The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming + MORE

The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming + MORE
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Minnesota Mom Drains Half-Court Shot + MORE

Making a half-court shot with a gym filled with students is no small feat. Making the shot off the bounce adds another degree of difficulty. A Minnesota mom, Angela Ramey, accomplished this and won 1/2 of a year’s tuition for her daughter Grace in the process. Angela notes that she said a pray.... More »

NFL Divisional Round + CoachUp Contest!

We’re back! Last week’s Wildcard Weekend Pick’Em was such a massive success, we’ve decided to bring it back again. With the many injury questions surrounding the eight teams left, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will survive and advance this weekend. By now, you kn.... More »
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Novak Djokovic – Tennis Star and Goodwill Ambassador + MORE

When Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray and won his first French Open, he made history in the sport. He went on to claim a career Grand Slam. He became the first man after Rod Laver to be holding all the 4 major titles at the same time. This was his 12th overall Slam singles title and 6th tournamen.... More »
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Good news on pay for freelance writers from the Awl’s Noah Davis—but don’t get used to it + MORE

Noah Davis opens his piece about freelance writing at the Awl, headlined “If You Don’t Click on This Story, I Don’t Get Paid,” on an optimistic note. “I have interviewed more than twenty writers, editors, media people, and journalism professors about the state of being .... More »
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5 Pregame Mental Skills For Young Athletes

Helping Sports Kids With Mental Preparation In the new video series “Sports Parents Success Tips,” Dr. Patrick Cohn answers your youth sports psychology and mental training questions that deal with sports parents and the mental game challenges their sports kids have. Visit More »

In two days, espnW and the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Project will co-host an espnW: Women + Sports Summit at which they will report the results of a survey in which a nationally representative sample of moms were asked what they wanted and needed for their kids from youth sports. At the conclusion of the summit, a group of thought leaders will react to the survey findings and explore issues facing both moms and their daughters in sports during a Project Play roundtable …

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flag football tournaments 1412821673 86765853 The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming + MOREWhen it comes to the quarterback position in the NFL, there are 3 QBs who stand out consistently as the cream of the crop:  Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Whether it’s reading a defense’s complex blitzing scheme or leading their respective teams to a score in the last 2 minutes of a game, you can’t go wrong with these 3 leaders…

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If you’ve ever read academic writing, you know it’s terrible, turgid, boring, obtuse, opaque and generally horrendous. And if you’re anything like me, you really don’t care why that is. So a Chronicle of Higher Education piece headlined Why Academics Stink at Writing ought to be of no interest…

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The email hits your inbox and fills you with dread. The results shown on the attached spreadsheet are not surprising, but still tough to view. Your sales numbers are low for the third quarter in a row. Seeing your name at the bottom of the sales team is unsettling. The work ethic, activity, and best practices have been there, but people just aren’t buying…

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youth football tournaments 1412821677 1016471361 The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming + MOREOne of the biggest reasons for conflict in relationships is unmet expectations. And in youth sports, it is no different. Parents expect things from their kids who play sports— things that the child may not be ready or able to deliver.
We should be hoping for the best for our kids. We should express our belief in them…

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