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NFL Star J.J. Watt Implores You to Dream Big and Work Hard—But Don’t Go It Alone

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Photo of J.J. Watt speaking to the class of 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison courtesy of UW-Madison Campus Connection/YouTube.

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A longtime word nerd and bookworm, Stav studied history and dance at Stanford and later journalism at Columbia. Before joining The Muse, Stav was a staff writer at Newsweek, where she wrote about everything from Nazi hunters to Chinese adoptees to Good Girls Revolt, the real story and fictionalized TV show about a 1970 gender discrimination case at the magazine. She prefers sunshine and tolerates winters grudgingly.

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