01/06/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Falling foreign enrollment is putting a pinch on universities. (nytimes)
  • The top 50 movies of 2017. (pastemagazine)
  • Solar power is getting cheaper but not that much better. (bloomberg)
  • How our focus changes throughout the day. (hbr)
  • Why focusing on easy stuff helps us avoid growing. (ft)
  • Making China Great Again (newyorker)
  • Michael Martin, "Frustration stems from your behavior, not the instrument that you’re trading." (martinkronicle)
  • Why your diet should focus on time, not calories. (wsj)
  • ‘Raw water’ is now a thing. (nytimes)
  • Inside the Regulatory Rollback at the EPA (propublica)
  • Rick Wilson: MAGA Monsters Turn on Each Other (thedailybeast)
  • Americans can’t get enough of store-made rotisserie chickens. (wsj)
  • New evidence shows we really don’t know that much about how the Americas were populated. (theverge)
  • Dairies are overloaded with organic milk. (wsj)
  • There is no such thing as ‘the blockchain.’ (slate)
  • Why walking helps still our minds. (medium)
  • People want a gym nearby but rarely go. (wsj)
  • Why do the Chinese like to drink hot water? (sixthtone)
  • The rise of cannabis increases the need for better research on its effects. This van in Colorado is a start. (wired)
  • The only way to deal with a mania is to know you have a solid portfolio plan already in place. (thereformedbroker)
  • More on unlikely ascent of Ripple’s XRP. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Elevators made the modern city possible and are still evolving. (economist)
  • 2017: the year in charts. (pensionpartners)
  • Tracking fish through the supply chain is tough, maybe the blockchain can help. (fortune)
  • Jerry Useem, "Hustle may be a virtue. But it’s hard work to prevent it from becoming a vice." (bloomberg)
  • My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror (theintercept)
  • The December NFP report was a mild disappointment but the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1%. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why everyone should lift weights. (jamesclear)
  • The 13 most underrated movies of 2017. (variety)
  • Why I encouraged my daughter to play tennis. (medium)
  • To get stuff done you are going to have some things by the wayside. (heleo)
  • A sign of the times. The San Francisco skyline has been transformed by the SalesForce ($CRM) Tower. (nytimes)
  • Smartphones are in many ways fear-generating machines. (behavioralscientist)
  • Indoor cycling no longer sucks. (slate)
  • Inside Silicon Valley’s Orgiastic Dark Side (vanityfair)
  • These seems a little out of whack. (nytimes)
  • The Chevy Bolt is easily outselling the Tesla Model 3. (businessinsider)
  • Electricity rates in Germany briefly went negative, i.e. you got paid to use energy. (businessinsider)
  • Why our cancer screening methodologies are messed up. (statnews)
  • MoviePass has competitors. (variety)
  • Rydex traders are wicked bullish. (jlfmi.tumblr)
  • Unfortunately more Americans are binge-drinking. (mobile.nytimes)
  • The US solar power industry needs more innovation not cheaper solar panels. (ft)
  • Commodity hedge fund launches have ground to a half. Cryptocurrency hedge funds are taking up the slack. (rcmalternatives)
  • How to make a dirty martini. (wsj)
  • Top MBA programs are offering big discounts via scholarships and grants. (wsj)
  • Why are guitar sales falling? (kunr)
  • Three scenarios for self-driving cars. (bloomberg)
  • Solving Wildlife’s Strangest Mysteries (outsideonline)
  • The December jobs report in 10 charts. (blogs.wsj)
  • How better (private) data could help cities reduce crashes. (fastcompany)
  • The CFPB is getting out of the consumer protection business. (theatlantic)
  • Higher ed no longer get the benefit of the doubt from the public. (nytimes)
  • Global illumination has (steadily) increased worldwide. (scientificamerican)
  • Last year was unusual in one regard: there were no fatalities involving scheduled passenger jet airliners anywhere in the world. (bloomberg)
  • Why the US pays so much more for healthcare. (nytimes)
  • J. Kenji López-Alt, author of "The Food Lab," is opening a restaurant. (grubstreet)
  • The Real Future of Work: Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it. (politico)
  • Why didn’t equity hedge funds do better in 2017? (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • The evidence is pretty strong in favor of meditation. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why Meltdown and Spectre are good for the Cloud. (continuations)
  • Since when is breathing a workout? (nytimes)
  • Some (technological) hope for tinnitus sufferers. (engadget)
  • We know fiber is good for us. The question is why? (nytimes)
  • Three ways to piss off your bartender. (pastemagazine)
  • What Fitbit sleep data tells about our sleep hygiene. (finance.yahoo)
  • In many ways the big tech companies have better data on human behavior than academics. (behavioralscientist)

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