Varun Sharma

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What Drives Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's best athlete. He may even be the world's fittest man. But is he satisfied? Not even close<p>This has been a spectacular year for Cristiano Ronaldo, but today, on this beautiful spring morning in Madrid, the superstar striker is not happy.<p>The 29-year-old phenom smashed …

Soccer

Wall Street’s greatest enemy: The man who knows too much

<b>Michael Winston (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>What Michael Winston knows about corporate crimes will horrify you. That’s why financial giants want to destroy him<p>David Dayen<p>August 28, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>You may know Michael Winston’s story from a series of articles by Gretchen Morgenson in the New York …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

Why Haven’t the S.E.C.’s Lawyers Held Wall Street Accountable?

It’s been five years since the worst days of the financial crisis, and the government has been unable to hold any prominent Wall Street executives responsible for the enduring damage to the global economy. The most common explanation for this failure: some on Wall Street may have behaved …

Quants: the maths geniuses running Wall Street

Forget Gordon Gekko. Old-style City traders are being replaced by maths geniuses who use super-computers to beat the markets. But are 'quants’ a force for good or evil?<p>At seven minutes past one on the afternoon of Tuesday April 23 this year a tweet from the AP news agency in Washington was …

Markets