04/22/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A look inside the $400 million lawsuit the Spinal Tap creatives filed against Vivendi. (bloomberg)
  • Best practices for passwords. (venturebeat)
  • Amazon’s Echo beat our Google’s Home in a bake-off. (thewirecutter)
  • Talk to your kids. (qz)
  • A horrifying number of people use their phones while driving. (wired)
  • • Morningstar’s New Funds Gambit: Opportunity and Controversy (barrons)
  • Older generations like their coffee cheap, black and bottomless. (buzzfeed)
  • Are PhD students more at-risk to psychiatric disorders? (bigthink)
  • • The Annie Hall That Might Have Been: Inside Woody Allen’s Anhedonia (vanityfair)
  • Frozen vegetables are sometimes more nutritious than fresh. (modernfarmer)
  • Americans want SUVs. (nytimes)
  • We are in the golden age of oral histories. (kottke)
  • You probably didn’t realize the blood of the horseshoe crab is so vital to human health. (popularmechanics)
  • What city is the craft brewing capital of the US? (pudding.cool)
  • Fitness advice from Walt Whitman. (bloomberg)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) should be careful trying to compete with YouTube. (variety)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) users have watched 500 million hours of Adam Sandler movies. (buzzfeed)
  • Why are there no new social networks? (theringer)
  • Peter Ungar, "From the standpoint of paleoecology, the Paleolithic diet is a myth." (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The Chevy Bolt is dropping built-in navigation. (wsj)
  • Nine, legit degrees you can get solely online. (medium.freecodecamp)
  • How to read a book a week. (gq)
  • How running a marathon puts your body through hell. (gizmodo)
  • A well-designed nine minute strength workout. (nytimes)
  • Kids are learning about sex through porn. (qz)
  • Indoor farming started with cannabis but is now about growing greens. (backchannel)
  • The best steaks in Chicago. (bloomberg)
  • Just because you live in-land does not mean you will be affected by rising sea levels. (arstechnica)
  • Leadoff hitters are not longer speed demons. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Blood from human babies makes brains of elderly mice young again. (npr)
  • We should replace the save with the ‘goose egg.’ (fivethirtyeight)
  • Europe is embracing offshore wind projects, sans subsidies. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons learned about business valuation from the Iridium debacle. (25iq)
  • Baseball is getting its own social media app. (money.cnn)
  • In praise of ugly baseball uniforms. (nytimes)
  • Language is not just code, it has meaning. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The secret to running a marathon. (wired)
  • What is the purpose of happiness? (qz)
  • How dreams (and nightmares) help protect our essential selves. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Netflix’s ($NFLX) competition is sleep itself. (theguardian)
  • Pitching is a mysterious craft. (theatlantic)
  • How lotteries (and other prizes) can help "trick" people into saving more money. (theatlantic)
  • There is a difference between fear and ‘fear of fear.’ (qz)
  • • Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future (waitbutwhy)
  • Get healthy, ride your bike to work. (theconversation)
  • Reading widely help you "arm yourself" against unexpected problems. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Jack Bogle talks investing with Tony Robbins. (time)
  • Mosquitoes are only going to be a bigger problem. (nytimes)
  • Online retailers have your number. (theatlantic)
  • The difference between the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt. (businessinsider)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome. (wsj)
  • How your spend your time is how you spend your life. (heleo)
  • The dietary supplement industry is just the worst. (theatlantic)
  • This Anthony Bourdain documentary about chef Jeremiah Tower looks fascinating. (esquire)
  • Work or get a summer job? The pros and cons. (finance.yahoo)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has no plans to get into the live sports business. (businessinsider)
  • Growing weed and wine grapes is not all that different. (nytimes)
  • The new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is more than just fuel efficient. (arstechnica)
  • • The unbearable wrongness of Gwyneth Paltrow (theoutline)
  • Sorghum syrup is the new maple. (wsj)
  • • Sin City or Bust: How the Raiders went Vegas, baby (espn)
  • • A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices (wired)
  • Opposites attract but they don’t stay together. (qz)
  • Are there gender differences to mindfulness? (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Forget free college, what we need is more apprenticeships. (medium)
  • What happens when two professors become activist investors. (theatlantic)
  • DJI increasingly rules the drone market. (recode)

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