12/03/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Will the world’s airlines embrace supersonic travel? (bloomberg)
  • Comparing two popular sous vide devices. (nytimes)
  • The Washington Post is now the most innovative paper in America. (cjr)
  • • The Rockefeller Family Fund vs. Exxon (nybooks)
  • The Pokemon Go phenomenon was about more than augmented reality. (ft)
  • What’s it’s REALLY like to be a movie producer. (thearcmag)
  • Why Apple ($AAPL) is getting into the energy business. (hbr)
  • • “Gosh, it’s beautiful.” How did a boring Nintendo game from 1987 become the most coveted cartridge ever? It’s a bit of a mystery.&#xA0 (espn)
  • 2016 was a good year for decarbonisation. (qz)
  • • An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers (bloomberg)
  • Inside the empire of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. (buzzfeed)
  • Italian grandpas know. Amara is a digestive aid. (npr)
  • Just how far out is ‘peak oil demand’? (bloomberg)
  • Benjamin Hardy, ‘Worrying is a form of self-inflicted torture." (medium)
  • Nestle is reformulating sugar. (nytimes)
  • The 40 most important people in baseball history, ranked. (sportingnews)
  • Why does America love bass fishing? (gearpatrol)
  • In a technological age our relationships with home are complicated. (aeon.co)
  • How to hide $400 million in a web of overseas banks and shell companies. (nytimes)
  • Six questions for Dan Gardner co-author of "Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction." (collaborativefund)
  • This startup turns brewery leftovers into granola bars. (fortune)
  • Psychadelic mushrooms’ ability to relieve depression in cancer patients. (bloomberg)
  • Always be reading. (medium)
  • New York’s vanishing diner culture. (nytimes)
  • What it’s like to open a bookstore in the modern economy. (nytimes)
  • You can get an MBA in horse racing at the University of Liverpool. (ft)
  • How staying awake may affect depression-induced insomnia. (scientificamerican)
  • On the death of the manual transmission. (engadget)
  • Obsessive fans REALLY are spoiling serialized television. (theringer)
  • What colleges are doing to combat student suicide. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Why no slowdown in new HIV cases? (npr)
  • Want a good workout? Check out a Stepmill. (wsj)
  • A little known benefit of the HPV vaccine. (slate)
  • Mesh wi-fi is the future. Eero is the best to-date. (businessinsider)
  • Will Sam Hinkie ultimately be proven right in his approach with the 76er’s. (si)
  • How to manage your emotions without fighting them. (hbr)
  • The case for abolishing high school football. (sports.vice)
  • • Art of Misdirection is the world’s most exclusive website, and it’s dedicated to illegally sharing magic (businessinsider.in)
  • • Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes?This guy does.&#xA0 (downeast)
  • • Confessions of an Instagram Influencer (bloomberg)
  • Breaking down the US’ "mega-regions." (sheffield.ac.uk)
  • The US never wins awards for its paper currency. (bloomberg)
  • Can meditation help us offset behavioral biases? (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • • A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations (blog.longreads)
  • Bill Simmons and Malcolm Gladwell debate the uncertain future of football. (theringer)
  • Why does CBS ($CBS) make it REALLY difficult to stream its shows online? (theringer)
  • Some interesting research with children with ADHD. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Should colleges continue to have foreign language requirements? (slate)
  • Why experts expect the cost of wind power to keep decreasing. (arstechnica)
  • • The Quiet German: The astonishing rise of Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in the world.&#xA0 (newyorker)
  • A rave review for the new Snap Spectacles. (nytimes)
  • How Nevada’s state pension fund outperforms with fewer staff and lower costs. (ariadnewa)
  • Every story REALLY is the same. (kottke)
  • What the Cubs need to do to repeat next year. (theringer)
  • What actually happens to your brain when you are experiencing gratitude. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • Younger viewers are switching off sports, like soccer and Formula One, around the globe. (bloomberg)
  • How the setting affects how much you eat. (medium)
  • The shale revolution has undoubtedly put America on a path to becoming a global gas powerhouse. (bloomberg)
  • In what states do Americans most live with their parents? (priceonomics)
  • The (coastal) areas America could abandon first. (bloomberg)
  • How is Marriott going to manage its 30 hotel brands? (bloomberg)
  • The upsides of eating ramen by yourself. (newyorker)
  • Want to live longer? Play racquet sports. (businessinsider)

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