) they have received over the years. These internal limits, the point where their brain says, “This is what you deserve,” or “This is all you are capable of” function as sabotage, and in some way help them to “restore” balance. In other words, it helps them to maintain the status quo and allows the brain to rationalize that it is safe.

 

Share a challenge that you were able to overcome with your own brain—and an opportunity that you were able to harness by leveraging its power.

The biggest challenge I have had, and continue to have, is a depressed brain. At various periods in my life, I have succumbed to the damaging wiring and “lies” that my brain and mind have offered. Nevertheless, I have also learned how to create new neuropathways.  With lots of daily practice, I am able to prevent my brain from sliding me into deep darkness. If I listened to my depressed brain, I would not be a speaker, psychologist, writer, or mentor; because I would believe that I have nothing to offer. My own personal growth work is ongoing because our brains are like radars and are always seeking validating evidence for confirmation. The work I do both with my clients and personally continues to strengthen this muscle.

 

What’s your best advice to someone struggling with becoming their best self?

Get curious about your brain’s conditioning and pay closer attention to your thoughts and beliefs. If the language you are constantly using to describe yourself, your life, your work, your impact, your career is negative—then you will keep struggling. Reframe it. Focus on falling in love with and accepting who you are right now, even as you grow and evolve. You are beautifully perfect in all your imperfections. Stop focusing on what you perceive as “wrong” and start using all your gifts and strengths to your advantage.

 

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New Injustice 2 Patch Fixes The Problems In The Old Injustice 2 Patch

If you’ve been terrified to play Injustice 2 lately out of fear of losing gear, NetherRealm Studios has launched a fresh patch that should address the issue. But while it looks like the update fixes the problem, it doesn’t appear deleted gear is being returned.

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Packers Problems: Ever-Shuffling Secondary, Bad Breaks on Offense and, Yes, Really Bad Offensive Pass Interference Calls

The Falcons’ destruction of the Packers, aided by Green Bay’s problems, made for a lopsided game in Atlanta. Plus, revenge, nudity and anger of the gods, as we break down NFL Week 2 on The MMQB: 10 Things Podcast

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Small projects to tackle medical problems across south London from depression to diabetes have received a £114k boost.

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WWE Legend Ric Flair Experiencing ‘Multiple Organ Problems’ & Remains in Critical Condition: Report

Wrestling legend Ric Flair is experiencing “multiple organ problems” and remains listed in critical condition at an Atlanta-based hospital, according to his fiancée, Wendy Barlow.

“I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events,” Barlow said in a statement posted to her Facebook account, according to TMZ.

Flair, 68, who wrestled for four decades during stints in WCW and WWE, has been hospitalized since the night of Aug. 11 after he complained of abdominal pain.

“I want everyone to know he still needs prayers,” Barlow reportedly said. “I have been by his side since Friday and will continue to make sure he is getting the best care possible.”

Details have been sparse, but TMZ reports Flair was placed into a medically induced coma before preparing for an unspecified operation on Aug. 14.

Flair’s daughter, Charlotte Flair, posted a photograph to Instagram on Aug. 15 that addressed her father’s condition.

“On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls and support,” Charlotte said. “Our Dad is a FIGHTER and your continued thoughts and prayers MEAN THE WORLD to us.”

There is no word as of yet if Flair is out of a coma.

A rep for WWE did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.


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Management Problems In Retail Shoe Stores…

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It’s Not Just Nail Salons. Hairstylists Face Serious Health Problems, Too

The health and safety of nail salon workers made headlines earlier this month after The New York Times published a series on unsafe and unfair work conditions. It turns out that manicurists aren’t alone: Hairstylists can also relate to some of the struggles reported on by the Times as they are often forced to work long hours in hazardous conditions and for unfair wages.

Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at Women’s Voices for the Earth, joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd on Thursday to discuss the high price of fabulous hair. After taking a deep dive into medical reports, Scranton discovered that “up to 60-70 percent of salon workers reported dermatitis on their hands and respiratory conditions like asthma and decrease in lung function,” mostly due to chemical overexposure.

Hairstylist Cassi Hurd revealed that she recently burned her hand twice in the same spot while working, and she also experiences “coughing attacks” as a result of mixing hair colors or bleach.

The health risks are especially appalling among African-American hairdressers, since many treatments include working with harsh chemicals. Teni Adewumi, an environmental justice research coordinator for Black Women for Wellness, joined the conversation to disclose findings from an upcoming report that show cases of stylists suffering from uterine fibroids, miscarriages, and even ergonomic problems.

Things get really hairy when you factor in how these issues may potentially affect the health of consumers. Hopefully, dialogues such as these, along with proper training, state legislation and regulation within the beauty industry will change things for the better.

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Health Tip: Too Much Alcohol Can Cause Problems

Raises risk of high blood pressure, heart disease
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Plug-In PHP: 100 Power Solutions: Simple Solutions to Practical PHP Problems

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100 power solutions to real-world problems

This practical guide gives you 100 ready-to-run PHP functions for solving most of the main problems you encounter when building a dynamic website with PHP. Every plug-in in the book offers a complete and working solution for a result you can achieve right away, using ready-made code you simply drop into your own program. And there’s little or no learning curve, because each one is self-contained and thoroughly documented.

Plug-in PHP is packed with programming tips and suggestions for further adapting the functions to your own needs, and even breaks down all the variables, arrays and functions used by each into at-a-glance tables, accompanied by a screen grab of every function in action. This makes the book extremely easy to use, even for complete beginners to PHP programming.

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FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids

Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

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