Weekly Reader

This week's top picks from the IE Communications Team

Books, books, books.

FELIX: Art as a Therapy

This is an engaging, lively, and controversial new book in which bestselling philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and therapeutic for their viewers. Chapters on love, nature, money, and politics outline how art can help with these common difficulties. Find more here.

JUNCAL: SUMMER RECOMENDATIONS

Reading is always a good idea, and even more so when the sun is coming, and you have less work and more free time. Here you can find some nice recommendations for indecisive people, made up of 10 different and recommendable books.

ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

GILL: FUTURE OPINIONS

What will the world be like at the end of the 21st century? Food, finance, pollution, even people’s mood is going to change with the world. What are future generations going to think of current generations in a century’s time? Scientist, environmentalist and futurist James Lovelock gives his opinion. Find more here.

MARTA: WHY IS IT COLD IN SUMMER?

Why is it cold and rainy in July? We are currently going through some climate changes, the biggest changes ever seen. Yesterday’s rain, has to do with the warm (Equator) and cold (North Pole) air masses. Both flows together are creating this weird climate all over the world. Find more here.

TOTALLY CRAZY

GEOFFROY: THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT

How to communicate with your hands like Italians do? In an embassy a group of workers created a rap using some really funny choreography. Recommended video.

PABLO: MONEY EVERYWHERE

@HiddenCash - the millionaire who hides money in El Retiro of Madrid and sends Twitter messages for people to find it. There are 1,300 euros in total, divided in 6 envelopes that contain 50 euros each. Some people are still looking for the money. Read more here.

ART

VERÓNICA: ONCE UPON A TIME, IN 1880..

The 20 most important pictures in history. From the beginning of the construction of the Eiffel Tower (1880), until the day the Hindenburg exploded (1937), and including the day the Titanic sailed (1912), or the times when the length of women’s bathing costumes was controlled (1922). Find more here.

ROBERTO: THE RUSSIAN ARTIST

Alexey Menschikov is a Russian artist that uses different ways to practice his creativity. You can find his works somewhere among the languages of photography, urban art, and video. In this article, we take a look at and enjoy some of the examples of urban art. Find more here.

KERRY: THE EMAIL'S NEW ART

Emails seems a little old hat nowadays, but the opposite is true. Email is not just a way to communicate. We can now also say that it is a radical publishing technology that is catching on in news media companies big and small. Find more here.