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Why hard work and specialising early is not a recipe for success

Why hard work and specialising early is not a recipe for success

paying memberImogen Champagne15The playful composite images in this article are from the ongoing series Crowded Field by US American photographer Pelle Cass. Capturing college and amateur sports, he creates intense still time-lapses that defy the set rules of sport competition. You can read more about this series at the end of the article.Let’s start by debunking something sacred: the 10,000 hour rule.(even more is better),is largely nonsense. Investigative journalisttakes apart the theory in his book, Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World. Of course, there are examples of...

March 10, 2020
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The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

paying memberJesse Frederik119Illustrations: Jenna Arts for The CorrespondentMel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California. Google was a hip, young tech company that made money – actual money! – off the internet. Karmazin was there to find out how. Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Google’s founder and its CEO respectively, were already seated in the conference room when co-founder Sergey Brin came in, out of breath. He was wearing shorts. And roller skates.The Google guys told Karmazin that...

November 6, 2019
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Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

paying memberImogen Champagne25Illustrations by Munir de Vries for The Correspondent.In times of crisis, radical ideas are suddenly pulled out of the hat. The same is true ofWhen I wrote one of my first articles on the idea seven years ago, it was almost completely forgotten. But economists and sociologists had already shown heaps of evidence that "free money" could be more effective than traditional forms of social security and development aid.In recent weeks, calls for a basic income have been louder than ever. In the US,US presidential candidate Andrew Yang ran on a platform of universal...

April 2, 2020
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98% of all animal species on Earth have a PR problem. That’s bad news for everyone

98% of all animal species on Earth have a PR problem. That’s bad news for everyone

paying memberImogen Champagne2Lateral view of a flower beetle. Photo: Javier Torrent VW PICS / Getty ImagesIt was my first real Matrix moment. One of those instants when you suddenly realise something and there’s no turning back: you’ll always see things differently. That was when I discovered, more or less by accident, that humans pretty much hate almost all animals on earth.What, all animals? Well,Spiders, insects, jellyfish, crabs, worms, molluscs – in other words, animals without a backbone, which make up 98% of all animal species. Why, though?Because invertebrates have a PR problem....

April 9, 2020
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The high cost of cheap fashion: our clothes are turning the planet into one big plastic soup

The high cost of cheap fashion: our clothes are turning the planet into one big plastic soup

paying memberImogen Champagne18The photos accompanying this article are microscopic images of synthetic microfibres in various garments, photographed by Lisa van Casand in a laboratory (for The Correspondent).Strong, fast-drying, cheap, durable. When polyester first came onto the market about 70 years ago, it was acclaimed as a miracle fabric. There would be no need anymore to spend hours washing clothes and giving garments special treatment.In 1951, the New York Times described polyester as a durable, luxurious fabric that paid for itself and lasted much longer than other clothing.The new...

May 6, 2020
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The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising

paying memberImogen Champagne119Illustrations: Jenna Arts for The CorrespondentMel Karmazin, the president of Viacom, one of the largest media conglomerates in the world, walked into the Google offices in Mountain View, California. Google was a hip, young tech company that made money – actual money! – off the internet. Karmazin was there to find out how. Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Google’s founder and its CEO respectively, were already seated in the conference room when co-founder Sergey Brin came in, out of breath. He was wearing shorts. And roller skates.The Google guys told Karmazin...

November 6, 2019
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The real story of US democracy isn’t the drama. It’s the complete unresponsiveness to it

The real story of US democracy isn’t the drama. It’s the complete unresponsiveness to it

paying memberImogen Champagne66Illustrations by Afonso Gonsalves for The CorrespondentThis sluggish pulse is not what you think it is. Not the heartbeat of someone who is sleeping. Not the depressed cardiac pattern of a patient in intensive care. And it isn’t aeither. It’s Donald Trump’s approval rating. The stability of Trump’s rating since he became president of the United States is remarkable in itself. But it reveals something even more extraordinary when one zooms out for a wider picture. It’s the symbol of a completely overlooked story about American democracy. Democracy in the US has...

April 24, 2020
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The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

paying memberImogen Champagne47All illustrations by Ralph Zabel, for The CorrespondentThere are those who say this pandemic shouldn’t be politicised. That doing so is tantamount to basking in self-righteousness. Like the religious hardliner shouting it’s the wrath of God, or the populist scaremongering about the “Chinese virus”, or the trend-watcher predicting we’re finally entering a new era of love, mindfulness, and free money for all. There are also those who say now is precisely the time to speak out. That the decisions being made at this moment will have ramifications far into the...

May 14, 2020
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Your car has a weight problem and we need to regulate it

Your car has a weight problem and we need to regulate it

paying memberImogen Champagne64Illustrations by Friederike Hantel, for The CorrespondentWeighing in at a whopping 3,200kgthe Ford Excursion is an environmental offence on wheels. The rectangular, mega-monstrosity SUV is so heavy it was actuallyThat’s 3,200kg used to transport a 70kg (154lb) person to the supermarket – or 45kg (99lb) of car for every kilo of passenger. Such proportions haven’t been seen since Hannibal led the armies of Carthage across the Alps onto invade the Roman Republic.the ratio of a bike is 0.2kg (0.44lb) of vehicle for every kilo of person. A Vespa scooter: 1.1kg...

March 2, 2020
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Poverty isn’t a lack of character. It’s a lack of cash

Poverty isn’t a lack of character. It’s a lack of cash

paying memberImogen Champagne61The images in this article are part of the project The Poverty Line by artist duo Chow and Lin. The Poverty Line uses the universal lens of food to examine daily choices we would face living on the breadline. Each country’s figure is based on the official poverty definition to derive a per-person, per-day rate. This image, for example, represents the poverty line in Thessaloniki, Greece, September 2018. Official definition of poverty per person, per day: €12.49; food: €4.02 ($4.68). You can read more about these images at the end of the article.On 13 November...

March 2, 2020
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