Why NBC Went With the ‘Quiet Intensity’ of ‘Under Pressure’ for Stanley Cup Finals

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This is our last dance

This is ourselves

Under pressure

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"But I might get rejected"

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Indeed, you might.

You might get your hopes up only to find them dashed.

You might decide on where you want to go, and then not get there.

You might fall in love with a vision of the future and then discover it doesn’t happen.

How much would that hurt? How much would it hurt to have those hopes, those decisions and that love turn out to be all for nothing?

Of course, it’s not for nothing. In fact, those hopes, those decisions and that love is the foundation for a path worth pursuing. It’s what makes us better.

This post was inspired by my new seminar. Sure, the odds are against you, but I think that’s a lousy reason to avoid exploring something. “Will I get in?” is not nearly as good a question as, “Is it worth trying?”

Don’t apply (to this or to anything else) just because you can, but yes, apply to something that matters to you, something worth dreaming about.

You might get rejected. So what?

Leap.

[I want to make an essential distinction here:

There’s a huge difference between the internal cost of being rejected (you feel bad, you feel like a failure, you feel like a fraud), and the external cost.

The external cost might be the time you wasted working on something that didn’t work. It might be that you offended someone by asking the wrong way, or by spamming, or by being selfish. And it might be that you wasted an opportunity by going for the longshot or the shortcut when you would have been better off settling in and succeeding in the long run.

This post is about the internal cost. It’s so easy to talk ourselves into failure before it even shows up.]

       
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The Days Color – a daily dose of color inspiration

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You’re on a new project. The screen is all white. You’ve seen the radiant orchid and the emerald green and that 1980s bright teal everywhere and now you want a new inspiration. Just something to shake things up a little in your head so that you may get on with the task at hand. Go to The days color and get inspired. Challenge yourself to use the sets once a day. Maybe browse through last week, this month, last year. Enjoy the fresh inspiration as your daily startup page. Heck, do whatever you want all I know is: it’s pretty.

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The Easiest Way To Tie A Bow Tie

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You might not associate bow ties with Alton Brown, but you haven’t seen some of his more recent TV shows. In his latest video, he shows us how to pick a good-looking bow tie and how to tie one easily.
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Comic for May 31, 2014

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Dilbert readers – Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.

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Beat Jet Lag With A Feasting And Fasting Diet

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The next time you have to cross several timezones, you might not have to put up with the sleep disturbances, headaches and other ill effects known as jet lag. Follow this four-day anti-jet-lag diet before your trip to reset your inner clock in advance.
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Disable Animations On Android To Improve Performance

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Animations look nice when navigating your phone or tablet, but they can cause delays and even slow down lower-powered devices. Disabling them can improve your Android device’s performance.
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Ask Yourself ‘Would I Do It Tomorrow?’ Before Agreeing To Invitations

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We all get invited to do all kinds of things. Whether it’s a dinner party or an invitation to speak on a panel, Slate suggests you ask yourself if you’d to it tomorrow before you agree to it.
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You Borrowed It Keeps Track Of The Things You Loan To Friends

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Android/iOS/Windows Phone/Blackberry: I’m pretty generous when it comes to my friends — I loan music, video games, you name it. But sometimes that means I forget to get said item back when I want it or forget that item is mine when I go visit. You Borrowed It is an app that can keep track of it all.
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Unlock Your Computer With A Physical Key

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We generally use passwords to lock people out of our computers. But Instructables user Thomas_Kirkup found a way to use an actual, physical key — like the one on your door — to lock and unlock your PC.
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