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Big-Time Athletes Who Got Cut from Teams

By Nick Dimengo — 2014

No one enjoys being told that they're not good enough, but imagine the looks on some of the faces of athletes when they got word that they had been cut.

Read on bleacherreport.com

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The Emotion Missing From the Workplace

Sadness is a central part of our lives, yet it’s typically ignored at work, hurting employees and managers alike.

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For Ku Stevens, Running Is a ‘Profound Act’

his fall, Ku Stevens became the fastest cross-country runner in Nevada. But he would be running even if he wasn’t winning.

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Recruiting Column: How to deal with rejection in the college recruiting process

Believe it or not, some rejection while you’re going through the college recruiting process can be a positive thing. I know that being rejected by anyone isn’t fun and if you really want to play in college being rejected by a college coach is that much worse.

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Now that college athletes are getting paid, they will get more criticism

College student-athletes have never had it so good. Recent NCAA rule changes have given them freedom and potential earning power. They can transfer from one college to the next without having to sit out a year. Better yet, they’re no longer playing for just a college scholarship.

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How it feels for professional athletes when they are criticised by amateurs

Why do people who have no experience of top-level sport feel compelled to advise professional athletes? If you have a smart idea that could improve their game, it’s probably not something they haven’t already considered themselves.

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Michael Phelps: ‘I Can’t See Any More Suicides’

In the documentary “The Weight of Gold,” Phelps presents a stark picture of the mental wear and tear Olympians endure.

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Naomi Osaka Shouldn’t Feel Pressured to Rush Return to Tennis

Osaka’s mental health challenges are nothing new in her isolating sport. What is new is the acceptance she’ll face—and the paths back—if she takes a prolonged break.

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Naomi Osaka: ‘It’s O.K. Not to Be O.K.’

In the past few weeks, my journey took an unexpected path but one that has taught me so much and helped me grow. I learned a couple of key lessons.

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‘This Will 100% Save Somebody’s Life.’ Athletes See a Turning Point for Mental Health After Naomi Osaka Takes a Stand at the French Open

Through the size of her platform, however, and her decision to choose well-being over pursuit of a Grand Slam title, Osaka offers the promise of bringing mental health awareness—both inside and outside of sports—to an entirely new level.

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Male Depression and Anxiety in Athletes

Michael Phelps, the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 28 medals, has acknowledged that after the 2012 games, his longtime depression was so overwhelming he thought about killing himself.

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