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."
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
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” -- C.S. Lewis
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
The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you’re made of. Not the circumstances.Unknown
WORD OF THE DAY Salubrious sə-LOO-bree-əsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid-16th century 1Health-giving; healthy. Examples of Salubrious in a sentence "Regular exercise is always a wise, salubrious habit." "My mother teasingly called my salubrious dinners “rabbit food.”" WORD OF THE DAY Salubrioussə-LOO-bree-əsPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid-16th century 1Health-giving; healthy. Examples of Salubrious in a sentence "Regular exercise is always a wise, salubrious habit." "My … Continue reading Salubrious
While the pandemic negatively impacted a number of people and industries, there were some areas that thrived in spite of it all. Researchers found that even as supply chains tangled, sustainability efforts did not suffer within large companies. In fact, roughly 82% of executives shared that their supply chain sustainability goals were either met or exceeded expectations. … Continue reading NEWSLETTER: BELOW THE FOLD.
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
8 Surprisingly Powerful Lines From TV Sitcoms Compared to the world of prestige television, which was ushered in by The Sopranos and continues apace with the likes of Better Call Saul and The Crown, the humble sitcom isn’t typically considered high art. And yet for all the laughter they inspire, shows like Cheers and The Office wouldn’t be nearly as beloved if they weren’t … Continue reading 8 Surprisingly Powerful Lines From TV Sitcoms
9 Quotes on Rejection From Famous Writers Many professional writers are all too familiar with rejection. This is often especially true of fiction writers, who can grow accustomed to their stories and manuscripts being rejected time and time again — so much so that they often refer to “rejectomancy,” the art of analyzing and reflecting … Continue reading 9 Quotes on Rejection From Famous Writers
WORD OF THE DAY Aquiline AK-wə-lahynPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid-17th century 1Like an eagle.2(Of a person's nose) hooked or curved like an eagle's beak. Examples of Aquiline in a sentence "Actor Noah Wyle’s most recognizable feature is his aquiline nose." "The Great Seal of the United States has an aquiline figure on it."
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/08/23/thailand-protests-violence/ American forces when they leave their Rest and Recreation spots - ANARCHY takes over. It is a global phenomenon.
* The inevitable decline of fully open platforms [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=180262234&f=1081591&c=7889958&u=5102652 %5D The spammers have found Substack. There's a long history of useful tools on the internet attracting selfish con men. Substack is a platform for bloggers who want paying subscribers. They've done the technical work and quiet lobbying to get past the promo folder and the spam … Continue reading The Seth Godin Newsletter.
Revolutionary and leader Nelson Mandela is remembered for both his resilience and his genuine belief in people’s potential for good. Born in South Africa in 1918, he was an outspoken critic of the apartheid system, and his work with the African National Congress called for the dismantling of the regime through nonviolent protest.Mandela co-founded the … Continue reading 16 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Still Resonate Today