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:

13, right now
This is what it’s like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing.


Comparisons? Golden State Warriors Are Playing a Different Game
What is the point, really, of historical comparison? How do you measure a basketball mutation, which is what the Golden State Warriors have become, with their long-distance dialing that makes relating them to storied N.B.A. teams of yore like distinguishing between a smartphone and a land line?


The Trailers for Ghostbusters (2016) and the Art of Editing Comedy
There’s been a lot of discussion on the Internet regarding the larger cultural forces and attitudes that are congealing around Paul Feig’s new version of Ghostbusters (2016).


The Rise of Small Farm Robots
Or why the miniaturization of farm machinery will help encourage small, diverse farms.


Kelly Slater Built the Perfect Wave. Can He Sell It to the World?
The surfing legend’s top-secret machine could change the sport forever.


How a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Inspired a Gourmet Canned Food Company
Vera Bachrach, in her own words, was “struck by the can” about two and a half year ago.


Is ‘American Ninja Warrior’ the Future of Sports?Legacy games like baseball and football are fighting to recruit and retain younger viewers. But for the cult hit ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ the biggest obstacles are on the course.


Clear Vision
“We’re ready,” says Davide Rossi, the head glass-blower at Muranese company Carlo Moretti, as he inspects a test vessel in his workshop where large open windows overlook the blue waters of the Venetian lagoon.