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Arsène Wenger, the Martyr of Islington

Judgments on Arsène Wenger say far more about the judges than they do about him – about our comfort with the idea that sport, or football, or life itself, can be worth our while even if it doesn’t end in victory<p><i>Originally published in</i> <i>Eight By Eight magazine</i><p>In November, things were going badly at …

Soccer

You Get 25,000 Mornings: Here Are 8 Ways Not to Waste Them

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a …

Inside the Cheesegrater – London's latest skyscraper

Workers will be whisked skywards at a stomach-dropping 18mph in the Richard Rogers-designed Leadenhall building<p>London's escalating love affair with giddying views will reach a new height this autumn. Starting in November, up to 6,000 City workers will move their swivel chairs and espresso machines …

Gaza and Palestinian Leadership: The More It Changes, the More it Gets Worse

Back in June, 1967, the second day of the Six Day War, I became the first foreign correspondent to enter Gaza City when Israeli troops took that forsaken piece of real estate from Egyptian control. Two news colleagues had been killed when their vehicles hit mines the day before. But being young and …

Photo Gallery: International Athletes to Watch

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

Readers Respond: How Desk Plants Make You Productive

Last week, Co.Design writer Eric Jaffe presented compelling new evidence from researchers in Norway on the power of plants to boost productivity. “Our brains expend a lot of energy on tasks that require direct attention. This mental fatigue can only be restored when we give our direct attention a …

Productivity

Zaha Hadid's Extraordinary 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

Architect extraordinaire Zaha Hadid and global engineering firm AECOM have recently released the initial details for their highly anticipated 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium in Qatar. The Al Wakrah Stadium will be the first of several arenas built for the worldwide tournament and is set to begin …

Architecture