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5 Reasons Why You Haven't Fallen in Love!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

Every generation of singles seems to struggle with the same problem, asking the same question: why is it so difficult to meet someone to have a committed love relationship?

Frontline Civilians: It's Time We Honor All Who Serve

Matt Zeller | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Matt Zeller

Instead of advocating for the return of the draft, Moulton was joining prominent leaders such as President Obama and General McChrystal (who is leading the Franklin Project) to call on all Americans to engage in some act of public service in their lifetime -- just as the civilians who I served with had done.

On Not Noticing America's Empire of Bases

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Really, you didn't hear a peep about all those bases? If you don't get the way this country has garrisoned the planet, if you never notice its empire of bases, there is no way to grasp its imperial nature, which perhaps is the point.

'Boom Boom' Baz: A1 Photojournalist

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.07.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That's his nickname, acquired being first on the scene to shoot the effects of booby-trapped cars during his native Lebanon's civil war.

The Roots of Civic Education and Service Run Deep and Wide

Jeremy M. Goldberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Jeremy M. Goldberg

Before then, Memorial Day felt more like a "day-off," but now it's an opportunity to honor the service of friends, colleagues, classmates and my grandfather's generation who put service over self to defend our nation.

No, Don Draper's Last Word Was Not Woo-Woo

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Even in our meditation-friendly decade, the specific technique that Don is shown using, chanting Om, is still widely -- but erroneously -- regarded as woo-woo.

What It Means to Be the Daughter of a United States Marine

Liza Long | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Liza Long

My father joined the ROTC in college. Dad started his thesis with the intention of defending the Vietnam War and the United States' role in it. Upon researching the subject, he concluded that the war was indefensible. He went to fly helicopters in Vietnam anyway.

Bodies Of 6 Marines In Nepal Crash ID'd

Associated Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

Nepal: No Survivors In U.S. Marine Helicopter Crash

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers who were aboard a U.S. Marine helicopter that crashed during a relief mi...

The Six Most Important Financial Tips for Young Military Families

Michael J. Meese | Posted 05.09.2015 | Money
Michael J. Meese

The earlier in your career that you implement these tips, the sooner you'll achieve financial stability and the stronger your personal finances will be able to grow throughout your life.

Men in Skirts

Greg White | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Greg White

Men love to strike bold poses. Pants constrict that. That time Angelina Jolie stuck her leg out of her dress, like a kickstand, I said, "Wow, there's someone in charge." I'd be a more effective leader if I could confidently pop my legs two feet apart to begin a business meeting.

Why I Want Everyone In America To See 'American Sniper'

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 03.30.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

I'm not sure if I was simply too young to grasp what my dad must've been going through when he went to war. Perhaps it was simply impossible for me to imagine my father being anything other than the man who I ate dinner with every night.

Marine Charged With Murder Of Transgender Woman In Philippines

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspe...

Large Canine And Tiny Pooch Team Up To Help Their Veteran Owner Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News

When this big rescue dog joined a new home, she probably didn't expect to find a furever friend in a pooch half her size. Douglas Pittsley, 27, of...

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

The End of an Era

Zachary Bell | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Zachary Bell

When I enlisted I wanted to fight the enemy and be as close as possible to the front lines. In March of 2008, I got exactly what I wanted on my first deployment to Garmsir, Afghanistan.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

U.S. Marines Leave Afghanistan After Tough War Years

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines are putting America's longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helma...

U.S. Marines End Afghan Operations, Prepare Withdrawal

Reuters | By Kay Johnson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their ope...

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

Life Interrupted

Darryle Pollack | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Darryle Pollack

Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon. Nor is it pink. For Barbie maybe it was more red, white and blue, the color of the flag that will cover her coffin and be given to her son after she is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Marine Suspected In Death Of Transgender Filipino Woman May Be Charged This Week

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a 26-year-old transgender woman in the Philippines may be charged with murder as soon as Wednesday, Reuters ...

What It's Like to See ISIS Capture a Town You Cleared

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

When you embed with a population, even during wartime, you become incredibly attached to the locals who reach out to help you. I got to know a lot of Iraqis who I feel close to even today - some were soldiers, some were civilians, but all were hopeful.

Marines Deactivate Decorated 'Walking Dead' Unit

AP | JONATHAN DREW | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned ...

Marine Sings Moving Cover Of 'Home' On Plane, Passengers Fall Quiet In Reverence

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.26.2014 | Good News

This Marine figured out the perfect way to let his fellow passengers know he was headed home. U.S. Marine Matt Bussen was on a plane, flying home f...