01/30/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The Dark Underside of the Show-Dog World (vanityfair)
  • How ProLogis ($PLD) became a huge solar array operator. (slate)
  • The lead problem isn’t confined to Flint, Michigan. (vox)
  • ‘Latchkey kids’ turn out just fine. (qz)
  • Art Deco dreams come true at the Mullin Automotive Museum (classicdriver)
  • 60 teenagers reveal what they think is cool — and what isn’t — in 2016 (businessinsider)
  • It will now be a lot easier for trans athletes to compete in the Olympics. (slate)
  • How NBA shoe deals work. (sports.yahoo)
  • The DH in the National League seems inevitable. (wsj)
  • The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund (wired)
  • Athletes are upping their Vitamin D intake to ward off injuries. (wsj)
  • Cage-free eggs are more expensive for a reason. (wired)
  • Why shoveling snow is so vigorous. (businessinsider)
  • Ted Cruz’s Howitzer: Equal parts drill sergeant, data junkie, brawler, and entrepreneur, Jeff Roe will do anything to win. (newrepublic)
  • Electric cars are still more complicated to own and operate. (next.ft)
  • All-day breakfast has been a boon for McDonald’s ($MCD). (washingtonpost)
  • One hundred years of Current Employment Statistics data collection (bls.gov)
  • How you can train yourself to eat less. (washingtonpost)
  • Google ($GOOGL) has built a program that can win at Go. (wired)
  • Streaming music fans don’t care about CD-level sound quality. (qz)
  • Why doctor’s offices are so badly run. (slate)
  • Why biomedical research is so difficult to reproduce. (qz)
  • How health magazines got bypassed in the Internet age. (racked)
  • Why men should do Kegel exercises as well. (fusion)
  • Kids would rather play Xbox than shovel snow for money. (washingtonpost)
  • High protein snacks are ‘Lunchables for adults.’ (buzzfeed)
  • Small batch vodka is a bit of an oxymoron. (slate)
  • Social networks don’t change the number of close friends you can have. (economist)
  • Exercise does not necessarily mean weight loss. (bloomberg)
  • There is still no perfect universal remote. But some get kinda close. (wsj)
  • A profile of pitching guru and sports “Forrest Gump” Tom House. (theguardian)
  • Professional bull riding is becoming more lucrative and more dangerous. (theguardian)
  • The “executive physical” is a perk that keeps growing in popularity. (washingtonpost)
  • EVERYBODY wants free wi-fi in their hotel room. (bloomberg)
  • Will drone racing become a thing? (qz)
  • The improbable rise of the ‘Mississippi Roast.’ (nytimes)
  • The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm (vulture)
  • Think twice about getting your wisdom teeth removed. (fusion)
  • The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From (nytimes)
  • An NFL player was just accepted into MIT’s Math PhD program. (qz)
  • A Zika virus explainer. (next.ft)
  • The Crusade Against Multiple Regression Analysis (edge)
  • Who Poisoned Flint, Michigan? (rollingstone)
  • Why online dating doesn’t work: everyone lies in their profile. (techinsider.io)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) and Netflix ($NFLX) are snapping up film rights. (washingtonpost)
  • The Last Days ofTarget:The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death (canadianbusiness)
  • Tech companies focus on early adopters. Maybe they tech companiesshould pay more attention to later adopters. (wsj)
  • Good luck trying to buy tickets to a New York City area concert. (theguardian)
  • Self-driving cars are farther off than the optimists think. (medium)
  • On the (slow) death of heavy metal. (observer)
  • The ‘morning skate’ is going by the wayside in the NHL. (nytimes)

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