06/18/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • New York City could have looked very different. (1843magazine)
  • The top 10 US cities by population will surprise you. (kottke)
  • Until 40,000 years ago humans had plenty of company. (bloomberg)
  • CTE is a real problem. So is the fear of CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • The story of early humanity is getting increasingly complex. (ft)
  • eero reinvented the wireless router. What can they do for the smart home? (theverge)
  • Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out, Mr. Musk (spectator)
  • Investing is hard, speculating even more difficult. How to do it intelligently. (blogs.wsj)
  • Why free divers get addicted to the sport. (bloomberg)
  • What’s the difference between goat cheese and cow’s milk cheese? (modernfarmer)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • All 213 Beatles songs, ranked. (vulture)
  • Recess is back! (wsj)
  • Why is fruit getting a bad rap? (qz)
  • Here’s the One Glaring Problem with Amazon/Whole Foods (cnbc)
  • Is diesel doomed as a fuel? (theatlantic)
  • Nevada is boosting rooftop solar with new rules about excess generation sent to the grid. (bloomberg)
  • Another good reason to go low-carb. (newscientist)
  • Baseballs are a little juiced this year in MLB. (theringer)
  • Not graduating in four years from college only drives up costs. (wsj)
  • The case for micro-dosing LSD. (newscientist)
  • Seven ways to take a better break. (journal.thriveglobal)
  • MLP insiders prefer shares in GPs vs. LPs. (sl-advisors)
  • Why it makes sense to bring bees into urban areas. (bittersoutherner)
  • Interesting look at the evolution of corporate logos. (fortune)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is going to pay for Whole Foods ($WFM) with a range of debt offerings. (leveragedloan)
  • Janet Yellen Is Her Own Best Fed Successor (bloomberg)
  • Whole Foods ($WFM) represents just 2% of US grocery sales. (barrons)
  • An extended interview with Shane Parrish of Farnam Street about Buffett, Munger and the use of mental models. (outlookbusiness)
  • The Post Office used to be a hotbed of innovation. (politico)
  • The word ‘whom’ is losing ground. (wsj)
  • Sometimes Terrible Tragedies Can Bring Us Together (realclearmarkets)
  • What the Critics Get Wrong About Atlas Shrugged (fee)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Are you trading what you subjectively prefer, or are you trading what is objectively present in the market?" (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) wants to become Walmart ($WMT) before Walmart can become Amazon. (techcrunch)
  • Norway has become the world leader in EV use. (ft)
  • 3-on-3 basketball is now an Olympic sport. (businessinsider)
  • Young men are playing video games now more than ever. (reason)
  • High school vs. College: which direction should MLB drafters go? (fivethirtyeight)
  • The Summer already has a couple of great "alterna-pop" hits. (theringer)
  • Why aren’t Americans buying cage-free eggs? (buzzfeed)
  • When picking a manager style and skill are two very different things. (mrzepczynski.blogspot)
  • How to Win at the Long Game of Retirement Savings (nytimes)
  • Marriott ($MAR) is betting on the ‘golden age of travel.’ (fortune)
  • Is Amazon ($AMZN) going to have an anti-trust issue buying Whole Foods ($WFM)? (news.vice)
  • iMessage is an underrated part of the Apple ($AAPL) ecosystem. (daringfireball)
  • One third of the world is overweight. (cnn)
  • The MSCI decision about China A-shares is going to move markets one way or another. (barrons)
  • Ten percent of all of the electricity generated in the U.S. in March came from wind and solar power. (scientificamerican)
  • Cell therapy works against cancer but it is expensive and complex. (ft)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is still working on self-driving technology. (bloomberg)
  • Meet the wind turbine that can create 9.5 MW. (qz)
  • Why should groceries be immune from the wave of tech innovation? (pointsandfigures)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Prog rock never died. (newyorker)
  • The opioid crisis has changed how we think about pain. (vox)
  • Instagram is a perfect platform for body shaming. (thewalrus.ca)
  • The yield curve is flattening, not inverting. (thereformedbroker)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is turning into HBO. (wired)
  • How companies REALLY decide on CEO compensation. (theatlantic)
  • John Mackey Finds An Unlikely Refuge (nytimes)
  • Tech is increasingly looking like an oligopoly (wsj)
  • Behind most, if not all, social media stars is a staff of ghostwriters. (marieclaire)
  • What now for Instacart post Amazon-Whole Foods? (techcrunch)
  • Amazon Isn’t Just Spending Big Bucks on Grocery Chains (bloomberg)
  • As electric power gets cleaner so do electric vehicles. (citylab)
  • Let’s Turn the United States Into a Construction Zone (ftijournal)
  • Hedge fund manager Paul Singer doesn’t care what you think. (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why deep reading matters. (qz)
  • How Rotten Tomatoes became so powerful. (vanityfair)
  • What its like to be a below-the-radar, best-selling, self-published novelist. (theguardian)
  • English soccer has a gambling problem. (sports.vice)
  • Why reading market sentiment is so difficult these days. (bloomberg)
  • To save time use social media deliberately, not haphazardly. (raptitude)
  • You have to understand economics before calling for an overhaul of how it it taught to college kids. (qz)
  • A dozen lessons learned on business and investing from Mike Maples Jr. (25iq)
  • [re-post] Four tips from the Stoics on how to be productive. (bakadesuyo)
  • The best (and worst) seats for flying coach by airline. (wsj)
  • Millennials Haven’t Yet Developed Good Market Relationship (usatoday)
  • The price gap between eating out and at home keeps growing. (bloomberg)
  • How putting a little money at-risk will help you get a better handle on things. (howardlindzon)
  • An excerpt from James Ledbetter’s "One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries." (newyorker)
  • In retrospect its shocking how unalterably smartphones have changed the world. (longreads)
  • Is economics a science? (noahpinionblog.blogspot)
  • Five tips for flying coach. (ft)
  • Ignore the Critics, Amazon/Whole Foods Is Good for Consumers (investors)
  • More people subscribe to Netflix ($NFLX) than cable. (businessinsider)
  • ESG issues are becoming more important for bond investors. (barrons)
  • In praise of getting a part-time MBA. (markets.businessinsider)
  • Why Spotify should become a social network. (fastcompany)

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