Jaden Michael

501 Flips | 5 Magazines | 18 Likes | 11 Following | 32 Followers | @JadenMichae2016 | Blogger, Army veteran, former corrections officer and current law enforcement officer.

Surfers, Hippies, Hipsters, and Snowflakes - Counterculture In SOF

Special Forces students huddle together loosely in the cool grey light of dawn. Breath hangs on crisp morning air, as the students try to hold back a …

Special Forces

The 6 Step Blog Process I’ve Used for 7 Years

I’ve been blogging since I was 12. It was my entry to the online marketing world and has played a large part in shaping my career today. A LOT has …

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, …

New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.<p>Soon after departing the small resort town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the video monitors on the bus …

A quick look at Marine snipers and their rifles through the years

“Cpl. John Baron aims in on target on an operation in the Que Son Mountains. March 30, 1970.” (<i>Photo/caption: U.S. Marine Corps History Division</i>)<p>From …

Military

5 research-backed ways to deal with narcissists

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What's the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I've broken down the research on how to handle …

New to Concealed Carry

You just completed your state’s requirement to obtain a license to carry. You wait anxiously for it to arrive and once it does you are legal, now …

13 signs you're smarter than you realize

Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around proclaiming to everyone …

Handgun Shooting Stances: Quick Guide

We handgun shooters get all wrapped around the axle about different shooting stance techniques. Listening to the arguments about which one is best, …

Self Defense

3 Tips for Tapping Into Your Subconcious for Better Point Shooting

1. 20 Feet and In<p>Bruce Piatt is one of the top shooters in the world and was a trainer for the New Jersey State Police. He told me everything within …

Self Defense

Need to Calm Yourself Down? Try This Military-Approved Breathing Technique

Whether you’re dealing with co-worker chaos or pressure to perform on a project, it’s difficult to excel at work when you're extremely stressed. …

Everything you know about police shootings is wrong

The woman with the advanced Harvard degree says, “Why did the cops shoot him so many times? Why not just wound him?”<p>The sophisticated lawyer, …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of its own, all in the space of three days.<p>Named AlphaGo Zero, …

Artificial Intelligence

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

Wanna Burn Calories? Here Are Some Sex Positions That Might Help You With It

While a lot of people debate the acceptance of sex as a form of exercise, for the average Joe like you and me, it can actually be a great form of …

Cop shares gunfight lessons from ISIS-inspired 'Draw the Prophet' terror attack

Garland, Texas, Police Officer Greg Stevens had just resumed his post at the west entrance to the Curtis Culwell Center when a car pulled to an …

Self Defense

Change Your Grip to Improve Your Shooting

We all know that the one-shot stop is basically a Hollywood fantasy, so it should come as no surprise that we want to get multiple rounds on target …

Concealed Carry

Scientists Hatch Bold Plan to Save Planet From Supervolcano

NASA researchers say siphoning heat from the Yellowstone Caldera could lower the risk of a deadly eruption while generating electricity.<p>Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, from the one that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. to the extraordinary Krakatoa eruption of 1883. But …

Yellowstone National Park

12 Sandbag Exercises That Work Twice As Many Muscles in Half the Time

One of the most versatile tools you’re probably not using, a sandbag is great for when you want to work out but also don't want to spend all <i>day</i> …

Workouts

8 Character Development Exercises to Help You Nail Your Character

August 21, 2017 - Perfecting your Craft - 1 Comment<p>Even the most fast-paced, action-driven novels need compelling characters to keep readers engaged. …

Creative Writing

Necessary vs. unnecessary action in fiction

Knowing when you’re providing too much information can be tricky, especially when your characters are on the move. The last thing you want is to give …

Creative Writing

How to Reverse Aging and Become Whoever You Want to Be | Inc.com

In 1978, Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist, conducted an important study. She gave houseplants to two groups of nursing-home residents. One group was told they were responsible for keeping their plant alive, and that they had autonomy in their daily schedule. The other group was told that staff …

Self-improvement

Magic wand syndrome

It really gets annoying watching people conduct post shooting scans improperly. They really are doing nothing more than waiving there firearms …

Writing Tips: 5 Rules for Writing Creative Non-Fiction

<i>The techniques of fiction can be used in non-fiction to bring the truth alive, and in today's article, Antony M. Brown from ColdCaseJury.com outlines</i> …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Paragraph in 2017 (Yes, the Rules Have Changed)

You want people to read your content, right?That’s why you wrote it in the first place.But getting people to read your content in today’s world of …

Game of Thrones

9 tricks to instantly appear more competent

We trust that you're a highly competent person. But it's normal to sometimes feel inadequate, especially when you're in a challenging work environment.<p>When those situations arise, it can help to have a few tricks up your sleeve to make yourself <i>look</i> more competent than you feel at the …

8 Success Habits Learned Building a 7-Figure Business by Age 17

There is no minimum age for starting on the path to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The stress of doing your schoolwork, playing a sport and finding time for family and friends is taxing enough during your teenage years. Throw in managing a business, and it gets …

Free Online Writing Courses

Whether you want to become a famous novelist or just make your way through College English, these free online writing courses and journalism courses …

Creative Writing

A guide to the best free online workouts

It's easy to get discouraged by the boutique fitness craze with $25 per class fees and the weekly chore of sitting by your computer to reserve a spot in that popular spin class that always sells out. It's often tempting to just skip it, so we rounded up our favorite free online workouts that you …