12/18/16 – Sunday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • Everyone likes to hear they did a good job. (blogs.cfainstitute)
  • For goodness sakes, get a password manager. (wsj)
  • The ‘clean meat’ revolution has begun. (marginalrevolution)
  • Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich" was a lifelong fraud. (paleofuture.gizmodo)
  • A review of Michael Burry’s investment philosophy. (pandaagriculturefund)
  • The city of Albuquerque is pushing hard on solar power. (politico)
  • Technology is reorganizing itself around AI and machine learning. (nytimes)
  • How Bose hearphones (and an app) make it possible to hear better. (engadget)
  • South Carolina’s pension fund mess is a warning sign for the rest of the country. (alephblog)
  • How working out affects your immune system. (nytimes)
  • Waygu is so yesterday. These are the hot new steaks. (bloomberg)
  • The Chevy Bolt is here, easily beating the Tesla Model 3 to market. (barrons)
  • We need more research into the role sugar plays in metabolic disease. (wsj)
  • The economic schedule for the coming week. (calculatedriskblog)
  • Inside Quebec’s Great, Multi-Million-Dollar Maple-Syrup Heist (vanityfair)
  • The Great Plains are rapidly losing native grasslands. (psmag)
  • A look inside Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. (techrepublic)
  • How mimickry can work (for awhile). (farnamstreetblog)
  • Disney ($DIS) is rebuilding the entire Star Wars universe. (bloomberg)
  • False memories are surprisingly common. (cbsnews)
  • The state of Michigan wants to be at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research and implementation. (itechpost)
  • ESG data is going mainstream. (nytimes)
  • Why most college endowments go wrong emulating the Yale Model. (fortune)
  • What makes things cool. (theatlantic)
  • What is Nduja and why is it suddenly on every menu? (bloomberg)
  • Born without Arms and Legs: ‘I’m Glad I Don’t Need Any Shoes’: Janis McDavid, 25, was born with no arms and legs. But he still goes to university, drives a car and travels the world. Today he is embarking on his career. How, though, does he do it? (spiegel.de)
  • The best investment writing of 2016. (mebfaber)
  • Rogue One is a darker entry in the Star Wars canon. (theringer)
  • Should universities use ‘big data’ for tenure decisions? (sloanreview.mit.edu)
  • A less allergenic peanut is a "distant dream." (nytimes)
  • Forget rubber. Graphene is the hot new bike tire material. (ft)
  • Which media sites are the most popular on the Internet? (priceonomics)
  • Uber said it protects you from spying. Security sources say otherwise (revealnews)
  • Why you should focus on probabilities, not predictions. (nytimes)
  • Vitamins don’t work. (bbc)
  • What is it about LaCroix that makes it so addictive? (wired)
  • Hopper is now selling flights through its app. (businessinsider)
  • Productive work today looks a lot different than it did a century ago. (collaborativefund)
  • A profile of Ryan Holiday the modern day flag carrier for Stoicism. (nytimes)
  • A strong US dollar makes for cheap foreign vacations. (pragcap)
  • A doctor’s guide on how to get more sleep. (theatlantic)
  • We are all flawed and fragile. Our portfolios should reflect this. (rpseawright.wordpress)
  • The greater New York region is at-risk of serious flooding. (scientificamerican)
  • Fragmented time is a huge issue for productivity. (m.signalvnoise)
  • On the value of simply being around for your adolescents. (nytimes)
  • How the Twinkie Made the Superrich Even Richer (nytimes)
  • Want to reduce food waste? Apeel may be the solution. (nytimes)
  • What can high intensity interval training teach us about other performance endeavors? (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • Nike’s Trying to Build a Sub-Two-Hour Marathoner, and We’re Along for the Run. (wired)
  • The case for e-cigarettes. (slate)
  • How Buddha can help you avoid mindless eating. (qz)
  • Fluorescent light degrades milk. (wsj)
  • You think studying world events will make you a better investor? Think again. (dashofinsight)
  • Mobile is eating the world. (ben-evans)
  • Solar energy is now cheaper than wind power. (bloomberg)
  • Tesla ($TSLA) is increasingly facing tough competition from established car makers. (wsj)
  • Covering politics in a “post-truth” America (brookings.edu)
  • Google ($GOOGL) is working hard to use only renewable energy sources. (theverge)
  • Daily fantasy sports has (forever) lost its momentum. (wsj)
  • Men compete harder against women than men. (qz)
  • The American Leader in the Islamic State: John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the never-before-reported story of his long and troubling journey. (theatlantic)
  • Self-control is just empathy with your future self. (theatlantic)
  • The Rockefeller Family Fund Takes on ExxonMobil (nybooks)
  • We can’t trace shrimp coming from Asia. (bloomberg)
  • Markets have always had to deal with ‘fake news.’ (bloomberg)
  • The economic year in review. (avondaleam)
  • Six steps to fix the FDA. (wired)
  • Want to feel full? Eat beans and peas. (nexs.ku.dk)
  • Eliminating tipping is harder than you think. (nytimes)
  • The ten best audiobooks of 2016. (slate)
  • Apple ($AAPL) has a lot to say about future self-driving car regulations. (recode)
  • How to make the news work for you not the other way around. (nirandfar)
  • The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. (nytimes)
  • Early childhood education is a great investment. (npr)
  • Cutting out social networking allows for space to live. (mattermark)
  • Octopuses can learn new skills. (theatlantic)
  • How headphones became a fashion statement. (nytimes)
  • Learning a second language? Listen to dialogue in the background. (scientificamerican)
  • Uber wants to take over public transit, one small town at a time (theverge)
  • Cephalopods have been around for a really long time. (blogs.scientificamerican)
  • If the tax rate on investment income falls muni bonds could take a hit. (wsj)
  • Good ideas are getting harder to find, hence the slowing global economy. (marginalrevolution)
  • The human side of trade. (medium)
  • Audi cars will soon have a traffic light countdown. (arstechnica)
  • A succinct summary of the week’s economic events. (ritholtz)
  • Alaska Air ($ALK) is now the 5th largest carrier in the US. (businessinsider)
  • Robert Willens talks about some potentially meaningful tax changes for 2017. (barrons)
  • Why running is good for the brain. (nytimes)
  • Suburbia is becoming more urban. (nytimes)

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