25th May: Memorial Day

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Memorial Day (previously, but now seldom, called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States,while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of autumn.

Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces,and Armed Forces Day, an unofficial U.S. holiday (earlier in May) for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces.

TV deludes us to keep us company

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Often watching TV is almost inevitable, because it is the only means of distraction during lunch or dinner, and above all it is a company for those who live only at home. In recent years, some channels have introduced the so-called TV marathons (siticom or talkshow) which I assume are a purely American invention. But how well does TV really do us? I believe that TV does well when it distracts us in the right measure from our daily thoughts.

The internet is also a distraction. But it is different. For those who are thirsty for knowledge, the web is a form of addiction because one can always find something that enriches one’s knowledge. For those who are thirsty for trash, TV is the greatest danger, because nowadays almost all transmissions are transformed into trash.

♫ DRAKE – Toosie Slide

 

Lyric

Black leather gloves, no sequins
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy
Don’t you wanna dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson
I could give you thug passion
It’s a Thriller in the trap where we from
Baby, don’t you want to dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson
I could give you satisfaction
And you know we out here everyday with it
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy (who’s bad?)
Two thousand shorties wanna tie the knot, ayy, yeah
Two hundred shooters on my brother’s block, whoa, yeah
Petal off a rose like, I love her her not, maybe not
I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I can’t stop, whoa, yeah
Won’t stop, whoa, yeah, never stop
Got so many opps, I be mistakin’ opps for other opps
Got so many people that I love out of troubled spots
Other than the family I got, it’s either you or me
That’s just how I think, it’s either you or me
This life got too deep for you, baby
Two or three of us about to creep where they stayin’
Black leather gloves, no sequins
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m sayin’ either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy (who’s bad?)
Toosie slide, then I hit it double time
Then I hit a spin ’cause we spun their block a couple times
If it’s not the right time, there’ll always be another time
I’m not even trippin’, we’ll just see ’em in the summertime, whoa, yeah
Can’t describe the pressure I be puttin’ on myself, yeah
Really I just can’t afford to lose nobody else, yeah
If they movin’ shaky, we’ll just do this shit ourselves, whoa
If I’m movin’ shaky, Chubbs’ll do this shit himself, yeah
Solo niggas, on they YOLO for real
Heard a lot about you, but we don’t know for real
Next time, guarantee the truth’ll get revealed
Black leather gloves, no sequins, yeah
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy
Don’t you wanna dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson (Jackson)
I could give you thug passion (passion)
It’s a Thriller in the trap where we from (where we from)
Baby, don’t you want to dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson (Jackson)
I could give you satisfaction (‘faction)
And you know we out here everyday with it
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m sayin’ either way, we ’bout to slide
(Who’s bad?)

♫ AVA MAX – King & Queens

 

LYRIC

If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Can’t live without me, you wanna’ but you can’t, no, no, no
Think it’s funny, but honey, can’t run this show on your own
I can feel my body shake, there’s only so much I can take
I’ll show you how a real queen behaves, oh
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But if I had one, it’d be bigger than yours
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head
Gonna change it and make it a world you won’t forget
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak but that is so wrong
But I’m stronger than I ever was before
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
In chess, the king can move one space at a time
But queens are free to go wherever they like
You get too close, you’ll get a royalty high
So breathe it in to feel the love
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own

You have to check the calendar (or your agenda) a few times a week

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Always looking at your agenda makes you mad … You always have to find the right balance. Never, as at this moment, is this Peanuts maxim true. In fact, in the time of the Coronavirus people had to reinvent their day, often out of the ordinary. Always looking at the calendar automates too much our creativity or inventiveness in doing things, often making us mechanical and devoid of any interest in details about things …

♫ Kate Perry – Daisies

 

LYRIC

Told them your dreams, and they all started laughing
I guess you’re out of your mind ’til it actually happens

I’m the small town
One in seven billion
Why can’t it be me?

They told me I was out there, tried to knock me down
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies
They said I’m going nowhere, tried to count me out
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies

When did we all stop believing in magic?
Why did we put all our hopes in a box in the attic?

I’m the long shot
I’m the Hail Mary
Why can’t it be me?

They told me I was out there, tried to knock me down
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies
They said I’m going nowhere, tried to count me out
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies

Hey, hey
Oh, cover me in daisies
Hey, hey

I’m the small town
One in seven billion
Why can’t it be me?

They told me I was out there, tried to knock me down
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies
They said I’m going nowhere, tried to count me out (Count me out)
Took those sticks and stones, showed ‘em I could build a house
They tell me that I’m crazy, but I’ll never let ‘em change me
‘Til they cover me in daisies, daisies, daisies

7th May: How to see the last supermoon of 2020

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The SuperLuna show returns, even if it will be the last time for 2020 in which we will be able to attend this particular “space” show. Thursday 7 May the sky will give us the last Super Moon of the year. It will be the fourth and last of 2020, after those of February, March and April. Our satellite, in fact, will reach the Full Moon phase that day near its perigee (i.e. the minimum distance from Earth, which will touch at 05.05 on 7 May, 359655 km from us, against an average distance of just over of 384,000 km), so it will be a little closer, brighter and a little bigger than usual.

This “overlap” between full moon and passage to the perigee is now popularly referred to as “super moon”. The term, in itself, has no scientific value: in astronomy we prefer to speak of the Full Moon at Perigeo, but undoubtedly the nickname “Superluna” has a charm of its own. After this last appointment in 2020, the Superluna will return on April 27, 2021. Regarding its “floral identity”, the full moon of May was tied by the Native Americans to the flowers of the fields, which are abundant at this time of the year..

6th May: International No Diet Day

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Today, May 6, the day is dedicated to the fight against obsessive diets: International No Diet Day.

This day does not want to deny the importance of keeping fit and paying attention to one’s health, but wants to focus attention on all those eating disorders that can arise from the bad relationship we have with our body, leading us to follow diets, only capable of being harmful to ourselves, because they are not properly calibrated, as any good diet should be.

In No Diet Day it aims to help with the acceptance of one’s weight, raise awareness of the discrimination faced by those who are overweight and want to remember the fact that there is a great chance that diets will fail.

The idea of ​​this day was born in Great Britain in 1992 from the mind of ex-anorexic Mary Evans Young, founder of the Diet Breakers association and author of books in which she also tells about her past linked to an anorexia nervosa problem.

Since 1992, the No Diet Day has been celebrated on May 6 especially in England, but also in the rest of the world.

Elon Musk made Tesla’s shares lose 10 percent with a tweet

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American businessman Elon Musk wrote on Twitter on Friday that the value of the shares of his tech company Tesla was too high, according to him. In just a few minutes, Tesla’s shares lost nearly 10 percent on the stock exchange, going from over $ 760 each to less than $ 690: a loss of capitalization – that is, the total value of the shares – of about 14 billion overall, and about 3 billion for Musk’s share only.

Musk is known for his controversial and seemingly impulsive tweets, which in the past had already created major consequences for society. In 2018, he announced cryptically on Twitter that Tesla would withdraw from the stock exchange, which hadn’t happened. The SEC, the U.S. stock exchange control agency, therefore requested that from then on its tweets with sensitive information should have been approved by an external commission. The Wall Street Journal asked Musk in an email if he was joking in the tweet and if he had checked before publishing it: “No,” Musk replied laconically.

May is Here

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Today is May 1st, labor day in many countries around the world. Difficult to talk on this day when many workers risk their work due to the crisis for the Coronavirus. I will just hope that every state takes the right steps to deal with the epidemic.