03/07/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • “If we see tablets and phones as polished slabs performing veritable feats of magic, something is lost.” (aeon.co)
  • Should You Fact-Check Your Grandma’s Facebook Posts? (aeon.co)
  • Can neuroscience increase neuroplasticity over our lifetimes? (aeon.co)
  • The E-mail Scam with Centuries of History (apriceonomics)
  • Is Netflix ($NFLX) the last hope for the modern sitcom? (qz)
  • The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’ (wired)
  • What it is like to be traded? The perspective of a NHL player. (sportsworld.nbcsports)
  • Fed’s Williams: Ready to Consider Rate Rises Starting This Summer (ritholtz)
  • People Have Been Routinely Put to Death Over the Most Absurd — and False — Allegations Imaginable. (priceonomics)
  • Why (good) habits are so important. (macleans.ca)
  • The sports most loved by city. (wsj)
  • Why are so many firefighters out of shape? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • A pill that eliminates hangovers. (munchies.vice)
  • Twin studies show the benefit of exercise. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Spring training game statistics DO matter. (economist)
  • A look at what the relaunched Beats music streaming service. (techcrunch)
  • Why have we let the issue of antibiotic resistance go on so long? (vox)
  • One Nerd to Rule Them All: One app to find them, and a million dollars of in-app purchases every day to bring them all and in the darkness bind them (bloomberg)
  • The pizza lobby in Washington is impressive. (bloomberg)
  • No matter how you slice it writing is difficult. How to get started. (arilewis)
  • Pro tennis has a match-fixing problem. (slate)
  • Marissa Mayer Has Completed Step One (medium)
  • The environmental problem of Keurig-style disposable coffee cups is only going to get worse. (theatlantic)
  • Top MLB Prospect Lives by His Own Rules — in a Van (espn.go)
  • Is most of our DNA garbage? (nytimes)
  • Sleeping problems increase as we age. Mindfulness may help. (qz)
  • Under Armor ($UA) wants to put sensors in its workout clothes. (wsj)
  • Is this device a better, cheaper, safer solution than gastric bypass surgery? (buzzfeed)
  • On the power of touch. (newyorker)
  • Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle (macstories)
  • The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders (theguardian)
  • A profile of designer Jony Ive on the brink of the launch of the Apple Watch. (howtospendit.ft)
  • Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke. (wsj)
  • Herbert Winner, “People accept that we all make mistakes, but robots are expected to be infallible.” (ft)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) is going to phase out the use of chicken raised on antibiotics. (reuters)
  • Are Humans Getting Cleverer? IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What’s behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents? (bbc)
  • Why car makers are happy to make SUVs for their customers. (ft)
  • The California ski industry is on the ropes. (bloomberg)
  • A “growth mindset” can help lead to greater achievement down the road. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Better stairwells make for more climbers. (qz)

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