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The future of luxury is in wellness, watches and possibly weed | Bloomberg Opinion

Andrea Feltsad sits down an interview’s experts on trends in the Luxury department. Although spending on unnecessary things might seem grim this year people are still willing to spend money. People have had to readjust their wallets and have used pocket change for new designer rather than a vacation. What people are considering luxury might even change.    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-09-26/coronavirus-recovery-luxury-s-future-is-in-wellness-watches-and-weed?utm_campaign=opinion&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews  Read More »

Making the U.S. military’s counter-terrorism mission sustainable | War on the Rocks

Trumps has been open about wanting to pull troops out of the Middle East. He has recently stated that we should pull troops out of the Middle East as a way to pressure their governments. Stephen Tankel writes about the presence of troops and what sustainability means in the context of troops in unstable areas.   Source: https://warontherocks.com/2020/09/making-the-u-s-militarys-counter-terrorism-mission-sustainable/  Read More »

America must build a coalition to counter China’s accelerating aggression | Defense News

China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) investments have only made it more difficult for surrounding nations to compete and fend off the country. Those run by corrupt authoritarians use China to further wreak havoc against their own people. With everyone focused on the coronavirus, this has given China more leverage to increase aggression towards less compliant nations. U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense need to ... Read More »

U.S. military base housing Canadian troops in Iraq attacked | Global News Canada

Recently, a US base located in Iraq was ambushed by Popular Mobilization Forces according to the Kurdish Government. Rockets were fired at the facility. This base houses Canadian troops and there have bene no reports of injuries. This occurred after a recent rocket strike killed a family near an airport on Thursday. Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7371534/canadian-forces-iraq-us-base-attacked/ Read More »

4 Ways to better understand risk in your personal finances | The Simple Dollar

People have different risk tolerance based on their experience and preferences. It is also dependent on your current life stage. If you are young, then most likely you have higher chances of being more aggressive to investing but for families with children, they would like to have a combination of conservative and high-risk investments as they prepare for education and retirement. Different people value things ... Read More »

How phones affect people’s sleep | PsyBlog

The society today is widely dependent on their phones for daily use. Without proper control and usage, it can affect our sleeping patterns and increase the dereliction of responsibilities. Dr. Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios, the study’s first author, used the phrase ‘technoference’ which is everyday intrusions and interruptions that people experience due to mobile phones and their usage. Source: https://www.spring.org.uk/2020/09/how-phones-affect-peoples-sleep.php Read More »

Ask Stew: Getting ready to move from infantry to special ops | Military.com

If you are getting ready to move from infantry to special ops training, you may start doing this program from a former Navy Seal and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). To improve your mobility and flexibility, Stew recommends making every workout day a mini-mobility day at the end of the day or workout period. He also adds to start by adding swimming workouts, PT reset exercises, ... Read More »

Navy updates SEAL ethos with gender-neutral language | Task & Purpose

The Navy updated its SEAL ethos and creed to revise references to “man” and “brotherhood” in favor of gender-neutral language, a Navy official said Monday. The SWCC creed, which originally mentioned an “elite brotherhood of sailors” standing ready in our nation’s time and need, was changed to an “elite group of maritime warriors.”. Rear Adm. Collin Green said that this move ... Read More »

Study suggests reduced mortality risk for Covid-19 may be associated with adequate vitamin D levels | Forbes

A study led by Dr. Michael F. Holick and researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that there is evidence that getting enough vitamin D provides significant support in protecting hospitalized individuals infected with Covid-19 from adverse outcomes. He recommends taking a vitamin D supplement to reduce the risk of being infected. Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/marlamilling/2020/09/26/adequate-vitamin-d-levels-cuts-risk-of-dying-from-covid-19-in-half-study-finds/#3e8697fe5285 Read More »

Somalia: Somali special forces retake town from Al-Shabaab | All Africa

Military reports state that Somali special forces had taken control of an Al-Shabaab base and now peacefully have control over the Leego Area. In 2015, Al-Shabaab members attacked an AMISOM outpost in the same area, killing more than 70 Burundi soldiers and injuring dozens more. The Somali Army increased their force in the area in order to liberate any parts ... Read More »