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Beat Stress Like a Navy SEAL With This Ridiculously Easy Exercise | Inc.com

Like most people, you probably deal with your fair share of workplace annoyances. From the meeting that gets rescheduled yet again to managing your overflowing inbox or navigating the tricky world of team dynamics, your stress levels may spike multiple times throughout a single day. How are some people able to stay calm and productive in response to challenges while others are easily rattled? To find answers, ... Read More »

Every Entrepreneur Needs Flow. Nootropics Can Get You There. | Entrepreneur

We’ve all savored being “in the zone”: creative thoughts flow from brain to fingertips, timelessness, perhaps even an experience of euphoria. This elevated state of consciousness is the secret behind many outstanding athletes, daredevils, artists and entrepreneurs. It has a name — “flow” — given to it by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. You can harness the power of flow. Entrepreneurs trying to ... Read More »

Commentary: Restore GI Bill benefits for veterans with career-ending PTSD | MilitaryTimes

A recent government study concluded that about 12 percent of service members who left the military between 2011 and 2015 did so with a discharge type that will make them unable to access Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Within that group, more than 55,000 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or related conditions prior to discharge. For ... Read More »

Traumatic brain injury in veterans: Differences from civilians may affect long-term care | ScienceDaily

“The VA TBI Model System is uniquely positioned to inform policy about the health, mental health, socioeconomic, rehabilitation, and caregiver needs following TBI,” write Guest Editors Risa Nakase-Richardson, PhD, of James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, Fla., and Lillian Stevens, PhD, of Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Va. The special issue presents initial reports from a Department ... Read More »

From chatter to change: New image of PTSD stresses growth, not pity | MilitaryTimes

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the benefits of struggle. The recent New York Times bestseller “ Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,” by Sheryl Sandberg and Dr. Adam Grant, gives hope of creating resilience in the face of adversity. Retired Marine Corps. Gen. Jim Mattis’ speech on the topic in 2014, in which ... Read More »

Democrats push for a bigger military pay raise | MilitaryTimes

A group of House Democrats wants to boost military pay by almost 3 percent next year, arguing that annual trims to troops’ planned raises have left a troubling gap between their wages and private-sector paychecks. On Tuesday, the lawmakers introduced the “give our troops a raise” act, which would set the 2018 pay raise for servicemembers at 2.9 percent. That’s ... Read More »

Vision for VA: Fewer maternity services and cancer docs, more private care options | MilitaryTimes

Future Veterans Affairs clinics could feature fewer maternity services, fewer cancer specialists and more reliance on private-sector clinics for routine or non-military care, under Secretary David Shulkin’s vision for the department. But he insists that doesn’t amount to privatization of VA’s responsibilities. “I am interested in building world-class services in things I know the veterans of this country must rely ... Read More »

Open-Minded Man Grimly Realizes How Much Life He’s Wasted Listening To Bullshit | The Onion

During an unexpected moment of clarity Tuesday, open-minded man Blake Richman was suddenly struck by the grim realization that he’s squandered a significant portion of his life listening to everyone’s bullshit, the 38-year-old told reporters. A visibly stunned and solemn Richman, who until this point regarded his willingness to hear out the opinions of others as a worthwhile quality, estimated ... Read More »

You can teach yourself to be a risk-taker | BBC

It took Binta Niambi Brown several years to walk away in 2013 from the comfortable life she had built for herself as a corporate lawyer. She was going to start her own business, in a tough market that was already flooded. By 2015, she had launched Fermata Entertainment, a production and artist management company based in Brooklyn, New York. Her ... Read More »