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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

A Simple Anywhere Anytime HIIT Workout

When it comes to well, anything these days, people are always looking to get the biggest and quickest “bang for their buck.” Workout-shopping is no …

What happens if China and the U.S. both invade North Korea at once?

North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is morphing before our eyes from a singular problem into a range of looming military crises between the United …

North Korea

9 Phrases Bosses Should Say Often to Inspire and Motivate Others

Forty-five percent of employees say words of affirmation are the primary way they like to be shown appreciation in the workplace.<p>We hardly ever think about it, but a leader's words are a powerful means for motivating people at work. But where do you start with what to say, or even how to say things …

Employee Engagement

Navy, Marine Corps Conducting 'Dawn Blitz' Exercise Off Coast

The Navy and Marine Corps are conducting Dawn Blitz 2017 off the Southern California Coast. The training is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise …

Military

China is boosting its naval presence in the South China Sea

The Chinese South Sea Fleet has set up a new marine rescue squadron as part of moves by the People's Liberation Army to step up its battle readiness and deploy more submarines to the region.<p>The new unit will enhance the navy's capacity to conduct missions further afield, military observers said.<p>The …

How ISIS lost control of its last major stronghold in the Middle East

After months of fighting, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have conquered Raqqa, the capital of the Islamic State's so-called caliphate and its last major stronghold in the Middle East.<p>But the victory by no means indicates that ISIS is defeated, and enormous ethnic challenges still lie …

If You Say Yes to Any of These 7 Questions, You're Much More Successful Than You Think

Numbers come and go, but feelings are forever -- especially when those feelings involve how you feel about yourself.<p>Sometimes comparisons can be useful... but where your sense of satisfaction and fulfillment are concerned, they're definitely not.<p>Like if you constantly you compare yourself to other …

Self-improvement

The Resurgent Conflict Between The Iraqi Government And The Kurds, Explained

Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose.<p>In the aftermath of a …

Middle East

Turkish troops move into al-Qaida-dominated Syrian province

BEIRUT — Turkish armored vehicles have rolled into northwestern Syria to impose a “de-escalation zone” in a province dominated by al-Qaida-linked …

Middle East

The CH-53's Dark Present But Bright Future On This The Chopper's 53rd Birthday

The type has gone through a turbulent patch in recent years but a new super powerful variant could revitalize its legacy for decades to come.<p>STEVEN …

Islamic State mounts final stand in Syria’s Raqqa as surrendering fighters stream out

BEIRUT — The last of the few dozen Islamic State holdouts inside the militant group's de facto capital in Syria were mounting a final stand Sunday, after a stream of militants surrendered under a deal brokered by local officials.<p>A U.S.-backed alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, …

Middle East

Library: Joint Special Operations University Press Publications: 2017

17-11<p><i>How Do SOF Contribute to Comprehensive Deterrence?</i> by Robert Haddick<p>In this concise monograph, the author argues that U.S. SOF use their skills, …

National Security

4 Tips Anyone Can Use to Be More Likable | Inc.com

Humans are a quirky lot. We like to believe we’re hyper logical, but our behavior--and research--suggest otherwise.<p>We’re heavily swayed by the people, messages, and circumstances around us--but, wait, this is actually a good thing! Understanding the peculiarities of our psychology can be …

It Took LinkedIn's CEO Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Any one of these practices will make you a better leader.<p>With a 97 percent employee approval rating on Glassdoor, LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner has developed a reputation as one of the most beloved CEOs in the world.<p>Weiner recently shared his advice on what it takes to reach employees on a deeper …

Leadership

A psychotherapist shares 4 ways you can channel your anxiety into something positive

Everyone faces anxiety from time to time. We feel nervous when we're going to approach someone with an important question, or feel butterflies when we're about to give a presentation.<p>The sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience are normally thought of as hindrances to your performance, but …

Things All Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Niccolo Machiavelli

This column is authored by Rishabh Dev, Managing Director at Mapplinks Few peopleThe post Things All Entrepreneurs Should Learn From Niccolo …

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too)

Poorly-run meetings sidetrack everyone's energy and waste valuable worker time, dissipating initiative and lowering productivity.<p><i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Elon Musk

Ukrainian soldiers are pretending to be SEAL Team 6 to scare Russian-backed separatists

Reports emerged in late July that the Pentagon has devised a plan to arm Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists with defensive weapons, such as Javelin missiles.<p>But many Ukrainian soldiers on the ground believe the plan would give them more of a psychological edge than anything, …

The Brutal Truth About Why Being a Leader Is So Hard

It's not about being right. It's about this instead, all right?<p>Being a great leader is so much harder than it looks.<p>What's difficult about leadership is that nobody ever sits you down and "teaches" you what being a real leader is all about. There's no class in early education that defines …

workimprovement

Four Times You Shouldn’t Apologize (Including When It’s Your Fault)

You can show your emotional intelligence by finding solutions, not yet another “I’m sorry.”<p>“Sorry to bother you.”<p>“Hi, sorry I’m late.”<p>“Sorry!!!”<p>It’s no wonder people are always apologizing. “Sorry” is one of the first words we learn as young children, and it keeps getting hammered into us as …

Emotional Intelligence

Life Fix: Four Steps to Realizing Your Greater Self.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) What is our greater self? It is the desire to become more, to achieve more and to contribute more than …

5 Daily Choices the Smartest People Make

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.<p>According to multiple sources, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Some are smart, others ... well, lets just keep things on a positive note and say it's the smart decisions …

Self-improvement

Make Your Own Protein Bars With Only 6 Healthy Ingredients

Why would you take the time and effort to make your own protein bars when there's practically an entire dedicated aisle at the grocery store? The …

The 6 BEST Search Engines for Academic Research

You just cannot ignore the fact that when you think about searching online for your assignments and projects, the first name that comes to your mind …

29 Restaurants Around The World That You Must Try Before You Die

I have a confession: My main food gal Zoe Bain and I are quite competitive. So when we saw the R29 Fashion Team’s truly impressive 29 Big (Fashion) …

Travel

James Mattis’ 33-Year Grudge Against Iran

Many in the Pentagon worry that Trump’s pick for defense secretary is looking for a fight in the Middle East.<p>For many, and even for self-proclaimed progressives, Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of defense, retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, is a light in the darkness—a kind of oasis in the …

National Security

The non-western books that every student should read

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Education

Trump era threatens pillars of US society

As many parts of the world struggle to come to terms with a Trump presidency, the social and political cohesion within the US is crumbling, says …

Political Science