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When Multitasking Is a Good Thing

By Peter Bregman
Contributor to Forbes

By now, we all know multitasking doesn’t work. Our brains are incapable of focusing on more than one thing at a time. We might think we’re multitasking as we scan our email while on a conference call, but we’re not. We’re actually switch-tasking—quickly shifting attention from one thing to another and then back again—diluting our focus and losing precious seconds each time we switch. Continue Reading

A Conversation with Burn-In Author & Futurist P.W. Singer

How Successful People Handle Stress

By Travis Bradberry
Contributor to Forbes

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the volume of gray matter in the areas of the brain responsible for self-control. Continue Reading

A Conversation with Burn-In Author & Futurist P.W. Singer

No Pain, No Gain: How You Know That You’re Learning

When learning anything new–whether it’s paddleboarding, cooking, or rocket science–you’re certain to experience disappointment, maybe even a little embarrassment or pain.

But as Kim Bessolo, a member of American Military University’s faculty, tells us in this article for BlogHer, not only is that a normal experience, it’s also a positive sign of growth.

Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning Continue Reading

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Four Reasons You Should Build a Tribe of Veterans

By Lydia Davey
Special to In Military Education – Military1.com

The right group of people can inspire you, support and nourish your best ideas, shoot down your worst ones, and help you take the breathless leap from what is to what can be.

American entrepreneur Seth Godin said, “A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.”

The framework for successful communication is already built into the veteran community. Continue Reading

Careers in Diplomatic Security – A Great Fit for Veterans