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Barack and Me

I couldn’t sleep for shit. <br>Friday night had turned into Saturday morning, and I was staring at the ceiling in a hotel room in Washington, D.C., only …

'Type A' personalities are overachieving monsters. Get out of my spin class and back to banking

One of the things you get used to, when you live in New York, is encountering a large number of people who preface their statements with this phrase: “I’m a type A personality, so...”<p>In the last couple of weeks, I have heard the phrase used by an American woman in the final stages of pregnancy, …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Another Win For Dan Loeb

Dow Chemical and Loeb's hedge fund Third Point have just announced an agreement.<p>Dow Chemical is now adding four independent directors to its board.<p>Two of those new directors—Raymond J. Milchovich and R. "Steve" Miller—had previously been retained by Third Point as advisers. They now have to act as …

5 immigration myths debunked

President Obama is taking executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.<p>His plan has been a tough sell to the American people, especially with the new Republican-controlled Congress. But many experts agree that some of the arguments against immigration are based …