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Self-Defense, Soviet Style

The KGB’s secretive martial art is making a comeback.<p>KIEV, Ukraine—Dusk envelops a Kiev industrial estate. A man in military camouflage brandishes a …

Martial Arts

Want to Hire a Good Leader? Just Ask These Three Questions

This is a simple method to quickly identify people with strong leadership qualities.<p>In order to build a leadership team for your organization, you need to be able to identify the qualities of a good leader. Recently, at the Wharton People Analytics Conference in Philadelphia, General Motors CEO and …

Leadership

Inspire Your Team by Living This One Leadership Principle From the U.S. Marines

Only an unselfish leader can earn the trust that is essential for small teams to succeed.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>JJDIDTIEBUCKLE. No I didn't just type a bunch of random letters on my keyboard. It’s the 14 leadership principles followed by the United States …

Leadership

Shake Up Your Flexibility Routine With These Dynamic Stretches

Holding a stretch for 30 seconds isn’t the only way to improve your flexibility—it’s just the way a lot of us are used to. Dynamic stretching is …

10 Principles for Leading Through Change: A Navy SEAL's Approach

Dealing with change can suck on any battlefield. Here are 10 principles for success.<p>It wasn't long after I left the SEAL Teams, attended graduate school and started my first company that I realized <i>change</i> is a consistent reality in today's more volatile and disruptive business landscape. It affects …

Leadership

Pepper spray used by gardaí over 500 times in 2017

Met Police and other UK forces use Tasers, which are not widely available to gardaí<p>Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 20:00<p>Gardaí used pepper spray more than 500 …

Murder and mafia power shake Serbs in divided Kosovo

If You Suffer From Tight Hips, Find a Wall ASAP, and Do This Amazing Stretch

Tight hips are a common affliction among us desk dwellers. They can lead to lower back pain and tightness in our legs and just make us feel all around uncomfortable. Free your tight hips by finding a wall and doing this life-changing stretch (no really, it's <i>that</i> good!).<p>Known as figure four, you can …

Yoga

6 Signs to Instantly Identify Someone With True Leadership Skills | Inc.com

What are the defining attributes of great leaders? That's the age-old question thought leaders and scholars galore have been attempting to answer in mountains of books and literature.<p>While great leadership, to an extent, can be personal and subjective to the follower, there are universal principles …

Leadership

Must-Reads of 2017: Escaping the Thucydides Trap

For 70 years Americans have kept at bay the forces that ripped Athens and Sparta apart. But can it avoid war with China?<p>From Ukraine to the South China Sea, the past several years have reminded us that international peace and stability are not givens. The great issues of war and peace, order and …

Geopolitics

Here Is The Difference Between Horsepower And Torque

SCCA racing legend and <i>Motor Trend</i> presenter Randy Pobst has driven just about every car on the planet. So when it comes to clearing up the often …

Decriminalising drugs: could it work in Ireland?

Campaigners hope we might be about to turn a corner. The reality is more nuanced<p>Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 03:00<p>Video<br>• Images<p>In 2001 Portugal decriminalised …

21 Slow Cooker Recipes That'll Inspire You To Pull Out The Crock Pot

People who own a slow cooker know that this kitchen appliance is truly great. No other appliance can cook you dinner while you’re at work, and reward you with the sweet smell of a delicious meal when you walk through the door.<p>And that’s not all. This appliance is also a master at breakfast recipes, …

Cooking

David Simon: ‘If you’re not consuming porn, you’re still consuming its logic’

Alongside longtime collaborator George Pelecanos, The Wire’s creator talks about their new TV drama, The Deuce, which examines porn’s impact on US society<p>Amid rows of houses and a sprinkling of bars, coffee shops, convenience stores and restaurants in Riverside, an unpretentious corner of …

Times Square

Got Sisu? Finnish Grit Against Russia in the Winter War | Art of Manliness

“Finland alone, in danger of death — superb, sublime Finland — shows what free men can do.” –Winston Churchill, January 1940<p>“All we had to do was …

Winston Churchill

Life Advice From Major Dick Winters | The Art of Manliness

Few masculine archetypes are as mysterious and compelling as that of the monastic warrior. From the Shaolin monks to the Knights Templar, such men …

Tom Hanks

How to Safely Clear Your Home of an Intruder | The Art of Manliness

It’s 2 AM, and you’re lying asleep in bed. Your wife is snuggled next to you, and your young children are slumbering soundly in their respective …

The Stacks: How America Fell for the Private Eye

Ross Macdonald wrote his share of classic American detective stories. Here he takes a busman’s holiday and explores the origins of Sam Spade, Philip …

Literature

How to be a leader at work — when you’re not the boss

You're not the boss. You know that. But guess what? That doesn't mean you can't be a leader — even to your boss. Here's the thing: "Your boss wants …

Employment

Eight ways to stop the spread of radical Islam in Irish cities

It is less difficult to prevent radicalisation than it is to try to de-radicalise an individual<p>Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 23:40 Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017, …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Inside the Plan to End Last Year's Dallas Police Shooting

An adaptation from Chief David Brown's memoir, Called to Rise<p><i>On the evening of July 7, 2016, Micah Johnson, an Army Reserve veteran who'd served in Afghanistan, opened fire at a rally in Dallas against the recent police killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.</i> …

Law Enforcement

A Navy SEAL's 7 Steps for Using Culture to Drive Change | Inc.com

Leading significant organizational change is hard. Though well-intentioned, that's why over half of major transformation efforts fail. Why? Many reasons can include but aren't limited to a bad strategy, a weak culture lacking trust and accountability, poor communication, low levels of buy-in, …

Management

Columbia's Last Flight

The inside story of the investigation—and the catastrophe it laid bare<p>Space flight is known to be a risky business, but during the minutes before dawn last February 1, as the doomed shuttle Columbia began to descend into the upper atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean, only a handful of people—a few …

To This Day

WG-Fit

A former Navy SEAL commander explains the surprising way he trained his troops to respond to failure

During his deployment in Iraq in 2006, Jocko Willink oversaw about 100 people as the commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser.<p>In an episode of his podcast, Willink explained that he developed a habit that could annoy his troops but also serve as a real motivator.<p>From the podcast:<p>"One of …

Military

'It's not about the job title': A Marine explains how to lead when you're not the boss

Angie Morgan is a Marine veteran who is a coauthor, along with Courtney Lynch and Sean Lynch, of the new book "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success." Here Morgan explains how you can lead when you are not the boss. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So leadership is about</i> …

Leadership

The Beginner's Guide to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

<b>"That's gross and I'm never doing that."</b> That was my thought the first time I saw people training Brazilian jiu jitsu. The idea of rolling around …

Martial Arts

5 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time

The best teachers all have at least one thing in common: they ask great questions. They ask questions that force students to move beyond simple answers, that test their reasoning, that spark curiosity, and that generate new insights. They ask questions that inspire students to think, and to think …

Management
Self-improvement

Jocko Willink: Career Advice From A Former Navy SEAL

I spoke to Jocko Willink, the bestselling author of <i>Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win</i> and former Navy SEAL officer, about the lessons he learned from his time in the military, the most important leadership qualities, how he transitioned from being a Navy SEAL to the business world, …

Military