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How you become optimistic | Leading Blog

In his book No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael J. Fox shares how he lived his life positively despite his Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury. When life throws challenges and you feel like giving up, you might wonder how can one stay positive? Fox said, “Optimism is really rooted in gratitude.” No matter where we are ... Read More »

Turkey issues life sentences over failed 2016 coup | DW News

The Turkish court sentenced 337 suspects to life in jail over the 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A total of 475 defendants were on trial, 365 of them in jail. This was relating to the latest ruling in a series of cases that began in 2017 to try those accused of trying to overthrow the government in a coup. 25 F-16 pilots were ... Read More »

Here’s what you need to know about the military’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out | Military Times

Various US government agencies are coordinating to prioritize groups who will get the first COVID vaccination. Their topmost priority is health care workers, other essential personnel, adults with high-risk preexisting conditions, and residents of long-term health care facilities. Jonathan Hoffman said that the military’s place in that order has not yet been established. Pentagon is also tightening their protocols including ... Read More »

A new love for medieval-style travel | BBC Travel

Some might think of a pilgrimage as a specifically religious form of travel with a long, tiring walk. But other than that, it gives you an experience that refreshes your soul. The author said that his experience “suddenly made the world more human-sized in a way that travel by plane, train, or automobile never can.” With the COVID-19 pandemic, much ... Read More »

Nearly 20 suspects detained in PKK op in Istanbul | Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Special Forces have detained at least 19 suspects with ties to the PKK/KCK terror group, including the deputy mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli district. The anti-terror operation involved numerous SF and police units spread across 28 districts in Istanbul, and several weapons along with ammunition were confiscated. Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu stated that Turkey is now “seeing the light at ... Read More »

How U.S. Air Force Special Warfare units are preparing for the future | National Interest

The Air Force Special Warfare units are known for jumping out of airplanes and fighting in high-risk environments. However, in order to be some of the best, they have to focus on things like mental health and physical conditioning. National Interest goes in-depth about what makes their future so promising. Source: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-us-air-force-special-warfare-units-are-preparing-future-173283 Read More »

The barbell squat and deadlift alternative | Breaking Muscle

One thing that the pandemic taught us is that we can continue with our physical workouts even without the gym equipment. With a little creativity, one alternative for barbell squat and deadlift is doing the medicine ball clean and squat. It is a practical way to train your body with coordination and developing timing to improve strength, balance, stability, and ... Read More »

Self-sabotage: Why you do it and how to stop for good | Nick Wignall

We all have this tendency to undermine our capabilities because of our past experiences. Nick Wignall shares how self-sabotage is a chronic pattern that negatively affects our life, work, and relationship. If you find yourself consistently procrastinating, dealing with substance abuse, chronic lateness, stress eating, or struggling with intimacy and commitment, you have to pause and reflect on how you can ... Read More »

Trump plans to pardon former aide Michael Flynn: source | Reuters

President Trump is considering plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who had pleaded guilty in 2017 lying to the FBI during an investigation into Russian intervention during the 2016 presidential election. If Trump does grant a reprieve to Flynn, it would be the highest-profile pardon issued by the President since he took office. Trump could still ... Read More »

Marine Corps reduces annual training by cutting these requirements | Marine Corps Times

The Marine Corps has decided to reduce several annual training requirements to “enable commanders to focus on events that generate warfighting readiness,” according to an administrative message published Thursday. Tobacco cessation training, social media conduct, combating trafficking, and violence prevention awareness have been eliminated according to the MARADMIN. They will be categorizing the annual training into core and non-core requirements noting that non-core ... Read More »

The forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada | BBC Travel

Canada’s Gulf Islands are comprised of dozens of islands scattered between Vancouver and Southern Vancouver Island. The islands were protected and preserved and were said to be the forgotten Hawaiian islands in Canada. The legacy of the early Hawaiian settlers, known as Kanakas, was virtually erased from history after gradual intermarriage with local First Nations or other immigrant groups. During the ... Read More »