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[1]All of our Best of the Moment article recommendations, plus
  FiveBooks interviews and other selected content from thebrower.com
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Mystery Monk Makes Billions
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/y1En8Q

Clare O'Connor | Forbes | 8 February 2012

By name, Manoj Bhargava, producer of 5-Hour Energy caffeine drink.
  Princeton dropout. Part-time mystic. His recipe for success: Make
  something that works, sue the competition. "I'm probably the richest
  Indian in America" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mystery-monk-makes-billions

[7]What Does ‘Keynesian’ Mean?
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/w3KeBY

Jonathan Portes | Vox | 7 February 2012

At last, some clear thinking on what it really means to be a Keynesian.
  Who should the term cover? Short answer – just about everyone with a
  serious opinion on economics. Regrettably though, it's become a
  politicised label [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/what-does-‘keynesian’-mean

[9]Man In Full
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/zXhhkk

Chris Ballard | Sports Illustrated | 6 February 2012

A story about wrestling and wrestlers. So far, so unpromising. And then
  there's the unattractive frat boy violence on page one. But it develops
  into the most moving account of confronting adversity you'll read in a
  long time [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-full

[11]Why Cognitive Enhancement Is In Your Future (And Your Past)
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/xBBN4d

Ross Anderson | Atlantic | 6 February 2012

Conversation with bioethicist Allen Buchanan. Interesting throughout.
  "It might turn out that the only way to prevent us from going extinct,
  or to prevent some great worsening of our condition, is to enhance some
  of our capacities" [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-cognitive-enhancement-your-future-and-your-past

[13]Open Your Mouth And You're Dead
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/Azft22

James Nestor | Outside | 25 January 2012

"Kitahama’s face is pale blue, her mouth agape, her head craned back
  like a dead bird’s. Through her swim mask her eyes are wide and
  unblinking, staring at the sun. She isn’t breathing." Welcome to the
  freediving world championships [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/open-your-mouth-and-youre-dead

[15]The Man Who Wouldn't Die
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/AuMx6w

Karen Abbott | Smithsonian | 7 February 2012

Extraordinary story of 1933 murder of New York street-bum Mike Malloy.
  Conspirators first insured his life, then fed him wood alcohol to
  finish him off. But the hardy Irishman wouldn't go easily, no matter
  what his murderers tried [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/man-who-wouldnt-die

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Wade Davis on Legacies of World War One
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wade-davis-on-legacies-world-war-one

The author of Into the Silence tells us that the consequences of the
  Great War were much more than merely political. He says the war had a
  noticeable impact on exploration, arts and literature, and modernity
  itself [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/wade-davis-on-legacies-world-war-one

Featured Special Report

[19]Human Modification
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Scientists are experimenting with different ways to enhance humans.
  What's possible? And what may be possible in the future? Does messing
  with Mother Nature raise ethical questions? [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/human-modification

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav Julian Baggini: There's a dark side to this piety about
  'going local' - Opinion - The Independent
  [22]t.co/SWQPCCZE #[23]Browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/SWQPCCZE
      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/american-enemy-by-philippe-roger

[26]The American Enemy by Philippe Roger
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/american-enemy-by-philippe-roger

[27]Richard Kuisel says: “Philippe Roger contributes an erudite yet
  witty and scathing account of Gallic anti-Americanism” [28]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-kuisel-on-french-attitudes-america
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Baby Is Table Tennis King
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/baby-table-tennis-king

You need to start them early...
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Malcolm Gladwell, on theory
    Links:
      31. http://journalistsresource.org/reference/research/research-chat-dan-ariely-malcolm-gladwell-social-science

"People are information-rich and theory-poor. If you can give them a
    way of organizing their experience, then their minds are wide open"

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

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