Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A web content, the SolidSmack crew has done some of the heavy-lifting to make sure you get your Mondays started on the right track.

Welcome to The Monday List.

Each Monday, we’ll link you up with some of the most insightful, informative, and socially-relevant stories to keep tabbed, bookmarked, reading listed, pocketed, or what have you. Be sure to check in each Monday morning for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

How GE Went From American Icon to Astonishing Mess

Famous for great management, General Electric is staring down a plunging share price, a federal investigation, and possible breakup.

Women Once Ruled the Computer World. When Did Silicon Valley Become Brotopia?

How the tech industry sabotaged itself and its own pipeline of talent.

The Hidden Drama of Speedskating

At first glance, speedskating couldn’t be more boring. Two participants on metal blades glide round and around an oval ice track, and no sooner do they cross the finish line then a new pair is sent off to repeat the performance.

Our Online Identity Crisis

Social Media, Virtual Reality & Why It’s Time We Face Ourselves.

The Medieval Roots of Bro Culture

Our cavalier approach to sexual consent goes back more than 500 years

Brain Stimulation Is All the Rage—But It May Not Stimulate the Brain

Research indicates that techniques fail to trigger the type of brain activity thought to produce therapeutic benefits.