Farm bills will turn poor farmers into agripreneurs

Word of the day

Aphyllousey-FIL-əsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, early 19th century
1(Botany) Having no leaves.
Examples of Aphyllous in a sentence “The aphyllous trees wrapped in bright holiday lights brought cheer to the street.” “The aphyllous branches against the sky looked menacing at night.”

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is Boys Town Opening Day? In 1917, Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town in Nebraska for wayward boys. In 1979 it was opened to girls. Boys Town has since grown and now provides care to children and families across the country. Trivia fans: The Boys Town National Hotline has handled more than 10 million calls since its inception!


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives.”

— Brandy Norwood

The language of love in a 12th-century English law book | Psyche Ideas

Wisdom Quotes

Don’t trust those who speak without showing their intentions.
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain. (J. K. Rowling)
You can’t discover new places if you never leave the comfort of your home.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Andre Gide)

Weekly Aeon Newsletter

This week in
 Friday 11 December 2020 
Support Aeon’s mission this DecemberAt Aeon we work hard to create a sanctuary — a place to reflect upon the cosmos, the living world and human history. And a place where you can encounter new perspectives and challenge the world beyond.If you value what we do, please consider a donation.GIVE NOW
Thinkers and theoriesEssayThe body as mediatorThe phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty entwines us, via our own beating, pulsing, living bodies, in the lives of othersby Dan Nixon ArtEssayCave artFor Palaeolithic societies, art-making was both a tool for survival and a tactile, joyous exploration of the worldby Izzy Wisher 
Social psychologyIdeaAre people with dark personality traits more likely to succeed?by Craig Neumann and Scott Barry Kaufman Mood and emotionIdeaAltered states can help us face death with serenity and levityby Sam Gandy, Samantha Treasure, Jade Shaw and Alexander Beiner 
How to plan a research projectWhether for a paper or a thesis, define your question, review the work of others – and leave yourself open to discoveryby Brooke Harrington
Virtues and vicesVideoFeeling connected to objects is a fundamental – and fraught – part of human nature5 minutes Film and visual cultureVideoDive into a boundless cityscape with an immersive artwork inspired by the infinite6 minutes 
NeurodiversityEssayAm I disabled?With my pen hovering over a form, there is no easy answer: better to provoke stigma with support, or resist classification?by Joanne Limburg EvolutionEssayEyes in the darkFrom cobra to caterpillar, warning signals are a rich natural vocabulary shaped by the communicative dance of predator and preyby David Kikuchi 
History of emotionsIdeaThe language of love in a 12th-century English law bookby Meghan Woolley BioethicsIdeaWhen does a human embryo have the moral status of a person?by David Cox 
SubculturesVideoDented cans, ugly fruit – it’s all tasty (and free) if you’re willing to get your hands dirty21 minutes The environmentEditors’ pick VideoFor some, taxidermy is a practice about art, science and a love of wildlife21 minutes 
Love and relationshipsFilm Video IconIn the frenzied cacophony of speed dating, silence offers a path to love4 minutes


HousewrightHAUS-ritePart of speech: nounOrigin: North America, mid 16th century
1A builder of houses, especially those constructed largely of timber; a house carpenter.
Examples of Housewright in a sentence “After working with Habitat for Humanity, Rachel felt like a bonafide housewright.” “With Lincoln Logs, anyone can be a housewright in the comfort of their own home.”

Seth Godin’s Newsletter : Jot


An almost magical idea, a tiny little word, a chance to make it real.

If someone tasks you with carving something profound into a block of granite, the emotional overhead is probably too high to do our best work.

But if you simply want to jot something down, all you need is an iota, a tiny glimpse of what might work.

It turns out that just about all granite-worthy ideas begin as jots.

Simply jot.