Daily Archives: October 21, 2018

Today’s Birthday: Sarah Bernhardt (1844)


Today’s Birthday:
Sarah Bernhardt (1844)

The illegitimate child of a courtesan, Bernhardt was encouraged to pursue a theatrical career by one of her mother’s lovers. Her acting teachers did not consider her a particularly promising student, but they turned out to be sorely mistaken; Bernhardt went on to become the premier romantic and tragic actress of her day, touring all over the world during her six-decade career on stage and screen. What morbid possession may have helped “the Divine Sarah” reach her potential as a tragedienne? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Jidai Matsuri


Today’s Holiday:
Jidai Matsuri

Jidai Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of Kyoto, Japan, commemorating the founding of the city as capital in the year 794. A procession of more than 2,000 costumed people depict the epochs or ages in Kyoto’s history. They parade from the Imperial Palace to the Heian Shrine, which was built in the 18th century as a dedication to the emperors who established Kyoto as the capital. The capital was moved in 1868 to Tokyo, and the festival stems from that time. Among the paraders is one representing Gen. Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a patron of the arts under whom Kyoto flourished. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Metropolitan Opera House Opens with a Performance of Faust (1883)


This Day in History:
The Metropolitan Opera House Opens with a Performance of Faust (1883)

New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House is the leading US opera company. It opened in 1883 after having been founded by a group of millionaires who had failed to get boxes at the prestigious and exclusive Academy of Music. The “Met” soon outshined its rival and is now considered one of the world’s premier opera stages. Originally located at Broadway and 39th Street, it moved into the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1966. Who were among the Met’s founding millionaires? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Herman Melville


Quote of the Day:
Herman Melville

There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Bombardier Beetles


Article of the Day:
Bombardier Beetles

Named for their explosive defense mechanism, bombardier beetles forcefully expel an acrid, volatile fluid from their abdomens when threatened. The ejection of this fluid, a mixture of two chemicals that boil upon contact and vaporize into a jet of gas that can kill insects and small creatures, is accompanied by a loud cracking sound. Where can bombardier beetles be found? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: outside the box


Idiom of the Day:
outside the box

Outside of or beyond what is considered usual, traditional, or conventional. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: preceptor


Word of the Day:
preceptor

Definition: (noun) Teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford).

Synonyms: don

Usage: Dessalles, the tutor he had brought from Switzerland, was wearing a coat of Russian cut and talking broken Russian to the servants, but was still the same narrowly intelligent, conscientious, and pedantic preceptor.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Work on your over 40 years old ABC…IT WORKS!


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Working your abs can often go under appreciated as part of your fitness routine. While your abs and core can get a great workout by stabilising your body during other exercises, it’s important to build up these muscles even more, by targeting them specifically, to help them grow and develop (Just like any other muscle!).

Everybody wants that flat stomach and sculpted set of abs and these routines, along with a quality, healthy diet, will set you on the path to completing this goal.

Below are 9 amazing and different ab workouts that you can use to target different areas of your core, so you can mix and match your workouts and keep them fun and challenging with different levels of intensity. Try one out at the end of your workout today and see if you like it! Enjoy!

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9 Amazing Flat Belly Workouts To Help Sculpt Your Abs!

Kayla Itsines Flat Abs In 20 Minutes Workout

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450 Rep Abs On Fire Medicine Ball Workout

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Flat Abs In 5 Mins Workout

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8 Min Bikini Abs Workout

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Workout Source: http://www.fitwirr.com/fitness/-8-minute-abs-workout

Pumps&Iron Medicine Ball Core Workout

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Strong Core Circuit Workout

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5 Minute Plank Workout

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Slim & Trim Your Waist Flat Stomach – No Equipment Workout

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Kama Fitness ‘Floored Me With Those’ Abs Workout

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Featured image from Wikimedia Commons | Oct 21, 2018 (Aciagrion is a genus of damselfly in family Coenagrionidae.)


English: Aciagrion is a genus of damselfly in family Coenagrionidae. It has a wide range from Africa, through Indonesia to Australia. They are commonly known as “Slims”.

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Urmează poporul… Unul câte unul, încet și sigur!


Urmează poporul... Unul câte unul, încet și sigur.

Urmează poporul… Unul câte unul, încet și sigur.

Rue de Rivoli, Paris.


Rue de Rivoli, Paris.

Rue de Rivoli, Paris.

Idiom of the Day: a spring in (one’s) step


Idiom of the Day:
a spring in (one’s) step

A happy, energetic, and excited mood or manner, as indicated by the carefree way one walks. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Valme (2018)


Today’s Holiday

Pilgrimage of Our Lady of Valme (2018)

The Romeriá (pilgrimage) of Our Lady of Valme involves a cross-country pilgrimage. The image of Our Lady of Valme is kept in the parish church of Dos Hermanas, but on this day she is carried in an elaborate procession to the shrine of Valme, on a hill overlooking Seville, Spain. The cart bearing the statue of the Virgin Mary is drawn by oxen with gilded horns. The pilgrims walk behind, and it takes about three hours to reach the sanctuary. Everyone rushes inside, and the mass begins. Afterwards, there is dancing, singing and drinking until sunset, when the image is escorted back to Dos Hermanas. More..

quotation of the day


quotation of the day:

Women have more power for good or evil than they dream of.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: RONALD MCNAIR


TODAY’S  BIRTHDAY:

Ronald McNair (1950)

A nationally recognized US physicist, accomplished saxophonist, and black belt in karate, McNair was selected to join NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978. Six years later, aboard the space shuttle Challenger, he became the second African American in space. His next trip into orbit was to take place on the same shuttle on January 28, 1986, and McNair brought his sax along for the ride, intending to be the first to record an original piece of music in space. Why did this never happen? More… Discuss

From the yesteryear


The Valentich Disappearance (1978)

On October 21, 1978, 20-year-old Frederick Valentich disappeared while piloting a Cessna light aircraft over Australia. He was supposed to land at King Island, pick up a few friends, and return to Moorabbin Airport, but during his flight, he reported to air traffic control that a strange aircraft was flying close above him. No trace of Valentich or his aircraft was ever found, prompting some to speculate that he had been captured by a UFO. What was the last thing he told flight controllers? More… Discuss

Article of the day


Knowth

Knowth is the site of a Neolithic passage grave in the valley of Ireland’s River Boyne. Built approximately 5,000 years ago, the site consists of a large mound containing two passages leading to burial chambers. This is surrounded by 17 smaller satellite tombs. Knowth contains more than a third of all the megalithic art in Western Europe, including hundreds of stones decorated with spirals, crescents, and other shapes. Why do some believe that Knowth exhibits evidence of astronomical alignment? More…

Primary Auxiliary Verbs


Primary Auxiliary Verbs

The “primary” auxiliary verbs are “be,” “have,” and “do”—they occur most commonly in English. “Be” and “have” are used as auxiliaries to conjugate the continuous, perfect, and perfect continuous tenses. How is “do” used? More… Discuss

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