01/14/18 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why Facebook ($FB) was smart to get rid of the news feed. (marginalrevolution)
  • How car companies decide you’ll ride a Mustang or catch a Tiguan (nytimes)
  • Air traffic through Iceland is surging. (marketwatch)
  • Quentin Richardson: Letter to my younger self (theplayerstribune)
  • You can’t grow if you don’t feel uncomfortable. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • Putting the rise in crude oil prices into perspective. (disciplinedinvesting.blogspot)
  • " "The long term relationship between MLPs and treasury yields is not a stable one." (sl-advisors)
  • Peloton has now pushed into treadmills. (nytimes)
  • Why H3N2 is such a problematic version of the influenza virus. (statnews)
  • Exercise changes our microbiome. (nytimes)
  • Solar energy and desalination go hand-in-hand. (bloomberg)
  • A heart risk factor many don’t know about. (nytimes)
  • Writing scales much better than traditional networking. (andrewchen.co)
  • If your state isn’t compliant you may need a passport to fly domestically. (bloomberg)
  • Three ways to deal with an angry/frustrated/disappointed customer. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A look at the viral phenomenon that is HQ Trivia. (blog.producthunt)
  • Inside the Amish town that builds U2, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift’s live shows (wired.co.uk)
  • Terry Gross on the art of the Q&A and the guest that most surprised her (vulture)
  • What it’s like to fly on Honda’s new private jet, the HondaJet. (businessinsider)
  • The cult of busyness is dead. Do less, but obsess. (ft)
  • Why sorting through hedge fund returns is so frustrating. (bloomberg)
  • You wouldn’t think it, but the big tech companies are ripe for shareholder activism. (l2inc)
  • Why Tesla ($TSLA) and GM ($GM) are lukewarm on the renewed electric vehicle tax credit. (nytimes)
  • Research indicates that ibuprofen messes with how testosterone is metabolized. (arstechnica)
  • The less you buy, the less you want. (medium)
  • Paywalls are back for digital publishers, but the FT never wavered. (fastcompany)
  • Climate change is affecting food growing ecosystems, often for the worse. (bloomberg)
  • We’ve been told we’re living in a post-truth age. Don’t believe it. (slate)
  • On the publishing the largest leak in the history of U.S. power (lithub)
  • We human beings can’t stand to be last in a queue. (papers.ssrn)
  • The average bear market mutual fund has lost 93% since the market bottom in 2009. (blogs.wsj)
  •  “Fire And Fury” is the first book of the post-truth era (buzzfeed)
  • The best big-ticket home gym equipment. (nymag)
  • Why the flu is so bad this year. (newscientist)
  • How ‘sickness behavior’ changes how we act when we are sick. (npr)
  • Delta just topped Alaska Air as the top airline of 2017. (wsj)
  • 487 original shows aired in 2017. Hint, that’s a lot. (nytimes)
  • One year performance numbers are a terrible metric. (ukvalueinvestor)
  • How restrictions on smoking have ‘herd immunity.’ (nytimes)
  • The Rockefellers vs. the company that made them Rockefellers: The family that pioneered the oil industry in America wants to expose what Exxon hid from the public about climate change. (nymag)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Why is residential solar installation so much more expensive in the US than Australia? (greentechmedia)
  • Gym etiquette 101. (artofmanliness)
  • What is secretive JANET Airlines all about? (popularmechanics)
  • MBA programs are trying to crack down on ghostwritten application essays. (ft)
  • "Meditation is like repetitive exercise of the focus muscle in the brain." (avc)
  • Just how smart do we want our romantic partners to be? (bigthink)
  • How to be more civil and open-minded. (timharford)
  • A Chinese empire reborn: The Communist Party’s emerging empire is more the result of force than a gravitational pull of Chinese ideas (nytimes)
  • It’s been 390 trading days since a 5% drawdown in the S&P 500. (theatlasinvestor)
  • Some steps on how to deal with social anxiety, especially in a networking environment. (fastcompany)
  • More health care services are getting provided at work. (wsj)
  • Blackrock ($BLK) attracted a $1 billion a day in new AUM in 2017. (wsj)
  • SpaceX can now automatically self-destruct errant rockets. (qz)
  • Heartland Democrats to Washington: “You’re killing us” (politi.co)
  • The S&P 500 hasn’t been this overbought since 2013. (bloomberg)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • People are shipping more stuff by air cargo, ergo higher rates. (wsj)
  • Two-day shipping is increasing warehouse rents. (recode)
  • This army of AI robots will feed the world (bloomberg)

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