09/20/15 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • US households are worth more and are less leveraged. (scottgrannis.blogspot)
  • A shocking number of deceased NFL players showed signs of CTE. (pbs)
  • The new Amazon Fire TV seems like a worthy competitor to the Apple TV. (theverge)
  • Honey isn’t as healthy as you think. (washingtonpost)
  • Matt Duffy: The New Kid (theplayerstribune)
  • Google ($GOOG), Apple ($AAPL) and Facebook ($FB) will figure out the ad biz. (philpearlman.tumblr)
  • The death of the phone subsidy is playing into Apple’s ($AAPL) hands. (marketwatch)
  • People hate ads, not just online. (lefsetz)
  • What professions are most likely to marry? (priceonomics)
  • How modern furniture materials endanger firefighters. (theatlantic)
  • Your digital assistant is getting smarter all the time. (wired)
  • The Future and How to Survive It (hbr)
  • Beer has been losing out to wine and spirits for awhile now. (bloombergview)
  • US farmland prices are falling. (climateerinvest.blogspot)
  • Two pieces of advice for the Fed. (alephblog)
  • Uncoachable: Underperformance and egos are asset management’s biggest flaws (ai-cio)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) should be afraid of the German automakers. (bloombergview)
  • This is why we write stories (poynter)
  • The schedule for the coming economic week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • A complete history of the NFL. (projects.fivethirtyeight)
  • So-called tech ‘unicorns’ are no longer all that unique. (bloomberg)
  • I am not a story:Some find it comforting to think of life as a story. Others find that absurd. So are you a Narrative or a non-Narrative? (aeon.co)
  • Why you should worry about who else owns your mutual fund. (wsj)
  • Daily aspirin use is getting additional support from a panel to reduce the risk of heart attacks and cancer. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Sounds like a hit: the numbers game behind Spotify cover songs (theverge)
  • Why you shouldn’t feel bad about using an ad blocker. (fortune)
  • Anthony Bourdain’s World Domination: Forty-eight hours in Kuala Lumpur with the luckiest chef turned writer turned professional wanderer on the planet. (mensjournal)
  • Why We Can’t Get Over Ourselves: Exposing the reasons we fail to understand the minds of others. (nautil.us)
  • Why e-mails can be romantic. (qz)
  • “Poke is the natural progression from sushi..” (bloomberg)
  • Why the big tech companies hate RSS. (scripting)
  • The battle for self-driving car talent is on like Donkey Kong. (washingtonpost)
  • Have investors overreacted to the Fed? (dashofinsight)
  • Why micropayments will not be the future of publishing. (continuations)
  • A cheat sheet for the individual cloud storage wars. (sixcolors)
  • Forward earnings estimates are still rising. (humblestudentofthemarkets.blogspot)
  • On the professionalization of high school football. (nytimes)
  • It neuroticism necessary for creativity? (qz)
  • We are entering the worst seasonal period of the year for the stock market. (ryandetrick.tumblr)
  • Is your favorite bourbon crafted or sourced? (pastemagazine)
  • It’s a good time to be in the record pressing business. (nytimes)
  • What is a ‘sadcom’? (slate)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is mainstreaming the idea of leasing your phone. (marketwatch)
  • A brilliant new model for solar panel adoption. (slate)
  • How to be a better listener. (scientificamerican)
  • Bonds are still dead money. (sl-advisors)
  • Single-factor ETFs carry a whole host of other effects. (barrons)
  • Why don’t more restaurants abolish tipping? (slate)
  • Why you should. (fortune)
  • Infrastructure and planning help cities succeed…up to a point. (ft)
  • Why you should be worried about margin debt. (thefelderreport)
  • Are cask beers worth all the fuss? (wsj)
  • London is the fifth most expensive city to live in. (ft)
  • Pop economics and the rebirth of the cover song (kottke)
  • Researchers are using AI instead of brute force to create a world class chess player. (technologyreview)
  • Why people cheat at when the end is near. (scientificamerican)
  • How Playing the Long Game Made Elizabeth Holmes a Billionaire (inc)
  • California’s snow pack is at a 500-year low. (scientificamerican)
  • Yikes! Ankle sprains can have lifelong consequences. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The hard problem – The most profound scientific mystery of all: the one that defines what it means to be human (economist)
  • A succinct summary of the economic week. (ritholtz)
  • Now China is jumping on the craft beer bandwagon. (ft)
  • The case for rugby in the US. (money.cnn)
  • Brett Steenbarger, “Markets don’t speak to us; they whisper. A quiet mind makes for a keen ear.” (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Is the golden age of the Western corporation over? (economist)

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