04/23/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Green Mountain has created a ‘recyclable’ K-cup but it isn’t exactly green. (nytimes)
  • Eat less meat and save the world. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Should we make football a college major? (aeon.co)
  • Older PhD students are now a thing. (nytimes)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) has turned sales around. (money.cnn)
  • Olympic-level swimmers who want to compete for their colleges have to forego millions in endorsements. (nytimes)
  • Are we asking too much of wearables? (wsj)
  • Every music festival is pretty much the same these days. (qz)
  • Is ‘grit’ overrated? (theatlantic)
  • Bathroom hand dryers spew viruses all over the place. (arstechnica)
  • Autonomous vehicles are coming sooner than you think. (buzzfeed)
  • Why loyalty program members are so important to Starbucks ($SBUX). (bloomberg)
  • MTV is planning a return to music. (latimes)
  • Stop doing crunches. (bbc)
  • WeChat users are getting overwhelmed. (ft)
  • Is big science truly broken? (theweek)
  • Hoarding is a growing problem. (washingtonpost)
  • Hollywood is the new Silicon Valley. (fastcompany)
  • The big airlines have effectively raised the rates on multi-city itineraries. (bloomberg)
  • Our reality is skewed. Evolution made it that way. (quantamagazine)
  • Is staying in the new going out? (mobile.nytimes)
  • A Scotch region you likely haven’t heard of. (bloomberg)
  • How to stay in luxury hotels, for less. (qz)
  • Why you can’t feel sorry for everyone. (nautil.us)
  • The 5 biggest beer mistakes Jim Koch of Sam Adams ($SAM) has made. (esquire)
  • How to turn ocean waves into energy. (money.cnn)
  • Your e-mail marketing sucks. (ritholtz)
  • Loneliness is a real health risk on par with smoking. (latimes)
  • Avoid these antihistamines. (time)
  • In praise of high intensity training. (wsj)
  • The best undergraduate business schools: 2016. (bloomberg)
  • Steph Curry’s season 3-point record in context. (nytimes)
  • How running helps clear our minds. (nymag)
  • The adapted movies fell most short of their book. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The rush for clicks is allowing far more ‘fake news’ online. (theguardian)
  • How to be a good group traveler. (washingtonpost)
  • The US suicide rate has increased since 2000. (washingtonpost)
  • Kids love Kahoot. (nytimes)
  • Immunotherapy is a fast growing part of cancer care. (washingtonpost)
  • German craft brewers have a problem with the Reinheitsgebot. (bloomberg)
  • Stop comparing AI to human intelligence. (slate)
  • What should we do with a bunch of redundant ICBM rockets? (washingtonpost)
  • Another piece of data in favor of circumcision. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Styrofoam cups are not that bad for the environment. (qz)
  • It isn’t just wealthy teens that have smartphones. (theatlantic)

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