Newsletter 353


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[5]Survive In The Age Of Distraction
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/j5qBKz

Johann Hari | Independent | 24 June 2011

"Keeping yourself on a digital diet will become mainstream soon. Just as
  I've learned not to stock my fridge with tempting carbs, I've learned to
  limit my exposure to the web—and to love it in the limited window I allow
  myself" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/survive-age-distraction

[7]Five Habits Of Highly Effective Terrorists
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mUeHad

Daniel Byman | OUP Blog | 24 June 2011

"Picking the right people, training and educating them, is as necessary for
  a terrorist group as for a top corporation. Terrorist organisations must
  attract smart people and then train them for violence, both of which are
  difficult" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/five-habits-highly-effective-terrorists

[9]The Beer Archaeologist
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/jIBxFN

Abigail Tucker | Smithsonian | 22 June 2011

Patrick McGovern, a 66-year-old archaeologist, has an unusual
  specialisation. Ancient fermented beverages. Some from as far back as 7000
  BC. “I don’t know if fermented beverages explain everything, but they help
  explain a lot" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/beer-archaeologist

[11]Gutted
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/lyIjG7

Steven Shapin | LRB | 23 June 2011

Interesting and entertaining review of Ian Miller's "Modern History of the
  Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800-1950".
  Anecdotes of ingenious early medical experiments, social perspectives on
  indigestion [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/gutted

[13]Krokodil: The Drug That Eats Junkies
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/lWuCSg

Shaun Walker | Independent | 22 June 2011

Step 1: Find iodine, lighter fluid, industrial cleaning oil. Step 2: Boil,
  distill, mix and shake. Step 3: Inject. Then sit back and literally rot to
  death. Not tempted? Sadly, thousands of Russian heroin addicts are
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/krokodil-drug-eats-junkies

[15]Notes For A Young Gentleman
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/iWguTm

Toby Litt | Granta | 23 June 2011

Nicely done. A score or so of commandments for good behaviour, hovering
  somewhere between satire and nostalgic sincerity. "A gentleman should never
  evince surprise, except whilst opening Christmas presents from his children"
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/notes-young-gentleman

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Peter Taylor on Al-Qaeda
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda

The award-winning BBC documentary maker tells us what he’s learned in 10
  years investigating Al-Qaeda, and suggests what we should read to understand
  where the group came from, and what it’s still trying to do [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-taylor-on-al-qaeda

Featured Topic

[19]Espionage
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

The irresistible subject - spies. Who are they? What do they really do? Are
  today's spies that different from the heroes of the Cold War? Read on to
  find out [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/espionage

Reader Recommendations

_@nuzav_ Bromance With the Big Man - [21]nyti.ms/jJBLXc #Browsings [22]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://nyti.ms/jJBLXc
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/taxi-by-khalid-al-khamissi

[24]Taxi by Khalid Al Khamissi
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/taxi-by-khalid-al-khamissi

[25]Humphrey Davies says: "This is a delightful book. It’s very much the
  view from the street"[26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/humphrey-davies-on-egyptian-writing
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]True Cost Of Oil
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/true-cost-oil

Center For Investigative Reporting adds up the hidden costs of a gallon of
  gasoline [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]James Altucher, on infidelity
    Links:
      29. http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/06/suicide-and-13-other-ways-to-deal-with-failure

"When a man and woman kiss in Grand Central and then head for different
    trains I can tell you one thing: they are both cheating on their spouses"

[30]More quotes
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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