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

Artifacts of a Doomed Expedition

In 1845, Sir John Franklin set out with two ships to chart the Northwest Passage. He and his crew were never heard from again. Until their belongings began turning up on the Canadian tundra…


Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony…”


How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup

A decade after taking over, Jeff Immelt’s long bet on the Internet of Really Big Things seems to be paying off…


The burgers are as good as the puns in The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book

I made five burgers from the book, trying to mix it up with ingredients, buns, variations, and so forth to get the best read on The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book…


@MichelleObama | An exclusive look at how the First Lady mastered social media

Mrs. Obama’s tenure also coincided with the rise of social media: during the Obama presidency, Twitter went from upstart to global newswire; Facebook now counts over 1.5 billion users; and Instagram and Snapchat — platforms that didn’t exist a decade ago — dominate pop culture…