“Mall kiosks are not an often-interrogated part of our shopping ecosystem. How do they work? Who works at them, and should we hold them accountable for their hard-sell tactics?” Racked unearths The Secret Life of the Mall Kiosk Worker. (Why not? Everyone else has had their say…)

+ ESPN: The Secret Life of Live Mascots. (There’s some concern that they don’t always root for the teams they represent…)