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

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

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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

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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
Revenge is not motivation for Bruins against Warriors – NWAOnline

Revenge is not motivation for Bruins against Warriors – NWAOnline

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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
Internal brain timers linked with motivation and behavior – Medical Xpress

Internal brain timers linked with motivation and behavior – Medical Xpress

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Motivation and behavior are under the control of neurons that track time. Credit: Adobe Stock Time can be measured in many ways: a watch, a sundial, or the body's natural circadian rhythms. But what about the sexual behavior of a fruit fly? "If you ask a bunch of scientists whether animals can keep time, many would say they cannot, that things happen over time—but time itself is not measured," says Michael Crickmore, Ph.D., a researcher in Boston Children's Hospital's F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center whose laboratory studies motivation. But in new research published in the journal
Building Resilience: Connection, Purpose, Competence, And Motivation – The Newtown Bee

Building Resilience: Connection, Purpose, Competence, And Motivation – The Newtown Bee

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Published: Dec 06, 2019 07:00 AM John Woodall, MD, is a Board Certified psychiatrist who lives in Newtown. He has provided the following commentary as Newtown moves toward the December 14 date. There is a simple way to get a resilience-building process moving in your life and in your family. It is deceptively simple to do, but in fact mobilizes a series of resilient skills and adds immeasurably to the quality of your life. To make sense out of why this one simple act is so important, a little background. It is helpful to think of resilience as the skills needed to strengthen four aspects of life: 1.) Our connection with others in family, among friends and the commun...
Never Forgotten: How New Iberia football found motivation in a tragic loss – KATC Lafayette News

Never Forgotten: How New Iberia football found motivation in a tragic loss – KATC Lafayette News

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Senior Night for high school football is supposed to be a celebration, but on this October night in New Iberia, a shadow loomed. "It brought back the memory. He's not suiting up with us...turned to look at him [Garron's father] and his mom's faces, they wished he was there with us as much as we did," said Teagan Bourque.Garron Lewis was 17 years old when police found him shot dead inside his car. Bourque explained, "I was in my house, watching tv. My friend called me...he told me what happened. I started crying. I couldn't believe it. There is no way to prepare for a moment of that kind."Teagan was perhaps the closest teammate to Garron. The two had known each other for years. It was Garron who reached out to Teagan when he decided to return to New Iberia Senior Hi...
What's in a Game: motivation – University of Dallas University News

What's in a Game: motivation – University of Dallas University News

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As we approach finals week and struggle to find the motivation to put in the work, we can look to the most motivated people of them all, the marathon running elite, for some study tips. Here are 5 take-aways.  Break down tasks Does the idea of running 100 miles make you tired just thinking about it? Turns out, it does for ultramarathoners too. Ultramarathoners, who race distances of often 50 or 100 miles, are known to battle mental fatigue, according to reports by ultrarunning.com.  In a phenomenon similar to when you look at your planner and see a seemingly insurmountable list of tasks, the anticipation of running for such long distances can hinder an ultramarathoner’s performance. Ultramarathoners battle this phenomenon by thinking of the race not as 50 mi
LOOK: A&M has LSU score inside football complex as motivation – 247Sports

LOOK: A&M has LSU score inside football complex as motivation – 247Sports

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Texas A&M played the nation's toughest schedule this season. The Aggies traveled to then-No. 1 Clemson in the second week of the season. A few weeks later, they hosted then-No. 1 Alabama. Then it was a game against a top-10 LAU squad. After a stretch of four wins in a row, the Aggies ended the season on the road with a game at No. 4 LSU and then once again vs. a top-ranked opponent at No. 1 LSU. The team hung close with Georgia in Athens and looked better than the Bulldogs in the second half. If some of the missed calls had gone the Aggies' way, A&M could have come out with a victory. Though nobody likes to lose, the closeness of the loss gave the team and fans hope heading to LSU in the final weekend of the regular season. However, the Tigers had the game circled on the calenda...
The things that do – and don't – motivate kids to succeed – BBC News

The things that do – and don't – motivate kids to succeed – BBC News

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“They trust me to offer constructive feedback because my actions are not perceived as punitive,” he says. “Students trust one another as there is no competition to earn the most points and earn the highest grade in the class. Rather, students rely on one another's strengths in order to be successful.” Blackwelder, despite his preferred model, is still required to give a grade at the end of term. But Adam Tyner, associate director of research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education reform think tank, says grades do serve a practical purpose. “The main benefit of using grades is that it distills performance into a single value that parents and students should be able to understand. Teachers can include both academic performance outcomes and day-to-day behaviour into students' g
MISSING: Business Development Motivation. 4 Tips to Find it this December! – JD Supra

MISSING: Business Development Motivation. 4 Tips to Find it this December! – JD Supra

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