Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It isn’t where you came from; it’s where you’re going that counts.”

— Ella Jane Fitzgerald

संकट में संजीवनी: रेलवे के प्रयास पर यात्रियों की मुहर, मिलाया लाखों परिवारों को – YouTube

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Part of speech: bey-shə-MEL
Origin: French, late 17th century

A rich white sauce made with milk infused with herbs and other flavorings.

Examples of Bechamel in a sentence

“The secret to homemade mac and cheese is a good bechamel.”

“To pass the French sauces class, each student had to make a perfect bechamel.”

Did you know…

… that today is Attack of the Hiccups Day? Charlie Osborne started the longest attack of hiccups on this day in 1922. He hiccupped over 435 million times before stopping. And just so you don’t have to figure out how long that it… Osborne had hiccups for 68 years, from 1922 to February 1990!



Krulak’s law (Seth Godin’s Newsletter)

The experience people have with your brand is in the hands of the person you pay the least.

Act accordingly.

(This involves training, trust, responsibility, leadership, dignity, authority, management and investment. It mostly means seeing the front-line people in your organization as priceless assets, not cheap cogs.)


Getting what the customers asked for – by Seth Godin in his Newsletter

Why is there so much short-term hustle? Because that’s what we buy.

Why is there so much negative campaigning? Because that’s what changes our actions.

Why is social media filled with manipulation and vanity? Because that’s what we click on.

We buy foods that are engineered to make us fat and we watch shows that are designed to numb us instead of inspire.

Not all of us, not all the time.

It’s not our fault alone. The gears in the system are too often turned by short-term profiteers and people who seek to manipulate us for their own ends. They need to own the responsibility for their selfishness and not blame us for it. Leadership requires a commitment to make things better. Don’t blame the market.

But the system is extraordinarily sensitive to what we click, what we buy and what we talk about. If we can do the difficult and heroic work of acting differently, the system can tell. As soon as we shift to long-term thinking, the market will too.

The same thing can happen to our culture if we can shift our timeframe and our focus.

Fill in the blanks – Seth Godin Newsletter

150 years ago, the periodic table of the elements was published.

It’s a truly stunning achievement because it predates the electron microscope. It’s a bit like labeling all the colors in a box of crayons in a world with nothing but very dim light.

Once the structure of the table was understood, its creator Dmitri Mendeleyev had a problem. Some of the elements that needed to be on it hadn’t been discovered yet. He knew that something needed to fill a slot, but he wasn’t exactly sure what.

And so he left the square blank.

Which inspired other scientists to go looking for what needed to fill in that empty slot.

Much of the innovation of the internet has worked this way. As well as developments in urban planning, civil society and small business as well.

Once you see the grid, you can see the empty boxes. And then go fill them.

Futurism Newsletter


The Future Is A Second Round

12 JUNE 2020


Leaked CDC Documents: Coronavirus Is Spiking in US Again

Leaked documents dated to earlier this week, obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by Yahoo News, warn that new coronavirus cases are spiking again as Americans relax their social distancing practices.

Even Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top infectious disease expert and a national figurehead against the virus, lamented this week that the outbreak has become his “worse nightmare.” It remains to be seen however if the rise in cases will lead to a full-on second wave of the epidemic, as is the fear.



ONEScientists Claim to Have Recreated Earth’s First Life


TWOBizarre Subatomic “Quasiparticle” Reproduces Like a Living Cell


THREEScientists Discover “Unexpected” Structures Near Earth’s Core



Lab Puts Mice in Suspended Animation. Will It Work on Humans?

Here’s some hope for those dreaming of cryostasis space travel. Such a state of suspended animation is still far off. But that could now be starting to change, thanks to cutting edge research by a team of Harvard scientists.

They were able to put mice into a state of hibernation by stimulating certain neurons in their brains that control hibernation-like behavior. It’s the first time such neural circuits have been identified, nevermind activated, according to a statement about the research.



“ Bitcoin, which runs on the principle of Proof-of-Work, is wasteful. It requires people to waste money and computing power solving pointless problems. 


Restaurants Are in Need of a Helping Hand. Miso Robotics Is Offering Them One. Literally.

Dining out looks pretty different these days. It’s natural to pine for the past, but many quick service restauranteurs are also looking ahead to a future where automation will be the key to drastically increasing their notoriously thin margins and allowing their workers to shine in the tasks no machine can do.

Robots in the workplace can get a bad rap—most people aren’t trying to get replaced by one. But the smartest and most innovative robotic companies aren’t designing teams of droids that send people packing. Instead, they’re crafting intelligent machines that work alongside workers, increasing efficiency and profits in the process.

Take Flippy, the arm-like robotic kitchen assistant from Miso Robotics. As its name implies, the robot flips burgers, cooking them to perfection. Miso Robotics has already raised over $2mm in their investment campaign on SeedInvest, which is still open to investors.


nth UnlockDown Unlockdown — nth

Free verse by jay

How happy are key wrench!
Do wrenches make you shiver?
do they?

The pause that’s really Containment,
Above all others is the Sneeze.
Does the Sneeze make you shiver?
does it?

All that is Unlocked is not key,
key, by all account is Fear.
Are you upset by how Big it is?
Does it tear you apart to see the key so unimportant?

Did you know…

… that today is Ella Fitzgerald First Recording Day? In 1935, at the young age of 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first songs: “Love and Kisses” and “I’ll Chase the Blues Away.” Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.



संकट में संजीवनी: रेलवे के प्रयास पर यात्रियों की मुहर, मिलाया लाखों परिवारों को – YouTube

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Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 1990s

An intranet that can be partially accessed by authorized outside users, enabling businesses to exchange information over the Internet securely.

Examples of Extranet in a sentence

“You’ll need to send an email to IT to ask for access to the extranet.”

“The staff is able to work remotely as long as they have their computer and access to the company extranet.”

10. International Albinism Awareness Day – 13th June

10. International Albinism Awareness Day – 13th June

Albinism Awareness Day

This day aims to prevent discrimination against people with albinism.

Content marketing opportunities:   

  • Listicle idea: X Myths about albinism you must be aware of
  • Infographic idea: X Famous people who suffered from albinism
  • Video idea: How can albinism affect your vision?
  • Podcast idea: Here’s how you should protect your skin if you suffer from albinism

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by Seeker explores what causes albinism and how common it is.