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I Actually Understand the Motivation Behind This Truck-Sedan Abomination

I Actually Understand the Motivation Behind This Truck-Sedan Abomination

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Let's get one thing out of the way right up front: This thing is awful.What you're seeing here is the Aznom Atulux, a $300,000 bespoke luxury sedan-thing. It's built by Italian custom shop Aznom Automotive, based on a Ram 1500 pickup, and seemingly laser-aimed at people whose money-to-taste ratio is basically "divide by zero." It came to my attention by way of Jason Torchinsky over at Jalopnik, who unspooled a ruthless takedown that you really need to read. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Here's the thing though: I totally understand what they were going for. Aznom Automotive Think of a time before pickup trucks became ubiquitous. What was the typical c...
Mindy Kaling's Motivation For Working Out Is All About Her Mental Health & I'm Obsessed With Her

Mindy Kaling's Motivation For Working Out Is All About Her Mental Health & I'm Obsessed With Her

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Working out has always been a way for me to just set aside an hour for self-care each day, and let go of all the BS that doesn't serve me in life. I know it probably sounds cliché to some, but seriously, with a consistent workout routine, I've become more confident, self-assured, and I'll even venture to say it's made me a better human in general. I guess that's part of the reason why Mindy Kaling's motivation for working out resonates with me so much: For her, exercise isn't about looking a certain way or meeting a certain standard; it's about making yourself feel good from the inside out.Kaling was recently chosen as the cover star of Shape magazine's June 2018 issue, and in her interview with the outlet, she revealed what her typical workout schedule looks like, and more impor...
Rays journal: Blake Snell has plenty of motivation for Friday start

Rays journal: Blake Snell has plenty of motivation for Friday start

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#widesky1 float: left; padding-right: 10px; ANAHEIM, Calif. — If LHP Blake Snell needs any extra motivation doing into Friday's start against the Angels, it's right there in black and white.His stat sheet reminds him of how bad his last outing was, lasting only 3  1/3 innings in Sunday's 17-1 loss to the Orioles, allowing three homers in a five-batter span and five runs total."After any start I'm going to be just as driven, but with my last outing, yea it is more frustrating that I had that outing," he said. "But I learned from it. I had a good bullpen, a good week leading into (Friday) so I'm definitely excited and ready to go."And the lineup card cautions him about the challenge ahead, given a right-hand heavy Angels lineup that features Mike ...
The 5 Best Workplace Water Bottles for Hydration Motivation

The 5 Best Workplace Water Bottles for Hydration Motivation

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We handpicked five of the best and trendiest bottles for women, so you can stay hydrated on the go. May 16, 2018 6 min read Reusable water bottles might be trendy, but they’re also trending. The number of people Googling the term has risen steadily since 2004, and the market valuation is expected to surpass $10 billion by the year 2024. The inception of new stylish water bottle brands has driven the industry forward, in part, with popular bottle brands exhibiting new collections, designs and color choices.But style isn’t the only reason reusable water bottles are on the rise -- they’re also a smart choice for the environment. More than 18 trillion pounds of pla...
Breakthrough Thinking: How to Discover and Drive Motivation in Business Development and Lead Attorneys to Greater …

Breakthrough Thinking: How to Discover and Drive Motivation in Business Development and Lead Attorneys to Greater …

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This article appeared in Marketing the Law Firm, an ALM/Law Journal Newsletters publication reporting on the latest, and most effective strategies. For Chief Marketing Officers, Managing Partners, Law Firm Marketing Directors, Administrators, Consultants.  Visit the website to learn more. Why are some lawyers successful in generating a healthy client base and others struggle? Despite all the strategic planning CMOs may devote to individual attorney coaching and training, it is often not enough to support the lawyer client in connecting the dots of relationship building, reputation enhancing and contact management over the course of a career to make a remarkable difference. In my years of working with and for law firms, first as an in-house CMO, and since 2008 as a busin...
Short-term rewards don't sap long-term motivation

Short-term rewards don't sap long-term motivation

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If you’re temporarily paid to do something, would that change your motivation or interest in doing the same thing when you’re not paid to do it anymore? University of Buffalo’s Indranil Goswami, a graduate of Chicago Booth’s PhD Program, and I investigated this long-standing question, which I’ll get to soon. But first, some background.Psychologists and economists have long debated the effectiveness of incentives. From the viewpoint of economics, it’s almost definitional. Much of the empirical research in the field is about how incentives—overt, hidden, and even perverse—influence and explain people’s actions. While this view can be summarized simply as “incentives work!” identifying what the incentives are can be tri...
Self-motivation and drive has kept Nathann Layton at the top of his class

Self-motivation and drive has kept Nathann Layton at the top of his class

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#inform-video-player-1 .inform-embed margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; #inform-video-player-2 .inform-embed margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 20px; Lewis County High School senior Nathann Layton is looking forward to continuing his education after high school graduation. To prepare for college, he’s taken some advanced classes.“I took dual-credit algebra and trig, AP statistics, AP language, dual-credit earth and sky,” he said. “Right now, I’m taking some college classes that aren’t dual credit and those are English 101 and 102.”Layton said he wanted to be able to get some of the...
The Flash Explains The Thinker's Motivation In Exclusive Clip

The Flash Explains The Thinker's Motivation In Exclusive Clip

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11 hours ago The Flash has gone in some complex and compelling directions with its big bad in Season 4. Clifford DeVoe, a.k.a. The Thinker, is a villain unlike any Barry Allen and Team Flash have ever faced before, and he's been ten steps ahead of them in his nefarious schemes for most of the season. To the good guys of the series (and presumably most of the audience), The Thinker's plan to use satellites and his formidable intellect to wipe the intelligence of most of the human population due to what he considers an over-reliance on technology is a very bad thing. In an exclusive special feature video from The Flash Season 4 digital season pass, The Flash producers explain why there's more to consider when it comes to the man with the fastest mind alive and his mot...
Fargo Marathon is the motivation for training for defending champ Tesfaye

Fargo Marathon is the motivation for training for defending champ Tesfaye

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The two-time defending champion and Fargo South graduate, currently living and training in Boston, is hoping health and training issues in the past year are permanently in the rear-view mirror. Since winning the Fargo race last year, she dealt with low iron levels in her body and a job that made training and racing tough.A better diet and iron supplement addressed that issue. And she took a new position in March with an insurance firm that has made her schedule easier to deal with. It's allowed her to get her mileage up to around 90 miles per week."The Fargo Marathon is the race that motivated me to continue running when times were harder, when I was not healthy," Tesfaye said.She won in 2016, her first-ever marathon, in a time of 2 hours, 37 minutes, 27 seconds. She won last year in 2:...
Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task

Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task

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When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.Stop Worrying About Motivation and Start Getting Things DoneRead more ReadA recent study from the University of Toronto, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggests you can help your productivity by focusing on the why instead of the when or even the how. Part of the problem is the way we estimate time in our heads, leaning on relative estimates like “soon” instead objective units like “days.” And even when we do apply objective time estimates, we still might fall back on the abstract, thinking of ...