08/13/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The posse that has been behind Michael Phelps from the beginning. (theringer)
  • Pieology is pushing into the crowded ‘Chipotle for pizza’ space. (buzzfeed)
  • What teenagers need from their parents. (wsj)
  • This has got to be the best convenience store in America. (theatlantic)
  • Early Americans did not get here via land bridge. (arstechnica)
  • Seriously people, keep flossing. (vox)
  • Why are we experiencing a surge in anxiety? (vice)
  • How VR and robotics are being used to rehabilitate individuals with spinal cord injuries. (vice)
  • Is Netflix ($NFLX) fueling the scripted-TV boom? (nytimes)
  • Dogs are still the best bomb detectors. (washingtonpost)
  • The Pacific Northwest is more prone to earthquakes than earlier thought. (theatlantic)
  • Six mistakes you are making with your dryer. (washingtonpost)
  • Why we get statistical significance wrong so often. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Concussions can cause huge changes in personality. (medium)
  • Why California’s gas prices are so high. (priceonomics)
  • If your plane crashes, please leave your luggage behind! (bloomberg)
  • Invest in a surge protector for your dorm room. (businessinsider)
  • Disney ($DIS) is buying a 33% stake in BAMTech. (fortune)
  • Can beef ever be sustainable? (buzzfeed)
  • What it really feels like to have depression. (brainpickings)
  • Lifestyle studies are pretty much useless. (nytimes)
  • The better burger space is crowded and fighting over fewer customers. (nypost)
  • Beer that’s made from old bread. (huffingtonpost)
  • How cage-free eggs became a victory for the animal rights movement. (washingtonpost)
  • What devices kids should take to college including the Aeropress. (nytimes)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) is serious about drone delivery. (nytimes)
  • Researchers are trying to create non-addictive painkillers. (technologyreview)
  • The merits of reading real books to your kids. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • How autopilot mode makes the Tesla ($TSLA) Model S the safest car. (bloomberg)
  • A wholly transformed energy system is not that far in the future. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Why a rocker is taking on the streaming music industry. (bloomberg)
  • 1996 was the year independent music died. (avclub)
  • How pools are optimized for fast times. (ft)
  • We will soon now the difference between natural and added sugars in our packaged foods. (bloomberg)
  • How drinkable yogurt crossed the Atlantic. (qz)
  • Why the Porsche 911 is the best car in the world. (businessinsider)
  • How Americans re-worked their approach to breaststroke. (wsj)
  • Hulu is eliminating its free tier. (hollywoodreporter)
  • The rush to make fruit-based beers is a sign of a coming craft beer crash. (thedailybeast)

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