Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Cotton Club Day? In 1927, Duke Ellington's band opened the Cotton Club in Harlem. Four years after the club had opened, Ellington's big band made the club a hot spot for five years. It remains the largest, most extravagant club in Harlem's history. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "A … Continue reading Did you know…

Intellifusion – 5 Incidents to catch up on


Friday 3rd December 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days; MIDDLE EAST & ASIA Yemen The Saudi-led coalition has carried out multiple airstrikes in Houthi controlled-Yemen throughout this week, targeting Houthi drone and missile production … Continue reading Intellifusion – 5 Incidents to catch up on

10 Things That Restored Our Faith in Humanity


by Amber Smith fact checked by Rachel Jones We could all use a boost to our faith in humanity. Our history books are filled with wars and class struggles, and our news media with the same. It can sometimes be hard to keep our faith in our fellow humans, but there is good news. For every unsettling … Continue reading 10 Things That Restored Our Faith in Humanity

10 Modern Medical Treatments That Might Surprise You


by Bullybeefedfact checked by Darci Heikkinen Every culture and religious group on earth has some form or another of healer or doctor. Pseudo healers who claim to work miracles with infinitely diluted extracts or carefully selected herbs. Witch doctors and Sangomas who can increase the length of your male appendage, help you win the lotto, or bring … Continue reading 10 Modern Medical Treatments That Might Surprise You

Russia planning massive military offensive against Ukraine involving 175,000 troops, U.S. intelligence warns


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/russia-ukraine-invasion/2021/12/03/98a3760e-546b-11ec-8769-2f4ecdf7a2ad_story.html?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.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.1A9Q9eDpfvtxT83si6fVd5ND461-_WqekCDIuIrwKjI

Pegasus spyware used to hack U.S. diplomats working abroad


Confirmation of the attacks comes one month after the U.S. blacklisted NSO Group https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/03/israel-nso-pegasus-hack-us-diplomats/?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJjb29raWVuYW1lIjoid3BfY3J0aWQiLCJpc3MiOiJDYXJ0YSIsImNvb2tpZXZhbHVlIjoiNjE2NTg2MDhhZGU0ZTI0NzJkYjJiNGQzIiwidGFnIjoid3BfbmV3c19hbGVydF9yZXZlcmUiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy53YXNoaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vdGVjaG5vbG9neS8yMDIxLzEyLzAzL2lzcmFlbC1uc28tcGVnYXN1cy1oYWNrLXVzLWRpcGxvbWF0cy8_dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1hbGVydCZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj13cF9uZXdzX2FsZXJ0X3JldmVyZSZsb2NhdGlvbj1hbGVydCZ3cG1rPTEmd3Bpc3JjPWFsX25ld3NfX2FsZXJ0LXdvcmxkLS1hbGVydC1uYXRpb25hbCJ9.24Xx7krn7n3wEjpfH5VLsg_b47iBxLH3EXllbngId_0

10 Best Fight Scenes in Movies


by Andrew Gestalt fact checked by Rachel Jones All great movies are built around drama, conflict, intentions, meetings obstacles. Sometimes those obstacles are unrealized potential or unrequited love, but sometimes they’re some dude’s meaty fists. Great fight scenes make movies better, but the best fight scenes transcend their movies and forge their own history. Take the green … Continue reading 10 Best Fight Scenes in Movies

UYBJ – By Seth Godin


* UYBJ [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182437928&f=1081591&c=8061218&u=5102652 %5D This is an absolutely terrible acronym for a really important idea. Use Your Best Judgment. Don't wait for someone else to take responsibility. Don't wait for perfect. Don't wait to find this exact situation in the manual or in history. Use your best judgment. My preferred abbreviation is: Go go go. Not … Continue reading UYBJ – By Seth Godin

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Neon Lighting? In 1910, French physicist Georges Claude first displayed neon lighting to the public at the Paris Motor Show. In 1923, Claude introduced the signs to the United States by selling two to a Packard car dealership in Los Angeles. Earle C. Anthony purchased … Continue reading Did you know..

10 Sporting Events That Ended in Tragic Deaths of Athletes


by Steve Wynalda fact checked by Darci Heikkinen If you watched the Tokyo Summer Olympics, you were reminded of how jaw-dropping these Olympians’ feats of skill, strength, and endurance can be. But sometimes, it’s good to be reminded that athletes often risk not just failure but their life. Here are 10 instances when athletes lost far more … Continue reading 10 Sporting Events That Ended in Tragic Deaths of Athletes

Do you Feel Rich… Seth Godin


* Do you feel rich? [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182415974&f=1081591&c=8058912&u=5102652 ] It's not the same as being rich. Rich is always relative. Compared to your great-grandparents, we're impossibly, supernaturally rich. We have access to information and technology that was unimagined a century ago. At the same time, compared to someone ten miles away or ten years in the future, we're … Continue reading Do you Feel Rich… Seth Godin

Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Today


Sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies All Against All The Sectarian Resurgence in the Post-American Middle East By Vali Nasr A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. How Migrants Got Weaponized The EU Set the Stage for Belarus’s Cynical Ploy By Mark Galeotti Ukraine in the Crosshairs Why Is Russia Surging Troops to the … Continue reading Newsletter: Foreign Affairs Today

FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter


1 Blatant neglect. It’s a matter of time until an even more dangerous coronavirus variant emerges if the wealthy world continues not to protect immunocompromised people outside its borders, FP’s Laurie Garrett writes. 2 Westphalian principles. Washington should unambiguously draw a line for Beijing and make it clear that it will defend Taiwanese democracy and oppose its subjugation … Continue reading FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter

James Clear Newsletter


“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.” 3-2-1: Resilience, growth, and a guiding question for new opportunities read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | DECEMBER 2, 2021 Happy 3-2-1 Thursday, Here are 3 ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question to consider this week... ​ ​ 3 Ideas From Me I. "When considering a new project or opportunity, … Continue reading James Clear Newsletter

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases. •MONETISATION OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS(NHs) •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 124.96 Cr •About 18.17 Lakh farmers have been benefitted with MSP value of Rs. 57,032.03 crore in KMS 2021-22 •AZADI KA DIGITAL MAHOTSAV •14.72 Crore beneficiaries in UP … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is Business of Popping Corn Day? In 1885, Charles Cretors founded the company that invented the business of popping corn. Americans consume over 17 billion quarts of popcorn each year. This is more than 50 quarts per person, and that's enough popcorn to fill the Empire State Building 18 … Continue reading Did you know..

Via Listverse Newsletter


Ten Ways Your Nurse Might Kill You by Christopher Dale fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Oh good – you’re awake. That was some accident! I heard that busload of church choir members came out of nowhere. Luckily they’re all in a better place now. Can you feel this? No? OK. Could just be the third-degree burns. You’re … Continue reading Via Listverse Newsletter

Ten Most Expensive NASA Programs


by Hestie Barnard Gerber fact checked by Darci Heikkinen It’s late at night on November 23, 2021, and you looked to the skies to see…something. At 10:20 pm, NASA launched its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. After liftoff on a Falcon 9 rocket from California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base, the spacecraft set out to travel millions … Continue reading Ten Most Expensive NASA Programs

CUSTOMER Service is Free – by Seth Godin


* Customer service is free [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182390150&f=1081591&c=8057284&u=5102652 %5D Most large organizations would disagree. They hire cheap labor to answer the phone. They install recordings to mollify people who are on hold for hours. They measure the cost of the call center and put loopholes in the warranty. When you see customer service as a cost center, all … Continue reading CUSTOMER Service is Free – by Seth Godin

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

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 upon rejection. But successful writers know that … Continue reading 9 Quotes on Rejection From Famous Writers

7 Quotes From Famous Nobel Prize Acceptance Speeches


When Swedish engineer and inventor Alfred Nobel died in 1896, his will stipulated that most of his vast fortune should be set aside for several annual prizes — the Nobel Prizes — that would be bestowed on the world’s most distinguished individuals. He selected five categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. The … Continue reading 7 Quotes From Famous Nobel Prize Acceptance Speeches

Quotes for Each Astrological Sign


Astrology is an avenue for self-reflection that can tell us a lot about ourselves: our motivations, personality style, and even how we treat other people and move through the world. Each of the 12 zodiac signs is named after a constellation, and a person’s sun sign (there are also moon signs and rising signs) is … Continue reading Quotes for Each Astrological Sign

Massive money-laundering probe heartens anti-corruption activists but fails to lift Pandora Papers’ pall over Seychelles


The African tax haven, recently removed from the EU’s blacklist despite uproar, is prosecuting its first major money laundering case against an influential couple who feature among the wealthy elites in the Pandora Papers.By Scilla Alecci and Will FitzgibbonImage: Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images In handcuffs and a striped shirt, one of the Seychelles’ wealthiest and most powerful … Continue reading Massive money-laundering probe heartens anti-corruption activists but fails to lift Pandora Papers’ pall over Seychelles

Be a leader, not a vestige


ON LEADERSHIP:Be a leader, not a vestige Aaron De Smet Since about the year 2000, I’ve been thinking about how the lower transaction costs of the internet would lead to some kind of organization of the future. Around 2015, some colleagues and I began to realize it would happen in the 2020s. The COVID-19 pandemic has … Continue reading Be a leader, not a vestige

WaPo Newsletter: Daily Roundup


Your daily roundup from The Washington Post. From Deep Dives They trusted a coach with their girls and Ivy League ambitions. Now he’s accused of sex abuse. Kirk Shipley, the rowing coach at Walt Whitman High in Bethesda, Md., held onto his job through two investigations into his behavior. Then he was arrested. News ●  By Lizzie … Continue reading WaPo Newsletter: Daily Roundup

FP Editor’s Picks… Newsletter


   1  Betting on Dhaka. Bangladesh has been isolated globally for decades. But it has major geopolitical value on its own merits, separate from India or any other country, Anu Anwar and FP’s Michael Kugelman write.    2  Scared strongman. Since 2010, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has ruled Hungary like a fiefdom. Now, for the first time in his tenure, he’s fighting for … Continue reading FP Editor’s Picks… Newsletter

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Cooked Grasshoppers Month? During the month of December, grasshoppers swarm Uganda after the seasonal rains. Ugandans catch, fry, and eat thousands of grasshoppers every day. The fried green grasshoppers are considered a delicacy. And... in case you want to celebrate by chomping on a few, here's how they … Continue reading Did you know…

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information BureauGovernment of India         •Foreign Investment •PLI SCHEME •Health and Welfare of Pregnant Women •Status of ICDS •Welfare of Anganwadi and Asha Workers •State-wise Steel Plants •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 124.10 Cr •Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh says, Indian scientists played an important role during the freedom movement … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Canalize


WORD OF THE DAY Canalize CAN-əl-iyz Part of speech: verb Origin: French, 19th century 1 Convert (a river) into a navigable canal. 2 Convey (something) through a duct or channel. Examples of Canalize in a sentence "Part of leading a nonprofit is to canalize donations where they’re most necessary." "The civil engineers agreed to canalize the river in a … Continue reading Canalize

The Marginalian Newsletter


This is the midweek edition of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova — one piece resurfaced from the fifteen-year archive as timeless uplift for heart, mind, and spirit. If you missed last week's archival resurrection — Seneca on gratitude and what it really means to be a generous human being — you can catch up right here. … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Poem.com Newsletter: Poem of the Day


December 1, 2021 Fatima :: Solstice Hala Alyan It's beautiful to speak for her; she's dead.I sit in the scalding bath. I like to change my skin.This is my sanity: salt and bubbles. To outliveis to become mockingbird: She was, she was.I echo her in the water, and in this way I live too,walking at 2 … Continue reading Poem.com Newsletter: Poem of the Day

Chief Apology Officer – by Seth Godin


* Chief Apology Officer [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182366470&f=1081591&c=8054844&u=5102652 ] Companies are discovering that hiring people to mollify critics and disappointed customers is cheaper (in the short run) than changing things, learning from the feedback or even wasting the time of people who do the 'real work.' The CAO doesn't participate in tactical or strategic discussions, and probably can't explain … Continue reading Chief Apology Officer – by Seth Godin

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant (OMICRON) classified as VOC by WHO •Welfare of Fishermen •Data on beneficiaries of Stand-Up India scheme •Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – October, 2021 •GARIMA GREH FOR TRANSGENDERS •IMPROVING STATUS OF TRANSGENDER POPULATION •PM … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive


by Patrick Welsh 10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive by Patrick Welsh fact checked by Rachel Jones Almost three-quarters of our blue planet is covered in water, and—for an equally accurate and verifiable statistic—absolutely every inch of it is terrifying and evil. Much of Earth’s water is unexplored, deep, dark, frigid, and home to nightmare-inducing creatures that float … Continue reading 10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive

10 Ruthless Gangs Who Dared to Stand Up to the Mafia


by Gary Pullman fact checked by Darci Heikkinen “Mafia,” as the term is used today, refers to many well-structured hierarchical organizations dedicated to criminal pursuits within specific geographical areas. Journalists, police, and others write and speak of the Sicilian mafia, the American mafia, the Canadian mafia, and the Mexican mafia, among others. The term is even employed … Continue reading 10 Ruthless Gangs Who Dared to Stand Up to the Mafia

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Exaggerated Death Day? Samuel Clemons, whose pen name was Mark Twain, was born on this date in 1835 in Florida, Missouri. In response to news that he had died, he sent the following note to Associated Press: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." Trivia buffs: Prior … Continue reading Did you know…

Newsletter FP Editor’s Picks


1 Language of force. U.S. policymakers believe China wants to seize Taiwan by force. But threatening the island is far more advantageous than invading it, A.A. Bastian writes. 2 “Waste of time.” The Pentagon unveiled its long-anticipated posture review on Monday—to widespread condemnation. Critics say the review fails to move the needle on China, FP’s Jack Detsch reports. 3 … Continue reading Newsletter FP Editor’s Picks

Gastro Obscura Newsletter


    Behold Denmark’s gravity-defying marzipan cake Cornucopia-shaped cakes are baked the world over, usually around harvest-time. But the Danish cornucopia cake is more than an expensive celebratory cake; for many Danes, a major life event is incomplete without a serving of overflødighedshorn. READ MORE   Canned bread, fond memories True or true? Canned bread is … Continue reading Gastro Obscura Newsletter