The German Chancellor is being advised by the likes of Thomas Piketty and Jeffrey Sachs, among others, on how her decisions regarding Greece will shape how generations come to view her; a writer argues that there is “quiet racism” in Instagram filters; meanwhile, AirBnB may be destroying the creative class. These discoveries and more below.

Five Leading Economists Warn the German Chancellor, ‘History Will Remember You for Your Actions This Week’ The never-ending austerity that Europe is force-feeding the Greek people is simply not working. Now Greece has loudly said no more.

The Science of Swearing: What Lies Behind the Use of Four-Letter Words? It was the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and Britain’s female windsurfers had never before won a medal.

Why Childhood Memories Disappear Most adults can’t remember much of what happened to them before age 3 or so. What happens to the memories formed in those earliest years?

Is American Literature Too Dark for TV? The executive producer of “Masterpiece” says Jane Austen works a lot better on screen than Hemingway does.

How AirBnB Threatens Urban Creative Space The end result of an AirBnB’d neighborhood is not a profitable artist collective; it’s an international bedroom community of “post-tourist” upwardly mobile workers.

London: a city in peril, or in clover? Last week our architecture critic wrote about how high residential land values are destroying the soul of London. His piece provoked a large response…

Where Is Google Taking Us? Tim Adams was invited to hang out at Google’s California HQ, where some of the world’s brightest minds are working on innovations, such as driverless cars, that will transform our lives. But is society ready to go along for the ride?

What Do the Projected Health Insurance Premium Increases Mean to Us? Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected.

The Case for Eating Small Fish From the beginning of time, through the artist Bruegel’s day, and until relatively recently, little fish had only big fish to fear.

Arab-Killing Never Hurt an Israeli Cop’s Record Who’s easier to appoint Israel Police chief-designate, someone suspected of sex crimes or corruption, or someone involved in killing Israeli Arabs? The answer is obvious.

The Day Netanyahu Capitulated to the Ultra-Orthodox Next time the prime minister urges Jews worldwide to immigrate to Israel, we should all remember the day he betrayed immigration and spat in the faces of 350,000 Israeli citizens defined as ‘having no religion.’

Peeking Into the Brain’s Filing System Storing information so that you can easily find it again is a challenge.

The Quiet Racism of Instagram Filters Last year, Danity Kane’s Dawn Richards uploaded a selfie on Instagram that lead to plenty of backlash from her fans.

The Real Student-Debt Crisis If you’re reading this, “college” may connote a very expensive, four-year residential institution where one comes of age, acquires what one hopes will become an impressive lifelong credential and a network of useful friends, and learns at least something of the liberal arts.

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