07/12/15 – Weekend Interest-ing Reads

  • Japan is filling unused golf courses with solar panels. (qz)
  • Oliver Burkeman, “Iced coffee lacks focus: it is a beverage that’s attempting, fatally, to multitask.” (theguardian)
  • Why Grexit is still inevitable. (marginalrevolution)
  • Re-fracking is the new fracking. (bloomberg)
  • Add wave power to Hawaii’s growing interest in renewables. (thinkprogress)
  • When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job: Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it. (esquire)
  • The case for Grexit. (marketwatch)
  • “Debt forgiveness and real depreciation” will happen. (econbrowser)
  • The 20 best TV shows of 2015, so far. (pastemagazine)
  • Taylor Swift is fighting the wrong enemy. (ft)
  • The death of the PC has not been exaggerated. (wired)
  • Five charts from the busy economic week. (blogs.wsj)
  • Bonds are going to be more volatile going forward. (ft)
  • Foot golf looks like fun. (sports.vice)
  • Why you should try to get off your PPI. (qz)
  • Soundcloud wants to become the Facebook ($FB) of music. (bloomberg)
  • Market volatility has created some juicy discounts in CEFs. (fmdcapital)
  • We use a lot more energy heating our homes than cooling them. (slate)
  • Paul McCartney Opens Up About Lennon, Yoko, and More:Our greatest living rock star on why Lennon’s a martyr, who gets the credit, and touring in his seventies (esquire)
  • Whistle-blower: How doctor uncovered nightmare. Oncologist’sdiscoveryleadsto the downfall of a cancer treatment empire. (detroitnews)
  • The Death of Golf:It’s expensive, difficult, and demands the kind of time most people get only when they go on vacation –or retire. (mensjournal)
  • There is little evidence that fish oil supplements help prevent cardiovascular issues. (washingtonpost)
  • How does aging affect athletic performance? (theconversation)
  • Self-driving cars are going to do a lot more than drive you around. (bloomberg)
  • The 30 best-selling liquors in the world. (vinepair)
  • How You Consist of Trillions of Tiny Machines (nybooks)
  • What the Finns can teach Americans about baseball. (wsj)
  • Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong: Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works. (motherjones)
  • Whatever happened to the male pop star? (ew)
  • How a small software bug can be so annoying. (marco)
  • Can a computer diagnose depression? (bigthink)
  • Cell phone notifications are more distracting than you think. (hbr)
  • In praise of lunchtime drinking. (theguardian)
  • Why does God have so many billboards? (priceonomics)
  • What happens to our brain while we sleep. (newyorker)
  • For the first time ESPN is having to deal with the reality of the new cable landscape. (wsj)
  • The indescribable fear of parenthood. (kottke)
  • How the maker of Twinkies came back from the dead. (washingtonpost)
  • Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: American cheese is awesome. (slate)
  • Why you need a new approach to bonds. (sl-advisors)
  • How many accusers does it take to presume guilt? (statisticalideas.blogspot)
  • How childhood trauma affects health in adulthood. (aeon.co)
  • In praise of coffee-to-go. (psmag)
  • How exercise helps the brain. (scientificamerican)
  • Who is Apple ($AAPL)? (lefsetz)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • If paying people to be healthy works, why don’t we do it more? (nytimes)
  • The Hunt for the Financial Industry’s Most-Wanted Hacker: The malware known as ZeuS and its rogue creator have been at the cutting edge of cyber-crime for nearly a decade (bloomberg)
  • Why China’s attempt to prop up its stock market is ultimately doomed. (wsj)
  • This quarter will be a tough one for earnings. (dashofinsight)
  • Car owners now need to worry about their phone’s compatibility. (macworld)
  • Bonds can no longer “do it all” for your portfolio. (online.barrons)
  • Well-Aimed and Powerful: The death of the shuttle, the moon hoax conspiracy theory, and why one man deserved to be punched in the damn mouth by Buzz Aldrin. (blog.longreads)
  • When sponsored content goes bad, goodwill is lost. (om.co)
  • Can big data help you get a good night’s sleep? (fortune)
  • Five fish Americans should be eating more. (qz)
  • The story behind the new Shake Shack ($SHAK) chicken sandwich. (businessinsider)
  • One reason why total market index funds make sense. (alephblog)
  • Just how heritable is anxiety? (thedailybeast)

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