World Peace Day 2020: 7 inspiring quotes to celebrate International peace


1. Peace is not a relationship between nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. – Jawaharlal Nehru 2. Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. – Mahatma Gandhi 3. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” -Mother Teresa 4. Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein Albert 5. If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” – Winston Churchill 6. If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. – Desmond Tutu Desmond 7. “Indeed a civilian resister offers resistance only when peace becomes impossible”

World Peace Day 2020: 7 inspiring quotes to celebrate International peace

Random facts


  1. The most leaves ever found on a single clover is 56.
  2. In Greece, women are not legally allowed to wear high heels or tall hats in the Olympic Stadium.
  3. Although the saltwater crocodile has the highest recorded bite force in any animal, the muscles to open its mouth are weak. Its mouth can be shut with a couple layers of duct tape.

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Bad choices

If made freely, a choice feels like the right thing at the time.

But we realize it was a mistake later, once the moment passes. We don’t know now what we learned in the future.

Bad choices can be caused by:

  • Poor information
  • Shoddy analysis (including cognitive glitches and reliance on sunk costs)
  • Peer pressure
  • Manipulation
  • Hustle
  • Power imbalance
  • Focus on the short run
  • Indoctrination
  • Superstition
  • Unexamined biases

Take a look: each of these is the product of outside forces and can be unlearned and insulated against. The good news is that we can get better at our choices.

random proverbs 99


1. A fool and his money are soon parted2. A penny saved is a penny earned.3. All good things must come to an end,4. All roads lead to Rome,5. All the world loves a lover6. An Englishman’s home is his castle/A man’s home is his castle7. Any port in a storm,8. April showers bring forth May flowers,9. As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it10. As you sow so shall you reap11. Attack is the best form of defense12. Beggars can not be choosers,13. Behind every great man, there is a great woman14. Better the Devil you know than the Devil you do not15. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Trojan War, Virgil in the Aeneid16. Cleanliness is next to godliness17. Courage is the measure of a Man, Beauty is the measure of a Woman18. Crime does not pay19. Devil take the hindmost20. Discretion is the better part of valour21. Do as you would be done by22. Do not cry over spilled milk23. Do not fish for a shark with your hands, fish for hands with a shark.24. Do not meet troubles half-way25. Do not put all your eggs in one basket26. Do not teach your Grandmother to suck eggs27. East, west, home is best,28. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die29. Every stick has two ends30. Faint heart never won fair lady (Scott),31. False friends are worst than open enemies.32. Fight fire with fire33. Finders keepers, losers weepers34. Fine feathers make fine birds35. First impressions are the most lasting36. Give him an inch and he will take a mile37. Half a loaf is better than no bread38. Handsome is as handsome does39. Hard work never did anyone any harm40. He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man41. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned42. If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain43. If you steal from one author, it is plagiarism; if you steal from many, it is research. Wilson Mizner (1876–1933)44. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery45. It is easy to be wise after the event46. It takes all sorts to make a world47. Let bygones be bygones48. Let the punishment fit the crime49. Little things please little minds50. Make love not war51. Many hands make light work52. Might is right53. Might makes right54. Milking the bull55. Misery loves company56. Money does not grow on trees57. Money earned by deceit, goes by deceit58. Necessity is the mother of invention59. Never give advice unless asked.60. Never look a gift horse in the mouth61. Never say never62. No pain, no gain63. Once a thief, always a thief64. One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb65. Only fools and horses work66. Over greedy man, over wrathful woman will never flourish67. Penny, Penny. Makes many.68. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones69. Rome was not built in a day,70. Seeing is believing71. Seek and ye shall find72. Shrouds have no pockets73. Strike while the iron is hot74. Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan75. Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves76. Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear77. The grass is always greener on the other side78. The leopard does not change his spots79. The more the merrier80. The proof of the pudding is in the eating81. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach82. There are always more fish in the sea83. There is honour among thieves84. There is no such thing as a free lunch85. There is no such thing as bad publicity86. Time and tide wait for no man87. To the victor go the spoils88. Two is company, but three is a crowd,89. Walk softly but carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt 1900 in letter relating an old African proverb90. Waste not, want not91. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade92. When the cat is away, the mice will play93. Where there is a will there is a way94. Where there’s life there’s hope.95. Wonders will never cease96. You cannot judge a book by its cover97. You cannot win them all98. You must have rocks in your head99. You’ve got to separate the wheat from the chaff

random acts of kindness 50


  1. Leave a kind message anywhere (in a library book, on a computer etc.)
  2. Feed a stray animal if you spot one
  3. At the post office, leave some extra stamps at the stamp machine
  4. Take blankets or warm clothing to a homeless person
  5. Share something interesting you’ve learnt today
  6. Feeling brave? Give blood
  7. Give a phone card to someone
  8. Pay it forward
  9. Have a cleanup party in the park
  10. Ask someone if you can help
  11. Buy a meal for a homeless person
  12. Make kindness bookmarks and give them away
  13. Buy something for the person behind you in line
  14. Pick up somebody else’ tab next time you go for a coffee
  15. When it’s summer and hot, give out cold Gatorades to your mail carrier and garbage men
  16. Thank your bus or taxi driver
  17. Let you staff leave work an hour early
  18. We all love surprises! Buy someone an unexpected gift
  19. Post a list of random acts of kindness in a public place
  20. Visit a friend who’s sick
  21. Get together with friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers and family and brainstorm ways you can show kindness to yourselves, to others and to the earth
  22. Wave back to children who wave to you
  23. Make an effort to get to know someone you don’t usually talk to
  24. Carry around a care package of food or toiletries that you can give to a homeless person
  25. Leave enough money in the vending machine for the next person to get a free treat.
  26. Send a treat to a school or day-care center
  27. Tell a story to kids in the park
  28. Support a small, local business as a customer
  29. Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend
  30. Leave a big tip
  31. Throw away your trash – and someone else’s – after a movie, picnic or visit to a park
  32. Tell a friend about ARK/World Kindness Day
  33. Let someone know how much you appreciate them
  34. Hold the door for someone
  35. Ask a teenager for their opinion… and then really listen to them
  36. Leave someone flowers anonymously
  37. Open the door for someone
  38. Send a card to someone in the military overseas
  39. Make someone’s day – tell a friend why you appreciate them
  40. Share kind, positive quotes that inspire you
  41. Offer to babysit your siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces etc
  42. Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
  43. Share today’s food with your neighbour!
  44. Laugh often
  45. Leave a book you already finished somewhere for someone else to read
  46. Tell your children you love them
  47. It’s hard to stay connected – reach out to an elderly person you know
  48. Buy a movie ticket for the person behind you in line
  49. Cut an article out of the newspaper that would interest a friend and mail it to them
  50. Share your lunch with a friend

Random phrases of the day 50 phrases


  1. Down To EarthMeaning: Practical or humble; unpretentious.
  2. Rain on Your ParadeMeaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment
  3. Cut The MustardMeaning: To cut the mustard is to meet a required standard, or to meet expectations.
  4. Son of a GunMeaning: A person, usually one who is behaving badly.
  5. Poke Fun AtMeaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule.
  6. A Piece of CakeMeaning: A task that is simple to accomplish.
  7. Quality TimeMeaning: Spending time with another to strengthen the relationship.
  8. Shot In the DarkMeaning: An attempt that has little chance for success.
  9. Raining Cats and DogsMeaning: When it is raining heavily.
  10. Not the Sharpest Tool in the ShedMeaning: Someone who isn’t witty or sharp, but rather, they are ignorant, unintelligent, or senseless.
  11. Elvis Has Left The BuildingMeaning: Something that is all over.
  12. Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The MouthMeaning: When you receive a gift from someone, do not be ungrateful.
  13. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
  14. Head Over HeelsMeaning: Falling deeply in love with another person.
  15. Know the RopesMeaning: Having a familiarity or understanding of how something works.
  16. Up In ArmsMeaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight.
  17. Par For the CourseMeaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
  18. Every Cloud Has a Silver LiningMeaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.
  19. Short End of the StickMeaning: Getting the bad end of a deal, or receiving the least desirable outcome from something.
  20. Under the WeatherMeaning: Not feeling well, in health or mood.
  21. Drive Me NutsMeaning: To greatly frustrate someone. To drive someone crazy, insane, bonkers, or bananas.
  22. Playing PossumMeaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
  23. Birds of a Feather Flock TogetherMeaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
  24. Money Doesn’t Grow On TreesMeaning: Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired.
  25. Fish Out Of WaterMeaning: Someone being in a situation that they are unfamiliar or unsuited for.
  26. Jig Is UpMeaning: For a ruse or trick to be discovered; to be caught.
  27. Curiosity Killed The CatMeaning: Typically said to indicate that any further investigation into a situation may lead to harm.
  28. Roll With the PunchesMeaning: To tolerate or endure through the unexpected mishappenings you may encounter from time to time.
  29. Jaws of DeathMeaning: Being in a dangerous or very deadly situation.
  30. My Cup of TeaMeaning: Someone or something that one finds to be agreeable or delightful.
  31. Needle In a HaystackMeaning: Something that is impossible or extremely difficult to find, especially because the area you have to search is too large.
  32. Happy as a ClamMeaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.
  33. Right Out of the GateMeaning: Right from the beginning; to do something from the start.
  34. Cry WolfMeaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying.
  35. Beating a Dead HorseMeaning: To bring up an issue that has already been resolved.
  36. Yada YadaMeaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
  37. A Chip on Your ShoulderMeaning: Being angry about something that happened in the past.
  38. Easy As PieMeaning: Something that is easy.
  39. Flea MarketMeaning: A type of bazaar where inexpensive goods are sold or bartered.
  40. Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
  41. Top DrawerMeaning: High quality, exceptional; something that’s very valuable.
  42. You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New TricksMeaning: It can be challenging to teach a person something new.
  43. On Cloud NineMeaning: Having strong feelings of happiness or satisfaction. 
  44. Dropping Like FliesMeaning: To fall down ill or to die in large numbers.
  45. Elephant in the RoomMeaning: Ignoring a large, obvious problem or failing to address an issue that stands out in a major way.
  46. You Can’t Judge a Book By Its CoverMeaning: Don’t judge someone or something only by the outward appearance.
  47. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMeaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
  48. An Arm and a LegMeaning: Something that is extremely expensive.
  49. In a PickleMeaning: Being in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation.
  50. Lovey DoveyMeaning: The affectionate stuff that people do when they are in love, such as kissing and hugging.

Random phrases of the day 50 phrases


  1. Break The IceMeaning: Breaking down a social stiffness.
  2. A Dime a DozenMeaning: Something that is extremely common.
  3. Wild Goose ChaseMeaning: Futilely pursuing something that will never be attainable.
  4. It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To BeMeaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.
  5. Jack of All Trades Master of NoneMeaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
  6. Jumping the GunMeaning: Something that occurs too early before preparations are ready. Starting too soon.
  7. Every Cloud Has a Silver LiningMeaning: To be optimistic, even in difficullt times.
  8. On the RopesMeaning: Being in a situation that looks to be hopeless!
  9. Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning: To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
  10. Tug of WarMeaning: It can refer to the popular rope pulling game or it can mean a struggle for authority.
  11. Back To the Drawing BoardMeaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.
  12. Playing For KeepsMeaning: Said when things are about to get serious.
  13. Man of Few WordsMeaning: A person who does not speak a great deal; someone who talks with as few words as possible.
  14. Elephant in the RoomMeaning: Ignoring a large, obvious problem or failing to address an issue that stands out in a major way.
  15. Wouldn’t Harm a FlyMeaning: Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.
  16. If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of the KitchenMeaning: One should discontinue with a task if they are unable to cope with it due to pressure.
  17. Up In ArmsMeaning: Angry; being roused to the point that you are ready to fight.
  18. Heads UpMeaning: Used as an advanced warning. To become keenly aware.
  19. High And DryMeaning: To be left behind; abandoned. Being in a helpless situation without a way to recover.
  20. Close But No CigarMeaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
  21. Yada YadaMeaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
  22. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMeaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
  23. What Goes Up Must Come DownMeaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.
  24. Put a Sock In ItMeaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up.
  25. Eat My HatMeaning: Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.
  26. Down For The CountMeaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
  27. Give a Man a FishMeaning: It’s better to teach a person how to do something than to do that something for them.
  28. Quick and DirtyMeaning: Things that are fixed with great speed, but as a result, it’s probably not going to work very well.
  29. Money Doesn’t Grow On TreesMeaning: Suggests that money is a resource that must be earned and is not one that’s easily acquired.
  30. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
  31. Hands DownMeaning: Anything that’s easy or has no difficulty; something that is a certainty.
  32. Poke Fun AtMeaning: Making fun of something or someone; ridicule.
  33. Off One’s BaseMeaning: A person that is crazy or behaving in idiotic ways
  34. Cut The MustardMeaning: To cut the mustard is to meet a required standard, or to meet expectations.
  35. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  36. Rain on Your ParadeMeaning: To spoil someone’s fun or plans; ruining a pleasurable moment
  37. What Am I, Chopped Liver?Meaning: A rhetorical question used by a person who feels they are being given less consideration than someone else.
  38. Mountain Out of a MolehillMeaning: One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems.
  39. Birds of a Feather Flock TogetherMeaning: People tend to associate with others who share similar interests or values.
  40. Barking Up The Wrong TreeMeaning: To make a wrong assumption about something.
  41. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
  42. Read ‘Em and WeepMeaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
  43. All Greek To MeMeaning: When something is incomprehensible due to complexity; unintelligble.
  44. Raining Cats and DogsMeaning: When it is raining heavily.
  45. Long In The ToothMeaning: Old in age. Mainly used when referring to people or horses.
  46. Easy As PieMeaning: Something that is easy.
  47. An Arm and a LegMeaning: Something that is extremely expensive.
  48. Cry Over Spilt MilkMeaning: It’s useless to worry about things that  already happened and cannot be changed.
  49. Everything But The Kitchen SinkMeaning: Including nearly everything possible.
  50. There’s No I in TeamMeaning: To not work alone, but rather, together with others in order to achieve a certain goal.

random phrases of the day 50 phrases


  1. Hear, HearMeaning: A shout of agreement, or to draw attention to a speaker.
  2. No-BrainerMeaning: Anything that requires minimal brain activity to accomplish.
  3. Dropping Like FliesMeaning: To fall down ill or to die in large numbers.
  4. Curiosity Killed The CatMeaning: Typically said to indicate that any further investigation into a situation may lead to harm.
  5. Happy as a ClamMeaning: The state of being happy; feeling delighted.
  6. Keep Your Eyes PeeledMeaning: To be watchful; paying careful attention to something.
  7. Lickety SplitMeaning: To go at a quick pace; no delaying!
  8. All Greek To MeMeaning: When something is incomprehensible due to complexity; unintelligble.
  9. Keep On Truckin’Meaning: To keep going, pressing forward; never stopping.
  10. A Fool and His Money are Soon PartedMeaning: It’s easy for a fool to lose his/her money.
  11. Mountain Out of a MolehillMeaning: One who escalates small things and turns them into big problems.
  12. Put a Sock In ItMeaning: Asking someone to be quiet or to shut up.
  13. Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceMeaning: Being faced with two difficult choices.
  14. Drawing a BlankMeaning: Failing to recall a memory. Unable to remember something.
  15. You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New TricksMeaning: It can be challenging to teach a person something new.
  16. What Goes Up Must Come DownMeaning: Things that go up must eventually return to the earth due to gravity.
  17. Under the WeatherMeaning: Not feeling well, in health or mood.
  18. It’s Not Brain SurgeryMeaning: A task that’s easy to accomplish, a thing lacking complexity.
  19. Close But No CigarMeaning: Coming close to a successful outcome only to fall short at the end.
  20. Barking Up The Wrong TreeMeaning: To make a wrong assumption about something.
  21. A Piece of CakeMeaning: A task that is simple to accomplish.
  22. In the RedMeaning: Losing money. Being in debt.
  23. Par For the CourseMeaning: What you would expect to happen; something normal or common.
  24. Playing For KeepsMeaning: Said when things are about to get serious.
  25. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
  26. Jumping the GunMeaning: Something that occurs too early before preparations are ready. Starting too soon.
  27. Yada YadaMeaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
  28. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
  29. Tough It OutMeaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring.
  30. Top DrawerMeaning: High quality, exceptional; something that’s very valuable.
  31. Ugly DucklingMeaning: One who may seem plain at first in appearance or capability, but later turns out to be beautiful or great.
  32. Playing PossumMeaning: Pretending to be dead, or to be deceitful about something.
  33. Greased LightningMeaning: Very fast or quick.
  34. Goody Two-ShoesMeaning: A smugly virtuous person.
  35. Burst Your BubbleMeaning: To ruin someone’s happy moment.
  36. Eat My HatMeaning: Having confidence in a specific outcome; being almost sure about something.
  37. Keep Your Shirt OnMeaning: Keeping calm. Usually said by someone who is trying to avoid making others upset.
  38. Jack of All Trades Master of NoneMeaning: Having suitable skill in multiple things, but not being an expert in any of them.
  39. Quick On the DrawMeaning: Performing an action with the greatest of haste.
  40. Cry WolfMeaning: Someone that calls for help when it is not needed. Someone who is lying.
  41. Know the RopesMeaning: Having a familiarity or understanding of how something works.
  42. Fight Fire With FireMeaning: To retaliate with an attack that is similar to the attack used against you.
  43. Let Her RipMeaning: Permission to start, or it could mean ‘go faster!’
  44. Down For The CountMeaning: Someone or something that looks to be defeated, or nearly so.
  45. Raining Cats and DogsMeaning: When it is raining heavily.
  46. Plot Thickens – TheMeaning: A situation that has gotten way more serious or interesting due to recent complexities or developments.
  47. On the RopesMeaning: Being in a situation that looks to be hopeless!
  48. Like Father Like SonMeaning: Resembling one’s parents in terms of appearance or behavior.
  49. Wake Up CallMeaning: An occurance of sorts that brings a problem to somebody’s attention and they realize it needs fixing.
  50. Wouldn’t Harm a FlyMeaning: Nonviolent; someone who is mild or gentle.

A Stoic Response To Desire


“The faculty of desire purports to aim at securing what you want…If you fail in your desire, you are unfortunate, if you experience what you would rather avoid you are unhappy…For desire, suspend it completely for now. Because if you desire something outside your control, you are bound to be disappointed; and even things we do control, which under other circumstances would be deserving of our desire, are not yet within our power to attain. Restrict yourself to choice and refusal; and exercise them carefully, within discipline and detachment.” —Epictetus, Enchiridion, 2.1-2

A Stoic Response To Desire

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Questions for the founder

A friend shared a new business idea with me yesterday. Some business model questions came to mind, asked here rhetorically. If you get them right, everything else is easier:

How will you get new paying customers?

Why will your paying customers tell their friends and colleagues?

Will this business work at a scale that you can both achieve and are happy living with?

Is it easy to start?

If it is, what will keep others from starting it?

How do you avoid a race to the bottom where you’re trapped making a cheap commodity as a middleperson?

Will it get easier as you go? Why?

What incentive do customers have to stick with you instead of switching to a cheaper or more convenient choice?

Businesses that are cheap to start, depend on providing a useful service at a cheap margin and are largely fungible or invisible are often difficult to turn into thriving enterprises. Customer traction, the network effect and emotional connection can change this, particularly if you build them in from the start.

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Wisdom Quotes


Both the past and the future are beyond our reach, it’s the present you must grasp.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. (Buddha)

Failing while trying to do the right thing is better than succeeding to do nothing.
I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. (Robert H. Schuller)

Random acts of kindness


  1. Invite a friend to the movies or dinner
  2. Start the day right – make breakfast for everyone
  3. It can get lonely when you are old, pay your grandparents a visit
  4. If you know someone who is having a hard time financially, pop $5, $10 or $20 in an envelope, disguise your writing or type the envelope, and mail it to them
  5. Buy a coffee for the person waiting behind you at the coffee shop

weird words 50


  1. labilityplasticity; openness to change or breakdown
  2. molinaryof, like or pertaining to mills or grinding
  3. gyrosehaving a folded surface; marked with wavy lines
  4. semelparousreproducing only once in its lifetime
  5. obdormitionnumbness in a limb caused by pressure on a nerve
  6. Laodiceanlukewarm; half-hearted
  7. chronosynchronicitypresentation of all stages of a person’s life in a single piece of art
  8. conatusa natural impulse or tendency
  9. paedotrophyart of rearing children
  10. leporineof, like or pertaining to the hare
  11. exactorone who exacts; extortioner; claimer of rights
  12. gudgeonmetal socket into which the pintle of a boat’s rudder fits
  13. iviTahitian chestnut tree
  14. scarifyto scratch or scar
  15. currycombmetal comb used to groom horses
  16. acropathydisease or illness of the extremities
  17. loricatearmoured with plates or scales; to coat or armour protectively
  18. onomatomaniairresistible desire to repeat certain words
  19. mesothermplant living only in moderate climates
  20. pipaChinese lute
  21. cippusthe stocks
  22. wheyoff-white
  23. iceblinkglare in the sky caused by light reflected off ice
  24. sordflock of mallard
  25. chiropodymedical science of feet
  26. metaphysischange in form; metamorphosis
  27. palaeosophyancient learning or thought
  28. borborygmusrumbling noise in the intestines
  29. taureanof, like or pertaining to a bull
  30. proditortraitor
  31. cruciferousbearing a cross
  32. paedophageeater of children
  33. viminalpertaining to twigs
  34. couchantin heraldry, an animal lying on its belly with head lifted
  35. zooculturedomestication of animals
  36. liquifactionthe act of liquefying something
  37. emicateto sparkle
  38. eremologystudy of deserts
  39. tumblehomeinward curve of upper parts of sides of a ship
  40. nitriaryartificial bed of animal matter used to produce nitre
  41. arundiferousbearing or producing reeds
  42. corsletarmour for the torso
  43. sabretachesatchel suspended from cavalry officer’s belt
  44. auliccourtly; ceremonious; genteel
  45. hamartiologystudy of sin
  46. zoothapsispremature burial
  47. resiniferousbearing resin
  48. ammophiloussand-loving; preferring to dwell in sand
  49. fleerto mock; to jeer; to make faces in contempt
  50. genappesmooth worsted yarn

word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Buck-And-Wingbə-kən-wiNGPart of speech: nounOrigin: American English
1A lively solo tap dance, typically done in wooden-soled shoes.
 
Examples of Buck-And-Wing in a sentence “Get the music started, and let’s watch some buck-and-wing!” “I won first place for my buck-and-wing at the county fair.”

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Are you a marketer?

Do you try to persuade people of your point of view?

Do you interact with customers? (Or patients, subscribers, fans or citizens)…

Are you a designer?

Would life be easier if your boss understood you better?

Is there a policy you’d like to change or a candidate you’d like to help elect?

Are you hoping to make things better?

Then you’re a marketer.

Proud of it.

Might as well learn to do it better. Because the work matters.

Today’s launch day for the tenth session of The Marketing Seminar. It’s the most effective, widely proven and popular workshop of its kind. I hope you’ll check it out. (Today’s the best day to look for the purple circle). It’s our last session of the year, and this is a great time to join in. That link gets you a significant time-sensitive discount at checkout.

So far more than 10,000 people in nearly a hundred countries have shown up and connected, contributed and learned to improve their craft.

We’d love to have you join us. (Check out what nearly 100 alumni had to say).

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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 17, 2020)

“Working to deliver the most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.”

Read this on JamesClear.com

Happy 3-2-1 Thursday,

Here are 3 short ideas from me, 2 quote from others, and 1 question to ponder this week.

3 IDEAS FROM ME

I.

“Most people think they lack motivation when they really lack clarity.”

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For more on this idea, see Chapter 5 of Atomic Habits.



II.

“What looks like talent is often careful preparation.

What looks like skill is often persistent revision.”

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III.

“The 4 qualities of a great career:

1) I enjoy it
2) I’m good at it
3) I make good money
4) I’m around fascinating people

Answer in reverse order:

1) Where are fascinating people?
2) In what ways can I make money with them?
3) Which ones am I good at?
4) Which ones do I enjoy?”

2 QUOTES FROM OTHERS

I.

Organizational theorist Kenichi Ohmae on the difference between being efficient and being effective:

“Rowing harder doesn’t help if the boat is headed in the wrong direction.”

Source: AntiPatterns in Project Management



II.

The physicist Niels Bohron what it takes to be an expert:

“An expert is a person who has found out by painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.”

Source: The oldest source I could find was “Dr. Edward Teller’s Magnificent Obsession” in LIFE magazine. September 6, 1954.

1 QUESTION FOR YOU

If you keep living the way you are, what will your life look like in 20 years?

Sometimes we need patience. Sometimes we need action.

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did you know and today’s inspirational quote


Did you know…

… that today is Equal Rights Party Day? If you thought equal rights for women is a modern concept, think again. On this day in 1884, the Equal Rights Party was formed in San Francisco, California. The party nominated Mrs. Belva Lockwood as their U.S. presidential candidate and Marietta Snow as Lockwood’s running mate.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Curiosity, creativity, discovery and wonder; they aren’t traits of youth, they’re traits of learning. If you want to feel younger and you want to replicate the conditions of youth, do that.”

— Author Unknown

Did you know… and Today’s inspirational quote


Did you know…

… that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Ahoy, Matey! Today is the day to let out the pirate in each of us. Practice up your “pirate-speak” in anticipation of this day. Don’t worry, it’s not a requirement to dress like a pirate today – just to talk like one! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

— Plato

11. International Day of Peace – 21 September


11. International Day of Peace – 21 September

Peace

This day is celebrated to strengthen the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of nonviolence and ceasefire.

Content marketing opportunities:

  • Listicle idea: Here’s how you can find common ground with someone you don’t agree with
  • Infographic idea: X Symbols and graphics that indicate peace
  • Video idea: How can North Korea and South Korea achieve peace?
  • Podcast idea: Why is peace one of the hardest things to obtain?

Brand campaign that worked:

This video by KidsForPeaceUSA shows kids explaining why peace is important and expressing their wish to see it come to fruition.