09/23/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A dozen lessons from physicist Murray Gell-Mann that apply to business, investing and life in general. (25iq)
  • Aaron Hernandez suffered from severe CTE. (sports.yahoo)
  • A connected car is a hackable car. (wsj)
  • At what point in the future will today’s gasoline-only cars be worthless? (qz)
  • What would you eat if you wanted to minimize your environmental footprint. (newscientist)
  • The UK is set to completely phase-out the use of coal. (e360.yale.edu)
  • Write how you talk. (m.signalvnoise)
  • Small farms in Japan are growing mushrooms under their solar panels. (fastcompany)
  • How presentism can get us all in trouble. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • The friends you make in the first year of college greatly affect your success. (qz)
  • Why Wall Streeters love to play chess with Lev Alburt. (bloomberg)
  • Why MLB should mandate extended netting at all its ballparks. (businessinsider)
  • What is that tattoo ink doing to your body? (bigthink)
  • Dashlane wants you to stop using the same password for different sites. (fastcompany)
  • Concord Music is now about a whole lot more than jazz. (billboard)
  • Daimler is stepping up production of electric vehicles. (bloomberg)
  • If autonomous cars work in India they can work anywhere. (thedrive)
  • Despite best efforts deaths from hepatitis viruses are on the rise. (npr)
  • McMaster’s DeGroote School of Business is building a degree that integrates business and the humanities. (theatlantic)
  • How Michael Phelps has become a resource for other athletes struggling with depression and anxiety. (nytimes)
  • "Oregon is right now the single most exciting winemaking area in the United States." (nytimes)
  • Nest 3.0 wants to automate (and secure) your whole home. (wired)
  • Bottled water companies, like Nestle, are just the worst. (bloomberg)
  • Researchers are working hard to develop a test for CTE. (theatlantic)
  • Where did Tim Lincecum go? (mercurynews)
  • How Sunil Gulati became the most powerful man in US soccer. (espnfc)
  • Europe’s emphasis on diesel has been an environmental mistake. (ft)
  • Who is the new Apple ($AAPL) 4K TV for? (daringfireball)
  • You don’t often see a Michelin starred chef asking to have his stars removed. (theguardian)
  • Wildfire suppression costs are increasing over time. (econbrowser)
  • How Nashville hot chicken went big. (eater)
  • A lot of bad hitters are reaching the 30-HR mark in 2017. (espn)
  • How soybeans became an integral crop. (bloomberg)
  • MBA applications declined for the third straight year. (wsj)
  • Why fake "fish" may be easier grown in the lab than fake "meat." (theatlantic)
  • How junk food is transforming Brazilian society. (nytimes)
  • Why we quickly come to dislike certain people. (bigthink)
  • ESPN is trying to hook college students early. (bloomberg)
  • Why football stopped being fun. (theringer)
  • What is driving teens to be more responsible? (marginalrevolution)
  • How the potato changed the world. (smithsonianmag)
  • Youth football is not without its own risks to the brain. (arstechnica)
  • American teens are waiting later to drink and have sex. (qz)
  • The American whiskey market is on fire. (fortune)
  • The difference between open-minded and closed-minded people. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Narco-submarines are now a thing. (businessinsider)
  • Autonomous boats are coming. (bloomberg)
  • Why the night shift is so dangerous to our health. (popsci)
  • Doping can greatly affect the earnings of those athletes who DON’T dope. (axios)
  • Computers are literally everywhere: why we are already living in the matrix. (theatlantic)
  • The 2-minute rule for building good habits. (heleo)
  • How solar panels can be a great investment. (ft)
  • Meditation can help us from ‘reacting blindly’ to everything around us. (heleo)
  • How will extended adolescence affect society? (scientificamerican)
  • The states with the highest concentration of pizza restaurants. (priceonomics)
  • Not all strange behavior need not be irrational. (behavioralscientist)
  • Children today are doing better on the marshmallow test. (digest.bps.uk)
  • A look at some major food trends including the shift from beef to chicken. (bloomberg)

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