Insightful Stuff To Read May 2015

Posted by | May 11, 2015 | Uncategorized | No Comments

If money doesn’t make you happy, then you probably aren’t spending it right Elizabeth W. Dunn, Daniel T. Gilbert and Timothy D. Wilson, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Volume 21, Issue 2, April 2011, Pages 115–125.

Physician suicide 101: Secrets, lies and solutions – Apparently doctors get depressed – being exposed to so much of life’s trauma can take its toll on you. Some of them decide that life isn’t worth it anymore, and commit suicide. This piece examines the culture ingrained in the medical profession, and asks whether things can be improved for those on the front line.

How the language you speak changes your view of the world – People thinking and interacting in a particular language will change how they describe a given situation. English speakers might describe an action intransitively, i.e. “the woman is walking”, whereas a German speaker might put the action in context by describing it transitively i.e. “the woman is walking to her car”.

Temperate and lytic bacteriophages programmed to sensitize and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 18, 2015 – doi:10.1073/pnas.1500107112
How to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria: use a virus to modify them so they are no longer antibiotic resistant.

Transcript of Silk Road’s Boss Ordering 5 Assassinations – If you haven’t heard of Silk Road, it was the anonymous marketplace for everything illegal, drugs, hitmen, payment always in BitCoin. The mastermind behind it, Ross Ulbricht, is transcribed here in an email conversation with Hell’s angels ordering the deaths of five people.

And if you really haven’t heard of Silk Road before, you should probably read these…

The Rise and Fall of Silk Road – Part 1, The Rise – Joshuah Bearman, wired.com

The Rise and Fall of Silk Road – Part 2, The Fall – Joshuah Bearman, wired.com

 

 

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