17 Reasons to Always Stay Curious


Curiosity isn’t always seen in a positive light, in part due to its association with prying into other people’s business. In other words, nosiness. Perhaps that’s why English poet Lord Byron wrote, “I loathe that low vice — curiosity,” in his epic poem Don Juan. And, of course, we all know that curiosity killed the cat, although … Continue reading 17 Reasons to Always Stay Curious

20 Quotes to Remind Us to Stop and Rest


While productivity and activity are valued in most cultures, it's important to balance these drives with rest and relaxation. When we rest, we can set aside our ambitions and worries, and restore and renew our bodies and minds. Being active and then inactive is a natural and necessary cycle. Just as a dormant winter leads … Continue reading 20 Quotes to Remind Us to Stop and Rest

Fantasy Authors on the Magic of Imagination


Humans are a storytelling species, and for as long as we have told stories, fantasy, in one way or another, has existed. From the oldest recorded folktales to the Epic of Gilgamesh, from Beowulf to One Thousand and One Nights, elements of fantasy have always been present in literature. As a definable literary genre, however, modern fantasy began in … Continue reading Fantasy Authors on the Magic of Imagination

14 Quotes on the Power of Mindfulness


Mindfulness is a key component of many meditative and contemplative practices, and it can also be an illuminating approach to everyday life. To be mindful is to focus our awareness and attention on the experience of the present moment. We can be mindful of our bodily sensations and breath; our thoughts, feelings, speech, and actions; … Continue reading 14 Quotes on the Power of Mindfulness

STOIC Passage of the week.


PASSAGE OF THE WEEK: The Stoics knew that this was a kind of death. That as soon as we stop growing, we start dying. Or at least, we become more vulnerable to the swings of Fate and Fortune. Seneca talked over and over again about the importance of adversity, of not only embracing the struggle life throws … Continue reading STOIC Passage of the week.

Did you know…


Did you know... ... that today is Calamity Jane's Birthday? In 1852 Calamity Jane was born as Martha Cannary in Princeton, Missouri. Martha Jane Cannary Burke, better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman and professional scout known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok.~~~ Today's Inspirational Quote: "You get … Continue reading Did you know…

10 Historic Quotes From the State of the Union


Called the “annual message” for most of United States history (from 1790 to 1946), the State of the Union has evolved with the times. It began as a largely straightforward report of all the events, foreign and domestic, impacting the U.S., and grew into a prime-time television event laying out the President’s grand future for … Continue reading 10 Historic Quotes From the State of the Union

24 Quotes on Practicing Compassion


The words "sympathy," "empathy," and "compassion" are often used interchangeably, but each has a distinct meaning. Sympathy is feeling sorry that someone is going through a hard time, or sending a card to show them they’re in our thoughts. Empathy takes us a step closer to our fellow humans by allowing us to understand and … Continue reading 24 Quotes on Practicing Compassion

4 minute book summaries from Nik’s Newsletter


Roam to do your research, find sources, connect them together, and write your papers effortlessly. You'll even get 50% off for being a Four Minute Books reader. You can read the review here. Alright, let's see what books we've got in store for you this week! ​The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon​ This international bestseller shares … Continue reading 4 minute book summaries from Nik’s Newsletter

FS | BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER


No. 470 —May 1, 2022 — Read on FS Welcome to Sunday Brain Food: a weekly newsletter full of ideas and insights that never expire. Insight "In July 1968, four pairs of mice were introduced into the habitat. The habitat was a 9-foot (2.7 m) square metal pen with 4.5-foot-high (1.4 m) sides. Each side had … Continue reading FS | BRAIN FOOD NEWSLETTER

The Marginalian Newsletter


This is the weekly email digest of The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings) by Maria Popova. If you missed last week's edition — Yo-Yo Ma performs Richard Feynman's ode to the wonder of life, the mystery of the world's most majestic tree, and more — you can catch up right here. And if my labor of love enriches your life … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Top 10 Lesser-known Nazis Found Long After WWII Ended


by Jonathan H. Kantor fact checked by Jamie Frater Monsters like Adolf Hitler and Dr. Joseph Mengele may have robbed their victims of any justice, but when WWII came to an end, plenty of other Nazis met their fate at the end of a hangman’s noose. Years after the war concluded, Nazis were hunted down and brought … Continue reading Top 10 Lesser-known Nazis Found Long After WWII Ended

10 Lesser-Known Facts About Unique Islands


An island is an idyllic destination for millions of travelers worldwide. Especially when the said island is sun-drenched with white sand beaches and surrounded by nothing but turquoise ocean. However, those with an adventurous side seek out the more obscure islands that harbor a secret or two, which makes for a fascinating visit every time. … Continue reading 10 Lesser-Known Facts About Unique Islands

  Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.


Press Information Bureau Government of India •India’s Edible Oil Position is Comfortable despite Ban by Indonesia •India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) enters into force  •Making a comeback after two-year injury break, Nitin beats self-doubt to clinch gold in boxing at the Khelo India University Games •NITI Aayog Welcomes Suman Bery as NITI Aayog Vice … Continue reading   Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.