Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

BBC News: Harvey Weinstein: Paltrow and Jolie say they were victims

BBC News: Madrid scorns Catalan leader’s independence statement

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today

My Duck today

My Duck today

Today’s Holiday: Cuban Anniversary of the Beginning of the Wars of Independence

Today’s Holiday:
Cuban Anniversary of the Beginning of the Wars of Independence

This official holiday in Cuba marks the day in 1868 when Cuba declared its autonomy from Spain. The declaration, called the Grito de Yara, began the Ten Years’ War (1868-1878), which was the first of three wars that Cuba fought against Spain for its freedom. Schools and offices in Cuba are closed on this day. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Harold Pinter (1930)

Today’s Birthday:
Harold Pinter (1930)

One of the most important English playwrights of the late 20th century, Pinter wrote what have been called “comedies of menace.” His austere, distinctive language, which provokes an ominous sense of unease, gave rise to the adjective “Pinteresque.” His plays include The Birthday Party and The Homecoming, and he also wrote a number of screenplays. In 2005, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature. His 1978 play, Betrayal, was inspired by what betrayal in his own life? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

This Day in History:
US Vice President Spiro Agnew Resigns (1973)

After being investigated for extortion and bribery allegedly committed while he was governor of Maryland, Agnew pleaded no contest to a charge of tax evasion and became the second US vice president to resign. President Richard Nixon then selected House Minority Leader Gerald Ford to replace Agnew. The following year, Nixon himself was forced to resign for his role in the Watergate scandal, making Ford president. Agnew’s portrait was removed from the Maryland State House in 1979. Who put it back? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Ambrose Bierce

Quote of the Day:
Ambrose Bierce

A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Boredom: What is it?

Article of the Day:
Boredom: What is it?

Boredom is a condition that has been described by psychologists as arising not from a lack of things to do but from an inability to latch on mentally to a specific activity. Often viewed as a trivial nuisance to be escaped by sleeping, daydreaming, or participating in a new activity, it has been linked to a range of psychological, educational, and social problems. The first recorded use of the word “boredom” is in Dickens’s Bleak House, written in 1852. What are the 3 types of boredom? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: need (something) (about) as much as (one) needs a hole in the head

Idiom of the Day:
need (something) (about) as much as (one) needs a hole in the head

To have absolutely no need or use for something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: orthogonal

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles.
Synonyms: rectangular
Usage: Wind and sea may displace the ship’s center of gravity along three orthogonal axes.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

BBC News: Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe