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:

Apple’s Trillion-Dollar World

The market value of Apple probably would have astonished the late economist John Kenneth Galbraith. But in some ways, he predicted it.

Apple’s Trillion-Dollar World

Here’s Apple’s Plan to Keep From Losing the World’s Fastest-Growing Smartphone Market

Samsung, Xiaomi, and other rivals are stomping the company in India, where it ranks 11th.

Can Your ‘Ally’ Want Things You Don’t?

In politics, enemies are easier to quarrel with than friends. An opponent disagreeing with you is business as usual. Dissent from someone you expected to be on your side can prove a lot more volatile.

Can Your ‘Ally’ Want Things You Don’t?

A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery

An epic riddle. An eccentric storyteller. A missing person. When a man vanishes in the wilderness, his family takes to the internet to find him.

A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery

The Mechanical Engineer

What it’s like for Mackenzie Lewin to work in a field dominated by older men.

The Mechanical Engineer

The History Behind Cherry Keyboard Switches

The famed mechanical keyboard switch manufacturer Cherry has been around since the 1950s—but it’s only been defined by keyboard switches in the past decade.

keyboard switch

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