Daily Archives: May 27, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 05/27/2019


Horoscope ♉:
05/27/2019

You may feel nostalgic as you look through photo albums, rearrange furniture, and remember past times, Taurus. Your mind will touch on emotional events that you may not have fully dealt with at the time they happened. Old feelings that you thought were gone could well up and bring tears to your eyes. Honestly face these feelings now instead of stuffing them back down for another decade.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Armenia First Republic Day


Today’s Holiday:
Armenia First Republic Day

The people of Armenia lived for hundreds of years under foreign domination. Then, in 1917, the Russian Revolution allowed Armenia the opportunity to create a modern republic. The Democratic Republic of Armenia (DRA) was formed in 1918. The DRA was short-lived but important, as it represented the beginning of the modern quest for democracy and independence in Armenia. On First Republic Day, titles and medals are awarded to Armenians of outstanding achievement, and there are speeches by government officials, fireworks displays, concerts, and dancing. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Moore (1779)


Today’s Birthday:
Thomas Moore (1779)

Moore was an Irish poet who achieved prominence in his day not only for his poetry but also for his love of Ireland and personal charm. He is remembered today for Irish Melodies, a group of lyrics published between 1808 and 1834 and set to music by Sir John Stevenson and others. Moore was friends with Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, and his biography of Byron is among his best prose works. Byron left Moore his memoirs, but Moore later destroyed them. Who persuaded him to do it? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The Last Supper Back on Display after Two-Decade Restoration (1999)


This Day in History:
The Last Supper Back on Display after Two-Decade Restoration (1999)

By the 1970s, Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century mural masterpiece, The Last Supper, was badly deteriorated. Italian officials then undertook a major restoration project to permanently stabilize the painting and reverse the damage. The painting’s original form was determined using original sketches and scientific tests, including infrared reflectoscopy and microscopic core-samples. The restoration took 21 years, and the painting was put back on display in 1999. Where is it located? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry James


Quote of the Day:
Henry James

To believe in a child is to believe in the future. Through their aspirations they will save the world. With their combined knowledge the turbulent seas of hate and injustice will be calmed. They will champion the causes of life’s underdogs, forging a society without class discrimination. They will supply humanity with music and beauty as it has never known. They will endure. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Sleep Deprivation


Article of the Day:
Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is a period of rest for both the body and mind, the lack of which can result in changes to personality, perceptual processes, and intellectual functioning. Humans are unable to totally abstain from sleep, as the brains of the severely sleep-deprived will automatically shut down for short periods, a phenomenon known as microsleep. There is a genetic disease that leads to complete sleeplessness, but it is fatal. What is the longest a healthy person has stayed awake without using stimulants? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: have (a) skeleton(s) in (one’s)/the closet


Idiom of the Day:
have (a) skeleton(s) in (one’s)/the closet

To have (an) embarassing, unpleasant, damaging, or incriminating secret(s) from one’s past. Primarily heard in US. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: bootless


Word of the Day:
bootless

Definition: (adjective) Unproductive of success.

Synonyms: fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain

Usage: He would like to have done with life and its vanity altogether—so bootless and unsatisfactory the struggle, so cheerless and dreary the prospect seemed to him.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch