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.

Introducing 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

Stealing White (Bloomberg Business)
How a corporate spy swiped plans for DuPont’s billion-dollar color formula


Why Your Next Car Should Be 3D Printed (Medium)
It might be a whole lot greener, and as easy to update as software.


How to Survive Falling Through the Ice (The New York Times Magazine)
‘‘You have more time than you think’’


New Clues to the Mystery of How Our Brains Keep Time (Wired)
OUR BRAINS HAVE an extraordinary ability to monitor time. A driver can judge just how much time is left to run a yellow light; a dancer can keep a beat down to the millisecond. But exactly how the brain tracks time is still a mystery.


Careers in Comics (Communication Arts)
Illustrators who make comics do so as a labor of love. But, with the right approach, indie comics and graphic novels can be part of a long-term career strategy—a way to make connections, attract dream clients or a book deal, and create an art object of lasting value.


Why Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter (New York Magazine)
Sure, the winter presents us with many practical challenges, like coping with colds and flu and getting to work through the snow, but what new studies suggest is that the season doesn’t have some mystical, malevolent effect on our brains.


Why Portlanders Have More in Common With The Bundy Militiamen Than (They) Think (The Portland Monthly)
The “occupation” just ended, but the militia movement isn’t going anywhere. We’re all bound by the complex history and future of the West.


Open to Inspection (Lapham’s Quarterly)
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the age of surveillance.


Could the Post-Pandemic Chaos of ‘The Division’ Really Happen? (Vice | Motherboard)
It starts on Black Friday, as shoppers storm high street stores in search of the next bargain. Little do they know that the hard-earned cash they’re spending carries something lethal.


How People Learn to Become Resilient (The New Yorker)
One of the central elements of resilience, Bonanno has found, is perception: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as an opportunity to learn and grow?