Weekend Reading

Herse are some of the most interesting articles I found and read this week on the internet. Let me know your thoughts.

It’s Never Too Late to Start a Brilliant Career Our obsession with early achievement shortchanges people of all ages. Research shows that our brains keep developing deep into adulthood and so do our capabilities. By Rich Karlgaard on The Wall Street Journal Website.

Mary Meeker’s most important trends on the internet Here are all the slides, plus analysis. By Rani Molla on The Vox Website.

The “self-made” myth: Why hard work isn’t enough to reach the top Achieving immense success requires hard work, dedication, perseverance, and — perhaps most importantly — lots of luck. But oftentimes, luck doesn’t get as much credit as it deserves. By Zachary Crockett on The Hustle Website.

Teach A Man To Fish – The livelihood of Turkey’s small-scale fisherman is under threat from many fronts – the country’s currency crisis is jut the latest. By Davide Germano on The Roads and Kingdoms Website.

How to Teach English Online – The Ultimate Guide to Online Teaching by Cynthia on Journal of Nomads Website.

Another SCOTUS Precedent Falls. Could Roe v. Wade Be Next? By Ed Kilgore on The Intelligencer Website.

Why Urban Millennials Love Uniqlo Will the rest of America learn to love it too? By Gillian B. White on The Atlantic Website.

The 20 Best Examples of Using Artificial Intelligence For Retail Experiences by Blake Morgan on The Forbes Website.

WeChat Is Watching Living in China with the app that knows everything about me. By Barclay Bram on The Nautilus Website.

The Contemporary Adventure Canon What does it mean to be a well-read outdoorsperson in 2019? We have 54 new ideas. Yes, we still love Cheryl Strayed and John McPhee, but here’s an updated class of noteworthy additions. By Shawnte Salabert on The Outside Website.

The Most Untapped Destinations in the World—and How to Travel Them in Style From remote islands to unexplored deserts and jungles teeming with wildlife… by Tom Marchant on The Harper Bazaar Website.

Inside the Highly Organized Lives of ‘Planner Addicts,’ a Massive Instagram Community of Women Who Make Beautiful To-Do Lists by Kristen Bahler on The Money Website.

What is the Summer Solstice? The Answer Might Surprise You. Once a year, an astronomical alignment ushers in this seasonal change. Amazing facts and myths surround it. By Michael Greshko on The National Geographic Website. 

Iceland’s data centers are booming—here’s why that’s a problem Bitcoin miners and data scientists love cheap, green Icelandic processing power. Maybe a little too much. By Tryggyi Adalbjornsson on The MIT Technology Review Website. 

Using CRISPR to Resurrect the Dead. Gene-editing breakthroughs could allow us to bring extinct species, like the woolly mammoth, back from the dead. But should we? By Jackson Ryan on The CNET Website.

‘My Whole Life Is a Bet.’ Inside President Trump’s Gamble on an Untested Re-Election Strategy by Brian Bennett on The Time Website.

Inside Japan’s Oldest Whiskey Distillery Nearly 100 Years ago, the House of Suntory defined what it means to be a Japanese whiskey. By Hannah Lott-Schwartz on the Fortune Website.

The Unsolved Mystery of the Malibu Creek Murder When a man was killed in Malibu Creek State Park last summer while camping with his two young daughters, it sent the placid Southern California community into hysterics—spawning amateur sleuths, conspiracy theories, and public paranoia. Was it related to a rash of unsolved incidents in the area? But while the tragedy’s aftermath publicly played out like a new season of Serial, there was also a family left picking up the pieces after a seemingly random act of violence. This is a story about what happens when lightning strikes in the most chilling manner imaginable. By Zach Baron on The GQ Website.

Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think. Here is how to make the most of it. By Arthur C. Brooks on The Atlantic Website.

Meet The Candidates. 18 Questions. 21 Democrats. Here’s What They Said. We tracked down the 2020 Democrats and asked them the same set of questions on The New York Times Website.

Pixar Changed Hollywood, but Has the Studio Lost a Step? ‘Toy Story 4’ marks the seventh sequel in 11 films for a studio that was once defined as a beacon of originality. As reliance on established IP goes up and Oscar wins go down, we may be witnessing a rare slump. By Miles Surrey on The Ringer Website.

How to Schedule Your Messages, Emails, and Tweets to Go at Any Time by David Nield on The Gizmodo Website.

Small Sounds, Big Money: The Commercialization Of ASMR by Arielle Pardes on The Wired Website.

Joe Exotic Built a Wild Kingdom. He Was the Most Dangerous Predator of Them All. A cunning and cuddly persona created an empire. A murder plot brought it crashing down. By Sean Williams on The Daily Beast Website.

They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy by Sheena McKenzie on The CNN Website.

Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire. Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he’s deploying A.I. to profit from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch. By Shawn Tully on The Fortune Website.











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