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It’s been kind of a lousy decade, but things are looking up. An Indian minister says TV works as birth control, coffee might not kill you, and there’s plenty more where that came from. Today’s list after the jump.

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Coffee Will Kill You (or Not)
Coffee lovers have had a few good reasons to feel good about themselves recently.

Indian Minister Says TV Is Good Birth Control System
Earlier this month the United Nations warned that the world population—at least 6.7 billion—would double in the next 40 years if growth rates remain unchecked.

Giorgio Carbone, Elected Prince of Seborga, Dies at 73
Nestled near the beaches of the Italian Riviera and the snow-capped Alps is the tiny principality of Seborga, a place that floats on legends.

Why Golden Ratio Pleases the Eye: U.S. Academic Says He Knows Art Secret
Many artists have proportioned their work in shapes that facilitate scanning of images to the brain, says professor.

Liberal Arts: Alive and Well
The liberal arts are higher education’s answer to Broadway, that “fabulous invalid” whose demise is predicted with both certainty and regularity.

As Books Go Beyond Printed Page to Multisensory Experience, What About Reading?
The mysterious man looks completely wrong to me. In the text of the conspiracy thriller “Embassy,” an online novel by Richard Doetsch, the character is described as “a starkly thin fellow with a protruding Adam’s apple.” My brain goes: Alan Rickman!

For Obama, No Opportunity Is Too Big to Blow
No president since FDR has been handed as many opportunities to transform the U.S. into something that doesn’t threaten the stability of life on this planet. Is he blowing it?

Autumn of the Republic?
Three books suggest America has slipped into a polarized state of undermined self-government. None convincingly suggests how we can slip back out.

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