WOTD


WORD OF THE DAY Rime riym Part of speech: noun Origin: Old English, 12th century 1 Frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog. 2 (Literary) hoarfrost. Examples of Rime in a sentence "The sunlight bounced off the rime on the grass." "The rime-covered trees looked majestic and otherworldly."

10 Common Scams Tourists Fall For


by Toby Oliva fact checked by Rachel Jones Ah, tourists. So curious, so plentiful, so unaware. Whenever someone travels somewhere for pleasure, there’s always a bit of ignorant self-entitlement. They disembark from the plane, ready to take a culture by storm, thinking they know better and that everything is catered to their comfort—isn’t tourism how these people … Continue reading 10 Common Scams Tourists Fall For

9 Quotes That Get to the Heart of Transcendentalism


Seeing is not always believing, and a group of intellectual trailblazers turned this notion from obscure thought to an American philosophy in the early 1800s. The movement they formed, Transcendentalism, hinged on the idea that people should understand life and morality through spirituality and intuition — avenues that “transcend” the physical senses. The philosophy stemmed from Christianity, … Continue reading 9 Quotes That Get to the Heart of Transcendentalism

14 Dalai Lama Quotes on Peace, Happiness, and Compassion


Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, turns 86 on June 6. Throughout his life, he has been a source of inspiration and wisdom — not just for Tibetan Buddhists, but for people everywhere. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader and monarch of Tibet. When he was just two years old, in 1937, Tenzin … Continue reading 14 Dalai Lama Quotes on Peace, Happiness, and Compassion

The Best Advice From Famous Commencement Speeches


Graduation day is a momentous occasion for most college students: It’s a time for reflection, a cause for celebration, and of course, an opportunity to soak in words of wisdom from family, friends, and A-list celebrities. Each year, numerous movie stars, late-night hosts, politicians, authors, and tech entrepreneurs lend their voices to university commencement speeches … Continue reading The Best Advice From Famous Commencement Speeches

Foreign Policy – Editor’s Picks: The Newsletter


JANUARY 04, 2022 | VIEW IN BROWSER 1 Sphere of influence. China’s determination to gain a strategic foothold in the Indo-Pacific is challenging India in its own maritime backyard, C. Raja Mohan writes. 2 Diplomatic morass. Morocco was once a darling in Washington’s policy circles. But as the White House’s support shifts away, the country is more isolated than … Continue reading Foreign Policy – Editor’s Picks: The Newsletter

Foreign Affairs Today: The Newsletter


January 4, 2022 | View in Browser Sponsored by Foreign Affairs Open House Erdogan’s End Game Will He Undermine Turkish Democracy to Stay in Power? A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. SWIFT and Certain Punishment for Russia? There Are Better Ways to Deter Moscow Than Threatening Its Banking Access By Adam M. Smith How to Make COVID-19 … Continue reading Foreign Affairs Today: The Newsletter

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •More Than 75% Of Ner Routes Electrified So Far: 100% Electrification By 2022 •Success Story of  Women Self Help Group (SHG) Federation, Bordumsa, Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region •NewsOnAir Radio Live-stream Global Rankings •Metro Railway witnessed an unprecedented growth in development of … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Top 10 Mysterious Celebrity Deaths


by David Long fact checked by Jamie Frater When an entire life is spent in the public eye, you can bet its death will be, too. In our culture, celebrities become myths and their every action made public, scrutinized, and mentally reformatted to fit the mythic narrative. That means that their deaths become mythologized, too, and that … Continue reading Top 10 Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

10 Mysterious Russian Deaths


10 Mysterious Russian Deaths by Elliot E fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once said: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” These words, first uttered in 1939, still ring true today. Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union over thirty … Continue reading 10 Mysterious Russian Deaths

Toastmasters International’s Accredited Speaker Program


Toastmasters International’s Accredited Speaker Program Two letters represent decades of excellence in the public speaking profession. By Stephanie Darling In the 40 years since its launch, the Toastmasters Accredited Speaker (AS) Program has created a cadre of exceptional professional speakers. These individuals are experts among experts—combining superior speaking skills with in-depth knowledge of a topic, making them sought-after … Continue reading Toastmasters International’s Accredited Speaker Program

Top 10 Irish Songs with Strange Origins


by Steve Etherwood fact checked by Rachel Jones For decades, people have traveled from all around the world to kiss the Blarney stone and visit Grafton Street. And one of the most precious souvenirs they take away is the memory of Irish folk songs ringing in their ears and the memory of a stiff drink. The music … Continue reading Top 10 Irish Songs with Strange Origins

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is Stop, Look, and Listen Day? In 1936, Joe Venuti's song "Stop, Look, and Listen" topped the music charts. Take time out today to stop, look, and listen so you can enjoy your world more. ~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand … Continue reading Did you know..