Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of LIFE Magazine? In 1936, the first issue of LIFE magazine hit the newsstands. The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam. Trivia fans: LIFE Magazine was originally a humor magazine founded by Harvard alumni in 1883.~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "The purpose that … Continue reading Did you know…
This is the weekly email digest of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. UPATE: I am resending this because I got word from the fine folks at MailChimp (the service I use to deliver this newsletter) that they suffered a colossal server meltdown over the weekend, partway through dispatching this week's edition — so only a fraction … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” -- John F. Kennedy “We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” -- Kurt Vonnegut
1 Rare snapshot. A new trove of internal U.N. documents sheds light on the burdens of diplomatic life in North Korea—and Pyongyang’s stifling control, FP’s Colum Lynch reports. 2 New target. Terrorist organizations have long considered China a peripheral target. But they are now turning their sights to Beijing, Raffaello Pantucci writes. 3 Migration emergency. A dystopian nightmare is unfolding … Continue reading FP Editor’s Pick – FP Newsletter
YOUR INSIGHT OF THE DAYAll things are difficult before they are easy.Thomas Fuller - 1608-1661 - English Churchman-Historian
by Aaron Fox fact checked by Darci Heikkinen From the common saying of the phrase “Break a Leg” to the absolute refusal to mention a certain play involving certain witches and certain Scottish kings, theater folk are certainly superstitious folk. Then, it should come as no surprise that almost every live performance theater has a resident ghost. … Continue reading Top Ten Hauntings at the Theater
by George Smith fact checked by Rachel Jones Our definition of “weird food” is so subjective that it’s difficult to define and call something as it is. At the age of ten, my brother thought that mashed potatoes were a weird food. Most of the world questions the U.S.’s obsession with peanut butter. “Weird” is a cultural … Continue reading 10 Weird Foods That Are Actually Delicious
November 23, 2021 Two Poems Deborah Warren MoleEarth is his occupation, and the moleworks the turf in his native breaststroke, swimminghallways into the sod—a geonautsupreme, and connoisseur of worms; I’ve heard himbreaking roots an inch beneath my soleand seen how the subterranean specialistcarves out for himself a single, simple role.I envy the expertise he brings … Continue reading Poems of the day
By Adam Taylorwith Sammy Westfall Email Peng Shuai’s courage reinvigorates calls for a Beijing Olympic boycott In this photo taken on July 3, 2018, Peng Shuai reacts against Australia's Samantha Stosur during their women's singles first-round match at Wimbledon. (Oli Scarff/AFP) When Peng Shuai alleged in a Nov. 2 social media post that she was sexually assaulted by China’s … Continue reading WAPO Newsletter: Today’s WorldView
WORD OF THE DAY Izzat IZ-ət Part of speech: noun Origin: Arabic, unknown date 1 Honor, reputation, or prestige. Examples of Izzat in a sentence "The new president’s experience increased the izzat of the nonprofit organization." "The diplomatic relationship has a great deal of izzat on both sides."
* A freelancer's dilemma [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182210686&f=1081591&c=8036206&u=5102652 %5D What do you own? What are you really good at? What do you enjoy? Engaging with the marketplace requires creating value for people who have a choice. And deciding what to offer your customers is your choice. If you own something (a patent, a building, a process, a set of … Continue reading A FREELANCER’S DILEMMA – SETH GODIN
It has been well established by science that humans possess an intrinsic instinct for mimicry. Frown at someone, and they will often glower back. Smile and you’re likely to inspire a reciprocal grin. A similar theory underlies the power of positive thinking: When we consciously choose to introduce a positive thought into our minds, our bodies … Continue reading 13 Quotes on the Power of Positive Thinking
Press Information Bureau Government of India •Union Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh launches India’s first Virtual Science Lab for children under CSIR Jigyasa programme, which will also connect students with scientists across the country •COVID-19 UPDATE •Defence Investiture Ceremony (Phase-2) •Shri Shantanu Thakur inaugurates projects at Haldia Dock Complex; Says, Indian waterway are expanding at unmatched pace … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
14 Quotes to Get You Through a Breakup September 14, 2021 Breakups can be incredibly hard to cope with. There’s the sense of loss and longing, the sudden change in daily routine, and a whole wash of emotions ranging from anger and betrayal to regret and pining. It’s only normal to feel this way: Even … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading 15 ‘Golden Girls’ Quotes That Stand the Test of Time