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:

The Sharing Economy Was Always a Scam

‘Sharing’ was supposed to save us. Instead, it became a Trojan horse for a precarious economic future.

The Sharing Economy Was Always a Scam

Me, Inc.

The paradoxical, pressure-filled quest to build a “personal brand.”

Me, Inc.

One Company Makes Almost All the Home DNA Test Spit Tubes

OraSure and subsidiary DNA Genotek make plastic vials with a patented mix of preservative chemicals.

One Company Makes Almost All the Home DNA Test Spit Tubes

The Fast Track to Being a CEO-Engineer

A dual undergraduate program in engineering and business is gaining traction with students.

The Fast Track to Being a CEO-Engineer

Still At It

These New Yorkers have been doing the same thing for 50, 60, 70 years — and love it too much to stop.

Old Artisan Worker

Zuckerberg’s Privacy Manifesto is Actually About Messaging

You would be forgiven if you read Mark Zuckerberg’s Wednesday post about Facebook moving to “A Privacy-Minded Vision for Social Networking” and thought it was either a deathbed conversion, a cynical ploy to avoid regulation and reassure users, or even just an absurd musing that the company has no intention of carrying out (much like the “Clear History” feature it announced almost a year ago, which has yet to materialize).

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