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    • The Atlantic | Amanda Mull | 11/4/19 | 11 min
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      monstertuck3 months ago

      I have personally taken to Pelotoning in hotels where the bike is offered. I can legitimately say that I have had all the feelings the author describes. Immediately after my first ride, I texted my wife and told her we needed to get one. We now use the app and both spin, run or do strength workouts multiple times a week. It makes exercise so easy when someone is telling you what to do. I really hope they succeed as a public company and continue to see success into the future. If America Ninja Warrior can do it, why not Peloton?

    • The New York Times Company | Alex W. Palmer | 10/16/19 | 67 min
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      monstertuck3 months ago

      While we don't hear about fentanyl and opiod OD's as frequently as we did a few years ago, this article highlights the challenges of investigating and preventing the epidemic. It also highlights the shady world of secretarial companies in Hong Kong. I know it isn't only a Hong Kong problem, but the fact that it is so openly acknowledged as a standard business practice is concerning in one of the world's largest financial centers.

    • ELLE | Jessica Roy | 8/27/19 | 33 min
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      monstertuck5 months ago

      Interesting article that starts with a crazy story. However, I felt that the end of the story kind of just fizzled without a conclusion. The personality description and background of Sam could have come earlier in the article. However, it's a really interesting story about power, terrorism, ideology, personality, and much more. Worth the read.

    • Organizer Sandbox | Lucas Reilly | 5/20/19 | 47 min
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      monstertuck6 months ago

      This is crazy. Admittedly, I do not know nearly enough about the history of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and the rest of SE Asia. I feel like what we often hear in classrooms or on TV are stories of a failed war highlighting American heroism. While this article was somewhat similar, it highlighted a little known Hmong movement and General in addition to the perilous story of the Ravens. Really enjoyable read.

    • Outside Online | Rowan Jacobsen | 7/31/19 | 13 min
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      monstertuck6 months ago

      Nobody will miss these shitty little brown things when they’re gone - love this quote.

    • The Cut | Kera Bolonik | 7/23/19 | 38 min
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      monstertuck6 months ago

      What a bizarre story...all around so many strange elements. Will take me awhile to process this.

    • The Atlantic | William Langewiesche | 6/17/19 | 54 min
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      monstertuck7 months ago

      Interesting article, but still leaves us without a plane and answers. Unfortunately, for those of us far removed from the accident, it doesn't hit as close to home as I'm sure it does for the families. I'm glad it is still getting coverage, and hope that one day there is more conclusive evidence to either the motivations or the actual events that transpired.

    • Wall Street Journal | Ben Eisen | 1/4/19 | 5 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      Wow, post 2008 mortgage crisis this has red flags written all over it. The author does a nice job point out a few stats that are alarming without signaling things are terrible. It's also interesting to read the titles on the cover of WSJ.com today. You have this article discussing slowing wage growth but another article discussing the booming job growth numbers. You also can see through all the volatility in the markets currently that people are scratching their heads around overall economic health right now. As someone looking to buy a home in the next 24 months, I'm optimistic about prices dropping, but I understand that would likely lead to hardship for these 'risky' home buyers that have bought over the past few years through the different assistance programs.

    • The New York Times Company | Walt Bogdanich | 12/30/18 | 12 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      The title might be slightly misleading as it really focuses on a Ukranian oligarch that is accused of bribery in India. Unfortunately for McKinsey, this builds on other recent reports by the NYTimes that paints the company in a bad light. It seems that the NYT might have some sort of vendetta against McKinsey as I suspect there could be similar stories (not just this one) written about other professional services firms. Overall, I enjoyed reading it though as it was a bit of a cross-border, geo-political tug of war between two allies. Will be interesting to see how it plays out...I hope for continued reporting on the case.

    • Bleacher Report | Leo Sepkowitz | 7/12/18 | 9 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      Super interesting to see athletes transition from playing fields to business settings. I knew the superstars of the world (LBJ, KD, and Brady) were all engaged in VC and angel funds, but did not know how pervasive it was among other lesser known athletes. Could be an interesting place to look for unique opportunities as a start-up needing cash.

    • The New York Times Company | Tariq Panja | 5/25/18 | 7 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      As a soccer fan, I'd love to see national teams play more at a high level. However, I worry about a few things if two new tournaments were added on a quadrennial or biennial schedule. First, the players. They are already playing in many games per season with a short off season. Even shorter when there are international tournaments. Secondly, the devaluation of existing competitions and titles. This seems like another potentially sketchy deal involving FIFA, and as their track record shows, they are not above profiteering at the expense of the beautiful game, human rights and fans.

    • Wall Street Journal | William Boston | 7/10/18 | 5 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      Good take on why tariffs will hurt American blue collar workers. While automobiles are an easy target for tariffs across the globe, it will likely impact more marginal workers in U.S. agriculture even more. I cannot see a way that this is resolved that makes either the U.S. as a whole or individual industries better off.

    • The New York Times Company | Andrew Jacobs | 7/8/18 | 9 min
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      monstertuck1 year ago

      Sad to see such basic issues as healthcare multilateralism overcome by corporate interests - especially in the case of something so basic. Obviously, pharma companies have an interest in maintaining some protection over their research driven drugs, but a promoting basic practices like breast feeding is stooping to a whole new level. What's next, not promoting hand washing or teeth cleaning?