A new page in the book of life:  Friday, 24 November, 2017
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Toady's tidbits for today /  Don't skip breakfast! Start the day with some food for thought.
Words to keep
"True wisdom, which is not certain of anything in this world of contradictions, would have prevented him from attaining his present position. It would have alarmed his superiors, and done away with his chances of promotion. His promotion had been very rapid." —Joseph Conrad (The Secret Agent)
Literature & arts
The novel Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, has four heroines. Their names are Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, and they're sisters growing up in the United States at the time of the Civil War. They're anxiously awaiting the return of their father, an Army chaplain. The main character among them is Jo, a tomboy struggling through her passage to womanhood, love, and marriage. Each sister has a distinct personality, and together they have made this novel a perennial favorite of young readers.
Toady's teaser for today /  Look tomorrow!
Q:  In the story of Aladdin, how many wishes does the genie of the magic lamp grant to the owner of the lamp?
Yesterday's teaser
Q:  How much do TV commercials influence our buying decisions?
A:  Very little, according to one study. A researcher in the United States who monitored a group of consumers found that their choice of products was affected far less by commercials than by discounts at the store.
Toady's triathlon for today / Here are three quick exercises to get you going!
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