Michalis Tzatzanis

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The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The clinical psychologist Jon Freeman was feeling burnt out. He spent his days at a corporate office in Manhattan, managing dozens of research assistants as they tested pharmaceuticals on people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Looking for an escape hatch, he noticed that his daughter often …

Why Vienna Does So Well on Quality-of-Life Rankings

A strong focus on green space plays a major role.<p><b>VIENNA, Austria —</b> When the human resources consultancy Mercer publishes its annual quality-of-life rankings for cities around the world, Vienna’s place at the top is practically automatic.<p>The Austrian capital has ranked first on the list for seven …

It's Fall! Here's What We Are Braising, Roasting, and Putting Cinnamon On

When the mercury drops, our ovens come on. Here are the weekend fall cooking projects Bon Appétit staffers can't wait to make.<p><b>When the mercury drops</b>, our ovens come on. Here are the weekend fall cooking projects <i>Bon Appétit</i> staffers can't wait to make.

Greece saved from disaster - for two days

Robert Peston<p><b>Greece and Germany have stepped back from the brink. And for now Greece remains in the eurozone.</b><p>But there will be months of fraught negotiations before it will be clear whether the economy and finances of this recession-battered nation have been put back on a stable footing.<p>In fact, …

Before he entered politics, Yanis Varoufakis, the iconoclastic Greek finance minister at the centre of the latest eurozone standoff, wrote this searing account of European capitalism and and how the left can learn from Marx’s mistakes<p>In 2008, capitalism had its second global spasm. The financial …

Economics

Bacteria that is destroying ancient olive groves in the Apulia region of southern Italy is very likely to spread to other areas of Europe, says report<p>First it was Europe’s ash trees under threat from disease. Now it’s the continent’s olives in the firing line. A killer pathogen that has established …

Southern Italy

Reimagining Investment (There are other ways of doing things)

For The First Time, SpaceX Will Land A Rocket After Launch

New year, new reusable spacecraft<p><b>Update, January 6, 2015:</b> At the last minute (literally), the launch was scrubbed due to a problem with the rocket's second-stage actuators. SpaceX is now hoping to launch on Friday at 5:09am Eastern.<p><b>Original Post:</b><p>Elon Musk is starting off 2015 with a bang – or …