10/22/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Is salmon jerky the next new snack food? (bloomberg)
  • Intrinsic motivation is a key factor in generating flow. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • Think your retirement plan is bad? Talk to a teacher (nytimes)
  • Beware the hype around ‘hydration therapy’ for the healthy. (npr)
  • The Atlantic is sick and tired of its readers using ad-blockers. (wsj)
  • The presidential campaign has highlighted the weakness of e-mail. of e-mail. (nytimes)
  • A good recap of last week’s fifth-annual Stocktoberfest. (equities)
  • Are wet wipes ruining the world’s ewer systems? (theatlantic)
  • The Cubs paved the way for baseball in Los Angeles. (mobile.nytimes)
  • Smartphone addiction: The slot machine in your pocket (spiegel.de)
  • Why are the Chinese wearing New York Yankees hats? (bloomberg)
  • Don’t change yourself. Improve yourself. (medium)
  • The power of prediction markets: Scientists are beginning to understand why these ‘mini Wall Streets’ work so well at forecasting election results — and how they sometimes fail. (nature)
  • New thinking on concussion treatment. (wsj)
  • The scientists who make apps addictive (1843magazine)
  • Take a minute to contemplate the size of the universe. (slate)
  • Non-cognitive skills matter but we don’t really teach them. (conversableeconomist.blogspot)
  • Hating Hillary: America’s probable next president is deeply reviled. Why? (economist)
  • Is a mop fly cheating in fly fishing? (wsj)
  • Baseball pitchers are a horrible investment. Insights from The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports," by Jeff Passan. (theatlantic)
  • We are in the golden age of oysters. (theatlantic)
  • How many calories these exercises help you burn. (businessinsider)
  • The fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin: The literary mainstream once relegated her work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream. (newyorker)
  • Life lessons from Bill Murray. (medium)
  • Why Millennials get all the cool stock toys. (howardlindzon)
  • How to get rich: A talk by Jared Diamond (edge)
  • Desalination is more expensive than you think. (bloomberg)
  • Plant proteins are poised to displace beef over time. (outsideonline)
  • Millennials were the focus of the recently concluded Stocktoberfest. (finance.yahoo)
  • STD rates are on the rise in the US. (wsj)
  • The secret to raising creative children. (qz)
  • Self-help books suck. Lists of self-help books suck even more. However ‘personal development’ is worth pursuing including Mark Manson’s "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck." (medium)
  • How to mentally overachieve. (farnamstreetblog)
  • The beer brewing robot ain’t perfect yet. (wsj)
  • Regular stretching can help those who don’t exercise. (wsj)
  • Moringa and jackfruit are two of the hot new food trends. (wsj)

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