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

  • How men came to fuss over their lawns. (melmagazine)
  • America loves Honey Nut Cheerios. How healthy are they? (nytimes)
  • Notre Dame football is a BIG business. (espn)
  • Hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel is also an award-winning goat cheese maker. (bloomberg)
  • 12 great business lessons from Alton Brown. (25iq)
  • Bob Lutz, "It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the automotive era." (autonews)
  • NFL players are hooked on (useless) smelling salts. (espn)
  • What men can do to increase the health of their sperm. (artofmanliness)
  • How our gut microbes affect cancer treatments. (nature)
  • What happens when you click on a Netflix ($NFLX) video. (medium)
  • Can a brain scan help predict suicide? (wsj)
  • 50 ways to live life on your own terms. (medium)
  • Is addictive the same thing as evil, when it comes to Facebook ($FB)? (slate)
  • This is what an automated grocery store looks like. (bloomberg)
  • The US is the only country in the world to not accept the Paris climate deal. (theverge)
  • The national running bubble has popped. (nytimes)
  • Natural burials are a growing trend. (newscientist)
  • What America’s beer industry looked like before the craft brewing revolution. (vinepair)
  • The National Flood Insurance program broken. (nytimes)
  • How seeing life through another’s eyes can provide some much needed perspective. (financialsamurai)
  • Torn knee ligaments often lead to arthritis within a decade. (nytimes)
  • America’s retail apocalypse is just starting. (bloomberg)
  • Why we find more male Mammoths than female. (nytimes)
  • Waymo seems to be ahead of everyone else on autonomous vehicle technology. (ft)
  • AB InBev is buying stakes in beer rating sites. (foodandpower)
  • Mail-Order CRISPR Kits Allow Absolutely Anyone to Hack DNA (scientificamerican)
  • How Corporations and the Wealthy Avoid Taxes (and how to stop them) (nytimes)
  • Seattle has a bit of a love-hate relationship with Amazon ($AMZN). (citylab)
  • Can ketones rev up your workout? (nytimes)
  • Despite big increases in renewable energy, decarbonization is still minimal. (nytimes)
  • Macklowe vs. Macklowe (therealdeal)
  • Waymo is now testing autonomous vehicles absent a backup driver. (nytimes)
  • Nudging people to better health is more complicated than it seems on its face. (nytimes)
  • Former pro athletes see the opportunity in e-sports. (wsj)
  • Social media is no friend of democracy. (economist)
  •  Will Traditional Auto Makers Steal the Future From Tesla? Global auto makers are rapidly innovating and restructuring legacy operations. (barrons)
  • Marriage for life is an outdated concept. (bigthink)
  • Cancer docs are stepping up their game against alcohol use. (businessinsider)
  • Smart NFL coaches don’t punt. (slate)
  • Food waste is a business opportunity. (wsj)
  • Perceptions of beauty are not universal. (nautil.us)
  • Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies (newyorker)
  • Who invests in e-sports? (venturebeat)
  • Here’s to making more inventive spirits. (pastemagazine)
  • How following your passion nearly ruined this guy’s life. (torontolife)
  • Lake Michigan supplies Chicago and its suburbs with water but residents paying shockingly different rates. (graphics.chicagotribune)
  • America’s essential 38 restaurants. (eater)
  • Health insurers want you to think really hard about going to the ER. (statnews)
  • The bull market in coffee shops is slowing. (wsj)
  • America’s favorite apple, the Honeycrisp, has a big problem. (modernfarmer)
  • Michael Porter’s theories are hugely influential but are they right? (institutionalinvestor)
  • Why you should dump your smartphone for a flip phone. (thefelderreport)
  • Why the flu vaccine doesn’t work as well as it should. (scientificamerican)
  • ‘Virtual restaurants’ are custom-built to thrive on platforms like GrubHub. (wsj)
  • What Happens If China Makes First Contact? (theatlantic)
  • How ketone drinks could give you an energy boost. (businessinsider)
  • ‘Coffee rust’ is a coffee plant killer. (bbc)
  • 9 reasons to go to therapy even if you aren’t depressed. (businessinsider)
  • It is now pretty much established that humans came to North America sooner than previously thought. (arstechnica)
  • IBM ($IBM) has built a 50-qubit quantum computer. (technologyreview)
  • Just a reminder that everyone is dealing with their own stuff. (qz)

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