Monthly Archives: August 2019

Yoga: Parsvottanasana Intense side stretch pose


Yoga: Parsvottanasana Intense side stretch pose

Yoga: Parsvottanasana Intense side stretch pose

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Horoscope♉: 08/27/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/27/2019

Have you been thinking about adopting a pet? Even if you haven’t, a lovely little dog or cat could come into your life now and show signs of wanting to stay with you, Taurus. Don’t let mundane considerations get in your way. An animal could bring a lot of joy into your life now. Your health should continue to thrive, though your energy might come and go in spurts.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Helsinki Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Helsinki Festival

The largest cultural event in the Nordic countries is the Helsinki Festival. First held in 1967, its programming includes music from all periods—rock, jazz, opera, symphonic music, and chamber works—as well as theater, ballet, circus, and art and photo exhibitions. Among the many musical events is what is known as the Festival Informal, a series where artists and visitors meet informally for “relaxed performances.” Events are held in the city’s parks and arcades as well as in the modern Finlandia Hall and the Finnish National Theatre and Opera. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Theodore Dreiser (1871)


Today’s Birthday:
Theodore Dreiser (1871)

Dreiser was a novelist and pioneer of naturalism in American literature. After working as a journalist, magazine editor, and publisher, he published his first novel, Sister Carrie, which was denounced as scandalous. In 1915, the withdrawal of his autobiographical novel, The Genius, from distribution on moral grounds ignited a national anticensorship campaign supported by most of the leading literary figures of the day. Whose murder inspired his An American Tragedy? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)


This Day in History:
Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)

In its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the Sun, Mars is twice as bright as the brightest star in the sky. The Red Planet was even more visible in 2003, when it made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 35 million mi (56 million km) of us. An email sent during the 2003 approach has spawned hoax emails saying that during an upcoming approach Mars will appear as big as the Moon. When is the next time Mars will be as close as it was in 2003? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot


Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Táin Bó Cúailnge: The Cattle Raid of Cooley


Article of the Day:
Táin Bó Cúailnge: The Cattle Raid of Cooley

Set in the 1st century BCE and recorded between the 8th and 11th centuries, Táin Bó Cúailnge—The Cattle Raid of Cooley—is the central and longest text of the Ulster cycle, a group of early Irish legends about the pagan heroes of the pre-Christian age. The hero of this tale is 17-year-old Cuchulain, an Irish Achilles who single-handedly defended the province of Ulster against the armies of Ireland, led by Queen Medb. What mythical beast had Medb hoped to capture in the attack? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: big break


Idiom of the Day:
big break

A fortuitous moment, opportunity, or turn of events of great consequence, especially as relates to one’s career. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: beseem


Word of the Day:
beseem

Definition: (verb) Accord or comport with.

Synonyms: befit, suit

Usage: Therefore it beseems us as true knights to prick on bravely, not idly weep.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Yoga: the sunbird pose


Yoga: the sunbird pose

Yoga: the sunbird pose

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Yoga: Common mistakes in Chaturanga


Yoga: Common mistakes in Chaturanga

Yoga: Common mistakes in Chaturanga

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Horoscope♉: 08/26/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/26/2019

A missed communication – or miscommunication – with a romantic partner could find you waiting in the wrong place, Taurus. If you’re planning to get together with someone special tonight, make sure you get the full details of the location, including the exact address, cross street, and driving directions. Write it down! And don’t forget to note the time.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Helsinki Festival


Today’s Holiday:
Helsinki Festival

The largest cultural event in the Nordic countries is the Helsinki Festival. First held in 1967, its programming includes music from all periods—rock, jazz, opera, symphonic music, and chamber works—as well as theater, ballet, circus, and art and photo exhibitions. Among the many musical events is what is known as the Festival Informal, a series where artists and visitors meet informally for “relaxed performances.” Events are held in the city’s parks and arcades as well as in the modern Finlandia Hall and the Finnish National Theatre and Opera. More..: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Theodore Dreiser (1871)


Today’s Birthday:
Theodore Dreiser (1871)

Dreiser was a novelist and pioneer of naturalism in American literature. After working as a journalist, magazine editor, and publisher, he published his first novel, Sister Carrie, which was denounced as scandalous. In 1915, the withdrawal of his autobiographical novel, The Genius, from distribution on moral grounds ignited a national anticensorship campaign supported by most of the leading literary figures of the day. Whose murder inspired his An American Tragedy? More…
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This Day in History: Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)


This Day in History:
Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)

In its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the Sun, Mars is twice as bright as the brightest star in the sky. The Red Planet was even more visible in 2003, when it made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 35 million mi (56 million km) of us. An email sent during the 2003 approach has spawned hoax emails saying that during an upcoming approach Mars will appear as big as the Moon. When is the next time Mars will be as close as it was in 2003? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: George Eliot


Quote of the Day:
George Eliot

In so complex a thing as human nature, we must consider, it is hard to find rules without exception. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Táin Bó Cúailnge: The Cattle Raid of Cooley


Article of the Day:
Táin Bó Cúailnge: The Cattle Raid of Cooley

Set in the 1st century BCE and recorded between the 8th and 11th centuries, Táin Bó Cúailnge—The Cattle Raid of Cooley—is the central and longest text of the Ulster cycle, a group of early Irish legends about the pagan heroes of the pre-Christian age. The hero of this tale is 17-year-old Cuchulain, an Irish Achilles who single-handedly defended the province of Ulster against the armies of Ireland, led by Queen Medb. What mythical beast had Medb hoped to capture in the attack? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: big break


Idiom of the Day:
big break

A fortuitous moment, opportunity, or turn of events of great consequence, especially as relates to one’s career. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: beseem


Word of the Day:
beseem

Definition: (verb) Accord or comport with.

Synonyms: befit, suit

Usage: Therefore it beseems us as true knights to prick on bravely, not idly weep.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

A guide to the triangle pose


A guide to the triangle pose

A guide to the triangle pose

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Watch “Evgeny Kissin: Mussorgski – Pictures at an Exhibition” on YouTube


Watch “Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor – Oistrakh / Khachaturian / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra” on YouTube


Watch “Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto Op. 7 – Francesco Nicolosi” on YouTube


Common mistakes in happy baby pose


Common  mistakes in  happy baby pose

Common mistakes in happy baby pose

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Common mistakes in boat pose


Common mistakes in boat pose

Common mistakes in boat pose

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Kephonic-Lordotic Posture: addressing chronic neck pain


Kephonic-Lordotic Posture: addressing chronic neck pain

Kephonic-Lordotic Posture: addressing chronic neck pain

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Horoscope♉: 08/25/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/25/2019

Is the stock market taking a nosedive again, Taurus? Is this causing you to worry about your investments? Relax! The situation is likely temporary, and your stocks and bonds will probably regain their former value, if not surpass it. However, this isn’t a good day to make new investments or even to open a bank account. Wait a few days.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Grasmere Sports


Today’s Holiday:
Grasmere Sports

This annual event in England’s Lake District began in the 1800s to encourage Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling, but it has since expanded to include other traditional Lake District sports. Fell running (a fell is a highland plateau), another traditional sport, is an all-out race to the top of the nearest mountain and back. Hound trailing, which reflects the Lake District’s importance as a center for fox hunting, is done on foot with packs of hounds that run across the fells after their prey. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Althea Gibson (1927)


Today’s Birthday:
Althea Gibson (1927)

Gibson, a US tennis player, was the first African-American woman to compete on the world tennis tour. Though tennis had essentially been segregated until that time, she was finally given an opportunity to play at the US Championships in 1950. Having broken the color barrier, she went on to become the first black person to win Wimbledon. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1971. In 1964, Gibson became the first African-American player in what other sports organization? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: WWII: The Liberation of Paris (1944)


This Day in History:
WWII: The Liberation of Paris (1944)

The Liberation of Paris is considered the last battle of the Normandy Campaign to free France from German occupation. In July, about a month after the Allied invasions of southern France and Normandy, Allied ground troops finally broke out of the beachheads and began a rapid advance across northern France. With help from the French resistance, Free French and US forces and liberated Paris in August. Why did the German military governor of Paris disobey Hitler’s order to leave the city in ruins? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Jonathan Swift


Quote of the Day:
Jonathan Swift

I would rather be a freeman among slaves than a slave among freemen. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal


Article of the Day:
The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal

The Royal Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh was the first systematically organized library in West Asia. It was created by Ashurbanipal, the last great Assyrian king, who reigned in the 7th century BCE and controlled most of the then-known world. Excavations at the site have uncovered thousands of clay tablets constituting today’s chief source of knowledge about ancient Mesopotamia. The collection includes historical and scientific literature, flood and creation myths, and what famous epic? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: barnburner


Idiom of the Day:
barnburner

Any thing, event, or occasion that is especially exciting, impressive, and/or successful. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: synthetic


Word of the Day:
synthetic

Definition: (adjective) Not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially.

Synonyms: man-made

Usage: I am a great animal lover and will not even wear synthetic leather for fear that it will be mistaken for the real thing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Horoscope♉: 08/23/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/23/2019

You feel indecisive when it comes to a romantic situation, Taurus. You might ask yourself questions about how to proceed. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. Take things one step at a time. The more you read into each small gesture, the crazier you will drive yourself. Don’t run around in circles. Confront the issues.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival


Today’s Holiday:
WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival

The WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival is held every year in late August in Portland, Maine. More than 300 artists typically display their work at the outdoor event, which draws thousands of visitors to the festival area. The exhibit is juried, with cash prizes for first, second, and third place. For the fourth prize, the winning art work becomes part of the permanent art collection of the festival sponsor, local television station WCSH 6. Its organizers bill it as the largest and oldest one-day art show in northern New England. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Lavinia Fontana (1552)


Today’s Birthday:
Lavinia Fontana (1552)

One of the few female Italian artists of the 16th century, Lavinia Fontana was the daughter of Italian mannerist painter Prospero Fontana. She was a fashionable portrait painter in Bologna and Rome who was especially noted for the vibrant color and detail of her works. Her self-portraits and a portrait of Pope Gregory XIII show a fine decorative sense in the treatment of costume. She was also a painter of religious subjects. What are some of her major works? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Pluto Gets Demoted (2006)


This Day in History:
Pluto Gets Demoted (2006)

Although it was recognized as a planet for decades, Pluto is much smaller than the other planets in our solar system and more closely resembles a giant comet nucleus. Consequently, the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto to the category of dwarf planet, which reflected astronomers’ conclusion that it is a member of the Kuiper belt, a strip of billions of icy bodies orbiting the Sun beyond the orbit of Neptune. What objects in the outer region of the solar system exceed Pluto in size? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Oscar Wilde


Quote of the Day:
Oscar Wilde

What a man really has, is what is in him. What is outside of him should be a matter of no importance. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle


Article of the Day:
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is a collection of Old English monastic chronicles detailing England’s history from the start of the Christian era to 1154. Monks began compiling the chronicles in the 9th century and revised them into the 12th century. Much of the very early material is drawn from Bede’s history, but from the period of the wars of the Saxons and Danes onward, most of the annals are original. The writing is generally in prose but includes several poems, including one about what battle? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: a bit of a stretch


Idiom of the Day:
a bit of a stretch

A mild exaggeration beyond the truth or what is likely the case. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: flip-flop


Word of the Day:
flip-flop

Definition: (verb) Reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action).

Synonyms: alternate, interchange, tack, switch

Usage: Larry may promise you a ticket now, but I would not be surprised if he flip-flops on that decision later.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

The 7 Chakras & Endocrine System


The 7 Chakras & Endocrine System

The 7 Chakras & Endocrine System

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Awakening chakras with mudras and mantras


Awakening chakras with mudras and mantras

Awakening chakras with mudras and mantras

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Horoscope♉: 08/23/2019


Horoscope♉:
08/23/2019

You feel indecisive when it comes to a romantic situation, Taurus. You might ask yourself questions about how to proceed. Don’t get overwhelmed by all the possibilities. Take things one step at a time. The more you read into each small gesture, the crazier you will drive yourself. Don’t run around in circles. Confront the issues.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Vulcanalia


Today’s Holiday:
Vulcanalia

Vulcan was the ancient Roman god of volcanic or destructive fire. The Vulcanalia, or festival in honor of Vulcan, was held on August 23, right at the time of year when forest fires might be expected and when the stored grain was in danger of burning. For this reason Vulcan’s cult was very prominent at Ostia, where Rome’s grain was stored. At the Vulcanalia, which was observed in Egypt, in Athens, and in Rome, the priest or flamen Volcanis performed a sacrifice, and the heads of families burned small fish they had caught in the Tiber River. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gene Kelly (1912)


Today’s Birthday:
Gene Kelly (1912)

Kelly was an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and movie director. After training at his mother’s dance school in Pittsburgh, he moved to New York in 1938 and danced in Broadway musicals. His athletic style later became a hallmark of the movie musical. His most famous performance came in Singin’ in the Rain, which he also helped choreograph and direct. His achievements earned him a special Academy Award in 1952. With what animated character did Kelly dance in Anchors Aweigh? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed (1927)


This Day in History:
Sacco and Vanzetti Are Executed (1927)

The 1920 armed robbery and murder trial of the young Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti was one of the most controversial in US history. Though some believed the verdict was just, others argued that the two men were innocent and were only found guilty because they were immigrants and political radicals. Their defenders waged a fierce legal and public relations battle to save the men’s lives, but they were executed in 1927. What declaration about the verdict was made in 1977? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Miguel de Cervantes


Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

Trying to stop slanderers’ tongues is like trying to put gates to the open plain. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Ladybugs


Article of the Day:
Ladybugs

Coccinellidae is a family of about 5,000 beetles known in the US as ladybugs and in the UK as ladybirds. The insect’s name originated in the Middle Ages, when it was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and called “beetle of Our Lady,” likely because Mary was often depicted in a red cloak in early paintings and because the seven spots on the species most common in Europe were associated with her seven joys and seven sorrows. A common myth is that the number of spots on a ladybug’s back indicates what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch