Newsletter 365


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[5]Groupon Therapy
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qcQyb7

Lauren Etter | Vanity Fair | 5 July 2011

Good read on fastest growing company in history. Best bits cover Groupon's
  early days, famously zany deal descriptions, and oddball founder Andrew
  Mason. "I love the idea of dying doing something that nobody cares about,"
  he says [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/groupon-therapy

[7]Drugs And The Meaning Of Life
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/rtQgyB

Sam Harris | The Blog | 5 July 2011

Would you want your daughter to take drugs? Most parents would not. "But if
  she does not try a psychedelic at least once in her adult life she may have
  missed one of the most important rites of passage a human being can
  experience" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/drugs-and-meaning-life

[9]Should China Be 'Contained'?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/oZbwQy

Joseph Nye | Project Syndicate | 4 July 2011

On US policy towards China, and fears the Asian powerhouse could become a
  threat. Nye seems sanguine. Asia has an internal balance of power and China,
  in worsening ties with its neighbours, is doing a good job of containing
  itself [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/should-china-be-contained

[11]Specs That See Right Through You
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/nP3Jii

Sally Adee | New Scientist | 5 July 2011

And reveal people's emotions. Seriously. Welcome to the bizarre world of
  "social x-ray glasses". Akin to developing a whole new sense. Of potential
  benefit to people with autism but also for next generation customer service
  teams [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/specs-see-right-through-you

[13]MCC Lecture On The Spirit Of Cricket
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/ovySIZ

Kumar Sangakkara | Telegraph | 5 July 2011

Sri Lankan star talks about colonialism, civil war, and the role of cricket
  in forging national identity. After 1996 World Cup victory "we were no
  longer timid or soft or minnows. We had played and beaten the best in the
  world" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mcc-lecture-spirit-cricket

[15]Evolution Of The Map Of Africa
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pcrswQ

Various | How To Be A Retronaut | 6 July 2011

Treasure trove for map enthusiasts. A series of 27 fascinating historical
  maps, all expandable to large readable size, charting European engagement
  with Africa. Made available by Princeton University library [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/evolution-map-africa

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Issandr El Amrani on Understanding the Arab World
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/issandr-el-amrani-on-understanding-arab-world

The  influential  blogger  and journalist tells us why there’s so much
  misinformation about the Arab world, and suggests what we should read to
  improve  our understanding of the region’s history and current turmoil
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/issandr-el-amrani-on-understanding-arab-world

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

@[21]lparreiras The man who hunted Osama bin
  Laden [22]bit.ly/pl3WI4 #[23]browsings[24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/lparreiras
      22. http://bit.ly/pl3WI4
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/argumentative-indian-by-amartya-sen

[26]The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/argumentative-indian-by-amartya-sen

[27]Pankaj  Mishra says: "This gives you a sense of the many layers of
  history,  of identities, that constitute Indian society" [28]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/pankaj-mishra-on-india
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Dear Wayne, I've Been Humiliated
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/dear-wayne-ive-been-humiliated

On coping with humiliation. "You've got to take the epicentre of the shame,
  and turn it into your identity" [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Karl Smith, on children
    Links:
      31. http://modeledbehavior.com/2011/07/04/are-children-inferior-goods

"Children are inferior goods. That is, the richer we get the fewer we
    want"

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

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