BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER


Tiny Thought “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” — Epictetus Humility is the anecdote to arrogance. Humility is a recognition that we don’t know, that we were wrong, that we’re not better than anyone else. Humility is simple to understand but hard to practice. Humility isn’t a … Continue reading BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER

WOTD


WORD OF THE DAY Epiphenomenon ep-ee-fə-NAH-mən-ahn Part of speech: noun Origin: New Latin, early 18th century 1 A secondary effect or byproduct that arises from but does not causally influence a process. Examples of Epiphenomenon in a sentence "Some economists believe the rising inflation rates are simply an epiphenomenon." "Maggie’s doctor felt her symptoms were an epiphenomenon and not … Continue reading WOTD

NEW BRAIN IMPLANT TURNS THOUGHTS INTO TEXT


THIS GUY IS NOW THE WORLD’S FASTEST MIND TYPIST.   NEUROSCIENCE/BRAIN SCIENCE Stanford scientists have developed a brain implant that allows a man with paralyzed hands to “type” up to 90 characters per minute, just by thinking of the words. The researchers published their findings in Nature back in May and presented them at WE Summit, a science teleconference … Continue reading NEW BRAIN IMPLANT TURNS THOUGHTS INTO TEXT

Famous Last Words That Were Never Actually Said


The last words of great men and women have long been recorded for posterity. Whether sad, inspiring, or witty, these final utterances can certainly make their mark — they serve as a final sign-off, a way to leave the world with one last flourish. Unfortunately, last words are notoriously dubious when it comes to their … Continue reading Famous Last Words That Were Never Actually Said

15 ‘Golden Girls’ Quotes That Stand the Test of Time


Picture it: Miami, 1985... When The Golden Girls premiered on NBC in 1985, its premise seemed unlikely to resonate with younger viewers — four female senior-citizen housemates in Miami bicker and banter about everything from sex to menopause to marriage equality, all while wearing very ‘80s fashion (think: huge shoulder pads and copious amounts of hairspray). Yet Golden … Continue reading 15 ‘Golden Girls’ Quotes That Stand the Test of Time

10 Quotes From TED Talks You Shouldn’t Miss


If you have a few minutes to spare, you can connect with innovative speakers and learn something new about life — that’s the core premise of TED Talks. These short educational videos introduce viewers to new ideas and ways of thinking through curated presentations from experts and thought leaders. Thousands of TED Talks are freely … Continue reading 10 Quotes From TED Talks You Shouldn’t Miss

15 Steve Jobs Quotes About Innovation


15 Steve Jobs Quotes About Innovation Steve Jobs was the sort of visionary that comes along just once in a lifetime. Since cofounding Apple Computer in 1976, he has changed nearly every facet of society, from how we communicate to how we enjoy music to how we create. But to hear him tell it, there … Continue reading 15 Steve Jobs Quotes About Innovation

The Little-Known History of Hallmark Greeting Cards


For any special occasion, one of the first things many people do is head to the store to buy a card. No matter what the event is — a birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, a new baby, an apology, or just to say hello — you’ll almost certainly find a card for it. And for … Continue reading The Little-Known History of Hallmark Greeting Cards

Seasoned Nuts Quotable


“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, belonging, trust, joy, and creativity to name a few.” … Continue reading Seasoned Nuts Quotable

10 Worthless Items Sold for an Insane Amount of Money


by David Long fact checked by Rachel Jones If you’re in the market for it, chances are it exists. And if you have one to sell, someone’s probably willing to buy it. That’s the reality of our free market. In an increasingly interconnected network of nearly eight billion people, “worth” has become a worthless word. Nowadays, the … Continue reading 10 Worthless Items Sold for an Insane Amount of Money

Top 10 of the Most Hilarious Song Titles Ever


Top 10 of the Most Hilarious Song Titles Ever by Steve Wynalda fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Music has the ability to evoke all kinds of emotions in us, but all too few of them make us laugh. Fewer still have titles that induce a guffaw, chortle, or eye-roll. Here are 10 of them that might. RELATED: 10 … Continue reading Top 10 of the Most Hilarious Song Titles Ever

James Clear Newsletter


“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.” 3-2-1: How to approach life, and how to succeed as a writer read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | NOVEMBER 11, 2021 Happy 3-2-1 Thursday, Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week... ​ ​ 3 Ideas From Me I. "It's better to be alone … Continue reading James Clear Newsletter

McKinsey Newsletter – Leading Off


ESSENTIALS FOR LEADERS AND THOSE THEY LEAD Skill building is a hot topic in the C-suite, with executives paying substantially more attention to it—and its payoffs in resilience and flexibility—since the pandemic began. But rather than claiming pride of place as an organization’s most forward-looking function, most learning-and-development programs struggle to keep up with business needs. Applying technology … Continue reading McKinsey Newsletter – Leading Off

Poem of the day by Poem.com


November 11, 2021 The Moral Arc of the Universe Bends Toward Justice Frank Bidart is an illusion. It’s true, it’s human nature to try tounbendwhat for centuries human nature—with great wisdom, greatpain—bent.What had to be built we knew instinctively must be builtwithoutasking permission of the ignorant doing the building. But naturalpitysoon endswhen what pity unleashes is … Continue reading Poem of the day by Poem.com

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The British Crown Jewels


by R J Kennedy fact checked by Jamie Frater If you’re a fan of the Netflix show The Crown, you’ll know that Queen Elizabeth wears an actual crown fairly regularly. For example, she wears one every year at the State Opening of Parliament. But there are other crowns that you haven’t seen very often unless you are old enough to … Continue reading 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The British Crown Jewels

WOTD


WORD OF THE DAY Quinquennial kwiNG-KWEN-ee-əl Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, late 15th century 1 Recurring every five years; lasting for or relating to a period of five years. Examples of Quinquennial in a sentence "The quinquennial survey showed changes in the community over many years." "My parents renew their vows on a quinquennial basis."

10 Human Innovations Inspired by Spiders


by KMcG fact checked by Darci Heikkinen They’re creepy. They’re crawly. They’re literally everywhere we go, whether we notice them or not. They’re also the inspiration for innovation! What? Most of us don’t want spiders anywhere near us. It’s always unsettling when they sneak up on us in the shower, while sleeping, walking into an unseen web, … Continue reading 10 Human Innovations Inspired by Spiders

10 Structures That Give Off Creepy Vibes


by Estelle fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Not all structures are built equal. Some are bland and serve a basic purpose, while others are extraordinarily elaborate and boast incredible features. The exterior of any structure, whether a house, building, bridge, or monument, is arguably what grabs the attention most. The architects and builders of the structures on … Continue reading 10 Structures That Give Off Creepy Vibes

Your big idea: by Seth Godin.


* Your big idea [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=181960494&f=1081591&c=8011814&u=5102652 ] No one is going to steal it. Not if it's actually a big idea. One thing that big ideas have in common is that they're almost impossible to give away. You could have bought Amazon stock for lunch money, been an early backer of Acumen, financed part of Spike Lee's … Continue reading Your big idea: by Seth Godin.

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India . Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases. •15 films lined up for International Competition at 52nd IFFI in Goa •Teenage girl credited for Solar Ironing Cart exhorts the world to move towards clean energy during COP26 •Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemical and Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya to … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.