09/09/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Indiana is an up-and-coming wind player with nearly 2 gigawatts of wind capacity. (wsj)
  • Speculation in a Truth Chamber (philosophicaleconomics)
  • 13 ways to increase your happiness. (heleo)
  • Resiliency depends in part on knowing yourself. (hbr)
  • Siobhan O’Connor, "The apparent randomness of play may be its secret genius." (time)
  • Intermittent fasting is the hot Silicon Valley thing. (theguardian)
  • How low-cost airlines keep the big boys on the up-and-up. (nytimes)
  • On the implications of the widespread use of facial recognition software. (economist)
  • The Secret History of FEMA (wired)
  • The history and mystery of the high five (espn)
  • Workers: Fear Not the Robot Apocalypse (wsj)
  • Howard Marks takes on his critics. (oaktreecapital)
  • Robert Seawright, "Finding truth can be really hard, in music, in politics and in investing." (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • Showtime at the Alamo (features.texasmonthly)
  • Turning off football is difficult but necessary. (thedailybeast)
  • Colleges should de-emphasize majors. (time)
  • Colleges and universities are trying hard to push cars off campus. (nytimes)
  • The traditional college lecture is dying. (qz)
  • It’s the Golden Age of TV. And Writers Are Reaping the Rewards and Paying the Toll. (nytimes)
  • How to make the best steak: sear or reverse sear? (artofmanliness)
  • Why blue is everyone’s favorite color. (artsy)
  • The story of Juicero’s rise and fall. (bloomberg)
  • The decline of high school football participation is regional. (wsj)
  • Why the Atlanta Falcons aren’t charging an arm and a leg for concessions. (finance.yahoo)
  • Wind energy is wicked cheap in the US. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Doctors say overtreatment is rampant. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Don’t let non-linear outcomes trip you up. (hbr)
  • Brits are embracing the hot dog. (bloomberg)
  • More Americans are souring on the value of a college degree. (wsj)
  • Spotify and Hulu are bundling up their services for students. (wsj)
  • A skeptical take on self-driving cars. (bloomberg)
  • We still don’t really know what CRISPR does to human embryos. (newscientist)
  • Why you shouldn’t fast before surgery. (slate)
  • On the origin of the term ‘dude.’ (1843magazine)
  • Stop the hype: autonomous vehicles are not ‘imminent.’ (recode)
  • Want to improve a department’s rankings? Hire a star scholar. (onlinelibrary.wiley)
  • Don’t think too positive: Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does? (aeon.co)
  • If profit margins are too high shouldn’t they have crashed by now? (philosophicaleconomics)
  • How Kevin Smith Makes Big Business Out of Niche Audiences (vulture)
  • Business travelers are ‘going rogue’ and booking their own flights. (nytimes)
  • Outside of seafood ‘market pricing’ is a scam. (bloomberg)
  • Fentanyl now kills more Americans than heroin. (nytimes)
  • Five strategies for building emotional resilience. (heleo)
  • Jamie Dimon’s $13 Billion Secret — Revealed (vanityfair)
  • Why have school districts been so slow to adopt later starting times for high schools? (slate)
  • Why John Urschel quit football for MIT. (freakonomics)
  • One-year Masters in Management programs are taking share from traditional MBAs. (ft)
  • A dozen lessons about investing and money from Dan Ariely. (25iq)
  • The way to avoid reciprocation bias is to not accept a ‘favor’ in the first place. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Fighter pilot John Boyd changed how fighter pilots operate. (richardhughesjones)
  • The US is reaping the downside of decrease investment in public universities. (bloomberg)
  • Airlines in the US are annoying but they are far from a monopoly. (marginalrevolution)
  • Has salt gotten an unfair shake? (npr)
  • What America snacks on at the office. (priceonomics)
  • This is cool: a housing development built around a farm. (fastcompany)
  • The war on stroke is stalling out. (bloomberg)
  • The technology keeps advancing towards a treatment for paralysis. (outsideonline)
  • Fears of CTE is taking a toll on NFL viewership. (fortune)
  • Dating algorithms are pretty much worthless. (npr)
  • America makes too much damn bread. (eater)
  • Why car companies are jumping into Formula E. (wsj)
  • "Healthy ice cream" is BS. (businessinsider)
  • Dr. Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone (theguardian)
  • A pen that detects cancerous cells could help surgeons remove tumors. (statnews)
  • Wind power manufacturers are dipping their toes into power storage. (arstechnica)
  • You can’t just tell people to ‘be gritty.’ (heleo)
  • You are making scrambled eggs all wrong. (bloomberg)

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