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What 9/11 looked like to the only American service member not on earth

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NASA The question of “where were you on Sept. 11?,” the traditional addendum to the distinctly post-9/11 rallying cry of “never forget,” means something different to the service members and veterans who saw combat in the Global War on Terror than it does for the average civilians. Thousands of military personnel sprang into action on that Tuesday, from racing toward the World Trade Center and Pentagon alongside first responders to securing U.S. air sovereignty from the cockpit of an F-15. In the decade that followed, more than 3 million Americans joined the armed forces. The attacks were an unmistakable call of duty, one that Americans are […]

Venezuela crisis: Brazil deploys troops after migrant attacks – BBC News

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Brazil is sending troops and extra police to the border town of Pacaraima where Venezuelan migrant camps were attacked and set ablaze. President Michel Temer held an emergency meeting on Sunday as regional tensions rose over the numbers fleeing crisis-hit Venezuela. Venezuela has asked its neighbour to ensure the safety of its citizens. In Ecuador, desperate Venezuelans were reported to be crossing the border in defiance of new entry requirements. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Read more: youtube.com Please follow and like us:

Ranking the 6 Most Accurate Keyword Research Tools

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Posted by Jeff_Baker In January of 2018 Brafton began a massive organic keyword targeting campaign, amounting to over 90,000 words of blog content being published. Did it work? Well, yeah. We doubled the number of total keywords we rank for in less than six months. By using our advanced keyword research and topic writing process published earlier this year we also increased our organic traffic by 45% and the number of keywords ranking in the top ten results by 130%. But we got a whole lot more than just traffic. From planning to execution and performance tracking, we meticulously logged […]

A small startup forced its employees to take vacation time and forbid answering emails, and the results were astounding

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Shutterstock Vacation time was mandatory during an experiment at a small startup called SimpliFlying. Employees had to take one week off every seven weeks, and if they got in touch with the office while they were away, they weren’t paid for that vacation week. Productivity and happiness increased afterward. There’s evidence suggesting that unlimited vacation policies don’t necessarily encourage employees to take time off. Work can be nerve-racking. So can taking a day off. Which is why many modern employees are guilty of checking their email, Slack, and voice messages while they’re supposedly out of the office: What if something […]

What Do Dolphins Eat? Lessons from How Kids Search

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Posted by willcritchlow Kids may search differently than adults, but there are some interesting insights from how they use Google that can help deepen our understanding of searchers in general. Comfort levels with particular search strategies, reading only the bold words, taking search suggestions and related searches as answers — there’s a lot to dig into. In this week’s slightly different-from-the-norm Whiteboard Friday, we welcome the fantastic Will Critchlow to share lessons from how kids search. Click on the whiteboard image above to open a high-resolution version in a new tab! Video Transcription Hi, everyone. I’m Will Critchlow, founder and […]

What planes looked like the year you were born

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Anna Zvereva When you’re boarding an airplane, you might not notice the subtle differences between an Airbus and a Boeing. But the truth is airplanes come in many shapes and sizes and they’ve changed a lot over time. We rounded up the most popular, well-known, or innovative planes the year you were born. 1968: Beechcraft Model 99 PD-USGov This tiny commuter plane launched commercially in the late 1960s and carried 15 to 17 passengers at a time, according to Plane and Pilot. 1969: Boeing 747-100 Ken Rose One of the most well-known airplanes in the world to this day is […]

Trump has visited his golf courses on 25% of his 590 days in office

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President Donald Trump is being criticized for golfing during the late Sen. John McCain’s funeral on Saturday. Trump was reportedly asked not to attend the service. He spent the day at one of his golf courses in Sterling, Virginia, instead. Trump has spent 196 days at Trump properties and 153 days at golf properties, according to NBC. Trump once said that, as president, he was “not going to have time to go play golf,” but has spent more time doing so than his predecessors. While DC heavyweights, former presidents, and celebrities gathered for the late Sen. John McCain’s funeral on […]

The EPA Is Gutting Regulations That Keep Us Safe

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West, Texas It was April 2013, and all across the small Texas town of West, the treetops were on fire. An ammonium nitrate explosion at the West Fertilizer Company’s storage facility had carved a 75-foot crater from the earth, flipping cars and coiling nearby train tracks. Some two dozen first responders had been on the scene before the burning plant unexpectedly blew; 12 of them were now dead. It was a catastrophe, an unimaginable horror for a town of 2,800 and the moment the regulatory wheels of the federal government began spinning. Regulation is a dirty word—understandably so if you […]

Why I Spent $500,000 Buying a Blog That Generates No Revenue

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(If you are wondering, the image of me above was taken when I used to work at KISSmetrics with Hiten Shah… I used to have hair) In early January 2017, I purchased the KISSmetrics website for $500,000. If you go to the site, you’ll notice that it forwards here to NeilPatel.com (which I will get into later in the post). The $500,000 didn’t get me the company, KISSmetrics, or any of the revenue streams. The parent company, Space Pencil, is continually improving and developing the product. And on top of that, there are restrictions. I can’t just pop up a […]

The Great Migration and the power of a single decision | Isabel Wilkerson

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Sometimes, a single decision can change the course of history. Join journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson as she tells the story of the Great Migration, the outpouring of six million African Americans from the Jim Crow South to cities in the North and West between World War I and the 1970s. This was the first time in American history that the lowest caste people signaled they had options and were willing to take them — and the first time they had a chance to choose for themselves what they would do with their innate talents, Wilkerson explains. “These people, by […]