01/09/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why we are so willing to give up privacy for convenience. (fusion)
  • Why we don’t eat turtle soup anymore. (slate)
  • The Triumph of Email: Why does one of the world’s most reviled technologies keep winning? (theatlantic)
  • Just how real is artificial intelligence? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Sugar production is disappearing from Hawaii. (businessinsider)
  • Ned Overend Is the Champion Cyclist Who Never Grows Old (outsideonline)
  • Kindness takes practice. (qz)
  • You’re throwing away way too much food. (outsideonline)
  • Would Time Warner ($TWX) ever spin-off HBO? (recode)
  • Amazon Invades India: How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next “trillion-dollar market.” The inside story. (fortune)
  • How exercise helps build new brain cells. (fastcompany)
  • The “easiest” way to lose 125 pounds. (medium)
  • How the Indian countryside is getting electrified with solar panels. (nytimes)
  • The power of mind-wandering. (thelongandshort)
  • Many businesses are built on consumer mistakes. (timharford)
  • No Accident: Inside GM’s deadly ignition switch scandal (atlantamagazine)
  • The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare (nytimes)
  • Colleges aren’t teaching graduates things that really matter. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Magical thinking: the history of science, sorcery and the spiritual (newstatesman)
  • Mindfulness is an important tool not new-age hype. (bigthink)
  • The renewable energy revolution is here. (washingtonpost)
  • Under Armour ($UA) is getting serious about fitness technology. (fastcompany)
  • Warren Buffett’s Predatory Lender Charges Minorities A Lot More (buzzfeed)
  • Why Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Want Your Vote (bloomberg)
  • Is pre-K all it is cracked up to be? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why nutrition advice is so confusing. (washingtonpost)
  • Relationships play a key role in our health. (washingtonpost)
  • Self-driving cars are an “existential threat” to the auto companies. (vox)
  • What comes after e-mail? (theatlantic)
  • Blowhards Beware: Megyn Kelly Will Slay You Now (vanityfair)
  • Lyft is partnering with GM ($GM) on self-driving cars. (washingtonpost)
  • There is a big difference between cleaning and tidying. Insights from Marie Kondo’s “But in Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up.” (slate)
  • Can better helmets prevent concussions? (fortune)
  • Is the stethoscope now outdated? (washingtonpost)
  • The Players Tribune is gaining traction. (sportsbusinessdaily)
  • How Is the Economy Doing? It May Depend on Your Party, and $1 (nytimes)
  • There is no single center for creativity in the brain. (qz)

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