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:

The Art of the Dinner Party

Menus from our Eat columnists, conversation tips, dream guest lists from star hosts and more.

The Solution to Facebook Overload Isn’t More Facebook

The moment I first realized that everything had changed for Facebook was right after the 2016 US presidential election with one of the first of many Zuckerbergian mea culpas.

Thinking On Your Feet

Health experts widely agree that most of us should sit less, especially at work.

How Snapchat Has Kept Itself Free of Fake News

Being less friendly to advertisers also insulates the service from viral hoaxes and propaganda.

A Few Notes On Post-Modernism

There are exactly two characteristics that make a scapegoat: First of all, it so worthless that it’s not worthy of being eaten; second, it is all-powerful and worthy of appeasing the Gods.

Inside the Mind of Thru-Hiking’s Most Devious Con Man

An intimate look at the life of a serial scammer who’s found his easy marks in the outdoor community.