Food for Thought:
- WSJ – Moms, Let Dad Be Dad. That goofy teasing and hyper play actually help young children develop, according to new research.
- Guardian – How Isis crippled al-Qaida. The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse.
- WSJ – The Watchdogs of College Education Rarely Bite. Accreditors keep hundreds of schools with low graduation rates or high loan defaults alive.
- NYT – Tapping Your Inner Wolf. What does being an alpha male truly mean?
- WSJ – Liberal Arts for Conservative Minds. Hillsdale College takes no federal or state money—but bureaucrats are still plotting ways to regulate its affairs..
- WSJ – Can China Be Contained? As tensions with China rise, U.S. foreign policy thinkers are dusting off ideas from the Cold War—and questioning the long-standing consensus for engagement with Beijing.
- WSJ – The Blue at This Polo Field Is in the Collars, Not the Blood. Pennsylvania town’s equine arena draws locals in football off-season; pickups and Pabst.
- A16Z – U.S. Tech Funding — What’s Going On? – Credit DH – What’s going on in the public markets? What are all these so-called “unicorns”? What’s going on in venture capital?
- Fortune – The railroad with better profit margins than Google
- WSJ – The Secret Math of Airbnb’s $24 Billion Valuation. Home-rental site’s revenue projected to top more than $900 million.
- Fortune – A private equity gamble in Vegas gone wrong
- Outside – Running on Empty. Over the past decade, ultrarunning has gone from a fringe pursuit for distance freaks to a hypercompetitive sport attracting big-time sponsors. But a mysterious training condition is suddenly plaguing its ranks, robbing a generation of top athletes of their talents and forcing victims to wonder: Is it possible to love this sport too much?
- WSJ – The U.S. Open Heads to the Wild West. The layout of Chambers Bay is unlike any other Open course, blending new challenges for golfers with traditional ones; who’s up to the test?
- WSJ – Inside the Making of an It Bag. Prada aims for style magic; seeks a best seller.
- Bloomberg – How the Legendary Birkin Bag Remains Dominant. More than 30 years after it was introduced, the Hermès Birkin is still the most exclusive handbag in the world.
- NYMag – Does this Ex-Con Know the NBA Better than Lebron? Disgraced referee Tim Donaghy sees a different game from the rest of us. Which is why, out of prison, he’s now sports gambling’s golden boy.
- ESPN – The Unkillable Demon King. 19-year-old Faker came out of nowhere to become the first true global star of gaming. But can the prodigy carry a nation on his shoulders?
- GP – Drugs, Snipers, Alcoholism, Death, Ammunition and Golf with David Feherty
- QZ – Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins