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Putin is planning to reincarnate the KGB

Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to <i>Kommersant</i>, is planning a major overhaul of the country's security services. The Russian daily reported that the idea of the reforms is to merge the Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR, with the Federal Security Service, or FSB, which keeps an eye on …

Russia

How To Set Yourself Free And Live Your Dream!

I often love to start the day reading inspiring messages that lift me up enough to go full speed ahead and start my day off with a bang. However, only once, I read something that made the blood in my veins freeze instantly.<p>When I read this quote, my whole life flew past me. It really does sound …

50 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate You

Great quotes can be inspirational and motivational. Here are 50 great quotes to motivate you:<p>Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!<p>—Audrey Hepburn<p>I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them …

Motivation

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Why I'm drawing every SINGLE item in my late granddad's shed

<i>Lee John Phillips has set out to draw every item in his late grandfather’s workshop – down to the smallest nut, bolt and nail</i><p>Have you ever tried to guess how many things are in a room? Take your kitchen – probably one of the busiest areas in your house. How many objects? There’s the obvious stuff, …

Grandparents

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

One involves setting a timer.<p>Your boss doesn’t care that you’d rather be sitting in a hammock, eating leftover BBQ instead of sitting at your desk …

It All Started When He Hit Me Back - Foreign Policy Research Institute

<b>[Editor’s Note: This blog entry originally appeared on Michael Neiberg‘s personal blog and has not been edited in any way.]</b><p>In August, I had the great …

The real reason women seem to always go for jerks

If you ever feel like jerks always get the girl, you’re not wrong: New Austrian research confirms that women are more interested in dating guys with narcissistic personality traits.<p>But it’s the confidence—not narcissism—she’s really attracted to, the study suggests.<p>The researchers surveyed people …

4 Secrets to Getting Through Difficult Situations (and Really Bad Days)

The human experience is filled with love, passion, creativity, joy, connection, compassion, laughter… and the taste of chocolate. But because we as …

Mindfulness

"We have become obsessed with security": a foreign policy expert on America after 9/11

This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It’s hard to overstate how transformative that event was for this country. It has defined our politics ever since.<p>In 2011, the RAND Corporation published a collection of essays called <i>The Long Shadow of 9/11</i>. The aim was to examine the …

Love Classic Star Trek? You Owe a Huge Debt to Gene L. Coon

One day in late 1966, a designer and stunt performer named Janos Prohaska came by the <i>Star Trek</i> production office on what is now the Paramount …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

Framing

After Loss In Afghanistan, Vivid Memories Of A Loving, 'Goofball' Father And Husband

<i>The StoryCorps'</i><i>Military Voices Initiative</i><i>records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This</i> <i>week we hear from Jenna Henderson whose husband died while serving in Afghanistan.</i><p>Sgt. First Class Chris Henderson joined the Army right out of high school in 1991. He …

Swimwear

Procrastination, Resistance, Fear? Join the Club.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on Aug. 31, 2016.</i><p>In the past, I have written how you've got to get your self-esteem up and make sure your self-talk is positive, to become a more attractive person. Now, we tackle the ugly, three-eyed …

Learn how to build self-esteem

Self-esteem doesn’t have much to do with your ability or talents. It has everything to do with what you feel about yourself. It can afflict anyone – …

Self-help

Can Salvation Be Lost Because of Sin?

The question of losing one's salvation is one that is a matter of great controversy within the household of Christian faith. There are many …

Theology

ISIS Is Islamic, But Most of Islam Is Not ISIS

President Obama and Hillary Clinton are wrong when they say ISIS is not Islamic. Let me be perfectly clear. The majority of Muslims are not …

Why we need to bring playfulness back into our adult lives

One day, in a therapy session, I found myself drawn to a small toy panda cub, one of my therapist's many figurines. It had its paw raised playfully, …

The Triangular Theory of Love: What it Means for People Who Wait

The Triangular Theory of Love: What it Means for Those Who Wait<p>August 2nd, 2010 by <b>Mike</b><p>The image above is a simple representation of Dr. Robert …

Lao-Tzu’s 10 Ways to Find Happiness And Peace of Mind

Lao-Tzu also known as Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher, and the author of the book Tao Te Ching, which is the base of the religion Taoism. …

Spirituality

Choir sings on plane to honor fallen WWII soldier being brought home

An American soldier who gave his life on a World War II battlefield has come home to a hero's welcome more than 70 years later.<p>At the end of a Delta Air Lines flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Atlanta on July 18, the pilot informed the passengers that a U.S. Army private would be escorting the …

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

How a Muslim woman’s praise for Jewish man's kindness melted hearts on social media

Chance meeting between 90-year-old Jewish man and Muslim-American woman at Boston-area bookstore attracts online attention.<p>><p>Symbols of Judaism and …

3 Things Failure Can Teach You About Success, According To These Athletes

Failure is an opportunity, not the end of the road.<p>In a few weeks, athletes from around the world will perform almost super-human feats of strength and agility at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. When they win, their shiny faces will beam with joy and pride as the flags are lowered and their …

Motivation

Enter the mind of Bruce Lee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bruce Lee, the martial arts icon, was being interviewed by a Hong Kong talk show host when the man asked Lee if he saw himself as Chinese or an American.<p>"Neither," Lee said. "I think of myself as a human being."<p>Forty-three years after his sudden death in July of 1973, more people are …

Martial Arts

Cultural Conditioning: An Escape Guide

<b>“The nuclear and space age that we live in encourages the vigorous progress of science. But man has increasingly become obsessed with science and</b> …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

Choir sings on plane to honor fallen WWII soldier being brought home - TODAY.com

An American soldier who gave his life on a World War II battlefield has come home to a hero's welcome more than 70 years later.<p>At the end of a Delta Air Lines flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Atlanta on July 18, the pilot informed the passengers that a U.S. Army private would be escorting the …