01/23/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why it is so hard to get tickets to an Adele concert. (mashable)
  • Why elite universities still fail poor kids. (buzzfeed)
  • Where will self-driving cars first launch? (marginalrevolution)
  • How to decode how old the eggs in the grocery store actually are. (techinsider.io)
  • Why nutrition science is barely a science. (vox)
  • The poisoning of Flint (washingtonpost)
  • Alexander Litvinenko: the man who solved his own murder (theguardian)
  • Salmon is the new shrimp, value-wise. (next.ft)
  • Basketball shorts are shortening up again. (washingtonpost)
  • How Voltaire Made a Fortune Rigging the Lottery (todayifoundout)
  • America loves cage-free eggs. (bloomberg)
  • Is the annual physical necessary? (wsj)
  • We are running out of fish faster than you think. (qz)
  • How intermittent fasting helps us keep off weight. (bbc)
  • Can minivans ever be cool? (wsj)
  • Antwaan Randle El regrets ever playing football. (washingtonpost)
  • How close are we to creating artificial intelligence? (aeon.co)
  • Silicon Valley’s $585 Billion Problem (fortune)
  • MLB should move the A’s and Rays to new cities. (espn.go)
  • Your weird habits to avoid germs don’t work all that well. (citylab)
  • Can neurofeedback be used to help treat depression? (wsj)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has “secret sub-genres.” This browser extension will help you suss them out. (slate)
  • MLB is going to have to defend how it limits broadcasting deals. (bloomberg)
  • The baseball season is long for players AND broadcasters. (bleacherreport)
  • How Zano Raised Millions on Kickstarter and Left Most Backers with Nothing (medium)
  • Kids studying abroad party even harder. (bloomberg)
  • The idea of ‘power poses’ is not supported by the data. (slate)
  • Off-campus housing is going decidedly upscale. (nytimes)
  • Heart rate trumps steps. (wsj)
  • Why GM’s ($GM) investment in Lyft is so important. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Professional tennis is rife with match-fixing. (buzzfeed)
  • What a true Paleolithic researcher says we should eat. (wsj)
  • Can the Internet predict the Oscars? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Among the problems veterans have is chronic insomnia. (motherboard.vice)
  • The state of frequent flier miles in 2016. (viewfromthewing.boardingarea)
  • The most valuable soccer/football teams in the world. (bloomberg)
  • The political right’s dangerous support for economic quackery (mainlymacro.blogspot)
  • Perceptions vs Reality: Fear vs Reason (billehrman.tumblr)
  • The Republican Establishment Is Losing at Its Own Game (nytimes)

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