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The Best Articles of the Week – 04/08/16

Food for Thought:

  1. NYT – Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest.  Despite the emergence of the metrosexual and an increase in stay-at-home dads, tough guy stereotypes die hard.  As men continue to fall behind women in college, while outpacing them four to one in the suicide rate, some colleges are waking up to the fact that men may  need to be taught to think beyond their own stereotypes.
  2. New Yorker – In the Future, we will photograph everything and look at nothing
  3. AOM – 9 Things You Can Learn From the Hardy Boys
  4. WSJ – Reese Witherspoon’s New Role: Power Broker.  The actress has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most influential literary tastemakers in the book-to-screen business.
  5. WSJ – Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?.  Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show.
Business/Economics:

  1. WSJ – How a Shareholder Coup at Olive Garden’s Owner Sparked a Turnaround.  Stock of chain’s parent company, Darden Restaurants, is up 48% since a shareholder coup.
  2. WSJ – LaCroix Bubbles Up in Sparkling Water Brand Competition.  Once regional brand outshines rivals with quirky marketing.
  3. WSJ – Upstart Brewers Rise Against Craft-Beer Founding Father Samuel Adams.  Newcomers take shelf space and sales, making it harder for Boston Beer Co.’s offerings to stand out.
  4. Fortune – The Unexpected Payoff of Failure.  Sure, flaming out in your own startup provides wisdom. Now there’s proof of a surprising benefit.
  5. FastCo – How To Design Happiness.  Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences.
Culture/Tech/Science:

  1. NYT – What Happened When Venture Capitalists Took Over the Golden State Warriors
  2. Medium – Being tired isn’t a badge of honor
  3. FastCo – This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours
  4. Guardian – Ugg:  The Look that Refused to Die.  How an ostentatiously ugly Australian boot defied fashion’s laws of gravity.
  5. Vanity Fair – The Battle for Picasso’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

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