|WORD OF THE DAY|
|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…
… 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
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)
Setting sun reaches further
Dreaming of the spring
“What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life?”
– Lynette Mather
For nearly 60 years, Texas didn’t have an official state flag between 1879 & 1933. During that time, the Lone Star flag was the active, but unofficial flag.
|आयत्या बिळात नागोबा||दुसर्याने स्वत:साठी केलेल्या गोष्टीचा आयता फायदा उठविणे.|
From the grounds to the skies.
Hear our voices.
Beacon in the darkness, light of hope.
Perseverance conquers all.
People of the land.
Power, progress, peace.
Life, death, balance.
Shield in the darkness.
Pride and prosperity.
Become your best.
Shh, it’s a secret.
Born for success.
The show goes on.
Push the boundaries.
Open your eyes to the possibilities.
Raising the bar.
Be the revolution.
A moment of harmony.
|“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.”|
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“The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”
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Illustrious God, light of our lives, with a heavy heart I come to you. I’m so sorry, I accepted a bribe in a moment of greed and weakness. I seek redemption, have mercy on my soul. I accept your chosen verdict so I can walk the right path once again.
|This week in|
|Friday 11 December 2020|
|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|
|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 In the frenzied cacophony of speed dating, silence offers a path to love4 minutes|
|WORD OF THE DAY|
|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.”|
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.