+ The Great Paper Caper â€” "After his plea deal had been signed, it became clear that Bourassa had purchased enough paper to print $250 million. 'The deal was already done when they figured out that the $50 million was missing, so there was nothing they could do. So they're pissed. They're as pissed as pissed could be.' Bourassa isn't saying where the extra $50 million went."
+ Do Financial Experts Make Better Decisions Than the Rest of Us? â€” "No, says a new study of mutual-fund managers."
+ Learning To Be Who We Are â€” "The body is an incredibly precise machine, and it gives us specific and clear signs. It tells us when we need to rest, when we are overworked, when we are stressed, when we are about to have a heart attackâ€¦ If we listened to our body, our relationship to everything would be different. We are talking of a microcosm that reflects a macrocosm."
+ Don DeLillo, the author of White Noise, reviews Taylor Swiftâ€™s â€œWhite Noiseâ€ â€” "Track 3, the latest release from Taylor Swiftâ€™s 1989, explores the dropped pin, uniting the past and presentâ€”the now, the thenâ€”with the sharp pangs of its own absence. White noise. Black hole. The gravitational pull of nothingness. The silenceâ€™s soft ecosystem, nourished by Apples and Cokes and plotted upon plastic products whose names begin with i. On the Internet, it is always spring. It is every season. It is any season. It is the time of year, the time of day, for a small insistent sadness to pass into the texture of things. Dusk, silence, iron chill. Something lonely in the bone. In the silence, there is solitude. In the solitude, there is silence. This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature."
+ Is This a Golden Age for Essayists? â€” "In this insular yet influential milieu â€” where the measure of success has nothing to do with book deals or best-seller lists but is quite simply many people posting a link preceded by a sentiment along the lines of You have to read this â€” the personal essay is king."
+ Hunger Is Associated with Advantageous Decision Making â€” "Together, these studies for the first time provide evidence that hot states improve decision making under uncertain conditions, challenging the conventional conception of the detrimental role of impulsivity in decision making."
+ The Secret Fantasies of Adults â€” "FIVE MINUTES ALONE IN A PUBLIC BATHROOM You beat your highest Candy Crush score without a single cheat, and, later that day, though youâ€™re sure youâ€™re imagining it, people treat you with a little more respect."
+ Elon Musk at MIT â€” A friend of mine commented: "This dude is seriously switched on and quite funny as well - he took some really technical questions from the audience and crushed them. He talked about AI (he doesn't like), elevator to the moon project (he thinks it's ridiculous - he said, "build a bridge from LA to Tokyo first then come talk to me") and electric/interplanetary travel..."
+ The Death of Adulthood in American Culture â€” "Nobody grows up anymore, but everyone gets older."
+ Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary â€” A great look at how we consume information. News specifically. "Increasingly, people want their news curated by friends rather than editors."
+ The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears â€” "Physiologically speaking stress resembles fear."