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    Around the World, People Have Surprisingly Modest Notions of the ‘Ideal’ Life

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    Why the N.F.L. and the N.B.A. Are So Far Apart on Social Justice Stances

    The way teams and players are marketed and the balance of star power in each league begin to explain how the leagues got on different sides of this cultural divide.

    How LeBron James Mastered the Media

    The best player in the world also happens to be the best quote in the league. After his villainous turn in Miami, LeBron transformed into a media darling with a smart, subtle, and always-available approach. Just ask the reporters covering him.

    Disposable America

    A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.

    Ball Sports Are Overrated. Get Your Kid Biking Instead.

    Encouraging children to race bikes would make the country—and the world—a better place