Monday, February 22, 2016

World Leaders: Notable Names During the WW II

Do you know your World War II leaders? Here are notable names from a challenging time in the world’s history.
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Adolf Hitler: Hitler was widely known as Germany’s leader in World War II. He lived in an underground headquarters in East Prussia for many years as he led the German and the Axis coalition during the war. He was an aggressor and was extremely successful in the first few years of the war.

Winston Churchill: Churchill was an author and the prime minister of the U.K. during the war. He was also a strategist and a great world historian. Churchill was one of the leaders of the allied forces.

Benito Mussolini: Mussolini served as the prime minister of Italy for 21 years, from 1922 to 1943. He formed the Fascist Party, which called for total obedience, nationalism, and aggressive military work. He was an ally of Hitler and joined the war in 1940 for the Nazis.

Franklin Roosevelt: He was the U.S. president during the Pearl Harbor attacks, which eventually led the country to be involved in the war. He died in 1945 and was replaced by Vice President Harry Truman.

Hideki Tojo: Tojo was the prime minister of Japan from 1941 to 1944. He was an aggressive army general but resigned from his post when he felt that Japan was going to lose the war. He was eventually executed when the war ended.
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Joseph Stalin: Stalin was the dictator of the Soviet Union from 1928 until his death in 1953. The Soviet Union forces under his command played a prominent role in the defeat of Adolf Hitler, and eventually, of the whole Nazi Party.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

The Emotional and Social Effects of Playing Sports

Most people are aware only of the physical benefits of playing sports: bodily strength, coordination, improved bodily functions, and overall fitness. However, playing sports brings more than just physical benefits, but emotional and social ones as well:

Stress relief Playing sports helps release endorphins, which make a person feel more energized and have a sense of wellbeing. When a person is stressed, playing sports can help by lessening feelings of frustration and anxiety.

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Improved self-Image Getting involved in a sporting activity gives players an improved self-image. They take measures on how to take care of their bodies. Sporty people are less likely to smoke, get drunk, and do drugs. Their self-esteem is intact; they know who they are and where they stand because they are confident about themselves.

Good academic or work performance Playing sports provides people with a sense of competitiveness. This is the reason people who play sports are good with work and school—they want to see the best version of themselves. Moreover, people who play sports are more productive and are less bored, because they always look for an active outlet.

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Better social skills People who play sports have a tight sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal responsibility—which makes them better in dealing with social situations. They can easily overcome adversity because they look for ways their “team” can escape a tough situation. Sporty people are also more likely to establish good friendships not just with their teammates, but with other people, too.

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