03/28/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • There’s a leak at the Fed (Bloomberg)
  • California needs to stop using so much water to grow nuts. (marginalrevolution)
  • On the “invention” of the baby carrot. (priceonomics)
  • A look at the new ‘sex ed.’ (nytimes)
  • This is the true story of the rise of Periscope, 2015’s startup phenom (TechCrunch)
  • Action movies are increasingly spoiling their best parts in the trailers. (theverge)
  • What we know about CTE. (sports.vice)
  • An olive-tree disease is ripping through Italy (qz)
  • What is the “ugly food” movement? (qz)
  • How to be a better spouse. (scientificamerican)
  • Death, Redesigned: A legendary design firm, a corporate executive, and a Buddhist-hospice director take on the end of life. (stories.californiasunday)
  • The surface of the earth is rising. (bloomberg)
  • NFL teams don’t have much financial incentive to win. (theatlantic)
  • The Brain’s Empathy Gap: Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies? (nytimes)
  • Young men are increasingly shunning the movie theater. (nytimes)
  • The case for raising the rim in basketball. (star-telegram)
  • Costa Rica is new running solely on renewable energy. (qz)
  • Apple’s Tim Cook leads different (fortune)
  • How one man’s utopian vision for the Internet conquered, and then warped, Silicon Valley (washingtonpost)
  • Scientists are engineering a better bean for a hotter world. (qz)
  • Seven important life lessons. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The Deadly Global War for Sand (wired)
  • Is Newark the Next Brooklyn? The “homeless billionaire,” a world-renowned architect and the future of Brick City. (politico)
  • Netflix ($NFLX), Amazon ($AMZN) and Hulu are now the streaming old guard. (nytimes)
  • Inside the writer’s room at Lost. (vox)
  • The neurological pleasures of fast fashion. (theatlantic)
  • ‘They Didn’t Believe the Camels Were Ours’: What a journalist’s seven-year walk around the world reveals about global policing. (themarshallproject)
  • Are mega-hospital systems to blame for our health care issues? (slate)
  • Activist Investor Bill Ackman Sets a $1 Million Debate Bet (Vanity Fair)
  • The bull market in prime rated beef. (bloomberg)
  • Fantasy baseball has a big problem. (rollingstone)
  • Tuberculosis is an overlooked disease. (slate)
  • America love fake maple syrup. (washingtonpost)
  • At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film (nytimes)
  • Batting averages declines after a hitter comes back after a concussion. (nytimes)
  • The world’s best whiskey comes from….Taiwan. (fortune)
  • The US is way too dependent on California for its food. (pragcap)
  • How documentaries took sports television by storm. (nytimes)
  • Five foolproof for ‘lazy parents’ visiting Disney World. (observer)
  • Who Lives and Who Dies: Who survives? (lrb.co.uk)
  • The rise and fall of Jeremy Linn. (espn.go)
  • “Just don’t call us hedge funds” – no problem, there’s very little hedging anyway (Wall Street Journal)
  • We need to think how we raise livestock. (theatlantic)
  • Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science — It’s Something Much More Important. It’s Called “Designing Your Life,” A Course That’s Part Throwback, Part Foreshadowing Of Higher Education’s Future. (fastcompany)

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