Newsletter 724


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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 End Of China’s Economic Miracle
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/L3m0jy

Minxin Pei | Newsweek | 8 July 2012

"Twenty years ago, Japan experienced the humiliation of going from
  world economic champ to chump within a few years of its financial
  meltdown. Today it seems to be China’s turn." Sharp analysis on limits
  of state capitalism [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/end-china’s-economic-miracle

[8]Youth Of The Ice Age
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MagCLu

David Pilling | FT | 6 July 2012

For Japan's graduates, the era of salarymen and stay-at-home wives is
  almost, if not quite, over. Economic, social change has seen to that.
  Pilling casts today's youth as a generation in search of meaning.
  Here's what they are doing [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/youth-ice-age

[10]The Importance Of Being Orwell
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/PEDBFX

Christopher Hitchens | Vanity Fair | 9 July 2012

Hitchens introduces Orwell's collected diaries: "By his determination
  to seek elusive but verifiable truth, he showed how much can be
  accomplished by an individual who unites the qualities of intellectual
  honesty and moral courage" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/importance-being-orwell

[12]Is The Web Driving Us Mad?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/L3kPR6

Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek | 8 July 2012

"No one is arguing for some kind of Amish future. But the research is
  now making it clear that the Internet is not 'just' another delivery
  system. It is creating a whole new mental environment." Measured piece,
  despite the headline [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/web-driving-us-mad

[14]Pistorius: A Hero, Yes, But Not An Olympian
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/NjvoTF

Mick Hume | Sp!ked | 5 July 2012

Should we let Oscar Pistorius compete at the Olympics? Here's the
  argument against. "We are faced with the extraordinary situation where
  a disabled athlete can actually have an inbuilt advantage which other
  runners cannot match" [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/pistorius-hero-yes-not-olympian

[16]Are Prodigies Autistic?
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/NPSqOD

Scott Barry Kaufman | Psychology Today | 6 July 2012

Begging headline. This is more about intelligence and memory. Tests on
  nine current child prodigies find IQ range of 108-147—smart, but not
  dazzling. Memory is the standout: "Off the scale". And yes, some hints
  of autism [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/are-prodigies-autistic

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Kyle Pruett on Fatherhood
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/kyle-pruett-on-fatherhood

Fathers and mothers play very different roles in a child’s development,
  says the professor of child psychiatry, who recommends essential
  reading for both parents [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/kyle-pruett-on-fatherhood

Featured Special Report

[20]Air Travel
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Airlines opened to us a world of thrilling possibility. But, for many,
  flying is still a terrifying prospect. Crashes, though rare, do happen.
  And then there are the security procedures bequeathed to us by 9/11
  [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/air-travel

Reader Recommendations

@[22]tornmap When history isn't over, El Salvador: [23]t.co/M8LCxeqz
  #[24]browsings
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/tornmap
      23. http://t.co/M8LCxeqz
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

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

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/brain-changes-itself-by-norman-doidge

[27]The Brain That Changes Itself by Norman Doidge
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/brain-changes-itself-by-norman-doidge

[28]Carol Dweck says: “This book illustrates the amazing power of the
  brain to change and even to reorganise itself with practice and
  experience”[29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]How Does The Internet Work?
    Links:
      30. https://thebrowser.com/videos/hoe-does-internet-work

Thank you for asking. Here is the answer [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Kanishk Tharoor, on sport
    Links:
      32. http://twitter.com/kanishktharoor/status/221972804852125696

"Tennis, a sport for people who don't like sports. Golf, a sport for
    people who don't like people"

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

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