Did you know... ... that today is the beginning of National Diet and Fitness Month? After the holidays, everyone turns once again to dieting and exercising to lose the pounds they've just gained. January is the number one month for gym membership!~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by … Continue reading National Diet and Fitness Month – Jan ’22
Did you know... ... that today, besides being New Year's Eve in many countries (Happy New Year!), is the anniversary of Auld Lang Syne? The grand old song of New Year's Eve, "Auld Lang Syne," was first played as a new year's song by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians at the Hotel Roosevelt Grill … Continue reading Did you know..
Living In Gratitude A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which read, "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat – spare change from folks as they hurried past. A man was walking by. He … Continue reading Living in Gratitude – via Insight Newsletter
Compelling, ambitious stories you can’t afford to miss. By Maura Judkis Email Welcome to 2022, which is actually 2020: 2, the sequel. Think back to the first day of 2021. Things could only go up! And they did, but not in the ways we’d hoped: More cases, more variants, more exasperation with our pandemic purgatory. So, perhaps … Continue reading WAPO Must Reads..
DECEMBER 30, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER SPONSORED BY PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER 1 Security guarantees. NATO’s military exploration of Ukraine poses an existential threat for Russia. The future will hinge on the West’s willingness to engage in dialogue, writes Russian ambassador Anatoly Antonov. 2 Fragile transition. As Darfur experiences a resurgence in conflict, Sudanese military authorities … Continue reading FP Editor’s picks Newsletter
Friday 31st 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 Pakistan Four Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash with TTP militants in the Mir Ali area. The attack is the … Continue reading Geopolitics- Intellifusion Newsletter
“The most wisdom per word of any newsletter on the web.” 3-2-1: Slowing down, letting go, and lessons from the year read on JAMESCLEAR.COM | DECEMBER 30, 2021 Happy 3-2-1 Thursday and Happy New Year! If you're looking to start 2022 with a bang, then consider giving Atomic Habits a read (or re-read!). In the meantime, here are 3 ideas, … Continue reading 3 2 1 Thursday – Newsletter
This is the single annual edition of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. The regular weekly emails remain on their steady orbital schedule and will make their return at the u time. Meanwhile and always, if my labor of love enriches your days and years in any way, please consider supporting it with a donation — it remains … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter
National Security China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show A Chinese flag hangs near a security camera outside of a shop in Beijing on Oct. 8, 2019. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP) By Cate Cadell Today at 5:13 p.m. EST China is turning a major part of its internal Internet data surveillance network outward, mining Western social … Continue reading China harvests masses of data on Western targets, documents show – WAPO Newsletter
WORD OF THE DAY Simulacrum sim-yə-LAK-rəm Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, late 16th century 1 An image or representation of someone or something. 2 An unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. Examples of Simulacrum in a sentence "The birthday cake was a small simulacrum of the Magic Kingdom castle at Disney World." "The gallery owner was disappointed with the simulacrum … Continue reading WOTD
Metonymy is a literary device that adds flair to writing. Essentially, it is a figure of speech similar to a metaphor or an analogy, but it only works in certain contexts. Metonymy is used in everyday speech, and often in journalism, but can also be used for artistic effect in literature, music, and film. To … Continue reading Is the Pen Mightier than the Sword? Learn About Famous Uses of Metonymy
WORD OF THE DAY Quondam KWAN-dəm Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, late 16th century 1 That once was; former. Examples of Quondam in a sentence "During the last year retro roller skates regained their quondam popularity." "Quondam senators were quick to share their support for the new bill."
Press Information Bureau Government of India •Key Initiatives and Achievements for the Year 2021 •‘Bijli Utsav’ organized by REC in Varanasi as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav • Year-End- Review-2021- Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare •Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said, more than 700 artisans, craftsmen from over 30 … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
Press Information Bureau Government of India •YEAR END REVIEW 2021: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways •Income Tax Department conducts pan-India searches in case of mobile manufacturing companies •In April-October (2021-22) period, India’s wheat exports surpassed $ 872 million from only $135 million achieved in April-October (2020-21) and set to achieve an all-time record shipment … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.
America and Its Allies Cannot Abandon the Fight for Democracy https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-09-01/right-lessons-afghanistan
What the Withdrawal Really Means for Washington’s Reputation https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/afghanistan/2021-09-02/american-credibility-after-afghanistan
17 Quotes on the Transformative Power of Music No society on Earth is devoid of music. From the flutes and rattles of isolated Amazonian tribes to the mass gatherings of modern festivals like Lollapalooza, music is found everywhere that humans themselves are found. The origin of music, however, will forever remain a mystery, as it … Continue reading 17 Quotes on the Transformative Power of Music
Defeat Wasn’t Inevitable, but Early Mistakes Made Success Unlikely https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/afghanistan/2021-08-30/afghanistan-was-lost-long-ago
“When intuition and logic agree, you are always right.” – Blaise Pascal