Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is Amistad Victory Day? In 1841, the slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. The rebellion broke out when the schooner, traveling along the coast of Cuba, was taken over by a group of … Continue reading Did you know…

10 Influential US Political Parties That Disappeared


by David Hughes fact checked by Jamie Frater Today, US politics is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. The last time a candidate from a third party was elected president was in 1848. With the rise of the super PACs, alongside the tribal attitudes of many American voters, it’s fair to say that it doesn’t look like their … Continue reading 10 Influential US Political Parties That Disappeared

Kevin Kelly and 68 bits of his Unsolicited Advice.


68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice It’s my birthday. I’m 68. I feel like pulling up a rocking chair and dispensing advice to the young ‘uns. Here are 68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice which I offer as my birthday present to all of you. • Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or … Continue reading Kevin Kelly and 68 bits of his Unsolicited Advice.

Mentor Asks: 5 Random Questions


On any given day, what do you think you spend the most time doing? What animal do you think best reflects your personality? What uncommon thing would you like to see become more common? What is your biggest regret from the last month? What do you hope to be an expert about at some point … Continue reading Mentor Asks: 5 Random Questions

Mentor Asks: Random 5 Questions to provoke thoughts.


If you could assign one household chore to someone else, what would it be? What's something commonly do today that you think people will wonder why anyone would ever do that fifty years from now? What is it that motivates yourself the most? What is the most recent fact you learned that surprised you? If … Continue reading Mentor Asks: Random 5 Questions to provoke thoughts.

never have I ever…


Never have I ever created a Facebook account. Never have I ever laughed so hard I peed in my pants a little. Never have I ever watched a superhero movie. Never have I ever been to Hollywood. Never have I ever tried cutting my friend's hair. Never have I ever gone out in my pajamas. … Continue reading never have I ever…

Random Acts of Kindness


1. Give a restaurant or coffee gift card to someone (bank cashier, postal worker, homeless person, or random stranger). 2. If you see someone with their tail light or brake lights out, let them know. 3. Pick up litter and be kind to our environment. 4. Take a roll of quarters to the laundromat and … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Would you rather…


Would you rather spend a day switching radio stations and hearing the same song or switching TV stations and seeing the same show? Would you rather be bitten by a poisonous snake or a poisonous spider? Would you rather have a friend that types in all caps in texts or a friend that replies to … Continue reading Would you rather…

Random Acts of Kindness


1. Cold outside? Buy old scarves from your local thrift store (or even make them yourself) and tie them around trees, benches, etc. with a note offering them to people in need. 2. Give a homeless person your doggie bag 3. Knit a baby cap and donate it to the local NICU. 4. Pump gas … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY Biodiversity bahy-oh-dih-VERS-ih-tee Part of speech: noun Origin: English, 1980s 1 The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Examples of Biodiversity in a sentence "The Australian biodiversity is responsible for almost 10% of all species on Earth." "The foundation was focused on efforts to preserve the biodiversity of the … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY

Via: Seth Godin Newsletter


The moral imagination What do you dream of? We’ve worked overtime to create a sports imagination. Kids dream of dunking a basketball or scoring the winning goal at the World Cup. That’s a pretty new phenomenon. Instant replay, endorsement deals and trading cards make it easy to imagine. We’ve certainly established a profit imagination. Everywhere … Continue reading Via: Seth Godin Newsletter

How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers | Aeon Essays


via How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers | Aeon Essays Alan Jay Levnovitz is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at James Madison University in Virginia. His most recent book is The Gluten Lie: And Other Myths About What You Eat (2015), and the editor, with Daniel Boscaljon, of Teaching Religion and Literature (2018). Listen … Continue reading How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers | Aeon Essays