The Pentagon Wants Autonomous Fighter Jets to Fly in Combat — TIME


The U.S. Air Force Research Lab is moving ahead with an initiative to turn aging F-16 fighter jets into unmanned, autonomous combat aircraft. The pilotless planes will fly alongside the newer aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Speaking at a forum in Washington, Wednesday, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work said he expects…

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Top 10 Reasons to Create Little Free Libraries in Your Community by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan — Nerdy Book Club


We often support schools and communities with promoting summer reading. We want students to continue their “readerly lives” over the summer. A few years ago, we were researching ideas to get books to students in different communities and we came across Little Free Libraries. We immediately feel in love! We were so enamored by this […]

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Here’s Another Sign a Recession Is Coming — TIME


Corporate profits are often used as an indicator of general economic health. And, typically, a strong economy is a large driver of stock prices. But if you look at all the factors in this equation, something isn’t adding up. The S&P 500 is hovering near all-time highs, up about 9% from two years ago, and…

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An 11-year-old Girl Got a Whole Foods Contract for Her Lemonade Business — TIME


Not many kids turn their lemonade stands into successful ventures, but 11-year-old Mikaila Ulmer has raised the bar by securing a four-state contract with Whole Foods. The Austin, Texas sixth-grader built her lemonade business, BeeSweet Lemonade (soon-to-be “Me & The Bees”), with a 1940s lemonade recipe from her grandmother that uses flaxseed and local honey…

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The Story Behind America’s First Commercial Computer — TIME


Exactly 65 years ago, on Mar. 31, 1951, the U.S. Census Bureau signed a contract for the first commercial computer in the U.S. and thus entered a new era. When UNIVAC—the Universal Automatic Computer—was dedicated a few months later, the New York Times called the machine “an eight-foot-tall mathematical genius” that could in one-sixth of…

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How Practicing Gratitude Daily Will Change Your Life — Growing Grace


It’s rare that a new idea or concept comes along completely out of the blue and revolutionizes your life. When it happens, you should grab hold of it with two hands and embrace it as much as you can. Since I discovered the life-changing benefits of practicing gratitude, everything has improved beyond recognition.

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9 Easy Ways To Practice Gratitude For Long Term Happiness — Growing Grace


In yesterday’s post, I talked about how practicing gratitude had changed my life. I believe it could have the same impact on anyone, if applied with enough feeling and vigor. If you would like to try practicing gratitude in order to increase your happiness levels, here are nine simple ways you can do so daily.

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How to Make Failure Your Best Friend — Growing Grace


Failure is an awful feeling. No matter who you are and what stage of life you’re at, you will be familiar with the biting, ego-shriveling and embarrassing sensation of failure. It hurts. It stings. It sucks. But does it have to?

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