06/24/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • High schools are rethinking the idea of class rank and valedictorians. (apnews)
  • Can cottage cheese become the new Greek yogurt? (fastcompany)
  • Seven secrets to an amazing relationship. (bakadesuyo)
  • How to become the best cheesemonger in the world. (npr)
  • Would You Trust Tom Selleck w/Your Life Savings? (nytimes)
  • Power corrupts but it also makes leaders less able to read people around them. (theatlantic)
  • Autonomous vehicles make ownership a lot less necessary. (wsj)
  • What the inside of a self-driving car might look like. (wsj)
  • A profile of Susan Wojcicki CEO of YouTube on the evolution of entertainment and advertising. (fastcompany)
  • How did coconut oil become known as a healthy fat? (statnews)
  • Starsky Robotics is pairing truck drivers and coders to build a better autonomous truck. (bloomberg)
  • NBA draft picks outside the top 10 are a lot less valuable. (businessinsider)
  • Movies with diverse cast make more money. (businessinsider)
  • AB Inbev ($BUD) buys a stake in RateBeer.com. Outrage ensues. (nytimes)
  • Baseball’s mediocre teams are disappearing. (fivethirtyeight)
  • From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business (wsj)
  • Yoga can be good for lower back pain. (npr)
  • Austin’s Impressively Failed War Against Uber (weeklystandard)
  • Nike ($NKE) is going to start selling its shoes directly through Amazon ($AMZN). (recode)
  • How sweat could power future wearables. (newscientist)
  • Want to prevent dementia? Not much has been proven to work. (statnews)
  • How the smartphone could become a key tool in psychiatry. (theatlantic)
  • Firefox is now faster than Chrome but nobody cares. (theawl)
  • The Cadillac plug-in hybrid version of the CT6 is worth a long look. (businessinsider)
  • David Chang: “Almost Everything We’ve Done Has Been a Failure from the Get-go” (eater)
  • Ronaldo May Leave Real Madrid, and Spain’s High Taxes (city-journal)
  • SACs or sports activity couples are all the rage. (bloomberg)
  • Want to Be Green? Forget Mass Transit, Work at Home (latimes)
  • The Bounty Hunter of Wall Street: Andrew Left sniffs out corporate fraud — and gets rich doing it. (nytimes)
  • St. John’s College is the third-oldest in America and maybe its most unique. (qz)
  • Is technology to blame for Americans having less sex? (bigthink)
  • My Weekend at a Conference for the Super-Happy (outsideonline)
  • Why your brain hates public speaking so, so much. (fastcompany)
  • How some companies collect your data online before you actually submit it. (gizmodo)
  • Like it or not bubbles happen. What you do is up to you. (collaborativefund)
  • Be Careful! Your Mind Makes Accidents Inevitable (newyorker)
  • American restaurants have never been better but the economics are getting worse. (theatlantic)
  • Puerto Rico’s Actions Will Make Future Borrowing Difficult (investors)
  • The Golden State Warriors were pretty great in 2016-17 but few other teams have them beat. (fivethirtyeight)
  • These cells produce 90% of the body’s serotonin. (newscientist)
  • How Tampa revived its downtown. (politico)
  • Boom is working hard to bring back supersonic commercial travel. (techcrunch)
  • Rising temperatures make urban living more difficult. (bloomberg)
  • Our brains look for a beat even when there isn’t one to hear. (wsj)
  • Jeffrey Gundlach Talks Robots, Stocks, Culture (bloomberg)
  • What would you do with a decade to educate yourself? (scotthyoung)
  • What Are We Still Doing in Guantanamo? (lareviewofbooks)
  • Sam Hinkie, former GM of the Philadelphia 76ers was right. (gq)
  • The Scarface of Sex: The Millionaire Playboy Who Murdered His Way to the Top of Porn (thedailybeast)
  • Lorde’s new album Melodrama may be the best of 2017. (slate)
  • The Slow, Secret Death of the 6 String Electric Guitar (wapo)
  • Is $1 Million Really Enough to Fund Luxury Retirement? (usatoday)
  • An interview with Andy Puddicombe CEO of Headspace on modern meditation practices. (vox)
  • Econmic Growth Can’t Be Captured by Numbers (fee)
  • College students in computer science programs are obsessed with cryptocurrency. (motherboard.vice)
  • Texas’ electricity market is getting increasingly complex with the rise of wind and solar. (theawl)
  • More restaurants are cutting out the front of the house. (ft)
  • Conspicuous consumption is giving way to inconspicuous consumption, "education, healthcare and retirement." (aeon.co)
  • Utilities need a 100% renewables plan, even it it isn’t going to happen any time soon. (qz)
  • The Reasonable Formation of Unreasonable Things: An explanation of market bubbles that doesn’t blame greed or incompetence (collaborativefund)
  • George Clooney and pals just sold their tequila company, Casamigos, for $1 billion. (cnbc)
  • Rising temperatures are shrinking Alaska. (sierraclub)
  • How to run a non-profit grocery store. (fortune)
  • A list of the 50 best ‘bad movies.’ (theringer)
  • Critics Of The Senate Health Bill Aren’t Playing Fair (investors)
  • Apps are growing increasingly large. (everyinteraction)
  • How higher temperatures affect air travel. (nytimes)
  • Airbnb is trying to become more like hotels through standardized experiences. (nytimes)
  • The rush to a carbon-free future is neither cheap nor easy. (nytimes)
  • 17 great perks from being an Amazon ($AMZN) Prime member. (businessinsider)
  • The upside (and downside) of two-way players. (espn)
  • Left-handed people are more likely to be geniuses. (qz)
  • What a beer ATM looks like. (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • Americans love SUVs and pickups. (bloomberg)
  • Cocktail types are going back in time to find ingredients and cocktail recipes. (ft)
  • Companies have strategies. Individuals need a governing philosophy. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • The best TV shows of the first half of 2017. (variety)
  • On the use of ketamine to treat depression. (wired)
  • Fortune 500 companies LOVE wind and solar power. (reuters)
  • Seven things you should never cook on the grill. (bloomberg)
  • Express your feelings. You will feel better. (themission.co)
  • The older you get, the more alone you get. (qz)
  • Fixing busted iPhone screens is the new lawn mowing. (wsj)
  • How do we know if a model is useful? (farnamstreetblog)
  • Sweden is pushing hard for zero CO2 emissions. (qz)
  • How to be mindful on vacation. (nytimes)
  • Poop doping is the next big thing. (bicycling)
  • San Bernardino Exits Bankruptcy, But More Distress Is Ahead (spectator)

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