– The e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore – this is so much better than my response that I’m just going to link to it from my post. Well put!
– Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests – I’ve heard this before about spending money on experiences instead of on things, but spending money to save time is also a good idea.
– The truth about the gender wage gap – really good look at the causes of the gap. It seems like a lot of it comes down to whether you can work inflexible hours or not, and that’s hard for women who are the primary caretaker for children.
– Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley – Pao sued her venture capital firm for sex discrimination and lost, but man does she have a story to tell. (although this seems pretty different from sexism at high-tech companies)
– Better Business Through Sci-Fi – companies hiring sci-fi writers to predict what will happen in the future is kinda cool and kinda creepy. Also:
Phillips mentioned one story that initially featured a kangaroo running amok in a major North American city. The client, a carmaker, asked that the marsupial be removed.
– Ghoulish Acts & Dastardly Deeds – interesting story about a serial bomber in New York in the 50’s.
– The Common Wisdom on Antibiotics Is Wrong – interesting, I hope they do more research on this! See also The Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Might Start With Vaccines.
– The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe – this is terrifying:
The original receiver remains useless: one engineer’s simple oversight nearly doomed humankind’s lone visit to Uranus and Neptune.
– ‘Skunk in the outfield’: How the most epic trick play in history broke baseball – title is a bit hyperbolic, but this is a good story, both funny and kind of sad.