09/05/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • The V.C.s of B.C. (nytimes)
  • How Can a Strategy Everyone Knows About Still Work? (aqr)
  • Mismatched technology can make for a rocky relationship. (ft)
  • If you already pay for Hulu paying $4 a month to skip ads makes sense. (techinsider.io)
  • Re-imagining what an emergency shelter could look like. (wired)
  • Meet the English family that is generating enough energy from its property for a whole village. (qz)
  • On the benefits of cutting refined sugar from your diet. (fastcompany)
  • Desperate Crossing (nytimes)
  • This company still makes audio cassettes and still makes money. (bloomberg)
  • The dark secret of fantasy football: addiction. (kernelmag.dailydot)
  • A day in the life of a fantasy football expert. (kernelmag.dailydot)
  • On the rise of grocery store sushi. (fortune)
  • What are the most disappointing albums? (priceonomics)
  • The miracle that is ice in treating musco-skeletal injuries. (gearpatrol)
  • Live sports is no longer a sure thing for the networks. (bloomberg)
  • Why bother with meditation? (farnamstreetblog)
  • So Wrong for So Long: Why neoconservatives are never right. (foreignpolicy)
  • Kellogg’s ($K) is pushing into the organic food aisle. (wsj)
  • Can we really understand some one else? (nautil.us)
  • Corruption, Death and Tin Mining (bloomberg)
  • How Singer Won the Sewing Machine War: The Singer Sewing Machine changed the way America manufactured textiles, but the invention itself was less important than the company’s innovative business (smithsonianmag)
  • We often make up reasons for our prior actions. (bbc)
  • Teenagers could care less about your big screen TV. (theverge)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) may be high in calories but is not “empty calories.” (slate)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) shouldn’t make its own TV shows. (vulture)
  • How former San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland’s retirement could change NFL forever (espn.go)
  • Why minor league baseball teams have such awesome mascots. (slate)
  • Why do we give wine numeric scores? (wsj)
  • Trends in college majors shows a move away from the liberal arts. (marketwatch)
  • On the value of taking a gap year. (slate)
  • What percentage of Americans are married? (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why Starbucks ($SBUX) loves Pumpkin Spice Latte buyers. (time)
  • The sad decline of the decent-hitting pitcher. (grantland)
  • Are Netflix ($NFLX) execs giving creative types too much control? (huffingtonpost)
  • Why Americans don’t walk any more. (aeon.co)
  • Does exercise change the brain? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • When teenagers don’t work how are they going to get the skills they need? (qz)
  • Diet advice that ignores the issue of hunger misses the boat. (nytimes)
  • Are RSS readers passé? (sixcolors)
  • How the FDA could change the way it approve drugs. (fivethirtyeight)
  • Why farm kids have less asthma and allergies. (theverge)
  • Farming is increasingly becoming data-driven. (wsj)
  • What happens to rental cars after the companies are done with them? (slate)

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