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:

When the Tools of the Trade Are the Keyboard and Mouse

For Daisuke Wakabayashi, who covers Google, computer accessories are important. Very important.

When the Tools of the Trade Are the Keyboard and Mouse

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

A preposterously cute grey squirrel monkey named Dalton bonks his head against a computer screen in front of him. Wide-eyed and mutton chopped, Dalton has quite the set up—the screen, wide in squirrel-monkey terms, displays dots of varying sizes and colors. Below that is a monkey-sized basin, like a sink in a dollhouse kitchen remodeled with stainless steel fixtures.

Monkeys With Superpower Eyes Could Help Cure Color Blindness

Failed Your Fitness Goals Already? There’s a Simple Fix for That

The reason you didn’t stick to your New Year’s resolution is that you don’t like exercise. But that can change.

Failed Your Fitness Goals Already? There’s a Simple Fix for That

Six Sigma Gives Way to Rendanheyi at GE’s Appliance Business

Haier, the new owner, has its own plan to revive the struggling brand.

Six Sigma Gives Way to Rendanheyi at GE’s Appliance Business

8 Reasons Why Apple Won’t Buy Netflix

It has the cash, and Netflix has the audience. But the idea is still rotten.

8 Reasons Why Apple Won’t Buy Netflix

In This Manhattan Apartment, Every Room Is a Testament to Japanese Tradition

The artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s first architectural project in New York City is a defiant celebration of a bygone age.

In This Manhattan Apartment, Every Room Is a Testament to Japanese Tradition
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