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Everything We Think We Know About Mass Shooters Is Wrong

Are we helpless to stop mass shootings? Is anyone even trying to stop them? The good news is that the answers are No and Yes. The bad news: The person loading up hasn't gotten the news.<p><i>Editor's note: This story was originally published in the October 2014 issue of Esquire.</i><p>Nobody knows who he is and …

Guns

How The Most Successful People Manage Their Time

We seek work-life balance but it seems there's never enough time to get it all done.<p>And yet we all know there are people who accomplish a lot more than we do in a day — and they don't have magic powers.<p><b>How do the most successful people manage their time?</b><p>Laura Vanderkam talked to a number of those …

Time Management

Why Companies Need Full-Time Product Managers (And What They Do All Day)

To define the role of a product manager, let’s start by looking at Marc Andreessen’s view of the only thing that matters in a startup:<p>The quality of …

5 Tips for New Team Leaders

I’ve been a new manager five times in my career: once as a first-time manager at Google going from being a teammate to leading peers, three times as I was promoted within Google, and most recently as the new Chief Revenue Officer for UberConference, a teleconferencing startup in San Francisco. What …

Who Is Su

Four years ago, inside a classroom at Montgomery community college outside Washington, D.C., Susan Meck—who goes by Su and who was then, technically, …

College & University

The Art Forger Who Became a National Hero

In July of 1945, Han van Meegeren picked up his badger-hair brush and began to paint his last forgery.<p>Over a decade, the wiry Dutchman had …

‘My Brain Was Changed Forever’

And, I found, I could not lie. I could not write fiction. So instead I wrote the truth. I started an anonymous blog on which I chronicled my stroke …

The Secret Life of Max Stern

Until 2000, publicity around Holocaust-era restitution claims focused on famous paintings, such as Klimt’s <i>Adele Bloch-Bauer</i>, to which a single …

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

<i>Below, our favorite stories of the week. Kindle users, you can also get them as a Readlist.</i><p><i>Sara Angel | The Walrus | Sept. 22, 2014 | 21 minutes</i> …

Walmart’s Play for the Unbanked

In 2005, when Walmart filed an application with state regulators and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to operate its own financial institution, a coalition of unlikely allies came together to protest: bankers, union leaders, politicians, grocers, and activists. Walmart said that it simply …

Banking

Two Stories by Rachel Aviv About Parents, Children, and Our Legal System

“You’re not showing any remorse, Dakotah. I’m not saying it in a bad way, but is something wrong with your head? Do you have problems with thinking? …

Disenfranchised: Why Are We Still Buying Into the Franchise Dream?

15<p>SHARES<p>Bhupinder "Bob" Baber bought two Quiznos franchises in Long Beach, California, in 1998 and 1999. His investment totaled $500,000, and Baber’s …

Falling for Apples

They soothe an upset stomach and help combat asthma. If that doesn't make you love apples, these kid-pleasing recipes will.<p>The thought of apples can bring to mind a healthy raw snack, but you'll be shocked by how you can incorporate this super fruit into breakfast, lunch, dinner, <i>and</i> dessert. With …

Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

<i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after overhauling its website, the magazine will introduce a new, metered paywall. But until then you can check out any of the articles published since 2007. …

Bill Gates

Cheap at sea, pricey on the plate: The voodoo of lobster economics

Small lobsters are thrown back during an early morning fish off the coast of Nova Scotia. (Scott Munn for The Globe and Mail)<p>To the best of my recollection, Larry the Lobster showed up in one of Lloyd Robicheau’s traps some time between dawn and 8 a.m. on a Tuesday. My memory of the event is …

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets.<p>For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus …

Journalism

Obamacare decisions split

It was a tale of two rulings -- the best of times and the worst of times for Obamacare in the federal appeals courts.<p>First, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit court of appeals ruled Tuesday against a key component of the law -- the federal subsidies for millions of people who signed up for …