08/29/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The FDA says mayo needs eggs. (fortune)
  • Why eating late at night is so bad for you. (washingtonpost)
  • Recommended Reading: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Amazon)
  • “Cowboy Doctors” and Health Costs (harvardmagazine)
  • How to stay fit well into retirement. (outsideonline)
  • Unreliable Experts: Getting in the way of outstanding performance (jimoshaughnessy.tumblr)
  • Flightradar24 hopes to be able to track commercial flights all over the world. (wsj)
  • How epic is the US teacher shortage? (washingtonpost)
  • A liberal arts education never goes out of date. (ft)
  • How having a child changes a father’s brain. (scientificamerican)
  • Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data (theguardian)
  • The American West is burning due in part to a lack of firefighters. (bloomberg)
  • Why didn’t New Orlean’s footprint shrink post-Katrina? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Hallelujah, baseball games are speeding up. (nytimes)
  • How to treat lower back pain. (vox)
  • Why are classic psychology studies so hard to replicate? (theatlantic)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) wants to use original programming to hook your kids. (fastcocreate)
  • The connected car is here but is it that much of an upgrade? (wsj)
  • Are baseball minor leaguers paid legal wages? (newyorker)
  • The NFL is increasingly becoming data-driven. (nytimes)
  • Exercise to get fit, not skinny. (ft)
  • How the world champion javelin thrower taught himself using YouTube videos. (washingtonpost)
  • Why modafinil is considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.” (qz)
  • 31 million men, 12,000 women: Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site (gizmodo)
  • The Mystery of ISIS (nybooks)
  • How to build industrial robots that don’t kill humans. (bloomberg)
  • A ray of hope for US weightlifting in the form of a 15 year-old boy. (wsj)
  • Parents can pass their math anxiety along to their kids. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Why e-sports is going mainstream. (blog.semilshah)
  • Why guacamole is awesome. (mashable)
  • Making Decisions in a Complex Adaptive System (farnamstreetblog)
  • Stand-up comedians are the new arena stars. (wsj)
  • The bottled water industry just keeps on growing. (wsj)
  • Is the FDA too conservative or too aggressive? (marginalrevolution)
  • The founder of Under Armour ($UA) wants to do for the University of Maryland what Nike ($NKE) did for the University of Oregon. (nytimes)
  • Cream cheese should be a spread not a sandwich filling. (slate)
  • Redeeming the Octopus — the most remarkable creature of our nightmares (newstatesman)
  • What defines a ‘craft distiller’? (wsj)
  • You do not need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. (nytimes)
  • How “Born to Run” Captured the Decline of the American Dream: Bruce Springsteen’s breakout album embodied the lost ‘70s –the tense, political, working-class rejection of an increasingly unequal society (theatlantic)
  • Salad is overrated. (washingtonpost)
  • How electric drives change how you think about cars. (ben-evans)

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