10/03/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100 (ribbonfarm)
  • A Country Is Not a Company (hbr)
  • More evidence that aspirin helps fight cancer. (theguardian)
  • The long, shameful list of school shootings since Newtown (everytown)
  • Why the things that attracted to you to your partner will eventually drive you crazy. (qz)
  • Wal-Mart ($WMT) is expanding its reach into grocery pickup. (washingtonpost)
  • The less you pay for your running shoes the happier you will be. (qz)
  • Cars are rolling computers and no one really knows what is going on under the hood. (nytimes)
  • The Dutch really love their dairy products. (bbc)
  • Talk therapy is overrated. (nytimes)
  • How super-efficient homes can help fight global warming. (politico)
  • Children of the Yuan Percent: Everyone Hates China’s Rich Kids (bloomberg)
  • Why you should root for the Cubs in the playoffs (deadspin)
  • Why its harder to stay skinny now than in the 1980s. (theatlantic)
  • Do Millennials Really Deserve Their Bratty Reputation? (vanityfair)
  • Sneaker Wars: Inside the Battle Between Nike and Adidas (gq)
  • When movies are better than the books they are based on. (wired)
  • The Politics of Star Trek (claremont)
  • How to re-wire your brain for happiness. (psychcentral)
  • Solar City ($SCTY) has created a new more efficient solar panel. (techcrunch)
  • The boom days of reality TV are (thankfully) over. (vulture)
  • How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive (wired)
  • A double whammy may have killed the dinosaurs. (washingtonpost)
  • The pressure around getting (and losing) Michelin stars is intense. (vanityfair)
  • What it’s like to drive in a Google ($GOOG) self-driving car. (washingtonpost)
  • Why we are better off with fewer friends. (qz)
  • You’re probably not drinking enough coffee. (qz)
  • Tastemaker: How Spotify’s Discover Weekly cracked human curation at internet scale (theverge)
  • The battle for your phone’s home screen is over. (qz)
  • How to tell if your child has a future as a coder. (qz)
  • How a baby’s gut bacteria can affect an asthma diagnosis. (theverge)
  • How former NFL athletes are using yoga to find some balance and relief. (mensjournal)
  • In Unit Stalked by Suicide, Veterans Try to Save One Another (nytimes)
  • How the Church of Scientology fought the Internet — and why it lost (kernelmag.dailydot)
  • Solar power is booming in India. (vox)
  • On the prospects for an allergy-free peanut. (inverse)
  • We waste a mind boggling amount of fish. (washingtonpost)
  • Don’t be fooled. Fruit snacks are candy. (slate)
  • Can Surfing Reprogram the Veteran’s Brain? There’s no quick fix for post-traumatic stress disorder, but research has shown that surfing’s physicality and flow can give victims some relief and a way forward. (outsideonline)
  • Why are little kids in Japan so independent? (citylab)
  • There is a huge demand for stand up comedy specials. (bloomberg)
  • Moore’s Law is slowing but isn’t dead yet (nytimes)
  • Mass shootings since Sandy Hook, in one map (vox)
  • Why it took McDonalds ($MCD) a long time to figure out all-day-breakfast. (eater)
  • Cool maps that show where people run in 20 major cities. (washingtonpost)
  • Yet another reason to exercise: a mood boost. (commonhealth.wbur)
  • Sounds like “The Martian” is going to be worthwhile. (theverge)
  • Can meditation help kids learn better? (qz)

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