Word of the day

WORD OF THE DAY Ciceronian sis-ə-ROH-nee-ən Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid 17th century 1 Characteristic of the work and thought of Cicero. When relating to writing or speech, that which is in a manner similar to that of Cicero; logical and elegant. Examples of Ciceronian in a sentence "She delivered a lecture in a Ciceronian manner — … Continue reading Word of the day

The LIfe guard hack by SEth Godin

* The lifeguard hack [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182342408&f=1081591&c=8053346&u=5102652 %5D Who am I to walk up to someone at a party and introduce myself? Who are you to start a new project? Who are they to give a talk on the main stage? Don't raise your hand–someone else might have a better question. Don't ship that work, it's not ready… … Continue reading The LIfe guard hack by SEth Godin

Foreign Affairs Newsletter

Green Upheaval The New Geopolitics of Energy By Jason Bordoff and Meghan L. O’Sullivan The energy system “is the lifeblood of the global economy and underpins the geopolitical order.” Now, to curb the damaging effects of climate change, the entire system must be remade. Yet “talk of a smooth transition to clean energy is fanciful,” … Continue reading Foreign Affairs Newsletter

17 Quotes About the Peace and Power of the Ocean

17 Quotes About the Peace and Power of the Ocean Most of the Earth is covered by the ocean, and this vast salt water realm holds a special place in the hearts of many. The ocean offers opportunities for exploration, rest, and play, as well as food and employment. Many people feel quieted or excited … Continue reading 17 Quotes About the Peace and Power of the Ocean

Marge and Homer’s ice cream argument, or why metaethics matters

If I told you that ethics matters, you might nod at me silently, wondering why on earth I needed to state the obvious. Of course it does, you’ll say. It matters whether murder is right or wrong, it matters whether euthanasia is right or wrong, and it matters whether abortion is right or wrong. Why? There … Continue reading Marge and Homer’s ice cream argument, or why metaethics matters

8 Quotes From the Creative Minds of the Harlem Renaissance

The Harlem Renaissance was a powerful cultural movement that began around 1910 and lasted into the 1930s, led by Black Americans in New York City and throughout the country. In the early 20th century, hundreds of thousands of Black Americans arrived in the American North seeking safer lives, as well as personal and economic freedom … Continue reading 8 Quotes From the Creative Minds of the Harlem Renaissance

14 Quotes on the Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a key component of many meditative and contemplative practices, and it can also be an illuminating approach to everyday life. To be mindful is to focus our awareness and attention on the experience of the present moment. We can be mindful of our bodily sensations and breath; our thoughts, feelings, speech, and actions; … Continue reading 14 Quotes on the Power of Mindfulness

Did you know..

Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Louisa May Alcott (1832)? Louisa May Alcott is best known for the novel Little Women and its sequels, Little Men and Jo's Boys. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. Celebrate Louisa’s birthday today by reading a favorite classic!~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "We all … Continue reading Did you know..

My mission is simple. I want to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change in behavior; for themselves, their people, and their teams. I want to help you make your life a little better. Thank you for subscribing! Life is good. How Obama and Seth Godin Built Their Personal Brands Marshall Goldsmith Nov 29 Join … Continue reading

Newsletter: Inside HIstory

How the Troubles Began in Northern Ireland After mounting tensions between Catholic nationalists and Protestant loyalists, particularly in Belfast and Derry, violence flared in the late 1960s. Read More Amid the Holocaust's Horrors, Many Jews Found Ways to Mark Hanukkah From carving menorahs on stolen blocks of wood to creating makeshift wicks from scraps of … Continue reading Newsletter: Inside HIstory

Futurism Newsletter

  The Future Is Metaverse "Reality" Shows About Metaverse "Real" Estate Agents. 29 NOVEMBER 2021 TOP STORY Experts Say Fusion Power Is Finally Starting to Look Imminent If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, right? Normally we’d say yes, but experts around the globe say nuclear fusion power, which holds the promise … Continue reading Futurism Newsletter

Newsletter: Foreign Affairs today

November 29, 2021 | View in Browser Sponsored by Center for Strategic and International Studies The Astonishing Success of Peacekeeping The UN Program Deserves More Support—and Less Scorn—From America By Barbara F. Walter, Lise Morjé Howard, and V. Page Fortna A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. Can Cold War History Prevent U.S.-Chinese Calamity? Learning the Right … Continue reading Newsletter: Foreign Affairs today

WaPo – Today’s WorldView

By Adam Taylorwith Sammy Westfall Email As omicron variant alarm spreads, countries mull a radical ‘pandemic treaty’ WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressing the special session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva on Nov. 29. (Christopher Black/WHO/AFP) Omicron was the Black Friday surprise no one wanted. But this mysterious and alarming new coronavirus variant has injected … Continue reading WaPo – Today’s WorldView

10 Expensive Island Owners in The World

Sophie IrelandC-Suite LifestyleStats Gate View from the beach of one of the Fiji Islands This is a busted reality that all of the celebrities own a spectacular mansion in which they live. But did you know that some famous personalities own an island for themselves? To give you a quick sneak peek, the list below has … Continue reading 10 Expensive Island Owners in The World


WORD OF THE DAY Reconditerə-KAHN-diytPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid 17th century 1Little known; obscure, (specifically regarding knowledge).   Examples of Recondite in a sentence "The academic textbook contained a lot of recondite information that was hard for the students to understand." "We were very pleased that we could follow the recondite directions to the lake."

Via: Poem.com newsletter

  November 29, 2021What Sparks Poetry is a serialized feature that explores experiences and ideas that spark the writing of new poems. In The Poems of Others, invited poets pay homage to the poems that led them to write. Each Monday's delivery brings you the poem and an excerpt from the essay.First ScreeningbpNichol View the full sequencefrom the book THE … Continue reading Via: Poem.com newsletter


obfuscate  verb | AHB-fuh-skayt What It Means Obfuscate means "to make difficult to understand" or "to be evasive, unclear, or confusing."   // The coach obfuscated his response as to whether he would retire at the end of the season. // When asked about the lawsuit alleging plagiarism, the singer obfuscated. See the entry >

Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2021

'Vaccine,' plus 'insurrection,' 'cicada,' 'perseverance,' and more of our top lookups of 2021 Word of the Year: Vaccine In everyday use, words are useful tools that communicate assertions, ideas, aspirations, and uncertainties. But they can also become vehicles for ideological conflict. This is what happened to vaccine in 2021. The promising medical solution to the pandemic that upended our lives in … Continue reading Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2021

Top 10 Books That Deserve Another Movie Adaptation

Top 10 Books That Deserve Another Movie Adaptation by Lorna Wallace fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Despite pleas from movie-goers for studios to stop releasing remakes, they just keep being churned out. From an audience’s perspective, reboots rarely surpass the original, but they usually pay off financially for studios. But surely some movies deserve to be remade? … Continue reading Top 10 Books That Deserve Another Movie Adaptation

10 Animals with Zero Survival Instincts

by Jonathan Hastad fact checked by Rachel Jones Nature has produced some truly epic survivors. Cockroaches that can survive their head being ripped off, bacteria that can thrive near the center of the Earth, and tardigrades that live through pretty much anything. However, for every evolutionary winner, there is a loser—some awkward, sluggish, goofy thing that somehow … Continue reading 10 Animals with Zero Survival Instincts

The Oracle

* The oracle [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182319574&f=1081591&c=8050938&u=5102652 ] Resistance often shows up insisting that it can predict the future. The voice in our head, the one that knows everything, also knows that you will be rejected, that the work will be misunderstood, that you'll end up shamed. Not just the voice, but the circle around us can do this … Continue reading The Oracle

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Press Information Bureau Government of India •Army Lives Lost in Terrorist Attacks •Depletion of Groundwater Level in Metro Cities •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 122.41 Cr •Update on COVID-19 •Report of National Health Account Estimates for India for 2017-18, released •New indigenous smart technology system can automatically … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Jonathan Swift quotes on satire and humour

Jonathan Swift is known primarily as a satirist, possibly the best satirist to have ever written in the English language. His work contains scathing attacks of people’s foolishness, greed, vanity and pomposity. Despite his uncompromising descriptions of people’s weaknesses, he was at heart a gentle man and felt great powers should never be set against … Continue reading Jonathan Swift quotes on satire and humour

Witty Quotes from Fav Satirists.

Witty Zingers From History’s Favorite Satirists Satire is a broad concept that typically involves the use of humor to point a wry finger at the follies and vices of society and individuals. It has been with us in one form or another since antiquity, from the plays of ancient Rome to the late-night TV shows … Continue reading Witty Quotes from Fav Satirists.

15 Quotes to Change Your Perspective on Getting Older

Growing older is one of the most pervasive preoccupations of humankind. The passing of time is, after all, an inescapable part of the human condition. And aging, like love, is one of the most common themes in literature, be it the calm of poet Robert Brownings’ “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be,” … Continue reading 15 Quotes to Change Your Perspective on Getting Older

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Press Information Bureau Government of India •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 121.94 Cr •English rendering of PM’s address in the 83rd Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on 28.11.2021 •Diplomats’ Day organised by TRIFED and Ministry of External Affairs at the Tribes India AadiMahotsav at DilliHaat •President of India Graces the First Convocation of University … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

WaPo Report on Omicron

What to know about the omicron variant of the coronavirus Omicron has sparked alarm among epidemiologists worried the new variant’s mutations could make it more transmissible. Scientists are racing to learn more as new cases are confirmed. What we know about the new omicron variant A new coronavirus variant was detected in southern Africa on … Continue reading WaPo Report on Omicron

Did you know..

Did you know... ... that today is Magellan Day? In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Strait and reached the Pacific Ocean on his way to completing a trip around the world. Today, his name is synonymous with discovery and exploration.~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Agree to these ground rules: Be curious, conversational and real. … Continue reading Did you know..

10 Songs That Tell Terrifying and Troubling Stories

by Estelle fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Music tells a story, no matter the genre. It could be a funny story, a silly story, a weird story, and sometimes a terrifying story. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of songs that tell disturbing stories, including ones of murder, rape, suicide, and stalkers. Others highlight the impact of … Continue reading 10 Songs That Tell Terrifying and Troubling Stories

Via Shane Parrish: BrainFood Newsletter

Welcome to Sunday Brain Food: a weekly newsletter full of timeless ideas and insights for life and business. (Was this newsletter forwarded to you? Sign up here.) FS "Metacognition is the capacity or skill to become aware of one’s own mental process. So on the one hand it seems kind of obvious, but if you say, … Continue reading Via Shane Parrish: BrainFood Newsletter

FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter

1 Geopolitical chessboard. Russia has transformed the Western Balkans into a virtual chessboard where it vies for influence and power. Moscow wants to see how far it can push before the West reacts, Vesna Pusic writes. 2 Hazy politics. Young German voters ushered the pro-business Free Democratic Party into power—but the party doesn’t know what it wants, Peter … Continue reading FP Editor’s Pick – Newsletter

The Marginalian Newsletter

This is the weekly email digest of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — the geometry of grief, women in trees, 95-year-old artist Etel Adnan on how to live, how to die, and what gives meaning to our lives — you can catch up right here. If you missed my atypically … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

The Marginalian Newsletter

This is an irregular holiday-spirited announcement of a small, joyful effort to subvert the forces of consumerism (which none of us can fully escape, inhabiting the region of spacetime that we do) and channel them instead toward beauty, delight, and the conservation of this irreplaceable Pale Blue Dot we share. This is how it happened: … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Did you know…

Did you know... ... that today is Turtle Adoption Day? In 1996, Tibor Pecsi, a veterinarian school dropout who operated Hungary's first private reptile house, adopted 1,010 endangered Testudo Hermanni turtles that had been confiscated by Hungarian border agents and needed a new home. Celebrate by adopting an animal today!~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Before you … Continue reading Did you know…

10 Craziest Places People Went for YouTube

by Jon B fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Every minute, five hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube, making it the most saturated market since Starbucks opened a store on seemingly every block in Manhattan. Travel-themed YouTube channels are not so much a niche as a big gaping hole with an “Everybody Welcome!” sign, meaning some … Continue reading 10 Craziest Places People Went for YouTube