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Quote of the Day

"It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are."

Malala Yousafzai

Writing Prompt of the Day

How Often Does Your Family Eat Together?

Day's Conversation Starter

What are some goals you have failed to accomplish?

Joke of the Day

My uncle named his dogs Rolex and Timex. They're his watch dogs!

Top Fun Fact

Paper bags aren't any better for the environment than plastic ones.

History Fact

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton Lost the Nuclear Launch Codes

The former president seriously lost the personal ID number needed to confirm nuclear launches. And not just briefly. For, like, months on end. This is all according to the then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who (understandably) called this misstep a "gargantuan deal."

Weird Laws

Mississippi: No limits on Big Gulp size

Mississippi believes in a person’s inalienable right to consume Big Gulps. Following former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s contentious attempt to restrict the size of soft drinks sold throughout the city, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law preventing his state’s lawmakers from enacting rules that limit portion sizes. Thanks in part to the “Anti-Bloomberg Bill,” one in three Mississippians remains obese.

Foody Things

Khachapuri at Laguna Grill in Batumi, Georgia

This specialty from the country of Georgia seems simple at first: a combination of dough and cheese. But at Laguna Grill, the dish is taken to the next level with the indulgent addition of butter and egg. The restaurant also boasts a few intriguing plays on the classic, including a version made with smoked cheese.

Movie/TV Trivia

John Wick: Chapter 2

Keanu Reeves performed about 95 percent of the fight scenes himself. To prepare for the role, Keanu trained for three months. His training consisted of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, marksmanship, and driving.

Movie/TV Quote

"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Forrest Gump, 1994