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!


The best investments are often the ones you don’t make.  (A Wealth of Common Sense)

How to teach teens about investing.  (Brett Arends)

Some ways to “spice up” your portfolio.  (Bucks Blog)

Why investors are so unwilling to plunge into the stock market.  (NYTimes)

Personal finance

Why you should max out your 401(k).  (Alliance Bernstein)

Big mistakes wealthy investors make.  (Yahoo Finance)

The many downsides of owning a vacation home.  (Bloomberg)


What it means for a RIA to become GIPS-compliant.  (Nerd’s Eye View)

How the big robo-advisors do asset allocation.  (ETF)

New economy

Humans need not apply: on the effect of automation on employment.  (CGP Grey via FT Alphaville)

When creative destruction becomes creative devastation.  (FT Alphaville)

Venture capital

Logistical problems aside, delivery startups are the hot new thing.  (NYTimes)

The top venture capitalists have some elements of “structural alpha.”   (Ashby Monk)


Your phone could soon be a mobile laboratory.  (Wired)

The real reason we yawn.  (WSJ)


Vaccinations matter: the case of whooping cough.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Why are teen pregnancy rates plummeting?  (Vox)

Stretching is overrated.  (The Atlantic)

Yoga works not just your body but your brain as well.  (Time)


The benefits of eating fish may not have much to do with Omega 3s.  (Well)

Your fish may have more mercury that you think.  (Quartz)


Are the benefits of breakfast overrated?  (Well)

Are sous vide machines going to go mainstream?  (ArsTechnica)

Why you shouldn’t drink a coffee when you first wake up.  (Fast Company)


Why more restaurants are banning kids.  (Quartz)

Comparing Taco Bell’s U.S. Taco Co. to Chipotle ($CMG).  (Slate)


Bourbon production is at a multi-decade high.  (AP)

A Q&A with Adam Rogers author of Proof: The Science of Booze on hangovers.   (NPR)


How bullpens took over baseball.  (FiveThirtyEight)

Now that the Chicago Cubs have a plan, fans have stopped coming to Wrigley Field.  (WSJ)

The NCAA is trying to reform itself all the while it is under attack.  (Businessweek)


Hollywood is leaving money on the table by not focusing more in women in film.  (FiveThirtyEight)

An excerpt from The Dude Abides: The Coen Brothers and the Making of the Big Lebowski by Alex Belth.  (Deadspin)


A look at The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connection by Michael Harris.  (Quartz)

A look at Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeburn.  (NYTimes)

19 more book recommendations from Charlie Munger including Fortune’s Formula by William Poundstone.  (Farnam Street)

A Q&A with William Deresiewicz author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life.  (Slate)


When a virtual shrink is better than the real thing.  (Economist)

Why Dan Harris author of 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story became sold on the benefits of meditation.  (Big Think)

Ten tips on organizing your mind from Daniel Levitin author of The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.  (Speakeasy)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Bundling, unbundling and app apathy.  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

On the downfall of Food Network…and it has nothing to do with Guy Fieri.  (Salon via @mediaredef)

Check out the high tech features of the new Levi’s Stadium.  (Time)

A dozen thing learned from Paul Graham.  (25iq)

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