10 Favourite Reads from the New York Times

The Roman philosopher Seneca wasn’t talking of the New York Times when he said “Time discovers truth”.

But, a lot of what I’ve been reading on the NYT over the years has helped me uncover the many truths of the world, find answers to questions I could never complete framing myself, and as one author writes “step back from my own thinking and correct its faulty tendencies.”

So the NYT took down their paywall for three days for good reason and I decided to indulge my weekend in long distance reading.

Here are the ten I liked the most of the 50+ pieces I read last week.

Will You Sprint, Stroll or Stumble Into a Career? by Jeffrey J. Selingo, 2016

How a Lone Norwegian Trader Shook the World’s Financial System by Jack Ewing and Milan Schreuer, 2019

The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks, 2015

Reached free articles for the month? You can still have unlimited access to the New York Times if you try hard. Here’s how:

  1. Open links in incognito (If you’re like me, you’d have exhausted your options across devices in a week’s time. So here’s one more…)
  2. Have a dedicated secondary browser on standby for reading. Clear cookies as and when you hit the limit. Works like a charm. Yes, you can thank me later.
  3. A bad but a killer workaround for the desperate kind: Scrape with hotkeys (Copy and paste) and read on docs.

To clarify why I’m yet to subscribe to the NYT and resort to such ways of showing love, I fear being carried away by reading too much from a single outlet. It needs a separate blog post on what I think is the future of digital publishing and reading.

For 13 Days, I Believed Him by Zuzanna Szadkowski, 2018

Men Invented ‘Likability.’ Guess Who Benefits by Claire Bond Potter, 2019

How to break up with a friend by Rachel Rabkin Peachman, 2016

First Comes Marriage by Farahad Zama, 2009

Fatherhood Through the Lens of Steve Jobs by Linda Nielsen, 2018

Talent. A Football Scholarship. Then Crushing Depression. by Kurt Streeter, 2018

How a Former Canadian Spy Helps Wall Street Mavens Think Smarter by Landon Thomas Jr., 2019

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