04/15/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A profile of Scott Minerd and Guggenheim Partners. (bloomberg)
  • Your brain is not a computer. (aeon.co)
  • Why deep breathing keeps you calm. (nytimes)
  • How the Ethanol Mandate Is Killing the American Prairie (investors)
  • At what point does coffee get too fancy? (nytimes)
  • Check out a hybrid Ford ($F) cop car. (wired)
  • Has streaming killed the truly independent film? (theringer)
  • A Weekend With Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Swolest Men in America (buzzfeed)
  • How big a problem is overbooking? (ft)
  • A profile of Mike Judge. (nytimes)
  • Passengers May Hate the Airlines, but Investors Love Them (marketwatch)
  • Forget young blood, think young microbiome. (scientificamerican)
  • A dozen business lessons learned from Lil Wayne. (25iq)
  • The Assad Family: Nemesis of Nine U.S. Presidents (newyorker)
  • A conversation with Josh Bernstein, the dean of craft beer writers. (longreads)
  • Vitamin D is overrated. (nytimes)
  • What comes after this recent success for solar? (arstechnica)
  • How waiters want to be treated (according to waiters). (vice)
  • Why you should give your kidney to a stranger. (vox)
  • All the cool kids have a new mesh wi-fi router in their homes. (wired)
  • Solar panels are now cheap enough to own not lease. (wsj)
  • Beer-of-the-month clubs are becoming a thing. (wsj)
  • Spas are now big business. (outsideonline)
  • The Rise of a New Species of Human Being (singularityhub)
  • How behavioral economics can help improve health outcomes. (nytimes)
  • Swimming lesson don’t prevent ocean drownings. What Iceland does to create a swimming culture. (hakaimagazine)
  • A look back 20 years later at Tiger Woods’ historic Masters performance. (theringer)
  • West Virginia is about to legalize medical marijuana. This could help with the opioid crisis. (vox)
  • Who makes Trader Joe’s food items? (sfgate)
  • Does fasting work? If so, how to do it? (wsj)
  • Thoughts on Why Pepsi and United Got Things So Wrong (thedailybeast)
  • Which graduate degree holders pay off their loans soonest? (priceonomics)
  • How Walt Mossberg became an integral part of the tech scene. (stratechery)
  • Repo Men: The IRS Is Using Private Debt Collectors Again (slate)
  • What is concierge medicine? (businessinsider)
  • We Have Found the Cure! (Sort Of…) (outsideonline)
  • Colleges should schedule their classes later in the day. (qz)
  • The Colorado River is at risk. (wsj)
  • Airlines treat passengers badly because they can. (buzzfeed)
  • Companies need to rethink hackathons. (bloomberg)
  • The Airline Industry: Overpacking Planes Since the 1940s (bloomberg)
  • An effective male contraceptive is coming to market. The question is whether it will catch on? (bloomberg)
  • United ($UAL) passengers are boozing it up in business class. (qz)
  • Why are German consumers reluctant to get on board with electric vehicles? (qz)
  • Why It Took So Long for Microwave Over to Catch On (nytimes)
  • Fingerprint sensors can be hacked pretty easily. (nytimes)
  • News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier (theguardian)
  • Are we at Peak Auto? (fortune)
  • YouTube’s new streaming service could reinvent the 30-second commercial. (latimes)
  • Why you should take your shoes off in the house. (wsj)
  • How to age (well) like an athlete. (weforum)
  • Want to live longer? Run. (nytimes)
  • Tax Day Is Increasingly Incomprehensible, and Reform Unlikely (usatoday)
  • Single female MBA students downplay their career ambitions. (news.harvard.edu)
  • Some Obvious Retirement Mistakes That You Can Avoid (usatoday)
  • Is Facebook a Monopoly? Just Ask Snapchat (nymag)
  • Why should a pro athlete give his team more data on his/her body? (theatlantic)
  • The next decade is about ‘augmented reality’ or AR. (ben-evans)
  • A Q&A with "Billions" co-creators, writers and executive producers Brian Koppelman and David Levien. (inc)
  • Will London Fall? (nytimes)
  • Facebook apps are bloated. (daringfireball)
  • Pitchers are ditching the windup. (wsj)
  • Japanese cheery blossom trees and the case for climate change. (kottke)
  • Do you need a "big ass" battery backup? (theverge)
  • From ‘Zombies’ to Bonobos: A U.S. Retail Transformation (nytimes)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is not messing around with original video content. (statista)
  • Are big beer mergers ruining the industry? (fortune)
  • Ray Davies on understanding hipsters, not talking to Pete Townshend — and why he fled Tony Blair’s Britain (newstatesman)
  • A profile of two-way baseball player Shohei Ohtani. (cbsnews)
  • Sleep is the new status symbol. (nytimes)
  • Some surgery centers are going cash-only. (businessinsider)
  • The problem with AI: no one really knows how it works. (technologyreview)
  • Sluggish Future (imf)
  • A profile of Dawn Fitzpatrick the new CIO of Soros Fund Management. (nytimes)
  • Why you need a Japanese Single Malt Whiskey in your liquor cabinet. (bloomberg)

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