Anger Is a Kind of Madness

Anger Is a Kind of Madness They didn’t have the studies to back it up, but they knew. Anger makes you dumber. It makes you a worse leader, a worse decision-maker.  This is why Seneca wrote his On Anger to Nero. He didn’t think an emperor could afford to be ruled by his passions. “I tell you that anger is … Continue reading Anger Is a Kind of Madness

Today is Worldwide Backup Day

Today is Worldwide Backup Day Google is not your friend, it’s a tool. It’s been 2,702 days since they shut down Google Reader and people still remember. Or consider that Google can shut you out of all their services with no recourse or appeal possible. All your data, photos, calendars, emails… gone. But yes, you can … Continue reading Today is Worldwide Backup Day


WORD OF THE DAY Chrestomathykreh-STAH-mə-theePart of speech: nounOrigin: Greek, mid 19th century 1A selection of passages from an author or authors, designed to help in learning a language.   Examples of Chrestomathy in a sentence "Ryan relied on his elementary Korean skills to read the chrestomathy." "Test your new language skills by attempting to read a chrestomathy."


WORD OF THE DAY PersonagePəR-sən-ijPart of speech: nounOrigin: Latin, mid 15th century 1A person (used to express importance or elevated status)2A character in a play or other work.   Examples of Personage in a sentence "She carried herself as a personage of great importance." "Daniel received praise for how easily he slipped into various personages — humorous, serious, and tragic."


WORD OF THE DAY Multivocalmuhl-TIH-və-kəlPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, mid 19th century 1Having or open to many different meanings, interpretations, or applications.   Examples of Multivocal in a sentence "The issue was truly multivocal, giving the scientists multiple possible solutions." "Since one of the math problems was multivocal, the teacher decided to give the point to every student."

NIK’s free ebook summary newsletter

Heyo, Nik here with your free summary of the day. If you enjoy these, check out our reading guide. It'll help you learn and remember more from everything you read. Happy reading! Want to get just one weekly summary roundup? Switch to weekly. 1-Sentence-Summary: The Hot Zone is Richard Preston’s version of a terrifying true story of how the Ebola … Continue reading NIK’s free ebook summary newsletter

Nik’s free ebook summaries newsletter

Heya, Nik here with 3 more free and exciting book summaries (plus one video) for you! This week's video highlights 3 of Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life. Peterson and his views have found many fans and critics alike, but personally, I liked looking at his 12 Rules (their core statements) and then just thinking about … Continue reading Nik’s free ebook summaries newsletter

Did you know..

Did you know... ... that today is Smithsonian Sweater Gift Day? Fred Rogers of PBS' Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood presented a sweater, knitted by his mother, to the Smithsonian Institution as "a symbol of warmth, closeness and caring." The museum describes the sweater worn by Fred Rogers as a "National Treasure of American History." ~~~ Today's … Continue reading Did you know..