Aaron Ortiz

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US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Give up the bad habits that drain your mental strength.<p>As a psychotherapist, I've witnessed countless people beating the odds. Despite the tragedies, hardships, and challenges they faced, they persisted.<p>My training had taught me to build on people's existing strengths. But over the years, I've …

Self-help

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

6 Tips for Making Crispy Potatoes Every Time

I don’t think I need to convince you that in the genre of breakfast, potatoes need to be extra crispy. Eggs are soft and require contrast if you’re …

Breakfast

What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

You can't make blanket statements, like "All people who cut up their food into tiny pieces are neurotic."<p>You also can't make definitive statements about individual people, like "You talked about yourself this entire conversation, so you're obviously a narcissist."<p>What you can do is look into the …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Self-improvement

Photographer 'Erases' Ex-Gang Members' Tattoos: 'I Didn't Realize the Impact These Photos Would Have'

Photographer Steven Burton is trying to change the way people view former gang members by showing what they would look like without their …

The Internet Was Made For These Kittens Photographed Mid-Pounce

Ah, cats. One rule is universal on the Internet: it is made of cats. They’re photogenic. They’re silly as all get out. They are also God’s perfect little killing machines, ready to slice and dice any who cross them, but they’re going to look cute doing it, as this new photography series can attest …

Dogs Mentally Understand How Much We Love Them, Canine Cognition Expert Assures

We recently learned that your dog most likely lovingly dreams of you, so it should be no surprise that you are on their mind almost all of the …

3 Foods That Threaten Brain Health, According to a Dietitian

While this world is never in short supply of unhealthy foods, some are definitely worse than others—namely the foods you like to indulge in on the …

Lady Gaga Belting Out Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ Will Floor You

Lady Gaga is an incredibly talented vocalist. This has never really been in dispute, but sometimes it needs to be driven home, given how often people love to undermine female pop stars. Sorry haters, Joanne is a great album — particularly if you listen to it with a completely open mind.<p>Mother …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

How dogs use smell to see — and save — the world

There is a dog in Washington state named Tucker, and he can smell orca poop that is floating on the choppy waters of the Puget Sound from more than a mile away.<p>This is invaluable to the University of Washington biologists who work with the black lab mix, because the feces can tell them about killer …

Pets