06/21/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • Brett Steenbarger, “A string of routine tasks on our calendar leads to routine days, not breakthrough achievements.” (forbes)
  • HFT accounts for 70% of ETF trading. (blogs.barrons)
  • An explanation of why most research findings are wrong. (bigthink)
  • Using technology to measure musical revolutions. (priceonomics)
  • Stand up comedy in the age of political correctness. (popmatters)
  • How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind (washingtonpost)
  • Roll, don’t stretch, after exercise. (ft)
  • Even VCs are interested in the Fed’s next move. (avc)
  • One very smart investor has been increasing their stake in Brookfield Asset Management ($BAM). (brooklyninvestor.blogspot)
  • One downside of bond ETFs: wide bid/ask spreads. (online.barrons)
  • The pros and cons of online education. (thefiscaltimes)
  • The hot-hand in basketball may really exist. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Whatever happened to Michelob? (theconcourse.deadspin)
  • Ben Carlson, “Investors assume they need to do extraordinary things to succeed, but they do so at the expense of the ordinary things which are so important, yet often over-looked.” (awealthofcommonsense)
  • Would you invest in a S&P 500 Bond Index? (blogs.wsj)
  • Why do athletes seemingly come from small towns? (psmag)
  • How to upgrade your gin and tonic? (wsj)
  • On the sad state of the financial web. (fundreference)
  • The secret behind the Zuma restaurant empire. (bloomberg)
  • Putting a price on the stress of having children. (fivethirtyeight)
  • A good lifeguard is hard to find these days. (wsj)
  • On the strength of the momentum effect. (dualmomentum)
  • These are the 18 most-hated stocks on Wall Street. (marketwatch)
  • How much do markets really care about Greece? (dashofinsight)
  • Why flamingos are adept at escaping zoos. (atlasobscura)
  • Poor sleep habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins. (qz)
  • Not every ‘Tiger Cub’ hedge fund is a success. (cnbc)
  • An overview of the REIT scene. (wsj)
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery doesn’t do much for pain relief. (nbcnews)
  • Screen time for kids is probably fine. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Seriously people, take your vacation. (hbr)
  • Inside Obama’s Stealth Startup: The President has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works. (fastcompany)
  • A history of the early web: hit counters. (priceonomics)
  • On the power of Sesame Street to teach children. (washingtonpost)
  • 13 practical ways to make better decisions. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Caffeine could limit the damage of chronic stress. (arstechnica)
  • How many calories running actually burns. (runnersworld)
  • The Blight of the Honey Bee:They’re dying of stress, which is stressing us out. But we’ve only got ourselves to blame. (nymag)
  • Common heartburn medications are linked with a higher risk of heart attack. (washingtonpost)
  • Has the Internet Killed Deep Engagement With Books — or Are We Nostalgic for a Reading Eden That Never Was? (slate)
  • Why America is obsessed with straight, perfect teeth. (nymag)
  • Thinking about the three-point shot as a technology. (marginalrevolution)
  • When You ‘Literally Can’t Even’ Understand Your Teenager (nytimes)
  • Disney ($DIS) Parks are now out of the reach of the middle-class. (qz)
  • The isolating effects of anxiety. (scientificamerican)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • What CEOs said about the economy this week. (skrisiloff.tumblr)
  • Appendicitis can be effectively treated with antibiotics. (nytimes)
  • Solar power still has a big problem: intermittentcy. (economist)
  • Racewalking has a doping problem. (nytimes)
  • Why neutral sentiment should be viewed as fear. (joefahmy)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • What is the alternative to FIFA? (nytimes)
  • Comedy Central in the post-TV era. (nytimes)
  • The future of food is food. (recode)
  • A guide to meditation. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The pain of fortysomething parents. (qz)
  • Eating less matters more than working out more when it comes to losing weight. (nytimes)
  • This is the best coffee maker you can buy. (theverge)

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