05/23/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why airline wi-fi sucks. (buzzfeed)
  • Alaska has a new cash crop: rhodiola. (slate)
  • What it takes to get women to continue their CS studies. (nytimes)
  • Uber hired away a big chunk of Carnegie Mellon’s team of autonomous driving researchers. (theverge)
  • The science behind why New York bagels are the best. (motherjones)
  • It’s a good time to be a graduating MBA. (qz)
  • A wind turbine that has no blades. (qz)
  • We emphasize endings way too much. (salon)
  • TV content is skewing way too adult. (techpinions)
  • This robot anesthetist requires no outside intervention. (washingtonpost)
  • Truck drivers are retiring and few people are stepping up to take their jobs. (wsj)
  • The case for drinking whole milk. (qz)
  • Why autonomous cars could increase commutes. (slate)
  • Why parents need to stop expecting their kids to get married. (washingtonpost)
  • The best 300 albums of the past 30 years. (spin)
  • Three things you need to change your brain patterns after age 25. (fastcompany)
  • The job of projectionist is going by the wayside. (ft)
  • Six things happy people never do. (marketchess)
  • How to grow meat in the lab. (washingtonpost)
  • This whole farm-to-table thing has gone too far. (vanityfair)
  • Americans are increasingly getting cremated. (slate)
  • A complete history of the NBA. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The best NBA player since Michael Jordan is…. (medium)
  • The in-state tuition break is slowly disappearing. (nytimes)
  • Target ($TGT) is de-emphasizing packaged food products. (wsj)
  • Professors shouldn’t sleep with their students. (slate)
  • Why children are abandoning baseball. (wsj)
  • People are horrible drivers. (wired)
  • Why NBA teams love to get their fans wearing matching t-shirts. (nytimes)
  • To what degree is infidelity genetic? (nytimes)
  • Egg prices are going way higher. (washingtonpost)
  • What happens when self-driving trucks put truck drivers out of jobs? (medium)
  • “Music, when done right, scales.” (lefsetz)
  • You’re grilling your steak wrong. (bloomberg)
  • On the attraction of a “gap year.” (businessinsider)
  • How exercise affects our body’s rhythms. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • A big profile on the coming Star Wars reboot. (vanityfair)
  • The big city growth slowdown is clear. (blogs.wsj)
  • People do a bad job of picking health plans. (papers.ssrn)
  • Cheap bacon is back. (bloomberg)
  • How to grill a whole fish. (foodspin.deadspin)

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