08/20/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Internal combustion engines are still evolving. (arstechnica)
  • Technology makes a big difference in sports: the case of the 100 meter dash. (kottke)
  • The statistical debate over the hot hand effect heats up. (nymag)
  • Today’s males are weaker than their fathers. (washingtonpost)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is cutting labor costs to the detriment of service. (buzzfeed)
  • Swimmers are training less and swimming faster. (wsj)
  • Why we need to hold algorithms to account. (psmag)
  • Does it matter what self-driving cars look like? (daringfireball)
  • Introverts can get "hangovers" from too much socialization. (kottke)
  • Five keys to making meaningful changes in your life. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • How to raise a more confident child. (businessinsider)
  • Rio’s swimming pool may have had an unfair current. (wsj)
  • Is a little radiation so bad? (wsj)
  • How onsite daycare pays for itself. (fastcompany)
  • Deliberate practice is great but it won’t make you an elite athlete. (washingtonpost)
  • Why running is the most egalitarian sport. (qz)
  • Why athletes are prone to post-Olympic depression. (theatlantic)
  • Was the new ‘Ghostbusters’ a financial failure? (theringer)
  • Are rotisserie chickens really a bargain? (priceonomics)
  • The physiology of ‘hanger.’ (qz)
  • Self-driving cars are going to attract hackers. (ft)
  • How to make the best of a bad day. (businessinsider)
  • In defense of the adult nap. (nymag)
  • Over 800 golf courses have closed in the US over the past decade. (bloomberg)
  • Laugh.ly wants to put stand-up comedy on your smartphone. (dailydot)
  • On the relationship between laziness and intelligence. (independent.co.uk)
  • Eleven reasons to be excited about technology. (medium)
  • Can electric vehicles make a dent in climate change? (news.mit.edu)
  • There is no single technology industry. (medium)
  • The power of writing about the stuff you read. (medium)
  • If everybody went vegan we would have problem feeding everyone. (qz)
  • Why you should never tell people to relax. (wsj)
  • Until now the workplace has lived without video chat. (businessinsider)
  • Smart people like to swear. (independent.co.uk)
  • Ricky Gervais’ David Brent is back and on the big screen in "David Brent: Life on the Road." (ft)

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