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:

Skateboard, Bike, Car
Building Products The MetaLab Way


Will VR Ever Matter?
Virtual reality’s early adopters got headsets but no killer app.


Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Keys to Success in Business, By Vanilla IceAt the Vanilla Ice School of Business and Spitting Hot Rhymes, we have many methods for cultivating the leaders of tomorrow.


Why you should never use Upwork, ever.
Note: I never wanted to write something like this or expose the people involved.


The Anti-Helicopter
Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.


The 70 Greatest Conspiracy Theories in Pop-Culture History
From “Paul is dead” to “Stevie Wonder isn’t blind,” with a lot of Illuminati in between.