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 Truth About Dentistry

It’s much less scientific—and more prone to gratuitous procedures—than you may think.

The Truth About Dentistry

Millennials Tried to Kill the American Mall, But Gen Z Might Save It

The next generation of U.S. buyers isn’t shopping like their parents.

Millennials Tried to Kill the American Mall, But Gen Z Might Save It

The Science Behind Nike’s New, Even Faster Marathon Shoe

The new Vaporfly might sport new materials, better traction, and an updated look, but when it came time to tune the engine of the shoe—the foam-plate system—Nike changed only one variable.

The Science Behind Nike's New, Even Faster Marathon Shoe

America’s Favorite Door-Locking App Has a Data Privacy Problem

Great for landlords. Not so great for you.

America’s Favorite Door-Locking App Has a Data Privacy Problem

How to Prepare Yourself for Space

“You’ve been trying not to pee in your pants your whole life,” says the retired astronaut Scott Kelly, who wore a diaper for liftoff and landing on all four of his space missions.

How to Prepare Yourself for Space

Lettuce-Farming Robots Might Grow Your Next Salad

California’s grow houses are making use of applied intelligence and robotics to cultivate the time- and labor-intensive greens.

Lettuce-Farming Robots Might Grow Your Next Salad
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