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.

Every Monday, we 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 to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

Brokerage App Robinhood Thinks Bitcoin Belongs in Your Retirement Plan

The free trading platform has convinced millions of millennials to swap stocks. Can it get them to HODL?

What I Learned from Watching My iPad’s Slow Death

I’ve lost plenty of devices before, but this death feels different.

Inside the Two Years That Shook Facebook—and The World

How a confused, defensive social media giant steered itself into a disaster, and how Mark Zuckerberg is trying to fix it all.

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks

I believe that my daughter, who is now just over 1 years old, will never have to learn to drive or own a car.

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

The regime in Pyongyang has sent hundreds of programmers to other countries. Their mission: Make money by any means necessary. Here’s what their lives are like.

What I Learned from Working for Both Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

Warning: I didn’t understand any of this as I was living through it. You won’t, either, when it happens to you.

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