The New Zealand Herald is bringing back some of the best stories of 2019 from our premium international syndicators, including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Times of London and Harvard Business Review.
This morning we look at a courageous mother raising her kids on adventure, a night as Jordan Belfort, the Winklevoss twins get revenge, the trafficking of teen brides and artificial insemination gone wrong.
She had stage 4 lung cancer, and a mountain to climb
For two decades Isabella de la Houssaye has raised her five children on adventure. Then came a brutal diagnosis, and a burning desire for a final journey with each one.
My night as the Wolf of Wall Street
If you haven't seen the Hollywood film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, it is the relatively true story of how one man manipulates the market, while devouring most of the drugs in Long Island.
Even in 2013, when the film debuted, the story was a throwback to inexcusable excesses. Since then, we've had #MeToo and increased gender pay fights.
How the Winklevoss twins became bitcoin billionaires
Remember the Winklevoss twins? Made famous in the 2010 film The Social Network, they sued Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook and lost.
Now the Winklevoss twins have made it big, revenge is in the air.
'Ma, I've been sold': Brides trafficked to China
Over 30 years China's "one child" policy has caused a gender imbalance and shortage of wives.
To cope, Chinese men have begun importing wives from nearby countries, sometimes by force.
Their children were conceived with donated sperm. It was the wrong sperm
As genetic testing becomes more widespread, parents are finding that sperm used in artificial insemination did not come from the donors they chose.