08/26/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How kids sports became a big business. (time)
  • When you exercise you feel more sociable. (wsj)
  • MoviePass experienced a surge of subscriptions after cutting its price. (theverge)
  • Serious food allergy cases are on the rise. (wsj)
  • "Eero’s second-generation router lives up to its claims of delivering a simpler, faster, better home networking solution." (pastemagazine)
  • Your face may soon be your password. (wsj)
  • Canada’s top universities are a lot bigger than the US’ top schools. (marginalrevolution)
  • Billionaire Porn King Reinvents Himself as Japan’s Startup Guru (bloomberg)
  • Writing by hand seems to help us think better. (qz)
  • How to go from evidence to theory, in the hope of getting somewhat closer to the truth. (thereformedbroker)
  • Americans love chicken wings. Full stop. (bloomberg)
  • The American protectionism bill that made the Great Depression worse (marketplace)
  • These plastic-free milk and sugar pods are cool. (modernfarmer)
  • There is a used car glut. (bloomberg)
  • Tristan Harris wants to rescue us from our smartphones. (wired)
  • The University of Iowa is ending its full-time MBA program. (wsj)
  • Not all plant-based diets are equally healthy. (statnews)
  • What it takes to grow the perfect hothouse tomato, en masse. (fastcompany)
  • More research is needed on participation in high school football and CTE. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • The end of fossil fuels will not end geopolitical competition. (bloomberg)
  • Opioid crisis aside, there are still patients who need long-term access to opioids for chroic pain. (slate)
  • How to make the most of hotel amenities. (nytimes)
  • Prodigy Finance is funding tuition for overseas students in exchange for a cut of future earnings. (businessinsider)
  • How Rich Roll went from alcoholic to endurance athlete. (heleo)
  • Richard Florida was a cheerleader for the ‘creative class.’ Now he admits he was wrong. (jacobinmag)
  • Vanilla bean prices are surging. (ft)
  • Understanding Moscow: The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset (spiegel.de)
  • Gary Cohn on tax reform and Charlottesville (ft)
  • "If we want to create machines with human-like intelligence, Gopnik says computers will have to be programmed to think like children." (qz)
  • Formula One is launching its own e-sports series. (reuters)
  • How to buy a used car. (financialsamurai)
  • History of Prizefighting’s Biggest Money Fights (bloodyelbow)
  • Twelve Ways of Looking at Frank Lloyd Wright (nybooks)
  • The lives of bitcoin miners digging for digital gold in Inner Mongolia (qz)
  • Colleges are taking a step back from the whole luxury dorm thing. (theatlantic)
  • Alaska’s permafrost is starting to thaw. (nytimes)
  • The world’s 50 most valuable sports teams, ranked. (visualcapitalist)
  • Happy spouse, healthier life. (bigthink)
  • The microbiome is more complicated than previously thought. (theatlantic)
  • Under what conditions is ‘finding the truth’ possible? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is scaling back their ambitions for self-driving cars. (nytimes)
  • How budget airlines have transformed the global air transport industry. (wsj)
  • A theory of jerks: Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • What would a healthy (financially) streaming music service look like? (25iq)
  • Rotten Tomatoes is becoming the scapegoat for the poor performance of bad movies. (theringer)
  • Independent craft brewers are getting squeezed by brewers affiliated with the big brewers. (wsj)
  • The NFL is teaming up with EA for a new e-sports tournament the Madden NFL Club Championship. (wsj)
  • Rotten Tomatoes has a big influence when critics go one way or another. (variety)
  • Lagunitas Brewing made an IPA with cannabis. (fortune)
  • The many challenges of trying to come up with a male contraceptive pill. (melmagazine)
  • How Velodyne became the go-to provider of lidar systems for cars. (sfchronicle)
  • 426 global soccer teams, ranked. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The downside of wind development. (slate)
  • A complete guide to NOT going to college. (qz)
  • Do elite athletes have different gut bacteria? (qz)
  • Truckers love public radio. (current)
  • The University of Missouri is still paying the price for its handling of the 2015 protests. (wsj)
  • An Achilles heel for autonomous vehicles: bicycles. (cleantechnica)
  • Why breakfast should be your biggest meal of the day. (nytimes)
  • How to read a bourbon label. (artofmanliness)
  • GMAT score inflation is a real thing. (wallstreetoasis)
  • Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor (fightprimer)
  • Medical drones are coming to Tanzania. (npr)
  • The 20 best standup comedy specials so far in 2017. (pastemagazine)

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