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

  • The Time forValue (euclidean)
  • Cities scale. Companies don’t. (pieria.co.uk)
  • Is this crushable helmet the answer to concussions? (bloomberg)
  • Big beer is trying to sell us everything but beer. (bloomberg)
  • Bundyland: Two devout Mormon brothers have created a fantasy camp for commandos in Eastern Oregon. (wweek)
  • Can American cities advance by tearing down derelict homes? (bloomberg)
  • ‘Colatura di alici’ will change your food life. (slate)
  • How to ace the SAT test. (vox)
  • Does auto-pilot dull the skills of airline pilots? (washingtonpost)
  • This Guy Has Been Called “The Worst Man on the Internet.” So We Went to Meet Him. (fusion)
  • Researchers are increasingly interested in studying boredom. (nature)
  • Writing a book is an increasingly futile experiment but more books keep getting published. (ft)
  • How exercise affects our ability to focus. (qz)
  • The science of herbs and spices. (luckypeach)
  • The Feds are now supporting driverless cars. (wsj)
  • Cauliflower is the current, hot vegetable. (washingtonpost)
  • Should nutritional supplements be marketed to teenage athletes? (wsj)
  • Ten fish you can eat with a clear conscience. (grubstreet)
  • An excerpt from “Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love.”* (slate)
  • On the tenuous alliance between Silicon Valley and Detroit. (washingtonpost)
  • Why VisiCalc was such a big deal to the computer industry. (theguardian)
  • An indestructible pain pill could help prevent overdoses. (businessinsider)
  • On the Couch with Howard Marks (oaktreecapital)
  • New cars are filling up with USB ports. (bloomberg)
  • Why would any one want a drone to follow them around? (slate)
  • Time May Change Me: David Bowie, Blackstar & Mortality (thequietus)
  • Who Really Controls What You See in Your Facebook Feed—and WhyThey Keep Changing It (slate)
  • Flaring wastes 3.5% of the world’s natural gas. (scientificamerican)
  • Falling oil prices did not put a dent in renewable energy investment. (bloomberg)
  • Praising effort is great but there needs to be growth. (qz)
  • Lithium is in short supply. (economist)
  • Ancient Rome’s toilets were disgusting. (theatlantic)
  • Publicly funded sports stadiums are becoming passe. (wsj)
  • My Right to Die: Assisted Suicide, My Family, and Me (motherjones)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is going to need a partner to build self-driving cars. (next.ft)
  • Going back home: life as a reverse immigrant (wilsonquarterly)
  • Hi, I’d Like To Add Myself to The New Yorker (frankchimero)
  • Norwegian salmon is putting the hurt on Chilean salmon. (next.ft)
  • Bowls are the new plates. (wsj)
  • In praise of mediocre television. (theatlantic)
  • 90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership (inc)
  • Proton pump inhibitors may not be all that great for the kidneys. (washingtonpost)
  • We get cranky when temps rise above 70 F. (marginalrevolution)
  • This small company offers on-site therapy. (huffingtonpost)

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