Symphony No. 1 in A flat major (Edward Elgar) performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.
I don't think any other music in the world clears my mind as completely or quickly as the first two minutes of this masterpiece.
I came across this stunning article while reading the news last night:
Files Vanished, Young Chinese Lose the Future
[These Chinese college] graduates say they believe officials stole the files and sold them to underachievers seeking new identities and better job prospects — a claim bolstered by a string of similar cases across China.
Ironically, our textbook reading this morning extolled the virtues of China's modern, equal-opportunity education system.