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From trans rock stars to plane crash ghosts, here’s the best of OZY this week.

By OZY Editors

This week we probed a question that consistently pops up twice per year around the world: Is it time to ditch daylight saving time? Then we asked another question: Is the music industry industry ready to welcome a trans star into the fold?

One thing we know for sure: Apps are integral to our lives — and we continue to be amazed at how they evolve. For example, there’s activist app Telegram, which is an everyday tool in Uzbekistan. And dating apps are even changing the way we job hunt.

Read on for stories about East Africa’s Oprah, supercheap eats in Prague and the persistent ghosts of a 1970s plane crash. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.

No. 1: New Rhythms: Is the Music Industry Ready for a Trans Star?

Why You Should Care: From movies and TV to fashion and sports, trans people are making a mark. Music might finally be next.

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No. 2: Time Shifting: The World Is Sick of Switching Clocks

Why You Should Care: Nations are increasingly moving away from daylight saving time.

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No. 3: Swipe Right: How Dating Apps Are Changing the Way We Find Jobs

Why You Should Care: Employment search services inspired by dating apps are transforming the HR industry. 

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No. 4: Meet: East Africa’s Oprah Opens Up About Depression — and Gets Others to Do the Same

Why You Should Care: Doreen Peter Noni is changing the conversation around mental health.

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No. 5: White Powder Policies: Is Weaponized Fentanyl the Next Terror Threat?

Why You Should Care: Because it’s not just users who can get sick from this drug.

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No. 6: New Networking: How Telegram Conquered Uzbekistan

Why You Should Care: Activists’ favorite app is an everyday tool in Central Asia’s most populous nation.

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No. 7: Cheap Eats: How to Stuff Yourself in Prague for the Price of a Soda

Why You Should Care: The jídelna is a haven for cheap eats and a slice of Czech history.

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No. 8: New Waves: She’s Leading India’s Curl Revolution

Why You Should Care: The Indian beauty ideal for women is silky straight hair. Asha Barrak is helping others embrace a new standard.

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No. 9: Around the World: How a Moscow Skyscraper Is Saving Assad From Western Sanctions

Why You Should Care: Russia is making sure Syria’s elite find a way around Western sanctions.

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No. 10: Spirits in the Sky: The Ghosts That Followed Flight 401

Why You Should Care: Eastern Airlines Flight 401 crashed in 1972. But that wasn’t the end of it.

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