10/17/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Light beer demand is in secular decline. (wsj)
  • Why Jack Dorsey Is Ready to Save Twitter (recode)
  • Tim Harford, “Copyright should last a more-than-generous 30 years, and no longer.” (timharford)
  • How to shop for pot in Denver. (priceonomics)
  • The sad truth about airline fares. (fusion)
  • Eddie Murphy hasn’t told a joke on stage in 28 years. (washingtonpost)
  • Why is Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie launching on a streaming service you have never heard of? (fastcompany)
  • Quash your bad habits by knowing what triggers them. (hbr)
  • Some reasons to hate farmers markets. (washingtonpost)
  • Try to listen to your thoughts without judging. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Another big restaurateur is giving up on tipping. (ny.eater)
  • The US should grow up about sports gambling. (grantland)
  • McDonald’s ($MCD) franchisees are not loving all-day-breakfast. (time)
  • Men don’t want to date women who are smarter than them. (marketwatch)
  • Colin Hanks made a documentary about the late, great Tower Records. (blogs.wsj)
  • Grit is great, but you also need to know when to give up. (scienceblog)
  • Sandboxes are disgusting. (slate)
  • Do helmet laws do more harm than good? (wsj)
  • Price matters. Americans are buying gas guzzlers again. (slate)
  • How rivalry propels creative genius (aeon.co)
  • An engineering theory of the Volkswagen diesel scandal. (newyorker)
  • Intro to Computer Science has overtaken Economics as the most popular class at Harvard. (fortune)
  • Hard work makes families stronger. (parenting.blogs.nytimes)
  • What’s wrong with television coverage of the MLB playoffs? (hardballtimes)
  • Sean Parker, who has a peanut allergy, is funding research into oral immunotherapy. (bloomberg)
  • The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals (nybooks)
  • The rise of the ‘meditation mafia.’ (nytimes)
  • New media companies like Buzzfeed are now getting into television. (wsj)
  • Craft breweries are in high demand. (latimes)
  • Cash Drops and Keystrokes: The Dark Reality of Sports Betting and Daily Fantasy Games (nytimes)
  • How Cartrivision’s 1972 VCR Foresaw–And Forfeited–The Time-Shifted Future (fastcompany)
  • Some travelers demand an 18-hour non-stop from New York to Singapore. (bloomberg)
  • Do we really need 7 hours of sleep a night? (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Twitter’s Moment (stratechery)
  • The reasons why we work. (farnamstreetblog)
  • Want to burn more calories when you walk? Vary your pace. (qz)
  • US Air and American ($AAL) are finally merging for realsies. (bloomberg)
  • Opting out: Inside corporate America’s push to ditch workers’ comp (propublica)
  • The state of Nevada does not like the competition from daily fantasy sports sites. Bans them. (wsj)
  • Bill Gates: ‘We Need an Energy Miracle’ (theatlantic)
  • A nice review of the new Amazon Fire TV. (theverge)
  • If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy.As government agencies and tech companies develop more and more intrusive means of watching and influencing people, how can we live free lives? (theatlantic)

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