The World in 1884 compared to the World now

In the late 19th century, modern methods of transport including rail, steamers and ultimately the internal combustion engine automobile, made it so that parts of Africa once remote to European imperialists became far more physically accessible. This resulted in the so-called scramble for Africa that ushered in a period of […] The post Here’s What…

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Living paycheck 2 paycheck and waiting for your tax refund

TODAY YOU ARE HERE TO HELP US PREPARE FOR A POTENTIALLY BUMPY TAX SEASON. WHY? Even though the federal government has reopened for three weeks, the shutdown is expected to have ripple effects for taxpayers. The lack of funding for the IRS prevented large swaths of the agency from operating during a time its worker…

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Army study quantifies changes in stress after meditation

Communing with the universe, in meditation, pays dividends for mental health.

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For a thousand years, people have reported feeling better by meditating but there has never been a systematic study that quantified stress and how much stress changes as a direct result of meditation until now.

U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers spent a year collaborating with a team of scientists from the University of North Texas to develop a new data processing technique that uses heart rate variability as a sensor to monitor the state of the brain. Their findings are reported in a paper published in the June edition of Frontiers in Physiology.

Healthy heartbeats have irregularities built into them with a slight random variation occurring in the time interval between successive beats. The sinus node, or the heart’s natural pacemaker, receives signals from the autonomic or involuntary portion of the nervous system, which has two major branches: the parasympathetic, whose stimulation decreases the firing rate of the sinus…

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Yemeni Intelligence is Doxxing the US Troops Manning Saudi Command Centers

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Sana’a (GPA) – In efforts to expose the criminals responsible for the ongoing genocide against Yemeni civilians, Yemeni Intelligence has started publishing the names and personal information of the US troops in charge of the Saudi command centers where airstrikes are ordered.

Washington tries to keep a tight lid on the extent of its involvement in Yemen. However, US troops are actually much more active in the conflict than most Americans would expect. In fact, the United States provides intelligence and logistical support for selecting airstrikes in addition to endless weapons and bombs.

The first target is Alexander R. Fhlug from Madison, Wisconsin. Yemeni Intelligence released a broad range of photos and personal information about Fhlug including where he lives, which barber he frequents, his favorite brands and shopping habits, and his other…

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