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Articles You Should Be Reading

4 Jan

Today, in a very New York Times heavy post, I bring you some more articles that you should be reading. Some are long, and others are shorter.

1) Goldman Offering Clients A Chance to Invest in Facebook- Dealbook: Fresh off being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, Mark Zuckerberg, and his company Facebook, are working with Goldman Sachs in a deal that could increase the social network’s value to $50 billion. Zuckerberg’s personal wealth could also double to around $15 billion.

2) Chop, Fry, Boil- Mark Bittman in The New York Times: The popular chef penned this op-ed for the Times. He argues against the myth that fast food is cheaper, saying that a family of four can eat well for $10. Not a good chef? Bittman says that three simple dishes (and their thousands of variations) can satisfy anyone’s hunger without requiring much skill to prepare.

3) A Bronx Elementary School, Surrounded by Prostitutes- New York Times: This article is quite hard to read, but reminds everyone that the hard life of the inner city remains very much a reality in New York City. Prostitutes host clients in a tent within view of West Farms Elementary School in the Bronx.

4) The Year Ahead in Bikes- Grist: One author’s predictions for what the coming year will hold for cyclists around the country. Lots of interesting links throughout the article. Well worth clicking around.

5) Aftershocks- Mother Jones: A peak into the hellish refugee camps in Haiti, nearly one year after the earthquake. The author speaks to survivors and chronicles the violence many women (and children) have faced in the months since the disaster.

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