Ron McKay’s Diary: I confess to not knowing what a mindfulness session is, but special flowers have made me feel blooming wonderful – HeraldScotland

I CONFESS to not knowing what a mindfulness session is, and whether its painful, but apparently sticking a couple of planted tubs in your front garden or on the front steps lowers your stress levels, equal to the long-term impact of eight weekly sessions. If nothing else I am a mine of inconsequential trivia. Researchers from the University of Sheffield and the Royal Horticultural Society found 42 bare front gardens in Salford and stuck two identical and stocked planters in them, as well as giving the folk the gardening accoutrements necessary, like a watering can although Im not sure about wellies.

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24 Comments on GM is Paying Cadillac Dealers to Ditch the Brand… – The Truth About Cars

Cadillac dealers disinclined to spend a sackful of money on revamping their businesses to sell and service electric vehicles received some moderately good news this month. General Motors is willing to issue them fat stacks of cash for stores that cannot rationalize the sizable expense of installing charging stations, training staff, and retooling the garage. While it smacks of the consolidation efforts headed by Caddys former President Johan de Nysschen in 2016 with Project Pinnacle, and makes us wonder how the brand plans on turning a profit if it keeps eliminating storefronts, GM thinks buying out dealers who dont want to participate in the EV experience is the way to go

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Culture Of Time: Chess Clocks, Time, And ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ – HODINKEE

Chess is an ancient game, and anyone who plays it can to some degree understand the game's ability to pleasantly absorb the mind or to dominate it. Many mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers have found there's a very particular kind of abstract beauty in the game, but chess has another, darker side. Albert Einstein once said, "Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer." For Beth, chess, it seems, is a refuge and a way to experience order when disorder seems ubiquitous, but Einstein's shackling afflicts her as well

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The hand of God and magnamonius Magnus – nation.lk – The Nation Newspaper

Diego Maradona playing chess at a promotional event in 2011 As the news of Diego Maradonas passing reverberated around the world, football fans all over were plunged into mourning. The controversial genius from Argentina is remembered for many things, but the most iconic moment in his colourful career came in the quarter finals of the 1986 World Cup when he scored a goal with his hand. The referee failed to notice the infringement and the goal was given

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