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 U.S. Stock Market Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Its Endless Rally

Welcome to the party that won’t quit even as regular investors are leaving.

The U.S. Stock Market Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Its Endless Rally

Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy?

Meow Wolf started as a loose group of penniless punks. Now it’s a multimillion-dollar dream factory anchoring an “immersive bazaar” in Las Vegas.

Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy?

The Most Valuable Company (for Now) Is Having a Nadellaissance

Under Satya Nadella, Microsoft has more subscribers than Netflix, more cloud computing revenue than Google, and a near-trillion-dollar market cap.

The Most Valuable Company (for Now) Is Having a Nadellaissance

The End of the Line

For more than 50 years, life in Lordstown,
Ohio has revolved around the G.M. plant
at the edge of town.

The End of the Line

The National Park Service is Your New HMO

If time outside is good medicine, then the national parks, which see some 330 million visitors each year, might just be the country’s most important health care provider.

The National Park Service is Your New HMO

Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years

A French coastal community has finally cracked the mystery behind the Garfield telephones that have plagued its picturesque beaches for decades.

Garfield phones beach mystery finally solved after 35 years
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