Did George Washington Believe in God? – HISTORY


via Did George Washington Believe in God? – HISTORY

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Strawberry Fields Forever Day? In 1967, the Beatles released two songs, “Strawberry Fields” and “Penny Lane.” On October 9, 1985, Yoko Ono dedicated a 2-1/2-acre memorial garden in New York City’s Central Park as Strawberry Fields in memory of John Lennon.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”

— John Lennon

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Cipher
SY-fər
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Arabic, 14th century
1

A secret or disguised way of writing; a code.

2

A monogram.

Examples of Cipher in a sentence

“The twins developed their own cipher, a secret code for keeping notes hidden from their parents.”

“Her wedding registry was filled with household items marked with their new cipher.”

Via PNUTs Newsletter


IN A NUTSHELL: MUST READ

Russia’s Race Toward Ruin

Despite announcements and plans for economic expansion, Russia is now facing a rate of growth slower than the global average. The Russian government reported that their gross domestic product (GDP) grew only half as much as it had the previous year. Critically low private investment and a stumbling state bureaucracy, along with extraordinarily low oil prices have been pinpointed as the main causes of the economic slowdown.

Known as the “lost decade,” no one seems to want to invest in Russian assets, as many feel there is no way the economic situation will get better anytime soon. This seems to reflect a deep-seated Russian belief: “No matter how bad things are today, they can always get worse.” Economic slowdown began six years ago, when Western sanctions restricted access to Western banks and the price of oil fell to historic lows. The faltering economic situation worsened in recent weeks following the outbreak of China’s coronavirus, with the exchange rate for the ruble dropping dramatically as China reports more viral infections.

The faltering economy is very out of line with Russia’s stereotypical public image as global power in good health. Private investors have also begun moving away from putting money into the Russian economy. Russia’s $1.7 trillion economy now ranks 11th in the world, between Canada and South Korea. (NYT, $)

SEASONED NUTS: QUOTABLE


“It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them — the character, the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.”

“Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky

Wisdom Quotes


Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway.

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

Desire is the seed from which all achievements are harvested.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. (Napoleon Hill)

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Battery Day? Today we honor the device that makes it possible for the smallest household items to the largest heavy-duty equipment to work smoothly! Trivia fans: According to some archeologists and historians, the earliest known battery can be traced back to 2000 years ago. Known as the Baghdad Battery, it is a clay pot with a metal tube and rod.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

— Albert Einstein

Forbes Real Times Billionaires Index released the list of India’s billionaire and net worth value of their wealth. Avenue Supermarts founder and DMart promoter Radhakishan Damani is now India’s second richest person with a wealth of $17.4 billion while Mukesh Ambani remained at the first position, who is also the richest person in Asia. Here is the list of top 10 billionaires in India. *Net worth as of February 17, 2020.


via Forbes Real Times Billionaires Index released the list of India’s billionaire and net worth value of their wealth. Avenue Supermarts founder and DMart promoter Radhakishan Damani is now India’s second richest person with a wealth of $17.4 billion while Mukesh Ambani remained at the first position, who is also the richest person in Asia. Here is the list of top 10 billionaires in India. *Net worth as of February 17, 2020.

Fun Days


Fun days

World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day – 5 February

World Human Spirit Day – 17 February

International Tug-of-War Day – 19 February

Content marketing ideas

Listicle idea: Delicious desserts you can create with Nutella

Infographic idea: Strategies to win your next tug-of-war match

Video idea: Interesting dishes you did not realize you could use Nutella in

Podcast idea: How has the power of the human spirit managed to save natur

Fun Days


Fun days

World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day – 5 February

World Human Spirit Day – 17 February

International Tug-of-War Day – 19 February

Content marketing ideas

Listicle idea: Delicious desserts you can create with Nutella

Infographic idea: Strategies to win your next tug-of-war match

Video idea: Interesting dishes you did not realize you could use Nutella in

Podcast idea: How has the power of the human spirit managed to save natur

Wisdom Quotes


Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway.

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

Desire is the seed from which all achievements are harvested.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. (Napoleon Hill)

Wisdom Quotes


Be the sunshine on someone’s rainy day.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Maya Angelou)

We’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)

Wisdom Quotes


Be the sunshine on someone’s rainy day.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. (Maya Angelou)

We’re harvesting the fruits of the seeds planted by those before us. Make sure you plant the right seeds for those who come after you.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. (Warren Buffett)