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:

The World According to ‘BoJack Horseman’
The show’s creators have turned the travails of an anthropomorphic horse into a hilarious meditation on a peculiarly modern kind of unhappiness.


Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.


Pokémon Go has taken over the world – and it’s a good thing
From my experience walking up to players in front of stores, at virtual meeting places, and even in line at the post office, Pokémon Go is the perfect ice-breaker.


How Much Space Does $1,500 Rent You in the 30 Most Populous US Cities?
While location, location, location is something we tend to emphasize a lot, the best places often come with compromises that are hard to come to terms with—chief among which, the financial matters.


Taking a Nap Is Like Letting Marie Kondo Loose in Your Brain
We know that all animals — or at least all animals that we’ve been able to study — sleep. And we also know what happens when we don’t sleep — we become irritable, see our overall health suffer, hallucinate, have seizures, and eventually die.


The Mall of the Future Will Offer Dinner, Movies, and a Colonoscopy
But not in that order. E-commerce is driving out retailers, and boomers are aging—so here come the doctors.