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Face of the day


“This time of year always makes me sad because we met at Christmastime and fell in love that winter. He drove a yellow cab during the day, and if I ever called, he’d drop everything and drive to Westchester to see me. I have so many memories of his cab pulling up in a snowstorm. I haven’t changed anything in the apartment since he died. For the longest time I couldn’t even sleep in our bed. I laid a mat on the floor. I don’t cook the foods that he liked anymore. I try to avoid the streets that we walked down together. I used to write letters to him, but that made me too sad. So now I just light an incense on the piano every morning.”

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Word of the day

The word for today is…

penurious (adj) – 1. Poverty-stricken; destitute.
2. Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
3. Scanty or meager.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1590s, from penury + -ous, or else from Medieval Latin penuriosus, from Latin penuria “penury.” Originally “poverty-stricken, in a state of penury;” meaning “stingy” is first attested 1630s.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 31

20She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.

Tuesday nightCap

Fake meat is healthier, tastier and could ruin our lives


Today’s Trivia


Welcome to Daily Trivia. There is a game to play here. The photo above relates to one of the items below. The first reader to correctly tell us in the comments what item the photo belongs to, and why, gets bragging rights. Sometimes they are obvious, other times the obvious answer is the decoy. Can you figure it out tonight?

A dog named Greyfriars Bobby in Scotland sat by his owner’s grave for 14 years until he eventually passed away. (Source)

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Question: Who writes the “news”?


German engineering at its finest


Daily Roundup