05/21/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How women took over road racing. (wsj)
  • We really don’t know if probiotics work. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why we humans love tree-lined streets. (irishtimes)
  • How to teach kids that failure is the precursor to success. (npr)
  • Swimmers now have their own wearables. Are they any good? (next.ft)
  • How deep water drillers can teach the wind energy guys something. (bloomberg)
  • Robert Lefsetz, “You’re gonna own an Echo, you just don’t know it yet.” (lefsetz)
  • Why middle school is such a tough time for Moms. (wsj)
  • Heavy trucks are an obvious target for autonomous driving. (wsj)
  • Google ($GOOGL) wants its self-driving cars to keep pedestrians stuck to the vehicle in case of an impact. (washingtonpost)
  • 10 things not enough kids know before going to college. (vox)
  • Why the George Clooney movie “Money Monster” misses the mark so badly. (slate)
  • Why parks are so important to city dwellers. (scientificamerican)
  • Stephen Curry’s success was largely unpredictable. (finalternatives)
  • Evidence that late dinners don’t affect obesity in children. (sciencedaily)
  • Can a new law help compensate music artists without hurting songwriters? (newyorker)
  • The TSA is just awful. (vox)
  • Magic mushrooms may help treat depression. (nature)
  • Less carbon likely means more nuclear. (slate)
  • Why deep breathing is a key to reducing short-term stress. (bigthink)
  • Food is the new medicine. (qz)
  • Storing nuclear waste near the Great Lakes sounds like a bad idea. (washingtonpost)
  • ESPN is not going to let the e-sports wave pass it by. (espn.go)
  • Lab grown meat is rapidly becoming a thing. (washingtonpost)
  • How deep (forebrain) stimulation can treat severe depression. (neurosciencenews)
  • More evidence that students shouldn’t use laptops in class. (washingtonpost)
  • How to make a proper bagel at home. (washingtonpost)
  • Yet another field in which girls out-test boys. (washingtonpost)
  • Publishers beware: a lot of users still don’t know about ad blockers. (businessinsider)
  • Textbook prices are out of control. (next.ft)
  • We are on the cusp of a “post-antibiotics” era. (bbc)
  • How scientists created a bunch of novel antibiotic candidates from scratch. (scientificamerican)
  • It’s great time to be an actor. (vulture)
  • How running became mainstream. (vox)
  • How the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” changed modern music. (theatlantic)
  • A full-ride scholarship still omits a lot of other expenses. (washingtonpost)
  • Try breaking all your bad habits at once. (nymag)
  • Americans are increasingly choosing to drink at home. (washingtonpost)
  • China loves Maine lobster. (washingtonpost)
  • Female sports concussions may be a much bigger deal than men’s. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why we don’t crash our cars when we are daydreaming. (gizmodo)
  • Highly productive people minimize distractions. (joshuakennon)
  • How aging affects whiskey, wine and beer. (mentalfloss)
  • The five habits of people with remarkable willpower. (inc)
  • Big brewer ads are losing their impact. (realclearmarkets)
  • Waze Carpool hopes to get cars off the road. (washingtonpost)
  • The German Reinheitsgebot is 500 years old but is losing its luster to craft brewers. (nytimes)

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