Newsletter 616


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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]Jungleland
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/GFBttZ

Nathaniel Rich | NYT | 21 March 2012

New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward was slated to become "green space"
  post-Katrina. But some residents wanted to return. So the result,
  generously put, is laissez-faire. Population down by three-quarters;
  flora and fauna running riot [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jungleland

[7]Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/GFNvRV

Garrett Epps | American Prospect | 21 March 2012

Legal background to the Trayvon Martin case. New laws in Florida and
  other American states make it easy to plead self-defence for almost any
  act of violence. And when the victim is dead, that plea is hard to
  contradict [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/floridas-stand-your-ground-law

[9]French Hopeful Hollande Says He's Nothing To Fear
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/GG70bR

Brian Love | Reuters | 21 March 2012

Francois Hollande might have expected to continue spending Friday
  nights sleeping in his constituency office in rural Correze. But
  presumed Socialist presidential candidate DSK self-destructed. Hollande
  now has Sarkozy on the run [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/french-hopeful-hollande-says-hes-nothing-fear

[11]Are Walmart's Chinese Factories As Bad As Apple's?
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/GFL8OJ

Andy Kroll | Mother Jones | 21 March 2012

Walmart wants to go green: So change the corporate culture. But then
  there are all Walmart's overseas suppliers. And all the suppliers'
  sub-contractors. By the time you reach southern China, the message is a
  lot fainter [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/are-walmarts-chinese-factories-bad-apples

[13]Operation Midnight Climax
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/GB3lur

Troy Hooper | SF Weekly | 14 March 2012

"It's been over 50 years, but Wayne Ritchie says he can still remember
  how it felt to be dosed with acid." So begins the chilling story of
  MK-ULTRA, a covert CIA operation used to test the effects of LSD on
  unsuspecting Americans [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/operation-midnight-climax

[15]Who Makes Money On Wall Street?
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/GBVB9W

James Altucher | Altucher Confidential | 19 March 2012

"I came up with an ultra-perfect top-secret method for beating the
  stock market. I saw it right there on the screen after 30 straight
  hours of computer programming. My heart was beating fast. I was
  sweating when I went to sleep" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/who-makes-money-wall-street

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Monty Don on Favourite Gardening Books
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/monty-don-on-favourite-gardening-books

The presenter of the popular BBC series Gardener’s World shares his
  favourite reads on gardening from childhood to today, and tells us that
  we’re all bacteria when it comes to working with nature [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/monty-don-on-favourite-gardening-books

Featured Special Report

[19]Healthcare in America
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

The battle over US healthcare reform reaches the Supreme Court. Here's
  what's at stake [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/healthcare-america

Reader Recommendations

@[21]sw_read RT @[22]jaltucher #[23]browsings A thought that must have
  crossed your mind at least once- How to disappear and never be
  found [24]t.co/xJuHHmKB
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/sw_read
      22. http://twitter.com/jaltucher
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://t.co/xJuHHmKB

[25]More like this
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mandela-by-anthony-sampson

[27]Mandela by Anthony Sampson
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mandela-by-anthony-sampson

[28]John Carlin says: “If I have to go to a desert island and take one
  Mandela book with me it would be Sampson’s. He has the credibility of
  knowing Mandela as well as any biographer could be expected to”
  [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-carlin-on-understanding-mandela-and-south-africa
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/six-habits-highly-empathic-people

Take a leaf out of Orwell's book with the extreme sport of experiential
  empathy
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Charles Nevin, on patios
    Links:
      32. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/charles-nevin/charles-nevin-the-secret-of-happiness-patios-2121772.html

In 2004, archaeologists in Fife admitted that the stone slabs they
    thought were evidence of early Viking settlements were the remains
    of a patio built in 1939

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

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