A couple of picks from the free New Yorker

In case you haven´t noticed yet, the archives of the New Yorker are free for the summer. If you don´t know where to start, here are a couple of articles I recommend.

  • How to be good
    An article about the british philosopher Derek Parfit. It took me a while to be comfortable with the way it was written, but in the end I think it was a great way to combine subject matter and style.
  • The intelligent plant
    If you happen to to be a vegetarian, you must have also heard the question “What will you do if plants feel pain?” way too many times. This might make you think twice about getting annoyed the next time someone brings it up.
  • Don´t worry, be happy
    Are you an optimist? Well, that´s just stupid. Research suggests that “depressive realists” are much more accurate in their views about the world. Yay, finally something to be happy about in being a pessimist?

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