10 American Boom Towns That Became Ghost Towns

Several lucrative coal mines fostered the town of Sims, North Dakota, which was established in 1881 and had a population of more than 1,000 that year. Within three years, the vibrant community bustled with three general stores, two real estate offices, seven saloons, two churches, two boarding houses, a school, a drug store, a jewelry store, a hotel, a post office, a lumberyard, a brickworks, and a Northern Pacific railroad depot. But higher-quality coal was discovered elsewhere, and the population dropped by more than half by 1890. The worst kiss of death for Sims, however, came in 1928, when U.S. Highway 10 bypassed the struggling town. By 1948, only the caretaker of the Lutheran church remained—and ultimately he, too, moved away...

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راه های افزایش اعتماد به نفس با ساده ترین تکنیکها

اعتماد به نفس به معنای خودباوری است. وقتی شما خودتان را باور داشته باشید، در برابر کوهی از مشکلات مقاوم و استوار می مانید. کسانی که در برابر کوچکترین مشکلات سریع رنگ می بازند، در واقع اعتماد به نفس کافی ندارند. راه های افزایش اعتماد به نفس زیاد است. ما در این مطلب قصد داریم به همین موضوع بپردازیم.

1. خود را با دیگران مقایسه نکنید

یکی از مشکلات افرادی که به کمبود اعتماد به نفس مبتلا هستند، مقایسه کردن خود با دیگران است. این کار باعث می شود تا خود را دست کم بگیرید...

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Marines Weigh Closing Parris Island and San Diego to Open New Coed Boot Camp

The Marine Corps is considering a plan in which it could close its two existing boot camp locations and funnel all recruits to a new base where men and women would train together.

Marine entry-level training is a long way off from being able to meet a congressional mandate to make its East and West coast training bases both able to support gender-integrated training in the coming years, the Corps’ top general said on Thursday.

That is leading the service to study the option of opening a third training base in a new location to which all new recruits would ship, rather than spending cash on construction projects at aging training bases.

“Nothing, the way we’re organized right now, lends itself to integrated recruit training,” Commandant Gen. David Berger said on Thursday...

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11 Ways to Stay Safe During a Heat Wave

Protect yourself and your family by knowing the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Their symptoms are similar and should always be taken seriously. Watch for dizziness, headache, nausea, loss of consciousness, and a fast or weakening pulse. With heat exhaustion, the skin is cold and pale, and feels clammy. Once heatstroke kicks in, body temperatures rise to 103 degrees or higher, and the skin becomes hot, red, dry, or damp because it stops sweating. If you or anyone else shows these symptoms, get medical attention immediately.

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Military Leaders Reveal Plans to Make Promotion Packages Totally Anonymous

The Defense Department has plans to remove all personal identifying characteristics, such as gender and name, from promotion packets to avoid potential bias by selection boards, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday.

In July, Defense Secretary Mark Esper put out a directive barring the use of photos by selection boards. But on Thursday, he and Milley said the directive didn’t go far enough in promoting equal opportunity and diversity in the ranks.

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“We are the world’s biggest meritocracy,” Milley said at a town hall meeting. But bias, whether conscious or unconscious, needs to be eliminated, he added.

Milley said that knowledge, skills and character should be the main factors in deciding ...

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10 American Landmarks That Were Almost Destroyed

Although the Statue of Liberty has become a symbol of freedom and of the friendship between the United States and France, sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi initially envisioned the massive figure as a robed peasant woman with a torch, standing at the entrance to the Suez Canal in Egypt. When that idea was scuttled, Bartholdi turned his attention to the United States, transforming his Egyptian peasant into a female embodiment of liberty. While the statue itself was paid for by France, through donations from city governments, citizens, and even schoolchildren, the United States needed to pay for the pedestal. When fundraising faltered stateside, newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer took up the crusade, urging readers to contribute. The campaign raised more than $100,000 in six months...

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The Air Force’s Future Tanker Planes Could Be Autonomous

The Air Force is drawing up plans for its next refueling tanker to have autonomous or semi-autonomous capabilities, thanks in part to efforts to fix the KC-46 Pegasus, according to the service’s acquisition czar.

Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said a required redesign of the KC 46’s Remote Vision System (RVS), which permits the in-flight operator to view the refueling system below the tanker, is bringing the tanker to the brink of autonomous refueling with its latest suite of sensors and in-flight tracking.

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“The KC-46 is going to take us all the way up to the doorstep of semi-autonomous and autonomous tanking,” Roper said Wednesday du...

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The Best Rain Jackets for Outdoor Work and Adventure

Don’t let the rain turn your day outside into a wash. Stay dry with these top-quality products.

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Best Rain Jacket Options

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If you work outside or just enjoy the great outdoors, don’t let a downpour slow you down. Avoid getting soaked to the bone by arming yourself with the best rain jacket.

The best rain jackets keep you both dry and cool, unlike the stuffy old-school rain jackets. The best option for you may offer extra insulation for cold rains. Or, it may be super light and pack up small into a tiny built-in pocket to stash in your hiking pack or the trunk of your car.

Check out these products before your next rainy day.

  1. BEST OVERALL: The North Face Resolve Waterproof Jack...
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Fort Hood Armored Brigade Will Deploy to Europe, Army Announces

The Army announced today that it will deploy an armored brigade to Europe this fall as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

The 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team from Fort Hood, Texas will replace the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division in support of NATO efforts to deter Russian aggression in the region, according to a Fort Hood news release.

“It is a great privilege to aid in the preservation of peace by showcasing our Army’s ability to project lethality across the globe,” Col. Michael Schoenfeldt, commander of the 1st ABCT, said in the release.

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“The Ironhorse Brigade is lethal, tough, and ready...

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The Best Tool Backpacks for On-the-Go Jobs

Take your tools with you wherever you go with one of these easy-to-carry tool backpacks.

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The Best Tool Backpack Options

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Tool backpacks have become must-have gear for on-the-go DIYers and industry professionals because of their flexibility, durability, and portability. Instead of struggling with a bulky tool box that’s difficult to carry or pack into a vehicle, a tool backpack lets you carry the load over your shoulders or down by your side. The material lets you easily shape it to fit into a packed car or truck.

The best tool backpack for you depends on your profession, the tools you use regularly, and any features that you want in your tool backpack, such as waterproof material or heavy-d...

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