04/12/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • Why you should be eating more broccoli stalks. (theawl)
  • Rugby is now waking up to its own concussion problem. (ft)
  • Can leadership be taught? (nytimes)
  • What MBA program should you attend to get a job at Apple ($AAPL)? (nytimes)
  • Stop demonizing almonds. (gizmodo)
  • Commercial pilots fly their planes on average for only a few minutes. (nytimes)
  • It’s the weekend. Why are you working? (hbr)
  • The perks and perils of being a minority owner of a pro sports franchise. (observer)
  • How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine (mosaicscience)
  • Why driverless cars might give many of us motion sickness. (washingtonpost)
  • Soda makers are still searching for the ultimate low calorie sweetener. (ft)
  • How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude (npr)
  • Why do film directors wear blank baseball caps on set? (slate)
  • Why do we have allergies? (digg)
  • How the drought is going to change how Californians live. (bloomberg)
  • Physical therapy is just as effective as back surgery. (reuters)
  • Just what is a natural diet? (scientificamerican)
  • The Pentagon’s $10-billion bet gone bad (graphics.latimes)
  • America does too many mammograms. (nbcnews)
  • Organic food companies are moving downstream to satisfy demand. (wsj)
  • How to fix the college admissions process. (vox)
  • Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors: Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare — fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff? (theguardian)
  • Why MLB fans should lament the demise of Google ($GOOG) Glass. (slate)
  • Antibiotics don’t do much to hasten the end of a sinus infection. (wsj)
  • The True Story of Pretty Woman’s Original Dark Ending (vanityfair)
  • Should you go to culinary school? (luckypeach)
  • How Athletes Get Great: Just train for 10,000 hours, right? Not quite. Top-shelf athletic performance may be a more complicated formula than we’ve recently come to believe. (outsideonline)
  • Satirized for Your Consumption (thebaffler)
  • California has enough water, just not enough to support its agriculture. (medium)
  • Why we should get rid of the annual physical. (npr)
  • Seven ways to fight against your unconscious biases. (fastcompany)
  • US craft beer exports surged in 2014. (ft)
  • Deconstructing ShadowStats. Why is it so Loved by its Followers but Scorned by Economists? (economonitor)
  • How tech billionaires are using money and data to solve for death (washingtonpost)
  • Baseball is having a hard time attracting kids to the sport. (washingtonpost)

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