12/05/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • ‘Unprecedented’: What ISIS Looks Like In America (npr)
  • How to Decimate a City: Syracuse thought that by building a giant highway in the middle of town it could become an economic powerhouse. Instead, it got a bad bout of white flight and the worst slum problem in America. (theatlantic)
  • Self-driving cars may break the link between use and ownership. (wsj)
  • Why fragmented sleep is bad sleep. (wsj)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) has a big E. coli problem. (wsj)
  • Avoiding artificial foods is harder than it looks. (vox)
  • Four things universities should do to reduce costs. (washingtonpost)
  • TV really does rot your brain. (npr)
  • The Absurd History of Nike Air Technology (gizmodo)
  • Home spas are the new pools. (wsj)
  • Randall Munroe Of xkcd Answers Our (Not So Absurd) Questions (fivethirtyeight)
  • You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie (wired)
  • Why the Economic Fates of America’s Cities Diverged (theatlantic)
  • Don’t bring cash to your next music festival. (qz)
  • What really scares helicopter parents. (bloombergview)
  • Why celebrities are now so open about their health issues. (slate)
  • Why hot sauce is awesome. (time)
  • Why giving is better than receiving gifts. (wsj)
  • Gatorade and Powerade have attracted a slew of competitors. (wsj)
  • Stephen Curry of the Warriors is an off-the-charts shooter. (fivethirtyeight)
  • There is a market for recycled plastics but the process sometimes needs a kick start. (nytimes)
  • The Peculiar Ascent of Bill Murray to Secular Saint (nytimes)
  • Why big companies like Google ($GOOG) love wind power. (bloomberg)
  • The race to build an autonomous vehicle is attracting deep-pocketed competitors. (theatlantic)
  • Can livestreaming save online poker? (newyorker)
  • Doctors don’t know what to do with your fitness tracking data. (technologyreview)
  • Costco ($COST) is the 14th biggest pizza purveyor in America. (businessinsider)
  • Spotify is the world’s most popular music streaming service. (variety)
  • ‘Star Wars’ Strikes Back: Behind the Scenes of the Biggest Movie of the Year (rollingstone)
  • Cutting costs at universities is easier said than done. (washingtonpost)
  • This is the oddest finance story you will read this week: Vanguard Whistleblower Could Get Billions in Tax Dodge Complaint (newsweek)
  • How solar and wind go so cheap so fast. (theatlantic)
  • The relationship between exercise and beer drinking. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • The 50 best albums of 2015. (pastemagazine)
  • Is cold breakfast cereal on its last legs? (theatlantic)
  • Billionaires are getting together to take on climate change. (wired)
  • Chris Hadfield meets Randall Munroe: ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ (theguardian)
  • Does trying to be happy make us unhappy? (medium)
  • It’s time for grapefruit to make a comeback. (bloomberg)
  • There may be some self-dealing when it comes to selling the streaming rights to TV shows. (wsj)
  • How the Paris Attackers Honed Their Assault Through Trial and Error (nytimes)
  • How to turn raw sewage into potable water. (bloomberg)
  • Students are fighting back against fees to fund sports. (washingtonpost)
  • Formula E is launching a race series for self-driving cars. (roadandtrack)
  • There is a lot of evidence in favor of high intensity interval training. (wsj)
  • The 50 best songs of 2015. (pastemagazine)
  • The Big Short Will Make You Furious All Over Again About 2008 (vulture)
  • White Debt: Reckoning with what is owed — and what can never be repaid — for racial privilege. (nytimes)
  • When given a choice MBAs choose Harvard. (bloomberg)
  • How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains (wired)
  • Why its okay to have fun on your own. (washingtonpost)

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