02/14/15 – Saturday AM Interest-ing Reads

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Why did people lose their minds over Beanie Babies in the 1990s? (slate)
  • Grocery stores are running out of organic milk. (bloomberg)
  • There has been a significant increase in statistics graduates. (fortune)
  • How complaining is good for your health. (theatlantic)
  • Will Coca-Cola ($KO) be able to sell a “healthier milk” to the masses? (theatlantic)
  • Teach for America is now having a harder time recruiting college graduates. (washingtonpost)
  • Uncle Sam is a horrible nutritionist. (theweek)
  • More NBA players are wearing mouthguards. (nytimes)
  • American companies continues to spend less on basic science research. (papers.ssrn)
  • Who was General Tso and why is his chicken so tasty? (slate)
  • What are biosimilars? (fortune)
  • A look at the algorithm that matches medical students with a residency. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The best seat in the restaurant is at the bar. (yahoo)
  • Silicon Valley is surprisingly full of anti-vaxxers. (wired)
  • Stoned drivers are safer than drunk drivers. (washingtonpost)
  • The upside of putting some psychological distance between work and home. (wsj)
  • Where does gluten sensitivity stop and a full-blown food fad begin? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Our brains are far more malleable that earlier thought. (wsj)
  • How are those college dropouts Peter Thiel backed doing? (chronicle)
  • Why many restaurants don’t want you to order dessert. (washingtonpost)
  • Delaying vaccines is risky as well. (wsj)
  • Why thyroid issues are so controversial. (theatlantic)
  • The forgotten beauty of the iPod Shuffle (om.co)
  • Mondelez’s ($MDLZ) is the undisputed king of cookies. (qz)
  • The problem with the ‘home cooked meal’ fetish. (vox)
  • The cost of wind and solar power are dropping around the world. (vox)
  • Restaurants are busy adding wood grills. (fortune)
  • Europe is betting big on wind power. (qz)
  • The government is walking back its advice on dietary cholesterol. (washingtonpost)
  • Dogs are not people, stop treating them as such. (theweek)
  • Americans love unproven dietary supplements. (washingtonpost)
  • Dogs are fine-tuned to human mood. (wired)
  • Re-fracking is the new fracking. (bloomberg)
  • Craft beer makers are embracing the beer can. (fortune)
  • One simple tip to make you a better listener. (fastcompany)
  • The case against dessert. (marginalrevolution)
  • A tool for decision makers. (farnamstreetblog)

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