11/28/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Why you always get sick over the holidays. (qz)
  • Rude behavior spreads like a disease. (scientificamerican)
  • How many subscriptions will consumers want to carry? (observer)
  • How to fix your ailing back without surgery. (wsj)
  • Department of Defense Head Ashton Carter Enlists Silicon Valley to Transform the Military (wired)
  • Scurvy, yes scurvy, is underdiagnosed in the US. (slate)
  • Lessons from Norwegians on how to enjoy long, dark winters. (fastcompany)
  • NPR’s audience is rapidly aging. (washingtonpost)
  • Why the NFL’s brand is more valuable than ever. (hbr)
  • The small screen wins no matter which way TV evolves. (ben-evans)
  • 7 ounce cans are the future of soda. (buzzfeed)
  • Lunch with the FT: John Oliver. Over sushi in Manhattan, the satirical news anchor talks about failure in England, hosting his own US show and why he’s not practicing comedy as activism (ft)
  • Forensic Pseudoscience: The Unheralded Crisis of Criminal Justice (bostonreview)
  • There Is Only One Way to Defeat ISIS (esquire)
  • Americans are flocking back to SUVs. (ft)
  • Your electric car is not as green as you think. (washingtonpost)
  • If you have a backup plan you are just a hobbyist. (thewaiterspad)
  • Why the brain so loves procrastination. (vox)
  • Miami Is Sinking Into the Sea—But Not Without a Fight (newrepublic)
  • The US has passed ‘Peak Turkey.’ (politicalcalculations.blogspot)
  • Why American investors are buying stakes in Premier League football teams. (ft)
  • Why streaming services love stand-up comedy specials: they are cheap. (hollywoodreporter)
  • Consumers want pasture raised eggs. (nytimes)
  • The surprising benefits of gratitude. (fastcompany)
  • Will an Internet company bid (and win) rights to NFL game? (recode)
  • Will Quantum Mechanics Swallow Relativity? (nautil.us)
  • Bread Is Broken: Industrial production destroyed both the taste and the nutritionalvalue of wheat. (nytimes)
  • Why do graduates from elite universities end up flocking to the same industries? (chronicle)
  • Why people stick with outdated technology. (scientificamerican)
  • Hulu is gaining strength in the age of cord cutting. (ft)
  • When was modern science invented? (newhumanist.uk)
  • There is a huge divide (financially) between the power conferences and everyone else. (projects.huffingtonpost)
  • On the prospects for cellulose nanofibers. (bloomberg)
  • The vulnerability of saying ‘thank you.’ (sethgodin.typepad)
  • The Subsidy Gap: The $10 Billion Divide Between Elite Sports Programs And All The Rest (projects.huffingtonpost)
  • Drinking coffee may not be a good thing for everyone. (washingtonpost)

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