Saturday links: cognitive fluency

The weekend is a great time to catch up on some long form items that we passed up on during the week. Thanks for checking in.

Lessons

Two dozen things learned from Bill Miller and Monish Pabrai on investing.  (25iq)

Ten lessons learned from ten years of investing.  (Monevator)

In a world full of randomness, process matters.  (Robert Seawright)

Finance

Cognitive fluency: or why investors prefer stocks with fluent stock symbols.  (New Yorker)

How to talk to clients hell-bent on investing in hot IPOs.  (Enterprising Investor)

An extended interview with Jack Bogle.  (Motley Fool)

Economy

Are we now in a post-scarcity economy?  (Pieria)

The case for a universal income.  (Tim Harford)

A non-monetary explanation for inflation.  (Inside Investing)

Making the case for a basic income.  (FT Alphaville)

Startups

On the differences between angel investors and venture capitalists.  (Points and Figures)

There is a fatal flaw with MOOCs.  (Fast Company)

STEM job growth is happening in some surprising places outside of Silicon Valley. (New Geography)

Technology

Just how close are we to the self-driving car age?  (New Yorker)

Now human resources is using algorithms to make better hiring decisions.  (The Atlantic)

The ways in which Elon Musk and the late Steve Jobs think alike.  (Fortune)

Health

The quest to end the flu.  (The Atlantic)

The benefits of napping.  (Fast Company)

Juice cleanses are a big waste of money.  (Slate)

How to avoid getting sick.  (Farnam Street)

The how (and why) of brushing your teeth at work.  (Quartz)

How gut bacteria affect the workings of our brains.  (NPR)

Food

Why is America the only country that washes (and refrigerates) its eggs?  (io9)

Iodizing salt was a huge public health win.  (Business Insider)

Eat more nuts!  (Harvard Gazette)

Is America over soup?  (Wonkblog)

Why is turkey cheaper when demand is high?  (NYTimes)

Liquor

Why alcohol hits you harder in your 40s.  (WSJ)

On the prospects for the Czech craft brewers.  (beyond brics)

Would you drink Cinnabon-flavored vodka?  (Daniel Gross)

Society

The fist bump is the new handshake.  (The Atlantic)

On the long history of slut-shaming.  (The Atlantic)

Sports

Chess is gaining popularity despite the rise of computers.  (WSJ)

Why boxers keep fighting: they have to.  (SB Nation)

Entertainment

Why Taylor Swift is the biggest pop star in the world.  (Vulture)

Producers are pulling every lever they can to get new sitcoms to work.  (WSJ)

Books

Why David Eggers’ new novel The Circle is the best business book of the year.  (HBR)

An excerpt from Leander Kahney’s Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products.  (Medium)

What it is like to fail (big time). An excerpt from David Raether’s Tell Me Something, She Said.  (Priceonomics Blog)

What can we learn about being healthy from the ancients? A look at John Durant’s The Paleo Manifesto: Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health.  (Farnam Street)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

What you may have missed in our Friday linkfest.  (Abnormal Returns)

Mixed media

The economics of infomercials.  (Priceonomics Blog)

The tiny country of Kiribati will soon be underwater.  (Businessweek)

Rich guys are turning to ‘freeports‘ to store their stuff.  (Economist)

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