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August
08th
  5:44:05 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140808

Our focus is on Iraq today, and the agony of hundreds of thousands of citzens fleeing before the jihadi onslaught. Sheila Liaugminas gives a round-up of developments as Obama authorises airtsrikes against militants. 


Carolyn Moynihan,
Deputy Editor,
MercatorNet


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August
07th
  7:48:16 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140807

The second most popular article on MercatorNet right now is Challenging the meaninglessness of sex  - a review of a book by philosophy professor, J. Budziszewski.


Carolyn Moynihan,
Deputy Editor,
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August
06th
  7:00:19 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140806

Today is a Global Day of Prayer for Peace in Iraq. You can join in at https://www.facebook.com/events/816124831761384/permalink/819826398057894/  


Carolyn Moynihan,
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MercatorNet


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August
05th
  11:11:46 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140804

+ the top story on the website today is "Pope Francis's 10 tips for happiness".


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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August
04th
  6:23:41 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140804


Michael Cook,
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August
01st
  2:24:10 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140810

+ From time to time, check out our Facebook page. One of our recent posts was seen by a record number of people (16,000). Apparently the Health Minister of Lithuania has suggested that euthanasia might be a good alternative for people who cannot afford palliative care. Don't forget to Like the page!


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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July
31st
  9:39:32 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140731

A word from the Editor    

If you are interested in bioethics, why don't you subscribe to MercatorNet's sister publication, BioEdge?

Every week we summarise the latest developments in areas like euthanasia, informed consent, IVF, surrogacy, organ trafficking and bioethical theorizing. It's free, reliable and read by nearly 10,000 subscribers. The editor of the leading journal Bioethics said last year that BioEdge had “a larger real-world impact than most bioethics journals could dream of”. 

Just visit the website at www.BioEdge.org and see for yourself. You will find a subscription box on the home page

Cheers,


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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July
30th
  10:53:05 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140730

The New York Times strongly endorsed the legalisation of marijuana in its weekend editorial. In a move which may surprise some readers, the government office which advises President "Of course I inhaled — that was the point!" Obama thinks this is ridiculous. We have republished its cogent arguments


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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July
29th
  5:30:18 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140729

+ The most popular story on MercatorNet at the moment is "If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?

 


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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July
28th
  10:07:11 PM

NEWSLETTER 20140728

Hi there, 

Back again with something very useful. "Never put off today what you can put off till tomorrow" is advice which has always appealed to me. The really important stuff, I mean. But the trivial and inconsequential things I like to do as a matter of urgency.

I have already used up quite a number of words to describe this behaviour, but this evening I discovered a single lapidary word for it: precrastination. Admittedly it is a new word, invented by some psychologists, but it is worth its weight in gold at MercatorNet. It means, they say, "the hastening of subgoal completion, even at the expense of extra physical effort". 

From now on, when I immerse myself in subgoal completion from 9am to about 4pm, I won't have to feel ashamed of it. I will not be fluffing around, wasting my time or inverting priorities. I will be precrastinating. Perhaps we can start a movement. 

Cheers,


Michael Cook,
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MercatorNet


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