10 Absolutely Freaky Strange Substances Discovered By Science – Listverse


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Did you know…

… that today is American Woman Nobel Peace Prize Day? In 1931, Jane Addams became the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Addams was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. Here’s to Jane!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.”

— Woody Allen

RBI Governor resigns before his term FROM newsletter Transfin


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The dawn of AI and the potential threat it poses to employability has been a recurrent talking point. Wonder when did it all begin?

Consider this anecdote recently published in The Economist 1843 Magazine.

In the 1770s, a Hungarian inventor Wolfgang von Kempelen build a “Mechanical Turk” or simply “The Turk” to impress the empress. It was a life-size wooden figure dressed in Turkish clothing, seated behind a cabinet with a chessboard on top, designed to beat even the finest players at the game.

The Turk evoked much speculation about whether a machine could really think and how it worked. With the Industrial Revolution in the offing, many speculated the possibility of a machine replacing humans (sounds familiar!?).

It was later revealed that the Turk operated via a concealed player, who controlled each movement from inside the cabinet.

Over two centuries later, a similar concept is being used to drive Artificial Intelligence systems. Pretty much everything you do online creates a trail of data that can be used to make AI and Deep Learning algorithms smarter.

Without realising it, we are helping out as well. The results of the numerous CAPTCHA tasks which include transcribing distorted texts, or identifying images within a grid containing street signs or vehicles are used by Google and others to transcribe old books, label images for self-driving vehicles or to improve mapping services.

Now as you take a moment to let that sink in, let’s Move on to Today’s Top 6 Business Stories through our End Of Day Wrap Up:

RBI
Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor.

The What: The development comes after the recent spat between the government and the RBI on issues including lending norms for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, RBI surplus reserves and more.

Zoom Out: Patel is the first governor since 1990 to step down before the end of his term. Read his resignation statement here.

REGULATIONS
RBI considers introducing new modes of electronic verification of customers for financial institutions, including live video.

Perspective: The development comes after the Supreme Court in September barred private entities from using Aadhaar-linked biometrics for customer verification.

Zoom Out: Alternative eKYC methods including QR code-based authentication linked to the Aadhaar database are also under consideration.

RETAIL
Myntra’s Chief and other key leaders quit, firm may abolish CEO post. Walmart to tap Flipkart’s expertise in web apps and data analytics. Ola co-founder Ankit Bhati to take charge as CEO.

Up Close: As Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan quits, Flipkart Executive Amar Nagaram to take charge. Other key Myntra leaders such as Chief Revenue Officer Mithun Sundar and Human Resources Head Manpreet Ratia have also resigned.

And: About 150-200 people have already been laid off across Myntra and Jabong following news of Jabong being completely integrated with Myntra. Another fresh round of lay-offs is expected over the coming weeks.

What else: Walmart to tap Flipkart’s expertise in progressive web applications and data analytics. Flipkart was among the first in the world to work on progressive web apps to tap consumers in small towns.

You also said Ola?: Ola co-founder Ankit Bhati would be responsible for reorganising and boosting the leadership team, while Bhavish Aggarwal, the incumbent CEO will focus on fundraising and scaling up Foodpanda, likely to be named Group CEO.

HOSPITALITY

Zomato to launch multi-city food carnival Zomaland.

The What: The food carnival will be a part of the online food ordering and restaurant reservation platform’s attempt to break through the events space. The Events vertical, globally, will be led by Chaitanya Mathur, formerly a co-founder of Grub Fest.

US/International

FRAUD

Nissan, Carlos Ghosn charged with financial misconduct.

Up Close: Prosecutors said Mr. Ghosn’s compensation for the four years from April 2011 through March 2015, Ghosn’s actual compensation was ¥8bn but Nissan reported only ¥4bn.

MACRO
UK can cancel Brexit without approval of its EU counterparts. HSBC, Standard Chartered said to be among institutions potentially misled by Chinese telecom company Huawei. 

The What: As per a WSJ report, the UK government can unilaterally reverse its earlier decision to leave the EU and remain in the bloc without needing the approval of its EU counterparts.

What Does This Mean: The UK can technically reverse Brexit prior to the March 29 deadline.

The Big Picture: The news comes when the British parliament is set to vote on the deal tomorrow.

What about Huawei?: As per a WSJ report, HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered were among the institutions which were misled by Huawei in into believing that it wasn’t doing business in Iran through a Hong Kong company called Skycom Tech.

What Do I Represent: Logo Edition
Can you guess the company this logo belongs to?

It recently invested $1.8bn in Canada-based cannabis company Cronos.

(Answer at the end of newsletter.)

Last Word

Great newsletter – Stanford


Happy holidays! 

This Stanford Business email, we’re slowing it down with longer reads and video experiences. Here you’ll find our brand-new View From the Top podcast series, which offers up hours of in-depth conversations with top business leaders, as well as faculty recommendations of books you’ll want to add to your nightstand. Whether you’re hustling to the last possible minute or getting away early on a well-earned vacation, we hope you’ll find warmth, happiness, and quality time with your loved ones this holiday season.

Leadership

Podcast: Take in the View From the Top

Business executives from Facebook, LinkedIn, Merck, and others share their management advice and insights in this Stanford GSB speaker series.
Page-Turners

Five Books To Read Over the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors offer up their recommendations for those quiet winter days.
Insights

2018’s Most-Read Stories

What resonated with readers this year? Stories on effective communication, venture capital’s secrets, and workplace culture’s dire toll on American health.
Streaming

Most-Watched Videos of 2018

Listen to IBM’s CEO describe how she created a startup mentality at a tech giant, then learn what your work emails reveal about you, all part of the most viewed videos of the year.

There Are Two Ways to Go About Finding Your Passion — Only One is Right


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There Are Two Ways to Go About Finding Your Passion — Only One is Right

You’re either one of the two characters in this story.

A logging company hired two woodcutters to cut down 50 trees each.

The first woodcutter started chopping down the trees immediately. He spent hours and hours each day chopping down the trees. The first day he managed to chop down 15 trees, the next day 10 trees, and the next day 5 trees. He grew fatigued and wondered why he was chopping down fewer and fewer trees as the days went by.

The second woodcutter spent the first few days sharpening his axe. In the beginning, the first woodcutter laughed at him saying, “You do know the job is to actually chop down these trees, right?” The second woodcutter paid him no mind and continued to sharpen his axe.

The first woodcutter became puzzled at his behavior. He thought, “ I can’t believe he is just sitting there sharpening his axe while I am doing all of the work!” He grew angry with the second woodcutter and continued to hack away at the trees. 5 days passed and by the last day, the first woodcutter had successfully cut down 50 trees. That very same day, the second woodcutter, with his sharpened axe, cut down 50 trees, in one day.

The moral of the story: Work on “sharpening” your skills before trying to “cut down” the trees in your life.

The Common Misconception We Have About Our “Life Path”

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln.

Passion and purpose are the rage these days.

If you just find that one magical, mythical, wondrous passion, everything will fall into place. So you wait for passion to fall in your lap — and it never does.

Instead, focus on sharpening your saw, so when you see the tree you can whack it down in a few strokes.

I’ve told the story 75 times about the year I read 75 books. I kept hearing that success people read a lot. I wanted to be successful, so I read a lot.

At the same time, I started writing — not for money, not to for fame or business, but for practice. Hell, I had no idea you could make any money writing until much later. I was just tired of being lazy and I wanted to find skills to build.

I figured all that knowledge would come in handy one day and it did.

Those same articles I wrote for free three years ago, help me make thousands per month now. The knowledge I gained from reading helped me become a better writer, make better decisions, and spot opportunities I wouldn’t have noticed had I not been prepared to look for them — this is key.

If you have no idea what you want to do with your life, start trying to get good at something, anything. Having skills without knowing exactly where they’ll lead is better than having no skills and no direction at the same time.

Once you have some skills, you can use them to make more money, improve your life, and find passion through competence, which is the right direction to find it in.

How Skill Building Can Transform Your Life

Let’s say you’re broke and you have no skills.

How are you going to fight your way out of your circumstances? This is the common refrain I hear from most people — they’re too broke, lack resources, lack connections.

The truth — they lack confidence. If you have no skills, you have no confidence. If you develop skills, you’ll build confidence, and that confidence in your skills can help you create any type of life you want.

Here’s a hypothetical example I’ve seen happen in real life more times than I can count.


Jane decided to skip college because she didn’t know what to major in. She bounced around from job to job — making just above minimum wage — and she doesn’t know what to do next. She loves being on her computer — reading articles, playing games, and talking to her friends on social media.

One day, she stumbles across an article on computer programming. It looks interesting to her. She decides she’s going to start learning how to code and signs up for a free beginner’s class.

After taking the beginner’s class, she signs up for advanced courses — still reasonably priced — and after a while, she gets the hang of the process.

She starts putting little websites, games, and apps together — for fun — and continues reading the latest news on tech websites. She keeps coming across stories of other self-taught coders who built careers of their own without degrees or traditional experience.

She follows the same path and ends up with the same outcome — a well-paid job at a startup. It turns out the companies just want to know how skilled you are, not what credentials you have.


I’ve seen this story play out often. Someone learns a valuable skill — for fun at first — then realizes that skill is marketable and uses it to create their own careers.

Here’s a short short list of those types of skills.

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Coding
  • Video production
  • Marketing
  • Public Speaking

In fact, if you know a little bit about each area, you’ll have a weapons grade level skill stack — a group of related skills that have an exponentially greater value when combined — and you can pretty much take over the world.

Not only are these skills marketable, they’re accessible to all of us (hint: If you want to practice your writing, there’s this website that allows anyone who signs up to publish their work…….)

You can find online courses for dirt cheap on almost anything. You can build these skills on the side of your job — just for fun at first — and market them once you get the hang of them.

You can start developing skills for the sake of developing skills right now, but some of you won’t because you’re stuck in mental prison.

How to Escape Mental Prison

It’s a simple theme — one that permeates through every self-help article.

It’s simple and repeated because it works really really really well.

Work on yourself first, worry about your circumstances second.

Your circumstances can, in fact, block you from certain opportunities, but only when you have no skills. When you have skills, you realize all the traditional routes to success your Mom and 5th grade teacher told you are garbage — get a degree, entry level job, and let your soul rot away for 40 years.

This is 2018. The Golden Age. Where you can start a business for $100 bucks and learn for free what used to cost one hundred thousand dollars.

What do you have to complain about?

If you spend time working on yourself, the circumstances will fall into place for you. You can even think of the future you want — the industry you want to be in — and reverse engineer those skills.

I promise you. If you become so good you can’t be ignored, opportunities will come to you.

It’s all there for the taking.

But you have to escape from mental prison. You have to stop believing things that are no longer true about the world. You can get smarter.

While you’re building the skills you need to succeed in the Golden Age, Read books. When you are done reading those books, read some more books.

Yes, the articles about reading books are a little played out, but reading often is a superpower. I can’t explain why exactly, but it’s more useful than you can imagine.

A well-read person with a skill stack can’t stay in a mental prison because they’ll be ‘awake’ and realize the prison doesn’t exist.

Figure out what skills are required to get to the top, and work on them relentlessly.

I guarantee you if you work on yourself the universe will respond to you in a positive way. It may take a while for it to catch up, but it will. Opportunity + preparation = Success.

You may feel like you are in that forest with 100 trees right now. Take the time to sharpen that axe of yours. Wait until it’s so sharp that it will obliterate anything in its way, and when the time comes for you to clear the forest, swing it is hard as you can.

India houses….


https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/india-houses-24-of-world-s-malnourished-30-of-stunted-children-under-5-118121000073_1.html&ct=ga&cd=CAEYAioUMTU2NjUyMTgxMzA5NDEwNzIyMjAyGjM0ODg2YTM4MDczMzg3YjM6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGOpUPf02iZr_Q0GpyGt1YAI3xtVw

Agri. Export Policy 


https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/trade-expects-new-agri-policy-to-give-impetus-to-sector/articleshow/67020360.cms&ct=ga&cd=CAEYACoUMTU2NjUyMTgxMzA5NDEwNzIyMjAyGjM0ODg2YTM4MDczMzg3YjM6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFIhrr4EncPcFTpWZKYKY09u5sB8Q

Interesting newsletter.


FB live: Wellness in the age of digital attention crisis

FB live: Wellness in the age of digital attention crisis

In a Facebook live session, Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global and Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-In-Chief, People Matters Media will talk about ensuring well-being in the digital age. Read more

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Uber India plans to double its tech headcount

Uber India plans to double its tech headcount

In 2018, Uber India’s tech teams grew by 150 percent and now in 2019 they are focused on further doubling the number. Read more

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Walmart India COO resigns after a 15 month stint

Walmart India COO resigns after a 15 month stint

The current Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Administrative Officer of the company might become the new COO. Read more

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Former Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy joins SoftBank Vision Fund as Venture Partner

Former Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy joins SoftBank Vision Fund as Venture Partner

Kirthiga Reddy will be the first venture partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers. Read more

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John Kostoulas on how technology will shape the workplace of the future

John Kostoulas on how technology will shape the workplace of the future

In an exclusive interaction with People Matters, John Kostoulas, Senior Director, Analyst Gartner sheds light on how technologies will shape the workplace of the future. Read more

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EDITOR’S PICK
Manufacturing 2018- The year in review

Manufacturing 2018- The year in review

How has the manufacturing sector progressed concerning jobs, talent and work in 2018? Here is the look into the year it was-2018 for this sector. Read more

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BRAND REACHOUT
Here are the enablers of organizational agility

Here are the enablers of organizational agility

As part of the Let’s Talk Talent Week, experts reflect on how organizations can bring about agility to their processes and people. Read more

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PRACTICAL INSIGHTS
What is slowly killing the Indian organizations from inside?

What is slowly killing the Indian organizations from inside?

The mismatch between the decision-making capacity of the person and the decision-making requirements of the role is the biggest malaise that is ruining Indian companies. Read more

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How to build a high-performance learning journey: From input to application

How to build a high-performance learning journey: From input to application

After running a learning intervention, L&D leaders often find that only 1 in 6 participants are actually applying the behavior on the job. This happens because they have designed a learning ‘Event’ and not a learning journey focused on behavior change. Read more

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DIGITAL

PeopleMatters TV: Attracting Millennials – Reimagining Campus Hiring

Panelists on PeopleMatters TV talked about the best sourcing channels, retention techniques and identifying the right culture fit when hiring millennials and GenZs.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wellness in the age of digital attention crisis

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Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans. Music legend John Lennon said this decades ago, and it still holds true! What do you do when your plans seem to be stuck?

“Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not if you put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Carter or Reagan or John Lennon and Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.”

Mr Lennon sure knew what he was talking about. “You don’t need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!”

Inspired to begin a week that’s wonderful this Monday morning? We offer a selection of startup stories that embody the spirit of getting it done by yourself.

 


Stories you shouldn’t miss

Checking in into a hotel in India is a huge problem if you are an unmarried couple. It tends to bring out the moral police and inane questions if full force! That’s why bootstrapped hotel aggregator LuvStay is focusing on couple-friendly options, and promises safe, clean, and budget-friendly options for the day or longer durations.

Everyone’s familiar with the ubiquitous Qwerty keyboard – it’s on our PCs and our smartphones. But Ka-Naada, a Bengaluru-based company founded by an NRI, is passionate about ensuring that Indians have a keyboard that can flawlessly type all Indian languages without struggling with the standard qwerty keyboard. Guru Prasad has launched an Indic keyboard that can be applied to any language based on the Brahmi script.

Digital and AR-VR seem to be the way to go. Reason enough for these IIT alumni to bootstrap their way to a top film production studio. Hyderabad-based Raasta Studios now makes corporate films, product and event videos, and commercials for corporates, governments, startups, and studios.

A Bengaluru-based startup is offering students in rural areas a fully immersive experience of outer space. Founded by Dinesh Badagandi, TareZameenPar brings the marvels of outer space to lakhs of students in rural Karnataka. The startup has six mobile planetariums, each outfitted to carry all the equipment needed to run a show.

Passwords make modern lives run like clockwork. But what happens if your password gets stolen? Bengaluru-based neoEYED can protect your data even then! Founded by Alessio Mauro and Tamaghna Basu, neoEYED uses AI algorithms to identify anomalies in an organisation’s security system and can raise appropriate alerts for immediate action.

The co-living market is crowded, but Zolostays has held its ground by zeroing in on the one aspect that a business can be proud of – customer experience. Founded by Nikhil Sikri, Akhil Sikri, and Sneha Choudhary, Zolostays now has 134 properties, each managed by a team of reliable caretakers, cleaners, cooks and a concierge, with little or no intervention from the founders.

Exam time is often a time for last-minute cramming. But what do you do if you don’t have the notes? Don’t panic for Delhi-based Notesgen has you covered. The notes aggregating startup is building a global community of users who can upload their notes, price them and share them on the platform to be bought by their peers.

The cat has been out of the bag for a while now when it comes to plastic and the effect it has on the environment. That’s why Ecosac, which aims to be the “bag of India”, wants Indians to say goodbye to plastic, one reusable bag at a time. The startup offers a range of “bags for life” – shopping bags, travel bags, sports bags, laundry bags, lunch bags, and multi-utility bags.


The India-UK FutureTech Festival will host the finale of TECH Rocketship Awards, an initiative that provides India’s tech entrepreneurs and scale-up businesses a chance to win international business development support in the UK and the launch of startup funds. The festival is also bringing together businesses, academicians, and policy makers from the two countries to enhance partnerships in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security.

The Amazon AI Awards grand finale will take place on December 13, 2018 at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru to honour people and organisations who are doing amazing work in AI with cutting-edge technologies. Finalists will pitch to a jury and the winners will be announced on the same day. The jury includes eminent leaders from Amazon and program partners as well as AI experts from the industry. Know more.

Quotes of week 


Robert Half

“When one teaches, two learn.”

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Mother Teresa

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The first wealth is health.”

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Robert Baden-Powell

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

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Jackie Kennedy

“I want to live my life, not record it.”

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Implicit obedience


” Baba explained:

MB:It is very difficult to be without wants. “I want to sleep, I want to eat” — these are wants. “I do not want to sleep or to eat” — this also is a want. It is therefore rather impossible to be without wants. What then is the solution? Hafiz provides one.

Hafiz has said:

“Only the grace of the Perfect Master can make you free from all wants. Even if a wee bit of the effulgent glory of God were to be revealed, you would become millions of times brighter than the Earth’s sun. If for one slight moment you have the fortune to drown yourself in the Ocean of Love, do not hesitate. That moment does not come frequently. As soon as the Master says: ‘Drown!’ do not hesitate. Drown the moment the Master commands you to drown. Don’t worry about what the world will think of you. The world will call you mad, but you should not hesitate.

“If even one hair of yours is dipped in the Ocean of Love, you become ‘wet’ eternally. In that bliss of Union with the Beloved that you then enjoy, there is no break. It is continuous. From head to foot you become God if in this path you become footless and headless.”

How to become footless and headless?” asked Baba.

MB:Do whatever I tell you. Do not use your mind. When the Will of the Beloved becomes your will, then you are footless and headless. Yet all this is impossible — even the very desire for union with Beloved God is madness. So there remains only one solution, and that is to become the very dust at the feet of the Perfect Master.

Implicit obedience to the Perfect Master is the only answer. Where his orders are concerned, follow them literally. Do not use your head to analyze their significance. Do what the Perfect Master wants you to do. Let your feet move at his command. Let your life be lived in accordance with his behest. This is becoming footless and headless.”

LORD MEHER , 1st ed, Vol. 17 & 18, pp. 5761-5763, Bhau Kalchuri 2000 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust

Great newsletter – Stanford


Happy holidays! 

This Stanford Business email, we’re slowing it down with longer reads and video experiences. Here you’ll find our brand-new View From the Top podcast series, which offers up hours of in-depth conversations with top business leaders, as well as faculty recommendations of books you’ll want to add to your nightstand. Whether you’re hustling to the last possible minute or getting away early on a well-earned vacation, we hope you’ll find warmth, happiness, and quality time with your loved ones this holiday season.

Leadership

Podcast: Take in the View From the Top

Business executives from Facebook, LinkedIn, Merck, and others share their management advice and insights in this Stanford GSB speaker series.
Page-Turners

Five Books To Read Over the Holidays

Stanford GSB professors offer up their recommendations for those quiet winter days.
Insights

2018’s Most-Read Stories

What resonated with readers this year? Stories on effective communication, venture capital’s secrets, and workplace culture’s dire toll on American health.
Streaming

Most-Watched Videos of 2018

Listen to IBM’s CEO describe how she created a startup mentality at a tech giant, then learn what your work emails reveal about you, all part of the most viewed videos of the year.

ROK Movement – Random Acts of kindness


  1. Pick up somebody else’ tab next time you go for a coffee
  2. See someone struggling with lots of bags? Offer to help them
  3. Help someone struggling with heavy bags
  4. Fight climate change – go vegetarian for today!
  5. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift

Cultivate Discipline


To cultivate discipline in one’s self requires self-determination and honest effort if one desires to tread knowingly and consciously the path of love.

This discipline may at first appear dry as dust, but with perseverance it will automatically blossom and be transmuted into the very life of the lover.

LIFE AT ITS BEST, p 64
By Meher Baba
An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011
Copyright. AMBPPCT

Did you know ….


Did you know…


… that today is Charlie Brown Christmas Day? “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered on this day in 1965. Trivia fans: Just before her remarks about Christmas being a big commercial racket, Lucy refers to Charlie Brown simply as Charlie. This is the only time she does this in any of the TV specials: every other time it’s Charlie Brown.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

— H. Jackson Brown Jr

Sweetheart #2 :) Free verse by Jay :)


Sweetheart #2

Free verse by Jay

Sweetheart
A fiancee, however hard it tries,
Will always be gorgeous.
Does the fiancee make you shiver?
does she?

How happy is the sweet babe!
Are you upset by how melodious it is?
Does it tear you apart to see the babe so perfumed?

The wooly cutie sings like a haired beauty
Down, down, down into the darkness of the cutie,
Gently it goes – the wooly-minded, the woolly, the woolly-headed.