Weekend Reading (July12-14, 2019)
Here are some of the best articles I saw on the internet over the past week. Hope you find something of interest. Let me know your thoughts.
Inside the fight for Hong Kong. Two million people have flooded the city’s streets to protest China’s rising influence. Shannon Gormley on one day of the protest and the lives that it touched. By Shannon Gormley on The Macleans Website.
Road-tripping with the Amazon nomads. To stock Amazon’s shelves, merchants travel the backroads of America in search of rare soap and coveted toys. By Josh Dzieza on The Verge Website.
The Ultimate Guide to Picking, Purchasing, and Preparing Fresh Summer Berries. ‘Tis the season for peak-ripeness summer berries—here’s how to make the most of them. By Jessica Gentile on The Chowhound Website.
In real life, Simba’s mom would be running the pride. A lion expert breaks down lion family dynamics. By Erin Biba on The National Geographic Website.
Deaths and injuries don’t slow Uber Eats’ rapid expansion in Mexico. In the past six months, five Uber Eats couriers in Mexico have died in crashes, and dozens more have been injured. Uber’s insurance policy was supposed to help — it hasn’t. By Martha Pskowski on The Verge Website
The 30 biggest population shifts in recent history by James Pasley and Angela Wang on The Business Insider Website.
Facing the Future. Can a New Zealand-based lab take virtual assistants from the realm of marketing gimmicks and endow them with real intelligence? By Aaron Gell on The One Zero Medium Website.
How Norway turns criminals into good neighbours. What is the point of sending someone to prison – retribution or rehabilitation? Twenty years ago, Norway moved away from a punitive “lock-up” approach and sharply cut reoffending rates. The BBC’s Emma Jane Kirby went to see the system in action, and to meet prison officers trained to serve as mentors and role models for prisoners. On The BBC Website.
The dating algorithm that gives you just one match. The Marriage Pact is designed to help college students find their perfect “backup plan.” By Zoe Schiffer on The Vox Website.
Gen Z Is Blowing Open the Market for Men’s Makeup. Companies target younger males who grew up with less rigid gender boundaries. By Lisa Du on The Bloomberg Website.
Ariana Grande on Grief and Growing Up by Rob Haskell on The Vogue Website.
Cain and Abel and Oil. Greed, drugs, dirty cops, and the bitter sibling rivalry burning up an $800 million Louisiana family dynasty. By Ian Frisch on The New York Magazine Website.
These monkeys are 3,000 years into their own ‘Stone Age’. While capuchins won’t use tools like us any time soon, the species now “has its own individual archaeological record,” scientists report. By Michael Greshko on The National Geographic Website.
Meet the teens who love Bernie. What do they want? Revolution. When do they want it? As soon as they can vote. By Tara Golshan on The Vox Website.
The Rise and Fall of Kobayashi, Godfather of Competitive Eating: ‘They Were Making a Joke of Me’ by Nick Schager on the Daily Beast Website.
The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV. In their rush to match Netflix, competitors like HBO, Hulu and Amazon are ordering a slew of content — ushering out the age of “prestige TV” and ushering in an age of anything goes. By Jonah Weiner on The New York Times Website.
What You Lose When You Gain a Spouse. What if marriage is not the social good that so many believe and want it to be? By Mandy Len Catron on The Atlantic Website.
The sinkhole that saved the internet. Keeping the kill switch alive is the only thing preventing another WantaCry outbreak by Zack Whittaker on The TechCrunch Website.
A hospital introduced a robot to help nurses. They didn’t expect it to be so popular. Moxi is a robot designed to make nurses’ lives easier. But the friendly bot is turning out ot e a welcome presence for some patients, too. By Katharine Schwab on The Fast Company Website.
The Great Model Train Robbery. How (and why) did thieves steal a valuable collection of scaled-down locomotives? By Austin Carr on The Bloomberg Website.
The Last Holdouts Where The War Between The Skiers and Snowboarders Is Still Being Fought by Brent Rose on The Deadspin Website.
Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father’s Campaign? Joe Biden’s son is under scrutiny for his business dealings and tumultuous personal life. By Adam Entous on The New Yorker Website.
Madam President? Five Candidates on What It Will Take to Shatter the Most Stubborn Glass Ceiling. By Amy Chozick on The Vogue Website.
The Mormon Church vs. The Internet by Lauren Larson on The Verge Website.
Why Mormons Make Good Neighbors. Elder Larry Y. Wilson, the author of this piece, currently serves as a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is a graduate of both Harvard and Stanford Universities. For the most part, the statistics cited in this article are based on independent research about practicing Latter-day Saints. This article is on The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Later Day Saints Website.
“I Really Feel Most Comfortable in Prison”: A Hedge Fund Ex-Con Finds It’s Hard Coming Home to Greenwich. Chip Skowron pleaded guilty to securities fraud, lost his freedom, and found religion. But, as it turns out, federal prison is more forgiving than Connecticut high society. By Chris Pomorski on The Vanity Fair Website.
In the Energy Drink Market, Advertising and Science Collide. Energy drinks are wildly popular among teens, despite being loaded with stimulants. How did that happen, and is it a concern? By Sara Talpos on The Undark Website.
A Brief History of the S’more, America’s Favorite Campfire Snack. By Jeffrey Miller on The Time Website.