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:

Letter of Recommendation: Cold Showers
People like to promote the physiological benefits of icy showers, but what they really improve is your mind.

San Francisco Wants to Eliminate the Pay Gap for Women in This Generation. But Will It Work?
Employers in San Francisco soon won’t be allowed to ask job applicants about their salary history.

I do whatever I want at work and I haven’t been fired yet
If you can make a decision and you don’t think it’s going to get you fired, just do it.

Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them.
Push notifications are ruining my life. Yours too, I bet. Download more than a few apps and the notifications become a non-stop, cacophonous waterfall of nonsense.

RIP, Microsoft Paint
Microsoft lists the 32-year-old app under “deprecated features” in Windows 10’s next autumn update, a little X marking the end of an era.

Will the Orvis H3 Be the One Fly Rod to Rule Them All?
With the all-new rod, Orvis hopes to change the game for anglers at all skill levels.