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.

Every Monday, we 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 to get your week started on the right foot. Be sure to check in each week for a new crop of freshly sprouted words curated straight from the source of your favorite homegrown ‘Smack.

What We’re Reading This Week:

Boeing Is Killing It by Squeezing Its Suppliers

Under CEO Dennis Muilenburg, the industrial giant has turned unapologetically hard-nosed.

Luxury Automakers Are Finally Discovering the Power of Women Buyers

Aston Martin, McLaren, and Lamborghini are running toward the most powerful growing market for the industry. But will they trip over their own preconceptions?

The Case Against Google

Critics say the search giant is squelching competition before it begins. Should the government step in?

The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine

…many critical election systems in the United States are poorly secured and protected against malicious attacks.

Get Schooled in the No-Nonsense Art of Survival

Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada’s Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth’s coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.

Design’s Lost Generation

…I raised my hand and suggested, to this group of designers, that modern design problems were very complex. And we ought to need a license to solve them.

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