Mental Yoga Sunday :: Issue No. 26

I bought my brother some gift-wrap for Christmas. I took it to the Gift Wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping.
— Stephen Wright

Mental Yoga Sunday :: Issue No. 26

 Favorite Long Form Reads of the Week

Exhale. You've almost made it through. This time next week, all those presents will be wrapped, placed neatly under the tree and your checkbook balance will once again begin making its way higher than your credit card balance. Maybe. Ahhh...the joy of the holidays. In the meantime, enjoy a few of my favorite long reads of the past two weeks:

  1. Mimi O’Donnell Reflects on the Loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Devastation of Addiction :: Vogue
  2. Inside China's Vast New Experiment In Social Ranking :: Wired
  3. Generation Screwed :: Huffington Post
  4. College Basketball Made Louisville, Then Broke It :: Bloomberg
  5. Why Your Brain Hates Other People :: Nautilus
  6. Spies, Dossiers, and the Insane Lengths Restaurants Go to Track and Influence Food Critics :: Washingtonian
  7. Why Edmund Burke is a Philosopher for Our Troubled Times :: New Statesman
We got to the moon on Christmas Eve 1968, at the end of a poor year for this country. We had Vietnam. We had civil unrest. We had the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. But we went around the moon and saw the far side for the first time. A script writer couldn’t have done a better job of raising people’s hope.
— Jim Lovell

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