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The Week’s Top Articles – 03/27/15

“Discard the junk…you are far better off to read a much smaller amount of good material with care and thoughtfulness.”
– Barton Biggs

Food for Thought:

  • Ted – The Price of Shame.  “Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop,” says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant — and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.
  • WSJ – Why Islam Needs a Reformation To defeat the extremists for good, Muslims must reject those aspects of their tradition that prompt some believers to resort to oppression and holy war.
  • The Atlantic – The City That Believed in Desegregation.  Integration isn’t easy, but Louisville, Kentucky, has decided that it’s worth it.
  • WSJ – Resilience Can Be Learned How a widow traced a long path back toward optimism.
  • The Atlantic – The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion.  Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.
  • TA – Investment Dressing: Is It Worth It?.  An interesting piece to pair with the article above about where does it make sense to splurge for quality.
  • RH – 28 Pieces of Productivity Advice I Stole from People Smarter Than Me



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