07/23/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Can you "rapidly age" bourbon? (theringer)
  • How Michelob Ultra stayed cool. (bloomberg)
  • What it’s like to be an Olympic-caliber archer. (harpers)
  • Why is paranoia and schizophrenia more common in cities? (theatlantic)
  • The perfect breakfast for people with depression. (qz)
  • How David Chang thinks about flavor. (wired)
  • Using virtual reality to treat vertigo. (blogmaverick)
  • Why you should let your kids break the rules sometimes. (wsj)
  • Will Sardinian genes yield their longevity secrets? (next.ft)
  • There is a big difference between sending e-mail and delivering e-mail. (wired)
  • Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the book business. (wsj)
  • How much gas costs around the world. (bloomberg)
  • Why they don’t serve draft beer on airlines. (qz)
  • Are hot baseballs the cause of the recent home run surge? (fivethirtyeight)
  • What’s it like to own a hydrogen fuel cell car. (nytimes)
  • Rock climbing gyms are the hot new trend. (outsideonline)
  • A $50 smartphone. The Blu R1 HD smartphone may actually be worth it. (wsj)
  • Why do we still haggle for cars? (priceonomics)
  • Why now is the time for self-driving cars. (businessinsider)
  • Do NOT wash triple-washed salads at home. (techinsider.io)
  • Where population is dropping in the US. (medium)
  • Young men really love to play video games. (marginalrevolution)
  • What traits pro-social people share? (nymag)
  • The best cars of 2016 per Consumer Reports. (businessinsider)
  • Cold doesn’t make colds more likely. (nytimes)
  • Why are some ethnic cuisines more expensive than others? (theatlantic)
  • Why placebos work. (wsj)
  • Why we have a hard time divining our own motivations. (nytimes)
  • 9 ways to lie with statistics. (theguardian)
  • E-cigarettes may help smokers quit. (bloomberg)
  • What sleep does to our brains. (newscientist)
  • The best fast-food according to the world’s best chefs. (bloomberg)
  • The benefits of strong glutes. (wsj)
  • The NBA Summer League is also a proving ground for coaches. (nytimes)
  • Renewable energy is great but it can have some unforeseen side effects. (nytimes)
  • A surprising source of concussions: synchronized swimming. (nytimes)
  • Summer camp went from urban refuge to rich-kid refuge. (qz)
  • The True Size Map shows you just how big countries and continents are. (kottke)
  • In praise of the staycation. (monevator)
  • What is the right age for children to get a smartphone? (nytimes)
  • Don’t worry about eating too much good fats. (washingtonpost)
  • Fecal transplants work. But why? (nytimes)
  • Why friends disappear in your 30s. (vox)
  • Happy cows make healthier milk. (qz)
  • Can earthquakes be predicted? (nautil.us)
  • Is marijuana use compatible with fitness? (priceonomics)
  • Why the movie "Major League" was so good. (theringer)

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