03/19/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The downside of fitness trackers. (qz)
  • Will ocean power ever be a viable alternative energy source? (qz)
  • When U.S. air force discovered the flaw of averages (thestar)
  • How Showtime built an audience for “Billions.” (tradestreaming)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) is still paying the price for its food-safety woes. (bloomberg)
  • Economists of the World, Unite! The American Economic Association’s little-known radical past—and its relevance in this post-Piketty moment. (democracyjournal)
  • How self-driving cars will deal with rain and snow. (qz)
  • Adam Neumann’s $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld (fastcompany)
  • We may soon interact with our computers via alternate reality. (wsj)
  • What is it like to ride in a Google self-driving car. (washingtonpost)
  • Should all research papers be free? (nytimes)
  • Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI (time)
  • How to feel better: focus on one thing at a time. (businessinsider)
  • Specialty milk sales are jumping, ergo Coca Cola’s ($KO) interest. (bloomberg)
  • When is your child too sick for school? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Anxiety and depression are on a 80-year upswing for young Americans. (nymag)
  • What advice college admissions officers tell their own children. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • 1/3 of Netflix ($NFLX) users don’t pay for the service. (qz)
  • Does cryotherapy help muscles and joints? (wsj)
  • The differences in how people read popular (and unpopular) books. (nytimes)
  • How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup (bloomberg)
  • Comedy is flourishing on TV. (variety)
  • Moonshine is going upscale. (wsj)
  • Anxiety and depression are on a 80-year upswing for young Americans. (nymag)
  • The mid-life crisis is a myth. (npr)
  • Why Life Insurance Loans Are ARisky Way To Bank On Yourself (kitces)
  • How to optimize your coffee consumption. (bloomberg)
  • 10 Years Over the Red Planet (slate)
  • Ivy League students are avoiding law school like the plague. (slate)
  • Food companies are doing more to track where their ingredients come from. (wsj)
  • McLean: Mend, Don’t End, Fannie and Freddie (washingtonmonthly)
  • The Paranoid Style in American Politics (harpers)
  • Why B-schools have a hard time enrolling more women. (bloomberg)
  • Retractions are rife in the world of science. (qz)
  • Pittsburgh is the hot new food town. (nytimes)
  • Why do people go crazy for McDonald’s ($MCD) Shamrock Shakes? (vox)
  • Animated films are the surest best in Hollywood. (bloomberg)
  • Millions of American homes are at risk to rising sea levels. (bloomberg)
  • The benefits of meditation AND running to fight depression. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • How much sex makes you happy. (thedailybeast)
  • New visa rules will allow foreign STEM students to stay longer in the US after graduating. (buzzfeed)
  • David Maraniss and Robert Samuels spent about a month crossing the country to try andfigure out what has U.S. voters so bent out of shape.Afour-part series: The great unsettling (washingtonpost)
  • GE ($GE) just sold JP Morgan ($JPM) 1.4 million LED bulbs. (slate)
  • Some steps toward better online design. (scientificamerican)
  • Dynamic pricing is becoming mainstream. (latimes)
  • Craft beer has a problem: too many SKUs. (marketwatch)

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