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:

Blue Apron’s Struggles Show Why It’s Tough to Make It With E-Commerce Subscriptions
Investors are growing more skeptical about the business of prepackaged boxes.

Drone King DJI Has a Serious Pentagon Problem
The popular consumer drone maker can’t ignore Army warnings about its civilian products.

Letter of Reccomendation: The Rothko Chapel
The chapel is both a nondenominational place of worship and a site-specific artwork, an installation of 14 canvases by the Abstract Expressionist painter Mark Rothko.

How Roger Federer Upgraded His Game
For his fans — pretty much anyone who has ever seen him hit a ball — 2017 has felt exactly like a fairy tale.

AirPods Teardown
Apple EarPods were standard issue with iPhones released before the iPhone 7. So what happens when Apple releases a phone with no headphone jack? They release wireless headphones. Are the new Apple AirPods worth the wait? Only one way to find out. Ladies and gents, it’s teardown time!

Google’s balloon-powered High Speed internet now in Kenya
Introducing Google’s Project Loon.

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