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To celebrate our fifth birthday, and the holidays, we’re looking back at some of the 700+ times OZY has put you ahead of the curve over the years.

By OZY Editors

OZY just turned five — so we’re taking the opportunity to wish ourselves a happy birthday and you a happy holiday season. To celebrate this milestone, we’re taking you through the 12 Days of OZY (one story today, then two, three, four etc. in the run-up to Christmas), telling you why we’re here and sharing examples of the 700+ times we have delivered on our promise to bring you ahead-of-the-curve, provocative and thoughtful news coverage.

OZY co-founders Carlos Watson and Samir Rao — lovers of great storytelling — looked out into the media landscape six years ago and found a stark lack of originality. Legacy outlets were offering similar headlines and failing to thrill curious readers in a way that would excite them about the world around them.

So OZY set off to do just that — and, to this day, feeds the minds of curious readers by offering them new takes on the exciting and surprising world around them, near and far. For your chance to win an OZY birthday gift — everything from hoodies and water bottles to tickets to next summer’s OZY Fest in NYC — please tell us how we’re doing by taking this survey (in the line asking for your email, mention “birthday” to be in with a chance to win OZY prizes). And come back for Day 2.

No. 1: OZY’s First Big Scoop: Clinton Talks Tough on Obamacare Rollout

The most popular OZY story of 2013 made its worldwide debut on November 12 of that year. It also appeared on NPR, CNN, the Drudge Report, CBS, ABC and numerous other media outlets, kicking off a national debate about President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their health care plans if they wanted. Not long afterward, Obama adjusted health care policy to address some of those shortcomings. 

Join us in looking back at the time when our co-founder and editor-in-chief, Carlos Watson, sat down with former President Bill Clinton … and made international news.

Why You Should Care:  Because learning from our mistakes is key to living a better, healthier life.

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