Newsletter 756


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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]Jack Welch: An Oral History
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/OW597A

Diane Brady | Businessweek | 9 August 2012

What was it like to work for "Neutron Jack"? Former GE executives
  explain. "He never fell in love with any of the things he had done. He
  could love you like a son but, if you didn’t perform, he was willing to
  fire you" [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/jack-welch-oral-history

[8]Replacement Parts
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/S4WbCT

Ed Yong | Scientist | 1 August 2012

"In the US alone more than 114,000 people are on transplant lists,
  waiting for an act of tragedy or charity." How can science help? One
  option is to use organs from genetically engineered pigs. Another is to
  make new organs in a lab [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/replacement-parts

[10]Downsizing Supersize
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/MJdw37

James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 6 August 2012

New York is planning to ban soft drinks in servings larger than 16
  ounces. Critics are right that the plan is "blatantly paternalist".
  Also that it will be easy to circumvent. But that doesn't mean it won't
  work [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/downsizing-supersize

[12]Uganda In Trouble: Museveni Should Go
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/QJUoIo

Richard Dowden | African Arguments | 7 August 2012

He started off well. Brought order, promised democracy. That was 26
  years ago. With the passage of time his regime has grown lazier, more
  corrupt and more oppressive. High time for him to go gracefully. If
  not, expect a coup [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/uganda-trouble-museveni-should-go

[14]Can You Fake Mental Illness?
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/PGEAyY

Douglas Starr | Slate | 7 August 2012

Those accused of awful crimes often have an incentive to fake mental
  illness or insanity. And they often try. So how do forensic
  psychologists tell the fakers from the genuine sufferers? Here are a
  few pointers [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/can-you-fake-mental-illness

[16]Bosom Buddies
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/MBsg2H

Brett & Kate McKay | Art Of Manliness | 29 July 2012

Thought-provoking photo essay on the decline of male intimacy over past
  century. Has our hyper-sexualised society changed the way in which men
  are prepared to be photographed with their friends? These images
  suggest so [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/bosom-buddies

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Athene Donald on Women in Science
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/athene-donald-on-women-science

The award-winning British physicist tells us how to fight preconceived
  ideas about gender and suggests reading that could inspire women to
  pursue careers in science
  [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/athene-donald-on-women-science

Featured Special Report

[20]Time
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

What is it? Why isn't it the same everywhere? Can we travel through
  time? Will there be an end to time? Read on to find out [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/time

Reader Recommendations

@polit2k Why Israel Should Withdraw From the West Bank—Now - Jonathan
  Tepperman - The Atlantic [22]t.co/8EPqshSZ #browsings h/t
  @blakehounshell [23]#browsings [24]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://t.co/8EPqshSZ
      23. https://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/call-arms-by-lu-xun

[26]Call to Arms by Lu Xun
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/call-arms-by-lu-xun

[27]Rana Mitter says: “These short stories were a real indictment of
  Chinese society as a whole. Lu Xun was a very interesting and subtle
  writer” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rana-mitter-on-100-years-modern-china
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Conan: Think Slightly Different
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/conan-think-slightly-different

Should be admitted as evidence in the Apple-Samsung lawsuit [30]More
  videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Nassim Nicholas Taleb, on honesty
    Links:
      31. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nassim-Nicholas-Taleb/13012333374

"It is a great compliment for an honest person to be mistaken for a
    crook by a crook"

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

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