Weekly newsletter 63


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[1]A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured
  FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotations and more.
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      1. http://thebrowser.com

Weekly Newsletter

Best of the Week

[6]The Rotten Heart Of Finance
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/PjOhtr

Anonymous | Economist | 5 July 2012

The Libor scandal that began in London with Barclays is about to go
  global. "This is the banking industry’s tobacco moment," says the chief
  executive of a multinational bank. "It’s that big." As many as 20 firms
  are now in the frame [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/rotten-heart-finance

[8]The Medication Generation
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/ONGYJe

Katherine Sharpe | WSJ | 29 June 2012

It's a shocking thought, but plenty of young people in America today
  have spent the majority of their lives on antidepressants. Often as a
  result of misdiagnosis. What must it mean for their sense of identity,
  emotional development? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/medication-generation

[10]Brain Time
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/RkFXqP

David Eagleman | David Eagleman | 5 July 2012

Fascinating essay. "The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly
  flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision,
  is a construction of the brain and is shockingly easy to manipulate
  experimentally" [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brain-time

[12]After America
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/N3GWXA

Dexter Filkins | New Yorker | 2 July 2012

Afghans fear that their civil war, suspended but never settled, will
  resume when US troops leave. "Everyone is preparing. It will be
  bloodier and longer than before, street to street. This time, everyone
  has more guns, more to lose" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/after-america

[14]Roberts Switched Views To Uphold Health Care Law
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/N3VRVe

Jan Crawford | CBS | 1 July 2012

An impressive scoop. And probably as full an account as we can hope for
  in the short term of the manoeuvring behind the health-care verdict.
  But it can't be good for America to have the Supreme Court leaking and
  spinning like this [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/roberts-switched-views-uphold-health-care-law

[16]The Audition
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/KRjjBE

Jennie Dorris | Boston Magazine | 28 June 2012

Mike Tetreault is a percussionist. He has 10 minutes to impress a
  Boston Symphony Orchestra selection committee. A single mistake and
  it's over.  A flawless performance and he could join one of the world's
  most renowned orchestras [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/audition

[18]The Psychopath Test
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/NyDCDS

Sandy Hingston | Philadelphia | 1 July 2012

Adrian Raine is a world leader in neurocriminology. He believes simple
  medical tests can reveal predispositions to psychopathy. In the future
  he thinks screening will be so reliable all children should undergo it.
  Is he right? [19]Comments
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/articles/psychopath-test

[20]Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/N1zDzJ

Anonymous | Telegraph | 29 June 2012

Straight onto the list of most thrilling obituaries ever. Fled Occupied
  France in WWII; recruited by British special forces; led series of
  daring sabotage missions; faced execution twice; engineered most
  dramatic escapes imaginable [21]Comments
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/articles/count-robert-de-la-rochefoucauld

FiveBooks Interview

[22]Carol Dweck on Success
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

Challenge-seeking, resilience and the right attitude towards failure
  are key factors in success, says the researcher and author of Mindset,
  who tells us about growth versus fixed mindsets, and how to change your
  brain [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/carol-dweck-on-success

Featured Topic

[24]Hunt for the Higgs Boson
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

As CERN claim discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs
  boson, we delve behind the news and ask: What is the elusive Higgs
  boson? Why does it matter whether it exists? If its discovery is
  confirmed, what happens next? [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/hunt-higgs-boson

Reader Recommendations

@obitmag "To Paint is Very Difficult…" Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo
  t.co/VBaokiVI #longreads #longformorg #somethingtoread [26]#browsings
  [27]More like this
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      26. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      27. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[28]Book of the Day
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blessings-disguise-by-alec-guinness

[29]Blessings in Disguise by Alec Guinness
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/blessings-disguise-by-alec-guinness

[30]Craig Brown says: “I rather like Alec Guinness as a diarist. He is
  sheltered and quiet, quite slippery in a way. You can’t quite put a
  finger on him” [31]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/craig-brown-on-diaries-and-autobiography
      31. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[32]The Higgs Boson Explained
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos/higgs-boson-explained

In comic format. Enjoyable and accessible [33]More videos
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[34]Christopher Hitchens, on Bashar al-Assad
    Links:
      34. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/syrias-torture-archipelago-and-romneys-listless-foreign-policy/2012/07/03/gJQA1MgHLW_blog.html

"Bony-thin and with a scrubby moustache, he looks for all the world
    like a cretin impersonating a toothbrush"

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

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