Canalize


WORD OF THE DAY Canalize CAN-əl-iyz Part of speech: verb Origin: French, 19th century 1 Convert (a river) into a navigable canal. 2 Convey (something) through a duct or channel. Examples of Canalize in a sentence "Part of leading a nonprofit is to canalize donations where they’re most necessary." "The civil engineers agreed to canalize the river in a … Continue reading Canalize

The Marginalian 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 — Seneca on gratitude and what it really means to be a generous human being — you can catch up right here. … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Poem.com Newsletter: Poem of the Day


December 1, 2021 Fatima :: Solstice Hala Alyan It's beautiful to speak for her; she's dead.I sit in the scalding bath. I like to change my skin.This is my sanity: salt and bubbles. To outliveis to become mockingbird: She was, she was.I echo her in the water, and in this way I live too,walking at 2 … Continue reading Poem.com Newsletter: Poem of the Day

Chief Apology Officer – by Seth Godin


* Chief Apology Officer [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=182366470&f=1081591&c=8054844&u=5102652 ] Companies are discovering that hiring people to mollify critics and disappointed customers is cheaper (in the short run) than changing things, learning from the feedback or even wasting the time of people who do the 'real work.' The CAO doesn't participate in tactical or strategic discussions, and probably can't explain … Continue reading Chief Apology Officer – by Seth Godin

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •Centre reviews Public Health Preparedness with States/UTs in view of new COVID19 Variant (OMICRON) classified as VOC by WHO •Welfare of Fishermen •Data on beneficiaries of Stand-Up India scheme •Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – October, 2021 •GARIMA GREH FOR TRANSGENDERS •IMPROVING STATUS OF TRANSGENDER POPULATION •PM … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive


by Patrick Welsh 10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive by Patrick Welsh fact checked by Rachel Jones Almost three-quarters of our blue planet is covered in water, and—for an equally accurate and verifiable statistic—absolutely every inch of it is terrifying and evil. Much of Earth’s water is unexplored, deep, dark, frigid, and home to nightmare-inducing creatures that float … Continue reading 10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive

10 Ruthless Gangs Who Dared to Stand Up to the Mafia


by Gary Pullman fact checked by Darci Heikkinen “Mafia,” as the term is used today, refers to many well-structured hierarchical organizations dedicated to criminal pursuits within specific geographical areas. Journalists, police, and others write and speak of the Sicilian mafia, the American mafia, the Canadian mafia, and the Mexican mafia, among others. The term is even employed … Continue reading 10 Ruthless Gangs Who Dared to Stand Up to the Mafia

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Exaggerated Death Day? Samuel Clemons, whose pen name was Mark Twain, was born on this date in 1835 in Florida, Missouri. In response to news that he had died, he sent the following note to Associated Press: "The report of my death was an exaggeration." Trivia buffs: Prior … Continue reading Did you know…

Newsletter FP Editor’s Picks


1 Language of force. U.S. policymakers believe China wants to seize Taiwan by force. But threatening the island is far more advantageous than invading it, A.A. Bastian writes. 2 “Waste of time.” The Pentagon unveiled its long-anticipated posture review on Monday—to widespread condemnation. Critics say the review fails to move the needle on China, FP’s Jack Detsch reports. 3 … Continue reading Newsletter FP Editor’s Picks

Gastro Obscura Newsletter


    Behold Denmark’s gravity-defying marzipan cake Cornucopia-shaped cakes are baked the world over, usually around harvest-time. But the Danish cornucopia cake is more than an expensive celebratory cake; for many Danes, a major life event is incomplete without a serving of overflødighedshorn. READ MORE   Canned bread, fond memories True or true? Canned bread is … Continue reading Gastro Obscura Newsletter

10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive


10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive by Patrick Welsh fact checked by Rachel Jones Almost three-quarters of our blue planet is covered in water, and—for an equally accurate and verifiable statistic—absolutely every inch of it is terrifying and evil. Much of Earth’s water is unexplored, deep, dark, frigid, and home to nightmare-inducing creatures that float through the … Continue reading 10 Deadliest Places to Scuba Dive

Word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY Ciceronian sis-ə-ROH-nee-ən Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid 17th century 1 Characteristic of the work and thought of Cicero. When relating to writing or speech, that which is in a manner similar to that of Cicero; logical and elegant. Examples of Ciceronian in a sentence "She delivered a lecture in a Ciceronian manner — … Continue reading Word of the day