The Day the Pirates Came

The Real Origins of the U.S.-China Cold War. Why the Path to Reopening New York City Will Be So Difficult.

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When you hear “flow” you might think of musicians, athletes, yoga practitioners or scientists in the lab. But “flow state is something that happens to all of us,” says Allen — it’s not just for creatives, academics or athletes.

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The Real Origins of the U.S.-China Cold War

The only way to win the next superpower showdown is to understand what exactly caused it.

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Rutger Bregman: The Dutch Historian Who Rocked Davos and Unearthed the Real Lord of the Flies

The historian offers a hopeful view of human nature in his latest book, Humankind. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

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The Day the Pirates Came

For Sudeep Choudhury, work on merchant ships promised adventure and a better life. But a voyage on an oil tanker in West Africa, in dangerous seas far from home, would turn the young graduate’s life upside down.

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How the World’s Only Feudal Lord Outclassed the Nazis to Save Her People

Dame Sibyl Hathaway protected her people with the unlikeliest of weapons: Feudal etiquette, old-world manners, and a dollop of classic snobbery.

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The Bailout Is Working — for the Rich

The economy is in free fall but Wall Street is thriving, and stocks of big private equity firms are soaring dramatically higher. That tells you who investors think is the real beneficiary of the federal government’s massive rescue efforts.

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The No-Brainer Meals Chefs Make When They’re Too Tired to Cook

It doesn’t have to be another takeout night.

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Why the Path to Reopening New York City Will Be So Difficult

The factors that made the city one of the hardest hit on the planet — its density, mass transit and tourism — complicate a return to normalcy.

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