Newsletter 282


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[1]Virgin Careers: Pilot-Astronauts
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/gKXwDf

Virgin Galactic | Virgin Careers | 11 April 2011

It's not often we recommend you read a help-wanted advertisement, but this
  one, from Virgin Galactic, "the world’s first private spaceline" comes like
  a wake-up call from the future. "Prior spaceflight experience is an
  advantage” [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/virgin-careers-pilot-astronauts

[3]The Poison Of Unhappiness
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/fCbFza

Lane Wallace | Atlantic | 8 April 2011

Our obsession with happiness continues. A recent British study found that
  melancholy in others can affect your health, “a bit like second-hand
  smoke”. Not as lethal, perhaps, but far trickier to regulate [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lane-wallace-atlantic-8th-april-2011

[5]What Not To Wear
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/fB0Nnp

Suzanne Merkelson, Joshua E. Keating | Foreign Policy | 11 April 2011

Presenting five countries where wearing the wrong clothes is a crime. Don’t
  get a dodgy haircut in Korea or cross-dress in Saudi Arabia. Punishments
  vary from fines to flogging. The fashion police are for real [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/suzanne-merkelson-joshua-e-keating-foreign-policy-11th-april-2011

[7]Real Housewives Of Wall Street
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/f4ujb6

Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone | 13 April 2011

"Huge roaring river of cash" has flowed out of Fed since 2008 crash, to prop
  up US financial system. Now Fed has been forced to open its books. Money has
  ended up in some odd hands. Those of Morgan Stanley's boss's wife, for
  example [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/real-housewives-wall-street

[9]Coffee Studies Should Warm Your Heart
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/e3LWSz

Elena Conis | LA Times | 10 April 2011

Turns out coffee probably isn't bad for you after all. May even prevent risk
  of strokes and could benefit cardiovascular system. Drinking coffee got a
  bad press because it's fun and tastes good - so we presumed it was unhealthy
  too [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/coffee-studies-should-warm-your-heart

[11]Rational Irrationality
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/eGWsga

John Cassidy | New Yorker | 12 April 2011

Report from conference of George Soros's Institute for New Economic
  Thinking, at Bretton Woods. Big thinkers in world economics try to find some
  new ideas, after their old ideas failed to help them see the 2008 crash
  coming [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rational-irrationality

[13]When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink?
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/dOJZyE

Jeanne Maglaty | Smithsonian | 8 April 2011

Quite recently, in fact. Pink was boys' colour in 1920s, shifted to girls by
  1940s. Gender-neutral phase in 1970s. Pink-blue divide back in 1980s,
  spurred by prenatal testing: expectant parents wanted gender-specific
  layette [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink

[15]Sex And Salter
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/eVje2c

Alexander Chee | Paris Review | 11 April 2011

"Too much writing about sex tries to either make it prettier or more
  serious, sexier or funnier or shocking". Fitting tribute to James Salter,
  one of the masters of erotic fiction. Packed with good advice for aspiring
  writers [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/alexander-chee-paris-review-11th-april-2011

[17]Anatomy Of An Afghan War Tragedy
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/hvqDvv

David S. Cloud | LA Times | 10 April 2011

Gripping second-by-second account of a U.S. air strike that killed Afghan
  civilians. Shows that having "some of the most sophisticated tools in the
  history of war" cannot prevent against bad judgement and human error
  [18]Comments
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/articles/anatomy-afghan-war-tragedy

FiveBooks Interview

[19]Andrew Lawson on Garden Photography
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/andrew-lawson-on-garden-photography

One of the world's leading garden photographers talks us through the many
  different styles employed in his field

Featured Topic

[20]Israel Palestine
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/israel-palestine-0

Browse interviews with Arab-Israeli specialists from Stephen Walt to Michael
  Goldfarb, and read selection of articles and lectures that our specialists
  have chosen to give an in-depth understanding of the conflict

Reader Recommendations

_@[21]polit2k_ New  Statesman  –  The  bugger, bugged – _[22]goo.gl/Hu73j_
  _#browsings_
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://goo.gl/Hu73j

Book of the Day

[23]My Life in Art by Constantin Stanislavski
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-life-art-by-constantin-stanislavski

[24]Michael Billington says: “Stanislavski says that you can apply to acting
  a  system and a method – it’s not just a case of relying on occasional
  flashes of inspiration.”
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-billington-on-20th-century-theatre

Video of the Day

[25]Czech President Pockets Pen
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos/czech-president-pockets-pen

"It was a gift", say the Chileans. But a fine study in body language, all
  the same

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