10 Strangest US Roadside Attractions


10 Strangest US Roadside Attractions MICHAEL VAN DUISEN AUGUST 29, 2018   Roadside attractions have been a staple of American culture since the first mile of Route 66 was laid down. Fodder for postcards, novelty-seekers, and Instagram shots, these various noteworthy stopping points are often quite unique and bizarre. While classics such as the World’s Largest Ball of … Continue reading 10 Strangest US Roadside Attractions

10 Most Outrageous Dowries Or Bride Prices


MICHAEL VAN DUISEN AUGUST 30, 2018   Dowries and bride prices have long been a feature of human civilization, utilized in virtually every culture. Dowries often served as protection for the wife, as she would be right to leave her husband and take the dowry back if he or his family treated her badly, an all too … Continue reading 10 Most Outrageous Dowries Or Bride Prices

From another of my Fav Newsletters – The Skeptics


SCIENCE SALON # 35 Dr. Tali Sharot — The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others In her new book, The Influential Mind, neuroscientist Tali Sharot takes readers on a thrilling exploration of the nature of influence, so she and Shermer start the conversation by discussing how we can influence, for example, climate deniers … Continue reading From another of my Fav Newsletters – The Skeptics

Top 10 Worst Instances Of Inflation


Top 10 Worst Instances Of Inflation OLIVER TAYLOR AUGUST 29, 2018   Venezuela recently introduced a new currency to replace its already battered money.[1] For some years now, the nation has been experiencing serious hyperinflation that has totally rubbished the value of its currency, the bolivar. The government introduced the new currency, the sovereign bolivar, hoping it … Continue reading Top 10 Worst Instances Of Inflation

From my Fav Newsletter Brain Pickings


 This is the Brain Pickings midweek newsletter: Every Wednesday, I plunge into my twelve-year archive and choose something worth resurfacing and resavoring as a timeless pick-me-up for heart, mind, and spirit. (If you don't yet subscribe to the standard Sunday newsletter of new pieces published each week, you can sign up here – it's free.) If you … Continue reading From my Fav Newsletter Brain Pickings

Weekly Character Goal Generation : Creativity Activity : Jay Mentor Thursday


Set a Weekly Character Goal from the Randomly chosen ones below. Escape their destiny.Explore the oceans.Be respected.Overcome mockery from the past.Overcome mockery from the past.Better themselves.Appease the gods.Create a utopia.Satisfy their curiosity.Find a cure. You can join two or three sentences and later make them crisp, short or replace the words in the goal statements … Continue reading Weekly Character Goal Generation : Creativity Activity : Jay Mentor Thursday

RAK Movement- Thursday Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe


Feed a stray animal if you spot one Surprise your parents with flowers Buy more ethically sourced foods Surroundings looking messy? Tidy up the area around you Say good morning/afternoon/evening to a stranger Help a younger student with their work Make someone a cup of coffee Send a thank you card to someone who has … Continue reading RAK Movement- Thursday Random Acts of Kindness – Jay Parkhe