Daily Archives: September 3, 2019

Horoscope♉: 09/03/2019


You may feel like someone’s trying to pin you down before you start, Taurus. Perhaps these obstacles are self-imposed. Maybe you’re restricting yourself from doing the things you want to do because you’re afraid they won’t work out. This fear of failure is the pain you feel. Overcoming it is the first step. If you try and fail, you’ll be no worse off than if you never try at all.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Dasa Laksana Parvan (Paryushana)

Today’s Holiday:
Dasa Laksana Parvan (Paryushana)

Dasa Laksana Parvan is a Jain festival observed by the Digambara sect, which is the dominant sect in southern India. This festival usually falls during the latter part of the rainy season, and it may last 10 days instead of eight. Scripture readings focus on different portions of the holy text describing the 10 characteristics to which Jains aspire: forbearance, gentleness, uprightness, purity, truth, restraint, austerity, renunciation, lack of possession, and chastity. For the Svetambara Jains, the dominant sect in northern India, this festival is known as Paryushana. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Richard Wright (1908)

Today’s Birthday:
Richard Wright (1908)

Wright was an American author whose works helped redefine discussions of race in the mid-20th century. The grandson of slaves, he grew up in poverty in the American south. The fictionalized autobiography Black Boy (1945) vividly describes his often harsh childhood and youth. He first came to wide attention with a collection of short stories titled Uncle Tom’s Children (1938) and published his bestselling novel Native Son two years later. Why was he blacklisted in Hollywood? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: George Eastman Receives a Patent for His Kodak Camera (1888)

This Day in History:
George Eastman Receives a Patent for His Kodak Camera (1888)

Eastman was an American industrialist, inventor, and philanthropist. Interested in photographic processes from an early age, he invented roll film in 1884 and perfected a camera designed to use it, called the Kodak camera. In 1892, he established the Eastman Kodak Company and began to mass produce his inventions, transforming photography from an expensive hobby of the few to a relatively inexpensive, popular pastime. What was his contribution to the development of motion pictures? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: W. Somerset Maugham

Quote of the Day:
W. Somerset Maugham

I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don’t. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Gentry

Article of the Day:
The Gentry

The term “gentry,” in general, refers to people of gentle birth, good breeding, or high social position. In England, the term historically referred to the class of English landowners ranking just below the nobility. The gentry, particularly in England and Wales, were those not entitled to sit in the House of Lords. By the later Middle Ages, the gentry included knights, esquires, and gentlemen, and, after the 17th century, baronets. What are some examples of the gentry in other countries? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: brood over

Idiom of the Day:
brood over

To worry anxiously or be despondent about something or someone, especially at great length and in isolation. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: importune

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Beg persistently and urgently.

Synonyms: insist

Usage: She had come to the conclusion that he spoke no other English, and so she ceased to importune him for information.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch