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:

Just How ‘Smart’ Do You Want Your Blender to Be?
In the land rush to digitize the world, the home is the new frontier.

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Cavaliers Defeat Warriors to Win Their First N.B.A. Title
Vilified when he left and celebrated when he returned, LeBron James had spent the past two seasons lugging his city’s championship dreams like a bag of rocks.

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The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity
At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.

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What If You Have No Talent?
Here are your options.

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The X-Men Approach to Medicine
A billionaire scientist is studying genetic mutations to develop treatments for everything from asthma to arthritis.

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In Conversation: Louis C.K.
“As far as talking about what’s deep in my gut about certain subjects, I’ll put that out there because I know I do that really well, and I’m a unique originator of certain thoughts.”

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A Man Among Goats
“In his new book, GoatMan, Thwaites documents how he took a vacation from being human.”

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