CK Links--Friday August 1, 2014

Links from around the internet. As always, I welcome your thoughts.

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Millennials aren't impressed by brand name products either. (Forbes)
Related: The Do-Nothing Brand.

"I was wrong. We should be FEASTING on fat." (Daily Mail)

We are drowning in "stripped carbs." (Michael Ruhlman)

One of the all-time best posts on why it's pointless--toxic, even--to keep up with the news. (Mr. Money Mustache)

All your trigger warnings are triggering me! By the author of the seminal book The Best and the Brightest. (Bully Bloggers) [warning: long]

Teens and expenses. How we do it. (Owlhaven)

The introspection illusion: why positive thinking is not a positive thing for investors. (Abnormal Returns)

Critical investing concepts you must unlearn, including bragging at cocktail parties. (A Wealth of Common Sense)

"I started to realize how important my memory could be. And then, eventually, I realized that it can get me into trouble." (ESPN)

Read this essay and you'll never want to send your kid to an Ivy League university. Ever. (New Republic)

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Marcia said...

That ivy league article was fascinating. My husband went Ivy, and I went to an expensive, private, top 10 engineering school. Back in the 80's, when the distribution was normal. And of course, we both went into the military.

The college application process these days? It's kind of scary. I see the whole privilege thing, and the desire to get your kid into all the right places, and it freaks me out. We so aren't into that.

Daniel said...

I hear you Marcia. The market for an "elite education" appears to have changed dramatically over the years. On some level I guess it's the ultimate form of branding--for both the children AND the parents. But the cost just doesn't seem to make sense any more.

I thought that article was really sobering.