Newsletter 712


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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

[6]The Sharp, Sudden Decline Of America's Middle Class
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/LfD0UY

Jeff Tietz | Rolling Stone | 25 June 2012

Janis Adkins never dreamt she'd be unemployed. She ran a successful
  plant nursery in Utah. Then the recession wiped her out. Now she lives
  in her car, parked up beside a church. And forages for food. Her story
  is far from unique [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sharp-sudden-decline-americas-middle-class

[8]Deadwood
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MPSKyA

Rajiv Chandrasekaran | Foreign Policy | 26 June 2012

More on America's lost decade in Afghanistan. This from the civilian
  side. Thousands of aid workers went out there to live in heavily
  fortified camps, do email, collect wages, go home after a year,
  scarcely if ever meeting Afghans [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/deadwood

[10]Open Letter To A Friend And Colleague (Who Became Greece’s Finance
Minister Yesterday…)
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/M3M17T

Yanis Varoufakis | Yanis Varoufakis | 27 June 2012

"What they are prepared to give you is more rope to hang yourself
  (extensions, looser repayment schedules etc.). You must turn it down
  and demand, instead, a ladder on which they must also climb." Good
  luck. You'll need it [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/open-letter-friend-and-colleague-who-became-greece’s-finance-minister-yesterday…

[12]Psychotherapy And The Pursuit Of Happiness
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/Mna7Ko

Ronald Dworkin | New Atlantis | 25 June 2012

Psychotherapy used to be an intellectual movement, on fringes of
  science and philosophy. Its practitioners were authoritative, and
  distant from patients. Nowadays therapists are artificial friends for
  lonely people. What happened? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/psychotherapy-and-pursuit-happiness

[14]One One-Hundredth Of A Second Faster
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MycyJ6

Mark McClusky | Wired | 25 June 2012

"Forget about recruiting the best athletes; if you really want to build
  a great athletic team, it’s time to recruit the best PhDs." There
  aren't any easy ways to gain an edge over competitors. Progress now
  rests on hard science [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/one-one-hundredth-second-faster

[16]Lone Wolf: The US Marine Who Captured 1,000 Japanese Soldiers
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/LZKPCs

Giles Milton | Surviving History | 26 June 2012

Guy Gabaldon was an 18-year-old US Marine when during the battle of
  Saipan in 1944 he singlehandedly captured, or persuaded to surrender,
  more than 1,000 Japanese soldiers. Here's a brief account of his
  extraordinary story [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lone-wolf-us-marine-who-captured-1000-japanese-soldiers

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Sebastian Seung on Identity and the Mind
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind

The neuroscientist introduces us to the concept of the connectome, the
  ever-changing map of connections between the brain’s neurons that makes
  each of us who we are [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sebastian-seung-on-identity-and-mind

Featured Special Report

[20]Women and the Workplace
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Women in the West may be slowly winning the battle for workplace
  equality. But at what price? [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/women-and-workplace

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k Bronte Capital: Coronado Biosciences is not exactly kosher
  | John Hempton [23]t.co/Fi7I51xv [24]#browsings [25]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://brontecapital.blogspot.fr/2012/06/coronado-biosciences-is-not-exactly.html
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/food-and-wine-greece-by-diane-kochilas

[27]The Food and Wine of Greece by Diane Kochilas
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/food-and-wine-greece-by-diane-kochilas

[28]Diana Farr Louis says: “She has a wonderful way of bringing in
  recipes from all the regions and showing the variety of Greek cuisine
  in the context of history and tradition” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/diana-farr-louis-and-june-marinos-on-greek-cooking
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Paxman Interviews Hapless Minister Chloe Smith
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/paxman-interviews-hapless-minister-chloe-smith

The fun starts about six minutes in
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Advice to a Young Political Reporter
    Links:
      32. http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/198809/dweebs-on-bus-alessandra-stanley-maureen-dowd-political-reporters

"Never order more than two dry martinis before dinner unless you can
    see the table from where you're standing"

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

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