The Marginalian Newsletter I like.


This is the weekly email digest of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — love and limerence, Nathaniel Hawthorne on life, death, and what fills the interlude with meaning, Julia Perry on the universal language of music — you can catch up right here. If you missed my atypically personal essay … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter I like.

In pointed snub, no U.S. government official will attend Beijing Winter Olympics


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-beijing-winter-olympics-diplomatic-boycott/2021/12/06/1d2e9920-56b1-11ec-9a18-a506cf3aa31d_story.html?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-national--alert-world--alert-sports&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJjb29raWVuYW1lIjoid3BfY3J0aWQiLCJpc3MiOiJDYXJ0YSIsImNvb2tpZXZhbHVlIjoiNjE2NTg2MDhhZGU0ZTI0NzJkYjJiNGQzIiwidGFnIjoid3BfbmV3c19hbGVydF9yZXZlcmUiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy53YXNoaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vbmF0aW9uYWwtc2VjdXJpdHkvdXMtYmVpamluZy13aW50ZXItb2x5bXBpY3MtZGlwbG9tYXRpYy1ib3ljb3R0LzIwMjEvMTIvMDYvMWQyZTk5MjAtNTZiMS0xMWVjLTlhMTgtYTUwNmNmM2FhMzFkX3N0b3J5Lmh0bWw_dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1hbGVydCZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj13cF9uZXdzX2FsZXJ0X3JldmVyZSZsb2NhdGlvbj1hbGVydCZ3cG1rPTEmd3Bpc3JjPWFsX25ld3NfX2FsZXJ0LW5hdGlvbmFsLS1hbGVydC13b3JsZC0tYWxlcnQtc3BvcnRzIn0.I2ovkURLn2Ugz6rXR2wsGye8fcFi2eSxrVrdCSFvVxo

WOTD


WORD OF THE DAY Variegate VER-ee-ə-gait Part of speech: verb Origin: Late Latin, mid 17th century 1 Alter in appearance, especially by adding different colors. 2 Make more diverse or varied. Examples of Variegate in a sentence "Rebecca wanted to variegate her painting to draw more eyes to it during exhibition." "The President plans to variegate her cabinet to … Continue reading WOTD

Envoi


WORD OF THE DAY EnvoiEN-voiPart of speech: nounOrigin: French, mid 17th century 1A short stanza concluding a ballade (a poem) or a short, lyrical piece of music, especially one for piano.2(Literary) an author’s concluding words.   Examples of Envoi in a sentence "The envoi made for a fitting end to the novel." "Ted composed a haunting envoi for his original music."

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Still Crazy Day? On this day in1975, Paul Simon's album Still Crazy After All These Years was number one in the U.S. It was Simon's first #1 solo album and it contained his first recording with Art Garfunkel since their 1969 breakup ("My Little Town," which was also included on … Continue reading Did you know…

Poem.com – Poetry of the Day


December 5, 2021 Considering the Unit of the Day Tracy Fuad Found myself unable to retrieve my laundry from the basementOscillated between the poles of self-beratement and forgiveness The words appear in any order and I read them: why I am my wasting life Viewed a lot of pictures posted on Humans of Late CapitalismViewed a trove of … Continue reading Poem.com – Poetry of the Day

New Pentagon Group Accused of Trying to “Bury” UFOs Again


The truth may not be out there for much longer. https://futurism.com/pentagon-group-accused-ufos?utm_souce=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12042021&utm_source=The+Future+Is&utm_campaign=6db4787291-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_12_04_01_53&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_03cd0a26cd-6db4787291-250409969&mc_cid=6db4787291&mc_eid=7230b24bda

13 Astute and Funny Quotes From Stephen King


13 Astute and Funny Quotes From Stephen King It’s hard to imagine the horror genre without Stephen King. The acclaimed writer has published more than 60 novels and some 200 short stories, and his books have sold more than 350 million copies altogether. His first published novel, Carrie, set the ball rolling in 1974. Since then, his … Continue reading 13 Astute and Funny Quotes From Stephen King

9 Quotes About Friendship From TV’s Most Lovable Duos


Laverne and Shirley, Bart and Milhouse, Lorelai and Sookie — television’s best friends are some of the most beloved couples in the history of the small screen. Whether they’re getting into wild hijinks, fighting over something silly, or doing nothing at all together, we love to watch them because they so perfectly encapsulate what it’s … Continue reading 9 Quotes About Friendship From TV’s Most Lovable Duos

13 Astute and Funny Quotes From Stephen King


It’s hard to imagine the horror genre without Stephen King. The acclaimed writer has published more than 60 novels and some 200 short stories, and his books have sold more than 350 million copies altogether. His first published novel, Carrie, set the ball rolling in 1974. Since then, his modern horror classics have included The Shining, The Stand, Cujo, Pet Sematary and It, … Continue reading 13 Astute and Funny Quotes From Stephen King

Ten Bizarre Discoveries about Ancient Civilizations and Our Ancestors


by Benjamin Thomas https://listverse.com/2021/12/06/ten-bizarre-discoveries-about-ancient-civilizations-and-our-ancestors/?utm_source=Listverse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a4ccdc4cb2-MAILCHIMP_DAILY_LIST&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5bcc7c5c82-a4ccdc4cb2-57773617 https://listverse.com/2021/12/06/ten-bizarre-discoveries-about-ancient-civilizations-and-our-ancestors/?utm_source=Listverse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a4ccdc4cb2-MAILCHIMP_DAILY_LIST&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5bcc7c5c82-a4ccdc4cb2-57773617 https://listverse.com/2021/12/06/ten-bizarre-discoveries-about-ancient-civilizations-and-our-ancestors/?utm_source=Listverse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=a4ccdc4cb2-MAILCHIMP_DAILY_LIST&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5bcc7c5c82-a4ccdc4cb2-57773617

‘It Was the Best of Times’: The 13 Best Opening Lines in Literature


If you’ve ever attended a fiction writing class or listened to a famous author talk about their craft, you’ll quickly learn the importance of opening lines. A perfect opener, the theory goes, will set up scene, character, plot, and tone. If you can do all this in the first paragraph, great. But better still if … Continue reading ‘It Was the Best of Times’: The 13 Best Opening Lines in Literature

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10 Best Ebikes of 2022 for Commuting and Fun Expand your horizons. / Robots & Machines/ Commerce/ Electric Bike/ Gear Image by Himiway Bikes, Unsplash Since ebikes emerged onto the scene some 20 years ago, they’ve only grown in popularity as people look to abandon their cars for greener and healthier alternatives to commuting. Improvements to battery technology have made these power-assisted bikes lighter … Continue reading I loved this article from Futurism Newsletter: sharing

via Seth Godin Newsletter


* The pyramid of modern marketing [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182471276&f=1081591&c=8064260&u=5102652 %5D In most pyramids, the top gets all the attention, but it's the foundation that truly matters. Marketing is no exception. The base of the pyramid, the most important layer, is INTENTION. What change are you seeking to make? Does the team have clarity, measurements and resources to prioritize … Continue reading via Seth Godin Newsletter

Appreciating Appreciation. via Newsletter


Appreciating Appreciation There’s a song called "Thank God for Dirty Dishes" that makes the point that if you’re lucky to have enough food to make dirty dishes, you should be grateful. So instead of grousing about your property taxes, be thankful you own property. When you have to wait in line at the bank or … Continue reading Appreciating Appreciation. via Newsletter

Modesty means more, not less


True modesty is not to be timid or meek but a way of being in the world that means you don’t get in the way of your life https://aeon.co/essays/modesty-is-not-a-cranky-killjoy-but-a-way-to-get-more-from-life?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=022d4e1f86-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_11_29_06_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-022d4e1f86-70852355

Newsletter: FS Brain Food


FS | BRAIN FOOD Good morning, Welcome to Sunday Brain Food: a weekly newsletter full of timeless ideas and insights for life and business. (Was this newsletter forwarded to you? Sign up here.) FS "Don’t face complex issues head-on; first understand simple ideas deeply. Clear the clutter and expose what is really important. Be brutally honest … Continue reading Newsletter: FS Brain Food

Newsletter: Foreign Policy – Editor’s Pick


1 Waning influence. Sixteen years ago, the United States brokered a peace agreement in Sudan. Now, the battle for Khartoum exposes how ineffective Washington has become, FP’s Colum Lynch and Robbie Gramer report. 2 New playbook. Beijing is trying to free itself from imported technology, part of an evolving playbook in response to heightening tensions between China and … Continue reading Newsletter: Foreign Policy – Editor’s Pick

Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Weekend Read.


December 4, 2021 | View in Browser Sponsored by Foreign Affairs Graduate School Forum Ukraine has long held an ambiguous position between Russia and the West. Serhii Plokhy and M. E. Sarotte detail how Ukraine has been a stumbling block in U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War—and argue that the failure to settle its role in … Continue reading Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Weekend Read.

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Walt Disney's Birthday? Walt Disney, the creator of many wonderful movies, incredible characters, and fascinating theme parks, was born in 1901. Trivia fans: Walt Disney ate a hot dog in Disneyland and counted how many steps it took to finish it. It took him about 25 steps, which … Continue reading Did you know…

Top 10 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Popular Christmas Movies


by Lorna Wallace fact checked by Darci Heikkinen The festive season is here, and there’s nothing better on a cold December night than settling down with a cup of eggnog or a hot chocolate and watching a Christmas movie. This list features some of the most interesting facts about the making of popular Christmas films, from childhood … Continue reading Top 10 Behind-the-Scenes Facts about Popular Christmas Movies

10 Times Randonautica Has Been Sketchy AF


by David Long fact checked by Rachel Jones Randonautica is an app that touts itself as “the world’s first & only quantumly generated Create Your Own Adventure app.” And by that, it means that it generates random coordinates for people to walk to and check out. Naturally, when you send thousands of people to random spots that … Continue reading 10 Times Randonautica Has Been Sketchy AF

Perhaps it’s worth throwing it out today


* Perhaps it's worth throwing it out today [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182454194&f=1081591&c=8062624&u=5102652 ] If you're considering putting an unmarked key into a drawer filled with keys, you're better off simply throwing it out instead. Not only won't you be able to find that unmarked key when you need it, but you've just made it more difficult to sort the … Continue reading Perhaps it’s worth throwing it out today

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Cotton Club Day? In 1927, Duke Ellington's band opened the Cotton Club in Harlem. Four years after the club had opened, Ellington's big band made the club a hot spot for five years. It remains the largest, most extravagant club in Harlem's history. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "A … Continue reading Did you know…

Intellifusion – 5 Incidents to catch up on


Friday 3rd December 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days; MIDDLE EAST & ASIA Yemen The Saudi-led coalition has carried out multiple airstrikes in Houthi controlled-Yemen throughout this week, targeting Houthi drone and missile production … Continue reading Intellifusion – 5 Incidents to catch up on

10 Things That Restored Our Faith in Humanity


by Amber Smith fact checked by Rachel Jones We could all use a boost to our faith in humanity. Our history books are filled with wars and class struggles, and our news media with the same. It can sometimes be hard to keep our faith in our fellow humans, but there is good news. For every unsettling … Continue reading 10 Things That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

10 Modern Medical Treatments That Might Surprise You


by Bullybeefedfact checked by Darci Heikkinen Every culture and religious group on earth has some form or another of healer or doctor. Pseudo healers who claim to work miracles with infinitely diluted extracts or carefully selected herbs. Witch doctors and Sangomas who can increase the length of your male appendage, help you win the lotto, or bring … Continue reading 10 Modern Medical Treatments That Might Surprise You

Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-ukraine-invasion/2021/12/03/98a3760e-546b-11ec-8769-2f4ecdf7a2ad_story.html?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.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.1A9Q9eDpfvtxT83si6fVd5ND461-_WqekCDIuIrwKjI

Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad


Confirmation of the attacks comes one month after the U.S. blacklisted NSO Group https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/03/israel-nso-pegasus-hack-us-diplomats/?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJjb29raWVuYW1lIjoid3BfY3J0aWQiLCJpc3MiOiJDYXJ0YSIsImNvb2tpZXZhbHVlIjoiNjE2NTg2MDhhZGU0ZTI0NzJkYjJiNGQzIiwidGFnIjoid3BfbmV3c19hbGVydF9yZXZlcmUiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy53YXNoaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vdGVjaG5vbG9neS8yMDIxLzEyLzAzL2lzcmFlbC1uc28tcGVnYXN1cy1oYWNrLXVzLWRpcGxvbWF0cy8_dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1hbGVydCZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj13cF9uZXdzX2FsZXJ0X3JldmVyZSZsb2NhdGlvbj1hbGVydCZ3cG1rPTEmd3Bpc3JjPWFsX25ld3NfX2FsZXJ0LXdvcmxkLS1hbGVydC1uYXRpb25hbCJ9.24Xx7krn7n3wEjpfH5VLsg_b47iBxLH3EXllbngId_0

10 Best Fight Scenes in Movies


by Andrew Gestalt fact checked by Rachel Jones All great movies are built around drama, conflict, intentions, meetings obstacles. Sometimes those obstacles are unrealized potential or unrequited love, but sometimes they’re some dude’s meaty fists. Great fight scenes make movies better, but the best fight scenes transcend their movies and forge their own history. Take the green … Continue reading 10 Best Fight Scenes in Movies

UYBJ – By Seth Godin


* UYBJ [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182437928&f=1081591&c=8061218&u=5102652 %5D This is an absolutely terrible acronym for a really important idea. Use Your Best Judgment. Don't wait for someone else to take responsibility. Don't wait for perfect. Don't wait to find this exact situation in the manual or in history. Use your best judgment. My preferred abbreviation is: Go go go. Not … Continue reading UYBJ – By Seth Godin

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Neon Lighting? In 1910, French physicist Georges Claude first displayed neon lighting to the public at the Paris Motor Show. In 1923, Claude introduced the signs to the United States by selling two to a Packard car dealership in Los Angeles. Earle C. Anthony purchased … Continue reading Did you know..

10 Sporting Events That Ended in Tragic Deaths of Athletes


by Steve Wynalda fact checked by Darci Heikkinen If you watched the Tokyo Summer Olympics, you were reminded of how jaw-dropping these Olympians’ feats of skill, strength, and endurance can be. But sometimes, it’s good to be reminded that athletes often risk not just failure but their life. Here are 10 instances when athletes lost far more … Continue reading 10 Sporting Events That Ended in Tragic Deaths of Athletes

Do you Feel Rich… Seth Godin


* Do you feel rich? [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182415974&f=1081591&c=8058912&u=5102652 ] It's not the same as being rich. Rich is always relative. Compared to your great-grandparents, we're impossibly, supernaturally rich. We have access to information and technology that was unimagined a century ago. At the same time, compared to someone ten miles away or ten years in the future, we're … Continue reading Do you Feel Rich… Seth Godin

Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Today


Sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies All Against All The Sectarian Resurgence in the Post-American Middle East By Vali Nasr A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. How Migrants Got Weaponized The EU Set the Stage for Belarus’s Cynical Ploy By Mark Galeotti Ukraine in the Crosshairs Why Is Russia Surging Troops to the … Continue reading Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Today

FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter


1 Blatant neglect. It’s a matter of time until an even more dangerous coronavirus variant emerges if the wealthy world continues not to protect immunocompromised people outside its borders, FP’s Laurie Garrett writes. 2 Westphalian principles. Washington should unambiguously draw a line for Beijing and make it clear that it will defend Taiwanese democracy and oppose its subjugation … Continue reading FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter

James Clear Newsletter


“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.” 3-2-1: Resilience, growth, and a guiding question for new opportunities read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | DECEMBER 2, 2021 Happy 3-2-1 Thursday, Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week... ​ ​ 3 Ideas From Me I. "When considering a new project or opportunity, … Continue reading James Clear Newsletter