[T1] The Economist looks at the costs and benefits of air conditioning. If you read only one of these links, this is probably the one I would recommend.
[T2] This is made more interesting as my smartphone word-predict tries to figure out my writing patterns.
[T3] Wired explains why Nintendo shouldn’t make iPhone games. I have a knock-off fake Mario game on my phone, though without the physical buttons it’s hard to use.
[T4] The synchronicity of Google products really does make me with Google+ was more popular.
[C1] The story of ending casino segregation in Las Vegas.
[C2] I’ve been saying this a long time: A whole lot of the pressure on women to be skinny isn’t coming from men.
[C3] The Federal Reserve Bank of San Fransisco investigates the relationship between relative status and emotional well-being by looking at suicides (Warning: PDF)
[L1] Cass Sunstein has a good piece looking at judicial voting patterns. I find it very illuminating that even among jurists, opinions are shaped by peer-environments.
[L2] Apple products are apparently quite vulnerable to theft.
[L3] There is a growing divide in urban crime rates.
[M1] Noah Smith writes about how we can protect workers from the rise of automation. Really smart people tell me that we will never have to worry about the day… but I still have my concerns. And, as the article points out, it becomes a very big issue about who reaps the wealth from these enormous capital investments.
[M2] Four cities and two states/provinces that will pay you to move there.
[M3] A listing of associate lawyer salaries by city.
[M4] Jordan Weissman makes the case for why Chicken McNuggets are a great argument against patent law.
[E1] According to Magen Cubed, Captain America is awesome because he’s liberal. To be fair, they had a couple of conservative Captain Americas once. They turned out to be, or turned into, villains. Insane villains at that.
[E2] A leftist case for sports.
[E3] As we tear down the gates of the gatekeepers, the question becomes how we find new music and books. PaidContent argues that online discovery is broken but can be fixed. The Domino Project endorses Kickstarter as a way of taking potentially successful books to publishers.
[E4] If you like, hate, or are simply old enough to remember Richard Marx, you might enjoy this story.
[E5] Lauren Davis asks if Dune ruined science fiction novels.
[H1] A lot of people think that hospital readmissions are due to premature discharges. Actually, most of the time, readmission occurs for a new reason. Some are calling it “post-hospital syndrome.”
[H2] The problem with “make it legal and tax it” is that if you tax it enough, you get the black markets anyway. Dave Schuler collects some links suggesting that gangs are not as dependent on the drug trade as we might think.
[W1] These places have to be seen to be believed. Even seeing the pictures, it’s still hard for me to believe. Seriously, give it a look.
[W2] Arctic drilling is in for some renewed scrutiny. I’d be more amenable to the criticisms if it weren’t for the sense that most drilling just about everywhere is considered to be bad by the critics. That said, there do seem to be some institutional control problems here.
[W3] How outdated cell phones are assisting infidelity in Japan.
[D2] A tourist’s guide to hell.