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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]New York: Where We Are Now
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pPlHaY

Peter Kaplan | New York | 27 August 2011

Prepare for many essays about 9/11, 10 years on. This one a high-class
  front-runner. "The late nineties in New York City was a period when nothing
  seemed to go wrong, and New Yorkers went right to, and through, the looking
  glass" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/new-york-where-we-are-now

[7]Better, Faster, Stronger
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pUMrwK

Rebecca Mead | New Yorker | 29 August 2011

Rollicking profile of Timothy Ferriss, 33-year-old American self-help guru,
  author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" and "The 4-Hour Body". Self-experimenter,
  admirer of Seneca. "Every generation gets the self-help guru that it
  deserves" [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/better-faster-stronger

[9]Euro’s Appeal Masks Gathering Storm In Europe
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/n07VaU

Simon Johnson | Bloomberg | 29 August 2011

How euro's status as reserve currency masks liquidity issues. "Europe must
  choose between systematically restructuring debts or issuing a great deal of
  money, increasing the moral hazard and possibly creating significant
  inflation" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/euro’s-appeal-masks-gathering-storm-europe

[11]Is Homeland Security Spending Paying Off?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qjMuVn

Kim Murphy | LA Times | 28 August 2011

Not by this account. It's a cross between a crapshoot and a $75bn
  pork-barrel. A tiny lake in Nevada gets a Zodiac boat with side-scan sonar.
  LA police use nine-tonne armoured vehicle to guard DreamWorks. Terrorists
  caught: None [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/homeland-security-spending-paying

[13]Henry Ford, Innovation, And That 'Faster Horse' Quote
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/nykPAN

Patrick Vlaskovits | HBR | 29 August 2011

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster
  horses." Whether or not he uttered these famous words, one thing is certain:
  His unwillingness to test his vision against reality proved catastrophic for
  Ford [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/henry-ford-innovation-and-faster-horse-quote

[15]Pregnant In Putin's Russia
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/quaj6S

Natalia Antonova | Foreign Policy | 26 August 2011

Soviet-era hospital care notoriously slipshod. Under Yeltsin it got worse.
  Has it improved under Putin? Newly-arrived foreign journalist finds herself
  pregnant and broke. No choice but to give the system a try—and here's her
  story [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/pregnant-putins-russia

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Helen Castor on Queens and Power
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-castor-on-queens-and-power

Women’s historical role in politics wasn’t always as limited as we might
  assume. The historian tells us about powerful women in British history and
  how they were constrained or conspired against [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-castor-on-queens-and-power

Featured Topic

[19]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav Rick Perry and religion: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic
  God talk? - By Christopher Hitchens - t.co/YRKQpVJ #Browsings[21]#browsings
  [22]More like this
    Links:
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[23]Book of the Day
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/africa’s-greatest-entrepreneurs-by-moky-makura

[24]Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs by Moky Makura
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/africa’s-greatest-entrepreneurs-by-moky-makura

[25]George Ayittey says: “This book looks at the angry generation of young
  African graduates and professionals, who brook no nonsense about corruption,
  incompetence or buffoonery”[26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/george-ayittey-on-africa-through-african-eyes
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[27]"I am not a robot. I am a unicorn"
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/i-am-not-robot-i-am-unicorn

Cornell University hooks up two chatbots in conversation. Result: majorly
  weird broadcast from Uncanny Valley [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[29]Sina Weibo commenter, on apples
    Links:
      29. http://www.chinasmack.com/2011/stories/steve-jobs-resigns-looking-sick-chinese-netizen-reactions.html

"Three apples have changed the world. One seduced Eve, one awakened
    Newton, the third is in the hands of Steve Jobs"

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

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