07/18/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • Why we need a vaccine against Lyme disease. (businessinsider)
  • Why do so few women play chess? (aeon.co)
  • Heaving lifting required? An exoskeleton may be in your future. (technologyreview)
  • Why corn is in everything. (washingtonpost)
  • Password sharing is a real issue for Netflix ($NFLX) and HBO. (variety)
  • How this app “accidentally” made $5 million in two weeks. (bloomberg)
  • What sounds better: Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal? (theverge)
  • Tender Greens just got an investment from Danny Meyer of Shake Shack ($SHAK) fame. (businessinsider)
  • Behold the perfect tomato and why you can’t get it. (slate)
  • Natural gas overtook coal in April in terms of US energy production. (ft)
  • What happens when your spouse hates your friends. (wsj)
  • Too good to be true? A seaweed that tastes like bacon and is healthier than kale. (qz)
  • What is the optimum speed for exercise? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why bands, like Wilco, are willing to give their music away free online. (blogs.wsj)
  • How cottage cheese lost out to yogurt. (npr)
  • Where yogurt makers get their bacteria. (npr)
  • Just because you run doesn’t mean you are fit. Eight true tests of your overall fitness. (runnersworld)
  • Why you should wait until you are 30 to get married. (slate)
  • What it takes to restore a 17th century masterpiece. (kottke)
  • Food preferences ranked by cities around the world. (washingtonpost)
  • The future of music is the playlist. (pitchfork)
  • How Seinfeld evolved over its nine-year run. (slate)
  • We might be living among aliens and not know it. (aeon.co)
  • What you learn when cleaning the houses of the rich. (vox)
  • Access to medical marijuana could reduce the need for opioid painkillers. (vox)
  • The Pacific Northwest is at significant risk from a future earthquake. (newyorker)
  • Easing insomnia helps with other disease symptoms. (nytimes)
  • You can eat too much of something healthy like kale. (motherjones)
  • How little sleep is too little? (newyorker)
  • Inside the world of sports talk radio. (sportsnet.ca)
  • There was a time when people used to send long, intimate e-mails. (nytimes)

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