03/21/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • The Little “Fighter” That Couldn’t: Moral Hazard and the F-35 (jqpublicblog)
  • Algorithms can now help predict which employees will quit. (wsj)
  • Pastrami prices are too darn high. (nytimes)
  • A pediatrician chooses between alcohol and pot. (nytimes)
  • Is mass market organic food an oxymoron? (wsj)
  • The future of touch screens. (wired)
  • Why are movie previews called “trailers”? (priceonomics)
  • A consumer’s guide to egg terminology. (wsj)
  • Why television’s golden age is doomed. (bloombergview)
  • The “opportunity gap” between rich and poor kids is bigger than ever. Insights from Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.”* (chronicle)
  • Autonomous safety features are rolling out prior to self-driving cars. (wsj)
  • DOT&E Report: The F-35 Is Not Ready for IOC and Won’t Be Any Time Soon(pogo)
  • Big Food is having a hard time keeping up with changing tastes. (ft)
  • 9 ways to eat better without really trying. (motherjones)
  • The Hunting of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day found herself in the middle of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics’ early fight for survival. (politico)
  • A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute (nytimes)
  • The economics of busking. (priceonomics)
  • How to drink beer like a local around the world. (washingtonpost)
  • The music business may be in flux but roadies are doing just fine. (wsj)
  • On oral history of Parks and Recreation. (uproxx)
  • Gone in 30 Seconds: Motorcycle Thieves, Stunt Riders, and One Wild CHP Sting (lamag)
  • The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous: Its faith-based 12-step program dominates, but the central tenets of AA doctrine have been debunked (theatlantic)
  • The backlash against Mast Brothers chocolate. (slate)
  • Stop using your phone in front of your kids. (time)
  • A closer look at Popcorn Time, the leader in movie privacy. (wired)
  • A closer look at Popcorn Time, the leader in movie privacy. (wired)
  • We live in an age of “irrational parenting.” (nymag)
  • 26 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better (vox)
  • A better breakfast leads to better grades. (scienceblog)
  • How to identify a rip current. (thevane.gawker)
  • Space law is now a thing. (wsj)
  • Disney’s $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband (wired)
  • The case for free-range parenting. (nytimes)
  • California has severe water issues. (nytimes)
  • A third of all seafood is mislabeled. (theatlantic)
  • Craft brewers had record share in 2014. (qz)
  • Millennials are increasingly choosing tea over coffee. (ft)
  • How basketball shoes became a billion dollar business. (washingtonpost)
  • At what age does your brain peak? (psmag)
  • Millennial men are shopping more (and differently) for clothes. (latimes)
  • How Verve Records got gutted. (thedailybeast)
  • How hugs, i.e. social connections, help keep colds at bay. (scientificamerican)
  • Baby Boomers are returning to their drug-taking ways. (wsj)

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