Your 10 World Cup Final Weekend Treats: The OZY Highlight Reel

Your 10 World Cup Final Weekend Treats: The OZY Highlight Reel

Ivan Rakitic of Croatia celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Croatia at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 21, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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From Icelandic Siri to the end of homelessness, here’s the best of OZY this week.

As one conservative was nominated to a high-profile new role this week, two others resigned theirs on the other side of the ocean. And as a trade war between two superpowers escalated, the world celebrated the successful rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded cave. This weekend, as you prepare to pick a side in the France vs. Croatia World Cup Final, take a step back from the scrolling headlines and instead put your feet up with the best of OZY — you deserve it.

#1: Election Watch: This Lady in Red Loves Trump’s Family Separation Policy

Can Kelli Ward, a conservative mother of three, ride the immigration row to a Senate seat for Arizona?
Why You Should Care: Because Arizona is a battleground for controlling the Senate.

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#2: Around the World: Lost Ambition: Taiwan’s Millennials Drown in Despair

From social media platforms to books and academic research, Taiwan finds itself gripped in an increasing obsession with self-doubt.
Why You Should Care: Because global isolation and economic stagnation are crippling Taiwan.

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#3: Extra Time: Too Many Nations Get Left in the Cold. Let’s Spread Some World Cup Love

A Pre-Cup would allow FIFA to spread the joy and money without clogging international soccer’s big event.
Why You Should Care: Because this past month could have been a whole lot more exciting.

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#4: Fast Forward: A Revolution Is Brewing to End Homelessness

By cross-subsidizing low-rent apartments with earnings from market-rate ones, developers are upending traditional models.
Why You Should Care: Because in the world’s richest country, homelessness is still rife.

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#5: Hey, Siri: Iceland Fights to Protect Its Native Tongue From Technology

Armed with technology and determination, Icelandic warriors will protect their language at all costs.
Why You Should Care: Because a language means so much more than words on a page.

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#6: Diplomacy 2.0: Scrap the Formalities, Here’s What Trump Should Do in the UK

Let’s face it, this whole “working visit” is a sham. Treat it like the PR stunt it really is.
Why You Should Care: Whatever your politics, you’ve gotta appreciate the absurdity of The Donald sharing tea with the Queen.

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#7: Family Fun: One Dad, Two Moms and Two Babies … Born the Same Day

With kids the same age, most think twins. But when they’re not twins? Most think you just had trouble. And they’d be right.
Why You Should Care: Because sometimes stormy beginnings do yield smoother endings.

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#8: Ridin’ Solo: An Epidemic of Loneliness — Among Lawyers and Doctors

Professionals in high-paid, high-responsibility positions struggle to keep workplace blues at bay.
Why You Should Care: Because you gotta have friends.

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#9: Global Crisis: He’s on a Mission From God to Tackle Drugs in Africa’s First Narco-State

Father Domingos Té takes care of a rising number of drug addicts in Guinea-Bissau. But is religion enough?
Why You Should Care: Because if his model works in one of the poorest countries on Earth, it could translate anywhere.

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#10: Gnarly Knives: The Coolest Damn Blades Money Can Buy

When it comes to fine knives, you’ll want to know your sh*t from steel. Here are some of the best.
Why You Should Care: Because a good blade bespeaks class and capability.

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