Long Reads Of The Week - 12 August 2013

Your essential reads of the moment, curated by Esquire's editorial team.

1 | “Does psychiatry have any credibility left at all?” asks The Guardian. Will Self ponders whether the epidemic of depression and ADHD is a product of over-prescription and a DSM gone wrong.

2 | One of the world’s most buzzy social networks still hasn’t made a dollar. Fast Company follows Foursquare’s aching quest for profitability.

3 | Polygyny is on the rise-and-rise in British Muslim communities – and women are the ones seeking to be second (or third) wives. As conservative politicians look to stamp out the trend, the Daily Beast discovers why it’s happening.

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4 | What if Gladwell’s 10,000 hour theory is wrong? What if mastery is more complex than repetition – than incremental growth? Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein muses on nature, nurture and how athletes get great.

5 | It’s not terribly popular, but you could send your kids to Songdowon Internation Children’s Camp – in North Korea. Sure, it’s entertained tourists for decades, but, the BBC reports, it’s becoming a harder and harder sell.

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