Must Reads: The War on Crack, A Lion’s New Life and More


During the week, we consume words in snackable, tweetable bites. But on the weekends, we have the time to take a dive into the murkier, lengthier depths of the Internet and expand our attention spans beyond 140 characters. We can brew a cup of coffee and lie back with our iPads, laptops, smartphones and Kindles.

Since you’re bound to miss a few things during the daily grind, we present to you, in our weekly installation of Mashable Must Reads, a curated list of can’t-miss stories from around the web to read and reflect on. (You can find last week’s must reads here).

A Mad World | Aeon

    A diagnosis of mental illness is more common than ever, which begs the question: Did psychiatrists create the problem, or just start recognizing it? Joseph Pierre, a professor of psychiatry, argues the latter — that more ways are being found to treat real problems. After all, while it may be growing more frequent, mental illness is still very much brushed under the rug. Your boss doesn’t react in quite the same way to an email about the flu as he might to an email about a schizophrenic episode. …

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