08/12/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Doctors from elite medical schools prescribe fewer opioids. (axios)
  • Inverting the Money Problem (safalniveshak)
  • Shower beer drinkers have their own brand now. (esquire)
  • Index Capital Gains Rate to Inflation, Mr. President (realclearmarkets)
  • New transportation options help transform cities. (mobile.nytimes)
  • How feedback loops are a huge competitive advantage. (medium)
  • Is bad technique to blame for so many singers cancelling performances? (theguardian)
  • Rex Sinquefield is underwriting the resurgence in American chess. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Pursuing a PhD seems to put students at-risk of developing mental health issues. (businessinsider)
  • What it takes to be a winner in the new world of craft beer. (thedailybeast)
  • Adult friendships are hard to maintain: here’s how. (medium)
  • How the solar eclipse will affect solar energy. (fivethirtyeight)
  • MLB is coming around to the fact that the save is a dumb idea. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Kauai is the future of renewable energy. (grist)
  • How America got untethered from reality. (theatlantic)
  • Adult Americans are increasingly engaging in binge drinking. (bloomberg)
  • 9 signs you might be an ambivert. (heleo)
  • By Firing Google Memo Author, Google Confirms His Thesis (reason)
  • Amazon’s ($AMZN) new meal delivery kits may not need refrigeration. (reuters)
  • Women’s brains are more active than men’s. (bigthink)
  • Human Dx is using machine learning and crowdsourcing to provide patients more rapid diagnoses. (wired)
  • Has Starbucks ($SBUX) store overlap finally gone too far? (qz)
  • What Costco ($COST) and Trader Joe’s wines are worth it? (wsj)
  • The end is in sight for the internal combustion engine. (economist)
  • The new Atlanta Braves ballpark is an ‘urban planners nightmare.’ (deadspin)
  • Adults, without kids, love Disney ($DIS) cruises. (bloomberg)
  • ESPN’s Experiencing What The New York Times Already Has (bloomberg)
  • Frozen yogurt pods…why not? (theverge)
  • Where crowds go in Alaska to get their fill of salmon for the year. (nytimes)
  • A Theory on Why Households Won’t Trip Up the Bull Market (bloomberg)
  • Dark matter may be trapped in black holes. (nautil.us)
  • The opioid epidemic is worse than previously thought. (qz)
  • Calculating the environment costs of Keurig-style coffee pods. (business.financialpost)
  • Is MLS expanding too fast to maintain quality of play? (nytimes)
  • The airline rewards programs for earning free tickets the fastest. (businessinsider)
  • Impossible Burgers has a problem. One of its ingredients is wholly new for human consumption. (nytimes)
  • An extended interview with Judd Apatow. (vulture)
  • These are the best travel reward programs. (finance.yahoo)
  • Will the Rivalry Between the Washington Post and New York Times Save Journalism? (townandcountrymag)
  • More law schools are accepting GRE scores in lieu of the LSAT. (nytimes)
  • A dozen lessons learned about investing from Jason Calacanis. (25iq)
  • North Korea May Not Be Biggest Worry of Ailing Market (marketwatch)
  • What DraftKings and FanDuel are doing to survive on their own. (wsj)
  • Can a billionaire bring back an aging post-industrial city like Beloit, WI? (nytimes)
  • He Spent Almost 20 Years Funding The Racist Right. It Finally Paid Off. (buzzfeed)
  • LSD is back! This time in microdoses. (ft)
  • Corporations Crack Down on Speech, Inside and Outside Office (wapo)
  • Poker Stars is trying to lure back the casual player. (bloomberg)
  • Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice? More and more singers are canceling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing? (theguardian)
  • One year post-Olympics, Rio De Janeiro is a wreck. (espn)
  • A literature review: how to treat back pain. (vox)
  • One 18th-Century Horse Eclipsed All the Others (atlasobscura)
  • What companies make Trader Joe’s branded snacks? (eater)
  • About Welfare, J.D. Vance’s Meemaw Was On to Something (usatoday)
  • Meditation has gone mainstream. (institutionalinvestor)
  • ,Why again would we allow mining in the Gulf of California? (scientificamerican)
  • Proof that e-bikes can be an automobile substitute. (canberratimes.au)
  • The Southeast US is already experiencing rising sea levels. (scientificamerican)
  • A profile of the rise of Vineyard Vines. (bostonmagazine)
  • Food absolutism sends the wrong message. (qz)
  • Chicago is the restaurant city of the year. (bonappetit)
  • 24 items you will wish you have at college. (businessinsider)
  • Investing With Stocks at Highs? Imagine a Painful Drop (nytimes)
  • Rocco DiSpirito is a great chef who no longer cooks. (thrillist)
  • Instagram is forcing restaurants to up their ‘kitsch game.’ (theverge)
  • Want to help the climate? Swap beans for beef on the menu. (theatlantic)
  • Genetically engineered salmon are now headed for human consumption. (nature)
  • Can Fidelity Fund Continue to Soar Without Its Star? (investors)

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