08/07/16 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A rare bright spot in the oil patch: Parsley Energy ($PE). (wsj)
  • The Hollywood studio system is dead. (hollywoodreporter)
  • Q3 is going to be all about earnings. (dashofinsight)
  • Why the IOC should put the Olympics in distressed cities like Detroit. (wsj)
  • Why is Apple ($AAPL) selling four-year old computers? (theverge)
  • Square’s ($SQ) lending business is booming. (recode)
  • The world is not that bad a place as the media would tell you. (ritholtz)
  • Dudes love cargo shorts. Women don’t. (wsj)
  • The casting on ‘Stranger Things’ is great. (theverge)
  • Chemical activity is at a new high. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • A look inside the booming Vancouver housing market. (bloomberg)
  • What aviation experts have to say about the introduction of self-driving cars. (wsj)
  • How fast could Usain Bolt run the mile? (newyorker)
  • Daily fantasy sports is back, chastened and quieter. (nytimes)
  • On the rise of the mid-level pop star. (washingtonpost)
  • What is the significance of ‘X-Men 134’ on ‘Stranger Things’? (vox)
  • Financials have joined the bull market party. (wsj)
  • In praise of the eight episode TV season, a la Stranger Things. (slate)
  • Immunotherapy is giving cancer patients hope who previously had none. (nytimes)
  • Does helicopter parenting encourage binge drinking? (theatlantic)
  • What CEOs had to say about the economy this week. (avondaleam)
  • The high psychological costs of getting a PhD. (qz)
  • Bottled water is set to outsell soda in 2016. (bloomberg)
  • Renewable energy is great if you can it to the right place economically. (slate)
  • Is Uber reducing drunk driving? (washingtonpost)
  • An ode to the Apple ($AAPL) iPod Classic. (theringer)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Sonos is still the best multi-room speaker system out there. (engadget)
  • A succinct summary of the economic week that was. (ritholtz)
  • You could have purchased AC Milan for $821 million. (money.cnn)
  • An energy supplement drink that boosts ketones is both legal and effective. (newscientist)
  • Your AC is making global warming worse. (washingtonpost)
  • Every company is a tech company these days. (nytimes)
  • Blaze Pizza is going nationwide. (latimes)
  • Why the heat makes you lazy. (qz)
  • Want to memorize something? Exercise after a study session. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The future of jazz is on the fringes where musicians are mashing up a variety of styles of music. (economist)
  • Air chilled chicken rocks. (bloomberg)
  • Pokemon Go has led to a surge in sales for battery packs. (theverge)
  • How Dell cobbled together the cash to buy EMC ($EMC). (nytimes)
  • How one startup is looking to beat the USDA at its own game. (theverge)
  • Why you should go see the new Wall Street movie ‘Equity.’ (businessinsider)
  • The 25 best recipes in the world according to a quant. (mebfaber)
  • There’s never been a better time to be a shaver. (wsj)
  • Read books. Live longer. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Traders fail when they start anticipating what the markets will do next. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Spinal fusion surgery doesn’t work but it is still being done. (nytimes)
  • In praise of profanity. (qz)
  • Relationships are run by the person who cares the least. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Experience seems to diminish the endowment effect. (news.uchicago.edu)
  • Why Lego is trying to get rid of oil-based plastics. (fastcoexist)
  • Fish fraud is more common than you think. (wsj)
  • Why are Bitcoin exchanges so hackable? (wsj)
  • Utility stocks are bizonkers. (thefelderreport)
  • Rising sea levels are putting trillions of dollar of US real estate at-risk. (bloomberg)
  • The case for (fine) wine as an investment. (blog.alphaarchitect)
  • US farmland prices fell in 2016 for the first time in a long time. (bloomberg)
  • Expansion MLS franchises just got way more expensive. (bloomberg)
  • Not all IQ tests are created equal. (wsj)
  • ‘Stranger Things’ is your must-binge show of the Summer. (thedailybeast)
  • Brett Steenbarger, "Perhaps the best trading strategy of all is to live a fulfilling life outside of trading. If you don’t need markets for your self-validation, you’re less likely to seek those "good call" compliments, and you’re less likely to make your profit/loss statement a barometer of your personal worth." (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • 10 behind the scenes jobs in craft beer. (indystar)
  • ICUs are getting rid of restrictions on visitors. (wsj)
  • 10 beers perfect for a summer day. (bloomberg)

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