02/06/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • On the unexpected origins of Kentucky bourbon. (theatlantic)
  • Texas is becoming a wind power giant. (businessinsider)
  • Is Yale’s business school getting TOO corporate? (wsj)
  • GE ($GE) is phasing out CFL bulbs. (nytimes)
  • Solar and wind made up 68% of new energy capacity in the US. (bloomberg)
  • They should just call Super Bowl Sunday, Chicken Wing Sunday. (buzzfeed)
  • How bars with wine licenses get around the whole no-liquor thing. (nytimes)
  • On the tight relationship between elite consultants and the top-tier MBA schools. (ft)
  • How loneliness became a public health hazard. (washingtonpost)
  • Smoking a LOT of marijuana can damage your short term memory. (washingtonpost)
  • The coffee pod may have peaked. (washingtonpost)
  • How the streaming giants pay for content. (mic)
  • How Darpa built anti-Twitterbot bots. (technologyreview)
  • Some foods a food safety expert will no longer eat. (washingtonpost)
  • Why men are more easily able to lose weight. (washingtonpost)
  • American ($AAL) and United ($UAL) are now offering “free” snacks to all fliers. (qz)
  • We all need a timeout every now and again. (psychologytoday)
  • The science behind a good cup of coffee. (arstechnica)
  • How Police Officers Seize Cash From Innocent Americans (priceonomics)
  • The NFL has not fully funded its pension obligations. (wsj)
  • Why your family should use Slack. (qz)
  • How to raise a creative child, in short back off. (mobile.nytimes)
  • The kitchen is the new ‘man cave.’ (wsj)
  • Wall Street’s Straight Man in Washington: Representative Scott Garrett’s antigay views are making Wall Street reconsider how it does business. (bloomberg)
  • College is like a ‘cable bundle.’ Why don’t we Netflix-ize college? (washingtonpost)
  • What exactly is an algorithm? (slate)
  • This Company Runs Warehouses. That’s It. How’d It Become One of America’s Leaders in Solar? (slate)
  • How to be a futurist. (qz)
  • What’s Wrong With Craig Venter? Themulti-millionaire maverick says he can help you live a better, longer life. (newrepublic)
  • Why is the cable box still so bad? (washingtonpost)
  • Industrial demand for electricity is falling. (bloomberg)
  • Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating’s Sex Bot Con Job (rollingstone)
  • OneGo is bring Netflix-style binge-flying to air travel. (bloomberg)
  • The future of solar is solar+storage. (vox)
  • Everything You Know About Martin Shkreli Is Wrong—or Is It? (vanityfair)
  • Recently I sat down for five good questions with Jake Taylor. (fivegoodquestions.co)
  • In defense of the CD. (rollingstone)
  • The Battle Over CRISPR Could Make Or Break Some Biotech Companies (fivethirtyeight)
  • This university requires students to wear Fitbits and meet exercise goals. (washingtonpost)
  • How even Seltzer water is bad for you. (theatlantic)
  • A Traffic Cop’s Ticket Bonanza In A Poor Texas Town (buzzfeed)
  • How the New Science of Freezing Can Save Your Life (outsideonline)
  • Soylent keeps evolving and getting better. (wsj)
  • Can the 20-company strong Health Transformation Alliance do anything to lower health care costs for their employees? (wsj)
  • Should Nascar go electric? (theverge)
  • What is like to drive a Tesla ($TSLA) on autopilot. (washingtonpost)
  • Hip replacement has become an outpatient procedure. (wsj)
  • Why (almost) everything you know about food is wrong (vox)
  • Underhanded free throws are making a (small) comeback. (campusrush)
  • Our brains are not built for multi-tasking. (medium)
  • The LED bulb revolution is here. (slate)
  • Your can of “mixed nuts” really doesn’t have that many nuts. (businessinsider)
  • The Inside Story of Uber’s Radical Rebranding (wired)
  • A degree from an elite college only helps with higher salaries for certain degrees. (wsj)

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