12/24/16 – Saturday’s Interest-ing Reads

  • How many times a week should you lift weights? (medium)
  • You can rent a movie at Amazon (or Google) this holiday season for just $0.99 by using the promo code ‘MOVIE99’. (theverge)
  • Laser treatments for prostate cancer look promising. (engadget)
  • Why time management is ruining our lives. (theguardian)
  • Why Tesla ($TSLA) should reconsider the Chevy Bolt. (bloomberg)
  • Backgammon is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. (bloomberg)
  • macOS is becoming a legacy system. (theverge)
  • Social isolation is a growing epidemic. (nytimes)
  • The cult of YETI coolers. (sbnation)
  • How engineering plays a key role in Rogue One. (scifipolicy)
  • How to exercise in winter. (qz)
  • On the myth of the small town Christmas promulgated by the Hallmark Channel. (bloomberg)
  • How much career ambition can a couple stand? (theatlantic)
  • 5 ways to get some interesting wines from someone who knows. (wsj)
  • Why cheese is so compelling to many. (bigthink)
  • Women now make up a majority of law school students. (nytimes)
  • The 100 best movies of the 21st century. (qz)
  • Wind power technology is becoming more efficient over time. (bloomberg)
  • A former NFL player writes about the experience of a concussion-filled career. (nytimes)
  • CG actors will increasingly show up in movies. (venturebeat)
  • Gift-giving is like giving your blessing. (timharford)
  • Gift-giving makes no economic sense, but do it anyway. (bloomberg)
  • The case against sugar. (aeon.co)
  • Why companies shouldn’t send gifts over the holidays. (qz)
  • What Waymo’s self-driving vans look like. (fortune)
  • Commercial aviation technology is stagnant. (blog.elidourado)
  • The ultimate beginners guide to yoga. (nytimes)
  • 50 comedians pick 50 funny movies. (theguardian)
  • What a future LaGuardia Airport might look like in 2022. (bloomberg)
  • America is gorging on takeout pizza. (bloomberg)
  • Swatch is getting into the battery business. (hodinkee)
  • The best regional US craft beer styles. (wsj)
  • The risk to health care professionals to mental illness. (qz)
  • Most colleges do a bad job at career counseling. (theatlantic)
  • Costco ($COST) is now making golf balls and people are snapping them up. (golf)
  • Pharmacies are not doing enough to prevent dangerous drug interactions. (chicagotribune)
  • Stop filling your brain with junk content. (medium)
  • How to think about the "reprise" of Peter Cushing’s role in Rogue One. (marginalrevolution)
  • Some big food trends for 2017 including charcoal flavored cocktails. (bloomberg)
  • Good luck trying to build a climate change-proof ski resort. (bloomberg)
  • Janet Yellen on the rising value of a college degree. (nytimes)
  • How WhatsApp became a global phenomenon. (nytimes)
  • Goal-setting should flexible and doable. (traderfeed.blogspot)
  • How to be a better spender. (scientificamerican)
  • Hawaiian sugar is no more. (npr)
  • A profile of Hans Rosling and our changing world. (nature)
  • Evidence that women are better doctors. (theatlantic)
  • America runs a transfer union. We just don’t recognize it. (ftalphaville.ft)
  • We really have no idea the viewership numbers for Internet content. (techdirt)
  • Israel is pushing hard on desalination. (scientificamerican)
  • Daniel Kahneman and the crisis in social science replication. (slate)
  • There’s at least one college basketball coach who stresses academics. (nytimes)

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