10/07/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Americans are unwilling to pay a premium for cage-free eggs. (buzzfeed)
  • It’s hard to underestimate the power of incentives. (farnamstreetblog)
  • "Solar power grew faster than any other source of fuel for the first time in 2016.. (bloomberg)
  • Short, specialized degrees are an existential threat to the MBA. (ft)
  • How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires (bloomberg)
  • Want to reduce your blood pressure? Jump in the sauna. (nytimes)
  • On the psychological benefits of a Facebook ($FB) sabbatical. (om.co)
  • It’s hard to believe but the movie classic "The Princess Bride" is 30 years old. (npr)
  • The pilot shortage isn’t getting any better. (seattletimes)
  • Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You (ofnumbers)
  • We’ll never truly ‘own our own personal data.’ (bloomberg)
  • Some first-hand experience with ketamine to treat depression. (melmagazine)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) is raising prices. (theverge)
  • Building a Better Coral Reef (nytimes)
  • Aerobic exercise is the key to health. (businessinsider)
  • Why you should watch the ‘Blade Runner Final Cut’ before seeing the sequel. (esquire)
  • The rise of sour beer is causing a microbial arms race among brewers. (npr)
  • Corona is taking share from Budweiser. (wsj)
  • Butter is back and its making billionaires. (bloomberg)
  • Bob Lefsetz, "Tom Petty made art." (lefsetz)
  • Do we expect too much from the modern marriage? (wsj)
  • How loving kindness meditation can make you healthier, happier and kinder. (bigthink)
  • Travel sports are eating up and spitting out families. (chicagobusiness)
  • How Tom Petty inspired artists of all kinds including Spinal Tap. (bbc)
  • Fraternity members have lower GPAs but higher career earnings. (bloomberg)
  • The shrinking middle class is killing chains like TGI Fridays. (eater)
  • In the US we have pathologized anxiety, (qz)
  • How warming seas may affect whales. (nytimes)
  • How an AI machine learned to play poker and beat humans at their own game. (bigthink)
  • There is no substitute for actual socializing. (nautil.us)
  • We are creating way too many PhDs who want to enter academia. (bloomberg)
  • In praise of fat. (bloomberg)
  • Your ‘hypo-allergenic’ moisturizer probably isn’t. (npr)
  • Half of all plug-in vehicles are sold in China. (wsj)
  • Is your back pain just in your head? (vox)
  • Hopefully more MLB teams extend their netting like the Yankees plan to do in the offseason. (businessinsider)
  • What liberal arts majors can do to land a job after college. (wsj)
  • Once you set up an eero you probably won’t think much more about it. (businessinsider)
  • Grass-fed beef is no environmental panacea. (theconversation)
  • A look at a self-serve bar where you buy beer by the ounce. (wsj)
  • A bunch of Tom Petty covers from this week. (pastemagazine)
  • How MoviePass changes the movie-going experience. (businessinsider)
  • One of the biggest impediments to EV usage is charging times. (nytimes)
  • This High-Tech Vertical Farm Promises Whole Foods Quality At Walmart Prices (Bloomberg)
  • The Futurism Industry’s Blind Spot (slate)
  • New Sonos speakers are coming so the Sonos PLAY:1 and Sonos PLAY:5 are on sale at Amazon. (theverge)
  • Biostatistics is a hot major. (magazine.amstat)
  • Pie-by-the-slice is the new cronut. (npr)
  • You can’t fight stress if you don’t recognize it. (hbr)
  • How close are we to building a bioartificial kidney? (wired)
  • ‘Urban mining’ will be a larger source of precious metals going forward. (asia.nikkei)
  • Why are C-sections still so prevalent in the US? (theguardian)
  • Exercise is the ultimate drug. (theguardian)
  • Why do we all feel so guilty all the time? (theguardian)
  • Is Facebook ($FB) simply too big to regulate? (nytimes)
  • Peter Chernin is gearing up for a time when sports betting is legal. (wsj)
  • Mikael Wood, "Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine modern country music without Petty, who finished the work the Eagles began when they blended rootsy acoustic instruments with tougher rock rhythms." (latimes)
  • How to keep your brain from getting hijacked. (bakadesuyo)
  • The best airline credit card is the Delta Reserve American Express Credit Card. (businessinsider)
  • When given the option turn on two-factor authentication. (wsj)
  • This hybrid jet could change how we fly. (businessinsider)
  • Insanely Concentrated Wealth Is Strangling Our Prosperity (evonomics)
  • Tom Petty’s biographer, Warren Zanes, reflects on TP’s life and work. (slate)
  • 3 Reasons For FAs To Embrace UN Sustainable Development Goals (FA-MAG)
  • How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down: At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from. (nytimes)

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