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:

Stranger Things: meet the design genius behind TV’s most talked about title font
Stranger Things has, well, a stranger thing that its followers have become fascinated by: its opening titles, and the font that is used within them.

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100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?
Um … where did all the seeds go?

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How Hyperloop One Went Off the Rails
The transportation startup is trying to make a pod levitate in a tunnel, but can it rise above founder clashes and employee lawsuits?

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I hack time.
Over the years, I’ve become somewhat of an expert on time. I have to be.

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Keanu Reeves Will Build a $78,000 Motorcycle Just for You
Tearing up L.A. on the Arch Motorcycles KRGT-1.

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How Do You Ensure Track Runners Go an Equal Distance? Math!
IN EVERY OLYMPIC event, officials try to keep things is as fair as possible. In track, this means making sure runners cover the same distance.

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‘Hell or High Water’ Is the Best Movie of the Summer, But Is There an Audience for It?
This one, despite some familiar elements (it’s about bank robbers, and one of the characters is a shrewd and wily detective), isn’t something you’ve seen before. It’s an original: bold and sharp, enthralling and true, a movie loaded with action that’s never just an “action movie,” full of hairpin twists and turns that are as organic as they are exciting.

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