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:

Homo Faber
Discovering the Infinite Universe


New Technology Is Built on a ‘Stack.’ Is That the Best Way to Understand Everything Else, Too?
We describe everything as if it were technology.


Mike Judge, the Bard of Suck
From “Idiocracy” to “Silicon Valley,” the writer and director has established himself as America’s foremost chronicler of its own self-destructive tendencies.


Cyclists Hunt for an Edge. This Time, It’s Data, Not Drugs
Spain’s Telefónica is trying analytics to steer its team to victory in upcoming races.


Don’t Despair: Big Ideas Can Still Change the World
An excerpt from the book ‘Utopia for Realists’


How a Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-Five-Minute Mile
Sometimes setting an unreasonable goal is the only way to jump-start your fitness