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The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, July 6, 2014

From the shocking truth about Tinder and women to the rise of Ted Cruz, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.

The Truth About Women and Tinder is Even Worse Than You Think

Nick Summers, Bloomberg Businessweek

The sordid story of a female co-founder stripped of her title because she was harassed.

Inside Brazil’s Most Infamous Brothel

Amos Barshad, Rolling Stone

Full of beautiful women and XXX behavior, Rio de Janeiro's Centaurus has enticed celebrities, soccer stars and anyone else willing to pay a fee and go inside.

The Absolutist

Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker

Ted Cruz is an unyielding debater—and the far right’s most formidable opponent.

How Hillary Won Over the Skeptical Left

Noam Scheiber, The New Republic

The strange psychological roots of Clinton’s invincibility.

The Arranged Marriage that Ended Happily Ever After

Mira Jacob, Vogue

How my parents fell in love, 30 years later.

Stash Pad

Andrew Rice, New York

The local real-estate market is rich with wealthy foreigners who can think of no place more alluring, nor more secret, to hide their money than a New York condo.


National Defense

Hampton Sides, The New Yorker

Despite Team USA’s crushing loss in the Round of 16 in the World Cup, goalie Tim Howard went viral for his 18 miraculous saves. If you missed this 2010 profile of the U.S. national team’s most-valuable player, it’s a great time to catch up.

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