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:

Big Alcohol Tries to Go on a Health Kick
Companies embrace millennials’ health-obsessed lifestyles.


Eleven Reasons To Be Excited About The Future of Technology
“The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology.”


Grateful Dead Live On: Why the Legendary Band Still Matters
Everything you need to know about the new Grateful Dead tribute album curated by members of the National, along with insight on the band’s legacy from artists including Courtney Barnett, Real Estate, and more.


Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month
The autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat.


This is Your Life in Silicon Valley
You wake up at 6:30am after an Ambien-induced sleep.


King of New York
It turned out that the last thing they wanted was another Elmo to compete with, especially one with real fur.