The weekend is a great time to catch up on some posts that were either too long or simply didn’t fit in during the week. Hope you enjoy!


Does the small cap premium exist?  (Monevator)

Amateurs and professionals think about investment risk very differently.  (Blackrock Blog)

Investing wisdom from The Wire.  (Clear Eyes Investing)

Buy and hold

Has the Fed doomed buy-and-hold?  (Pension Partners)

Why buy-and-hold investing is impossible.  (Chuck Jaffe)


On the high cost of waiting to invest.  (Alliance Bernstein)

Why you should make investing a habit, early.  (Joe Manuseto, Patrick O’Shaughnessy)

Personal finance

A house is a horrible investment.  (Brian Lund)

Is a target date fund right for you?  (Pete the Planner)

The financial crisis turned off a whole generation from the stock market.  (Michael Santoli)

Financial literacy

How financially literate are individual US investors?  (The Mathematical Investor)

Basic questions about retirement investing remained unanswered for a large chunk of Americans.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)


Eight reasons why America isn’t done yet.  (Conor Sen)

Can economics make for good fiction? A review of Marshall Jevon’s The Mystery of the Invisible Hand.  (Reading the Markets)


Why can’t the pharmaceutical industry innovate any more?  (NYTimes)

Do we really want more power in the hands of media moguls like Rupert Murdoch?  (FT)


On the importance of the pro-rata opportunity.   (A VC)

Should we care that companies are staying private longer?  (Pando Daily)

Media coverage to the contrary, founders alone don’t build a company.  (TechCrunch)


The science behind why men find women in high heels more attractive.  (Scientific American)

Why do men prefer nice women?  (Science Blog)


There isn’t much evidence on the use of probiotics.  (Well)

Scientists are trying to crack the code on when puberty hits.  (The Verge)

Why fruits and vegetables are good for us: they stress our systems.  (Nautilus)


Why seven hours a night might be the optimal amount of sleep.  (WSJ also Wired)

Hold on..a blanket recommendation for the amount of sleep doesn’t make sense.  (Vox)


Inside Sun Noodle the secret weapon of America’s best ramen noodle shops.  (Eater via @longreads)

How America’s breakfast habits, i.e. protein vs. carbs, are changing.  (WSJ)

Midwest grain is feeding cars and cows instead of people.” (Nature)

America’s milk production is in secular decline.  (WSJ)

Why is America exporting our best salmon?  (Quartz)


Can an American craft brewer shake up the German beer market?  (Economist)

How Jimmy Carter helped launch the craft beer revolution in America.  (Daily Finance)


How much did the Boston Red Sox leave on the table by not hiring Billy Beane?  (FiveThirtyEight)

On the rise or basketball in India.  (The Atlantic)

How our arms help us run.  (Well)


Taking stock of Tom Petty’s 40 year career in music.  (Grantland)

Five ways television has changed forever.  (Quartz)

A better way to search your Netflix ($NFLX) queue.  (A Better Queue via TechCrunch)

The 50 best documentaries on Netflix.  (Paste)

Why most TV shows peak by their third season.  (Quartz)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

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

Mixed media

A dozen things learned from Andy Rachleff.  (25iq)

On the myth of the lone genius.  (NYTimes)

Don’t send your kids to the Ivy League unless you want them to become “entitled sh*ts.”  (New Republic)

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