12/19/15 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • You probably won’t eat shrimp after reading this piece. (washingtonpost)
  • How to get your kids to try different foods. (wsj)
  • A Special Relationship: The United States is teaming up with Al Qaeda, again (harpers)
  • Streaming video has fundamentally changed how TV shows are being made. (nytimes)
  • This Is My First Gun: A Glock 19 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol (ratter)
  • 50 states. 51 cocktails. (pastemagazine)
  • Teens are smoking and drinking less. (slate)
  • The ocean will reclaim Miami this century. (newyorker)
  • Five indications you are driving a beater. (autoblog)
  • Why every generation is disappointed in its children. (fool)
  • How AT&T Execs Took Over the Red Cross and Hurt its Ability to Help People (propublica)
  • Animals like to get drunk too. (wsj)
  • Americans are building bigger homes with ever smaller yards. (wsj)
  • How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 9/11, and Accidentally Invented Remote War (wired)
  • Avocados really are good for you. (well.blogs.nytimes)
  • Hope is coming for peanut allergy sufferers in the form of a patch. (businessinsider)
  • Can we stop pretending that Republicans care about the deficit now? (washingtonpost)
  • Diverse movies make good money. Why doesn’t Hollywood make more of them. (washingtonpost)
  • ‘Sleeping on it’ does not make for better decision-making. (qz)
  • Chipotle ($CMG) is going to re-centralize some of its ingredients. (wsj)
  • Congress’ half-trillion-dollar spending binge: Budget austerity takes a back seat as the House passes nearly $700 billion in unpaid-for tax cuts. (politico)
  • Inside the NSA’s hunt for hackers: The government is losing ground in the effort to hire critical cyber talent—but our most secretive agency isn’t doing too badly. (politico)
  • Why milk may help us get to sleep at night. (wsj)
  • MLB or NFL? MLB by a mile. (washingtonpost)
  • Craft brewers have a big problem: a shortage of cans. (nytimes)
  • Howard Stern has mellowed with age. (washingtonpost)
  • The 2015 Jealousy List: The 38 Best Stories We Didn’t Write (bloomberg)
  • School districts are beginning to push back start times for middle and high school. (businessinsider)
  • “You’re the Worst” is a sitcom that faithfully recognizes what is like to be depressed. (vox)
  • Coal demand is declining (slowly) for now. (gregor.us)
  • In the mobile age, ESPN is losing viewers. (bloomberg)
  • It’s never been harder to get into an elite US university. (qz)
  • The Chicago Cubs are now a destination for top players. (sportsonearth)
  • Driverless cars will do better when most cars are also driverless. (bloomberg)
  • Star Lords: ‘Star Wars’ and the monomyth of Silicon Valley (theawl)
  • Are many of our health ills the function of inflammation? (newyorker)
  • The downside of lower gasoline prices. (nytimes)
  • How the editor of “The Big Short” brought all the pieces together. (slate)
  • A look inside the insanely successful life of Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen (businessinsider)
  • The case for higher alcohol taxes. (vox)
  • Why we will use voice commands to run our houses. (qz)
  • Why the FDA is unwilling to allow some healthy food to be labeled as such. (washingtonpost)
  • Why autonomous vehicles don’t have to have a steering wheel. (forbes)
  • Fiber deficiency and the case for breakfast cereal. (qz)
  • Netflix ($NFLX) wants to save users some download costs. (techcrunch)
  • DNA testing can help doctors better prescribe anti-depressants. (qz)

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