Sumerian astronomers named the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn after their gods. Ancient China named planets after things of nature, like water, fire, or wood. The English names for planets came from the Romans, who named them after their gods and goddesses.
More distant planets were generally titled by the people who found them. They continue with historical trends by naming planets after ancient Greek and Roman gods.
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These days, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has more creative rules for naming new planets.
Broadly, planetary names mirror the identity of the planet: The features of Venus are named after women. The parts of the Martian moon Deimos get their names from authors who wrote about Mars. Some of the naming schemes are playful: Craters on the asteroid Gaspra are named after spas of the world.
In a conclusion that even surprised its editors, the 2021 World Happiness Report found that, amid global hardship, self-reported life satisfaction across 95 countries on average remained steady in 2020 from the previous year.
Stressors such as those we’ve experienced this year can encourage people to craft a different, big-picture concept of happiness. And this, psychologists say, can improve resilience.
Getting things done during your workday shouldn’t mean fitting in doing as much as possible in the sanctioned eight hours.
Do you really need those 30 tasks on your to-do list?
Doing less-is-more of an approach to your to-do list by only focusing on accomplishing things that matter.
Cut out and automate as many non-essential decisions as possible to preserve your mental muscles and willpower.
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