Alabama head coach Nick Saban, second from left, works with defensive backs B.J. Scott (1) and  Dre Kirkpatrick (21) during NCAA college football practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010.  (AP Photo/The Tuscaloosa News, Dusty Compton)
October 26, 2016 - 10:16 am
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Nick Saban and his University of Alabama teams have won four national championships, and he once appeared on a Forbes magazine cover as “The Most Powerful Coach in Sports.” A couple of months ago, I attended an Alabama practice

perfect
October 19, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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When Christa Quarles became OpenTable’s CEO last year, she quickly realized her teams were trying to perfect ideas and projects before showing them to her. “They would waste a ton of time trying to get it perfect,” she told

for or against
August 31, 2016 - 2:31 pm
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Americans Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick — two of the world’s fastest skaters 10 years ago —¬† were both scheduled for the 1500-meter speed skating event in the 2006 Winter Olympics. For weeks before the match, they bickered in

exercise
August 25, 2016 - 11:44 am
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“I’m in no shape to exercise.” Overhearing this sentence in a coffee shop, I glanced over to see an obese fellow holding a gooey pastry and a drink topped with whipped cream. He and his buddy laughed, but there

rhinestone security cams 2
August 5, 2016 - 4:45 pm
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The surveillance cameras throughout the streets of Amsterdam looked really boring to Jill Magid, a conceptual artist. So for her next street-art project, Jill wanted to decorate those dull cameras with rhinestones. But when she presented her plan to

Obin's thank you
July 14, 2016 - 5:33 pm
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Above is a thank-you note I received from Oban, the four-year-old grandson of our neighbor, after he and I fed cracked corn to the two ducks in our community’s pond. (It reads: “Dear Sam, Thank you for taking me

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June 30, 2016 - 8:39 am
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Creativity isn’t a talent granted to a privileged few — it’s innate in all humans. And the ebb and flow of personal creativity helps determine whether or lives — and our work — are bright or bleak, eye-opening or