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:

Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto

Designing our Complex Future with Machines.

Why Google and Amazon Keep Fidelity and BlackRock Up at Night

Consumers are ready to trust tech giants with financial services, but regulatory hurdles might get in the way.

Give This End-Of-Year Toast Before The Office Empties Out

Don’t miss your chance to rally your team around their recent wins and set their sights on the year ahead. Here’s exactly how to do it.

Year in Review: The Best Cars of 2017

These beauties aren’t cheap, but you don’t get to the top of the heap by scrimping.

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

The sites you’re visiting see you as emerging from a random point on the internet and thus can’t trace your true IP address or your associated identity.

Welcome to College. Plus Meditation, Minus Drinking.

Having launched China’s dominant search engine, Li is a celebrity in his home country. But even Li didn’t anticipate the amount of attention he would get.At the University of Vermont, an unusual initiative wants to help students discover the benefits of well-rounded healthy living. Is it working?