1. "He, who is master of himself and has command over his emotions, has at his feet the whole wide world and everything therein." - Paul Fleming, 1641 ("Wer sein selbst Meister ist und sich beherrschen kann, dem ist die weite Welt und alles untertan.") Woman meditating. Photo:DPA Paul Fleming, a famous early modern German poet ended his 1641 poem “An Sich”, or “To Oneself” with this phrase. Written at a time when a third of the German kingdom had died from the devastation of the 30-Years War and the plague, Fleming wrote in the spirit of living, commanding himself to live compassionately but without too much reservation. Fleming’s words still appear to hold weight in today’s society, in which the practice of mindfulness and meditation are becoming the latest trend, focusing on self-love and self-control. You could probably imagine having to chant these words to yourself as part of a meditation practice. 2. "Live like, when you … [Read more...] about 9 of the most profound things ever said in German
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Tamer Fakahany, Associated Press Updated 4:54 am, Monday, June 11, 2018 Photo: Yong Teck Lim, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A bus carrying the North Korean security delegation leaves the St. Regis Hotel where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is staying in Singapore, Monday, June 11, 2018, ahead of the summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. less A bus carrying the North Korean security delegation leaves the St. Regis Hotel where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is staying in Singapore, Monday, June 11, 2018, ahead of the summit between Kim and U.S. ... more Photo: Yong Teck Lim, AP What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It's the summit eve in Singapore. Global anticipation of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's … [Read more...] about What happened in Singapore on the eve of Trump-Kim summit?
By Emily Badger Published 3:36 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018 Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images 2016 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Fox News’ Sean Hannity is one of many people who own real estate through limited liability companies. Fox News’ Sean Hannity is one of many people who own real estate through limited liability companies. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images 2016 How it has become so easy to hide in the housing market 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When Fox News host Sean Hannity was revealed last month to be a property owner and landlord of considerable scale, it highlighted how opaque the housing market has become. Owning real estate in limited liability companies, as the Guardian reported that Hannity does, is a perfectly legal and increasingly popular practice. But the whiff of secrecy … [Read more...] about How it has become so easy to hide in the housing market
Passengers traveling to, from or within the European Union may be owed money if "the flight is delayed by more than three hours [or] the flight is canceled, and you don't arrive at your destination within two hours of your original scheduled arrival time," Henrik Zillmer, the chief executive of AirHelp, said in an email. … [Read more...] about When bad things happen to good European Union-protected travelers, AirHelp may lend a hand
PARENTING 04/04/2018 04:58 pm ET “What do you know about the Me Too movement?” By Alanna Vagianos 780 A new video from the YouTube channel Cut shows just how difficult it can be for parents to have a nuanced and educational discussion about sexual assault with their children. The video, “Parents Explain #MeToo,” was published Monday and features three parents discussing the Me Too movement with their respective children. The youngest kid, Nolan, appears to be in elementary school and has the discussion of sexual abuse with his mother, Nicole. Ileana appears to be in middle school and also chats about the issue with her mother. The oldest kid featured in the video, Mieraye, and her mother share stories of sexual harassment and assault, and how they can combat these behaviors. “What do you know about the Me Too movement?” Ileana’s mother asks her. When Ileana responds to her mother that she doesn’t know … [Read more...] about Parents Explain The Me Too Movement To Their Kids In Emotional Video