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From persuasive politics to a sunny new dream job, here’s the best of OZY this week.

Happy New Year to you, dear readers. As we look ahead to a promising year ahead, we can’t help but also look back on some surprising and compelling stories we brought to you first in 2019 — everything from science and technology to business and economics to food. Plus some really good news.

This week we took a closer look at what 2020 looks like when it comes to politics (persuasion is key), new jobs, fitness trends and national security. And we also learned about the rise of river surfing, Iceland’s first meadery, a plant-powered movement in Argentina and MDMA as relationship fixer.

Here are our favorite stories on OZY this week.

No. 1: Winning Sides: Who Cares? Everyone. Why 2020 Will Be the Year of Persuasion

Why You Should Care: Because this is what will decide the White House.

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No. 2: Plant Love: Could the Economic Disaster Turn Meat-Loving Argentines Vegan?

Why You Should Care: The world’s second-largest beef consumer is increasingly switching to plant-based products.

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No. 3: Dream Jobs: Want a Job in the Future? Turn Your Face to the Sun

Why You Should Care: The prospects in this job field are sunny.

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No. 4: The Huddle: UConn’s Mystery Man in the Middle

Why You Should Care: Because this beanpole has NBA potential.

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No. 5: It’s All About You: What Fitness Looks Like This Year

Why You Should Care: Didn’t get a Peloton for Christmas? Here are the other ways we’re going to get fit in 2020.

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No. 6: New Waves: River Surfing Makes a Splash in the Midwest

Why You Should Care: Because outdoor enthusiasts are using rivers in new ways.

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No. 7: Op-Ed: US National Security in 2020: No Crises, Please

Why You Should Care: Can a powder keg of international crises be avoided in the year ahead? John McLaughlin weighs in.

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No. 8: Luxury Travel in India: Her Heritage ‘Airbnb’ Chases Slice of $492B Tourism Pie

Why You Should Care: Because she’s changing the way her country travels while lifting up communities in need.

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No. 9: Crafty Booze: Mead Is Set to Become the New Craft Beer of Iceland

Why You Should Care: Because mead is the new craft beer in the land of fire and ice.

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No. 10: Love Curiously: When MDMA Was the Secret to a Happy Marriage

Why You Should Care: Some therapists have long extolled the benefits of MDMA for fixing relationships.

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