Newsletter 778


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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]Who Wears The Pants In This Economy?
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Ruqoyc

Hanna Rosin | NYT | 30 August 2012

In Alabama men grew up learning "how to work hard, how to support a
  family, how to live a good life, how to have the American dream their
  way". But that structure, those jobs are disappearing. Women are the
  new breadwinners [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. https://thebrowser.com/articles/who-wears-pants-economy

[8]Nanotechnology: Armed Resistance
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/TCLiJa

Leigh Phillips | Nature | 29 August 2012

"Why are radical environmental groups targeting nanotechnology? Is this
  field being confronted with the same sort of militant hostility that
  has dogged genetic-modification research and animal testing? And why
  Mexico?" [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. https://thebrowser.com/articles/nanotechnology-armed-resistance

[10]What Is Value? What Is Money?
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/TCJ0d0

Cesar Hidalgo | Edge | 28 August 2012

"There is value that gets generated, and there's value that can be
  appropriated. And they're not the same thing." Traditional measures of
  value were actually measures of appropriation. But this is now changing
  [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. https://thebrowser.com/articles/what-value-what-money

[12]The Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/T0H567

Louis Janera | Discover | 27 August 2012

Husband arrives in ER carrying wife upside-down. So long as she's the
  wrong way up she feels OK. Put her on her feet and she blacks out. She
  had a heart operation two days before. Challenge for doctor: What's the
  problem? [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. https://thebrowser.com/articles/woman-who-needed-be-upside-down

[14]How Digital Mapping Is Mapping Us
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/OzLFWB

Oliver Burkeman | Guardian | 28 August 2012

Google and Apple have pretty much realised Borges's fantasy of a
  one-to-one map of the world. Thanks to which, they can see us
  everywhere. "There's a fine line between this being really useful, and
  being really creepy". [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. https://thebrowser.com/articles/how-digital-mapping-mapping-us

[16]Hypnotising Chickens
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/Oqmm5J

Paul Cullum | LA Review Of Books | 28 August 2012

Picaresque, trivia-packed essay on "Heart Of Glass", for which Herzog
  hypnotised his cast. "He was forced to adopt an artificial voice when
  giving instructions to the crew, lest the entire cast try to follow
  them automatically" [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. https://thebrowser.com/articles/hypnotising-chickens

FiveBooks Interview

[18]Emrys Westacott on Philosophy and Everyday Living
    Links:
      18. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

Philosophy is sometimes assumed to be a dry, academic subject but, in
  reality, is anything but. A philosophy professor tells us how his
  subject is at least as much about how we live, love and relate to each
  other [19]Read on
    Links:
      19. https://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living

Featured Special Report

[20]Democracy
    Links:
      20. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Are Western states true democracies? Has democracy become a casualty of
  the financial crisis? Can you have too much democracy? Read on to find
  out [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. https://thebrowser.com/reports/democracy

Reader Recommendations

[22]nuzav ESPN: Everywhere Sports Profit Network  [23]t.co/hg7zHPvk via
  @[24]BW #[25]browsings [26]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      23. http://t.co/hg7zHPvk
      24. http://twitter.com/BW
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/middlemarch-by-george-eliot

[28]Middlemarch by George Eliot
    Links:
      28. https://thebrowser.com/recommended/middlemarch-by-george-eliot

[29]Emrys Westacott says: “Eliot offers not so much an analysis of
  self-deception as a clever portrayal of the different forms it takes
  and how it’s often linked to self-interest”[30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/emrys-westacott-on-philosophy-and-everyday-living
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]Mitt Romney Quits!
    Links:
      31. https://thebrowser.com/videos/mitt-romney-quits

He said it. Although not necessarily with the words in this order.
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Scott Adams, on the mind
    Links:
      33. http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/quantifying_gullibility

"On one hand, every educated person knows that the physical
    structure of the human brain controls what people think and do. At
    the same time, the vast majority of humans also believe brains are
    part magic"

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

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