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:

Think Biking or Walking to Work Would Take Too Long? Think Again

A new study published in a journal called Transportmetrica A: Transport Science shows that people often overestimate the time required to commute actively, a miscalculation especially common when someone has secured a parking permit near the office.

Think Biking or Walking to Work Would Take Too Long? Think Again

YouTube’s Plan to Clean Up the Mess That Made It Rich

Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever. Except financially.

YouTube’s Plan to Clean Up the Mess That Made It Rich

The Smithsonian’s Burning Man Art Show Is Actually Quite Good

You can take the art out of Burning Man, but can you take Burning Man out of the art?

The Smithsonian’s Burning Man Art Show Is Actually Quite Good

The Wildest Rides From Beijing’s Bling-Flinging Auto Show

Automakers hankering for a piece of the booming Chinese market brought some of the swankiest wares to the capital city’s auto show this week.

The Wildest Rides From Beijing's Bling-Flinging Auto Show

One Small Step for a Woman, One Giant Leap for Mankind

‘Mercury 13,’ a new Netflix documentary, tells the true story of astronaut-qualified women who were blocked from the space program in the 1960s—and imagines a world in which they’d been the face of exploration.

One Small Step for a Woman, One Giant Leap for Mankind

Why Lemons Now Replace Limes at Taco Trucks Every Spring

The lemon’s fuller flavor goes well on fish and chips, or in a tea. But on carne asada or any other meat, the juice falls flat. It doesn’t replicate the fresh sharpness of a perfectly squeezed lime.

Why Lemons Now Replace Limes at Taco Trucks Every Spring

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