Read — 2012/09/08

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. After High Note for Euro Plan, Discord Emerges“, by Steven Erlanger (NY Times).
  2. Canada Closes Tehran Embassy and Orders Iran Envoys to Leave“, by Ian Austen (NY Times).
  3. Managing a Child’s Allowance, the Online Version“, by Ron Lieber (NY Times).
  4. Space Tourism Is Here! Wealthy Adventurers Wanted“, by Jesse McKinley (NY Times).
  5. 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.
  6. 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!)