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