This is the Brain Pickings midweek pick-me-up: Once a week, I plunge into my fourteen-year archive and choose something worth resurfacing and resavoring as timeless nourishment for heart, mind, and spirit. (If you don't yet subscribe to the standard Sunday newsletter of new pieces published each week, you can sign up here — it's free.) If you missed last … Continue reading BRAINPICKINGS.ORG NEWSLETTER

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If- by Rudyard Kipling

If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING If— BY RUDYARD KIPLING If—BY RUDYARD KIPLINGIf you can keep your head when all about youAre losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or being lied about, don’t … Continue reading If- by Rudyard Kipling


WORD OF THE DAY Terraqueouster-AY-kwee-əsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid 17th century 1Consisting or formed of land and water.   Examples of Terraqueous in a sentence "The terraqueous landscaping gave the garden an otherworldly atmosphere. " "She had to step very carefully while navigating the terraqueous path."