Around the World in Rare and Beautiful Apples – Gastro Obscura


via Around the World in Rare and Beautiful Apples – Gastro Obscura

Mary Robinson: Why climate change is a threat to human rights | TED Talk


via Mary Robinson: Why climate change is a threat to human rights | TED Talk

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page

 

Mary Robinson: Why climate change is a threat to human rights | TED Talk


via Mary Robinson: Why climate change is a threat to human rights | TED Talk

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page

 

Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here’s how we prepare | TED Talk


via Colette Pichon Battle: Climate change will displace millions. Here’s how we prepare | TED Talk

Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 — a crisis of “climate migration” the world isn’t ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration — and caused it in the first place — and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes and advance human rights for all.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

 

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Uxorious
uhk-SOR-ee-əs
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 16th century
1

Excessively affectionate toward one’s wife

2

Devoted to one’s wife

Examples of Uxorious in a sentence

“His uxorious habit of giving flowers to his wife every Friday earned him some teasing at the florist.”

“After 50 years of marriage, he still felt as uxorious as he did on their wedding day.”

Word of the Day


WORD OF THE DAY
Verisimilitude
ver-ə-sə-MIL-ə-tood
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 16th century
1

The appearance of truth or resembling reality

2

Something that only appears to be true

Examples of Verisimilitude in a sentence

“The critics panned the new movie as lacking verisimilitude with over-the-top acting.”

“Her claim of being 45 years old was verisimilitude — her secret was that she was really 59.”

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Wisdom Quotes


Don’t wait for the perfect moment to strike, strike in the current moment and make it perfect.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. (William Butler Yeats)

What you’d try if you could not fail is worth trying knowing you might fail.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? (Robert H. Schuller)