02/01/15 – Sunday Reading

Enjoy.

  • How Shake Shack ($SHAK) went from a hot dog cart to successful IPO. (dealbook.nytimes)
  • CDs sound better than vinyl but for many that does not matter. (laweekly)
  • What makes for a great bartender. (chicagomag)
  • An interview with Nick Hornby author of “Funny Girl” about living a creative life.* (theatlantic)
  • More evidence of the dangers of youth football. (nytimes)
  • Why you are still at-risk from raw chicken. (newyorker)
  • Understanding the “number needed to treat” statistic. (nytimes)
  • Evidence keeps accruing on the benefits of high intensity training. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Just how good was Ernie Banks? (thecubreporter)
  • One sure way to kill your sperm count. (fivethirtyeight)
  • On the romance of wine. (nytimes)
  • Software that can read emotions is getting better and better. (wsj)
  • For your health turn down your thermostat. (slate)
  • Why the Grammys matter. (lefsetz)
  • Why so many artists supposedly “plagarize” Tom Petty songs. (slate)
  • On the benefits of slow, controlled breaths. (wsj)
  • Why Michael Bloomberg should buy the New York Times ($NYT). (businessinsider)
  • Will the Chinese come to embrace potatoes? (bloomberg)
  • The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’s Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon’s Future (fastcompany)
  • On the rise of the avocado in America’s grocery stores. (washingtonpost)
  • Real-time data analytics could change sports forever. (gigaom)
  • Beef jerky has become big business. Hershey ($HSY) wants in. (washingtonpost)
  • NFL kickers just keep getting better. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Life in the Sickest Town in America: I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.&nbsp (theatlantic)
  • What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change (spectrum.ieee)
  • Getting Out Of Afghanistan: By the time we thought about leaving Afghanistan, we’d been tossing gear into the country for more than a decade. This is the story of how we moved out.&nbsp (fastcompany)
  • The beer can just turned 80 years old. (businessweek)
  • Boom: Inside a British ATM-Bombing/Robbing Spree (bloomberg)
  • How YouTubers discovered a human condition no one had talked about before (mashable)
  • The payoff from LED lighting is huge. (slate)
  • Can robots be creative? (nautil.us)
  • What the rise of craft beer tells us about the dynamism of the US economy. (newyorker)
  • Couples that work out together stick with it. (m.theatlantic)
  • The US is trying to catch up with the rest of the world when it comes to harvesting offshore wind power. (qz)
  • Extraordinary experiences are made better with the presence of friends and/or family. (scientificamerican)
  • “American Sniper” is a great anti-war movie.* (marginalrevolution)
  • ESPN is hedging its bets with its coverage of so-called e-sports. (fortune)
  • ESPN is spending a lot on technology to stay at the forefront. (theverge)
  • The science of ‘brain farts.’ (mashable)
  • Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk. (wilsonquarterly)
  • Inside the box: How workers ended up in cubes — and how they could break free&nbsp (economist)
  • The Super Bowl Scammer: Dion Rich Is the Godfather of Gatecrashing (rollingstone)

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