06/07/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • How Wal-Mart ($WMT) wants to change grocery shopping. (washingtonpost)
  • Reining in the NSA (nybooks)
  • Why are IQs increasing over time? (wsj)
  • Every NBA team needs an Australian. (wsj)
  • The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives (journals.plos)
  • Behavioral tactics curbed smoking, can the same be done with unhealthy eating? (bloombergview)
  • Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is divesting itself of coal. (theguardian)
  • Larry Ellison wants to save US tennis. (bloomberg)
  • The Science of Scarcity:A behavioral economist’s fresh perspectives on poverty (harvardmagazine)
  • Startup land is full of college dropouts. (wsj)
  • Iran’s ‘Generation Normal’: Iranian youth — curious, wired and desperate for normality — are forcing change that horrifies their rulers (ft)
  • Americans say they like craft beer but buy Bud Light. (qz)
  • Pedialyte is no better than water for a hangover. (theatlantic)
  • Contrary to decades of teaching the brain IS connected directly to the body’s immune system. (sciencedaily)
  • The Cavendish banana is doomed. (bloomberg)
  • The origin story of In-N-Out Burger. (mic)
  • Cheap wine sucks: a manifesto. (kitchenette.jezebel)
  • “Commercial aviation is essentially unregulated when it comes to the environment.” (slate)
  • Why are we cutting down US trees to send wood pellets to Europe? (washingtonpost)
  • Why your clothes will increasingly be made from plastic. (qz)
  • On the power of Spotify to unearth new music. (nytimes)
  • Pharma Execs Don’t Know Why Anyone Is Upset by a $94,500 Miracle Cure (bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley is the anti-Entourage. (vulture)
  • Get up from your desk…seriously. (qz)
  • American universities can’t get enough Chinese students. (theatlantic)
  • Full fat dairy it awesome. (wsj)
  • Washington is the new California, wine-wise. (nytimes)
  • Can this technology really increase the life of disposable batteries 8x? (pcworld)
  • Why are big companies rushing to pay for college for their employees? (bloomberg)
  • Why does Hollywood always pair male stars with younger women? (vulture)
  • How much do hotel prices fluctuate? (priceonomics)
  • The science behind why it is so difficult to win horse racing’s Triple Crown. (wired)
  • Meet the reporter who brought down FIFA. (washingtonpost)
  • Getting in touch with your body’s rhythms. (wsj)
  • Are we hard-wired to say no when making decisions? (bigthink)
  • Subway is losing out in the Chipotle ($CMG) era. (washingtonpost)
  • On the impressive rise of Pickleball. (vox)
  • This Is the Story of the Hamburger: Its rise from a lowly patty of chopped meat to the aristocracy of foods and Silicon Valley’s attempt to replace it with a meat that is not meat at all. (grubstreet)
  • Big League Chew: An Oral History (foxsports)
  • You are drinking coffee at the wrong time of day. (washingtonpost)
  • PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi was right. Now what? An audacious strategy shift beyond unhealthy snacks and drinks was prescient, but the challenges are still daunting. (fortune)
  • Six myths about happiness. (vox)

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