This article from http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/ talks about the importance and need for deliberate practice if you want to master something. It also talks about the difference between playing around, which is what most of us do when we practice, and the work it takes to get incrementally better. This is a very important subject for anyone who wants to improve any aspect of their lives.
This is a part of an article written by Malcolm Gladwell talking about what holds us all back from becoming what we could become. If you are a subscriber to The New Yorker you can view the whole article.
The Real Crash Dead Ahead
This is an article from Marketwatch where the author gives his opinions on why he thinks another major economic crash is coming very soon. The author says the coming recession is going to be worse than the recent recession.