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Preemptively planning for a PR crisis: How to protect your company | Forbes

Anything that can damage the reputation of your organization is a PR crisis. Every company needs a damage control plan in place to mitigate the risk of crippling external factors that can badly affect your business. Businesses without a PR crisis plan may find themselves playing defense without proper handling from people within the company. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2020/10/05/preemptively-planning-for-a-pr-crisis-how-to-protect-your-company/#634c56d721a5 Read More »

Ask Stew: Going into winter lift cycle but already strong | Military.com

If you already have an athletic history, you may have certain strength in weight training but an area for improvement in areas of speed agility, or endurance. In preparation for the fall and winter, Stew Smith recommends cutting the weight lift in half and doubling your cardio. Adding a rucking progression to change things up during this phase is also important. In the spring and summer, you can go back to focusing on ... Read More »

Your technical manual for online learning | Task & Purpose

Learning never stops and doing online classes can be one thing active duty service members and veterans can take advantage of to pursue higher education. By optimizing your living space, managing your time wisely, and committing to your participation in class, you can make the most out of remote learning no matter your situation. Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/education/online-learning-guide-troops-veterans Read More »

‘Lead from the front’: Vietnam combat veteran shares lessons in leadership | ABC 27

When retired Army Colonel Tony Nadal was appointed as a company commander, he believes that leaders need to earn the trust and respect of its soldiers by leading from the front. During a battle against North Vietnamese troops, Nadal put himself at risk during a firefight to recover the body of a lieutenant who had been killed in a creek bed. “I had said that we won’t leave anyone behind,” he commented. When ... Read More »

How does resistance training rank in terms of safety? | Breaking Muscle

There is a misconception about weight training that it can make you look bulky or too slow. Weight training has many benefits and the reason why people avoid it and opt for other programs is because of previous injury, health issues, and paranoia. As greatly quoted by Brett Contreras, “If you think lifting weights is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” Source: https://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/how-does-resistance-training-rank-in-terms-of-safety Read More »

15 Self-care journal ideas & templates for 2020 | Develop Good Habits

Taking a rest is a must for our overall health so we can step back and align our actions to our goals. We have different ways to do our self-care and one way is through journaling. Writing can be a way to express your feelings, creativity, and your self-confidence. Here is a list of resources to help you create schedules and plans for your personal life. Source: https://www.developgoodhabits.com/self-care-journal/ Read More »

You don’t have to pay federal student loans until 2021 — But you should | The Simple Dollar

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, student loans are reduced or suspended on loan payments until for certain individuals who meet the requirements until December 31, 2020.  However, “forbearance” doesn’t mean “forgiveness.” Paying loans can lead to better credit scores, debt-to-income ratio reductions, and a rapid decrease in the total student loan amount. If you are able to continue paying on your student loans this year, ... Read More »

How to identify your strengths and weaknesses in 5 steps | Life Hack

According to researchers, strengths and weaknesses are highly contextual and dependent on the mix of our values, goals, interests, and situational factors. If you get to know yourself better, you can recognize opportunities that will be beneficial for you versus those you can expect to feel more challenged and uncomfortable. Learning your capabilities can help you progress toward your goals faster and improve your resilience. Source: https://www.lifehack.org/887330/strengths-and-weaknesses Read More »

Is your life a mess? 15 Ways to clean it up and find happiness | Live Bold & Bloom

Living in the past can be paralyzing. Failure at one thing does not mean that you cannot turn your life around. Know that you learn from these lessons and possess tools and wisdom from your past to build a better future. Failure builds character. Do not let it stop you from achieving the happiness you deserve. Source: https://liveboldandbloom.com/09/lifestyle/life-is-a-mess Read More »

Can you pick up a side gig while on unemployment? | The Simple Dollar

Currently around 20% of Americans are receiving unemployment, largely due to the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic. If you are looking to pick up a side job while on unemployment, the first step is to check local regulations. Every state has their own set of rules and requirements. Next, understand that in some states any income will deduct the ... Read More »