You Can Check Out Anytime You Want, But You Can Never Leave: “The technology is comparable to what’s in driverless cars. It identifies when we lift a product from a shelf, freezer or produce bin; automatically itemizes the goods; and charges us when we leave the store. Anyone with an Amazon account, not just Prime members, can shop this way and skip a cash register since the bill shows up in our Amazon account.” NYT (Gift Article): Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods. My homie Jeff O’Keefe predicted this kind of supermarket experience decades ago with an ad for IBM.

+ Get Ripped or R.I.P.: “Half an hour of muscle strengthening activity such as lifting weights, push-ups or heavy gardening each week could help reduce the risk of dying from any cause by as much as a fifth.” (According to that math, 2 1/2 hours a week and you could reduce the risk of dying to zero…)

+ The War on People: “For the investigators, the human foot — burned, but with some fabric still attached — was the tipoff: Until recently, this squat, ruined house was a place where bodies were ripped apart and incinerated, where the remains of some of Mexico’s missing multitudes were obliterated.” At cartel extermination site; Mexico nears 100k missing.

+ Show Some Spine: “While digital media completely upended industries like music, movies and newspapers, most publishers and authors still make the bulk of their money from selling bound stacks of paper.” NYT (Gift Article): How a Book Is Made. Ink, Paper and a 200,000-Pound Printer. Start the Presses!