Newsletter 208


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

[1]Tree Of Failure
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      1. http://b.rw/hg7mnd

David Brooks | NYT | 13 January 2011

Reflections on Obama's Tucson speech. We have lost our civility, because we
  have lost our modesty. Changed "from a culture that reminds people of their
  limitations, to a culture that encourages people to think highly of
  themselves"

[2]Why Chinese Girlfriends Are Superior
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      2. http://b.rw/f1bGNv

Chinese Girlfriend | Shanghai Shiok | 14 January 2011

"Chinese girlfriends believe that the best way to nurture a relationship is
  by stripping their boyfriends of individuality, so that existence as a
  couple is the only existence these men will know, and be able to survive in"

[3]Tunisia And Twitter
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      3. http://b.rw/eLWpuV

Ethan Zuckerman | Foreign Policy | 14 January 2011

Western commentators exaggerated significance of social media for rebellions
  in Iran and Moldova. Now they may have underestimated its part in helping
  mobilise Tunisian revolution. Other Arab countries have been watching,
  learning

[4]What We Can Learn From A Nuclear Reactor
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      4. http://b.rw/i7n6lK

Tim Harford | FT | 14 January 2011

Specifically, are there lessons in crisis management which we can apply to
  financial system? Yes. Make it easy for people to do the right thing when
  they're also panicking. Assume failures will happen, work out how to limit
  them
  [5]View full selection
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Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Diane Seed on =MEDITERRANEAN COOKING=
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      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diane-seed-on-mediterranean-cooking

Cook and bestselling author Diane Seed selects five books on Mediterranean
  cuisine. From the forgotten spices of Turkey to the stews served to Greek
  freedom  fighters,  the  variety  of  the region’s food is unsurpassed
  [7]Continue reading…
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      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diane-seed-on-mediterranean-cooking

Topic

[8]Climate Change
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles that will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Book of the Day

[10]Sicilian Food
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/sicilian-food-by-mary-taylor-simeti

-by Mary Taylor Simeti - A classic work on Sicilian cooking, its recipes are
  collected from the author's friends, family and acquaintances on the island
  itself. Simeti's celebrated cookbook is recognised as the definitive book on
  the food and traditions of the island. Simeti is an American married to a
  Sicilian. The book has more than a hundred illustrations from Sicilian
  archives and quotes freely, and eruditely, from Homer, Plato, Pirandello and
  many others.

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

Browsings

[12]moulinlacoste Four hours to become super human?Unwittingly hilarious
  self- help book advises on your health and
  sex [13]life.nyti.ms/dPXOWz #[14]browsings
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  More user recommended #browsings…
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