02/20/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Your brain actually works better in winter. (nymag)
  • How to build resilience. (wsj)
  • How America Is Putting Itself Back Together:Most people in the U.S. believe their country is going to hell. But they’re wrong. What a three-year journey by single-engine plane reveals about reinvention and renewal. (theatlantic)
  • 2015 was a very safe year for commercial air travel. (money.cnn)
  • Researchers are using “mini-brains” to test new pharmaceutical candidates. (next.ft)
  • Your Parmesan cheese may not be so authentic. (bloomberg)
  • Hipsters are ruining surfing. (slate)
  • Companies really want their employees to exercise. (bloomberg)
  • A viral 3-ingredient cheesecake recipe. (esquire)
  • The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens: That feeling when you hit a million followers, make more money than your mom, push a diet pill scheme, lose your blog, and turn 16. (newrepublic)
  • Is organic produce healthier? (npr)
  • Competing in the Kona Ironman isn’t cheap. (nytimes)
  • People who live together share a microbiome. (newscientist)
  • Software matters in Formula E. (theverge)
  • Cocktails continue to take share from beer. (wsj)
  • The FBI vs. FIFA. (longform) (espn.go)
  • How Ford ($F) is thinking about the future of driving. (nytimes)
  • Today’s teens are better than you, and we can prove it (vox)
  • What type of exercise is best for the brain? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • What Sparked the Cambrian Explosion? An evolutionary burst 540 million years ago filled the seas with an astonishing diversity of animals. The trigger behind that revolution is finally coming into focus. (nature)
  • More evidence that avocados are good for you. (scienceblog)
  • A Country Breaking Down (nybooks)
  • The Mind’s Biology: Doctors are reaching past the symptoms of mental illness to fix the circuits that breed them (washingtonpost)
  • How to make the perfect pancake. (qz)
  • A profile of perfect pickle makers United Pickle. (nytimes)
  • How to taste wine like you know what you are doing. (wired)
  • Johny Srouji, Cupertino’s chief chipmaker, is the Most Important Apple Executive You’ve Never Heard Of. (bloomberg)
  • How smartphones can be used to detect earthquakes. (bloomberg)
  • The law that created the billion-dollar scaffold industry has turned city sidewalks into an obstacle course (crainsnewyork)
  • The Long and Crumbling Road (newrepublic)
  • Falling oil prices are putting the hurt on the recycling industry. (nytimes)
  • When to stop dating and settle down…according to math. (washingtonpost)
  • A guide to the pizza styles of America. (luckypeach)
  • Consumer space travel is coming closer to reality. (washingtonpost)
  • Texting while walking is increasingly dangerous. (wsj)
  • Is oral immunotherapy to treat peanut allergies too dangerous? (wsj)
  • No sick leave for restaurant workers means more sick customers. (buzzfeed)
  • Leadership, as a skill, can be improved upon. (mckinsey)
  • The Untold Casualties of the Drone War:Former members of the U.S. drone program expose the hidden price of remote control combat (rollingstone)

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