08/15/15 – Saturday Interest-ing Reads

  • Playing Tetris can help block cravings. (scienceblog)
  • How California is pushing the electric vehicle on the world. (bloomberg)
  • Companies want to optimize, using wearable technology, your work experience. (bloomberg)
  • What do long distance runner’s think when they are running? (nymag)
  • RIP, Columbia House. (wsj)
  • When did Rosé become a thing? (vanityfair)
  • How rumination plays a role in various psychological issues. (wsj)
  • How the brain conjures the placebo effect. (wsj)
  • Efficiency gains are slowing America’s power needs. (bloomberg)
  • ‘Hard’ root beer is the hot new thing. (wsj)
  • Parenting advice is worthless…but here is some any way. (vox)
  • Can aspartame-free Diet Pepsi ($PEP) turn around a secular slump? (wsj)
  • Publishers are taking note of the fact that people are reading more books on their phones and phablets. (wsj)
  • Kids don’t seem to appear in kid’s movies any more. (theguardian)
  • How technology is assisting truck drivers and allowing them to drive closer to them. (wsj)
  • Why the IOC should add the 1,500 meters for women’s swimming. (slate)
  • How much exercise do we need to offset cognitive decline? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • In the UK pubs are closing while craft beers surge. (ft)
  • On the suicide of the liberal arts. (wsj)
  • On the decline of the club golf pro. (wsj)
  • The big, tragic funny life of Chris Farley. (newyorker)
  • Why you shouldn’t apologize for using an ad blocker. (slate)
  • Why are fans so crazy for foul balls? (sportsonearth)
  • The ethics of modern web ad-blocking. (marco)
  • The number of companies supporting self-publishing are multiplying. (ft)
  • Is parental satisfaction driving the decline in fertility rates. (psmag)
  • Brewers are seeking new and novel types of hops. (wired)
  • A clear, graphical illustration of the risks of the PSA test. (econlog.econlib)
  • Humans wouldn’t have such big brains without cooked starches. (nytimes)
  • Internet users are inadvertently killing the free web by using ad blockers. (cjr)
  • If you work hard you are more likely to drink hard. (slate)
  • 10 great albums from 2015 that you may have missed. (grantland)
  • Can envy be good for you? (newyorker)
  • Bacon prices are surging. (bloomberg)
  • McDonalds ($MCD) is shrinking. (washingtonpost)
  • The average Shake Shack ($SHAK) location does $100,000 in sales a week. (buzzfeed)
  • Can fish oil help stave off schizophrenia? (newscientist)
  • The California energy miracle. (priceonomics)
  • Data analytics are making headway in the world of professional tennis. (nytimes)
  • Why Sesame Street made a deal with HBO. (slate)
  • Where did all the hip-hop groups go? (wsj)

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