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Weekly Best Reads 009

If internet news is like a bottomless bag of M&M’s, these reads are a good sit down meal that will leave you filled for hours afterward. Join the Slow Internet movement (not related to your ISP’s intermittent but ongoing movement of the same name).

The Vitamin Myth – Why We Think We Need Supplements – Let’s just say this article is more than a bit disappointing to those of us who grew up believing that Vitamin C could work magic against colds, coughs, etc. Turns out we’ve been following the sage advice of a Nobel prize winning scientist who, strangely, perpetuated utter myth when it comes to multivitamins in general and Vitamin C in particular. One punch line? Multivitamins have been shown to reduce your life expectancy. (Paul Offit for The Atlantic)

The Last Days of Big Law – Not sure the premise is true in all areas of law, but this article makes some compelling arguments that the golden age of The Partner is nothing but a distant memory. (Noam Scheiber for The New Republic)

Something More Wrong – Life on the inside (and outside) of Ward 3B at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens. (Katherine B. Olson for The Big Round Table)

Should Reddit Be Blamed For The Spreading Of A Smear? – Who’s responsible for the fallout over the misidentification of Sunil Tripathi as Boston Bombing Suspect No. 2 for a few short hours on the night of April 19? (Jay Caspian Kang for The New York Times)

Bonus Feature

Constructing The World’s Largest Self-Anchored Suspension Span – Incredible high-def closeup photos by a photographer who’s been taking pictures of the Bay Bridge construction for 15 years. (Photos: Joseph Blum)

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