Sleep problems persist after PTSD treatment, study of active troops finds | MilitaryTimes

Sleep disturbance is one of the most common issues individuals with PTSD face. Specifically, insomnia and nightmares plague the vast majority of those struggling with the disorder. Although it is assumed to be high, relatively little is known about the actual prevalence of sleep disturbances in veterans with PTSD. Any clinician who treats veterans with PTSD will likely tell you that ... Read More »

The Unusual Books That Shaped 50+ Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

One of the questions I ask the most successful people I interview or meet is: “What book have you gifted most to others, and why?”   Below is a mega-list of the most-gifted and favorite books of 50-60 people like billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, elite athlete Amelia Boone, Malcolm Gladwell, legendary Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink, Dr. Brené ... Read More »

Why America’s Veterans Make the Best Entrepreneurs | Fortune

FedEx CEO Fredrick Smith learned much of his craft while serving his country. The men and women who serve our country are some of the most trusted individuals in American society. Notably, 73% of citizens have confidence in the military, the highest rated institution in the U.S., according to this Gallup poll. The military serves our country with honor and ... Read More »

Thank You for Your Service – 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans | Entrepreneur

There are more than 2.4 million businesses operated by veterans nationwide, according to the SBA 2012 Veterans Report. Despite this growing trend towards entrepreneurship, funding options that specifically benefit veterans are difficult to find. Here are four unique funding programs if you are a veteran starting or expanding your business.. 1. Self-employment grants for service-disabled veterans. Service-disabled veterans can connect with ... Read More »

House Approves 2.1% Troop Pay Raise in 2017 |

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a 2.1 percent pay raise next year for troops. The measure was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which the lower chamber overwhelmingly backed by a vote of 375-34. The massive $619 billion bill sets policy and spending goals for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. “This bipartisan bill ... Read More »

Top 15 U.S. Startup Accelerators and Incubators Ranked; TechStars and Y Combinator Top The Rankings | TechCo

There are a number of startup accelerator and incubator programs in the United States. We are fans of these programs (not to be confused with pure co-working spaces) as they offer entrepreneurs a way to spend a few months laser focused on a single idea. Through the accelerator or incubator they receive mentoring, guidance and a small amount of funding ... Read More »

Is a Software Patent Worth the Time and Effort? | AlleyWatch

After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it after spending a ton of money but going nowhere — here is my take on the question of whether a software patent is worth it. Although patents for things other than software are legitimate and ... Read More »

The Green Lumber Fallacy: The Difference between Talking and Doing | FarnamStreetBlog

Before we get to the meat, let’s review an elementary idea in biology that will be relevant to our discussion. If you’re familiar with evolutionary theory, you know that populations of organisms are constantly subjected to “selection pressures” — the rigors of their environment which lead to certain traits being favored and passed down to their offspring and others being thrown into ... Read More »

What if jobs are not the solution but the problem? | Aeon Essays

Work means everything to us Americans. For centuries – since, say, 1650 – we’ve believed that it builds character (punctuality, initiative, honesty, self-discipline, and so forth). We’ve also believed that the market in labour, where we go to find work, has been relatively efficient in allocating opportunities and incomes. And we’ve believed that, even if it sucks, a job gives ... Read More »

Why Gratitude Makes All the Difference in Hitting Your Goals | Michael Hyatt

When I asked successful business and thought leaders how they prepared to reach their goals in the upcoming year, several said gratitude gave them an edge. Some mentioned setting aside special time to reflect and express gratitude for all the positive they experienced. This close to Thanksgiving, that seems perfect this time of year. But why stop there? Jon Gordon ... Read More »