04/16/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • SUVs continue to push upmarket. (nytimes)
  • On the power of ‘naive realism.’ (timharford)
  • How to wash your hands correctly. (businessinsider)
  • Americans are pulling back on soda even in restaurants. (washingtonpost)
  • Tickets are the new restaurant reservation. (washingtonpost)
  • How improvements in business class eventually find their way into economy class. (next.ft)
  • Cars are more than just design and technology. (macworld)
  • Q&A With Christine Lagarde: Finance’s Firefighter Wants to Be Its Architect (bloomberg)
  • What do you get when you buy a ski resort for $149,000? (outsideonline)
  • Beware of so-called online “discounts.” (nytimes)
  • How to fix college basketball? (americansportsnet)
  • The Ghostwriting Business (priceonomics)
  • Have we become too dependent on satellite navigation? (vox)
  • Asset Managers, Prepare to Have Your Business Disrupted (institutionalinvestor)
  • People think they want choice? They really don’t. (fastcompany)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is targeting the high-end with its new Kindle Oasis e-reader. (theverge)
  • Finding motivation by diving into the deep end. (nytimes)
  • Do retail health clinics increase or decrease health spending? (nytimes)
  • Innovation is overvalued. Maintenance often matters more (aeon.co)
  • Want to get a parent riled up? Tell them their kid has lice. (nytimes)
  • Crash Beliefs from Investor Surveys (papers.ssrn)
  • How MLB is adjusting to the Chase Utley rule on slides. (espn.go)
  • Why talented minority students can go undiscovered. (nytimes)
  • MLB warning tracks are useless. (espn.go)
  • Flagship state universities increasingly serve wealthier students. (marketwatch)
  • Can NPR survive the podcast revolution? (slate)
  • The inherent problem with anonymous apps. (medium)
  • Ford ($F) is testing its own car sharing program. (fortune)
  • 8 ways that technology may make flying better in the future. (wired)
  • Some tooth decay can be reversed through mineralization. (wsj)
  • An Enlightenment for Grownups (spiked-online)
  • Why the rise of ransomware attacks should worry you. (boingboing)
  • We are spending ever less time in the kitchen. (theatlantic)
  • More than 40% of former NFL players have signs of traumatic brain injury. (reuters)
  • CO2 emissions are decreasing in the US but they are being offset by methane emissions. (washingtonpost)
  • Chatbots are the new apps. (washingtonpost)
  • Louis C.K. bet (and lost) on his new online show “Horace and Pete.” (qz)
  • The signaling benefit of living beyond your means. (bbc)
  • The digital media bloodbath. (buzzfeed)
  • Drone racing is going mainstream. (qz)
  • On Its 40th Anniversary: Notes on the Making of All the President’s Men&#xA0 (lareviewofbooks)
  • How to become a minimalist. (jamesaltucher)
  • Steve Kerr has suffered more than you will ever know (espn.go)
  • How should we describe the career of director Jon Favreau? (slate)
  • Has America shift too hard toward math and reading? (washingtonpost)
  • I am on the Kill List. This is what it feels like to be hunted: Friends decline my invitations and I have taken to sleeping outside under the trees, to avoid becoming a magnet of death for my family&#xA0 (independent.co.uk)
  • Engineers need to solve the sonic boom problem before supersonic planes fly commerically again. (economist)
  • Why do older people love Facebook ($FB)? (nytimes)
  • Teach for America is losing its luster with elite college graduates. (washingtonpost)
  • Are mindfulness apps stressing us out? (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Psychosomatic illnesses are very real to patients. (bbc)
  • Should college students pledge a percentage of future earnings for college funding. (washingtonpost)
  • Mark Dow’s Emerging Market Play (etf)
  • Pappy Van WInkle forgery is a real problem. (esquire)
  • What skills an 18-year old should have. (qz)
  • Get more sleep to ward off the common cold. (livescience)
  • What happens when you remove a tattoo? (bigthink)
  • Stop-start technology is spreading. (nytimes)

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