04/29/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Tech needs to stop hating on the humanities. (wired)
  • Women should sing all country songs. (thehairpin)
  • How airlines train their employees to work with irate customers in the big metal tube 30,000 feet in the air. (nytimes)
  • The rise of the freemium business model. (25iq)
  • How to read faster. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Aspirin may help prevent the spread of cancer cells. (scientificamerican)
  • It Was Capitalism That Ultimately Defeated Bill O’Reilly (arcdigital)
  • Chick-fil-A is the Stanford of QSR franchises. (businessinsider)
  • Contracts are overrated. (mrmoneymustache)
  • Autism and the challenge of medication. (scientificamerican)
  • Post-United fiasco getting bumped could be a more lucrative endeavor. (theatlantic)
  • Salt is the most important ingredient in cooking. (nytimes)
  • Why walking makes us feel good. (mentalfloss)
  • Machine learning requires giving up hope on understanding hope the model actually works. (backchannel)
  • Why aren’t more farms ‘recycling’ their manure? (npr)
  • Hope for premature babies in the form of an artificial womb. (newscientist)
  • "For apartment renters, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi are more important amenities than having in-room laundry facilities, according to a new survey." (variety)
  • Peer review also needs to include a look at ‘p-hacking.’ (arstechnica)
  • How a tactical asset allocation strategy can help you stick to your plan. (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Somebody needs to tell the engineers to reign things in. (strategy-business)
  • Why Subway is in decline in the US. (bloomberg)
  • The electric car boom is here (and real). (bloomberg)
  • Watch it while it lasts: our golden age of television (ft)
  • A profile of the best teenage pole vaulter in the world. (nytimes)
  • Liberal arts schools are fighting to give their students "relevant" job skills. (wsj)
  • Breakthroughs occur with a mix of new and old knowledge. (csmonitor)
  • How Michael McDonald became cool again. (esquire)
  • It’s hard to watch "Billions" without getting hungry. (esquire)
  • Apple ($AAPL) may be launching its own Venmo competitor. (recode)
  • The distinction between the haves and have nots on commercial airliners is getting even more stark. (wsj)
  • Wal-Mart Steps Up as Government Fiddles on Global Warming (thedailybeast)
  • Six reasons to be hopeful about climate change. (medium)
  • How close is the movie "The Circle" to reality? (wsj)
  • Some Mistakes That Can Derail Your Early Retirement (usnews)
  • Book Review: Michael Breen’s ‘The New Koreans’ (wsj)
  • Purdue University is "buying" Kaplan University to create a public, online university. (buzzfeed)
  • Your plastic recyclable water bottle probably isn’t getting recycled. (buzzfeed)
  • Solar energy jobs outnumber coal jobs. (nytimes)
  • Hulu is betting big on live streaming. (fortune)
  • The Countless Ways That Drones Are Changing the World (247wallst)
  • France’s Election: Your Cue to Hedge European Exposure (marketwatch)
  • The media bubble is real, and worse than you think (politi.co)
  • Why newly imported sports rarely gain a foothold. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Andy Serwer Interviews the Men Who Will Replace Warren Buffett (yahoo)
  • Craft brewers love canning their beers. (bloomberg)
  • Weed strains are mostly about marketing. (motherboard.vice)
  • Brian X. Chen, "The next time you upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment, take a bold step: Throw out your stand-alone router and instead consider investing in a so-called mesh system." (nytimes)
  • Your "college tour" is a waste if not misleading. (nytimes)
  • How wearables could suss out injuries before they happen. (marketwatch)
  • Prince's life, as told by the people who knew him best: an oral history (startribune)
  • Is every speed limit too low? (priceonomics)
  • The media bubble is worse than you think. (politico)
  • Has MLB advertising finally gone too far? (dealbreaker)
  • It’s tough being a dairy farmer right now. (bloomberg)
  • Putin’s Paradise: Will His Keynesian Bacchanal In Sochi Survive? (city-journal)
  • More support for the hygiene hypothesis. (nytimes)
  • Advice on how to get into Harvard Business School. (businessinsider)
  • When More is Less: Rethinking Financial Health. Why financial health includes both economic and financial dimensions. (images.mscomm.morningstar)
  • What happens when soccer bans heading? (theringer)
  • Go ahead, eat another breakfast. (wsj)
  • Nine signs of success. (heleo)
  • The first native Lithuanian born MLB player debuts. (cbssports)
  • All Those Market ‘Bubble’ Sightings Turned Out to Be Mirages (bloomberg)
  • How to declutter your digital life. (artofmanliness)
  • You have to let go of baggage to learn. (farnamstreetblog)

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