Newsletter 247


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[2]I Can’t Think!
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      2. http://b.rw/e0HukX

Sharon Begley | Newsweek | 27 February 2011

Our new "real-time" world offers us access to a massive quantity of
  information. This brings some clear benefits but new research shows that
  "trying to drink from a firehose of information has harmful cognitive
  effects"

[3]U.S. Cables Detail Saudi Royal Welfare Program
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fDMdJN

Simon Robinson | Reuters | 28 February 2011

What to do if your excessive lifestyle wears your Royal monthly allowance
  thin. Syphon off some money from a secretive "off-budget" project. Sponsor
  (tax) a few ex-pats. Or just take out a bank loan and refuse to pay it back

[4]Meet Alex Jones, Talk Radio Host
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/hjpa6M

Alexander Zaitchik | Rolling Stone | 2 March 2011

Top American radio broadcaster appears to be, quite literally, crazy. Sees
  government as conspiracy to depopulate the planet, believes 9/11 was inside
  job, thinks Rush Limbaugh and Sarah Palin are puppets of a Wall Street cabal

[5]What Are Your Intentions?
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/eAMJ5g

Mark Phelan | Philosophers' Magazine | 2 March 2011

When you take an action that has several effects—a main intended effect,
  plus side effects—how to decide which side-effects were intended? Sounds
  like an abstract question, but has many practical applications, especially
  in business

[6]Sudan Cracks Up
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/dTS23m

Dan Morrison | Slate | 1 March 2011

Yes, even Sudan has a Bernie Madoff. Meet Adam Ismael, who ran a Ponzi
  scheme that "pauperized much of the region's middle class, provoked unrest
  that left 10 people dead, and led to the lengthy abduction of a U.N.
  peacekeeper"

[7]Founding Spy
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/f0WN60

Evan Thomas | Vanity Fair | 2 March 2011

Introducing General William "Wild Bill" Donovan, founder of OSS, precursor
  to CIA. Was he a secret agent for British? Not exactly, but he was deeply
  impressed by Britain's MI6. Ian Fleming helped him design a US equivalent

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[8]Simon Kernick on =THRILLERS=
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-kernick-on-thrillers

Plot is king, says bestselling thriller writer Simon Kernick of his chosen
  genre. He lists five of his all-time favourites [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-kernick-on-thrillers

Topic

[10]Cooking
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

If  cooking is your thing, or you want it to be, this is for you. From
  interviews with top chefs to articles that range from the perfect appliance,
  to food for athletes, to what's in your cappuccino, it's all here. Enjoy
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/cooking

Book of the Day

[12]The Allure of Chanel
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/allure-chanel-by-paul-morand

-by Paul Morand - _Justine Picardie says:_ “Chanel was an amazing designer
  and an iconic woman. Her career intersected with key moments of 20th century
  history: two world wars, the 1929 crash, the expansion of Hollywood, and
  beyond.”

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

Browsings

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