Daily Archives: February 7, 2020

Horoscope♉: 02/07/2020


Don’t fall into the “poor me” trap today, Taurus. When things repeatedly don’t go the way you want, or bad things happen to you, it can be very easy to fall into a victim mentality. Yet while we can’t always control what happens around and to us, we always have the choice as to how we’re going to handle it. Grieving can be a critical element to healing, but there’s a fine line. Choose to keep going and insist on being better to yourself.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Torch Fights

Today’s Holiday:
Torch Fights

Torch fights are still popular in some rural areas in Korea to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year (Sol). Neighboring farming villages form their own teams and fight each other with torches made of burning bundles of straw. A hill is usually the designated battleground, and the torch-bearers gather there and wait for the full moon to rise, at which point a gong signals the beginning of the battle. Members of each team rush their opponents, brandishing their lit torches. While no one usually gets hurt in this game, participants generally go home with singed hair and clothing. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jules Gabriel Verne (1828)

Today’s Birthday:
Jules Gabriel Verne (1828)

Verne was a French novelist credited with originating the modern genre of science fiction. Early on, he was interested in theater and wrote librettos for operas. Later, he drew upon his knowledge of science and geography to write romances of extraordinary journeys, which quickly became very popular. He wrote more than 50 books in his lifetime, including A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days. Why did Verne’s nephew shoot him in the leg in 1886? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: NASDAQ Stock Market Begins Trading (1971)

This Day in History:
NASDAQ Stock Market Begins Trading (1971)

When the NASDAQ stock exchange began trading in 1971, it was the world’s first electronic stock market. Founded in New York by the National Association of Securities Dealers, NASDAQ initially existed as computer bulletin board system that did not yet connect buyers and sellers. Today, it lists more companies and has more trading volume than any other US electronic stock exchange. In 2007, NASDAQ acquired the oldest stock exchange in America for $652 million. Which exchange did NASDAQ buy? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Darwin

Quote of the Day:
Charles Darwin

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives—of approving of some and disapproving of others. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The House of Esterházy

Article of the Day:
The House of Esterházy

The House of Esterházy was a Hungarian noble family that rose to prominence in the Middle Ages and had, by the 18th century, acquired the most land of any family in the Habsburg Empire and accumulated more wealth than the emperor himself. Esterházys held important governmental, ecclesiastical, diplomatic, and military posts in Hungary well into the 20th century. One of the most generous art patrons of all time, Nikolaus Joseph Esterházy built Esterházy palace and supported what famous composer? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: grasp in the dark

Idiom of the Day:
grasp in the dark

To seek out a solution, meaning, or sense of purpose in a blind, aimless, or uncertain manner. Often used in the progressive tense. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: veracious

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Precisely accurate.

Synonyms: right

Usage: The trial transcript provides me with a veracious account of all that transpired in the courtroom.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote: The Eisenhower Matrix

Quote: The Eisenhower Matrix

Quote: The Eisenhower Matrix


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