01/28/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why do we laud pretty actors/actresses for playing ugly? (theringer)
  • The all-day breakfast boom at McDonald’s ($MCD) is over. (buzzfeed)
  • Why does Google ($GOOGL) have five separate messaging apps? (wsj)
  • Forget vintage Ferraris. Everbody wants a vintage Camaro or El Camino these days. (bloomberg)
  • How to read. Advice from some big readers. (collaborativefund)
  • The Big Ten is now getting into e-sports. (nytimes)
  • DuckDuckGo continues to make progress in the search game. (theverge)
  • Why you shouldn’t be guilty if you are a late sleeper. (outsideonline)
  • How Quicken Loans became the nations’ second-largest retail mortgage lender. (nytimes)
  • A look at some of the coolest beer cans out there for sale. (thedailybeast)
  • Meditation tips for investment professionals. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  •  The untold story of the Bastille Day attacker&#xA0 (gq)
  • This granular life: That the world is not solid but made up of tiny particles is a very ancient insight. Is it humanity’s greatest idea? (aeon.co)
  • 11 personality traits of well-being. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The Stegosaurus plate controversy: You live in the Jurassic and you’ve evolved giant, diamond-shaped bone plates that stick out the top of your neck, back and tail. Why, evolution, why? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • How to organize your first day in a new city. (marginalrevolution)
  • Don’t follow your passion. (ofdollarsanddata)
  • How Ed Sheeran scored a #1 hit. (slate)
  • Why ISIS is winning the social-media war, and how to fight back (wired)
  • “Car Wars”: A self-driving car is a computer you put your body into. Speculative fiction by Cory Doctorow (this.deakin.edu.au)
  • Automakers not only need to prove driverless cars are safer they also need to make passengers feel safer. (theringer)
  • Are NBA jerseys really ‘sacred ground’ unspoiled by ads? (uni-watch)
  • Where Uber drivers crash in-between shifts. (bloomberg)
  • Norovirus is ripping through a bunch of US schools. (wsj)
  • Marathon cheaters are just the worst. (nbcnews)
  • Flawed herpes tests lead to false positives and needless suffering. (scientificamerican)
  • Is the age of standalone anti-virus software dead? (arstechnica)
  • There’s a lot more to coffee than meets the eye. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Poker AI just keeps on getting better. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Moore’s Law can’t go on forever. (theguardian)
  • How technology can help close the gender gap. (hbr)
  • What its like to be Michael McAdoo, the last guy on the Golden State Warriors bench. (nytimes)
  • What should the future of civics education look like? (qz)
  • How compulsions help us deal with our anxiety. (wsj)
  • Complexity is not creative genius. (qz)
  • Google Maps now includes parking data on some cities. (theverge)
  • How grain futures helped create the modern futures market. (openmarkets.cmegroup)
  • Robert Kraft has done alright in the 20+ year he has owned the New England Patriots. (businessinsider)
  • The man who kicked off the biotech revolution (nautil.us)
  • Here’s a good strategy: don’t be a jerk. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Why screenwriters want to end up on the ‘Black List.’ (theatlantic)
  • Robo-dermatologists are coming to diagnose skin cancer. (smithsonianmag)
  •  Michael Joyce’s second act: David Foster Wallace 1996 profile of tennis player Michael Joyce is one of the most celebrated pieces of sports writing ever published. Who has he become since?&#xA0 (longreads)
  • What happens when a lie hits your brain? (politico)
  • What should you do after you get fired? (fastcompany)
  • Get up and move around. (nytimes)
  • What a 1815 volcanic eruption can teach us about climate change. (qz)
  •  Megalomania and small-mindedness: How America lost its identity (spiegel.de)
  • Users are not finding many Alexa apps indispensable. (recode)
  • Engineers are expensive to educate. (qz)
  • The string theory: An obsessive inquiry (with footnotes), into the physics and metaphysics of tennis.&#xA0 (esquire)
  • Are young kids doing too much homework? (slate)
  • Speed reading is BS. (medium)
  • Burnt toast isn’t going to kill you. (fullfact)
  • Why kids hide the fact they are taking SAT prep courses. (papers.ssrn)
  • How Airbnb and Uber fought City Hall. (bloomberg)
  • How the shift from Baby Boomers to Millennials is affecting three big investment trends. (collaborativefund)
  • A profile of James and Lachlan Murdoch. (ft)
  • Building a high-rise in New York City? Better make it flood resistant. (nytimes)
  • Signal is the go-to app for political types wanting to encrypt their communications. (wsj)
  • Southwest ($LUV) is the launch customer for Boeing’s ($BA) new 737 Max plane. (bloomberg)
  • The lengths to which parents will go to find a home in a premium school district. (wsj)
  • The end of bad wi-fi is near. (bloomberg)
  • A la carte deals should make gym owners nervous. (wsj)
  • This app shows you how to do your math homework. (theverge)
  • On the power of a mid-career internship. (theatlantic)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *