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Ecstasy therapy may help service veterans suffering PTSD | Reuters.com

Combining intensive psychotherapy with a pure form of the party drug ecstasy is safe and could aid recovery in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the findings of a study in military veterans. Edward Baran reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Combining intensive …

Speculative biology: understanding the past and predicting our future

In 1981, a remarkable book was published: After Man: A Zoology of the Future, by Dougal Dixon. As a child of the eighties, growing up in a science fiction bubble where daleks, vogons and the fighting machines of the War of the Worlds were at least as concrete to me as anything happening in the real …

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The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

On Aug. 24, 1952, the Silook and Oozevaseuk families of Gambell, Alaska, welcomed a baby girl into the world and introduced her to the island that had been their home for centuries. Gambell is at the western edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. When the weather is clear, you can see …

Empathy

This tiny house community aims to help veterans rebuild their lives (Video)

There's a saying in the military to "never leave someone behind." As reports of high rates of PTSD, mental illness, homelessness and suicide surface …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Veteran focused, games-based charity Stack Up to focus on suicide prevention

New program offers warfighters critical support through Discord<p>Stack Up, the military-focused charity centered around a shared love of video games, has announced a new suicide prevention initiative. Called the Stack Up Overwatch Program (STOP), it provides veterans and active-duty military …

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Can Get a Year of LinkedIn Premium For Free

Finding a job can be hard, no matter who you are or what your background is. If you spent time away from the traditional workforce serving in the …

V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans

Doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still can’t recommend medical marijuana, but they are being encouraged to talk more about it with military veterans.<p>That’s what a new V.A. policy being rolled out this month says.<p>The directive urges government doctors to “discuss with the Veteran …

The Catch-22 that keeps many vets from getting help

<b>(CNN) —</b> Joseph Heller would have had a field day describing what happens to too many American soldiers these days. While on active duty in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, they begin suffering mental health problems -- often they reflect the early onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). …

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market

LeafLink, an online commerce platform for cannabis dispensaries, raised $10 million from venture capital firms to expand its business in California as the state prepares to allow sales of recreational marijuana, according to CEO Ryan Smith.<p>The oversubscribed round comes on the heels of a $3 million …

83-Yr-Old Vietnam Vet Keeps Promise He Made Marine Friend in Foxhole Nearly 50 Yrs Ago

The story began in a world of fire. It endured for almost 50 years until death finally parted two Marines who made a promise while huddled in a …

In Mexico, Not Dead. Not Alive. Just Gone.

XALAPA, Mexico — At 5 a.m., the couple stirred to the buzz of a cellphone alarm. They had hardly slept — Carlos Saldaña had been in the hospital the night before, betrayed by his fragile stomach.<p>He had prayed that the pain would subside, that God would give him strength. Today was the raid, the …

Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

<b>(CNN) —</b> After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought …

Military

Who is Alejandro Villanueva, the lone Steeler who stood for the anthem?

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva was the only member of his team to be on the field for the National Anthem.<p>NFL players all …

Medical Marijuana for Vets

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Thomas James Brennan makes a powerful case that military veterans deserve access to medical marijuana, which can help alleviate physical and mental war wounds (“Why Pot, Not Pills, Works for My T.B.I.,” Op-Ed, Sept. 1).<p>Mr. Brennan is correct that federal law prevents doctors in the …

When Starbucks Shut Down Teavana, This Military Veteran Saw Opportunity

Millennials drink a lot of tea. The founder of Rakkasan Tea Company says he hopes to capitalize on that.<p>When Starbucks announced recently it was shutting down all Teavana stores in the United States, a lot of people were disappointed. This is a story about a military veteran turned entrepreneur who …

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One Question Every Veteran Wants to Answer

Civilians sincerely want to learn how to better approach veterans today in America, and the solution is far simpler than it appears at face …

My fellow conservatives should protect medical marijuana from the government

<i>Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican, represents California's 48th District in the U.S. House.</i><p>Not long ago, a supporter of mine, visiting from California, dropped by my Capitol office. A retired military officer and staunch conservative, he and I spent much of our conversation discussing the Republican …

Combat Translators Saved Their Lives. Now These Veterans Are Fighting to Bring Them to the U.S.

Fraidoon "Fred" Akhtari said his life began the day he first set foot on American soil at Dulles International Airport, just outside Washington, D.C.<p>Akhtari served the U.S. military for 13 years as an interpreter in Afghanistan, knowing he would become a target of the Taliban for enlisting with the …

Congress Just Made Huge Changes to the GI Bill. Here's What Matters Most for Veterans

5 big changes to watch for.<p>In a rare moment of unity, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., just passed a major expansion to the education benefits for U.S. …

Veterans

Why U.S. Military Veterans Deserve Viagra and Taxpayers Should Pay for It

Erections are a funny business. They’re also big business: The global market for erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs was valued at over $4.39 billion in …

North Shore 'runs to remember' veterans at neighborhood 5K | NOLA.com

The 2017 "Run to Remember" ran to fill big shoes - the shoes of veterans who sustained life-altering wounds while on active duty.<p>The 5k and 1k …

99-year old veteran checks last thing off bucket list

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WXYZ) -<p>A 99-year old Army veteran checked one last item off of his bucket list.<p>Saturday, he flew in a B-25 Bomber from the Yankee …

Veterans

Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Program

Our training program helps transitioning military and veterans explore entrepreneurship and prepares them to start or buy a small business.

Entrepreneurship

Why Veterans Take the Initiative to Explore Entrepreneurship

Military experience helps vetpreneurs find success once the uniform comes off.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I still carry the U.S. Army Leadership Guide in my work bag. In it, <i>initiative</i> is listed as one of the desirable traits of a leader. It’s defined as “a …

Entrepreneurship

True Grit: How Immigrants and Veterans Are Reshaping American Entrepreneurship

These two groups have more in common than you might think.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Immigrants and veterans.<p>What comes to mind when you consider that phrase? Lately, it’s been like a war; rhetoric and spin have pitted these two groups against one …

Entrepreneurship

'Combat Medicine:' Afghanistan Vet Seeks To Help Others Through Hip-Hop

There is no one sure way to reach combat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or substance abuse. But a new hip-hop album called <i>Combat Medicine,</i> released Wednesday, might help. It was written and performed by George "Mik" Todd, who goes by the name Doc Todd. He's a …

3 Mission-Critical 'Hot Buttons' for Military Veteran Franchise Buyers

Incorporate these three strategies in your franchise system to recruit veterans striving for civilian success.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our U.S. military veterans have paid the price for our freedom. Much of the free market that we enjoy as entrepreneurs …

Entrepreneurship

Deported U.S. military veterans commemorate Memorial Day in Mexico

You may have seen the viral photo: a group of deported veterans “who served in U.S. Army with the promise of becoming citizens” commemorating …

Veterans