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:

Politics, It Seems, Has Jolted Even the Idiot Box Awake
The Idiot Box is wising up. But is it waking up?


Coke’s New CEO Must Win Over a New Generation That Shuns Sugar
James Quincey on energy drinks, stay-at-home consumers, and the eternal quest for a better sweetener.


Your Fidget Spinner is (Maybe) Making You Smarter
Why is fidgeting so hot? Because it’s an adaptation to deskbound lifestyles.


How to Calculate How Fast a Plane is Going—While You’re On It
You’ll want to request a window seat for your next flight.


Exactly What To Put In Your LinkedIn Profile To Get A Promotion
Looking to move up to a management role? Here’s how to showcase your potential in your LinkedIn profile and catch the eye of your boss or a recruiter.


How to Turn Boredom into a Performance Enhancer
An entire industry is trying to curb our boredom while running. But if you can harness that feeling of restlessness, you may find yourself stronger and faster than ever.