Daily Archives: January 2, 2020

Horoscope♉: 01/02/2020


Even though you might have to work today, Taurus, you should still try and take things fairly easy. You’re just not ready to embrace your workload with your usual vigor. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, as your body may be rebelling from some recent indulgences. Soup and a salad are advisable for lunch, along with plenty of water. By day’s end, you will feel your energy begin to return.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Ball-Catching Festival (Tamaseseri)

Today’s Holiday:
Ball-Catching Festival (Tamaseseri)

This 500-year-old tradition, said to have its roots in the legend of a dragon god (Ryujin) offering two balls to the Empress Jingu (170-269), takes place each year in Higashi-Ku, Fukuoka City, Japan. Two teams of men wearing only loincloths (fundoshi) compete for a ball that weighs about 18 pounds; these teams consist of the Land Team, made up of farmers who work the fields, and the Sea team, composed of fishermen. A Shinto priest awaits the winner to hand him the ball—the size of the harvest or of the catch during the New Year is determined by which team wins. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793)

Today’s Birthday:
Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793)

Mott was an American social reformer and women’s rights advocate. She attended a Quaker boarding school near Poughkeepsie, New York, where she later taught, and became an official Quaker minister in 1821. She was active in the antislavery campaign and lectured widely on social reform. In 1848, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton organized the Seneca Falls Convention, which launched the US women’s suffrage movement. On what issue was Mott’s stance at odds with that of the mainstream women’s movement? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: NASA’s Mars Polar Lander Launched (1999)

This Day in History:
NASA’s Mars Polar Lander Launched (1999)

The distance from Earth to Mars fluctuates between approximately 35 million mi (56 million km) and 63 million mi (101 million km). In 1999, NASA’s Mars Polar Lander, on a mission to analyze soil samples, made the long journey to the Red Planet only to fail to re-establish communications following its entry into Mars’s atmosphere. After the lander was declared lost, an investigation determined that it likely crashed onto the Martian surface. How long did it take the lander to reach Mars? 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

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Khayr ad-Din Barbarossa

Article of the Day:
Khayr ad-Din Barbarossa

Barbarossa was a 16th-century Greek-born Turkish corsair who terrorized the Mediterranean, raiding numerous coastal cities in Spain, Italy, and along North Africa’s Barbary Coast. He offered allegiance to the Ottoman sultan in return for aid that enabled him to capture Algiers, which he then placed under Turkish control. He was made admiral of the Ottoman Empire, conquered Tunisia, and secured the eastern Mediterranean for the Turks for 33 years. How do Turkish seamen honor his memory today? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: go under the hammer

Idiom of the Day:
go under the hammer

To be put up for or sold at auction. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: pretermit

Word of the Day:

Definition: (verb) Leave undone or leave out.

Synonyms: neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, miss, drop

Usage: Tom overslept and would need to pretermit his usual morning workout if he wanted to make it to work on time.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Yoga: Breathing Workout

Yoga: Breathing Workout

Yoga: Breathing Workout


Quote: Be a Leader not a boss

Quote: Be a Leader not a  boss

Quote: Be a Leader not a boss


Watch “Schubert, Trio No. 2, Op. 100, Andante con moto | Ambroise Aubrun, Maëlle Vilbert, Julien Hanck” on YouTube

Watch “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Missa brevis in D major, K 194 (Mass. No. 8)” on YouTube

Watch “Cantus – Dona Nobis Pacem” on YouTube

Patent: The Barbie Doll

Patent: The Barbie Doll

Patent: The Barbie Doll


Quote: 10 Things That Will Speed Up Your Personal Growth

Quote: 10 Things That Will Speed Up Your Personal Growth

Quote: 10 Things That Will Speed Up Your Personal Growth


Quote: Nobody spends…( Milton Friedman)

Quote:  Nobody spends...( Milton Friedman)

Quote: Nobody spends…( Milton Friedman)