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The Science Of Conquering Your Fears -- And Living A More Courageous Life

Aristotle believed courage to be the most important quality in a man. “Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible," he wrote. Today, it's one of the more neglected areas of positive psychology, but recent research has begun to move toward an understanding of what …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth split

Miley Cyrus has called off her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth after four years together. Representatives for both stars confirmed that the couple had decided to split.<p>Cyrus, 20, and Hemsworth, 23, first met in 2009 on the set of their film The Last Song. In May 2012, they announced that they …

What Are The Air Force's Big Five Programs For The Future?

If there is one message that comes through loud and clear from the debate of military options in Syria, it is that the public does not want “boots on the ground” in the Middle East — or for that matter, just about anywhere else. So the future of U.S. military action belongs to air power, whether it …

Why The US Air Force Is Way Tougher Than People Think

Other service members are often critical of the relative comfort and higher standard of living afforded to airmen and airwomen.<p>But they're no runt of the litter — the Air Force has the highest budget of the four branches, and its operational capabilities are robust and exciting.<p>In short, the Air …

Amos: U.S. Need a Robust Crisis Response Force

Our na­tion re­quires a Mar­ine Corps that is ready, for­ward de­ployed and able to re­spond to crisis on a mo­ment’s no­tice. This will not change …

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One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says

At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>In a study published Tuesday in …

What Beyoncé Has Accomplished In 32 Years Is Mind-Blowing

Now married to music mogul Jay Z, Beyoncé is the third-most honored woman in Grammy Award history — claiming 17 wins — and a global symbol for female empowerment.<p>Her chart-topping solo singles include "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)", "Halo," "If I Were A Boy," "Irreplaceable," "Naughty Girl," …

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Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson Are Your 'Fifty Shades' Stars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Universal Studios and author E.L. James know you desperately want to know which beautiful famous …

Cuba-to-Florida swimmer: 'You're never too old'

35 years after first trying, Diana Nyad completes Cuba-Florida swim, braving treacherous currents<p>Senior swimmer Diana Nyad stepped onto dry sand in Key West on Monday after swimming more than 100 miles through treacherous waters from Cuba, at last achieving a goal she has pursued for 35 …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

Soldier To Receive Medal Of Honor For Incredible Bravery After His Afghan Outpost Was Overrun

Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, 33, will be the fifth living recipient of the nation's highest award, and the second for the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh.<p>"I don't think it's for me," he told The Spokesman-Review. "It's for everybody in the unit who sacrificed and held their own, the soldiers that gave their lives …

GOP Aims To Put Women In Office

The National Republican Party has launched Project Grow, an initiative to recruit, mentor and elect more female Republicans in every level of office. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee joins guest host Susan Stamburg to talk about the new project.<p>Transcript<p>SUSAN STAMBERG, HOST:<p>The GOP has tried to …

The Trickiest Questions Apple Will Ask In A Job Interview

While every tech company asks programmers technical questions to see if they're fit for a job, Apple makes a point to follow up each response with "but how would you optimize that/make it better?"<p>And then there are the questions that really throw you off.<p>Via Glassdoor's Interview Questions and …

Taller women more likely to get cancer, large study finds

The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater her risk for developing cancer, according to a new, large study of American women. Similar results have been found in other Western populations, including in the United Kingdom and Canada, and in Asia.<p>“There had been several previous studies but …

How Sprawl Makes Fighting Childhood Obesity So Much Harder

Revenge of the Nerds: Being Popular in High School Doesn't Make You Rich, After All

Last year, a study found that extra friends in high school translated into extra pay in middle age. But new research says otherwise.<p>Mathletes, goth freaks, drama nerds: you've been vindicated.<p>Last year, awkward teens everywhere got a rather depressing dose of news when new research suggested that …

The US Navy wants to help prevent sexual assaults by using Kinect and virtual avatars

The US military has been at the center of a sexual assault crisis over the past several years, within an estimated 26,000 members of the armed services suffering sexual assaults in 2012 alone, according to internal data. While women servicemembers are more likely to be victim of assaults, the …

Don't Blame Your Lousy Night's Sleep On The Moon — Yet

From madness to seizures, to crime and lack of sleep, people have long blamed the full moon for a range of problems. Research, on the other hand, has found little evidence over the years to support these anecdotal accounts of the moon's powers over the human body and brain.<p>But scientists in …

Indian School Deaths: A Village's Pain Compounded By Poverty

"We are small people. What can we really do about this?" asks Surendra Prasad, perched on the steps outside the Patna Medical College and Hospital in the state capital of Bihar in eastern India.<p>Inside, two of his young children are recovering in the intensive care unit. His wife has also been …

Forbes top schools list highlights debt, costs

Forbes' magazine's list of America's Top Colleges for 2013 is notable for what's not in the top slot: an Ivy League school.<p>The distinction of being number one this year goes to Stanford University (alma mater of Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer). The number-two school is Pomona College, a small liberal …

Grad School Admissions Negatively Affected By High BMI, Study Finds

Along with GRE scores and personal essays, something else might factor into your grad school acceptances -- your weight.<p>Researchers at Bowling Green State University interviewed 97 applicants about their experiences applying to psychology graduate programs at more than 950 American universities. …

US military to open elite combat roles to women by mid-2015

Women may be able to start training as US army rangers by mid-2015 and as navy commandos a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon …

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The 14 Most Impressive Women In The US Military

We've found the 14 most impressive women in the U.S. military right now.<p>These women have saved lives in the operating room, rescued fellow servicemembers while under enemy attack, set record times in triathlons and races, and come up with innovative ways to treat blast injuries, proving that women …