Culture

Thanks, Gracias, Xiexie

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Say thank you to deepen a friendship, repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it, you'll like it.

I was taught from a young age to say thank you. It’s the polite thing to do! I teach my children and students to show appreciation and respect and expect them to do so when they received kindness from others.

ELECTION

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My wife and I watched a film called Election this weekend. As an educator, t first I liked the student but then changed my mind.

Eventually, it develops into involuntary laughter to the end of the story of deserved and undeserved comeuppance for the two main characters. If alien archeologists ever land on Earth long after we're gone and want to appreciate the true human spirit, this film will be a piton on their climb.

This film perfectly captures the raw ambition and psychopathy of that type of bloodless overachiever who will do anything, including cheating to win.

HOMINI

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Who are we, what happened, when did we arrive, where have we come from, why are we here, and how can we learn to get along?

There are at least 20 hominin species that are part of the tree of life. At least half of these species are based on fossils unearthed in the last three decades alone.

Scientists are at the forefront of research on the migration, characteristics, and capabilities of early human relatives, and the origin and cultural development of Homo sapiens.

The Tempest

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This world is a wicked place with lots of evil people ( “devils” ). You don't have to go to “hell” to meet them. They are here.

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

― William Shakespeare, The Tempest

The Republican Party is shipwrecked and tormented by an old man who is the leader of the GOP and all his slaves?

Broken Heart Tragedy

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What is broken heart syndrome? The condition is scientifically known as Takutsubo cardiomyopathy and it can become deadly.

Takutsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, is a temporary heart condition that can be brought on by extreme emotional or physical stress.

USA Middle Class Disaster

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Our American middle class keeps shrinking, according to social scientists. The alarming figure keeps dropping by double digits.

It has been a slowly developing catastrophe, that causes great damage to the quality of life of the average USA resident:

it is a bipartisan problem with a required unified solution that shows a dangerous move in the wrong direction. Gone are the days when America was self-sufficient and our youth worked hard, studied more, and learned mostly?

4/20 DAY

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Today is 4/20 and the day stoners, everywhere on earth celebrate their favorite herb. They call it Mary Jane or Maria Juana.

It was nearly twenty years ago this day that it was considered an evil weed, but over time and in the past decade, nearly 20 states across the USA plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use.

4/20 is a date that both marijuana smokers and non-smokers recognize as a national holiday for cannabis culture. Yet few actually know how the date got chosen.

Pix To Please

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Check out these hilarious moments spotted of people enjoying the,selves at several different locations in NYC and elsewhere.

Most folks, me, myself, and I included always enjoy looking at many funny photos to try and stay in a good mood. 

Don’t you just find it delightful to see a vacation photo you've never seen, or haven’t seen in a long time?

A Paradise In The Bronx

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There is a special small island nestled behind Pelham Park in The Bronx called City Island - A Slice of New York City Paradise.

City Island is a neighborhood in the northeasternmost section of New York City. This small gem is approximately 1.5 miles long by 0.5 miles wide. City Island is a natural trifecta located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay.