07/29/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Mom and Pop stores are going by the wayside because no one wants to run them any more. (nytimes)
  • A dearth of male teachers robs boys of positive role models. (freep)
  • Quit your bitching…it’s not doing anyone any good. (scientificamerican)
  • Are tiny homes just a fad? (curbed)
  • On the value of accepting your negative emotions. (qz)
  • It’s hard adhering to fasting diets. (qz)
  • Fender is trying to make it easier to learn to play guitar. (businessinsider)
  • Where Did Time Come From, and Why Does It Seem to Flow? (nautil.us)
  • The New Rules For Making It Big(-ish) In Hollywood (gq)
  • Monthly injections could replace daily pills for those with HIV. (newscientist)
  • How Claude Shannon and Ed Thorp built a machine to beat the casinos at roulette. (nautil.us)
  • Don’t let your kids specialize in a sport too early. (npr)
  • Cook Out is the next, up-and-coming burger chain. (businessinsider)
  • Opioid Crisis Unleashes Hell on America’s Employers (linkedin)
  • Seedlipis the “the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit.” (marketwatch)
  • What its like to go through therapy. (medium)
  • The advice on ‘finishing your course of antibiotics’ is changing. (crookedtimber)
  • Why the existence of the placebo effect should be encouraging. (sethgodin.typepad)
  • A three-step process for dealing with anxiety. (bigthink)
  • One-stop grocery shopping is a rarity. (usatoday)
  • Should you pursue a full-time or part-time MBA? (businessinsider)
  • Four reasons why Nascar is in decline. (bloomberg)
  • Venezuela Hyperinflation Is Jaw Dropping (cnn)
  • Food halls are a hot new restaurant trend. (wsj)
  • What it was like to own the ill-fated Volkswagen Phaeton. (jalopnik)
  • Try IUI before IVF. (newscientist)
  • The Fed Remains on Course — On Course to Trouble (mises)
  • We need more research on the use of psychadelics to treat mental illness. (nytimes)
  • If you are an NFL owner you should be thinking about selling. (lefsetz)
  • Autonomous cargo ships are going live in 2018. (wsj)
  • All high school kids should take the SAT or ACT on school time, for free. (nytimes)
  • Floating wind turbines would be a game changer. (qz)
  • Brillante Virtuoso: The Hijacking of a $100 Million Supertanker (bloomberg)
  • The NFL’s "smartest player" retired in light of recent brain studies. (nytimes)
  • Ten lessons learned from Brent Beshore. (medium)
  • A Foursquare technology that every one wants access to. (thestreet)
  • Why you can’t sleep in as an adult. (melmagazine)
  • David Chang on what they don’t tell you about poke. (theringer)
  • Why did Lily Drone fail? (wired)
  • 110 of 111 brains donated by former NFL players showed CTE. (nytimes)
  • Believe It Or Not, Troubled Wells Fargo Has Done It Again (bloomberg)
  • How to send a better e-mail newsletter. (fastcompany)
  • Here Are 5 Big Money Mistakes We Make With Our Kids (forbes)
  • The Highest Paid Athletes In the World, In One Chart (marketwatch)
  • Thanks to Amazon, the Most Hated Stocks Now Are Retail (cnbc)
  • Glen Campbell is the most underappreciated musician in America. (theweek)
  • How to boost resilience in midlife. (mobile.nytimes)
  • The voices inside your head don’t tell the truth. (kottke)
  • Can an app tell if you are depressed? (bloomberg)
  • Some people just can’t handle weed. (melmagazine)
  • R.I.P.? All of Those Euro Obituaries Were Premature (economist)
  • Some good news on the climate front. (crookedtimber)
  • The NBA recognizes the importance of gambling as opposed to fighting it tooth and nail. (dealbreaker)
  • Aggressive U.S. Oil Sanctions Could Bankrupt Venezuela (oilprice)
  • Three lessons learned from the Bernie Madoff scandal. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Delivering on the 300-Hour Rule (kc-roi)
  • School segregation didn’t go away. It just evolved. (vox)
  • Speaking of Game of Thrones, check out these GOT-inspired t-shirts for your favorite companies. (blog.stocktwits)
  • Don’t order burgers in a restaurant. (ny.eater)
  • Is surfing a sport or a religion? (theatlantic)
  • Why there is likely an old piece of Pyrex in your kitchen cabinets. (npr)
  • How on Earth Can Profits Grow at 10% in a 2% Economy? (fortune)
  • The US has an acute shortage of pilots. (money.cnn)
  • NASA thinks they have solved the sonic boom problem of supersonic flight. (bloomberg)
  • The unacknowledged costs of academic travel. (medium)
  • A calorie is not a calorie: why protein matters. (bigthink)
  • Five steps to deal with a narcissist. (bakadesuyo)
  • How far it will take you to travel to see the coming solar eclipse. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The Short, Unhappy Life of a Libertarian Paradise: residents of Colorado Springs undertook a radical experiment in government. Here’s what they got (politi.co)
  • Where have all the romantic comedies gone? (variety)
  • Norway has more oil to pull from the ground, the question is at what cost? (ft)
  • The Mind-Boggling Ascent of Amazon and Jeff Bezos (nytimes)
  • The growth in college tuition is slowing. (wsj)
  • A profile of Ben and David Horowitz, a most unlikely American family. (nytimes)
  • Sperm counts in the West are plunging. (scientificamerican)
  • Insect farming is a real thing. (business.financialpost)
  • How Jony Ive helped mastermind the new Apple ($AAPL) headquarters building. (wsj)
  • Heavy drinking in adolescence will mess up your brain forever… (sciencedaily)
  • Mystery Trader Made Massive Bet Market Will Go Crazy By October (businessinsider)
  • Is the commercialization of meditation going to ruin it? (outsideonline)
  • Yet another good reason to cut back on sugar consumption. (newscientist)
  • Roku is still the most popular device for cord cutters. (qz)
  • Why you may not end up in that seat you paid extra for. (wsj)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is closing its Teavana stores. (money.cnn)
  • Why you should get (and use) a password manager. (theverge)
  • HBO subscribers don’t stream standup specials. (qz)
  • Stronger Growth Can’t Save the Dollar as Policy Risks Rise (bloomberg)
  • The top 10 solutions to climate change. (vox)
  • How Max Brooks author of "World War Z" came to write about Minecraft-inspired novel for kids. (nytimes)
  • Robo-advisors are putting pressure on financial advisor fees. (wsj)
  • Big beer wants to confuse you when it comes what constitutes craft beer. (npr)
  • How to pick between the Apple ($AAPL) Macbook and Macbook Pro. (theverge)
  • Poor time management and lack of study hours sets apart ‘divers and thrivers’ in the first year of college. (papers.ssrn)
  • Flying is really bad for the environment. (nytimes)
  • Wall Street Isn’t Ready for a 1,100-Point Tumble In the Dow (marketwatch)
  • A dozen lessons learned from Ed Thorp about investing. (25iq)
  • How Cincinnati dealt with cutbacks from its main carrier Delta ($DAL). (wsj)
  • Corn could be a big loser under climate change. (bloomberg)
  • Turn off all your push notifications. (wired)

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