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:

Fire-Belching Forges Are Taking Over Top Restaurant Kitchens

Massive handmade, wood-fired grills from Grillworks are changing how renowned chefs cook everything from beef to beets.

Fire-Belching Forges Are Taking Over Top Restaurant Kitchens

The Rise of the Professional Dungeon Master

Nerd culture, Stranger Things, and the gig economy have created a world where Dungeons & Dragons enthusiasts host games for $500.

The Rise of the Professional Dungeon Master

Kohl’s Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales

Kohl’s will pack, label and ship Amazon returns for free at its more than 1,100 stores, a bid to increase foot traffic and perhaps increase sales.

Kohl’s Is Betting on Amazon Returns to Drive Sales

Ford and VW Are Set to Cooperate on Self-Driving and Electric Cars

A Volkswagen production line in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company is expected to deepen its alliance with Ford.

Ford and VW Are Set to Cooperate on Self-Driving and Electric Cars

Things You Learn After 1 Year of Day Trading for a Living

I’ve made any possible mistake, but somehow I survived and learned a lot.

Things You Learn After 1 Year of Day Trading for a Living

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone

o get the most out of slow motion, it helps to understand the basics. Let’s start with the very concept of video itself.

How to Shoot Stellar Slow-Motion Video on Your Phone
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