“Each day, without fail, he would walk in with a smile on his face and a ‘bread sandwich’ tucked into his bag.” Why do some people thrive under challenging circumstances? It’s a complicated but interesting question. From The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova: How People Learn to Become Resilient.

+ “For decades the Man of Steel has failed to find his groove, thanks to a continual misunderstanding of his strengths.” From The Atlantic’s Asher Elbein: The Trouble with Superman.

+ “Paul Reubens wanted to show me his favorite Walgreens.” NYT Magazine: Pee-wee’s Big Comeback.

+ Popular Mechanics: How the Humble Index Card Foresaw the Internet.