Secrets of the two unknown Van Gogh Sunflowers


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Supererogation


WORD OF THE DAY Supererogation soo-pər-ər-ə-GEY-shunPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, early 16th century 1The performance of more work than duty requires.   Examples of Supererogation in a sentence "Will put in hours of supererogation due to staff vacations." "Sydney’s grades were bumped up substantially with all of her supererogation."

The Price of Shame – TED.


https://www.ted.com/talks/monica_lewinsky_the_price_of_shame?rid=iY4AejXnk4mi "Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant -- and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she … Continue reading The Price of Shame – TED.

Feature requests for monopolists : by Seth Godin


* Feature requests for monopolists [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=180326278&f=1081591&c=7894642&u=5102652 %5D I'd like Gmail to be smart enough to automatically skip the spam folder for any mail that's coming from someone I just wrote to. I'd like my Apple calendar to know that I never, ever schedule meetings at 3:30 am and to guess that I mean PM. And I'd … Continue reading Feature requests for monopolists : by Seth Godin

Regalia


WORD OF THE DAY Regalia rə-GAYL-yəPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, mid-16th century 1The emblems or insignia of royalty, especially the crown, scepter, and other ornaments used at a coronation.   Examples of Regalia in a sentence "The higher the military rank, the more regalia will be featured on formal dress." "The collection of crown jewels are part of the queen’s regalia." … Continue reading Regalia

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances


International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – 30 August This day is commemorated to remember victims of enforced disappearances around the world, especially from vulnerable groups such as children or people with disabilities. Content marketing ideas:    Listicle idea: X signs to note if you suspect kidnapping or abduction Infographic idea: X groups that are … Continue reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Timeless Insight


Timeless Insight “There are some people whose confidence outweighs their knowledge, and they’re happy to say things which are wrong. And then there are other people who probably have all the knowledge but keep quiet because they’re scared of saying things.” — Helen Jenkins, on the problem of communicating scientific uncertainty.

 Cyber-realists : by Seth Godin


 Cyber-realists [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=180304980&f=1081591&c=7893352&u=5102652 %5D Soon after the invention of the wagon, someone was able to move logs around much more easily. And shortly after that, someone had a wagon run over their leg. Wagons were used to deliver food but they also were put to use hauling weapons around. The cyber-optimists believe that the wheel of technology … Continue reading  Cyber-realists : by Seth Godin

Why stay Curious?


17 Reasons to Always Stay Curious Curiosity isn’t always seen in a positive light, in part due to its association with prying into other people’s business. In other words, nosiness. Perhaps that’s why English poet Lord Byron wrote, “I loathe that low vice — curiosity,” in his epic poem Don Juan. And, of course, we all know … Continue reading Why stay Curious?

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Mother Theresa Day? In 1910, Agnes Goinxha Bejaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia. When she grew up, she entered a convent in Ireland, took the name Sister Theresa, and later traveled as a missionary sister to India, where she worked among the poorest of the poor. ~~~ Today's … Continue reading Did you know…

New York human rights organisation ‘racing against the clock’ to get Afghan artists to safety


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9 Renaissance Artists on Creative Inspiration


The Renaissance (French for “rebirth”) was an era of cultural transformation that blossomed in Italy and spread throughout Europe during the 14th to 16th centuries. Numerous societal shifts contributed to the movement, including a renewed interest and investment in the arts and sciences, the Reformation of the Christian Church, and the increased use of the … Continue reading 9 Renaissance Artists on Creative Inspiration

Newsletter: Intelligence Fusion…


Friday 27th August 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days;  MIDDLE EAST & ASIAAzerbaijan and ArmeniaTensions have grown between Armenia and Azerbaijan in recent weeks due to a series of confrontations on the shared border. On … Continue reading Newsletter: Intelligence Fusion…

‘Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair’: 16 Antimetaboles


'Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair': 16 Antimetaboles An antimetabole is a rhetorical device in which words are repeated in successive clauses but in reverse order, such as the proverbs “fair is foul and foul is fair” or “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” The word itself comes from the Greek … Continue reading ‘Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair’: 16 Antimetaboles

Antimetaboles


'Fair Is Foul, and Foul Is Fair': 16 Antimetaboles An antimetabole is a rhetorical device in which words are repeated in successive clauses but in reverse order, such as the proverbs “fair is foul and foul is fair” or “by failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.” The word itself comes from the Greek … Continue reading Antimetaboles

Newsletter: Interesting Bull Sheet


Stocks and crypto steady ahead of Powell’s big speech August 27, 2021 Happy Friday!Set yourself an alert for 10 a.m. E.T. today. That’s when Fed Chair Jerome Powell speaks. Investors will be paying close attention to any comments about the central bank’s plan to taper asset purchases, a move that would essentially remove a bit of jet … Continue reading Newsletter: Interesting Bull Sheet

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder Day? This day celebrates the birthday (1850 in Ireland) of Margaret Hungerford who, in one of her popular novels, gave us the saying that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Every time you take … Continue reading Did you know…

Newsletter: 3-2-1: Being yourself, feeling unqualified, and win-win relationships


“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.” 3-2-1: Being yourself, feeling unqualified, and win-win relationships read onJAMESCLEAR.COM | AUGUST 26, 2021 Happy 3-2-1 Thursday, Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week... ​ ​ 3 Ideas From Me I. "Always be prepared to absorb a big hit. Always … Continue reading Newsletter: 3-2-1: Being yourself, feeling unqualified, and win-win relationships

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY Prepossessingpree-pə-ZES-ingPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Unknown, mid-17th century 1Attractive or appealing in appearance.   Examples of Prepossessing in a sentence "The rundown neighborhood has become more prepossessing due to recent renovations." "Miriam had a prepossessing aura that always attracted people to her."

Newsletter: Brainpickings.org


 This is Brain Pickings midweek pick-me-up, drawn from my fifteen-year archive of ideas unblunted by time, resurfaced 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 week's archival resurrection — Vacation and … Continue reading Newsletter: Brainpickings.org


25 Timeless Quotes From Ancient Greek PhilosophersMarch 2, 2021 Ancient Greek civilization is one of the foundations of Western culture, and its influence still echoes in our daily life. These thinkers gave us the modern concepts of pedagogy, mathematics, democracy, and, of course, philosophy. The early philosopher Pythagoras is credited with inventing the word “philosophy” … Continue reading