05/06/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Just great…there is some deadly sh*t locked up in soon to be unfrozen glaciers. (bbc)
  • World’s Most Valuable Resource Is No Longer Oil, But Data (economist)
  • 15 Serious And Not-So Serious Rules For Airline Travel Today (fortune)
  • Like it or not, AI is already firmly embedded in the creative industries. (strategy-business)
  • 2% Growth? In The Future That Will Look Good (econlib)
  • Virtual reality can help reduce chronic pain. (qz)
  • How Hulu built its new live TV product. (theverge)
  • Otto Warmbier Has Been a Prisoner of North Korea Since the Start of 2016. Has America Forgotten Him? (time)
  • A profile of Chris Rock. (rollingstone)
  • The data on pre-K is pretty clear. (npr)
  • Can Wal-Mart’s ($WMT) e-commerce arm compete effectively with Amazon ($AMZN)? (bloomberg)
  • Where oil rigs go to die. (theguardian)
  • NYC’s ferries are cool but they don’t do much to move people around. (slate)
  • Slow-growth chickens taste better. (nytimes)
  • Why people love the color blue. (medium)
  • In S.E.C.’s Streamlined Court, Penalty Exerts a Lasting Grip (nytimes)
  • Does it pay to get a double major? It depends… (qz)
  • Nike ($NKE) is betting big on a sub-2 hour marathon. (wsj)
  • What does the research say about spinal manipulation for low back pain? (nytimes)
  • Colleges are rushing to put classes online. (wsj)
  • Our National Parks are bathed in human-generated noise. (scientificamerican)
  • 14 Nuggets: Tesla Has Lots More in Store Than the Model 3 (bloomberg)
  • Stanford Finance MBAs are the highest paid. (ft)
  • A Secular Turning Point: The End Of The Great U.S. Cycle (forbes)
  • Eight tips to finding a great barbecue place. (bloomberg)
  • Where oil rigs go to die (theguardian)
  • 73% of Retirement-Age Americans Failed This Quiz (marketwatch)
  • Climate Denial In Schools (Vice)
  • The downside of using ever more chemical fertilizers. (e360.yale.edu)
  • Embrace the absurd in conversation. (ideas.ted)
  • How an accomplished investor got seduced by the startup scene and tanked his hedge fund’s performance. (wsj)
  • It’s More Than Amazon: Why Retail’s In Distress (cnbc)
  • There is evidence that ketamine could help treat depression. (businessinsider)
  • Hitters are fighting back against the shift. (wsj)
  • Millennials don’t seem to care about furniture. (buzzfeed)
  • Why people don’t return their shopping carts. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The Myth of a Superhuman AI (backchannel)
  • Where craft beer is most popular in the US. (datafiniti.co)
  • Making the case for Harvard Business School. (chenmarkcapital)
  • We’re Getting Awfully Close to Full Employment (nytimes)
  • The Taylor Rule Could Put Federal Reserve on Autopilot (investopedia)
  • The modern world is hopelessly complex. Our minds are not….problem. (aeon.co)
  • Track and field wants to re-write its record book to eliminate cheats. (wsj)
  • Hallelujah! Amazon ($AMZN) Video is coming to the Apple TV. (recode)
  • Beer made from recycled bread is now a thing. (nytimes)
  • A new spit test for concussions. (npr)
  • Why you can never get a 7pm restaurant reservation online. (bloomberg)
  • The problem with putting shareholder value at the center of the business universe. (bloomberg)
  • The U.S. Job Market Is On A Historic Growth Streak (fivethirtyeight)
  • The Rigged Labor Market (milkenreview)
  • Why Trying to Predict Stock-Market Tops Is an Exercise in Futility (marketwatch)
  • The idea of a ninth-inning only closer is being loosend up. (theringer)
  • The future of football: a thought experiment. (sbnation)
  • What high status women need to consider in a marriage. (hbr)
  • Bangalore, India is running out of potable water. (wired)
  • The Case for Bicycles’ Inevitable Triumph Over Cars (cnn)
  • The NFL is pushing into streaming video as its cash cow, TV, is threatened. (recode)
  • Billionaires have their own wine consultants. (bloomberg)
  • A study that demonstrates the horrible lack of diversity in finance. (bellaresearch)
  • Avocado prices are soaring. (ft)
  • How the odds for the Kentucky Derby have evolved over time. (bloomberg)
  • The Fed & The Unemployables (creditwritedowns)
  • The Starbucks ($SBUX) app is uniquely hackable. (buzzfeed)
  • Drugged driving is becoming a bigger problem. (cnn)
  • Why you should stop using public wi-fi. (hbr)
  • Coffee has gotten way too fancy. (longreads)
  • Is the National Lampoon brand dead and buried? (vanityfair)
  • Sous-vie is the new microwave. (ft)
  • How Nike Is Trying to Break the 2-Hour Marathon Barrier   (runnersworld)
  • April Jobs: A Nothing Burger (blogspot)
  • Some conversation starters for the dinner table. (qz)
  • Will live music make airport security lines suck less? (nytimes)
  • The Economy Keeps Improving. Why Aren’t Wages? (politico)
  • Now THAT was music (aeon.co)
  • The Formula for Winning at Life Is Actually Incredibly Simple (qz)
  • The NBA will (soon) have to come to terms with lower cable TV revenues. (bloomberg)
  • There is now an apple-picking robot. (technologyreview)
  • Ben Inker of GMO on what keeps him up at night. (gmo)
  • Why taste buds dull as we age. (npr)
  • Craft brewers often face a consumer backlash when they sell out to mega-brewers like AB Inbev ($BUD). (businessinsider)
  • Signs That First-Quarter Weakness Won’t Last (bloomberg)
  • Fender amps go high tech. (qz)
  • Ford ($F) is trying to become more Apple-like. (qz)

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