Sunday 07.14.2013 New York Times Digest


1. Nothing to Do but Embrace the Dread

“There is no surer way to compound anxiety’s power than to reject it outright.”

2. Nations Buying as Hackers Sell Flaws in Computer Code

“All over the world, from South Africa to South Korea, business is booming in what hackers call ‘zero days,’ the coding flaws in software like Microsoft Windows that can give a buyer unfettered access to a computer and any business, agency or individual dependent on one.”

3. How to Conquer Your To-Do List

“Making a to-do list should be easy: You just write down all the things you need to do, do them, and check them off your list as you go along, right? Wrong.”

4. Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

“Until recently, those who studied the rise of hookup culture had generally assumed that it was driven by men, and that women were reluctant participants, more interested in romance than in casual sexual encounters. But there is an increasing realization that young women are propelling it, too.”

5. To See America, Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist

“I think a tourist is usually someone who is on a time budget. A tourist is out to see sights, usually which have been enumerated for him in a guidebook. I think there’s a deeper degree of curiosity in a traveler.”

6. Stardust Memories

“Yes, I’m sure of myself, but I’m not sure of anybody else.”

7. Bright Young Things

“Is it fair to expect better from an intelligent, evolved man?”


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