Did you know... ... that today is National Bean Day? Bean fans, today is your day! Whether green, red, kidney, lima, soy... today is the day to honor the bean. Trivia fans: There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world! So you can definitely find one you can eat. ;-)~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "The … Continue reading DID YOU KNOW…

10 Legendary Facts About Popular Nature Reserves

by Estelle fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Nature reserves are protected land areas where fauna and flora thrive, and visitors can experience them in their natural habitat. There are around 100 countries worldwide that have several reserves, with Australia topping the list at 285. Naturally, some reserves are more famous and receive more visitors than others, including … Continue reading 10 Legendary Facts About Popular Nature Reserves

10 Onscreen Romantic Partners with the Biggest Real-Life Age Gaps

by Katie Chilton fact checked by Darci Heikkinen It’s not unusual for actors to play characters that differ in age from themselves. The pattern of older men playing across from much younger women appears to have been a popular choice since the Golden Age of Hollywood and hasn’t stopped since then. Although sometimes an age difference is … Continue reading 10 Onscreen Romantic Partners with the Biggest Real-Life Age Gaps

WAPO – Today’s World View

By Adam Taylorwith Sammy Westfall Email Another post-Soviet ‘ruler for life’ faces upheaval, as enormous protests sweep Kazakhstan Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with former president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on the sidelines of the informal annual summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States, in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, on Dec. 28. (Yevgeny Biyatov/AFP/Getty Images) As the … Continue reading WAPO – Today’s World View

The Marginalian

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 — cosmic perspective for the New Year with an astronomer-poet's stunning meditation on the mystery of being — you can catch … Continue reading The Marginalian

Foreign Policy – Editor’s Picks

JANUARY 05, 2022 | 1 New era. For years, Finland and Sweden have worried about how Russia might react to their military decisions. As they mull joining NATO, they are no longer deferring to Moscow, FP’s Elisabeth Braw writes. 2 Regional threats. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s authoritarian course is distancing Serbia from the West—and threatening the country’s European … Continue reading Foreign Policy – Editor’s Picks

Foreign Affairs today

January 5, 2022 | Sponsored by Foreign Affairs Open House Europe Strong and Safe To Deter Russia, America Must Help Revive the Region’s Security Architecture By Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Goldgeier A Foreign Affairs subscription is less than $3.50/month. Subscribe today. Deplatformed But Not Defanged The U.S. Militia Movement After January 6 By Mark Pitcavage Rich Countries Cannot … Continue reading Foreign Affairs today

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Press Information Bureau Government of India •UJALA completes 7 years of energy-efficient and affordable LED distribution •Launch of Smart cities and Academia Towards Action & Research (SAAR); •Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launches theme of National Science Day (NSD) 2022: Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future •Sports Authority of India approves extension of National … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Random Phrases

A Piece of Cake Meaning: A task that is simple to accomplish. Hear, Hear Meaning: A shout of agreement, or to draw attention to a speaker. In a Pickle Meaning: Being in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation. Short End of the Stick Meaning: Getting the bad end of a deal, or receiving the least desirable outcome … Continue reading Random Phrases

Did you know…

Did you know... ... that today is Really Bad Trade Day? In 1920, the Boston Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees -- probably the worst baseball trade ever made!  The Yankees, who had never won a pennant before, became perennial American League and World Series champions. The Red Sox did not … Continue reading Did you know…