Fear is one of the few incredibly powerful human feelings that we are born with. Being scared is natural; it may be of a particular thing, a situation or simply the unknown. The one thing we know for sure is that fear is generally needless. We fear things we know we don’t like but we already know we don’t like them. The other things we fear are trivial such as heights. Being scared of heights is actually more likely to make you fall of whatever you are on than just acting normally; this is why having the courage to not give in to your fears is so paramount to leading a good life.
Giving in to fear is like running away from shadows, there is just no need. You will feel defeated, maybe even depressed. However, if you show the mental strength to fight back and defeat your fear then you can look out on life in a completely different way. Simply knowing that you have beaten fear will raise your head and allow you to maintain the level of courage needed to keep on acting normally. Continue reading
We support out troops, and one of our bravest soldiers recently had the good fortune of starting out on a new chapter in a mission that we all want to experience at least once – marriage. During a romantic vacation in Hawaii, Corporal Johnson recently proposed to his longtime girlfriend of 5 years, Aimee, with a beautiful Emerald diamond ring (her birthstone). Brian Johnson proposed at the age of 29, to Aimee, who was 26 years old at the time. For them, their friends and their family, this is a magical time.
As anyone who has served in the military would know, finding a wife who will stay by your side is one of the most wonderful things that can happen for a soldier. Love is one of the very few things that everyone needs, and being able to finally see yourself walking down the aisle with the one you love is a special event that really only happens once in a lifetime. This is a joyous occasion for everyone involved, and both Brian and Aimee deserve to be congratulated on the great news. More details about their wedding date, as well as other interesting news will unfurl as time goes by.
Washington DC has a lot of different claims to fame. It’s the home of the US President, as well as the capital of the United States of America.
Many amazing historical events have happened here, so you might as well plan an amazing vacation here. You can also have an excellent time visiting random tourist spots in the city, but the fact is that it’s always advisable to plan ahead.
Here are our favorite places to visit.
- The Smithsonian Botanical Gardens – Arguably one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the Washington DC area, the Smithsonian Botanical Gardens is a stunning location that will definitely please those who love flowers, trees, and a stroll through some of the most well-planned gardens in the world. Bring a camera!
- The Lincoln Memorial - One of the most popular memorials to visit in DC is the Lincoln Memorial. Many people love to pay tribute to our 16th president by visiting, and taking a photo of the massive, beautifully crafted statue in his likeness.
- The Washington Memorial – Easily seen from many corners of Washington DC, the Washington Memorial is an amazingly tall obelisk that is always worth taking a photo of.
- The White House – If you have ever wanted to wave hello to the President of the United States, visiting the White House might allow you the opportunity to do so. Guided tours happen very frequently, but it’s always smart to book in advance.
- Ford’s Theater – Known as the location where president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, Ford’s Theater is one of DC’s oldest theaters. Plays are still performed there to this day. It’s also worth noting that architecture fans will love to take photos of the theater’s beautiful decorations.
- The Old Ebbitt Grill – Built in 1856, this is one of the oldest grills and saloons in the Washington DC area. If you have ever wanted to dine at a location where politicians, interns, and history buffs alike enjoy American cuisine in a Victorian setting, this is the place to go. We hear the food tastes great!
- Carnegie Library – One of the most famous libraries in America also calls Washington DC home. If you love to spend your days browsing through book son almost every subject imaginable, you will love spending some time at Carnegie Library. It’s also known for being spectacularly beautiful.
Came across this funny article on strange, weird names. Some of them are just unfortunate coincidences, some of them are protests, some of them are cultural misunderstandings. Some of them are just a result of mentally deficient parents.
It’s kind of interesting to think about name conventions. Why are some names considered “ok”, why are others considered weird? Obviously names like Dick Assman are going to be funny, but why is it weird when a celebrity names their kid “Apple” or “Pilot”? Is it really worse than following social convention and naming your kid “Mike”, “John” or “Ashley”? Think of how many people you know with a name on this list.
Anyways, just a thought I wanted to share with you guys. If you want to see something interesting, also be sure to check out this list of weird creatures found recently or this list of the most dangerous cities in 2013.
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