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Jeanette Epps would have been the first black astronaut to live on the Space Station, but NASA bumped her, and she says they never told her why

Jeanette Epps was preparing for a historic launch to the International Space Station in January when NASA suddenly pulled her off the mission without warning.<p>Epps is still waiting for an explanation, the Houston Chronicle reported.<p>In a January press release, NASA announced that Epps would not be …

Space Exploration

Federal investigators to interview Stormy Daniels about Michael Cohen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stormy Daniels will be interviewed by federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York on Monday as part of their probe into President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, according to a source familiar with the investigation.<p>The source said the meeting is …

Donald Trump

VA Reveals its Veteran Suicide Statistic Included Active-Duty Troops

WASHINGTON – For years, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported an average of 20 veterans died by suicide every day -- an often-cited statistic …

U.S. Military

Online Commercials & Promos: Dallas Cohen Veterans Network, Online Promo

Casting Dallas-based veterans and their family members for an online video that will be used to showcase the Dallas clinic of the national …

Little Known Black History Fact: Togo West, Jr.

The late <b>Togo West Jr.</b> was a high-ranking official in the administration of <b>President Bill Clinton.</b> West served as both the Secretary of the Army and …

Howard University

Veterans facing new obstacle after appeal is denied in burn pit case

In a crushing blow to tens of thousands of veterans who say they were made ill by the use of open burn pits, dozens of lawsuits against a military contractor in charge of the waste disposal method will not move forward after a recent appellate court ruling.<p>A three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit …

Suicide prevention program for veterans

Veterans released from hospital after a suicide attempt will be placed on intensive mental health programs as part of a new federal government …

Tustin Police Officer Was Justified in Deadly Shooting Involving Barricaded Army Veteran: OCDA

The actions of a Tustin police officer who fired a deadly shot at an Army veteran in Tustin who was suicidal and barricaded in a car in May 2017 were …

Return from Desolation Shows Struggles and Overcoming of Veterans Like Me

Last week, I celebrated my third-year anniversary working as a campaign lead for Sierra Club’s Outdoors program. Military Outdoors organizes outdoor …

Do Service Dogs Help Military Veterans with PTSD?

New research from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with Florida-based non-profit K9s for Warriors finds military …

Release VA nursing homes data

Most Americans, when they think of the VA, envision a vast bureaucracy of care centers for millions of the nation's veterans. That it is. But who knew the agency also runs a network of nursing homes?<p>Well, it does, and it turns out — thanks to recent coverage by USA TODAY and <i>The Boston Globe</i> — that …

Health Care

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

5 Effective Tips for Moving Forward When You Feel Like Quitting

Anything worth doing is not easy.Successful people keep going.<p>Anything worth doing is not easy. So getting discouraged when trying to reach your goals is only natural. But that doesn't mean you should give up, no matter how impossible things are looking at the moment. Here are 5 tips for sticking …

Motivation

Discover the Best of Atlanta

Get the most out of your trip to the cultural hub of the South with these top ten tips.<p>It is no coincidence that Atlanta began its history as the hand-picked spot for a regional railroad terminus in the 1830s; or that it is, today, the locale of the world’s busiest airport for two decades; or that …

'The VA is in turmoil again'

<b>(CNN) --</b> For years, the US Department of Veterans Affairs had been roiled by mishaps, setbacks and controversies. But recently, several veterans and their family members told CNN, they believed the department was finally improving.<p>Now, with all the political turmoil surrounding the appointment of a …

Veterans

Saints get their pass rusher in Davenport

Field Yates said the Saints agreed to give up 2 first-round picks to move up due to Marcus Davenport's "unique upside."

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Sage Rountree talks you through a relaxing pose to give the muscles that control the relationship of your pelvis and spine a time out.<p>You know yoga …

Yoga

How to Fall Asleep Fast Using Only Your Breath

Even if you've wound down with a hot bath, shut off all your electronic devices at a reasonable hour and doused your pillow in lavender essence, …

Tom Brady's availability for Patriots in AFC Championship Game remains unclear

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Another day, another non-update on Tom Brady’s status from the New England Patriots.<p>Brady, who appeared on the injury report Wednesday when he was listed as a limited participant with a right hand injury, missed Thursday’s practice after he was present for the stretching portion …

This Is The Scientific Way To Win Any Argument (And Not Make Enemies)

It’s not about the specific points you make, it’s all about how you position them.<p>You’re in the middle of a heated discussion–or fine, let’s just call it an argument–and the person whom you’re trying convince seems unable or unwilling to grasp your point of view. What should you do?<p>For starters, …

Psychology

Starbucks Founder Says This Is the Most Undervalued Characteristic of Leadership (Most Struggle With It)

There are a lot of lessons to learn from Howard Schultz, but none more important than this.<p>There are many entrepreneurial and leadership success stories in the world--but there may be none better than Starbucks and Howard Schultz.<p>The company's original founders created a coffee company in the …

Howard Schultz

IRS collects billions in pot taxes, much of it in cash

The way Zach Lazarus pays his taxes is different than most people.<p>The COO of A Green Alternative dispensary in San Diego pays city, state and federal taxes in bags of cash that smell like marijuana. And he arrives flanked by armed guards.<p>"We have a security detail with weapons that help us to get …

Cannabis

These Special Forces soldiers took on the Taliban on horseback

On Oct. 13, 2001, with the United States still reeling from the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, about a dozen Americans were aboard a plane …

Special Forces

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

Self-help

Pot Showdown: How Congress Is Uniting to Stop Jeff Sessions’ War on Drugs

Pro-pot lawmakers in the nation’s capital spent much of last year fighting behind the scenes to protect their state’s legal marijuana industries, but …

Cannabis

10 guys describe the most memorable orgasm they’ve ever had

There's... a lot of bum stuff.<p><b>1.</b> “An ex of mine convinced me to let her tie me up. I really, really didn’t think I was going to like it. But I knew she was excited so I figured, ‘Alright. Why not?’ I figured I’d be pretty ambivalent about the whole thing. Turns out, it was the most intense orgasm I …

Donald Trump’s Fake News Mistake

After more than two weeks of buildup, my fellow press critic Donald Trump finally tweeted a link to his Fake News Awards. The awards, which he deemed important, were selected to single out “the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media” for proper scorn.<p>But Trump’s list of 11 winners (or …

Donald Trump

25 Valuable Quotes to Remember When You Feel Like You've Failed

Others have failed like you. And like them, you'll grow and still succeed.<p>When a little kid falls on their face, they might cry for a few seconds. But what do they do afterward? They don't just stay in the dirt. They get up and bounce back from the failure. You need to show that same resilience any …

Motivation

A science-backed trick to reduce fear and anxiety takes just 30 seconds and a pen

The next time painful or stressful feelingsthreaten to overwhelm you, here is what you do: get something to write with. Get something to write on. Write down a word that describes the emotion you’re experiencing. It doesn’t have to be comprehensive. Just a word or two will do.<p>Affect labeling—the …

Mindfulness

Vitamin D Benefits That Help You Fight Aging

Make no mistake, vitamin D is a powerhouse nutrient. In addition to being a stress-blocking vitamin that protects your heart, vitamin D has the …