Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here’s What Experts Say
Markham Heid, Time
Even for people who love books, finding the opportunity to read can be a challenge. Many, then, rely on audiobooks, a convenient alternative to old-fashioned reading.
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How to Stay Fit Forever: 25 Tips to Keep Moving When Life Gets in the Way
Emine Saner, The Guardian
Can you carry on exercising when your motivation slips, the weather gets worse or your schedule becomes overwhelming? Experts and Guardian readers give their best advice.
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Amazon Is Stuffing Its Search Results Pages with Ads
Rani Molla, Recode
If it feels as though Amazon’s site is increasingly stuffed with ads, that’s because it is. And it looks like that’s working — at least for brands that are willing to fork over ad dollars as part of their strategy to sell on Amazon.
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The Problem with All the Plastic That’s Leaching into Your Food
Julia Belluz & Radhika Viswanathan, Vox
There’s mounting evidence that it’s a health hazard.
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The Recovery Threw the Middle-Class Dream Under a Benz
Nelson Schwartz, The New York Times
Ten years after the financial crisis, getting ahead by going to work every day seems quaint, akin to using the phone book to find a number or renting a video at Blockbuster.
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Welcome to the NBA’s Hall of Absolute Absurdities
Zach Lowe, ESPN
The NBA is the most absurd major U.S. sports league, churning out a never-ending stream of on-court bloopers, social media gaffes and melodrama.
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The Tyranny of Personality Testing
J.C. Pan, The New Republic
The inventors of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator saw it as a path to self-discovery—and a tool of workplace management.
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Could AI Allow You to Live Forever?
Simone Stolzoff, Quartz
“Eventually the mind will become migratable information, just like files can migrate from one device to another and live in the cloud,” says Michael Graziano, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University. “When the information processor”—the brain—“goes, you’ll be able to copy [the mind] and implement it in other hardware.”
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Cape Town Is an Omen
Vann Newkirk II, The Atlantic
Cape Town faced political fallout and experienced widespread protests. Divisions between the haves and the have-nots in one of the most unequal cities on Earth became the center of discourse. The racial wounds of a post-apartheid country opened once more.
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