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Part of speech: noun
Origin: English, 1960s

An infinite realm of being or potential being of which the universe is regarded as a part or instance.

Examples of Multiverse in a sentence

“My favorite sci-fi series explores the different realities possible in a multiverse.”

“The physics department seems to be split into those who believe in a multiverse theory, and those who do not.”

Forbes – The Memo newsletter.

Forbes The Memo
Forbes The Memo
This newsletter is made in London and globally curious.

Every Saturday I send you a tight edit of Forbes’ trends across entrepreneurship, tech, sustainability and more.

And because it’s the weekend, I also share my favorite podcasts, books and shows along with thought-provoking events and restaurant recommendations. Enjoy.

The Upside

When lockdown started, I made this newsletter a positive place. A bit of light relief from the uncertainty. And your feedback has been fantastic—hearing from you gives me a much needed boost—thank you.

I’m sure, like me, you’ve found some days harder than others over the past months. But I want to remind you, it’s OK to not be OK.

Today, I’m sharing something that’s been giving me a boost during these difficult times. Curated by my colleague Sofia Lotto PersioThe Upside is Forbes’ brand new newsletter for the lighter side of news.

Every Saturday, Sofia shares her favourite stories of kindness and compassion, guaranteed to leave you with a smile. Give it a try by signing up here.

PS, Thank you to Memo subscriber Inês in Lisbon who spotted a broken link in last week’s edition. Here’s the correct link to our story on the rich buying passports, properties and jets.

5 things we learned

Business is booming for plexiglass. This life-saving material is a big winner of the crisis with output up 300% as businesses, schools and even beaches rush to install protective screens. Plastic fantastic?

‘Bikepacking’ and Wuhan are this summer’s hottest travel trends. With hotels unlikely to reopen before the end of summer, camping is back en vogue. No car? No problem. And surprisingly, over in China, the ‘host city’ of the Coronavirus is topping the visitor charts.

Phone numbers may finally become history. Signal, the smart alternative to WhatsApp unveiled a new feature which could, in the very near future, make asking for someone’s phone number a thing of the past.

Pulling a ‘Corona sickie’ might land you jail time. FBI agents got involved after one company suspected an employee lied about testing positive for Covid-19. That ‘little lie’ reportedly cost the company $100,000. Ouch.

No more French kissing. No, not that kind of kissing! ‘La Bise’, the iconic French greeting, might not return after lockdown. Sounds far-fetched? It took almost 6 centuries for ‘La Bise’ to come back after the Black Death.

The good

There’s a ‘hospital’ for pot plants in Paris. Spare a thought for neglected pot plants in empty offices and apartments. One savvy French entrepreneur is collecting them, nursing them back to health and finding them new homes.

The bad

It’s still illegal to be LGBT+ in 70 countries. And trans rights took a major step backwards in Hungary this week as the country made it impossible to legally change gender. 2020 isn’t as progressive as we thought.

Events will be back soon

Our regular “Do this” section is on hold. Stay safe and wash your hands.


Get to know Michelle Obama. Remember life before Trump, Brexit and Coronavirus? Take a trip down memory lane with the former First Lady in this heartwarming documentary. Becoming, available worldwide on Netflix.


Become 10% Happier. This podcast with ABC Correspondent Dan Harris has become my go-to guide to keeping sane during the crisis. Enjoy in-depth interviews and guided mediations to help you get through the day. Free to listen worldwide.


Read stories to your loved ones in lockdown. Tell is the heartwarming way for families to remotely record and share storytime together, despite the social distancing. Download for free on iOS.


A dram of whiskey. With a lot more time on our hands sales of Scotch have been going through the roof and collectors have been cracking open rare and collectable whiskeys at an unprecedented rate. No judgement here…

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Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, mid-17th century

A cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.


(in general use) any indistinct bright area in the night sky, for example, a distant galaxy.

Examples of Nebula in a sentence

“On a clear night you might be able to see a nebula without the help of a telescope.”

“Long before modern science, astronomers have been fascinated by the comets, nebulas, and stars in the night sky.”

Never have I ever…

  1. Never have I ever danced when I thought nobody was watching, but people were.
  2. Never have I ever gone to a movie by myself.
  3. Never have I ever sung a song loudly in the shower.
  4. Never have I ever watched a Hallmark movie.
  5. Never have I ever famous singer.
  6. Never have I ever watched the Academy Awards.
  7. Never have I ever accidentally laughed out loud with earphones on.
  8. Never have I ever spilled a drink all over myself.
  9. Never have I ever dressed up as the opposite sex.
  10. Never have I ever walked into something.
  11. Never have I ever been to an amusement park.

Mentor Asks© : 5 Random Questions to provoke thoughts…

What do you spend too much time doing?

What is the next big purchase you’re currently saving for?

What assumption have you made that ended up being completely incorrect?

If you could have any person become a member of your family, who would you choose?

What’s something that you believe that most other people don’t?

Perfection and 9their Marathi wisdom quotes।

🙏🙏परफेक्ट जोड्या फक्त चपलाच्या असतात बाकी सगळ गैरसमज आहे
🙏🙏कचरापेटीत पडलेली भाकरीच सांगते की माणूस पोट भरल की त्याची लायकी विसरतो
🙏🙏जेवताना शेतकऱ्याचे आणि झोपताना सैनिकाचे आभार मानायला विसरु नये
🙏🙏कोणतेही कर्म करा पण एक गोष्ट विसरु नका परमेश्वर नेहमी ONLINE असतो
🙏🙏SORRY माणसाने म्हटले की भांडण संपते आणि डॉक्टरनी म्हटले की माणूस संपतो
🙏🙏नात हृदयातून असाव रक्ताची नात हल्ली वृद्धश्रमात सापडतात
🙏🙏लाकडाच्या ओडक्यानी भरलेल्या ट्रकच्या फळीवर लिहिले होते “झाड़े लावा झाड़े जगवा”
🙏🙏नाती जीवंतपणीच संभाळा ताजमहल जगाने पाहिला पण मुमताजने नाही
🙏🙏”चमचा” ज्या भांडयात असतो त्यालाच तो रिकामा करतो “चमच्या” पासून सावध रहा
🙏🙏”उपवास” नेहमी अन्नाचाच का करता? कधी कधी क्रोधाचा आणि वाईटाचाही करा
🙏🙏”भावना” ही जगातील सर्वात खतरनाक नदी आहे ह्यात सगळे वाहून जातात.

Forbes Daily Dozen Newsletter

Know Now
Top Take-Aways
With his VP selection committee in place, Joe Biden has begun the process of vetting prospectsWho’s being considered so far.

Amazon has decided to reschedule its annual Prime Day sales extravaganza to September. Prime Day has been held in July since the company introduced it in 2015.

Actor Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud for paying $500,000 for daughter’s admission to the University of Southern California. MOREU.C. system will drop SAT, ACT requirement for admissions.

How this billionaire-backed crypto startup gets paid not to mine Bitcoin: “I can’t think of something more irrational at this point.”

Peloton is looking to release a less-expensive exercise bike after sales jumped over the past few months amid a boom in at-home exercise with people confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With most live sports suspended, online gamblers have turned to different contests like Russian table tennis and Korean baseball, while also betting on everything from video games and reality television shows to political news and even the weather.

Has NASA found a parallel universe “where time flows backwards?” The truth behind the headlines.

Today’s Must-Read
Naomi Osaka, the 22-year-old tennis ace, has racked up $37 million in earnings in the past year, more than any other woman in history. That includes Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.

“For many people, Osaka’s introduction to the world was the memorable 2018 U.S. Open final versus Serena Williams, where Serena’s confrontation with the chair umpire overshadowed Naomi’s win,” notes SportsMoney Senior Editor Kurt Badenhausen. But tennis insiders had been buzzing about Osaka for a couple of years about her potential on and off the court.

She checks all the boxes for marketers: young, accomplished and multicultural in a global sport where the fan demographics are off the charts,” says Badenhausen.

Look to IMG, the dominant sports agency in tennis for decades. “They had huge success getting deals for clients like Maria Sharapova, who broke through at a young age; Li Na, who made history at age 29 as the first Asian-born person to win a grand slam;  and Kei Nishikori, who until 2018 was the most accomplished player in the history of the wealthy Japanese market.”

Osaka represents the most marketable aspects of each of them. Read more for the full story.

Caroline Howard Caroline Howard

is the director of editorial operations at Forbes

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Read The Full Story
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26. Festivals

26. Festivals

Eid Content Marketing Opportunities

Buddha Purnima – 7th May

Rabindra Jayanti – 7th May

Eid-ul-Fitr – 23rd May

Content marketing opportunities:   

  • Listicle idea: X Works of Buddhist literature you must read
  • Infographic idea: X Reasons why you must visit Shantiniketan in West Bengal
  • Video idea: Best Ramadan desserts to whip up in a jiffy
  • Podcast idea: The importance of intermittent fasting and its life-changing benefits

21. International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – 23rd May

21. International Day to End Obstetric Fistula – 23rd May

Obstetric Fistula Concept

This day aims to shed light on obstetric fistula, a condition that pregnant women could develop due to prolonged, obstructed labor without treatment.

Content marketing opportunities:   

  • Listicle idea: X Things you need to know about obstetric fistula
  • Infographic idea: X Ways to make any pregnant woman more comfortable
  • Video idea: Why is obstetric fistula so prevalent in rural women?
  • Podcast idea: How can we improve women’s experiences during childbirth?


Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, mid-19th century

The quality of being characterized by vigorous activity and progress.


(Philosophy) The theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter.

Examples of Dynamism in a sentence

“The dynamism of the auto industry brought great prosperity to Detroit in the early 20th century.”

“The professor became known primarily for his writings on the philosophy of dynamism.”