Adam Jones

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Runners

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Marathons

7 Ways Being Alone Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Social isolation isn't known to be great for the body. Being alone a lot has been shown to increase everything from muscle tension to immune system …

Psychology

Germany to meet with France, Britain, Russia and China to save Iran nuclear deal: report

In a bid to save the Iran nuclear accord, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China will meet in Vienna this week. But one major player in the deal …

South Asia

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest economies reported progress in talks aimed at bringing down America's massive trade deficit with Beijing.<p>"We are putting the trade war on hold," Treasury Secretary Steven …

China

The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires

In kick-starting its efforts to prepare for future high-end conflicts, late last year the U.S. Army identified six modernization priorities: …

Military

Beijing lands nuclear bombers in the South China Sea in clear sign that it has pushed out the US without firing a shot

Beijing upped the ante in the South China Sea on Friday by releasing footage of its H-6K nuclear-capable bombers landing on artificially made islands in disputed waters — and it sends a clear message of who dominates the region.<p>China has taken an increasingly aggressive stance to back up its …

China

New Air Force weapons strategy speeds missile warning, hypersonics and F-35 technology

The Air Force is now massively speeding up development for hypersonic weapons, missile warning systems and F-35 upgrades as key parts of an emerging new strategy emphasizing risk taking, prototyping and experimentation early in the acquisition process.<p>The service is now accelerating a plan to speed …

Military

Doomed? Why Iran's Economic Mess Will Get Worse

Iran’s economy is already a mess, but it will likely get a lot worse.<p>The matter at hand is the decision earlier this month by the Trump administration not to certify the so-called nuclear deal, and that means Iran will soon be subject to harsh U.S. sanctions. Overall the result will be a squeezed …

South Asia

The US reportedly called Kim Jong Un's bluff by demanding its nukes — and North Korea is flipping out

North Korea flipped on the US on Tuesday with a series of statements bashing President Donald Trump's administration and actions seemingly out of nowhere — but it may be because the US called its bluff.<p>Media from Pyongyang on Tuesday complained about a host of issues. They objected to the US …

North Korea

US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time

Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation stealth fighter jets and U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, the service’s short …

Military

Kim Jong Un just tested Trump ahead of the planned summit — and Trump may be caving already

North Korea appeared to turn the tables on the US on Tuesday by threatening to pull out of a summit scheduled for next month.<p>The threat is an apparent broadside against the Trump administration and looks like a power move that could make Washington consider concessions to Pyongyang.<p>North Korea …

North Korea

The Army Is Testing a Missile-Proof 'Iron Curtain'

The system would protect lighter vehicles from rocket and missile attack.<p>The U.S. Army is testing a system designed to protect military vehicles smaller than tanks from attacks. The "Iron Curtain" uses a combination of sensors and downward-firing projectiles to stop incoming rockets and missiles …

Military

Assad Is Desperate for Soldiers

The problem is that few want to fight for him.<p>TRIPOLI, Lebanon—In late March, the Assad regime released a propaganda video aimed at the young men of Syria. In the video, titled “Braids of Fire,” Asma al-Assad, the wife of Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, stands before a squad of female army …

Middle East

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Psychology

Russia appears to have turned its back on Iran's forces in Syria — and now Israel looks in charge

Russia on Friday reportedly declined to export its advanced S-300 missile defense system to Syria despite a high tempo of international and Israeli airstrikes peppering the country over the last few months, in the latest sign that Moscow has turned its back on Iran in the country.<p>Russia is Syria's …

Middle East

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the …

Barack Obama

Why Germans Are Getting Fed Up with America

It’s getting harder for Angela Merkel and the German elite to hold back growing anti-Americanism.<p>Germans have never liked U.S. President Donald Trump, and the backlash against his actions is stronger than ever after he pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal last week. But there’s a growing …

Geopolitics

China Launches Its First Domestically Made Aircraft Carrier

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, reaching another milestone in the expansion of the country’s navy.<p>The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, left its berth at a shipyard in the northeastern port of Dalian after a blow of its …

Military

How Much Trust Can You Really Give? Ask These 8 Questions Before Deciding to Trust Someone

There are times we need to trust someone and these are risk vs. reward decisions.<p>On any given day, you to have to make decisions about whether to trust someone. Some of these decisions happen in a nanosecond: You trust the driver will stop at the red light as you cross the street. When you order …

Management

What We Know About China's Suspected Laser Attack On U.S. Soldiers

Apparently Chinese soldiers attacked U.S. Air Force pilots in Africa with laser beams last week. U.S. pilots in Djibouti said lasers struck their …

China

Russia's Victory Day parade: Weapons to watch

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia will showcase some of its newest and most advanced military hardware on Wednesday when it stages its annual Victory Day Parade in Moscow's Red Square.<p>Rehearsals for the event, which commemorates the 73rd anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender in World War II, began earlier this …

Military

Chinese Missiles Are Transforming the Balance of Power in the Skies

For a quarter century, the U.S. and its allies owned the skies, fighting wars secure in the knowledge that no opponent could compete in the air. As …

Military

Turkey says it will retaliate if U.S. halts weapons sales

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will retaliate if the United States enacts a proposed law that would halt weapons sales to the country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday.<p>Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives released details on Friday of a $717 billion annual defense policy bill, …

Middle East

Iran planning to launch a barrage of missiles against Israel

Military analyst Roni Daniel said the intelligence suggested Iran would use Shiite militias already deployed in Syria, along with experts from …

Middle East

The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Michael Cohen

Chinese lasers injure US military pilots in Africa, Pentagon says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese personnel at the country's first overseas military base in Djibouti have been using lasers to interfere with US military aircraft at a nearby American base, activity that has resulted in injuries to US pilots and prompted the US to launch a formal diplomatic protest with Beijing, …

Military

German military dogs may be equipped with camera systems

A German engineering firm is reportedly showing off technology to outfit military dogs with wireless camera systems. A similar system was reportedly …

Pets

Kim Says He’d End North Korea Nuclear Pursuit for U.S. Truce

SEOUL, South Korea — Keeping diplomatic developments coming at a head-snapping pace, the South Korean government said on Sunday that North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, had told President Moon Jae-in that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States agreed to formally end the Korean War …

North Korea

Germany is pitching for a seat on the UN Security Council – here's why

The debate about the myth and withering of the liberal international order is in full flow. To the surprise of many, not because non-Western emerging …