11/04/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Russian spies live among us. How a couple fooled the Seattle crowd. (seattlemet)
  • Attractive people have an edge in the workplace except for these jobs. (bigthink)
  • How urban planners will change how they design streets with self-driving cars. (wired)
  • Why has California avoided the worst of the opioid crisis? (latimes)
  • Why ESPN should ditch the NFL. (hollywoodreporter)
  • Nobody really loves Facebook ($FB) so why do we still tune in? (ft)
  • How chronic pain can be alleviated through "movement techniques" that integrate the connections between mind and body. (nytimes)
  • On the benefits of generosity. (nytimes)
  • Why you need to take breaks during the day. (fastcompany)
  • The war against Pope Francis (theguardian)
  • The math behind MoviePass doesn’t add up. (bloomberg)
  • Refusing Harvey Weinstein’s hush money, Rose McGowan calls out Hollywood (nytimes)
  • We seem to have reached ‘peak commodity consumption’ in a number of categories. (conversableeconomist.blogspot.co.uk)
  • Who, if anyone, will rein in Facebook ($FB)? (wsj)
  • More full-time MBA programs are going on the chopping block. (wsj)
  • Why you should get a ‘gym buddy.’ (digest.bps.uk)
  • Some helpful advice on good Internet hygiene. (blog.independenceadvisors)
  • France is facing a butter shortage. (nytimes.cohttps)
  • A reforestation project is getting going in the Amazon. (fastcompany)
  • How to tell if you are addicted to coffee. (wsj)
  • Inside the left’s online efforts to out white supremacists (propublica)
  • Why the idea that the world is in terminal decline is so dangerous (aeon.co)
  • Bob Lefsetz, "The Sonos One sounds like MUSIC!" (lefsetz)
  • What it’s like to ride in a Waymo self-driving car. (fastcompany)
  • Lab-grown diamonds are an existential threat to diamond mining. (ft)
  • Lessons learned from reading every Google ($GOOGL) shareholder letter. (blog.usejournal)
  • Free college tuition is no panacea. (bloomberg)
  • Why we need a chicken pox AND a shingles vaccine. (theatlantic)
  • Pet ownership may not extend your life but it will make it better along the way. (wsj)
  • A dozen business lessons from iconic Waffle House. (25iq)
  • The story behind the birth of PowerPoint. (spectrum.ieee)
  • Wilson Rothman, "If anything would tempt print lovers to go digital, this [the Kindle Oasis] is it." (wsj)
  • The big media companies can’t ignore the video games/e-sports space. (cnbc)
  • World wine production to hit a 50-year low. (bbc)
  • Five steps to deal with narcissists. (bakadesuyo)
  • Forget lithium, batteries are going to need nickel. (bloomberg)
  • Constellation Brands ($STZ) has agreed to buy a near 10 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company. (cnbc)
  • Sexual harassment is becoming a serious investment risk (barrons)
  • The cost for streaming sports rights is only going to go up. (bloomberg)
  • What does it mean when you ‘split’ someone’s brain in half? (bigthink)
  • On the evidence that meditation works to reduce stress and pain. (bigthink)
  • How to stay productive when you are depressed or hearbroken. (qz)
  • Why our brains have a hard time seeing climate change. (qz)
  • How not to get sucked into a bubble. (collaborativefund)
  • People really, really love dogs. (businessinsider)
  • How one writer lost $30,000 in Bitcoin (now probably more) due to a lost PIN. (wired)
  • Daylight savings time does not save energy. (marketwatch)
  • The pace and scale of technology is such that our brains may not keep up unaided. (wsj)
  • How to write a letter. (artofmanliness)
  • Big swaths of New York and New Jersey are at-risk of hurricane-related flooding. (ft)
  • Better sleep can help build emotional resilience. (theatlantic)
  • Ugh. Scavengers are stripping WWII era shipwrecks in the Pacific. (theguardian)
  • Daydreaming as a sign of intelligence. (bigthink)
  • Self-driving car technology is just the first step in building a car company. (arstechnica)

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