Newsletter 196


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

[1]This Year, Change Your Mind
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      1. http://b.rw/dQfCHY

Oliver Sacks | NYT | 1 January 2011

Make a new-year resolution to stay mentally fit. Learn a language. Take up
  beekeeping. Anything to keep your mind active, engaged, flexible and
  playful. Brain has amazing capacity to grow and adapt, even late in life.

[2]Incredible Shrinking Sound Bite
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      2. http://b.rw/dK5CAk

Craig Fehrman | Boston Globe | 1 January 2011

Average politician's soundbite on US national TV fell from 43 seconds in
  1968 to 8 seconds in 2008. Same happened in print 100 years earlier. Direct
  quotes shrank. But it wasn't dumbing down. Media was getting better at
  editing

[3]Wikileaks And Global Action
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      3. http://b.rw/hoFS2g

Clay Shirky | 31 December 2010

Cablegate isn't a re-run of Pentagon Papers. US media has national
  loyalties, even when attacking US policy—as during Vietnam war. Wikileaks,
  as a rootless global player, isn't loyal to anybody. No constraints on its
  behaviour

[4]Wake Up, Smell The Mint Tea
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      4. http://b.rw/ihdDHx

Grace Dent | Guardian | 1 January 2011

Diary of a detox. It works. Up to a point. "I'm beginning to wonder whether
  new energised me is actually happier. I realise that the point of a large
  glass of cold Chablis at 8pm is to give the day a very definite full stop"
         [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Milton Crawford on =DRUNKENNESS AND WRITING=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/milton-crawford-on-drunkenness-and-writing

For writers, alcohol gives the brain a holiday, so you can sit down and
  start afresh the next day, says writer and drinker Milton Crawford. He
  chooses five books by like-minded authors. [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/milton-crawford-on-drunkenness-and-writing

Topic

[8]Financial Crisis
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

In-depth primer for both the expert and the amateur. Experts interviewed
  include Eichengreen, Barro and Rodrik. Wide range of hand-picked background
  articles
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/financial-crisis

Book of the Day

[10]The Great Gatsby
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/great-gatsby-by-f-scott-fitzgerald

-by F Scott Fitzgerald - Scott Fitzgerald was obviously quite a big boozer
  himself  and  alcohol  plays  a central role in this book. Gatsby is a
  bootlegger in the prohibition days and a lot of the action takes place with
  alcohol around, either at Gatsby’s parties or on Tom and Daisy’s verandah
  where they are drinking whiskey, so alcohol is a big backdrop to the whole
  book.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]moulinlacoste The age gap in marriage. A positive spin on marriage
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  More user recommended #browsings…
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