with eyes open wide
I’m heading to the States soon and hope to be welcomed by this view!
I’ve accumulated lots and lots of articles this week. Enjoy!
Pakistani’s Iron Grip, Wielded in Opulent Exile, Begins to Slip (NY Times) – Interesting article about Altaf Hussain, cruel ruler of Pakistan. He lives in London and runs his country completely separated!! You will find out why in this article.
What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria (NY Times) – Have you read this article yet? I would highly encourage you to, as you will most likely be surprised by why Putin has to say.
Occupy Wall Street Legacy (NY Times) – I was out of the country during the Occupy Wall Street movement, but this article by Charles M. Blow opines that though much didn’t change nor improve because of the movement, it wasn’t all por gusto (for nothing). *I hope to do a longer piece on the growing income gap later this week.*
Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy (wait but why) – This article was passed around the internet this week and it’s definitely worth a read. If you don’t reach a profound thought, you’ll at least get a good laugh!
Tips and Poverty (NY Times) – It’s absolutely unreal how the restaurant and service industry has been forgotten when it comes to federal mandated wages. The $2.13 raise hasn’t been raised since 1996! I like the new bill introduced in Congress in March.
Reshaping Brazil’s Retail Scene, Inspired by Vegas and Vanderbilt (NY Times) – Sorry that I am sharing this article with you. It’s quite sickening to see the ridiculous consumerism culture being spread so rapidly, but I think it’s important to be aware of. (Another good, but depressing, article about Brazil is Brazilian Court Allows Appeals for Political Figures Convicted of Corruption)
Medicine’s Search for Meaning (NY Times) – I don’t know how doctors do it. One second you are without feeling cutting all into a human being, and the next you have to be at their side with the right amount of emotion to be able to have a human connection. However they do it, we should celebrate more the ones who are able to combine this great effort and encourage compassion training for all new doctors.
26, Unmarried, and Childless (Converge) – This random article received a lot of attention this week. It applies mainly to women in the situation described in the title. And it’s a “feel-good” read for that group, which we all need every once in a while!
At Every Corner, From Deaf Man to Danger, Hints of a Colorful Past (NY Times) – A neat article on Caracas, Venezuela, which isn’t in the international news very often.