Reading While Eating for November 22: Fast Rides and Short Attention Spans

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A competitor dives during practice before the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard diving final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.


Monday’s links start the short week off with good music, bad breakups and loud screams.

Millennial Minds: Cell phones and laptops give today’s kids endless access to information. But it’s rewiring their brains and inhibiting traditional learning. (New York Times)

In-Flight Breakup: Recent changes to the TSA’s airport screening process leads one writer to write a “Dear John” letter to the airline experience. (The Atlantic)

Wild Ride: The world’s fastest roller coaster is made by Ferrari and travels at speeds up to 150 mph. See video of it in action. (Gizmodo)

Perfect 10: Notoriously picky music blog Pitchfork gave Kanye West’s new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, a perfect 10.0 review. It’s the first 10 since 2002. (Pitchfork)

Swirling Colors: Someone decided to film a clip of Sesame Street through a filter of oil and water blobs. Turns out — shocker — it’s pretty trippy. (The Daily What)

Magical Mouse: With Tangled hitting theaters, take a look back through Disney’s storied history of fairy tales, theme parks and celebrity creation. (LIFE)

Elsewhere on On the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, see behind-the-scenes photos by JFK’s personal photographer.

Must-See: On Oprah’s “Favorite Things” episode, audience members were a little bit happy to get free stuff. Just a little. (via Have You Seen This)