WORD OF THE DAY


Cherubic
chə-ROO-bik
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Hebrew
1

Having the innocence or plump prettiness of a young child.

2

Having a sweet temperament.

Examples of Cherubic in a sentence

“I picked out the perfect Valentine’s Day card, with a cherubic Cupid saying, ‘Be Mine.'”

“My dog is so gentle and cherubic that I named her Angel.”

Random phrases of the day


  1. On the Same PageMeaning: Thinking alike or understanding something in a similar way with others.
  2. Under Your NoseMeaning: Missing something that should be really obvious.
  3. Mouth-wateringMeaning: Delicious; something that looks or tastes appetizing.
  4. Go Out On a LimbMeaning: Putting yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone; or to hazard a guess.
  5. Every Cloud Has a Silver LiningMeaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Supine
SOO-pine
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin
1

(of a person) lying face upwards.

2

Failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence.

Examples of Supine in a sentence

“My perfect Sunday includes French toast and a supine position on the couch.”

“The mayor was criticized for remaining supine through accusations of bribery.”

Victoria Gill: What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | TED Talk


via Victoria Gill: What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | TED Talk

To save the achoque — an exotic (and adorable) salamander found in a lake in northern Mexico — scientists teamed up with an unexpected research partner: a group of nuns called the Sisters of the Immaculate Health. In this delightful talk, science journalist Victoria Gill shares the story of how this unusual collaboration saved the achoque from extinction — and demonstrates how local and indigenous people could hold the secret to saving our planet’s weird, wonderful and most threatened species.

This talk was presented at a TED Institute event given in partnership with The Kavli Foundation, the Simons Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page. Read more about the TED Institute.

Wisdom Quotes


Never be defeated after a defeat.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. (Maya Angelou)
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It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)

Rayma Suprani: Dictators hate political cartoons — so I keep drawing them | TED Talk


via Rayma Suprani: Dictators hate political cartoons — so I keep drawing them | TED Talk

“A political cartoon is a barometer of freedom,” says Rayma Suprani, who was exiled from her native Venezuela for publishing work critical of the government. “That’s why dictators hate cartoonists.” In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent railing against totalitarianism, Suprani explores how cartoons hold a mirror to society and reveal hidden truths — and discusses why she keeps drawing even when it comes at a high personal cost. (In Spanish with consecutive English translation)

SEASONED NUTS QUOTABLE


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”

“I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.”

― Warren Buffett

Valentine’s Day – 14 February


Valentine’s Day – 14 February

Valentine's Day Content Marketing Ideas

This day is a celebration of love all across the world and commemorates St Valentine.

Content marketing ideas

Listicle idea: X different ways you can show your better half that you care for them

Infographic idea: What is Valentine’s week all about?

Video idea: A look at how love has been portrayed in different cultures

Podcast idea: How did love get commercialized?

Brand campaign that worked

This video by Tata motors interweaves the message of Valentine’s Day with a safety campaign, in an ad full of double entendres.

The mattress landfill crisis: how the race to bring us better beds led to a recycling nightmare | Environment | The Guardian


via The mattress landfill crisis: how the race to bring us better beds led to a recycling nightmare | Environment | The Guardian

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Vietnam POW Day? In 1973, the first American prisoners of war were released from Vietnam prisons. Operation Homecoming began February 12 when three C-141A aircraft headed to Hanoi, North Vietnam, and a C-9A aircraft headed to Saigon, South Vietnam from Clark AFB in the Philippines. In all, 591 American POWs returned from captivity in Operation Homecoming between February 12 and April 1, 1973.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”

— Fred Rogers

Pearls before squid: how a cephalopod is born, in stunning microscopy footage | Aeon Videos


via Pearls before squid: how a cephalopod is born, in stunning microscopy footage | Aeon Videos

Pearls before squid: how a cephalopod is born, in stunning microscopy footage

Produced by the evolutionary and developmental biologist Nipam Patel in his Patel Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, Squid: Coming to Life literally puts squid and cuttlefish development under the microscope. With a sparkling soundtrack and stunning microscopy footage, the short video shows the cephalopods transforming from embryos (when they develop in egg capsules) to hatchlings that emerge with the resplendent, colour-shifting skin they use for communication and camouflage.

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Slipshod
SLIP-shawd
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: English, late 16th century
1

Characterized by a lack of care, thought, or organization.

2

(of shoes) worn down at the heel.

Examples of Slipshod in a sentence

“The professor could tell the slipshod term paper was thrown together the night before the due date.”

“I just can’t give up my favorite shoes, even though they are slipshod.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is National Inventors Day? On the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison (1847), America’s greatest inventor, we honor all inventors. Just think of all the ingenuity that went into the things surrounding you today! Here’s to all the inventors from the past and the future.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.”

— Thomas A. Edison