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:

Explosion of Gig Economy Means There’s an App for Juggling Jobs
“Two or three years ago, it was pretty rare to have more than one job” says Inc. Chief Executive Officer Peter Harrison. “Now it’s really very common. What we are really building our business on is the blurring of the line between snagging a job and snagging a shift.”


You’re Not a Startup? We Can’t Help You
“Mature businesses lack the support network of startups.”


This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week
The traditional 9–5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.


The Future Engineer
For young people growing up on Pine Ridge, their future can seem determined from birth.


An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth
Leonard Guarente is certain he’s succeeded where doctors (and quacks) before him have failed. His pill will either extend lives or tarnish his career.


Burning Man Artists Haul Gutted 747 Jetliner to Desert
A peculiar sight emerges from the Nevada desert floor: a Boeing 747, sliced in half lengthways. If you step out of the emergency exit, you’ll find yourself in a poof of playa dust, amid the hubbub of Burning Man.