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

  • What does it mean when a pitcher has ‘good stuff’? (nytimes)
  • America still loves Smarties. (money.cnn)
  • This is hopefully the beginning of the end of nonfat yogurt. (forbes)
  • How the banks ignored the lessons of the crash (theguardian)
  • Why more American adults are getting braces. (wsj)
  • Why fewer kids are playing organized team sports. (washingtonpost)
  • More universities are selling beer at their games. (nytimes)
  • Techniques on how to avoid choking. (farnamstreetblog)
  • An interview with chess “athlete” Magnus Carlsen. (ft)
  • How social media enhances the television viewing experience. (nytimes)
  • A rare interview with actor Rick Moranis. (hollywoodreporter)
  • How can a book ever be worth a $10 million advance? (newrepublic)
  • Flavored whiskeys are an abomination. (thedailybeast)
  • How Picasso the Sculptor Ruptured Art History (vulture)
  • Jeremy England: The Man Who May One-Up Darwin (ozy)
  • Pasta is perfect. Don’t mess with success. (qz)
  • Three questions to ask based on positive psychology. (post.nyssa)
  • How your credit score(s) predict relationship success. (washingtonpost)
  • On the evolution of the de-cluttering movement. (blog.longreads)
  • Why is the placebo effect getting stronger? (nature)
  • How does being inside all the time affect us? (fastcompany)
  • If your wi-fi is slow replace your old, outdated router. (nytimes)
  • Lucy McKeon: The Meaning of Coincidence (guernicamag)
  • ‘Rocky Horror’ Is Doing the Time Warp, Forever (nytimes)
  • Why Jack Dorsey Is Ready to Save Twitter (recode)
  • How Microsoft ($MSFT) Bing became good at predicting NFL games. (techinsider.io)
  • The City-Sculpting Buildings of Chicago’s Biggest Architect (wired)
  • Peanut butter alternatives are on the rise. (wsj)
  • Why Free Markets Make Fools of Us (nybooks)
  • The rise of the late blooming MLB pitcher. (wsj)
  • What happens to your digital book/movie/song when the provider goes bankrupt? (theatlantic)
  • The story behind the Maine lobster boom. (qz)
  • The growing evidence of mega-tsunamis in the past. (csmonitor)
  • There is no daily fantasy without the NFL. (deadspin)
  • US cities are not all that crowded by global standards. (washingtonpost)
  • Should older Americans live in places segregated from the young? (newgeography)
  • Americans are getting out bars and hitting the trails. (fivethirtyeight)
  • On the danger of the need for “more.” (bigthink)
  • Why “Googling it” is bad for your brain. (qz)
  • How did Netflix ($NFLX) stay under-the-radar of the big media companies for so long? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why you need more exercise than commonly thought. (washingtonpost)
  • We are well past Peak Fish. (daily.jstor)
  • The shift away from whole milk was a mistake. (washingtonpost)
  • Ubiqutous in-flight wi-fi is changing the flying experience. (economist)
  • Driverless cars are going to have to make ethical judgments. (bloomberg)

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