08/01/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • LinkedIn crushes it on Q2 earnings report (ValueWalk)
  • Rand Paul shorting Treasurys during the height of the debt ceiling fight he helped instigate (The Nation)
  • For security purposes switch from Android to iOS. (motherboard.vice)
  • Germany met 78% of their energy needs one day this Summer with renewables. (qz)
  • The summer festival concert business is rapidly becoming corporatized. (wsj)
  • The risks of artificial sweeteners is far less than sugar consumption. (nytimes)
  • Why humans love carbonated drinks. (pbs)
  • Puerto Rico may default on a $58 million bond payment this weekend, no biggie (Wall Street Journal)
  • How brisket conquered the barbeque world. (firstwefeast)
  • Comparing Soul Cycle to Shake Shack ($SHAK). (qz)
  • Intel ($INTC) and Micron ($MU) have come up with a novel, faster memory chip. (fortune)
  • Your recent college graduate just returned home. What next? (wsj)
  • How Finland has integrated sports into everyday life. (npr)
  • How Germany Prevailed in the Greek Bailout (nytimes)
  • Why cramming works only under limited circumstances. (scientificamerican)
  • Soul Cycle is overhyped. (businessinsider)
  • The mystery behind the company that helped launch sabremetrics. (grantland)
  • Technical analysis is like forecasting the weather – probabilistic. (Alpha Trends)
  • Only a fraction of US adults eat enough fruits and vegetables. (vox)
  • Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found (scientificamerican)
  • How ear implants could help patients with persistent vertigo. (scientificamerican)
  • What’s the difference between white and brown sugar? (io9)
  • Scientist have apparently synthesized a compound that mimics exercise. (washingtonpost)
  • The key to happiness may be feeling more acutely negative emotions. (priceonomics)
  • Do you really want charcoal in your lemonade? (wsj)
  • Working parents struggle to fight to get their workouts in. (wsj)
  • Why companies need to worry about sleepy employees. (washingtonpost)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is creating a new art form based on binge-watching. (vox)
  • FBI source says banks are being shaken down for money by hackers (MarketWatch)
  • Why US cities are smart to not bid on hosting the Olympics. (espn.go)
  • Why everyone thinks daily fantasy sports are the future. (washingtonpost)
  • In defense of room service. (slate)
  • Secrets of the Brain:New technologies are shedding light on biology’s greatest unsolved mystery: how the brain really works. (ngm.nationalgeographic)
  • Killer AI is not the issue. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism: Exceptional nonfiction stories from 2014 that are still worth encountering today (theatlantic)
  • How interval training can increase fitness. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • People you don’t want to invest with (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
  • How Gen X parents are navigating parenthood in the age of ‘iEverything.’ (washingtonpost)
  • Which oils are best to cook with. (bbc)
  • The Future of Cancer: Closer to a Cure. Sloan Kettering CEO Craig Thompson on the revolution under way in cancer prevention and treatment (wsj)
  • What It Feels Like to Go Viral: BuzzFeed, YouTube, and (former) Gawker stars all describe a similar psychological rush, but riding the viral wave comes with dangers too (psmag)
  • What happens when computers assess personality than humans. (wsj)
  • China’s stock markets have been trading in wild swings for 25 years (Wall Street)
  • Big liquor are making a big push into the African market. (wsj)
  • NBC Universal investing big money in Buzzfeed and Vox because people under 30 don’t watch live TV (Recode)
  • How MLS teams are using analytics. (fusion)
  • It isn’t your imagination. Climate change is making the mosquito situation worse. (scientificamerican)
  • Jonathan Miller is the Most Trusted (and Quoted) Man in New York Real Estate (observer)
  • The Attack On Truth: We have entered an age of willful ignorance (chronicle)
  • Mutually Assured Content:In 2015, the illusion of audience ownership is becoming harder to sustain (theawl)
  • Soul Cycle is going public. (nytimes)
  • What it means to be an ‘ambivert.’ (wsj)
  • Why ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ could give a boost to AMC Networks shares (Benzinga)
  • Noah Smith: The secret to a great economy (Bloomberg View)
  • Larry Swedroe vs the predictions of Marc Faber (makes popcorn…) (ETF.com)
  • How rock climbing became almost mainstream. (nytimes)
  • Index masters at SPDJI call BS on the whole “six stocks make up the whole market gain this year” meme (Indexology)
  • Frank Zappa’s ‘last word’: The musician’s widow, Gail, says she promised him that she’d look out for his legacy. (articles.latimes)
  • How some cities are using technology to get “smarter.” (fortune)

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