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 Future of Wearable Tech Is Called a Hearing Aid

Even if your ears are fine, you might want a device that translates 27 languages, tracks fitness, and monitors vital signs.

The Future of Wearable Tech Is Called a Hearing Aid

Firing Parachutes at Drones Is One Way to Keep the Skies Clear

Next-generation tech for detection of drugs and people was on display at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio.

Firing Parachutes at Drones Is One Way to Keep the Skies Clear

Melinda Gates on tech innovation, global health and
her own privilege.

You would perhaps be demonstrating an excess of sympathy to feel sorry for ultrawealthy philanthropists.

Melinda Gates on tech innovation, global health and  her own privilege.

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

“Sleep loss will leak down into every nook and cranny of your physiology. Sleep, unfortunately, is not an optional lifestyle luxury. Sleep is a nonnegotiable biological necessity. It is your life support system.”

You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep—and It’s Killing You

The Price We Pay for Multitasking at Work

Not only are we bad at doing many things at once, but it can actually be harmful to try.

The Price We Pay for Multitasking at Work

Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: Broken Dream

The future is still very fragile.

Galaxy Fold
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