04/08/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can Amazon's Alexa Be Your Friend? (digg)
  • Testosterone boosters don’t really do much. (bigthink)
  • Catch share programs are making fishing more logical. (npr)
  • When it make sense to get an unusual college letter of recommendation. (nytimes)
  • The Fed Is Watching Wall Street and Stock Prices (bloomberg)
  • An in-depth look at the Growth-Trend market timing model from Philosophical Economics. (allocatesmartly)
  • Seven fintech startups to watch. (medium)
  • A dozen things Kanye West understand about business. (25iq)
  • Warehouse automation is a hot growth area. (bloomberg)
  • School districts are having a hard time hiring bus drivers. (wsj)
  • How to avoid value traps. (blog.johnsoninv)
  • Company culture matters. Just look at Steel Dynamics ($STLD). (intelligentfanatics)
  • Americans are obsessively listening to their audiobooks at 2x speed. (qz)
  • 2016 was a record year for renewable energy. (newscientist)
  • Coaches are complaining that youth baseball is failing its players by not teaching the basics. (nytimes)
  • Breaking down the costs of various fast food items. (priceonomics)
  • The case for driving a nice car. (financialsamurai)
  • How to get into your PhD program of choice. (qz)
  • Why We Think We’re Better Investors Than We Are (nytimes)
  • Airlines make more money selling miles than actual seats. (bloomberg)
  • Why is Softbank buying Fortress Investment Group ($FIG). (institutionalinvestor)
  • Where will the Ruthian-Shohei Otani play next? (qz)
  • In praise of investment checklists. (aaii)
  • The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic. (scientificamerican)
  • Want to See How US Is Changing? Property Taxes Hold Answer (marketwatch)
  • Wall Street Is Back. And It Is Bigger Than Ever Before (fortune)
  • J.D. Vance, the False Prophet of Blue America (newrepublic)
  • The Mac Pro lives! (daringfireball)
  • Batting orders are gotten shaken up in baseball. (theringer)
  • Why food tastes better on vacation. (nymag)
  • How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons (nytimes)
  • Tactical Nuclear Option Inside Reconciliation (nationalreview)
  • What we said when the world changed. (collaborativefund)
  • Canadian-listed marijuana companies are investing in the US. (bloomberg)
  • How food trends (gluten-free, anti-sugar and pro-butter) affect producers. (ft)
  • You can now grow vegetables at your condo in Brooklyn. (wsj)
  • Business schools are becoming much more entrepreneur-friendly. (wsj)
  • The music industry has bottomed out revenue-wise. (ft)
  • Audi is buying car rental company Silvercar. (bloomberg)
  • Radiative cooling or how to keep a building cool without air conditioning. (economist)
  • How to Quantify (and Fight) Gerrymandering (quantamagazine)
  • What happens when medical diagnosis gets automated? (newyorker)
  • How David Letterman became a Gen X icon. (vulture)
  • Youtube’s streaming TV service has launched. (theverge)
  • ‘Going Green’ Doesn’t Necessarily Protect Consumers (realclearmarkets)
  • New York City is getting hollowed out. (theatlantic)
  • Trivers' Pursuit: Renegade scientist Robert Trivers is lauded as one of our greatest thinkers — despite irking academia with blunt talk and bad manners&#xA0 (psychologytoday)
  • IPO? Why Spotify Is Considering Listing Without I, P and O (reuters)
  • How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced (bloomberg)
  • The global shortage of US bills is over. (wsj)
  • Millions of Americans Desperate to Work Full-Time (marketwatch)
  • Why we live in an increasingly winner-take-all economy. (jamesclear)
  • Fine dining in a hospital? Why not… (marginalrevolution)
  • Discount carriers are opening up Europe to cheap flights. (wsj)
  • Comparing the various online TV services. (qz)
  • Lies, Damn Lies, and Financial Statistics (bloomberg)
  • Spotify is considering a direct listing on a stock exchange bypassing a traditional IPO. (wsj)
  • The Hippies Have Won (nytimes)
  • Eight personality types you encounter when dating. (theblog.okcupid)
  • In case you wondered how dominant electronic trading had become to the FX markets. (dealbreaker)
  • Are elite colleges worth it? (theatlantic)
  • When kids are able to mow the lawn. (wsj)
  • When Every Day Is "Groundhog Day": Danny Rubin wrote the beloved movie and, 24 years later, the musical. In between, he lived it.&#xA0 (vulture)
  • Gorsuch: How Will Supreme Court Rule On Business Cases? (forbes)
  • An iPad turnaround is coming. (qz)

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