The Modern Man’s 6 Best Weekend Reads

Carnival Triumph Cruise Ship Crisis ‘A Tale of Two Ships’ – LA Times
Some passangers aboard the beleaguered cruise ship Carnival Triumph formed Bible studies and passed the time quietly. Others hoarded condiments and devolved into tribalism. It turns out that William Golding didn’t need to set Lord of the Flies on a deserted island; a cruise ship with an empty buffet would have been sufficient.

Why You’re Not A Leader – Forbes
Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Realistically, probably not. Here’s why.

The Seven Levels of Dirty Hockey – Grantland
Everyone’s still divided about Erik Karlsson’s injury, with most of Ottawa labelling Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke a dirty player. However, that’s not good enough for Grantland, who wants to figure out, once and for all, what “dirty” means.

Going with the Flow – The New York Times
For the past sixty years, the Dutch have maintained an elaborate system of dams, waterways, and barriers to keep the North Sea back. Now, they’re starting to let it in by choice.

The Honey Trap – Guernica
The Stasi—the old East German secret police—used to use a training camp to learn how to learn the art of uncovering state secrets with sex. Now, the camp is a free-love commune, rife with jealousy.

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – The New York Times
Did you know that most of the terrible food you love is designed by people with doctoral degrees in chemistry? Actually, you probably suspected that, given the neon orange colours that now covers the internet’s favourite snacks.

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