10/24/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Business people are rarely the heroes of movies. (economist)
  • Why Uber has to start using self-driving cars. (nautil.us)
  • How to fuel for sports and workouts. (gearpatrol)
  • Why the television networks need to invest in digital properties. (redef)
  • We cannot stop comparing ourselves to others. How to make it work for you. (nymag)
  • Lifting weights is good for your brain. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Another Nail in the JFK Conspiracy (theness)
  • Why stores try to keep you around: the slower you shop, the more you buy. (wsj)
  • On the importance of dealing with ambiguity. (nymag)
  • What works today: quality content with no ads. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • The tipping minefield: who actually pockets your cash? (theguardian)
  • Terry Gross and the Art of Opening Up (nytimes)
  • How friendships change in adulthood. (theatlantic)
  • The real reason you should get a flu shot. (businessinsider)
  • How to best use your hotel rewards points. (wsj)
  • The Rise and Fall of John DeLorean (blog.longreads)
  • The ripple effect of parents not using their vacation time. (hbr)
  • Bill Gates on the future of energy. (theatlantic)
  • We are not alone…even in our bodies and minds. (bbc)
  • What’s the best TV version of Silicon Valley? (theatlantic)
  • How you feel about aging matters….a lot. (wsj)
  • “Algorithmic morality” and the challenge of programming autonomous vehicles. (technologyreview)
  • Letting your kids fail is doing them a favor. (qz)
  • Venture Capital and the Internet’s Impact (stratechery)
  • The pros and cons of buying glasses online. (wsj)
  • Mining giants Rio Tinto is now using fully automated driverless trucks. (ft)
  • The economics of male birth control. (priceonomics)
  • Chipotle’s ($CMG) growth is slowing down. (buzzfeed)
  • The best way to boil an egg. (qz)
  • We may be treating concussions incorrectly. (post-gazette)
  • Taylor Swift on People Who Call Her “Calculating” (gq)
  • For chefs, vegetables are the new meat. (vogue)
  • Formula E sounds cool. The second season is getting started. (theverge)
  • Why craft beers are all the rage. (inc)
  • What is life? If we met new life – on this planet or the next – would we know it when we saw it? (mosaicscience)
  • How to snuff out the craft beer revolution in five steps. (time)
  • What exactly is in your whiskey? (recenteats.blogspot)
  • The miracle that is water. (theconversation)
  • Three tests to see if you are a helicopter parent. (washingtonpost)
  • Apple ($AAPL) is greening its Chinese production chain. (washingtonpost)
  • Can ESPN Solve Its Grantland Problem? (vanityfair)
  • Want to build a cheap electric vehicle? Get rid of the steering wheel. (wired)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) owners with the auto-pilot feature could be asleep at the switch. (washingtonpost)
  • Old dudes need friends. (wsj)
  • Is a turnaround at McDonald’s ($MCD) finally here? (wsj)
  • Apophenia: the pathological need to find connections that don’t exist. (nytimes)
  • She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away: Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. (thedailybeast)
  • Will the Earth Ever Fill Up? (nautil.us)
  • Is grass fed beef better for you? (well.blogs.nytimes)

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