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:

17 Quotes to Motivate You at Work

17 Quotes to Motivate You at Work Staying motivated at work can be difficult. The distractions are many, and even when the passion is there, work can feel exhausting when there isn’t enough time or resources to get everything done. But what if the key to staying motivated isn’t to just grin and get through … Continue reading 17 Quotes to Motivate You at Work

Witty Zingers From History’s Favorite Satirists

Witty Zingers From History’s Favorite Satirists Satire is a broad concept that typically involves the use of humor to point a wry finger at the follies and vices of society and individuals. It has been with us in one form or another since antiquity, from the plays of ancient Rome to the late-night TV shows … Continue reading Witty Zingers From History’s Favorite Satirists


WORD OF THE DAY Leviathanlə-VI-ə-thənPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, late 14th century 1A thing that is very large or powerful, especially a ship.2A very large aquatic creature, especially a whale.   Examples of Leviathan in a sentence "The blue whale is one of the largest leviathans in the sea." "The cruise ship was a towering leviathan of the seas."

Did you know…

Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Rosalynn Carter (1927). Rosalynn Carter (born Eleanor Rosalynn Smith) is the wife of the former US President Jimmy Carter and served as the First Lady from 1977 to 1981. She has been a leading advocate for numerous causes, perhaps most prominently for mental health research.  … Continue reading Did you know…

Via Seth Godin Newsletter.

* The next best click [ %5D Of all the buttons and all the swipes and all the scrolls on all the websites, is that one you're going to click next the very best thing you could be doing right now? Juxtaposition has gotten out of hand. Just because it's right next to the last thing … Continue reading Via Seth Godin Newsletter.

World Photography day

World Photography Day – 19 August Photography was an important medium to keep us connected with the outside world during the pandemic. On this day, we celebrate those who inspire a thousand emotions in us with a single picture. Content marketing ideas:    Listicle idea: X famous photos we all recognize, and the stories behind them … Continue reading World Photography day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August During 2020 and 2021, many international organizations and celebrities have come forward to pledge money to the public. However, very rarely do the people who work at ground level to provide aid to those in need get the recognition they deserve. This day celebrates humanitarian workers who have lost their … Continue reading World Humanitarian Day