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From super cheap divorces to a pottery paradise, here is the best of OZY this week.

With President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency over the border wall, the conviction of drug kingpin “El Chapo” and the U.S. debt topping $22 trillion for the first time … it’s been a whirlwind week in the never-ending news cycle. Here’s the best of the week on OZY to help you better understand this mad and rapidly changing world — or to give you a break from it all. Put your feet up this weekend and read these stories about intriguing people, surprising places, new experiences and some provocative thoughts. Here are our favorites on OZY this week.

No. 1: In the Spotlight: Which City Is Winning the Race to Be Europe’s Next Finance Hub? None

Why You Should Care: Brexit is spawning a race between several European cities to grab a growing number of financial institutions fleeing London.

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No. 2: Cheap Split: The $1,500 Divorce — Great Idea or the End of Marriage?

Why You Should Care: Erin Levine’s company, Hello Divorce, is changing the legal culture and cost of splitting up.

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No. 3: Paradise Found: Where Pottery Helps You Find Peace in the Land of 1.3 Billion

Why You Should Care: Hidden from the hordes of travelers that descend on the Himalayas each summer, Andretta is an oasis of peace. And pottery.

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No. 4: Immodest Proposal: Stop Calling Me ‘Diverse’

Why You Should Care: There is no such thing as a diverse student, professor, athlete or baby.

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No. 5: Meet: The Priest Restoring Trust in the Catholic Church — by Exposing Its Sins

Why You Should Care: Amid child abuse scandals, Father Ronald Lemmert is leading clergy members nationwide in restoring accountability.

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No. 6: Politics and Power: The Country That Trusts Trump the Most May Surprise You

Why You Should Care: Their leader likes Trump … and it turns out that the people of the Philippines do too.

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No. 7: Look Closer: Giant Insect, Burning Man or a Futuristic City?

Why You Should Care: A sprawling, massive metropolis? Or something else?

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No. 8: Near Disasters: Close Calls Revealed: The 9/11s That Didn’t Happen

Why You Should Care: The world of near disasters, as described by those who watched them unfold.

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No. 9: Family Planning: Egypt Is Having a Baby Boom — and Wants to Stop It

Why You Should Care: With the Egyptian population rising sharply, the nation’s resources are struggling to meet demand.

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No. 10: Fat Biking: Cycle in the Snow With Fat Tires and a Smile

Why You Should Care: Want to hurtle down a snowy mountain on a bike? Fat biking is the sport for you.

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