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

Fantastic Fakes: Busting a $70 Million Counterfeiting Ring

The downfall of a legendary team of forgers, whose bogus bills were so good they’re still in circulation.


This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Clarity And Creativity

Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it controls your heartbeat, blood circulation, and digestion. It controls all the vital processes and functions of your body and knows the answers to all your problems…


Mister Softee’s Greatest Hit

We are just one-third of the way through 2016, and we have already been so overwhelmed by the loss of musical heroes that it feels impossible to make room for more grief…


“Manly Health and Training”

Walt Whitman’s newly discovered “Manly Health and Training” guide in its entirety…


Why is hiring broken? It starts at the whiteboard.

Open source extraordinaire Sahat Yalkabov has given up his search for a front end developer job after a series of technical interviews that he described to me as a “humiliating and dehumanizing process.”


The Best Sandwich Ever

“Your Top 5 favorite sandwiches, in order, please. Go.


The Foosball Championship of the Whole Entire Universe

Tensions will be running high today as the Blue Team, coached by eleven-year-old Nathaniel Rich, takes on the Red Team, coached by seven-year-old Simon Rich…


Inside OpenAI, Elon Musk’s Wild Plan to Set Artificial Intelligence Free

When some of Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies caught wind of the project, they began offering tremendous amounts of money to OpenAI’s freshly assembled cadre of artificial intelligence researchers, intent on keeping these big thinkers for themselves…