03/18/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Soon We Won’t Program Computers. We’ll Train Them Like Dogs (wired)
  • How I Traveled Around the World With No Money (nypost)
  • Inside the unregulated world of college strength coaches. (cbssports)
  • The NFL needs to re-think its alcohol abuse policies. (melmagazine)
  • Sully on the challenges of automating autos or airplanes. (thedrive)
  • There is still a lot to learn about the ancestors of homo sapiens. (yahoo)
  • The Internet is saving culture not killing it. (nytimes)
  • The Federal Government’s Student-Loan Fraud (investors)
  • Light-to-moderate drinkers are not at increased risk of weight gain. (nytimes)
  • Sustainable seafood guides are confusing. (npr)
  • The life and times of Terrence Malick in his hometown of Austin, Texas. (texasmonthly)
  • Chevy Chevette: They Sure Don’t Build Cars Like They Used To (spectator)
  • User manuals have moved largely online. What has been lost in the process? (scientificamerican)
  • Four of the most comfortable headphones on the market. (businessinsider)
  • I Passed on Berkshire Hathaway at $97 Per Share (microcapclub)
  • Why Economics Of Scottish Separation Don’t Make Sense (forbes)
  • Hot for Truther: Inside the Website Where Conspiracy Theorists Find Love (broadly.vice)
  • CEOs need to actively work to get out of the "good news cocoon." (hbr)
  • Cars may soon be able to tell if you are drowsy. (nytimes)
  • 29 lessons learned from Tyler Cowen about money. (thoughtcatalog)
  • States want colleges to prove their worth through student outcomes. (wsj)
  • Small grants can help students get across the finish line. (nytimes)
  • The Wrongest Profession: How economists have botched the promise of widely distributed prosperity—and why they have no intention of stopping now&#xA0 (thebaffler)
  • How to turn an abandoned coal mine into a giant pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir. (bloomberg)
  • Why can’t MLB pay minor leaguers a living wage? (dealbreaker)
  • Four fast ways to reduce stress. (bakadesuyo)
  • One reason why young men are dropping out of the workforce: videogames. (1843magazine)
  • Making Athens Great Again: How does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being exceptional betrays its highest principles? Plato despaired, but he also pointed the way to renewal.&#xA0 (theatlantic)
  • People think they are nicer than they actually are. (independent.co.uk)
  • Four scientific concepts everyone needs to know. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Why isn’t wind as sexy as solar? (fastcompany)
  • Why we should talk about gallons/mile as opposed to miles/gallon. (ww2.kqed)
  • What is a ketogenic diet? (businessinsider)
  • Loud noises are worse for your hearing than earlier thought. (businessinsider)
  • Why the Market Shouldn’t Be Spooked by ‘Quadruple Witching’ (marketwatch)
  • Can AT&T Retrain 100,000k Who Learned Wrong Skills? (fortune)
  • How do some Northern cultures deal with the extended darkness of Winter. (digg)
  • 5 apps that make life easier including Noisli. (businessinsider)
  • Your face may soon be your boarding pass. (qz)
  • Google Fiber was doomed from the start. (backchannel)
  • How one guy improved his life by not putting up with negative self-talk. (casnocha)
  • What restaurants do to cater to VIPs. (eater)
  • What would happen if big data were applied to therapy? (theatlantic)
  •  Why are so many American men not working? (brookings.edu)
  • Parenting is a pain but will help you live a couple years longer. (qz)
  • Patagonia and North Face are selling cool not technical clothing and gear. (theguardian)
  • Costco ($COST) is rapidly expanding its private label sales of booze. (bloomberg)
  • The 10 best part-time MBA programs. (businessinsider)
  • Independent swing coaches are helping players rebuild their swings. (wsj)
  • How Domino’s Pizza ($DPZ) went from a joke to a powerhouse. (bloomberg)
  • A quick, easy and cheap blood type test. (newscientist)
  • A Strong Dollar Can Be Just As Problematic as a Weak Dollar (forbes)
  • Intermittent fasting is fast becoming a business. (fastcompany)
  • The Race to Design the World’s Fastest Running Shoe (outsideonline)
  • Wisconsin dominated the US Cheese Championships. (npr)
  • The Ivy League is now acting like all the other athletic conferences. (bloomberg)
  • The Accelerating Race to Find Drugs to Enhance the Brain (thedailybeast)
  • Is deep brain stimulation a cure for severe depression? (psmag)
  • Australia is enhancing its vaccination requirements. (newscientist)
  • Apps aren’t everything. A big chunk of the world still uses a browser as their main way online. (wsj)
  • AB Inbev ($BUD) is making a big craft beer push in China. (fortune)
  • Dan Monson brought Gonzaga to attention and then left. What happened next? (sports.yahoo)
  • Why our bodies might need environmental stress to thrive. (businessinsider)
  • On the attraction of craft brewers staying small. (marketwatch)
  • What does it mean to be human when there were multiple species prior? (mosaicscience)
  • Global carbon emissions have flatlined the last three years. (ft)
  • Environmentalists love "cover crops." (npr)
  • Some of the Most Common Tax Errors That People Make (usatoday)
  • Most things you think matter will be forgotten in five years. (medium)
  • Not many shows reference Wilco and Megadeath, "Billions" does. (pitchfork)
  • Self-improvement is just a glorified hobby. (qz)
  • Professional bicycle teams are mining their data to optimize performance. (bloomberg)
  • White House Ties May Cut Two Ways for Goldman Sachs (nytimes)
  • Deconstructing the Chicago-style hot dog. (interactive.wbez)
  • When you should use e-mail instead of Slack. (fastcompany)
  • At Long Last, the Death of the Shoe Salesman (bloomberg)
  • Sports betting is beginning to look more and more like Wall Street (bloomberg)

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