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Past Week's Favorites

from January 23, 2015 to January 30, 2015

  1. The Story of Diana: The Making of a Terrorist

    Part I When Diana Oughton, dead at 28, was buried in Dwight, Ill., on Tuesday, March 24, 1970, the family and friends gathered at her grave did not really know who she was.  The minister who led…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

    reprints.longform.org

  2. Islands in the Stream

    The elephant in the discotheque: the Bee Gees. A 1977 publicity photo of the Bee Gees for a television special, “Billboard #1 Music Awards.” From top: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

    www.theparisreview.org

  3. Why Putin Will Fight On in Ukraine

    As Ukraine burned again last weekend, Western leaders stubbornly stuck to their chosen path: No appeasement and no military action, just more economic sanctions against Russia. It's a sure-fire way…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

    www.bloombergview.com

  4. How did Mike Krzyzewski reach 1,000 wins? With a million small steps

    To understand how Mike Krzyzewski has coached his teams to 1,000 wins, it helps to examine his immediate reactions after the two most memorable ones. March 30, 1991. Indianapolis. Krzyzewski’s…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

    www.si.com

  5. Something Slightly Less Terrible

    Loren, thanks for taking the time to talk to us — especially during the holidays. What are you up to these days? I’ve been pretty busy over the holidays, mostly with family stuff.…

    Times Favorited: 1 Times Bookmarked: 1

    www.objc.io

  6. Watch 'Insane Mode' On A Tesla Model S P85D Scare The Crap Out Of Passengers

    Video: When Elon Musk unveiled the 691-horsepower Model S P85D, he hinted that it would feature Normal, Sport and Insane driving modes. Turns out that the Insane Mode is well-labelled, considering…

    Times Favorited: 0 Times Bookmarked: 1

    feeds.gizmodo.com.au

  7. Can You Save Money On Petrol By Half-Filling Your Fuel Tank?

    It’s often said that driving with a half-full tank will save you money on fuel, but do the numbers really stack up? Tim Trudgian from the Australian National University investigates. Picture:…

    Times Favorited: 0 Times Bookmarked: 1

    feeds.gizmodo.com.au

  8. WTF is ‘data leakage’?

    When Google decided it would stop letting data-management platforms fire pixels on its ad network, it claimed that its motivation was to bring an end to “data leakage.” Which raises the…

    Times Favorited: 0 Times Bookmarked: 1

    digiday.com

  9. Here's A Video Of Just About Every BMW Car And Bike Ever Made

    Got a free half hour on this lazy Tuesday morning? Feel like a bit of a history lesson? This video tour of the BMW Museum in Munich gives you a quick look at almost every vehicle that Bayerische…

    Times Favorited: 0 Times Bookmarked: 1

    feeds.gizmodo.com.au

  10. Women’s Ideal Body Types throughout History

    What does it mean to be a beautiful woman? This is a subjective question. The answer varies from culture to culture. BuzzFeed offers this video highlighting feminine beauty standards in different…

    Times Favorited: 0 Times Bookmarked: 1

    www.neatorama.com


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