01/27/18 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • UPS ($UPS) drivers are not interested in added autonomous technologies. (wsj)
  • German-style board games are making serious inroads with adult players. (theatlantic)
  • Andrew Mauboussin, "AlphaZero achieved world-class performance in chess and Go without specialized knowledge of either game. DeepMind now faces an ever bigger test — can they bring their game-playing algorithms into the real world?" (medium)
  • Four lessons, from research, on how to raise successful children. (ft)
  • Why you should praise effort, not ability. (behavioralscientist)
  • College career services are woefully underused by students. (theatlantic)
  • How Slack took over the office. (ft)
  • Last names are a no-no in dating today. (wsj)
  • Hacking the microbiome may be the next frontier for elite athletes. (outsideonline)
  • Gen Z is turning its back on the NFL. (adage)
  • It takes relatively few people to run solar, wind natural gas plants. (wsj)
  • Lake Michigan’s water is much clearer these dyas, but that may not be a good thing. (chicagotribune)
  • A la carte TV can be overwhelming. (nytimes)
  • Why flying has never been safer. (wsj)
  • In praise of a liberal arts education. (ft)
  • Sports teams don’t build stadiums in the suburbs any more. (nytimes)
  • Don’t tweet stupid sh*t if you want to get into a good MBA program. (ft)
  • Maybe more screen time for kids makes sense if they are pursuing their passions. (wsj)
  • Transatlantic flights are traveling at record speeds. (wired)
  • ‘Sugar taxes’ are having their moment in the sun. (theatlantic)
  • Apple’s ($AAPL) HomePod better be good considering the price. (slate)
  • Sonos is offering two Sonos One speakers for the price of a HomePod. (theverge)
  • On the relationship between inflammation and colorectal cancer. (vox)
  • Chopping vegetables can increase polyphenols. (npr)
  • What happens when the permafrost melts? (npr)
  • What is the best window to buy airline tickets? (getrichslowly)
  • CBT now comes to you via an app. (businessinsider)
  • Why reviews don’t matter to Netflix ($NFLX). (qz)
  • How sleep deprivation is being used to treat severe depression. (digg)
  • China is replacing coal with natural gas and creating some shortages in the process. (wsj)
  • How technology is jumbling up supplier-purchaser automotive relationships. (wired)
  • Shipping is going to get greener. The planet may heat up in the process. (technologyreview)
  • Europe’s love affair with diesel is waning. (qz)
  • What loneliness does to the body. (thecut)
  • Plastic pollution is everywhere. (ft)
  • Small changes in the environment can have outsized impacts on populations. (theatlantic)
  • Helmets don’t prevent concussions. These proposals might help. (wsj)
  • Watching sports on TV has a negative ROI. (pragcap)

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