The Mind-Boggling Artistry of China’s Ivory Puzzle Balls – Atlas Obscura

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Did you know

Did you know…

… that today is Presidential Inaugural Dance Day? In 1789, the first inaugural ball was held for President George Washington in New York City. Trivia buffs: It was not until 1809, after the Inauguration of James Madison at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., that the tradition of the inaugural ball began. That night, First Lady Dolly Madison hosted the gala at Long’s Hotel. Four hundred tickets sold for $4 each.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is.”

— Mandy Hale

CEOs killing the planet?

CEOs killing the planet?

100 companies producing 71 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

A new UN-sponsored report details how the accelerating decline of biodiversity is threatening humanity’s very survival. The harm that’s being done to the planet can be pinpointed, to a very specific list of companies.

In this piece, we reveal the 100 companies responsible for 71 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. The new map also reveals the CEOs behind them.

Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Bake for your neighbour
  2. Offer to babysit your siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces etc
  3. Answer the phone in a cheerful voice – even if it is a sales person
  4. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift
  5. Feeling brave? Give blood
  6. Make your voice count – sign a petition for a good cause
  7. Taking public transport? Offer your seat to someone else
  8. It can get lonely when you are old, pay your grandparents a visit
  9. Be someone’s shoulder to cry on
  10. Who will be making dinner for your family today? Tag, you’re it!