Read — 2012/09/08
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “After High Note for Euro Plan, Discord Emerges“, by Steven Erlanger (NY Times).
- “Canada Closes Tehran Embassy and Orders Iran Envoys to Leave“, by Ian Austen (NY Times).
- “Managing a Child’s Allowance, the Online Version“, by Ron Lieber (NY Times).
- “Space Tourism Is Here! Wealthy Adventurers Wanted“, by Jesse McKinley (NY Times).
- “Reading, Math, and Grit“, by Joe Nocera (NY Times). Asserts that “resilience, integrity, resourcefulness, professionalism and ambition” can be instilled in and are crucial to the success of teenage schoolchildren.
- “The Organic Fable“, by Roger Cohen (NY Times). At times reads like a vindictive vendetta against the admitted sometime excess of the organic craze. Interesting to read that a Stanford University study found that “fruits and vegetables labeled organic are, on average, no more nutritious than their cheaper conventional counterparts” and that “organic meats offered no obvious health advantages”. I wonder if the study could compare the top 10% of organic products against the top 10% of non-organic products? Or explore whether people can taste a difference between the two? (Go go Gadget control group!)