13 travel resolutions for 2022, according to pros


From Rick Steves to a leader at Airbnb, travel experts look forward to more remote work, domestic trips and family time https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2021/12/27/travel-trends-2022-new-years-resolutions/

The Forever Virus


A Strategy for the Long Fight Against COVID-19 By Larry Brilliant, Lisa Danzig, Karen Oppenheimer, Agastya Mondal, Rick Bright, and W. Ian Lipkin https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-06-08/coronavirus-strategy-forever-virus?utm_medium=newsletters&utm_source=fatoday&utm_campaign=The%20Coming%20Carbon%20Tsunami&utm_content=20221230&utm_term=FA%20Today%20-%20112017

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is the Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute? On the next to last day of the year, before you must begin work on your new resolutions, take time out today to complete work on your previous year's resolutions. Make those changes! ;-)~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Laughter is … Continue reading Did you know..

The two choices for anyone with a new idea


The two choices for anyone with a new idea [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182928970&f=1081591&c=8106638&u=5102652 ] “It's simple.” “It's complicated.” When you talk to someone about your new idea, they're going to realize right away that it's one or the other. The trap is trying to pitch a complicated cultural shift, possibility or project as if it's simple. Darwin's insight about … Continue reading The two choices for anyone with a new idea

The Stars and Stripes Daily Newsletter


December 29, 2021 | NDAA signed this week by Biden bars him from closing Gitmo detention center, a longtime Democratic Party goal The Guantanamo By facility currently houses 39 detainees — all captured early in the American war on terror launched in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. … Continue reading The Stars and Stripes Daily Newsletter

7 Epigraphs That Start Novels Off Right


Nothing sets the tone of a novel quite like a great opening sentence — nothing, that is, except an equally great epigraph. Not every book begins with a quotation or excerpt from another work, but those that do offer a sense of what you're about to read; for that reason, they often resonate even more … Continue reading 7 Epigraphs That Start Novels Off Right

12 Quotes on Life in the Roaring ’20s


12 Quotes on Life in the Roaring '20s The era of the 1920s has secured its place in the popular imagination, thanks in no small part to literary works such as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” which brought to life the glitz and glamour we now associate with the “Roaring '20s.” The decade is … Continue reading 12 Quotes on Life in the Roaring ’20s

2021: The year in charts: via McKinsey Newsletter I subscribe to.


2021: The year in charts Here’s a look back at some of our favorite data visualizations from our Charting the Path to the Next Normal series. Our Charting the Path to the Next Normal series was launched in 2020 and offers a daily chart that helps explain a changing world during the pandemic and beyond. Here we’ve curated 21 of … Continue reading 2021: The year in charts: via McKinsey Newsletter I subscribe to.

The Marginalian Newsletter I like


This is the midweek edition of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova — one piece resurfaced from the fifteen-year archive as timeless uplift for heart, mind, and spirit. If you missed last week's archival resurrection — quantum pioneer Wolfgang Pauli on science, spirit, and our search for meaning (with a side of his improbable friend Carl … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter I like

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs • COVID-19 UPDATE •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 143.15 Cr •Success Story of Women Self Help Group (SHG) under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region •Higher educational institutions should play the role of enabler to drive Indian innovation and start-up … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Editors’ Picks – FP Newsletter


DECEMBER 29, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER SPONSORED BY PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER 1 Conflicts to watch. Today’s most dangerous flash points are indicative of the world’s struggle for a new equilibrium. As 2021 draws to a close, Comfort Ero and Richard Atwood round up the 10 key conflicts to keep an eye on in the … Continue reading Editors’ Picks – FP Newsletter

FP Editor’s Picks – Newsletter


      SPONSORED BY PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER     1     Conflicts to watch. Today’s most dangerous flash points are indicative of the world’s struggle for a new equilibrium. As 2021 draws to a close, Comfort Ero and Richard Atwood round up the 10 key conflicts to keep an eye on in … Continue reading FP Editor’s Picks – Newsletter

Texas Admission Day


Did you know... ... that today is Texas Admission Day? Texas became the 28th state of the United States in 1845. Trivia fans: The official state flag of Texas, called the Lone Star Flag, was adopted when Texas was admitted. The colors represent bravery (red), purity (white), and loyalty (blue). The large white star was … Continue reading Texas Admission Day

The Missing Goat, “Goat no 3″… wonderful story, please read via WhatsApp


It all started one lazy Sunday afternoon in a small town near Toronto in Canada. Two school-going friends had a crazy idea. They rounded up three goats from the neighborhood and painted the numbers 1, 2 and 4 on their sides. That night they let the goats loose inside their school building. The next morning, … Continue reading The Missing Goat, “Goat no 3″… wonderful story, please read via WhatsApp

WAPO Recommendations for me – shared.


Read online Recommended for you Your daily roundup from The Washington Post. From Going Global Paris wants to make the Seine swimmable for the Olympics and the public Swimming in the Seine has been officially banned since 1923. News ●  By Rick Noack ●  Read more » From Going Global Tesla, Elon Musk face backlash in China after Beijing’s complaint … Continue reading WAPO Recommendations for me – shared.

The Marginalian – a wonderful Newsletter


This is the midweek edition of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova — one piece resurfaced from the fifteen-year archive as timeless uplift for heart, mind, and spirit. If you missed last week's archival resurrection — quantum pioneer Wolfgang Pauli on science, spirit, and our search for meaning (with a side of his improbable friend Carl … Continue reading The Marginalian – a wonderful Newsletter

WOTD :


Dithyramb WORD OF THE DAY   Dithyramb DITH-ə-ram Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin from Greek, early 17th century   1 A wild choral hymn of ancient Greece, especially one dedicated to Dionysus. 2 A passionate or inflated speech, poem, or other writing.       Examples of Dithyramb in a sentence   "The revelers joyfully sang a dithyramb … Continue reading WOTD :

FP Editors’ Picks – Newsletter


DECEMBER 28, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER SPONSORED BY PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER 1 Containing COVID? China has successfully maintained a “zero COVID” policy since the virus’s initial outbreak. But as the omicron variant spreads, Beijing faces its greatest challenge yet, FP’s James Palmer writes. 2 Last chance. As the eighth round of nuclear talks kicks … Continue reading FP Editors’ Picks – Newsletter


10 Crazy-Expensive Paintings That’ll Make You Scratch Your Head by Gary Pullman fact checked by Darci Heikkinen A million dollars is a lot of money for most people, especially when it’s spent on a single item. However, the paintings on this list are worth even more to the collectors who bought them, mostly at auctions—in some cases, … Continue reading

Choice vs. convenience


* Choice vs. convenience [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182908196&f=1081591&c=8104882&u=5102652 ] You have more than a billion choices online. With just a few clicks, you could be just about anywhere. Thanks for reading this today. What did you have for lunch yesterday? Of all the lunches in all your possible universes, was it your first choice? Best choice? When someone tries … Continue reading Choice vs. convenience

Did you know…


... that today is the Birthday of Motion Pictures? In 1895, a public audience paid to see a motion picture for the first time. The brothers Auguste and Louis Lumiere demonstrated the movies filmed using their first mass-produced motion picture camera in the Grand Cafe in Paris, France. Watch your favorite movie today!~~~ Today's Inspirational … Continue reading Did you know…

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information BureauGovernment of India     x •Year End Review – 2021 – Ministry of Mines •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •Year-End- Review-2021 Ministry of Steel • Year-End- Review-2021- Ministry of Science and Technology •Shri Subhas Sarkar to release Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) 2021 tomorrow •Year End Review: Department … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Foreign Affairs today : Newsletter


Sponsored by Foreign Affairs Open House What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine Russia Seeks to Stop NATO’s Expansion, Not to Annex More Territory By Dmitri Trenin A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. Xi’s Gamble The Race to Consolidate Power and Stave Off Disaster By Jude Blanchette Afghanistan’s Corruption Was Made in America How Self-Dealing Elites Failed … Continue reading Foreign Affairs today : Newsletter

FP Editor’s Picks – Newsletter


DECEMBER 27, 2022 |  SPONSORED BY PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER  1  Putin’s playbook. Russia’s military buildup and tough rhetoric over Ukraine have sparked fears of an invasion. The country’s historical record suggests that these concerns are overblown, Eugene Chausovsky writes.    2  Moral giant. Desmond Tutu’s death should be a call for all South Africans to take charge in building a … Continue reading FP Editor’s Picks – Newsletter

Did you know…


... that today is National Fruitcake Day? Ah, the fruitcake. That heavy and dark cake that many seem to find "not so appetizing." But for those who do enjoy your fruitcake, rejoice! Eat as much as you want  and as often as you want today. It's your day. :-)~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "The most wasted … Continue reading Did you know…

Did you know


Did you know... ... that today is the start of Kwanzaa? This 7-day cultural festival, founded in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, celebrates African and African-American heritage. Kwanzaa means "first fruits of the harvest" in Swahili. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of … Continue reading Did you know

Ten Beautiful Natural Wonders That No Longer Exist


by Hestie Barnard Gerber fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Our visual panoramas of our countries’ and territories’ terrains and vistas shape our sense of belonging, yet the world is always transforming. Tectonic activity, air currents, moisture, heat, and people all work together to reshape what we accept as familiar terrain, stripping away immense ravines, creating new land … Continue reading Ten Beautiful Natural Wonders That No Longer Exist

10 Criminals You Would Never Expect


by John Munoz fact checked by Rachel Jones They’re hiding among you right now. They could be mowing the lawn next door, downstairs preparing your dinner, or even reflected in your monitor as you read this, but rest assured: they are among you. They are criminals, and not just people who drive 45 in a 35 mph … Continue reading 10 Criminals You Would Never Expect

FS BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER


Welcome to Sunday Brain Food: a weekly newsletter full of timeless ideas and insights that create an unstoppable advantage. (Was this newsletter forwarded to you? Sign up here.) FS There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success. In this post, we explore how … Continue reading FS BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER

I like Aeon Newsletters due to articles like these


Forget morality Moral philosophy is bogus, a mere substitute for God that licenses ugly emotions. Here are five reasons to reject it Along the Chemin de la Croix in Languedoc, France. Photo by Raymond Depardon/Magnum Ronnie de Sousais professor emeritus in philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Why Think? Evolution and the … Continue reading I like Aeon Newsletters due to articles like these

Via Psyche Newsletter


Why some of the smartest people can be so very stupid Field Marshal Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, photographed by Lieutenant Ernest Brooks, France, 1918. Photo courtesy the Imperial War Museum, London, Q 3255 Sacha Golobis a reader in philosophy at King’s College London and co-director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual … Continue reading Via Psyche Newsletter

Typos, tricks and misprints via Aeon Newsletter


Why is English spelling so weird and unpredictable? Don’t blame the mix of languages; look to quirks of timing and technology English spelling is ridiculous. Sew and new don’t rhyme. Kernel and colonel do. When you see an ough, you might need to read it out as ‘aw’ (thought), ‘ow’ (drought), ‘uff’ (tough), ‘off’ (cough), ‘oo’ (through), or ‘oh’ (though). The ea vowel is usually pronounced ‘ee’ … Continue reading Typos, tricks and misprints via Aeon Newsletter

Did you know…


... that today, besides being Christmas in many countries (Merry Christmas!), is the birthday of Rudolph? Robert May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment for Montgomery Ward. The retailer had been buying and giving away coloring books for Christmas every year and it was decided that creating their own book would save money. May … Continue reading Did you know…

10 Christmas Traditions to Spread Joy


10 Christmas Traditions to Spread Joy by Patrick Welsh fact checked by Rachel Jones Christmas is a time of kindness and charity. It’s the season of giving, and there are now more ways to give than ever. Whether you celebrate Christmas, another holiday, or no holiday at all, this cold, dark time of year is an excellent … Continue reading 10 Christmas Traditions to Spread Joy

Top 10 World-Changing Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Scottish


Top 10 World-Changing Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Scottish by Lorna Wallace fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Scotland is a small country, but its impact on the global stage has been massive, particularly when it comes to inventions. With a population of only 5.47 million people (less than the population of Minnesota), you might be surprised to … Continue reading Top 10 World-Changing Inventions You Didn’t Know Were Scottish

Intellifusion Newsletter and 5 Incidents to catch up on


Friday 24th December 2021 Hi Dhananjaya, Here's your weekly rundown of the global security landscape, highlighting key incidents that have taken place from each region in the last seven days; MIDDLE EAST & ASIA Kabul, Afghanistan A suicide bomber was shot and killed outside of the passport office in Kabul's 3rd police district on Thursday … Continue reading Intellifusion Newsletter and 5 Incidents to catch up on

6 Idioms About Gratitude and Thankfulness


Gratitude is a funny feeling. Sometimes thankfulness overflows from our hearts, but other times, it’s hard to appreciate the circumstances we find ourselves in. Maybe that’s why there are so many idioms reminding us to be grateful. From reflections on “blessings in disguise” to exclamations “thanking our lucky stars,” the message is clear — give … Continue reading 6 Idioms About Gratitude and Thankfulness