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Day: December 7, 2019

Dodgers have flexibility to make moves, but do they have motivation? – OCRegister

Dodgers have flexibility to make moves, but do they have motivation? – OCRegister

Motivation
LOS ANGELES — Remember last winter? The Dodgers were viewed as locks to sign Bryce Harper or at the very least trade for J.T. Realmuto and Corey Kluber. It didn’t happen. Or the year before? The Dodgers were a frontrunner to land Shohei Ohtani and bound to trade for Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich. None of that happened either. With the Winter Meetings about to begin, it has started again. As they head to San Diego for the annual festival of room service and rumors, the Dodgers are linked to top free agents Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg and portrayed as trade suitors for young stars Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts. While they have spent to keep their own, the Dodgers haven’t signed a top-tier free agent since December 2012 when then-GM Ned Colletti
Dodgers have flexibility to make moves, but do they have motivation? – Press-Enterprise

Dodgers have flexibility to make moves, but do they have motivation? – Press-Enterprise

Motivation
LOS ANGELES — Remember last winter? The Dodgers were viewed as locks to sign Bryce Harper or at the very least trade for J.T. Realmuto and Corey Kluber. It didn’t happen. Or the year before? The Dodgers were a frontrunner to land Shohei Ohtani and bound to trade for Giancarlo Stanton or Christian Yelich. None of that happened either. With the Winter Meetings about to begin, it has started again. As they head to San Diego for the annual festival of room service and rumors, the Dodgers are linked to top free agents Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg and portrayed as trade suitors for young stars Francisco Lindor and Mookie Betts. While they have spent to keep their own, the Dodgers haven’t signed a top-tier free agent since December 2012 when then-GM Ned Colletti
Bursack: Adult children from abusive families should make self-care a priority – INFORUM

Bursack: Adult children from abusive families should make self-care a priority – INFORUM

Self Help
Now, I’m not certain what role I can play in her future. She’s doing fine, but I expect that she will be seeing an increase in some ongoing health problems before long so she will eventually need help. What is my moral obligation? My mother gave me shelter and food, but she also enabled a situation that made me a child victim. Could you help me here? What do I owe my mother? — LS. Dear LS: First, let me say that I’m deeply sorry that your childhood was so hard. You aren’t alone with this kind of pain, but that doesn’t make the fact that you never had the protection that a child deserves any easier. My feeling about adult children from neglectful and/or abusive families and any obligation, if there is any, toward their parents is tha
Revenge is not motivation for Bruins against Warriors – NWAOnline

Revenge is not motivation for Bruins against Warriors – NWAOnline

Motivation
There's no revenge factor for Pulaski Academy and its coach, Kevin Kelley, in today's Class 5A state championship game. It doesn't matter that the Bruins were defeated in last year's state title game by their archrival Little Rock Christian. "You need to be motivated because you want to be great at something," Kelley said. "You want to be your best. Not because somebody made you mad or whatever. I don't use [revenge] as motivation. [HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Scores, photos, stories, rankings + more » arkansasonline.com/arpreps/] "I'm anxious to see how they play. I'm looking real forward to seeing these guys play for a state championship again." Pulaski Academy (11-2) is playing in its sixth consecutive state championship game, but it is Little Rock Christian (13-0) that enters today's noon
5 Self-Help Books That Will Actually Change Your Life, According to a Guy Who Wrote a Book on the Self-Help Industry – Inc.com

5 Self-Help Books That Will Actually Change Your Life, According to a Guy Who Wrote a Book on the Self-Help Industry – Inc.com

Self Help
Some people can’t get enough of self-help books. Others are more skeptical. While every genre has its gems, to self-help skeptics like me many books of this type can seem like the same common sense advice jazzed up in new, prettier packaging. Others titles tackle the sort of massive personal overhauls that demand decades of therapy and pretend that a little willpower and a few worksheets can solve them (I love blogger Jason Kottke’s way of summing up his annoyance with these books.) So, for those of us who want to better ourselves but aren’t regulars in the self-help aisle, where can you find books that might actually help? For one, you could ask a guy who has literally written the book on the self-help industry. Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote, a book-