Millions of readers can’t be wrong, so if you’re wondering what should be on your media diet, here’s a compilation of the most shared longform features that were published this week, from the web’s leading publishing outlets.
1. Holy Shit, I Interviewed The President
     Published by medium.com on 2015-01-26 at 01:49:44

It never occurred to me that the news media would react negatively to this. But the mockery began as soon as the interviews were announced. #

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2. Dying To Be Free
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-29 at 06:42:15

There’s a treatment for heroin addiction that actually works. Why aren’t we using it? #

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3. Solving An Unsolvable Math Problem
     Published by The New Yorker on 2015-01-29 at 03:29:22

Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery. #

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4. Dying To Be Free
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-29 at 20:44:48

Twelve-step programs treat alcohol and drugs according to the same principles. But heroin changes the way the brain works. If there’s a medication that treats heroin addiction, why aren’t we using it?

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5. Why Can’t The World’s Greatest Minds Solve The Mystery Of Consciousness?
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-22 at 00:29:30

Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots. #

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6. The Fire on the 57 Bus in Oakland
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-30 at 22:33:03

A black 16-year-old lights a white, agender 18-year-old’s skirt on fire while riding the bus. Is it a hate crime? And what’s the appropriate punishment?

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7. Jeb ‘Put Me Through Hell’
     Published by www.politico.com on 2015-01-31 at 18:09:19

The story of Jeb Bush and Terri Schiavo.

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8. Mad Men
     Published by www.motherjones.com on 2015-01-30 at 03:15:36

Inside the men’s rights movement—and the army of misogynists it spawned.

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9. The Rat Tribe Of Beijing
     Published by Al Jazeera on 2015-01-27 at 17:59:31

Under the streets, a hidden warren of rooms for the thrifty. #

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10. A Spy In The Machine
     Published by The Verge on 2015-01-23 at 00:29:20

How a brutal government used cutting-edge spyware to hijack one activist’s life. #

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