German investigation accuses Pope Benedict XVI of ‘wrongdoing’ in handling of abuse cases while archbishop of Munich


https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/20/germany-church-abuse-benedict/?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJjb29raWVuYW1lIjoid3BfY3J0aWQiLCJpc3MiOiJDYXJ0YSIsImNvb2tpZXZhbHVlIjoiNjE2NTg2MDhhZGU0ZTI0NzJkYjJiNGQzIiwidGFnIjoid3BfbmV3c19hbGVydF9yZXZlcmUiLCJ1cmwiOiJodHRwczovL3d3dy53YXNoaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vd29ybGQvMjAyMi8wMS8yMC9nZXJtYW55LWNodXJjaC1hYnVzZS1iZW5lZGljdC8_dXRtX3NvdXJjZT1hbGVydCZ1dG1fbWVkaXVtPWVtYWlsJnV0bV9jYW1wYWlnbj13cF9uZXdzX2FsZXJ0X3JldmVyZSZsb2NhdGlvbj1hbGVydCZ3cG1rPTEmd3Bpc3JjPWFsX25ld3NfX2FsZXJ0LXdvcmxkLS1hbGVydC1uYXRpb25hbCJ9.j11zPl_kFx68lMOOgyWvY71OJ28HKNIU8QZI8wYCmJU

Fear of Strangers: Seth Godin Newsletter


* Fear of strangers [ https://p.feedblitz.com/r3.asp?l=183398694&f=1081591&c=8150274&u=5102652 %5D Why are we more likely to take off our masks or avoid social distancing with a group of friends at a party instead of strangers on the train? Why do we drive more carefully in a new neighborhood instead of near our home? Why trust the advice of a doctor … Continue reading Fear of Strangers: Seth Godin Newsletter

FP Editor’s Picks


JANUARY 19, 2022 | SPONSORED BY THE DENVER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT 1 Avoidable tragedy. As the crisis in Ukraine escalates, the world is paying a high price for succumbing to hubris and liberal illusions, FP’s Stephen M. Walt writes. 2 Playing with fire. Just months into his presidency, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is already in trouble. He has forgotten the … Continue reading FP Editor’s Picks

Ethical Alliance Newsletter


ethiXbase Insights Blog: Over 60% of the World's forced labour now operate in the informal economyThe informal economy is considered to be a key obstacle to the development and growth of emerging markets even before the pandemic. However, COVID-19 and the resulting disruptions in the supply chain and nations’ economies globally have had an impact … Continue reading Ethical Alliance Newsletter

Inspire


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2021 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2021 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2021 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2021 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2021 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2021 MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, … Continue reading Inspire

WAPO : Recommended


Recommended for you Your daily roundup from The Washington Post. From Deep Dives A year ago, Biden unveiled a 200-page plan to defeat covid. He has struggled to deliver on some key promises. The U.S. would have have been better prepared for virus curveballs if the administration had moved more quickly to boost testing, acquire real-time … Continue reading WAPO : Recommended

CIA finds no ‘worldwide campaign’ by any foreign power behind mysterious Havana syndrome


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/cia-havana-syndrome-investigation-russia/2022/01/20/2f86d89e-795c-11ec-bf97-6eac6f77fba2_story.html?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=wp_news_alert_revere&location=alert&wpmk=1&wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&pwapi_token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.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.tK9Mfez4sx6Vof4wCt3VyaaNYpG8ubwVpqzgy4R31IM

WAPO – Today’s World View


By Adam Taylorwith Sammy Westfall Email The United States finally has free rapid tests and N95 masks — well behind many other countries A cotton swab from a self-test kit in Danbury, U.K., on Dec. 29. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg) For Americans, free rapid tests and high-quality masks are finally here. As of Wednesday, all Americans can log on to … Continue reading WAPO – Today’s World View

15 Comforting Quotes for Stressful Times


Stress is an unavoidable part of the human experience, but learning how to manage our stress can ensure that we don’t get swept away in a current of anxiety on a regular basis. In medical circles, stress has been linked to negative physical conditions such as high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and high blood … Continue reading 15 Comforting Quotes for Stressful Times

15 Motivating Quotes From Female Comedians


Being a stand-up comedian is an inherently daunting task: You risk failure and mockery in a very public way, night after night after night. For women who have broken into this historically male-dominated industry, the challenges are often even more layered. Not only do they have to tackle the nerve-wracking mission of making an audience … Continue reading 15 Motivating Quotes From Female Comedians

‘The Black Hours’: 14 Quotes for Night Owls


Growing up, many of us were taught that “the early bird catches the worm.” We were advised to “be up with the lark,” to go to bed early and wake up refreshed at 7 or 8 a.m., or even to be up with the sun. That's fine for about a quarter of the population — … Continue reading ‘The Black Hours’: 14 Quotes for Night Owls

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 — the key to sanity amid chaos: young Alan Watts on what makes the human struggle bearable, in a touching letter … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Top 25 Quotes of Harry Truman


by Libertine fact checked by dickensgirl I have always admired Harry Truman for his plainspoken common sense, his zero tolerance policy for bullshit, his sharp wit, and blunt honesty. It’s too bad we don’t have a president like him today. Truman was the last president not to have a college degree, but he was in no way … Continue reading Top 25 Quotes of Harry Truman

Top Ten Times TV Shows Got Experimental


by Steven Clark fact checked by Darci Heikkinen Given the sheer volume of material that television so often demands, it can be very easy for a show to get stale before its time. That’s why, aside from just keeping the quality of the material up to a high standard, writers will often try to keep things interesting … Continue reading Top Ten Times TV Shows Got Experimental

10 Of The Weirdest Things The Chinese Government Has Banned


by Oliver Taylor fact checked by Jamie Frater Censorship is a big deal in China, where the government has made it clear that it will go to any length to control information. The Chinese government strictly controls news spread through the Internet and mass media, consequently deciding what its citizens know and what they do not. Several Western … Continue reading 10 Of The Weirdest Things The Chinese Government Has Banned

10 Activities Which Women in Afghanistan Can No Longer Do


by Elliot Emery fact checked by Darci Heikkinen “The citizens of Afghanistan, man and woman, have equal rights and duties before the law.” Modest by Western standards, the above guarantee represented a “momentous change” when enshrined in the 2004 Afghanistan constitution. Never had Afghan law acknowledged the equality of men and women. Yet, before this, women’s rights had already … Continue reading 10 Activities Which Women in Afghanistan Can No Longer Do

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Shirelle Auditorium Day? On this day in 1997, Passaic High School renamed its auditorium as the Shirelle Auditorium to honor the girl-singing group who got its start at a student talent show in 1957 (The Shirelles). Get involved in a talent show today or show off something you're … Continue reading Did you know…

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •Power Secretary reviews status of Biomass utilization in Thermal Power Plants in the country : SAMARTH (Sustainable Agrarian Mission on use of Agro Residue in Thermal Power Plants) •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 158.88 Cr •Winners of Vande Bhartam, Nritya Utsav competition gearing up to enthrall audiences at … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

How 21st-century invaders are capturing Chhatrapati Shivaji’s forts the way even Mughals didn’t


Several dargahs, mosques, mazars, and Islamic structures have cropped up on many of the forts that were under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, raising concerns about the appropriation of Hindu cultural and historical sites. https://www.opindia.com/2022/01/how-21st-century-invaders-are-capturing-chhatrapati-shivaji-forts-the-way-even-mughals-didnt/

Inspire


SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2022 SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2022 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2021 MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2021 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2021 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2021 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2021 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2021 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021 MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, … Continue reading Inspire

11 Quotes on the Power of Letting Go


Sometimes the hardest thing in life is letting go of what’s holding you back. It could be a painful situation you have to overcome, the loss of someone you love, the consequences of a poor choice, a deflating job, or even just a negative mindset you can’t shake. We can get stuck in a holding … Continue reading 11 Quotes on the Power of Letting Go

20 Jane Austen Quotes That Reveal Her Timeless Wit and Wisdom


20 Jane Austen Quotes That Reveal Her Timeless Wit and Wisdom April 28, 2021 Jane Austen was an English author still beloved today for her sharp, witty descriptions of the social life of the landed gentry in the early 1800s. While she only lived to age 42, she wrote at least six novels and other … Continue reading 20 Jane Austen Quotes That Reveal Her Timeless Wit and Wisdom

The Marshall Goldsmith Newsletter


        My mission is simple. I want to help successful people achieve positive, lasting change in behavior; for themselves, their people, and their teams. I want to help you make your life a little better. Thank you for subscribing! Life is good. FOREFRONT – POWERED BY 100 COACHES Marshall Goldsmith Jan 18 … Continue reading The Marshall Goldsmith Newsletter

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •MoHUA announces winners of Streets for People and Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge •Shri Nitin Gadkari calls for cooperation between Central and State Governments for infrastructure development of the country •Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

FP Editor’s Picks


JANUARY 18, 2022 | SPONSORED BY THE DENVER DEMOCRACY SUMMIT 1 Biden’s anniversary. U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sat down with FP’s Amy Mackinnon to talk about Russia, China, Afghanistan, and year one of the Joe Biden presidency. 2 Luxury or lifesaver? Much of the United States and Europe views air conditioning as a luxury, not a necessity. But … Continue reading FP Editor’s Picks

Daily Stoic


In the beautiful children’s book, Each Kindness (which you can check out at The Painted Porch), Jacqueline Woodson tells the story of a young girl named Chloe who treats a classmate in the way that we all have and sometimes still do. She teased the girl. She ignored her. She did not take the time to consider what … Continue reading Daily Stoic

Did you know..


Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Modern Field Hockey? The origins of hockey can be traced back to the earliest of civilizations, but the modern game was started in England in the mid 1800s and the first formal hockey association was formed in 1886.~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "Don't take anything personally. … Continue reading Did you know..

Newsletter: Poem of the day


January 18, 2022 One Good Turn David Kirby I'm actually looking for another street when I turn intothe Via Tornabuoni, named for the Tornabuoni familyand specifically its patriarch, Giovanni, banker and patronof the arts in Florence, where the street named after himis located and in which I am now thinking of neither Giovanninor his family … Continue reading Newsletter: Poem of the day

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Famous Quotes


A minister, scholar, and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as one of the most influential leaders in history, thanks to his lifelong dedication to fighting racial prejudice and advancing the rights of Black Americans. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, King rose from a Baptist minister to a prominent leader of the Civil Rights … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Famous Quotes

Inspiring Quotes


SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022 SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022 FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022 THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022 TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022 MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022 SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022 SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2022 FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2022 THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022 TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022 MONDAY, JANUARY 3, … Continue reading Inspiring Quotes

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 often characterized by the dramatic excesses sparked by … Continue reading 12 Quotes on Life in the Roaring ’20s

22 Quotes From “Mad Men” That Get Deep


Mad Men (which aired from 2007 to 2015) is one of the seminal shows that defined and ushered in the ongoing “prestige” television era, alongside The Sopranos and Breaking Bad. A visually striking, expertly stylized, and intellectually complex period drama, the AMC series starts in 1960 and follows the employees of Sterling Cooper, an advertising firm on Madison Avenue … Continue reading 22 Quotes From “Mad Men” That Get Deep

Time for NATO to Close Its Door


The Alliance Is Too Big—and Too Provocative—for Its Own Good By Michael Kimmage The flags of NATO member states fly in Brussels, October 2021 Pascal Rossignol / Reuters   The NATO alliance is ill suited to twenty-first-century Europe. This is not because Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is or because Putin is trying to use … Continue reading Time for NATO to Close Its Door

What Zen Buddhist riddles reveal about knowledge and the unknowable


Is seeking an explanation for life’s deepest mysteries a worthy pursuit? Many scientists and theologians would say yes. Zen Buddhists practising in China from the 9th to 13th centuries CE, however, believed that it was important to embrace uncertainty instead of always seeking answers. For these monks, achieving enlightenment meant resisting the urge to know the seemingly … Continue reading What Zen Buddhist riddles reveal about knowledge and the unknowable

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY


Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day here in America. It’s worth taking a minute today to consider one particularly brilliant and inspiring part of King’s approach to civil rights. What Martin Luther King didn’t do in the 1950s and 1960s was simply point out how hypocritical and flawed the United States was. He didn’t … Continue reading MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Wisdom


Power does not grant you wisdom, but wisdom does grant you power.We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom. (Stephen Vincent Benet)==========The intelligent know to belief only half of what they hear. The wise know which half.An intelligent man believes only half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half. (Even Esar)