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  • I think Al had been caught between an immovable object and an irresistible force: Splintered badly and trying to whip up a jingoistic fervor to increase its own sagging popularity, the junta rejected any settlement that stopped short of unquestioned Argentinean sovereignty over the Falklands; Margaret Thatcher was willing to make limited concessions to avoid bloodshed, but was adamant in her determination to defend British interests.

    An American Life

  • British troops are poised to begin withdrawing next year, but Cameron vowed to increase Britain's aid to Afghanistan and help build an elite military academy modeled on England's famous Sandhurst.

    Cameron to Taliban: Join Afghan politics

  • Here are some things that you can do to increase your past-positive orientation.

    The Time Paradox

  • During the next two centuries his descendants did not do much to increase the power of Brandenburg, and they never attained the power of the last members of the Ascanian line.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • He was able to increase his realm by taking part in the First Partition of Poland (1772), whereby he gained Polish Prussia with the exception of Danzig and Thorn.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The relationship between time and business has been recognized for centuries, but only a little over one hundred years ago, Frederick Winslow Taylor, an American engineer, invented scientific management.10 In conducting time and motion studies designed to increase worker efficiency, he aimed to squeeze as much productivity out of each working moment as possible.

    The Time Paradox

  • Many members of cathedral chapters and other beneficed ecclesiastics were chiefly concerned with their income and how to increase it, especially by uniting several prebends (even episcopal sees) in the hands of one person, who thus enjoyed a larger income and greater power.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • In this period the chief object of the foreign policy of the Hohenzollerns was to increase their possessions along the Baltic.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Pleiotrophin has a particularly robust ability to increase the growth of motor neurons and appears to aid in regenerating axons over long distances, which then allows damaged muscle to move again.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Psychologically, the stretch can help to increase your personal power, help you to develop better boundaries, and assist you in dismantling passiveaggressive behaviors.

    The Genius of Flexibility

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