Food for Thought:
- ESPN – Why former 49er Chris Borland is the most dangerous man in football. After only 1 year in the pro’s, this NFL player throws the flag on concussion risk and retires.
- Slate – Party Like It’s 1989. Why are so many of 2015’s biggest pop stars channeling the sound of the 1980s?
- The Atlantic – How The Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive. Thicker ink, fewer smudges, and more strained hands: an Object Lesson
- WSJ – Nevada’s Voucher Breakout. Unions and the ACLU fight universal statewide school choice.
- MP – When Prisons Need to Be More Like Nursing Homes. Finding new ways to treat the growing pool of older, ailing inmates.
- WA – If You’re Lying About Being a Navy SEAL, This Man Will Catch You. Don Shipley will show you what it’s like to go through SEAL training, all while using YouTube to hunt down the phonies.
- ZH – Exposed: The New American Way Of Life. Some hyperbole here, but interesting to see the games you can play with our current entitlement system.
- The Atlantic – A green, neatly trimmed symbol of the American dream has outlived its purpose
- WSJ – How Stephen Colbert Stacks Up Against His Late-Night Rivals. From Carson to Colbert, Fallon and Kimmel: Ranking the late-night talk-show hosts.
- RD – The Dangerous Long Bias and the End of the Supercycle – Credit MB
- WSJ – Conglomerate Honeywell Finds Love Amid the Breakups. Investors reward Honeywell, even as others are pressured to tighten their focus.
- WSJ – Is comScore’s Revenue Growth as Good as It Seems?. The majority of comScore’s second-quarter revenue growth came from “nonmonetary” transactions with no cash attached.
- Economist – Manage like a spymaster. Counter-intelligence techniques may help firms protect themselves against cyber-attacks.
- BB – Where’s That Cheap Oil Windfall? Lower petroleum prices have yet to provide the expected boost
- Fortune – When unicorn companies want more than cash. Buzzy start-ups are now asking late-stage investors, “What else can you do for me?” Google Capital has one answer.
- WSJ – The Only Bank This Hip-Hop Mogul Will Use. Low-profile Signature Bank has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing lenders, attracting a fan base ranging from hip-hop mogul Irv “Gotti” Lorenzo to former Congressman Barney Frank.
- NYTimes – Revivals Victorian, Gothic and Civic. Newburgh, N.Y., Seeks Renewal Without Gentrification
- BB – Want to Make a Diamond in Just 10 Weeks? Use a Microwave. Microwaved stones—no dirty mines or bloody conflicts—might be a girl’s next-best friend.
- TG – Nick Littlehales: the man who showed Cristiano Ronaldo how to sleep. Sleep coaches exist, although the only surprising thing about that is that it took so long for such a job to be taken seriously in the world of sport
- BB – The Brutal Costs of Raising the World’s 631st-Best Tennis Player. It cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, a few jobs, and a marriage to turn a kid from Long Island into a professional tennis player.
- WaPo – How TripAdvisor altered your vacation-planning universe