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Did you know... ... that today is Elvis Presley Day? In 1956, Tupelo, Mississippi, (Elvis' hometown) declared September 26 as Elvis Presley Day. Elvis' parents watched as he performed two shows at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show in Tupelo, the same fair at which he had performed at age 10. This time there were … Continue reading Did you know..

12 Words You Thought Were Synonyms, but Aren’t


12 Words You Thought Were Synonyms, but Aren't Monday, October 213 min read A mark of a good writer is precise language, but it's impossible to keep up with the many definitions and nuance of all the words in the dictionary. As long as you communicate effectively, does it really matter if you call it "jam" … Continue reading 12 Words You Thought Were Synonyms, but Aren’t

What do a coffee pot, rugged shoes and a scooter have in common? Meet the brands that boomed during the pandemic


What do a coffee pot, rugged shoes and a scooter have in common? Meet the brands that boomed during the pandemic BY ERIC J. LYMAN September 24, 2021 6:30 PM GMT+5:30 This story is part of Fortune‘s Brandemic marketing: Going viral in the age of COVID series. Earlier this year, Fortune published a series of articles about iconic brands that were … Continue reading What do a coffee pot, rugged shoes and a scooter have in common? Meet the brands that boomed during the pandemic

Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term


Just when leaders need fresh thinking and decisiveness, they tend to fall back on tried-and-true ways. Five actions can transform your relationship with uncertainty and help you thrive. DOWNLOADS Open interactive popup  Article (10 pages) Shutdowns and supply-chain hacks. Hybrid work, remote shopping, settling up via blockchain. The past year has made it abundantly clear, if … Continue reading Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term

Spinoza on how to stop living a substandard life


Baruch Spinoza suggests how to lead a virtuous and blessed life. https://bigthink.com/thinking/spinoza/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weeklynewsletter Spinoza on how to stop living a substandard life Baruch Spinoza suggests how to lead a virtuous and blessed life. Credit: Wikipedia / Public domain KEY TAKEAWAYS Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was a philosopher of the Dutch Golden Age.   He believed that we … Continue reading Spinoza on how to stop living a substandard life

The Future of Conquest


Fights Over Small Places Could Spark the Next Big War The Future of Conquest Fights Over Small Places Could Spark the Next Big War By Dan Altman September 24, 2021 Disembarking from an Indian military transport plane in the Ladakh region of India, September 2020 Danish Siddiqui / Reuters Sign in and save to read later … Continue reading The Future of Conquest

Newsletter Gastro Obscura


Photo: Clem Rutter/CC-BY-SA-3.0September 25thAutomated restaurants, past and present View this email in your browser       Photo: Clem Rutter/CC-BY-SA-3.0 September 25thAutomated restaurants, past and present     By Annie EwbankSenior Associate Editor, Gastro Obscura On a recent visit to San Francisco, I stopped for lunch in Japantown. Online reviews had called the place I picked a … Continue reading Newsletter Gastro Obscura

The American Aristotle


Charles Sanders Peirce was a brilliant philosopher, mathematician and scientist. His polymathic work should be better known https://aeon.co/essays/charles-sanders-peirce-was-americas-greatest-thinker?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=bb272000d1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_09_20_04_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-bb272000d1-71561452

A theory of my own mind


Knowing the content of one’s own mind might seem straightforward but in fact it’s much more like mindreading other people https://aeon.co/essays/is-there-a-symmetry-between-metacognition-and-mindreading?utm_source=Aeon+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3d22ff908f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_09_20_03_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_411a82e59d-3d22ff908f-71561452

The cruelest people in Russian history


The cruelest people in Russian history From corrupt czars to bloodthirsty Bolsheviks, Russia has had no shortage of bad leaders. But just how evil were they really? Credit: Jaunt and Joy / Unsplash KEY TAKEAWAYS If there is one thing that Russia scholars can agree on, it is the poor quality of leadership that has … Continue reading The cruelest people in Russian history

Best Newsletters: BrainPickings.org


This is the weekly email digest of the daily online journal Brain Pickings by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — how to become a gifted listener; a tender illustrated fable about our capacity for change; the courage to defy cynicism and revise the world's givens — you can catch up right here. If my labor … Continue reading Best Newsletters: BrainPickings.org

China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem


The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite. By Hal Brands, Michael Beckley https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/24/china-great-power-united-states/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36433&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36433

‘The Question Not Being Discussed Is Whether the War Is Just or Necessary’


In a new book, a Yale historian argues that Washington is setting a dangerous international precedent for permanent war. https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/24/samuel-moyn-humane-united-states-normalized-war/?utm_source=PostUp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=36433&utm_term=Editors%20Picks%20OC&tpcc=36433

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information BureauGovernment of India     Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases. •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 84.89 Cr •U.S.-India Joint Leaders’ Statement: A Partnership for Global Good (September 24, 2021) •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur flags off second edition of ‘Ultimate Ladakh Cycling Challenge at Leh, Ladakh … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Today’s Poem from Poem.com


September 25, 2021 Oak Atsuro Riley We were all of us empty of its heft and Tammy could tell. • Being she herself was (wildling) (loosestrife-weed) (undaddied) same as us. • Flung chaff-motes that we were she saw to tell us time and time that yonder oak its bark and bulk. • She harped on it; she … Continue reading Today’s Poem from Poem.com