Michael Mercier

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From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

Fue un ciudadano británico el que al principio modelaría como nadie la forma de hacer la guerra de Israel....<p>The U.S. Marine Corps in early March …

U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk drone flew over Ukraine with transponder turned on for everyone to see

U.S. Air Force’s gigantic Global Hawk drones have been flying over Ukraine for about two years. However, they recently let everyone know they were …

U.S. Air Force

U.S. ELECTION WRAP: Clinton Widens Polling Lead, Expanding Map

Hillary Clinton opened a 12-point lead in a new national poll as 6 out of 10 voters said claims of unwanted sexual advances by Donald Trump are …

How to achieve and maintain a healthy weight

In the fight against weight gain, when you eat might be as important as what you eat.<p>The holiday season and weight gain trends this time of year often direct focus to specific foods to eat in order to maintain weight. Questions regarding how often to eat are largely ignored.<p>Cultural influences …

I gave up coffee and alcohol for 15 months, and it changed the way I think about well-being

I haven’t had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months. A couple of my friends on Facebook and Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol or coffee, I did notice some side effects. Here is what I learned.<p>I save $1,000 every month<p>…

Alcohol

You might not have to update next-gen antivirus software

Antivirus and malware protection programs are great, but they have a fatal flaw: they can only protect your PC from threats they know about. It's not a terrible problem, but it gives attackers a brief window of opportunity to harm your computer every time they tweak their code. If a PC hasn't …

4 Strategies to Help Men Get Through Depression

Caregiving is tough. It's one thing to see a loved one in the dirty trenches of illness; it is a whole other to jump headfirst into that trench with them. Caring for a man who is suffering from depression can be even harder, because depression isn't often seen - it's felt.<p>NIH and CDC statistics …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

5 Things You Should Make Your Girlfriend Do Other Than Moan | Nigeria’s Entertainment News, Music, Video, Lifestyle

Sex is an important part of any healthy relationship. We all have a carnal thirst that we very much enjoy quenching. And intense physical attraction …

Relationships

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Motivation

5 habits that helped turn ordinary people into self-made millionaires

Habits save the brain work and conserve brain fuel. There is very little processing power involved with respect to habits.<p>So what does that have to do with being rich? I studied 177 self-made millionaires and uncovered certain unique good habits that made it possible for them to automatically …

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Your Four-Step, Digital-Clutter Detox Plan

Digital clutter can be just as anxiety-inducing as piles of useless junk on your desk. Here’s a four-step detox process.<p>There are two sides to the messy workspace story, according to science. One says that keeping things neat prompts other productive behaviors such as eating healthier and doing …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Happiness

30 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

Recommended for You<p>Author: Tahir Akbar<p><i>Tahir Akbar is a marketer by profession and writer by choice. He leads marketing at IQVIS, a Software</i> …

Machine Learning

17 Small Habits To Make You More Productive

<i>“The goal of a mini-habit is to be consistent. In fact, consistency is much more important than what you accomplish with this daily habit.”</i><p><b>The</b> …

We Need To Stop Telling Women That Relationships Mean Compromise

I am not very confident in my cooking skills. So when I invited a new friend from work round to my house for dinner, I spent hours preparing a meal that was perfect.<p>To make sure that nothing went wrong while she was there, I cooked a Thai green curry the evening before, tasted it (it tasted great) …

Relationships

Officials: ISIL leader sexually assaulted American hostage

Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker who died in February while being held by the Islamic State, was repeatedly raped during captivity by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terror group's leader, according to counterterrorism officials and Mueller's family.<p>The accounts of Mueller's ordeal were first …

Special Forces

4 Ways to Become Addicted to Your Own Success

You read a specific blog every day, waiting to devour the next motivational post on how to achieve success.<p>After reading you feel ecstatic thinking, …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Defense Secretary Carter: Iraqi Forces Lack 'Will To Fight' ISIS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight" the self-declared Islamic State and that they lost western Anbar province to the extremist group despite outnumbering their opponents.<p>Speaking on CNN's <i>State of the Union</i>, Carter said that although Iraqi forces, or ISF, …

Samsung is 'placing the wrong bet' on its flagship smartphone and now the company is going into total meltdown

Over the past year, the South Korean company has seen a catastrophic collapse, with sales in China dropping by more than 50%.<p>Now shipments of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, are also down, while the iPhone soars to unprecedented heights.<p>So what's the issue?<p>In April, Samsung released …

The Most WTF Things We Saw At CES 2015

The nopes, huhs, whyyys, and wtfs of the Consumer Electronics Show<p>The International Consumer Electronics Show is an incredible event, showcasing some astoundingly innovative technologies each year. It’s also a place where a lot of weird stuff happens. While scouring the showroom floors at this …