Indie Hackers’ Newsletter

Why I turned my free newsletter into an advice column by Anna Grigoryan It's the 2nd month since my newsletter Community Weekly is operating as advice column. What? Advice column? How vintage you might say, a callback to the days of Sex and the city when Carry was writing an advice column for a physical magazine. However, I … Continue reading Indie Hackers’ Newsletter

The Middle East’s Jihadis Are Copying the Taliban Model

Islamist groups are hoping that a turn to local jihad will win them international legitimacy. By Anchal Vohra, a columnist for Foreign Policy and a freelance TV correspondent and commentator on the Middle East based in Beirut.

10 Quotes That Reveal the Wisdom of Confucius

Kung-fu-tsu, better known to the Western world as Confucius, was a philosopher, sage, and teacher whose wisdom has shaped Chinese thought for over 2,000 years. Born into a China that was a mosaic of small and often warring states, Confucius developed a philosophy that sought to bring peace and prosperity to all people. Confucianism was … Continue reading 10 Quotes That Reveal the Wisdom of Confucius

The State Mottos of All 50 U.S. States

Much like the country itself, the mottos of the 50 United States are a mixed bag. Almost half are in Latin, others are in English, and there’s a scattering of French, Spanish, Hawaiian, and Chinook. Some states have officially adopted their motto, while others acknowledge it simply because it appears on the state’s Great Seal. … Continue reading The State Mottos of All 50 U.S. States

Newsletter: Gastro Obscura

  How a First Nations restauranteur was found by family For much of her life, Inez Cook knew nothing about her biological family. At the age of one, she was forcibly taken from her parents in Bella Coola by the Canadian government and given to a white family to raise. She had no idea that … Continue reading Newsletter: Gastro Obscura

Living orbs of light Solving the mystery of how and why fireflies flash in time can illuminate the physics of complex systems

The id and the nudge: where Freud meets behavioural economics

We are not perfectly rational. This is obvious to anyone who has eaten more than their fill, exchanged harsh words with a friend, or taken the wrong turn on their morning commute. Less obvious, though, are the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and choices are systematically biased. Behavioural economics, a field that bridges insights from … Continue reading The id and the nudge: where Freud meets behavioural economics

What is it like to clean the world for tomorrow while the rest of a city sleeps?

In this short video, the US director Anderson Wright takes viewers on an atmospheric, nocturnal tour of Salt Lake City as seen through the eyes of the people who clean while most of the city rests. As each cinematically framed scene captures someone tidying up in a different setting – including a shopping mall, a … Continue reading What is it like to clean the world for tomorrow while the rest of a city sleeps?


The Bunks in the Chinese Space Station Are Absolutely Enormous They look a lot bigger than the ones on board the ISS.

The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network

The vibrant network opened up exchanges between far-flung cultures throughout central Eurasia.DAVE ROOS

The 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre: How Fearmongering Led to Violence

As African Americans achieved economic success in Atlanta in the early 1900s, the city simmered with racial strife that was further inflamed by yellow journalism.

State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing

Some fear larger State Department China desk could be a “massive bureaucratic blob.” By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s Pentagon and national security reporter, and Robbie Gramer, a diplomacy and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing Some fear larger State Department China desk could be a “massive bureaucratic blob.” By Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy’s … Continue reading State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing

When the White House Changed Hands, It Changed Tone but Not Policies

Whether snubbing allies, abusing tariffs, or expelling refugees, the Biden administration at eight months looks little changed from Trump’s. By Elise Labott, a columnist at Foreign Policy and an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service.

Europeans Want to Stay Out of the New Cold War

New polling shows that Europeans think a struggle between Washington and Beijing is unavoidable—but want no part of it.

Could Somalia Be the Next Afghanistan?

A similar rapid collapse of state institutions awaits if Somali elites and Western governments don’t alter their approach. Newsletter

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 — the meaning … Continue reading Newsletter

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Interesting updates from an Old WhatsApp Contact

Watch "10 Lessons from Hindu History | Episode 2 | Sandeep Balakrishna and Sanjay Dixit" on YouTube Pivotal moment for geo-politics: Modi can lead response against Sinic-Islamic axisSeptember 22, 2021, 6:09 PM IST Rahul ShivshankarIf the ‘free world’ is truly interested in avoiding global conflict it needs to come together and contain the burgeoning … Continue reading Interesting updates from an Old WhatsApp Contact


WORD OF THE DAY Pia PI-ə Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 14th century 1 The delicate innermost membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord. Examples of Pia in a sentence "The medical residents looked for studies that specifically focused on the pia." "The pia acts as a protective layer for the nervous system."

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Did you know... ... that today is World Elephant Day? The main aim of World Elephant Day is to make people aware of better treatment of captive elephants and against illegal poaching and trade for ivory. Support those organizations that are working to stop the illegal poaching and trade of elephant ivory and other wildlife … Continue reading Did you know…

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