eCLIPPINGS, A Curated News Service: August 1, 2015

Left: Tama-chan the cat | Right: Little blue for Radcliffe

Left: Tama-chan the cat | Right: Little blue for Radcliffe

Obituary, Tama-chan, (“Little Treasure”), The Cat’s Miaow,  The Economist, July 4th, 2015 –
“Tama, stationmaster of Kishi station and VP of the Wakayama Electric Railway, died on June 22, aged 16,  moving wonderful obituary, please read.

Business high school, The Economist, July 18th, 2015, Newburgh, New York
“Companies struggling to find talent are looking to teenagers”   a new program developed by IBM and partnered with NYC and CUNY, this is so encouraging and brilliant. Picture of Radcliffe Saddler, from the P-Tech program, success story.

The Independent Mothers of Iceland, by Janet Elise Johnson, The New Yorker, July 12, 2015
“The economist Paul Krugman contends that the country is some kind of economic miracle”;  I have a great interest in any information about this country, it is one of the most socially advanced countries in the world.”There is an ease to being a mother in Iceland” “Jona lives in a small town in northern Iceland with four of her five children…..” is the caption for the photograph at the beginning of the piece.

Banyan The lose-lose election, The Economist, July 18, 2015
An election in Myanmar may produce more questions than answers, the upcoming election (November 8th) and Ms. Suu Kyi, there is great interest in the outcome. Interesting and timely.

Claustrophobia: More Likely in Women Than Men, by C. Claiborne Ray, The New York Times, July 27, 2015 – surprisingly, a genetic component is suspected.

Banned from Foreign beaches, Moscow, The Economist, July 18, 2015
“As in Soviet days, the state is making it harder for many to holiday abroad” – Guess we won’t be seeing many Russians at the Cote d’Azur, interesting piece about Russian holidays.

Unread at any Speed by Ralph Nader, Harper’s Magazine, April 2015
from “Return to Sender”, a collection of 115 unanswered letters Nader sent to George W. Bush and  Barack Obama between 2000 and 2015, out this month from Seven Stories Press. I will write a review in a later post.

How to Capture a Birdby Elisabeth Biondi, July 21, 2015, The New Yorker
a text from Yola Monakhov Stockton’s work out on July 25th, “The Nature of Imitation” Ms Stockton is photojournalist, a photographer with a great empathy for birds. I am going to review this new book in a later post.

How Trees Calm Us Down by Alex Hutchinson, The New Yorker, July 23, 2015
“A new study found than an additional ten trees on any  given block corresponded to a 1 % increase in how healthy nearby residents felt”, being a tree lover, this piece particularly captured my attention. Last sentence” If someone offers you ten thousand dollars or ten trees, take the trees”.

Medical Mysteries of the Heart, The New York Times, Editorial by The Editorial Board, July 3, 2015
New and successful medical procedures.

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