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 Pros and Cons of Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones regularly top lists of essential travel gadgets, but are they worth it?

The Pros and Cons of Noise-Canceling Headphones

AirPods Are a Tragedy

Apple claims that AirPods are building a “wireless future.” Many people think they’re a symbol of disposable wealth. The truth is bleaker.

AirPods Are a Tragedy

Topological Quantum Computing

Quantum computing exploits quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform operations on data, which in many cases, are infeasible to do efficiently on classical computers. The basis of this data is the qubit, which is the quantum analog of the classical bit.

Topological Quantum Computing

Inside Facebook’s New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One 

The social network has a plan to merge the worlds of artificial intelligence and real-world machines, so that both may grow more powerful.

Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One

WeWork Wants to Become Its Own Landlord With Latest Spending Spree

Adam Neumann runs one of the few startups on Earth for which $2 billion of fresh funding was, or ever could be, terrible news.

WeWork Wants to Become Its Own Landlord With Latest Spending Spree

How to Make Money Off Rainforests Without Cutting Them Down

With the help of rich countries, Guyana is demonstrating that preservation can be profitable.

Guyana Rainforest
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