09/03/17 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Airlines historically have not succeeded in the hotel/hospitality business. (bloomberg)
  • People who fake service animal status are just the worst. (outsideonline)
  • In defense of economists. (wsj)
  • Cummins ($CMI) has made an all-electric engine for large trucks. (indystar)
  • Doing this one thing can help increase your happiness. (inc)
  • Anti-inflammatory treatment could prevent the recurrence of heart attacks. (theguardian)
  • The battle over the existence of a mid-life crisis is ongoing. (bloomberg)
  • AI researchers want money AND peer recognition. (ederman)
  • How Waymo is training self-driving cars. (theatlantic)
  • Why Uber’s new CEO needs to avoid the Board for at least six months. (l2inc)
  • How various tactical asset allocation strategies performed in August. (allocatesmartly)
  • As an online publisher it is hard to escape Google’s ($GOOGL) reach. (talkingpointsmemo)
  • Premium mediocre, defined. (ribbonfarm)
  • An oral history of the comedy ‘Superbad.’ (theringer)
  • Yet another reason not to cruise. (qz)
  • You can always find a billionaire to confirm your priors. (dashofinsight)
  • The US has a trove of data on mosquitoes. It’s just not using it. (theatlantic)
  • People hate filling out forms on their phones. (priceonomics)
  • Why do people hike? (nybooks)
  • America was created by dreamers. Why Dreamers deserve to stay. (thereformedbroker)
  • Craft beer growth is flattening out. Is craft distilling the answer? (hardingloevner)
  • 7 ways dogs are all too human. (newscientist)
  • Baidu ($BIDU) is leading the AI race in China. (wired)
  • It didn’t take much to scare the bulls off. (stockcharts)
  • The best 25 TV shows of 2017, so far. (pastemagazine)
  • How perfectionism can undermine your [insert endeavor here]. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Coal prices have stopped falling. (ft)
  • The Market Power Story: Output, Competition & Prices (noahpinionblog.blogspot)
  • You are NOT good at distinguishing the quality of your work. (m.signalvnoise)
  • The September Mutual Fund Observer commentary is up. (mutualfundobserver)
  • Marijuana use is associated with cyclic vomiting syndrome. (theatlantic)
  • The ultimate hack is having your smartphone number stolen. (nytimes)
  • Simon Lack, “The road to American Energy Independence, driven by the Shale Revolution, is being navigated by regular corporations and GPs rather than MLPs.” (sl-advisors)
  • Which narrative fits Amazon ($AMZN) best? (bloomberg)
  • The tater tot is American ingenuity at its finest. (eater)
  • Fitness is more than running and lifting weights. You need to maintain your athleticism. (outsideonline)
  • Computers have made gerrymandering way too easy. (nytimes)
  • What town most deserves a major league team? (bloomberg)
  • Reckoning on Round Hill Road: Why hedge fund managers can’t give away a house in Greenwich, Connecticut&#xA0 (institutionalinvestorsalpha)
  • Taleb: The Logic of Risk Taking (medium)
  • Duke Energy is dropping plans to build a nuclear plant in Florida. (arstechnica)
  • Stop saying you are not a ‘morning person.’ (medium)
  • How physics can help model networks like Al Qaeda. (quantamagazine)
  • Tall players are the future of pro tennis. (nytimes)
  • Dog and human brains respond the same way to calls. (newscientist)
  • The deliberate use of asset allocation is a recognition of the random nature of life. (stockcharts)
  • The explosion in streaming services will make you nostalgic for the cable bundle. (wsj)
  • Pepsico ($PEP) can make organic Lay’s and Cheeto’s but are they actually good for you? (bloomberg)
  • Subject matter expertise and critical thinking skill are two different things. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • One thing Millennials don’t mind paying up for is trendy workouts. (latimes)
  • “Cureus is the first and only peer-reviewed publication with step-by-step article templates for authors—which dramatically speeds up publication times.” (wired)
  • GM’s ($GM) Cadillac has established itself as a luxury brand in China. (wsj)
  • Slack use is spreading outside the office. (businessinsider)
  • Your gait says a lot about your health. (wsj)
  • Loneliness can “sap our empathy” and “make us more self-absorbed.” (thecut)
  • The Biotech Institute is quietly amassing a pile of (legal) marijuana-related patents. (gq)
  • A profile of Aaron Rodgers and his search for “something more.” (espn)
  • Amazon ($AMZN) has reduced the price of its Music Unlimited service for students. (theverge)
  • Don’t fear smart robots, fear dumb, unpredictable ones. (fastcompany)
  • Sigmund Freud: The Herd Instinct (aeon.co)
  • Does the world really need a Rolls-Royce SUV? (wsj)
  • Emotions are socially-derived concepts, not inherent. (bakadesuyo)
  • Five craft brewers who closed down tell their stories. (draftmag)
  • Anxiety prevents us from fully living. (brainpickings)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Hawaiians seem to abuse drugs less than those on the mainland. (npr)
  • What industries have lasting moats? (fortunefinancialadvisors)
  • Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning (bloomberg)
  • Behold the world’s largest floating solar farm. (qz)
  • A dozen attributes of a scalable business. (25iq)
  • How Information Got Re-Invented (nautil.us)
  • The Great Pot Monopoly Mystery (gq)
  • There are two big network effects in autonomous vehicles: driving data and maps. (ben-evans)
  • Richard Florida, “Low-density suburban counties are once again the fastest-growing parts of the nation..” (nytimes)
  • Today’s college students defy the common stereotype. (nytimes)
  • Work out first in the morning. (finuke)
  • Overcoming Your Demons (collaborativefund)
  • Great use case for drones: detecting sharks near Australian beaches. (reuters)
  • Tasers were supposed to prevent deaths. Unfortunately they are associated with a bunch of fatalities. (reuters)
  • Some tips on how to kick your smartphone addiction. (bloomberg)
  • The opioid crisis seems to be related to unemployment. (businessinsider)
  • OpenTable’s dominance is under siege. (nytimes)
  • Many of us don’t even recognize we are feeling negative emotions. (finance.yahoo)
  • How NYC schools are using a “comfort dog program” to ease some behavioral issues. (qz)
  • Temper your hope for the use of psychadelics to treat depression. (newscientist)
  • Indiana is ate up with craft distillers. (indystar)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Do dogs know themselves? (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • As anticipated Roku has filed for an IPO. (wsj)
  • How solar panels go so darned cheap. (medium)

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