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Former Iraq POW Jessica Lynch on what helps her thrive after captivity: ‘Every day is a constant reminder’ | Fox News

Over 17 years ago, a young private named Jessica Lynch was captured by Saddam Hussan’s Iraqi forces in 2003 and was tortured for 9 days as a prisoner of war. Lynch was just 19 when her unit was ambushed in Iraq and eleven of her fellow soldiers were killed. She was successfully rescued by U.S. Special Operations forces but had ... Read More »

Special tactics airman drowned after ‘buddy pair’ system not followed in 2,000-yard swim | Air Force Times

1st class Airman Keigan Baker had been assigned to the Air Force Combat Dive School at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Florida. It was the fourth day of his class when they were given the 2000-yard swim test. Swimmers are required to wear full combat equipment, a flotation device, and a rubber AR-15. On March ... Read More »

Digging for gold: Identifying your ideal customer | Entrepreneur

The demands of our potential customers are ever-changing, and businesses need to evolve and adapt in their pace. You can market your products or services to your ideal customers if you satisfied a solution to their problem. Ideal customers differ from the rest of the market through demographic, psychographic, and decision-making information. Your branding message needs to convey that you ... Read More »

How to be a better parent: 11 Things to remember | Life Hack

Being a parent is the most fulfilling responsibility especially when your child grows the way you perceived them to be. But you must remember that they will be born with a will of their own that may conflict with yours. Parenting is not something we learn in school; it is through our own experiences. No parents are perfect, but we ... Read More »

‘Steely eyed killers’ no more: What will the Corps’ culture look like under a new force design? | Marine Corps Times

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger proposed a new force design that made retired Marine experts worry that the aggressive warrior ethos of the Corps has been put at risk. The force design plan has led to the Corps eliminating tanks, along with a restructure of Marine Corps infantry to make it smaller, lighter, and more mobile. Mark Cancian, a ... Read More »

The twisted horror of the American South | BBC Culture

Netflix’s film Devil All The Time is the fourth feature film from director Antonio Campos. It depicts the provocative Southern Gothic novel by Donald Ray Pollock where the scene spans between World War II and the Vietnam war. The Devil All The Time renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the themes of evil and abuse ... Read More »

Quebec woman identified as suspect behind ricin-laced letters sent to White House | Global News

The letter was apparently sent by a Canadian woman who resides in Quebec. Canada’s Special Operations along with forces in the US collaborated to have the women arrested and face federal charges. They got a warrant to search her house and now have 13 other people they are investigating. The women was identified as Pascale Ferrier. Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7348165/ricin-envelope-white-house-quebec/ Read More »

Police officers help rescue residents from burning building | ABC 17

Officer Timothy Childs was patrolling the area when he saw a house on fire. Immediately he intervened and started evacuating people out of the building. The police were able to intervene and potentially save lives as they waited for the fire department to arrive. They saved lives and risked their own despite the job not fitting the description. Seven people ... Read More »

This Green Beret had his leg shot off on a ‘cursed’ mission, but that didn’t stop him from becoming an elite sniper | Business Insider

On the night of April 6, 2008, US Army Green Beret Staff Sgt. John Wayne Walding was shot in his leg by the enemy’s sniper in the battle of Shok Valley, Afghanistan. This life-changing battle left him with no choice to get his legs amputated. He received his Silver Award and Purple Heart for his selfless dedication, but he was most admired for his resilience and grit to not let his leg stop him from serving. Walding went ... Read More »

The activity that reverses brain aging | Psy Blog

New research revealed that a single hour of light physical activity per week is recommended to reduce brain aging by one year. Since the brain tends to shrink with age, larger brain volume is a sign of healthy aging. Aside from preventing diseases, exercise is proven to be beneficial for our mental health. The study included 2,354 people who were involved in the Framingham Heart Study where ... Read More »

Have short attention span? 15 Ways to improve it | Forbes

It is no denying that our modern use of technology has significantly shortened our attention spans. Every distraction we get from the sound of a notification from our social media shifts our attention to our phone when working or even when spending time with family and friends. Our brain is a muscle and if we want to strengthen it, here are 15 ways to help you improve your attention span. Source: https://www.lifehack.org/885119/short-attention-span Read More »