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7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

sevenSuccess is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves many detours and dead ends. It takes tenacity and determination to keep going, but those that do will eventually reach their destination. Most of us have heard before that Thomas Edison failed more than 1,000 times but continued on despite being ridiculed by the media and those around him. And plenty more people refuse to quit long after most would have given up. What is it about these people that makes them different? There are a number of attributes that consistently stand out amongst those who tenaciously follow their own path in life. Here are seven things highly resilient things have in common:..

 

DisasterTech Hackathon to Honor Hurricane Katrina

A photo of New Orleans, La., on Sept. 14, 2005, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. Direct damage to the city was estimated at $80 billion and the city's loss continues at an estimated $15 billion in GDP per year. FEMA/Bob McMillan

A photo of New Orleans, La., on Sept. 14, 2005, two weeks after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city. Direct damage to the city was estimated at $80 billion and the city’s loss continues at an estimated $15 billion in GDP per year. FEMA/Bob McMillan

Civic hackers in New Orleans will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by pitting their coding skills against the world’s worst natural disasters. On Feb. 7-8, the International Disaster Conference & EXPO (IDCE) will host the #DisasterTech Hackathon, an event that partners first-hand input from emergency responders with the tech-savvy skills of civic technologists. Possible apps and digital solutions will be tailored to such topics as public engagement, volunteerism, disaster preparedness and community resilience. Key to the two-day event is an emphasis on using information in new ways and through new channels — communication tactics that enable faster decision-making during crisis…

 

As Climate Change Strains Federal Funds, FY16 Budget Request Invests in Resilience

The Obama administration is making the case for investing in efforts to stem the risks of climate change as economic damage from rising seas, increasingly extreme weather events and other impacts put a growing strain on the federal government’s budget. “The ability of policymakers to make smart investment decisions and to steward the Federal budget over the long term is increasingly dependent on understanding the Federal Government’s exposure to climate risks,” according to an analysis included as part of the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget request, released Feb. 2…

 

Watch This Amazing Volcano Footage Shot By a Drone

In his latest visit to Marum, Cossman took several DJI Phantom 2 drones equipped with GoPro cameras to produce 3D renderings of the rare formation. Cossman says the renderings, made with software from modeling firm PIX4D, can help scientists better understand how to predict volcanic activity…

 

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