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:

‘I Think This Guy Is, Like, Passed Out in His Tesla’

What’s fascinating is the way the sci-fi novelty of Autopilot — combined with the deep familiarity of old-fashioned driving — manages to warp our danger-detecting radar.

A Realistic Steak Is Fake Meat’s Holy Grail

You have to re-create the complex interplay of muscle and fat, flavor and texture.

Nine Secrets I Never Knew About Airports Until I Worked at LAX

From dead bodies in the security line to a cobra in a Pringles can, you wouldn’t believe the crazy things that happen at America’s busiest airport of origin.

Adam Sandler’s Everlasting Shtick

He became America’s most reliable comic star without ever leaving his comfort zone. So what’s he doing in this year’s most anxiety-inducing film?

How the Dumb Design of a WWII Plane Led to the Macintosh 

At first, pilots took the blame for crashes. The true cause, however, lay with the design. That lesson led us into our user-friendly age—but there’s peril to come. 

Retailers Revamp Staffing as Fewer Shoppers Visit Stores

Foot traffic on Black Friday fell 6.2%; Target and others use store workers to handle online orders.