A Strategist News member, like you, recommends a good story through the Submit New link on the home page. The story is posted on the Recently Added News page.
Intellectually curious members can now read, vote on and discuss these stories. When a story gets enough votes, it is promoted into the Popular News page, which is also the home page.
Which means, the stories you find in the home page (Popular News) are the best stories. These stories are read, discussed and shared by many more readers. May the best stories win!