An Old Contempt in Rotherham | The New Yorker

What appears to have been at work is a problematic multiculturalism to which European countries have subscribed too easily.

It’s the kind of multiculturalism that is really a form of separatism: you stay in your enclave and we’ll stay in ours; …

via An Old Contempt in Rotherham – The New Yorker.

Why Walking Helps Us Think | The New Yorker

What is it about walking, in particular, that makes it so amenable to thinking and writing?

The answer begins with changes to our chemistry. When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain.

Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age, increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region crucial for memory), and elevates levels of molecules that both stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.

via Why Walking Helps Us Think – The New Yorker.

Nuclear War? More like Financial Warfare | Money Morning Australia

It was only a game.

But trading partners decided they needed China and Russia’s products more than they needed US dollars. Dollars were dumped and Mr Rickards and company proved their point.

The Pentagon saw just how quickly the American financial system could come undone.

And there’d be no need for missiles.

via Nuclear War? More like Financial Warfare – Stock Market News, Finance and Investments | Money Morning Australia.