02/25/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The story of phlegm. (npr)
  • Playwrights are making their market on television. (slate)
  • How to get the benefits of fasting without actually fasting. (wsj)
  • Who is Guy Fieri? (munchies.vice)
  • Why sports leagues are obsessed with speeding up their games. (wsj)
  • Why can’t someone create a modern TV interface? (theverge)
  • The case for going to the movies alone. (bigthink)
  • When did "readability" become the ultimate compliment for a novel? (themillions)
  • Why does strenuous exercise dampen the libido in men? (nytimes)
  • Testosterone supplementation doesn’t seem to do much for older men’s health. (npr)
  • Facebook ($FB) is more powerful than we commonly realize. (stratechery)
  • Why the Ford ($F) F-Series 350 can do it all and for some is quite affordable. (wsj)
  • Modern golf is tough on players’ bodies. (wsj)
  • Contrary to popular belief our personalities change over time. (qz)
  • The battle over a proposed telescope in Hawaii. (vqronline)
  • Bayou Teche Brewing is making beer for the Cajun dining crowd. (nytimes)
  • Category leader, eero, is lowering the price for its whole house router package by $100. (fastcompany)
  • Subtle changes in speech could be a precursor of dementia. (theguardian)
  • We now need a school to teach young adults how to be adults. (npr)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is ponying up big bucks to release the new Martin Scorcese-Robert DeNiro movie. (theatlantic)
  • Mars madness: The DIY explorers who dream of a 35-million-mile trek&#xA0 (story.californiasunday)
  • Mexico City is sinking. (nytimes)
  • The arrow on Nascar is down. (wsj)
  • Want to make your brain work better? Lift weights. (bigthink)
  • Why cannabis strains (and products) are so variable. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A heartfelt remembrance of former college basketball coach Curt Tong. (si)
  • Android users don’t update their phones OS very often. (loopinsight)
  • Why the BeatsX wireless headphones are better for many than AirPods. (wsj)
  • Instagram is hardly recognizable these days. (theringer)
  • Formula E cars are going to look wicked cool next season. (theverge)
  • Warren Buffett’s best investment (gatesnotes)
  • Emotional ‘snap judgements’ are often wrong. (scientificamerican)
  • Why exercise is good for the heart. (nytimes)
  • Our brains are made up of "a collection of distinct modules (grouped, highly connected neurons) performing specific functions rather than a unified system." (farnamstreetblog)
  • The true story of the Comey letter debacle (vanityfair)
  • DFA has a succession problem. (institutionalinvestor)
  • A smoother path to outperformance with multi-factor smart beta investing (researchaffiliates)
  • How "radiative cooling" could help keep costs down. (economist)
  • Airlines are bringing back ‘free’ food on flights. (bloomberg)
  • Meet Stan Smith, the man behind the sneaker. (nymag)
  • Inside the world of fake news. (financialsamurai)
  • Whoop is the fitness tracker for the athletic elite. (mensfitness)
  • Technology is going to keep making cars safer. (bloomberg)
  • Six reasons why we self-sabotage. (scientificamerican)
  • What its like to be a shrink for billionaires. (nytimes)
  • The modern spin class is a thing onto itself. (wsj)
  • Copenhagen has a unique opportunity to re-build its city with carbon neutrality in mind. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons about product/market fit. (25iq)
  • The end of a golden age: Unprecedented growth marked the era from 1948 to 1973. It can never be repeated. Why?&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • The American climbing the ranks of ISIS (theatlantic)
  • Brain imaging identifies different types of depression. (scientificamerican)
  • Meet Shohei Otani, the next Babe Ruth (sportsnet.ca)
  • Will we ever come up with a perfect sugar substitute? (fortune)
  • The jellyfish are coming. Brace yourself for goomageddon (thecorrespondent)

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