Long Reads Of The Week - 16 November

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Allen Kurzweil, a writer and author, spent forty years searching for the boy who bullied him at boarding school. But why, and what happened when they finally met? All is explained in the New Yorker.

2 | 200,000 people are supposed to have signed up for a one-way mission to Mars. But as Medium's Elmo Keep discovers, the truth about Mars One, the company behind the effort, is not what its eager volunteers are hoping for.

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3 | Are threesomes ever a good idea? One New York Times Magazine writer, Laura Parker, believes so, after it led her and her husband to enjoy an open relationship.

4 | Writing for Inc.com, Burt Helm has the story of Gabriel Bristol, the man who went from being homeless to being the CEO because of his uncanny talent for appeasing irrate telephone customers.

5 | Also from the New Yorker: when a Hasidic man exposed child abuse in his tight-knit Brooklyn community, he soon found himself the target of a criminal investigation. Rachel Aviv has the troubling story of 'The Outcast'.