7 Tips for Creative Thinking

Remaining creative throughout your life clearly offers mind health benefits. Not only can it minimize anxiety, depression, and cognitive problems, it can also enhance a person’s enjoyment of everyday experiences. In order to point your mind in a more creative direction, consider some of the following strategies: 1. Notice the world around you.  You don’t need to be a writer, artist, or inventor to […]

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Military Bases

The Department of Defense has 562,000 military bases and facilities located around the world, which collectively cover 24.7 million acres—nearly the size of Virginia. Much of that space is now unused, but Congress has barred the Pentagon from conducting a detailed assessment out of fear that bases in home districts would be closed.

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Girls Forced To Fight For Boko Haram

One year after Boko Haram abducted 276 Christian teenage girls from a northern Nigerian boarding school, authorities are no closer to finding them—and more have been taken. Amnesty International said this week that the Islamist group has captured at least 2,000 women and girls since the start of 2014. Those who escape say they were raped in forced marriages and trained […]

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Bungling British Burglar

A bungling British burglar who volunteered to be fitted with a police GPS tracker was arrested after he carried out a string of burglaries while wearing the device.  Nicholas Broadley, 33, wore the tracker as part of a program to help career criminals go straight.  But when police checked his movements, they discovered that he’d been at the scene of three […]

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