03/15/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • A second adolescence…what are the “terrible twelves”? (nymag)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Russell Crowe’s rugby team is now world champion. (bloomberg)
  • Why Netflix ($NFLX) shouldn’t release all the episodes of an original series all at once. (medium)
  • Do we need a 50-year bond? (bloombergview)
  • The secret life of the aluminum can. An excerpt from “Rust: The Longest War” by Jonathan Waldman.* (wired)
  • As is almost always the case: follow the money. (interloping)
  • Implantable medical devices are going to be hacked, the only question is when. (slate)
  • Who’s to blame for the digital time deficit? (aeon.co)
  • Disney’s ($DIS) bet on the “magical wristband” is paying off. (wired)
  • What can we learn from the rise (and long fall) of the Hussman Strategic Growth fund. (wsj)
  • HBO’s streaming-only service is going to transform cable. (latimes)
  • Reebok is banking on the fitness scene. (bloomberg)
  • Meet the Dogged Researchers Who Try to Unmask Haters Online (technologyreview)
  • Why trying to build a big Ghostbusters franchise is a bad idea. (qz)
  • After a miserable period trend following strategies are back on track. (futuresmag)
  • Re-thinking our approach to food allergies. (slate)
  • The case for index funds: picking in advance outperforming active funds is really difficult in practice. (nytimes)
  • The S&P 500 has never had a higher price/sales ratio. (mebfaber)
  • 2014 was a huge year for solar power. (motherjones)
  • Will we all soon be sticking electrodes on our heads to improve mood? (technologyreview)
  • The waiting list at Robinhood is no more. (fortune)
  • On the upside (and downside) of using a robo-advisor. (blogs.wsj)
  • Could Google ($GOOG) livestream sports for free? (qz)
  • Can technology boost the use of music as medicine? (fastcompany)
  • Whatever happened to people taking proper lunch breaks? (esquire)
  • What is NASA going to do with this big a** rocket? (bloomberg)
  • The pros and cons of red-light cameras. (nytimes)
  • What do we really know about colony collapse disorder? (vox)
  • The Mayo Clinic is pushing into telemedicine. (ft)
  • Why defense get short-shrift in the media. (cjr)
  • Does Lady Luck exist or do you make your own? (aeon.co)
  • Is Slack a threat to e-mail? (nytimes)
  • A summary of the economic week that was. (ritholtz)
  • China’s Plan for Winning the Currency Wars (bloombergview)
  • Why America fell out of love with golf. (washingtonpost)
  • Why children need chores. (wsj)
  • Why Your Brain Hates Slowpokes (nautil.us)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) is in the midst of some serious soul-searching. (nytimes)
  • How much Americans drink per week, by age. (washingtonpost)
  • Self-driving cars are going to reduce net car demand. (wired)
  • The first rule of short selling is don’t talk about short selling. (deadcompanieswalking.tumblr)
  • Why there is a longer term cap on oil prices: ready supply. (wsj)
  • When closed-end bond funds make sense. (online.barrons)
  • The first rule for doing business with tech moguls: sign a NDA. (nytimes)
  • Domain theft is now a thing. (wsj)
  • On the coming bourbon shortage. (nautil.us)
  • US economic data has been weaker than other major economies of late. (bloomberg)
  • By this measure consumer inflation may have bottomed. (blogs.wsj)
  • The glass ceiling is alive and well on the big screen. (fivethirtyeight)
  • That change is already underway. (wsj)
  • Don’t praise your kids too much. (newscientist)
  • Is the US dollar strong or weak: depends on your time frame. (bloombergview)
  • A Letter From Black America: Yes, we fear the police. Here’s why. (politico)
  • Can SiriusXM Survive Without Howard Stern? (bloomberg)
  • Anatomy of a Hack: A step-by-step account of an overnight digital heist (theverge)
  • Watch China for the ultimate success of the Apple ($AAPL) Watch. (time)
  • iSpy: The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets (firstlook)
  • A Q&A with Danny Meyer, founder of Shake Shack ($SHAK). (buzzfeed)
  • Inside the factory that creates graphene. (motherboard.vice)
  • Can Spark Gift make giving stock as a gift easy? (recode)
  • Kids are now getting shuttled around by Uber. (washingtonpost)
  • Energy expenditures as a percentage of spending is near a record low. (calculatedriskblog)

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