04/19/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • HBO is successfully transforming itself on the fly. (nytimes)
  • Trading is having “an ongoing conversation with the markets.” (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Sweat pants are the new jeans. (qz)
  • Say Cheese! Cheese is the chameleon of the food world, as well as one of its greatest delights. Fresh and light or funky and earthy, creamy and melty or crystalline and crumbly — no other food offers such a variety of flavors and textures. (gastropod)
  • Good to see that pundits are still willing to jump on any down move in the stock market. (dashofinsight)
  • The muddled message that is mindfulness. (nytimes)
  • How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life (brainpickings)
  • How to redesign a NBA team’s logo: the case of the Milwaukee Bucks. (espn.go)
  • Why e-sports will be the next big mainstream thing. (redef)
  • Do intelligent people worry more? (slate)
  • Did the Fed cause the subprime boom? (econlog.econlib)
  • Yoga is somehow becoming a competitive thing. (wsj)
  • The Pursuit of Beauty: Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery (newyorker)
  • Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron on journalism’s transition from print to digital (washingtonpost)
  • Venture capital gushed in Q1. (recode)
  • Does indexing lead to a misallocation of capital? (alephblog)
  • How to build a better sandwich. (nytimes)
  • Behold a new kind of rocket engine. (qz)
  • A succinct summary of the economic week that was. (ritholtz)
  • Why we need to change how we teach kids. (wired)
  • The muni market is pretty healthy at the moment. (blogs.barrons)
  • Seven secrets of a grilled cheese master. (mentalfloss)
  • Why is private investment so slow? (voxeu)
  • Why Las Vegas doesn’t have a major pro sports team. (vox)
  • More Americans are out of the stock market than in it. (blogs.wsj)
  • How long does it take to get out of shape? (washingtonpost)
  • Chinese authorities want to put the breaks on its runaway stock market. (thereformedbroker)
  • The case for high yield munis. (online.barrons)
  • Intelligence is no guarantee of solid decision making. (bbc)
  • How flavor drives nutrition. (wsj)
  • Build Your Own Cloud! Hard Drives Get a Second Life (wsj)
  • Inside the effort to run a sub 2-hour marathon. (outsideonline)
  • Curtis Macnguyen Is a Former Hedge Fund Star. And That Is Not Acceptable (bloomberg)
  • What is like to play an ‘unbeatable’ poker bot. (slate)
  • On the challenges of position sizing. (cleareyesinvesting)
  • Still very few signs of inflation in March. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Two tips on how to meditate. (businessinsider)
  • How apps are going to revolutionize medical research. (wsj)
  • What is the right amount of exercise? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • How Do You Solve a Problem Like Consulting? (ai-cio)
  • Jordan Spieth’s Masters win was a huge boon to Under Armor ($UA). (washingtonpost)
  • Will musicians stop making albums? (theatlantic)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Three investment lessons from trees. (usatoday)

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