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Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

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Baseball and soft skills

I was blessed to grow up in East Boston, Mass., and because of that, I’m a Red Sox fan. Like millions of other Sox faithful, I’ve suffered the Curse of the Bambino and seen some truly heart-rending moments when, against all odds, my team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Moments like the '75 World Series loss to Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine, the epic collapse of '78, when the Sox lost 14 of 17 games to blow a 7.5 game lead in September, and, of course, Buckner’s Boot in the '86 Series.

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Know When to Fold 'Em

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Know When to Fold 'Em

Among the many tunes made famous by legendary country music crooner Kenny Rogers, few are as well known as the Don Schlitz ditty "The Gambler." The singer recounts his meeting, during an overnight train trip, with a gamblin' man who shares some rules for living gleaned from his long life of card games. Over the course of the song, it becomes clear that the gambler prioritizes having an exit strategy.

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Who Goes There?

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Who you gonna call?

On July 15, British actress Jodie Whittaker was just another face in the crowded U.K. film and television industry, a skilled but not widely known performer whose greatest degree of public recognition probably came from her very first film role, as a housekeeper and aspiring model opposite cinematic legend Peter O'Toole in the 2008 film Venus. On July 16, Whittaker became a topic of global conversation overnight after being announced as the successor to Peter Capaldi in the titular role of the illustrious BBC sci-fi show Doctor Who.

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Checking in from SkillsUSA

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SkillsUSA participants

It’s summer time! Or as most of us think of it, VACATION TIME! That blessed time away from the daily grind of e-mails, ringing phones and demanding deadlines. Vacations are a time to decompress and recharge our work batteries. According to a 2016 report from Project Time Off, an organization whose admirable aim is to transform American attitudes and behavior toward taking time off from work, U.S. workers took an average of 16.2 days of vacation in 2015.

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TestOut on Wheels

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Get out and ride!

Today, the TestOut Continuing Education team is preparing to saddle up and ride the high country. Well, sort of. It's the annual TestOut company bike ride, so the saddles are of the bicycle seat variety — and believe us, they will cause "saddle" sores for the TestOut-ers who only do this sort of thing a couple of times per year — and, well, it's all the high country here in Utah, even if you're just riding the paved trail on the banks of the Provo River.

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