James Altucher - 10 Reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job This Year - You can’t make money without selling something real. You can’t make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head. You can’t have imagination without surrendering yourself to an idea that you want to create something of value to other human beings.
Slate - Why America’s Critics Will Miss the U.S. Superpower - ...All of which is not an elaborate excuse for messy America foreign policy, or the still-weak American economy, or the indecisive American president. It's just a little reminder: U.S. strength may be waning, U.S. status may be fading, and U.S. attraction for talented foreigners may soon taper off. But there will be reasons to be sorry if America isn't a superpower anymore, perhaps more than America's critics think.
Salon - The rise of religion might be all about sex - A study suggests religion might have arisen to protect certain reproductive strategies, like long-term partnership.
The Two-Way - Record Number Of International Students Attend U.S. Colleges - International students who come to the U.S. for college contribute more than $24 billion to the economy, according to an analysis that came out Monday. A record number of international students — nearly 820,000 — came to U.S. colleges in the 2012/2013 school year, says the Institute of International Education.
The New York Times - The Plot Against France - ...Let me give you an idea of what we’re talking about. A year ago the magazine The Economist declared France “the time bomb at the heart of Europe,” with problems that could dwarf those of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy. In January 2013, CNN Money’s senior editor-at-large declared France in “free fall,” a nation “heading toward an economic Bastille.” Similar sentiments can be found all over economic newsletters.
Independent - US blocks publication of Chilcot’s report on how Britain went to war with Iraq - Washington is playing the lead role in delaying the publication of the long-awaited report into how Britain went to war with Iraq, The Independent has learnt.
The Wall Street Journal - The New Face of European Anti-Semitism - This past weekend was the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 Nazi pogrom against German Jews, and European commentary focused predictably on the traditional anti-Semitic threats from the far right. The recent rise of openly anti-Jewish parties in Greece and Hungary shows that this remains a problem that authorities and civil society must confront without equivocation.
National Security - Pentagon Finally Breaks Ties With Russia's Shady Arms Dealer - For years, it has been one of the world's stranger -- and uglier -- arms deals, blasted by good governance advocates and human rights activists on three continents. Now, the Pentagon and Russia's premier weapons dealer are finally breaking up, amid pressure from Capitol Hill and a possible criminal probe into the Army's controversial program to buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan air force.