Did you know... ... that today is Dunce Day? Today, we remember Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland, a medieval scholar who believed that cone-shaped hats increased learning potential and that knowledge would flow from the point of the cap down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. 😉 ~~~ Today's Inspirational … Continue reading Did you know…
Principle is inconvenient A principle is an approach you stick with even if you know it might lead to a short-term outcome you don’t prefer. Especially then. It’s this gap between the short-term and the long-term that makes a principle valuable. If your guiding principle is to do whatever benefits you right now, you don’t … Continue reading Principle is inconvenient
The alarm went off and Jay rose awake. Rising early had become a daily ritual, one that he could not fully explain. From the outside, it was a wonder that he was able to get up so early each morning for someone who had absolutely no plans to be productive during the entire day.
Today's Inspirational Quote: "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope." -- Barack Obama
"I think; therefore I am."via Today's Quote https://ift.tt/31ZypTP
Heads Up : Used as an advanced warning. To become keenly aware.
This is the Brain Pickings midweek pick-me-up: Once a week, I plunge into my fourteen-year archive and choose something worth resurfacing and resavoring as timeless nourishment for heart, mind, and spirit. (If you don't yet subscribe to the standard Sunday newsletter of new pieces published each week, you can sign up here — it's free.) If you missed last … Continue reading Brainpickings.org Newsletter
Heya, Nik here with 3 more free and inspiring book summaries for you! Next to our new book rating system (you can now rate each book at the bottom of its summary), we also found our Youtube publishing schedule: Every Friday at 8 AM EST, we'll post the new animated summary of the week. This … Continue reading Nik’s free ebook newsletter
And a pony at your birthday party Do you remember your first birthday party? That’s pretty unlikely, even if you have pictures to remind you. So what’s all the hoopla for? Why the cake and the pony and the rest? It’s pretty clear that it wasn’t for you. It was for your parents and their … Continue reading And a pony at your birthday party
WORD OF THE DAY Juveniliajoo-və-NIL-lee-əPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, early 17th century 1Works produced by an author or artist while still young. Examples of Juvenilia in a sentence "Mozart's impressive juvenilia was just a hint of the work to follow." "It's no surprise she won a Pulitzer Prize as an adult, especially since her juvenilia was incredibly popular."
Today's Inspirational Quote: "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up." -- Jesse Jackson