WORD OF THE DAY Hydromancy HI-drə-man-see Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 14th century 1 Divination by means of signs derived from the appearance of water and its movements. Examples of Hydromancy in a sentence "She was known for her ability to predict a baby's birth date with hydromancy." "The deep crystal bowl was reserved for the practice of … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

BrainPickings.org newsletter

This is the weekly email digest of the daily online journal Brain Pickings by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — Keith Haring and his irrepressible art of hope; unforgetting the pioneer who became America's first internationally celebrated black artist; and more — you can catch up right here. And if you find any value and … Continue reading BrainPickings.org newsletter

Seth Godin Newsletter

Are we part of us? Liberty is a state of mind. It can be seen as a chance for freedom, or a promise made but not kept. We can choose to be part of something or choose to be apart. Liberty is the offer and promise and requirement of responsibility. A willingness to connect and … Continue reading Seth Godin Newsletter


Peony PEE-ə-nee Part of speech: noun Origin: Greek, 14th century 1 A type of firework, characterized by a sphere of colored stars that burn without a tail effect. 2 A herbaceous or shrubby plant of north temperate regions, which has long been cultivated for its showy flowers. Examples of Peony in a sentence "The grand … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Today’s Inspirational Quote:

"You may think that taking a detour in life is a waste of time and energy, but you can also see the detour as a means of learning more about who you are and where you are heading in your life. Being off the beaten path may be disorienting and confusing at times, yet it … Continue reading Today’s Inspirational Quote:

Swami Vivekananda: The unexplored side of Swami Vivekananda, his love for food

via Swami Vivekananda: The unexplored side of Swami Vivekananda, his love for food The contribution of Swami Vivekananda in catapulting the Indian culture on the world panorama is priceless. Had that session at the World Parliament of Religion in Chicago in 1893 not happened, the presence of Indian yogic practices and culture on the world … Continue reading Swami Vivekananda: The unexplored side of Swami Vivekananda, his love for food

Today in History – The New York Times

via Today in History - The New York Times Today in History Today is Saturday, July 4, the 186th day of 2020. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress … Continue reading Today in History – The New York Times

Interesting Days to Remember in July2020

As the pandemic continues to restrict our plans, global days and celebrations offer positive, near future events to focus on. Below are the key global days this July, accompanied by selected educational resources. Click the title of each day for detailed explanations and further resources. 4th July - International Day of Cooperatives  This year's theme is ‘cooperatives for climate action’. Explore climate protection projects … Continue reading Interesting Days to Remember in July2020