VIDEO – Ballet’s Emphasis on Repetition Helps Autistic Kids (via Leah Rocketto)

Bonnie Schlachte created a ballet program that helps kids overcome the cognitive and social issues related to autism. Watch the talented tikes in action here:

ESPN – Darren Clarke wins claret jug, 1st major (via David Tao)

In a week of sporting upsets, journeyman golfer Darren Clarke won the British Open after a string of not qualifying for Major Championships. He’s considered one of the more down-to-earth and nicest players on the Tour.

Adventure Journal – The Daily Bike, July 20, 2011 (via Calvin Men)

If there’s one thing we forget as we grow older, it’s how to bust open the dam and let go of everything. Granted, this guy’s life probably depended on it, but nonetheless, the message comes across loud and clear.

Tres Sugar – Picture It: In Sync (via Claudine Morgan)

At the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, the women’s synchronized divers stole the show.

VIDEO – Extreme Sport of the Day (via Jordan Shakeshaft)

Want to go more extreme? Try giving volleyball and soccer a kung fu twist.

The New York Times Well Blog – Swimming With Sharks, at 61 (via Derek Flanzraich

And as for this, all we have to say is whoa.