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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The Army is equipping tanks with a high-tech protective system it's been working on for decades as it prepares for a great-power war

The US military has made clear its renewed focus on adapting to the "reemergence of long-term, strategic competition" with powerful state actors, most notably Russia and China, that was outlined in the Pentagon's National Defense Strategy earlier this year.<p>The release of the Defense Department's …

Military

Carl Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot, Valentine's Day 1990

In 1990, once NASA's twin Voyager probes had completed their grand tour of the solar system, it came time to shut off their cameras to preserve power …

Space

How Trump's North Korea 'Options' Could Lead to Nuclear War

The president has taken his saber-rattling beyond Twitter – showing a real willingness to gamble with millions of lives<p>Is Donald Trump looking for an …

North Korea

The Air Force is rolling out the 2nd phase of its 'light attack experiment' — and there are 2 contenders left

The Air Force has selected two aircraft in its "light attack experiment" to undergo more demonstration fly-offs, among other exercises, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.<p>The service intends to test the Textron Aviation AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano from May …

Military

'The Military Has Seen the Writing on the Wall'

The United States is preparing for a war with North Korea that it hopes never to have to fight, says Senator Tammy Duckworth.<p>When Senator Tammy Duckworth returned from a recent trip to South Korea and Japan, she brought back a sobering message: “Americans simply are not in touch with just how close …

North Korea

Attacking North Korea Is Unthinkable. Or Is It?

If radical concessions like pulling troops off the peninsula won't work, the U.S. will have to take out Kim's nukes and artillery from the air.<p>For any number of foreign-policy pundits, nonproliferation zealots, late-night chatterbots and enterprising T-shirt vendors, the Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un …

North Korea

Here's who would win between the US Navy's newest stealth destroyer and a Russian battlecruiser

The United States Navy commissioned its newest destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), last year. It's had a hiccup or two, but make no mistake, this is a very modern naval warship.<p>It has tons of firepower, including two 155mm guns, 20 four-cell Mk 57 vertical-launch systems, and two 30mm guns. But how …

Military

Want to Strike North Korea? It’s Not Going to Go the Way You Think.

Trust me: I was a nuclear strategist for the Pentagon.<p>For the bulk of my professional career, I’ve been studying maybe the most difficult and dangerous question in American foreign policy: how to handle a North Korea armed with nuclear weapons. During five of those years, my job at the Department …

North Korea

LG Display's crazy 65-inch OLED TV can roll up like a poster

It's the world's first big-screen TV that can be rolled up to hide away when not in use.<p>When you roll your future TV out of sight into a little box, thank LG Display.<p>The leader in big-screen OLED manufacturing, not satisfied to debut the first 88-inch 8K OLED TV, will show off another world's first …

New Dell XPS 13 (2018): Specs, release date and price revealed

<b>Dell has revealed and released a refreshed version of its well-received XPS 13 laptop, with the upgraded machine featuring new design elements as</b> …

Inside the ultra-elite Explorers Club that counts Jeff Bezos, Buzz Aldrin, and James Cameron as members

World history is full of secret clubs with elite members, like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Shrouded in mystery, these clubs become the stuff of legend.<p>In a lavish Upper Manhattan townhouse lies the headquarters of a legendary, though far less secretive society — The Explorers Club.<p>Founded in …

Buzz Aldrin

From Middle-Earth to World Of Warcraft – the humble history of the orc

They’re one of the longest-serving bad guys in popular culture, but what’s the secret of the orcs’ success – and do they always have to be …

J.R.R. Tolkien

How humans might outlive Earth, the sun...and even the universe

It all starts with a little planet-hopping!<p>Nuclear war. Runaway climate change. A global pandemic. Today our world faces all manner of existential threats. But scary possibilities like these are nothing compared to what astronomers say lies in store for Earth. Our planet’s ultimate destiny is to be …

Universe

The remarkably enduring cool of the Doc Martens boot

When Darren Campbell lists off the rebellious types who have worn Dr. Martens boots through the decades, he sounds like a genealogist charting the lineage of a species.<p>There’s the “consumer who is born out of subcultures, whether it be in the ’60s or the ’70s when you had punks and the two-tone and …

Shoes

Honomobo Proves Shipping Container Homes Can Be Affordable and Luxurious

When you think of shipping containers, do you think luxurious, ultra modern homes? Probably not. But Honomobo, a modular home building company …

Brilliant New Book Maps Out the Great Pubs of London

Drinking in pubs is a joy for many, and there are few places better to grab a pint than London.<p>A new book, <i>Great Pubs of</i> <i>London</i> — written by George …

How Norway's high-speed missile boats pack a big punch

The Royal Norwegian Navy has been around, in one form or another, for over a millennium. Though once a loose conscription of seafaring coastal communities, the Royal Norwegian Navy has, for the last 200 years, been an organized force responsible for the defense of the Nordic country's deceptively …

Military

20 Best Metal Albums of 2017

Hardcore trailblazers, longform doom and genre-bending savagery: the year in heavy<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best Metal Albums of 2017<p>By , , , ,<p>Few years in …

Peter Travers

Hector and Achilles: Two Paths to Manliness | The Art of Manliness

For the Ancient Greeks, Homer’s <i>Iliad</i> was the Bible on <i>andreia</i> — that is, manliness, particularly manly courage.<p>Alexander the Great was said to have …

Ancient History

China should send 30,000 troops into North Korea

In confronting North Korea adamant pursuit of nuclear weapons, so far nothing has been effective. Pledges to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula have failed. United Nations resolutions have failed.<p>Increasingly severe sanctions have failed. And insults not only fail but also reinforce the hard-line …

North Korea

A.I. bots just dropped a black metal album that will make your head explode

We tend to think of robots as suitable for repetitious and mundane mechanical tasks, and that creative endeavors like art or music are things only …

Black Metal

You can now string two Google Home commands together

You no longer have to separate all your commands when talking to Google Home. It can handle two requests at once.<p>One of the more frustrating experiences when using a smart speaker is trying to accomplish several things at once. For instance, if you want to dim the lights, stream your favorite …

Elon Musk May Be the Creator of Bitcoin, a Former SpaceX Intern Theorizes

Could the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX have created the biggest cryptocurrency as well?<p>One of the key mysteries of Bitcoin -- which recently reached a jaw-dropping value of more than $9,000 -- is who exactly created the cryptocurrency. Satoshi Nakamoto is listed as the author of the original paper …

Turtleback Trailer

Combining the features of an adventure trailer with a toy hauler, the Turtleback Trailer is the perfect way to get all your stuff to camp with just …

RVs

Google Home can now directly control washers, dryers, vacuums, and dishwashers; also adds scene support

• Update 1: 2017/12/04 8:43am PST We've reached out to Google and learned that scene support is now official, as per the API documentation mentioned in …

Smart Homes

These Stylish Wired Headphones Might Be The Best You'll Ever Hear And They Don't Cost A Fortune

The headphone market has been red hot these past couple of years with lots of new entrants and a whole slew of new designs, mainly in the wireless Bluetooth sector of the market. However, for serious audiophiles there will always be a preference towards wired headphones that can reproduce …

Audiophile

Southern Lights Electric Bell Jar Table Lamp

Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee, this table lamp is an ideal choice for an end table, office desk or just about anywhere in your home. The lamp …

Vintage

Smoke Lounge Chair

The design may look traditional, but the Smoke Lounge Chair is anything but. Its classic carved wood frame has been given a fired finish. This …

Design

Elon Musk Uses This 6-Step Process to Make Decisions

'It's really helpful for figuring out the tricky things,' says the founder of SpaceX and Tesla.<p>Inventor and engineer Elon Musk has successfully started four billion-dollar companies: PayPal, Solar City, SpaceX, and Tesla.<p>To launch them -- and to answer any complex question -- he uses the same …

Elon Musk