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A Esquina do Desencontro

Histórias de Desencontros Ficcionais (ou Não) na Esquina da Vida

A Esquina do Desencontro

Histórias de Desencontros Ficcionais (ou Não) na Esquina da Vida

A História do Que É Simples

O passo descontrolado aproximou-o da casa. Espreitou e sorriu. Ninguém o tinha visto. Ninguém o sonhava. Ninguém o esperava. Havia tempos em que anunciava estrondosamente a sua vinda, mas, agora, desprovido de novidades, esquivava-se a tal incómodo. O simples facto de ali estar, despertava, de novo, sensações caseiras esquecidas. Já não tinha pais. Estava sozinho no mundo. A sua família era ele. Herdara a casa, havia 5 anos e ainda assim, a rotina acompanhava-o naquele doce sentir de voltar ao ninho. Entrou de mansinho. Tudo estava em ordem, tal como deixara. Não gostava de abrir as janelas, porque despertava a curiosidade nos vizinhos. Queria passar despercebido, beber a casa e esquecer o outro mundo lá fora. Sempre que chegava, deitava-se e sonhava. O sonho levava-o numa viagem eterna pelos continentes e mares. Fantasias meticulosas que lhe permitiam experimentar aquilo que apenas podia ler nos livros. Ambicionava mais, mas o comedimento e a vida simples que levava, não o permitiam. Discreto e reservado, assim era conhecido no seio da aldeia e entre pares. A postura perfeita e a compostura imaculada deliciavam aqueles que tinham a sorte de com ele se cruzarem. A sua história é verdadeiramente simples e, por isso, naquele sonho se entrega à liberdade da mente, da alma e do coração, num exercício desregrado de abandono do seu eu mais definido, determinado e contido. A pausa acaba. Desperta repentinamente. A aldeia ganha vida e os sons estridentes do arraial cancelam, uma vez mais, experiências adiadas. Sorri. Tudo está como deve estar.

Rota do Javali (PR2MTG) - Manteigas

A Rota do Javali permite vislumbrar a paisagem humanizada com uma vista panorâmica sobre a Vila de Manteigas, cruzar o interior de florestas magníficas, subir ao topo da ribeira de Leandres e sentir a cascata do “Poço do Inferno”.

Percorrer o caminho feito por Horácio quando se lançou em busca de uma vida melhor. Esta personagem, do romance neo-realista de Ferreira de Casto – A Lã e a Neve, travou duras caminhadas entre Manteigas e a Covilhã na procura de emprego na indústria tecelã, que lhe permitisse comprar casa e poder desposar Idalina, a sua amada. Nesta obra, o autor descreve os lugares por onde Horácio passa de uma forma muito fiel à realidade do património natural de Manteigas, retratando a força da personagem em pleno cenário da Segunda Guerra Mundial, num contraste entre o mundo rural e o proletariado.

ler mais em manteigastrilhosverdes.com

THE MOON MAY HAVE BEEN HABITABLE BILLIONS OF YEARS AGO—WHAT CHANGED?

The Moon today is barren, inhospitable and lifeless. It has no atmosphere, no magnetic field to block harmful space particles, none of the complex chemistry necessary for life to emerge, and to top everything off, it experiences wild variations in temperature.

However, there may have been two periods billions of years ago when conditions on the lunar surface were sufficient to support simple lifeforms, according to a study published in the journalAstrobiology.

In the paper, researchers from Washington State University (WSU) and the University of London suggest these two periods may have occurred around 4 billion years ago, soon after the Moon's formation, and then again around 3.5 billion years ago, when the Earth’s only natural satellite was at the peak of its volcanic activity.

read more in www.newsweek.com

Cyber with Rojas

Cyberattacks are becoming increasingly common, yet many UK CEOs are either ill-prepared or unaware of the risk posed to their business. Jacqueline de Rojas, techUK president, says education is key to combating the bad guys.

Even in the high-tech world of 21st-century business, there is still no such thing as a free lunch. So while the digital revolution presents enormous opportunities to those prepared to embrace them, it also comes with its own share of threats, challenges and risks.

read more in www.thetimes.co.uk

There May Finally Be Something You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Dementia

Most people are familiar with the steps they can take to lower their risk of heart disease and cancer. Choosing your diet carefully, exercising and quitting smoking have all been shown to lower the risk of these diseases.

But when it comes to dementia — including dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease — scientists haven’t found many actionable steps that people can take to lower their risk. Genes play a prominent role in who develops dementia, especially Alzheimer’s, and age is also a dominant factor in the degenerative brain disorder, but neither are under human control.

read more in time.com

5 Ways To Become An Independent Thinker And Show Your Leadership

Independent thinkers are refreshing. They use their own lens to filter information and inform their thoughts. Independent thinkers don’t allow other people’s thinking to become their thinking. They don’t adopt information “as is.”

It takes courage to have your own thoughts. Saying something different from the majority or the loud minority can make you vulnerable to attack. An urge to remain silent to feel safe is what makes people vulnerable to groupthink, which can discourage originality or accountability.

read more in www.forbes.com

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Cities can be miserable during heat waves. All that concrete and asphalt soaks up the sun’s rays, pushing temperatures up even further. Tall buildings can block cooling breezes. Exhaust from cars and air-conditioners just adds to the swelter.

This is known as the urban heat island effect: A large city’s built-up environment can make it 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the surrounding countryside during the day and up to 22 degrees warmer at night. That extra heat is becoming a serious public health problem. On average, 650 Americans die each year from heat-related causes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates, and global warming is only expected to make things worse.

read more in www.nytimes.com

The Leadership Maker Movement

Rarely a day goes by without news about the maker movement — the DIY culture of hackers and traditional crafters that, with advances in 3D printing, is producing a dizzying range of items from simple toys to bespoke prosthetics and even complete buildings. These technological leaps are revolutionizing manufacturing and creating a follow-on effect in other industries along the supply and delivery chain, as well.

read more in www.strategy-business.com

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