Patriot Park – Kubinka, Russia – Atlas Obscura


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Seasoned Nuts Quotable


SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE
“Being both more systematically brutal than chimps and more empathetic than bonobos, we are by far the most bipolar ape. Our societies are never completely peaceful, never completely competitive, never ruled by sheer selfishness, and never perfectly moral.”

“Robin Hood had it right. Humanity’s deepest wish is to spread the wealth.”

― Frans de Waal

Random Acts of Kindness©


  1. Transport someone who can’t drive
  2. Call your grandparents or parents and let them know how they’ve impacted your life
  3. Wardrobe overflowing? Donate clothes to a charity
  4. Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather
  5. Put a surprise note or sketch in with your spouse’s or kid’s lunch

Random phrases of the day


  1. Roll With the PunchesMeaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time.
  2. In the RedMeaning: Losing money. Being in debt.
  3. Swinging For the FencesMeaning: Giving something your all.
  4. Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning: To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
  5. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMeaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.

Eight Tips for Building, Maintaining, and Leveraging Your Professional Relationships | Stanford Graduate School of Business


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WORD OF THE DAY


Doughty
DOW-tee
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Middle English, pre-12th century
1

Brave and persistent.

2

Displaying courage.

Examples of Doughty in a sentence

“The doughty knights of old were known for their courageous actions.”

“Even though he was young, he still showed that he was doughty and loyal in the face of difficulty.”

Random Acts of Kindness


  1. Share kind, positive quotes that inspire you
  2. Cut coupons out and leave them at the grocer register for others
  3. Make a hot beverage for a friend/family
  4. We all need help sometimes; offer someone a helping hand
  5. Set up a lemonade stand on a hot day and give it our for free

Random phrases of the day


  1. Plot Thickens – TheMeaning: A situation that has gotten way more serious or interesting due to recent complexities or developments.
  2. Goody Two-ShoesMeaning: A smugly virtuous person.
  3. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  4. Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning: To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
  5. Wild Goose ChaseMeaning: Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.

wORD OF THE DAY


wORD OF THE DAY
Funicular
fyoo-NIK-yə-lər
Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century
1

Relating to a rope or its tension.

2

(of a railway, especially one on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced.

Examples of Funicular in a sentence

“The funicular pulley system in the barn let him hoist the large bales of hay by himself.”

“I don’t know how to ski, but I still enjoy taking the funicular tram to the top of the mountain.”

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Did you know


Did you know…

… that today is Long Dream Night? In 1967, Bill Carskadon of Chicago was recorded as having the longest dream on record (as measured by REM sleep), a dream of 2 hours and 23 minutes!  Celebrate by dreaming a happy dream today!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.”

— Isabelle Eberhardt