Five new ones for your reading pleasure:

1. Bionic Brains and Beyond, Danilel H. Wilson, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2012.

This article comes thanx to my brother-in-law who writes it’s about “inserting tiny devices in one’s brain in the future to make us smarter, better leaders, and hopefully more Republican.” Oh well, I’m not responsible for my in-laws, but the article is of interest.

(Length: Short)

2. In Praise of Misfits, The Economist, June 2, 2012.

In this Schumpeter column, the author says business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome, attention-deficit disorder, and dyslexia. Disorganization man replaces the organization man?

(Length: Short)

3. The Facebook President Is in Need of New Friends, Edward Luce, The Financial Times, May 20, 2012.

Luce writes, “The president needs to convince (people) he is running a viable enterprise that knows where it is going and which can deliver on performance.” So far, Luce argues, he hasn’t done so.

(Length: Short)

4. Prep School Predators: The Horace Mann Schools’ Secret History of Sexual Abuse, The NY Times Magazine, Amos Kamil, June 6, 2012.

The Jerry Sandusky trial is in the news, and it seems there may be much more to come along this line. In the Horace Mann article, posted first I think on line, it’s now one of the prestigious private schools that must face what it has allowed to occur on its campus. Additionally, this article has spurred school alumni to gather on line to tell more stories of occurrences at Horace Mann. And a further controversy may be brewing on why the Times focused on the male abuse and did not write about what was happening to females, even though they had been told about it.

(Length: Long)

5. All the Single Ladies, Kate Boleck, The Atlantic Monthly, Nov. 2011.

There have been a number of articles and books recently about the single woman. Here is one I read last year that I think is worthy of your time if the subject is of interest to you.

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