02/11/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Amazon ($AMZN) is dishing out big incentives to indie filmmakers for streaming rights. (businessinsider)
  • The state of residential solar power. (arstechnica)
  • MLS franchise values are rapidly increasing. (ibj)
  • The speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan, is the common thread through the state’s fiscal woes. (reuters)
  •  How America Lost Its Identity (spiegel.de)
  • It’s okay to be irrational about your sports teams. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • How to train your BS detector. (betterhumans.coach.me)
  • Americans are driving less in part because they are sitting at home. (citylab)
  • Poker AI could put an end to online gambling. (bloomberg)
  • Autonomous vehicles know a lot about you. (hackernoon)
  • Chinese parents are sending their kids to US high schools to help them get into US colleges. (mobile.nytimes)
  • How to learn deeply, better. (adamhgrimes)
  • The US is shifting away from factory farming. (businessinsider)
  • The best and worst online dating sites. (cnbc)
  • A profile of the great Anthony Bourdain. (newyorker)
  • Boulder has become a hub for startup food producers. (nytimes)
  • A profile of Adena Friedman the new CEO of Nasdaq ($NDAQ). (bloomberg)
  • Big data says that there may be more serial killers out there than commonly thought. (bloomberg)
  • Has technology ruined horror films? (theguardian)
  • The Internet of Things industry has a gaping security problem. (psmag)
  • The average age of companies in the S&P 500 is declining. (doc.research-and-analytics.csfb)
  • Why is California still building new power plants? (latimes)
  • What resetting your circadian clock can do for you. (qz)
  • Women rate a man they see with an attractive woman as more desirable than an unattached man. (scientificamerican)
  • Compulsions come from the need to alleviate anxiety. A Q&A with Sharon Begley author of "Can’t Just Stop." (longreads)
  • Why you need a non-digital time management system. (forbes)
  • High intensity interval training is a more efficient form of exercise. (nytimes)
  • An Innovator at the Vatican: The Vatican Museums’ new director aims to focus on conservation, restoration and crowd control&#xA0 (wsj)
  • Making funky cheese is tricky, even for scientists. (nytimes)
  • Is modafanil the new caffeine? (qz)
  • The most influential craft brewers in America. (firstwefeast)
  • Will our reliance on algorithms make us stupid? (npr)
  • Inside the quest for fish-free fish food. (wired)
  • A secret of urban 20-somethings: parents help with the rent. (nytimes)
  • Olive oil prices are on the rise. (bloomberg)
  • How to hack online dating algorithms. (freakonomics)
  • Creativity need not decline with age. (papers.ssrn)
  • Why our grip strength is in decline. (nautil.us)
  • Why dividends don’t make sense. (aswathdamodaran.blogspot.in)
  • A cool video of a autonomous Cruise car driving through San Francisco (fortune)
  • A Doha to Auckland flight spends 16 hours in the air. (travelandleisure)
  • Shohei Otani is the best pitcher in Japanese baseball. He’s also the best hitter. (sportsnet.ca)
  • Is the common advice about taking all your antibiotics wrong? (statnews)
  • How you can trim your to-do list but not giving a sh*t. (qz)
  • Seven implications of the algorithm age. (pewinternet)
  • Why children now have the upper hand on parents. (papers.ssrn)
  • Why gross margin matters. (25iq)
  •  This Is the New Face of American Unemployment (bloomberg)
  • Why TV writers love to set their shows in Chicago. (wsj)
  • MLB is warming to the idea of legalized gambling. (finance.yahoo)
  • Sales of American whiskey rose 7.7 percent in 2016. (nypost)
  • How to run a two-hour marathon: more effective rest. (wired)
  • Does depression have an evolutionary purpose? (nautil.us)
  • How to set up a password manager. (slate)
  • The high-tech war on science fraud (theguardian)
  • 9 signs your body needs a break. (pastemagazine)
  • Why German automakers are hanging out in Silicon Valley. (nytimes)
  • Virality is a myth. Even genius need distribution. (heleo)
  • How where you live affects your personality. (nymag)
  • Why America’s Airports Suck: And how New York City — the worst offender — plans to make them suck less (institutionalinvestor)

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