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!

Personal finance

Stop checking your retirement account.  (The Certifiable Planner)

Robo-advisor services are becoming a company perk.  (RIABiz)

How to manage cash flows in retirement.  (AAII)

Is savings overrated?  (Pragmatic Capitalism)


Why did Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century become a bestseller?  (Guardian)

Can behavioral economists make interesting predictions out of sample?  (Enterprising Investor)

Decision making

Six lessons learned from Gerd Gigerenzer’s Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions.  (Motley Fool)

There is little doubt that sleep deprivation affects decision making.  (WSJ)

Spend more time studying failures than successes.  (Morgan Housel)

How to deal with mistakes.  (Farnam Street)


Why venture capitalists value software companies the way they do.  (Andy Rachleff)

More evidence that VCs are making a big splash in seed rounds.  (Hunter Walk)

A profile of fast growing payroll startup Zenefits.  (Farhad Manjoo)

An extended profile of Peter Thiel author of Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.  (Telegraph)

How celebrities get hooked up with startups.  (NYTimes)


Can Ray Ozzie reinvent the phone call?  (Medium, WSJ)

Local services are the final frontier for e-commerce.  (Businessweek)

Does Silicon Vally have a 1099 problem?  (New York)


Are schools set up to favor girls versus boys.  (Quartz)

Why men are so much worse at remembering things.  (Slate)

Marry someone more conscientious than yourself.  (Quartz)


90% of lightning strike victims don’t die from their injuries.  (Outside via @slugball)

Coca Cola ($KO) and Pepsi ($PEP) recognize they have a soda problem.  (Wonkblog)


The correct size for coffee is small.  (Gawker)

America’s breakfast table is changing.  (Quartz)

Farmed salmon is gaining some respect.  (WSJ)


Swimmer Katie Ledecky kicks ass.  (Grantland)

A profile of tennis player Caroline Wozniacki .  (WSJ)

Why we like to play fantasy football so much.  (SI)

Why chess needs a new way to crown a champion.  (Slate)

Minor league baseball players are suing for unlawfully low wages.  (WSJ)

Why American cities continue to shell out money to build new stadiums for pro teams.  (The Guardian)


How Anthony Bourdain became the best thing on cable news.  (Fast Company)

Checking in on The Replacements two decades after their breakup.  (Rolling Stone)

Indie film energy has moved to streaming video.  (Vulture)

How Lost changed the way we watch television.  (Quartz)

Earlier on Abnormal Returns

Podcast Friday features a talk with Cliff Asness and John Bogle .  (Abnormal Returns)

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

Mixed media

The case for delayed adulthood.  (NYTimes)

Should we want to live as long as we can?  (Marginal Revolution)

The right way to bribe your kids.  (WSJ)

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