Quote of the Day

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.
 
Sam Harris

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Sybaritic
 
Pronunciation: /sib-uh-RIT-ik/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) Devoted to or relating to luxury and pleasure.
2) Self-indulgent.
3) Of, relating to, or characteristic of Sybaris or its inhabitants.
 
Etymology: After Sybaris, an ancient Greek city in southern Italy noted for its wealth, whose residents were notorious for their love of luxury. Earliest documented use: 1619.

Fun Fact of the Day

Fun Fact of the Day: Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it a pagan form of pleasure. For 16 years, pie eating and making went underground until the Restoration leaders lifted the ban on pie in 1660.

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Anhedonia
 
Definition: (noun)
 
1) a psychological condition characterized by inability to experience pleasure in normally pleasurable acts.
 
Etymology:
 
First Known Use: 1897; New Latin, from 2a- + Greek hēdonē pleasure