10/29/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • When facing a problem, respond don’t react. (businessinsider)
  •  Giant Genetic Map Shows Life’s Hidden Links (quantamagazine)
  • I Won $104 Million for Blowing the Whistle on My Company — But Somehow I Was the Only One Who Went to Jail (melmagazine)
  • Can a placebo work even if you know it’s a placebo? (npr)
  • Uber’s Otto self-driving truck just ran some beer across Colorado. (wired)
  • Dating apps are exhausting. (theatlantic)
  • Apple ($AAPL) realizes that the app is a horrible way to discover TV content. (businessinsider)
  • Have we reached ‘peak craft beer’? (ft)
  • Dating in Iceland is fraught with potential cousins. (wsj)
  • Bookish Fools: The book has always been a sign of status and refinement; a declaration of self-worth — even for those who hate to read&#xA0 (aeon.co)
  • Not many meal-kit customers stick with it. (fastcompany)
  • How comedians think about their jokes (in economic terms). (qz)
  • What’s more important: willpower or avoiding temptation? (digest.bps.uk)
  • What next for Chipotle ($CMG)? (fastcompany)
  • There would be no life without sugar(s). (eater)
  • Russell Baker, G.W. Bowersock, and David Bromwich On the Election (nybooks)
  • The guy who has the fastest home Internet in the US. (motherboard.vice)
  • Mercedes Benz is launching a pickup truck. (businessinsider)
  • White US NBA players are a diminished breed. (theundefeated)
  • Don’t let your kids play football. (theatlantic)
  • Economic history: ideas that built the world. Liberalism made us brave, bold — and rich, argues Deirdre McCloskey (prospectmagazine.co.uk)
  • Routers, like Eero, are cool (for now). (theringer)
  • Audi is dropping out of LeMans to focus on Formula E. (engadget)
  • Twitter’s "Firehose" of Tweets Is Incredibly Valuable — and Just as Dangerous&#xA0 (bloomberg)
  • More on the benefits of limiting screen time for younger kids. (wsj)
  • How Necking Shaped the Giraffe: The private life of the African giant offers a remarkable view on evolution. (nautil.us)
  • Strength training is crucial to your health. (medium)
  • Can a beer help fight climate change? (mentalfloss)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is unfortunately pulling back on Google Fiber. (howardlindzon)
  • What now for the ‘new’ Molson Coors ($TAP)? (wsj)
  • The Internet of Things is unfortunately highly insecure. (nytimes)
  • Want to be happier? Savor the small moments. (qz)
  • Google ($GOOGL) has create the best Android phone to-date with the Pixel. (wsj)
  • EcoBee wants to be your smart home hub. (fastcompany)
  • Chipotle Eats Itself: Chipotle Mexican Grill was a sizzling business with a red-hot stock until an E. coli outbreak derailed its future. Can a mission-based company make gobs of money and still save the world?&#xA0 (fastcompany)
  • Medical marijuana patients need a different kind of weed than those simply trying to get high. (qz)
  • Is It Story That Makes Us Read? (vulture)
  • Apparently micro-fishing is a thing. (npr)
  • Installations of renewable energy now outpace fossil fuels. (ft)
  • Google ($GOOGL) may be using AMP to steal publisher traffic. (alexkras)
  • Public health scares travel ever faster these days. (mosaicscience)
  • The world can’t get enough Irish whiskey. (wsj)
  • Twitter ($TWTR) needs the NFL. (techcrunch)
  • Is college football taking share from the NFL? (bloomberg)
  • Low-income farmers often rely on wind power for revenue. (bloomberg)
  • University rankings have been upended by data on post-college salaries. (nytimes)
  • The Cure for Cancer Is Data — Mountains of Data (wired)

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