NASA Wants to Pay Private Companies to Bag Moon Dirt

gastro obscura newsletter

Ice Cream to the RescueJapan’s roadside service areas are home to unique soft cream flavors such as blue honeysuckle, scallop, and black squid ink—flavors that celebrate Japan’s various regional identities. READ MORENative American Seed ReunionCenturies after their loss and theft, Native American seeds are reuniting with their tribes. This is in part due to the work … Continue reading gastro obscura newsletter

Failories newsletter

👋 Hey Failories! It's Nico over here.It's been a crazy week with the launch of our first digital product on Tuesday. I'll be writing about the pre-sale next week. If you're new and want to know what I'm talking about, reply back to this email.Two new great interviews today; the first one is with a startup that has … Continue reading Failories newsletter

Inside history newsletter

  How United Flight 93 Passengers Fought Back on 9/11The cockpit voice recorder captured the sound of passengers attempting to break through the door.READ MORE 9/11: The Final Minutes of Flight 93 premieres tonight at 8/7c on HISTORY.   On 9/11, Some Evacuated the Pentagon—But Kept Going Back Inside'We pledge to never leave a fallen comrade behind,' says one … Continue reading Inside history newsletter

James clear newsletter

3-2-1 ThursdayNote: You are receiving this email because you subscribed to my weekly 3-2-1 newsletter. Every Thursday, I share 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you to ponder. Occasionally, I also send out long-form articles on habits and self-improvement. 3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question (September 10, 2020) "Working to … Continue reading James clear newsletter

Neal Katyal: How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | TED Talk The secret to winning an argument isn't grand rhetoric or elegant style, says US Supreme Court litigator Neal Katyal -- it takes more than that. With stories of some of the most impactful cases he's argued before the Court, Katyal shows why the key to crafting a persuasive and successful argument lies in human … Continue reading Neal Katyal: How to win an argument (at the US Supreme Court, or anywhere) | TED Talk

seth godin’s newsletter

“Taking” lessons What an accurate and horrible term. It’s hard to imagine that most people would look forward to taking lessons. In the piano or arithmetic or anything else. You take medicine. You take your punishment. It’s unwanted but grudgingly accepted. The term gives away the intent behind it. Learning is different. Learning is something … Continue reading seth godin’s newsletter

weird words 50

frondiferousbearing or producing frondsquiniblehigh-pitched voice; a musical part pitched very highwhipjackwhining beggar who pretends to be a sailoraphrasiainability to speaksoricineof, like or pertaining to shrewstressilateto quiverwaxclothoilcloth; linoleumpundigrionplay on words; punscutigerousbearing a shield or scaleszonaryof or like a zone; arranged in zonespensumtask; school impositiondichroscopeinstrument for examining crystals for dichroismplumigerousplumagedgenappesmooth worsted yarnvandolastringed lute-like Spanish instrumentmonodymournful ode or … Continue reading weird words 50

Writing prompts

Shopping AddictWhat happens to someone who can't stop shopping?Fire FliesWrite about a secluded stream with lots of wildlife.Secret WhispersWhat is everyone whispering about?Book WormWrite a conversation between the different words on the pages of a book.The ProfessorWrite about a situation where someone taught you something in an interesting way.

Random Phrases of the day

Give a Man a FishMeaning: It's better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.Know the RopesMeaning: Having a familiarity or understanding of how something works.Keep Your Shirt OnMeaning: Keeping calm. Usually said by someone who is trying to avoid making others upset.Mountain Out of a MolehillMeaning: One who escalates small things … Continue reading Random Phrases of the day

Did you know…

Did you know... ... that today is Positive Thinking Day? Today is all about have a positive attitude. Medical research confirms that a positive attitude works wonders at fighting disease and ailments. People with an "I think I can" attitude, are far more likely to succeed at work, and in accomplishing every goal they set … Continue reading Did you know…

word of the day

WORD OF THE DAY GonzoGAHN-zohPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Italian, 1970s 1Of or associated with journalistic writing of an exaggerated, subjective, and fictionalized style.2Bizarre or crazy.   Examples of Gonzo in a sentence "The long-time columnist was known for his gonzo writings." "That mural down the street is just gonzo."