Newsletter 751


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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]How Jamaica Conquered The World
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OCvt6E

Tom Horan | Observer | 5 August 2012

"On the surface it is baffling: The tiny island with the mighty reach."
  No bigger than Qatar, Gambia, or Lebanon. No more populous than Armenia
  or Kuwait. But this is a country that specialises in superstars. What's
  its secret? [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-jamaica-conquered-world

[8]When The Lights Went Out In India
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/PPXe7X

Jonathan Shainin | New Yorker | 3 August 2012

India suffers world's biggest blackout as national grid goes down.
  Twenty years ago most Indian households didn't even have mains power.
  India's modernisation is real enough, but the political management of
  it is a shambles [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/when-lights-went-out-india

[10]The Loved One
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/Re65Sh

Chris Vogel | Boston Magazine | 1 August 2012

Disturbing story of a teacher attracted to young boys, his adopted son,
  and a murder. "I thought about the Persians and Greeks who believed sex
  with boys was not only acceptable but a necessary part of their
  development" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/loved-one

[12]Decoding The Science Of Sleep
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/NTwrfP

David Randall | WSJ | 3 August 2012

Thomas Edison may have been a brilliant man but he has a lot to answer
  for. Artificial light has changed the way we live, and work. We don't
  want to go back to the way things were before but we are tired. And it
  is not good for us [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/decoding-science-sleep

[14]The Spy Who Loved
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/RvHatz

Sam Leith | Guardian | 3 August 2012

On the amazing life of Christine Granville, "dissolute Polish
  aristocrat and a Jewish banking heiress" who spied for Britain in WW2.
  Infiltrated Poland on skis. Parachuted into France. Stabbed by seaman
  in South Kensington [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/spy-who-loved

[16]Hog Wild
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MCHqGi

Griffin Gotta | Classical | 1 August 2012

Account of a visit to an American hog wrestling contest in northern
  Wisconsin. The aim of the game is simple: Pick up the pig and place it
  on a podium. As fast as possible. Just don't touch its ears, or its
  tail [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/hog-wild

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Jason Zweig on Personal Finance
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance

The Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist explains why there's
  truth in the old adage that investors get the returns they deserve, and
  suggests how savers can avoid being taken for a ride [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/jason-zweig-on-personal-finance

Featured Special Report

[20]Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/behavioural-economics

How do cognitive and emotional factors affect our understanding of
  economic decisions? The field of behavioural economics attempts to
  explain [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/behavioural-economics

Reader Recommendations

@[22]polit2k RT @[23]guardian: Sonia Rykiel: 'I could no longer keep my
  illness secret' [24]t.co/HBbJssm3  (via @[25]ObsMagazine)
  #[26]browsings #[27]pdeP
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://t.co/HBbJssm3
      25. http://twitter.com/ObsMagazine
      26. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#pdeP

Book of the Day

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/children-sun-by-martin-green

[29]Children of the Sun by Martin Green
    Links:
      29. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/children-sun-by-martin-green

[30]Selina Hastings says: “This is a very interesting study. He
  describes brilliantly how they constructed this eccentric, upper class
  Dandy world of aesthetes” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/selina-hastings-on-evelyn-waugh-and-bright-young-things
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[32]Olive: The Movie
    Links:
      32. https://thebrowser.com/videos/olive-movie

Question: What's special about this trailer? Answer: It's for the first
  full-length feature film shot on a cellphone [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[34]Allen Tate, on ethics
    Links:
      34. http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/104874/rosen-verbeek-technology-morality-intelligence

"We no longer ask: Is it right? We ask: Does it work?"

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

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