11/18/17 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Interview with Nobel economics laureate Jean Tirole in London (independent.co.uk)
  • Can carbon dioxide removal save the world? (newyorker)
  • Barstool Sports is the anti-ESPN. (nytimes)
  • The Bouvier Affair: How an art-world insider made a fortune by being discreet. (newyorker)
  • To be happy, choose time over money. (behavioralscientist)
  • Why humans stopped squatting. (quartzy.qz)
  • Harvard once again tops the Businessweek’s 2017 list of the Best Business Schools. (bloomberg)
  • Why ageism seems to be inherent in Silicon Valley. (newyorker)
  • Airlines know a lot about you. Now they want to start using that data. (bloomberg)
  • Congestion continues to get worse in major US cities. (wsj)
  • How to make great memories. (bakadesuyo)
  • Today’s kids are growing up (largely) free of exposure to TV advertising. (qz)
  • How doctors are trying to minimize the risk of opioids. (npr)
  • Should you launch your own website? (medium)
  • Google ($GOOGL) wants to give you a definitive answer to searches. Too bad they are often wrong. (wsj)
  • The real war on coal is in China. (wsj)
  • Seven reasons for hope in the fight against climate change. (theguardian)
  • Good luck, trying to find a quiet place in the modern city. (nytimes)
  • The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse (newrepublic)
  • Ten ways to grow your ‘grit.’ (heleo)
  • Another study that shows the benefit of having a dog. (bloomberg)
  • Timber is making a comeback in high rise building. (theatlantic)
  • Elon Musk, Architect of Tomorrow: Inside the inventor’s world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars (rollingstone)
  • Weed vs. wine: which one is worse for your health? (businessinsider)
  • Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core: A serial leak of the agency’s cyberweapons has damaged morale, slowed intelligence operations and resulted in hacking attacks on businesses and civilians (nytimes)
  • The Apple ($AAPL) Watch can accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea. (techcrunch)
  • One professor thinks we need to teach more math in preschool. (qz)
  • The secrets of resilience: stories of those who overcame difficult childhoods. (wsj)
  • Checking in on how a universal basic income has worked in practice. (wired)
  • US hospitals are running low on saline bags. (bloomberg)
  • Human eggs are screening out ‘unsuitable’ sperm along the way. (quantamagazine)
  • How Sweden does data centers, i.e. green. (medium)
  • How American politics got so polarized. (axios)
  • Calculating the payback on electric semis. (bloomberg)
  • Meet Doug Jones, One Of The Biggest Movie Stars You’ve Probably Never Seen (buzzfeed)
  • Big Tobacco is increasingly running the vaping industry. (theverge)
  • Some tips for outsourcing your self-control. (dpegan)
  • MLS is growing too rapidly for its own good. (forbes)
  • Roger Goodell has a Jerry Jones problem and nobody knows how it will end (espn)
  • There are a number of reasons why universities are good for towns. (bloomberg)
  • Why we are likely to get self-driving trucks before cars. (nytimes)
  • The best options for charging your new iPhone X (or 8). (wsj)
  • The surge in foreign enrollment at US universities is slowing. (wsj)
  • Chew your damn food! (outsideonline)
  • Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced (gq)
  • Digital pills are now a thing. (nytimes)
  • Undraining the Swamp: Florida is trying to undo decades of damage to the Everglades. (motherboard.vice)
  • LA is the perfect place for Uber to test flying cars. (theverge)
  • What AI can and cannot do. (wsj)
  • How Apple ($AAPL) should fix the Apple TV. (500ish)
  • Meet the dude who earned 1.2 million United airlines miles by renting cars. (thepointsguy)
  • Harvard and Yale should stop playing football. (chicagotribune)
  • Daimler-Benz is pushing hard to electrify its fleet. (businessinsider)
  • AI is pretty good at diagnosing pneumonia. (qz)
  • Virtual companions are ‘perfect’ which makes them boring. (qz)
  • High school football players are largely indifferent to the risks of concussions and CTE. (usatodayhss)
  • The UK is experiencing its own craft brewing boom. (foodandwine)
  • Boredom has its benefits. (bigthink)
  • Running as a way to keep depression and anxiety at bay. (runnersworld)
  • What we can learn from the 1990s telecom bubble. (25iq)
  • Some technologies that will make flying easier. (nytimes)
  • No excuses people, get the new Shingles vaccine. (nytimes)
  • How probiotics may help alleviate anxiety. (bigthink)
  • Behold the more city-friendly fire engine. (wired)
  • ‘Star scientists’ like low-tax states. (microeconomicinsights)
  • Six medical innovations that made their way from the battlefield to the mainstream. (scientificamerican)
  • Fructan is the new gluten. (bigthink)
  • How you think about investing (and life) depends on your own experience(s). (collaborativefund)
  • A rediscovered Ben Graham lecture from 1963: “Securities In An Insecure World." (jasonzweig)

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