07/02/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Exercise+Outdoors=Extra goodness. (nytimes)
  • Oaktree ($OAK) is getting into the BDC via an acquisition. (wsj)
  • Where Are Stocks Headed? Probably For a Slowdown (usatoday)
  • Nine things to do before bed. (medium)
  • The top ten emerging technologies of 2017. (scientificamerican)
  • There has got to be some middle ground between a 4-year degree and high school. (nytimes)
  • Ashton Kucher thinks actors could be automated out of the process. (finance.yahoo)
  • Increased HRs: It’s the balls! (fivethirtyeight)
  • Tim Tebow should become a knuckleballer. (sbnation)
  • How climate change will affect different parts of the US. (arstechnica)
  • Should we really be beaming our location out into space? (nytimes)
  • The grocery delivery business is getting more complex and competitive. (nytimes)
  • Rigged. Forced into debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing (usatoday)
  • 23 dangerous things you should let your kids do. (artofmanliness)
  • How to get over an aversion to whiskey. (wsj)
  • 14 defunct automobile brands. (visualcapitalist)
  • Strategists Take On History Calling S&P 500 Gains Exhausted (bloomberg)
  • Is a European Economic Miracle Unfolding? (project-syndicate)
  • Want to get people to use more sunscreen? Make it free. (fastcompany)
  • In praise of earthworms. (wsj)
  • Finish what you started. (medium)
  • Counter-terrorism was never meant to be Silicon Valley’s job. Is that why it’s failing? (theguardian)
  • If you were starting from scratch a lot of systems would get re-worked. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • Charlie Munger’s talk on the psychology of human misjudgement. (feld)
  • It’s hard to see how corporate bond yields fall much further. (bloomberg)
  • Think you are eating genuine San Marzano tomatoes? Think again. (tastecooking)
  • The Amazon Echo Show is kinda ugly. (wired)
  • Convincing fake audio and video is coming. (economist)
  • The threat to technology’s monopolists isn’t competitors but anti-trust regulators. (exponent.fm)
  • Taste testing ten different hot dogs. (nytimes)
  • Pain patients prefer marijuana to opioids. (arstechnica)
  • The SEC is going to allow all companies to file confidential IPOs. (nytimes)
  • The new video-enabled Amazon Echo Show is hard to ignore. (fastcompany)
  • An graphical introduction to algorithms. (visualcapitalist)
  • Cyberattack Shows Why Old Tech Is Scarier than Hollywood AI (cnn)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Three lessons from ‘Longvevity Village.’ (wsj)
  • Buybacks are back…courtesy of the big banks. (bloomberg)
  • Look East to China to Find the Next Catalyst for U.S. Recession (bloomberg)
  • The world’s stock markets had a great first half of the year. (thereformedbroker)
  • America’s big banks have an ‘all clear’ signal. (nytimes)
  • Modern technology is uniquely distracting. What can we do about it? (nautil.us)
  • A dozen lessons learned from Bill Gates Sr. (25iq)
  • The economic schedule for the July 4th week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Want your kids to enjoy math? Teach them how to play blackjack. (medium)
  • Germany May Offer Clearest Warning U.S. Bull Is Sputtering (marketwatch)
  • Can’t get your hands on a bottle of Pappy? Try this five bourbons instead. (bloomberg)
  • Fecal transplants are still a largely untested treatment. (buzzfeed)
  • Mortgage trades know a lot about you. (bloomberg)
  • The exodus of traders from banks to hedge funds is reversing. (bloomberg)
  • Redfin, the popular real estate listings site, has filed for IPO. (techcrunch)
  • Ketamine works quickly to alleviate depression but comes with serious side effects. (bigthink)
  • Activation energy: what it takes to get things rolling. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Did Obamacare Really Save People’s Lives? Rubbish (mises)
  • Carbondale, Illinois is at the center of the world when it comes to forthcoming solar eclipses. (nytimes)
  • Beer for brunch? Why not. (wsj)
  • Dogs and humans go back farther than commonly thought. (qz)
  • Does the day of the month matter for TAA strategies? (allocatesmartly)
  • This is how sperm whales sleep. (kottke)
  • A (Long) Chat with Peter L. Bernstein (jasonzweig)
  • How Phil Mickelson avoided insider trading charges. (golfdigest)
  • How poke became the hot new food trend. (bloomberg)
  • Clayton Kershaw may not be the best pitcher in baseball anymore. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Tennis players are playing at a high level into their 30s. (ft)
  • When are doctors too old to practice? (wsj)
  • A few highlights from the Evidence-Based Investing Conference West. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • Should men get screened for prostate cancer? (mobile.nytimes)
  • Opioids could kill 500,000 Americans over the next decade. (statnews)
  • Big Question Mark Is Hanging Over Hottest Trend In Investing (businessinsider)
  • On the benefits of relaxation training. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Can a Bitcoin Felon Help Make Cryptocurrency a Trillion-Dollar Market? (fortune)
  • Texas is the nation’s leader in wind power. (dallasfed)
  • How to have a great vacation: six science-backed secrets. (bakadesuyo)
  • Colleges are teaching kids how to fail. (nytimes)
  • Is a more publisher-friendly Google ($GOOGL) Chrome browser going to work? (venturebeat)
  • Berkshire Hathaway ($BRK.A) is now the largest holder of Bank of America ($BAC) stock. (wsj)
  • 14 beer brands that no longer qualify as craft beers. (businessinsider)
  • What is a digital monopoly? (stratechery)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) vision for computing is pretty simple. (nytimes)
  • The joys of the classic ice cream sandwich. (nytimes)
  • The threat from a robot takeover is overhyped. (ft)
  • Spectre of Old Normal Gives Investors a Fright (reuters)
  • Could Amazon’s ($AMZN) rise kick off a capex boom? (thereformedbroker)
  • Why pitcher Chris Sale never shakes off his catcher. (wsj)
  • A great list of life maxims. (falkenblog.blogspot)
  • China’s all-seeing surveillance state is reading its citizens’ faces (wsj)
  • America has an egg oversupply problem/opportunity. (bloomberg)
  • Why are men so overconfident? (bigthink)
  • The Amazon Echo show also has a touchscreen. (wired)
  • A diary from the Evidence-Based Investing Conference West. (evidenceinvestor.co.uk)
  • Do you need an Amazon Echo Show? (bloomberg)
  • Warren Buffett’s BofA Rescue Was His Crisis-Era Masterpiece (forbes)
  • Tom Lee: These Stocks Are Market ‘Pariahs,’ So Buy Them (cnbc)
  • It’s hard to overestimate the impact of the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone. (daringfireball)
  • The July 2017 Mutual Fund Observer is out with a look at taking control of your portfolio. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Why don’t our teeth fit properly in the jaw? (aeon.co)

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