12/10/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • This startup wants to be the Priceline for movie tickets. (nytimes)
  • Big Food is getting into the subscription meal box biz. (wsj)
  • Why Google ($GOOGL) Home is so addictive. (medium)
  • A former student is suing Oxford for not helping secure him a successful career. (qz)
  • On the revival of Big Ten football. (si)
  • Your kids’ headphones are too loud. (nytimes)
  • What we can learn about aging from the octopus. (nytimes)
  • The huge scope of the English child abuse scandal. (slate)
  • Dudes love ‘Gilmore girls.’ (cbsnews)
  • An interesting take on the classic Martini. (businessinsider)
  • It’s time for a Rotten Tomatoes do-over. (slate)
  • "Westworld" is both expensive to produce and popular for HBO. (vulture)
  • Will a2 milk cure your belly ache? (qz)
  • What makes for a child genius? (ft)
  • Are celebrities helping to de-stigmatize mental illness? (bigthink)
  • Can you eat too much protein? (nytimes)
  • 8 ways in which the Google ($GOOGL) Pixel is better than the Apple ($AAPL) iPhone 7. (businessinsider)
  • Ontario, Canada is an idea place to grow Chardonnay grapes. (bloomberg)
  • How to praise (or critique) your kids. (businessinsider)
  • How to write a thank-you note. (themorningnews)
  • The best movies of 2016. (nytimes)
  • Got a couple hundred bucks to blow on a bottle of Champagne? (bloomberg)
  • Three measures of character. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Frank McCourt now owns Olympique Marseille. (wsj)
  • The new Microsoft ($MSFT) Surface is heavy but powerful. (engadget)
  • Why humans think cephalopods look like aliens. (qz)
  • Why we should expect to see more one-season shows. (feld)
  • Look for Under Armour ($UA) on 2017 MLB jerseys. (businessinsider)
  • Starbucks ($SBUX) is adding soup to its menu. (businessinsider)
  • Worried about some one reading your messages? Download Signal. (nytimes)
  • The Southeast is becoming a wildfire hotspot. (fivethirtyeight)
  • The downside of a potential Raiders move to Las Vegas. (sports.vice)
  • Tornado outbreaks seem to be getting more violent. (arstechnica)
  • The ways in which Google Assistant bests Amazon’s ($AMZN) Alexa. (venturebeat)
  • There’s fraud in the global eel trade. (asia.nikkei)
  • There is a pretty high correlation between high school GPAs and college completion. (qz)
  • Just in case you underestimated the extent of Russian doping. (theguardian)
  • How good AP scores affect the choice of college majors. (papers.ssrn)
  • The vast majority of depressed people do not seek help. (npr)
  • The best 50 albums and 100 songs of 2016. (apps.npr)
  • Be green: eat leftovers. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • This one factor increases your chances of getting an STD. (npr)
  • McDonalds ($MCD) once again is trying to up its coffee game. (fortune)
  • Wind and solar work better together. (ensia)
  • What can we learn from cheering up pessimistic pigs? (bigthink)
  • The cloud computing battle is shifting to AI. (ft)
  • Dan Kim, "Don’t correlate being quiet in meetings with a lack of participation." (m.signalvnoise)
  • What happens when a picky eater grows up? (nytimes)
  • The 5 best headphones. (finance.yahoo)
  • Thanks to lower coal burning Atlantic tuna have less mercury. (arstechnica)
  • How to make intermittent fasting work. (businessinsider)

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