04/26/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • Solar power will soon be as cheap as coal. (qz)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) has no shortage of competitors. (investingcaffeine)
  • The downside of antioxidants. (bigthink)
  • Millennials want yoga without the dogma. (huffingtonpost)
  • Parity is killing MLS. (8by8mag)
  • The drone revolution is headed to the high seas. (fortune)
  • In praise of summer jobs. (wsj)
  • On the challenges of encouraging your teen to read more. (parenting.blogs.nytimes)
  • Why almond milk is a rip-off. (businessinsider)
  • Leisure activities can help our health as much as strenuous exercise. (npr)
  • A closer look at the recent performance of the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity ETF ($HEDJ). (blogs.barrons)
  • Payday at the mill: How sophisticated financiers used a Maine investment program they devised to wring millions of dollars in risk-free returns at taxpayer expense (pressherald)
  • 36 common mistakes in golf. (golfdigest)
  • The herd mentality has always been with us. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Norway is shutting off its analog FM stations. (qz)
  • Why do we throw out so much food? (wsj)
  • Have we perverted the idea of mindfulness to serve capitalism? (newyorker)
  • Solar power is changing the electricity equation in Hawaii. (nytimes)
  • How our diet has changed over the past 22 years. (businessinsider)
  • A succinct summary of the week in the economy and markets. (ritholtz)
  • Are we “overinvesting” in college? (nytimes)
  • In praise of the movie “Ex Machina.” (businessinsider)
  • Why the Comcast ($CMCSK)-Time Warner ($TWX) deal fell apart. (slate)
  • It’s Time for a Conversation: Breaking the communication barrier betweendolphins and humans (ngm.nationalgeographic)
  • Economists agree on the wisdom of free trade. (nytimes)
  • Why foreign players have a hard time adjusting to MLS. (fusion)
  • Why aren’t companies investing more? (thereformedbroker)
  • How is Schwab’s ($SCHW) robo-advisor doing? (blogs.barrons)
  • The (late) case for managed futures funds. (online.barrons)
  • FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades (washingtonpost)
  • Why long-lived investors have different strategies. (alephblog)
  • ADHD medications are increasingly getting abused by adults to get an edge. (nytimes)
  • Some hardcore relationship advice. (qz)
  • Valuations are a poor short-term market guide. (ft)
  • How Statcast will change the way we watch baseball. (m.mlb)
  • Why it is so hard to show manager outperformance. (pionline)
  • Three lessons from the Internet bubble. (pragcap)
  • The United States of Legal Weed: Here’s where pot is legal and semi-legal — and the next places it could go legit. (motherjones)
  • Covenant-lite junk bond deals are soaring. (businessinsider)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy on earnings conference calls this week. (skrisiloff.tumblr)
  • The Alphabet of Satire: Rube Goldberg was a laugh machine for seven decades. (city-journal)
  • Air travel is hugely damaging to the environment. (ft)
  • FOGO is the new FOMO. (nymag)
  • Leisure activities can help our health as much as strenuous exercise. (npr)
  • Why Jay-Z’s Tidal will fail. (slate)
  • California is going to have to embrace desalination. (qz)
  • Can you use this underperforming mutual fund instead of cash? (econompicdata.blogspot)
  • Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith and Jonah Peretti: The Gawker Interview (tktk.gawker)
  • Big traders love weekly options. (online.barrons)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Focus on managers willing to cut off the cash tap. (wsj)
  • How Stanford is going to power its campus. (slate)
  • Why Nike ($NKE) and Under Armor ($UA) want to track your every move. (washingtonpost)
  • Can a new diet help prevent Alzheimer’s? (wsj)
  • Why the FDA doesn’t really know what’s in your food (publicintegrity)
  • A look at the plumbing underneath Yellowstone. (washingtonpost)
  • IBM ($IBM) once ruled world. Lessons for Apple ($AAPL) today. (nytimes)
  • Ben Gibbard on the art of songwriting. (medium)
  • On the relationship between the Yen and gold. (marketanthropology)
  • More on the myopia epidemic. (wsj)
  • Bill Withers: The Soul Man Who Walked Away (rollingstone)
  • How fast are the world’s recreational runners? (wsj)
  • How a tonsillectomy may help prevent throat cancer. (m.theatlantic)
  • Americans are driving again. (247wallst)
  • The “Girl on the Train” may be the fastest selling adult novel of all time. (thedailybeast)
  • Florida is on the frontlines of climate change. (qz)

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