Newsletter 340


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[1]6 Intimate Details You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/k5Hu5M

Kathy Benjamin & Simon Bower | Cracked | 16 May 2011

Ever since I was a kid I wanted ESP. Now scientists have come up with
  techniques for determining a person’s most intimate details (“can a woman
  have a vaginal orgasm”, “what are a person’s political views”) by simply
  looking at them [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/6-intimate-details-you-can-tell-just-looking-someone

[3]The Mafia Management Guru
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jSLfHr

Joel Stein | Businessweek | 10 June 2011

Profile of Louis Ferrante, former mobster with the Gambino family in New
  York. Went to jail, converted to Judaism, wrote management guide. 88
  chapters including "Don't end up in the trunk of a car: Avoiding office
  politics" [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mafia-management-guru

[5]Hitchens On The Art Of The Feud
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/lKMUro

Jennifer Schuessler | NYT | 10 June 2011

"A really first-rate bust-up must transcend the limits of an entertaining
  side show and involve playing for high moral and intellectual stakes." And
  if the embers begin to cool? "Blow on them." Thanks @dwightgarnder for
  alerting us [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/hitchens-art-feud

[7]Regrets Of The Dying
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/jqfhIg

Bronnie Ware | Inspiration And Chai | 1 September 2010

Bronnie Ware worked in palliative care, the care of patients in last 2-3
  months of life. She found their capacity for emotional growth during this
  period astonishing. In this post she shares the top 5 regrets of people
  about to die [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/regrets-dying

[9]Obituary: Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mERZKj

James Campbell | Guardian | 10 June 2011

Picked out by perceptive teacher as a "dangerous mixture of sophistication
  and recklessness", Paddy Leigh Fermor led extraordinary life as traveller,
  soldier, scholar, writer. Used to sing It's a Long Way to Tipperary in
  Hindustani [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-sir-patrick-leigh-fermor

[11]10 Things Every Man Should Know About A Woman's Brain
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/mkbrBR

Anonymous | LiveScience | 3 June 2011

Women and men aren’t equal. Here are 10 ways a woman’s brain is different
  from a man’s. For instance, how does a woman’s “intuition” have a biological
  basis [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/10-things-every-man-should-know-about-womans-brain

FiveBooks Interview

[13]TC Boyle on Man and Nature
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tc-boyle-on-man-and-nature

The novelist and nature lover tells us about delicious dodos, angry tigers,
  snakes on planes and why Viagra saves rhinos

Book of the Day

[14]Crime by Irvine Welsh
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/crime-by-irvine-welsh

[15]Jason Zweig says: "This is a terrific introduction to critical thinking
  about statistics, for people who haven’t taken a class in statistics"
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance

Video of the Day

[16]Mind Your Step
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mind-your-step

Art can be created anywhere, including this street illusion in Stockholm.
  Chosen by guest editor James Altucher

Quote of the Day

[17]Christopher Hitchens, on politics
    Links:
      17. http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/4128

"Politics is show business for ugly people"

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