Skyler Madigan

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A Story of Leadership and War

<i>By Sarah Lohschelder</i><p>Much has been written about the war in Afghanistan, from on-the-ground reports of foot soldiers to geopolitical analyses of U.S. government officials. Yet, Lieutenant Colonel Seth B. Folsom manages to find new insights in <i>Where Youth and Laughter Go</i>, a recounting of his …

Oscars 2016: Nominated foreign films weave tales of war, betrayal and youth

The movies nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign film are tales of history, betrayal and adventure set against the Afghan war, the Colombian Amazon, the deserts of Jordan, a Turkish village and the mud, ash and corpses of the Holocaust.<p>The films are at once sweeping and intimate, …

Film Festivals

A Marine-turned-journalist wants to redefine war coverage

Thomas James Brennan was on foot patrol in Afghanistan when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him. It left his mind jumbled. He couldn't …

How Do People Live and Cope In The Midst Of Violent Conflict?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> To Endure<p><b>About Zainab Salbi's TED Talk</b><p>Humanitarian Zainab Salbi explains how life continues in the midst of war — and how the ones who "keep life going" are women.<p><b>About Zainab Salbi</b><p>Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi-American humanitarian who advocates for women's rights …

War's real heroes - the photojournalists who reveal the terrible truth

Press freedom group issues video to contrast military propaganda with reality<p>The press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has launched a campaign to raise public awareness of the work done by war reporters, particularly photojournalists.<p>A video, available on YouTube, contrasts what …

Freedom of the Press

10-year-old boy murdered by the Taliban was hailed as a war hero

In a photo of 10-year-old Wasil Ahmad that's made its way across social media, the Afghan boy holds a rifle nearly as big as himself. His militia …

Pakistan

Go for a walk – you could discover the meaning of life

If you have a burning question about yourself, the answer might be all around you – that’s the theory behind Street Wisdom<p>“The street is an invisible university, if you know how to look.” I am intrigued. This is the promise of Street Wisdom, a walking group with a twist, who offer something pretty …

Meditation

Homeless man's profound speech questions the meaning of modern life

A homeless busker reveals the lessons he has learnt about what it means to be a human being in the 21st century<p>During an impromptu interview at a petrol station in <b>Austin, USA,</b> a <b>homeless man</b> known only as Obediah has given a touching and remarkably eloquent interview about the lessons he's learned …

5 Ways to Discover Your Own Meaning of Life

"Having a purpose is the difference between making a living and making a life." --Tom Thiss<p><b>Why are you here?</b><p>Have you discovered your <i>purpose</i>--why you're here, what you're meant to do? How do you know when you have? And why do you need to find it?<p>Because it's where you find fulfillment and …

Happiness

The Meaning of Life (No, Really -- This Is It)

Do we search for meaning or do we create it? The answer may surprise you.<p><b>"We all want to be part of something -- an organization, a team, a community, a relationship -- that somehow allows us to exceed our expectations of ourselves."</b><p>Inc.com may seem to be an unlikely place to find the meaning of …

Work-life Balance

Finding a Valid Hypothesis for "What is the Meaning of Life?"

<i>“No one can live happily who has regard to himself alone and transforms everything into a question of his own utility; you must live for your</i> …

Reclaiming Buddha's Meditation, Modified for the Modern Indian

"The house of miseries is built with bricks of attachment. Take away the bricks and the house will crumble." After his long meditation under the banyan tree in Gaya, Siddhartha Gautama opened his eyes and spoke these words with a joyful smile. They contained the gist of his philosophical and …

The Indian who changed the world : Buddha's epic journey to seek Nirvana.

Becoming Buddha: One man’s epic journey to seek Nirvana.<p>India is one the world’s most ancient living civilizations. It’s also the birthplace of one …

The Imitation of Buddha

No fun. No sex. No booze. No hair. No eyebrows. Could a playboy adventurer like myself find enlightenment by binning life's materialism and becoming a Buddhist monk? Could a period of abstinence in the remote cloisters of a Thai monastery save the cankered soul from additional rot? Could I imitate …

E3 2015: Why Nintendo Didn’t Show Zelda Wii U

Nintendo's President spoke to us about Zelda Wii U and how it's still a 2016 game.<p>In an interview with IGN, we asked Nintendo President Reggie …

Here's what Russia's up to in Syria — and why it won't work

While it appears no Russian troops are engaged in fighting, the volume of military cargo delivered from Russia to Syria by sea and air has significantly increased in the last couple weeks.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted that it was "premature" to talk about direct Russian participation in …

Destiny Update Adds Microtransactions, Nerfs Shotguns, and Lots More

Destiny is undergoing big changes today. Bungie has just released the game's new 2.0.1 update, which, among other things, introduces microtransactions and implements big changes to shotgun lethality.<p>Today's update adds the Eververse Trading Company, the in-game store when you can now buy dancing …

The Stanley Parable Creator Announces New Game

Davey Wreden, creator of acclaimed indie game The Stanley Parable, has announced a new first-person narrative game titled The Beginner's Guide. It is described as a game with "no traditional mechanics, no goals or objectives. Instead, it tells the story of a person struggling to deal with something …

PlayStation 4's 3.00 update, delivering YouTube streaming, goes live tomorrow

PlayStation 4's system software 3.00 goes live to users tomorrow, following a monthlong test of new features in a closed beta.<p>System 3.00 will introduce streaming gameplay to YouTube as well as uploading 10-second clips directly to Twitter. Users also will be able to save screenshots in the …

Bayonetta Dev's Scalebound Will Boost Sales of Xbox One in Japan, Says Exec

Xbox Japan's marketing manager, Masashi Inoue, has said he believes sales of the Xbox One in Japan will receive a boost when Platinum Games' Scalebound is released.<p>Speaking to DualShockers at Xbox One Fanfest in Tokyo, Masashi was asked whether he believes the Microsoft exclusive action game from …

Khloe Kardashian: I Still Call Caitlyn Jenner ‘Bruce,’ Says Transition Has Been Difficult For Entire Family

Khloe Kardashian admits that she still calls Caitlyn Jenner by the name Bruce, saying her stepfather’s transition to live as a woman has been …

Most Failures Are Failures of Imagination: Why The SDGs Can Prove Otherwise

The most important aspect of all of the Sustainable Development Goals has been the triumph of human imagination they represent. Whether in art, science, technology, anti-poverty work or social activism, when there is a failure we often perceive it as a failure of talent, strategy, planning, …

Apple Drone concept takes flight in designer's imagination

Imagine it's the end of the next major Apple event. Tim Cook steps back onto the stage, his button-down shirt untucked. He holds a white controller in his hand. The crowd falls silent. "Oh, and one more thing," he says as a whirring gadget emerges from the back of the theater, buzzing overhead. …

Drones