The Bad Backs Behind Your Deliveries: “As part of a larger investigation into hazardous working conditions, the Occupational Safety and and Health Administration announced on Wednesday it has cited Amazon for failing to keep workers safe at warehouses in Deltona, Florida; Waukegan, Illinois; and New Windsor, New York.” Behind your speedy Amazon delivery are serious hazards for workers, government finds. (Let’s put things into perspective: For these hazards, Amazon was fined $60,269.)

+ A Breachable Moment: As the US breaches its debt limit, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said officials have started to deploy ‘extraordinary measures’ to make sure the country can keep paying its bills. The measures aren’t all that extraordinary. But the stupidity and trolling associated with this debt limit fight will be. Wall Street’s DC watchers are really, really worried about the debt ceiling.

+ Come On Get Happy: “As the study’s director (Bob) and associate director (Marc), we’ve been able to watch participants fall in and out of relationships, find success and failure at their jobs, become mothers and fathers. It’s the longest in-depth longitudinal study on human life ever done, and it’s brought us to a simple and profound conclusion: Good relationships lead to health and happiness. The trick is that those relationships must be nurtured.” The Atlantic: What the Longest Study on Human Happiness Found Is the Key to a Good Life. (Oddly, there’s no mention of perusing a few hundred news stories every morning.)

+ Your Fifteen Minutes “Four young men have been executed in connection with the nationwide protests that erupted in Iran four months ago, while 18 other people have been sentenced to death. Human rights groups have said they were convicted after grossly unfair sham trials.” Iran protests: 15 minutes to defend yourself against the death penalty.

+ Nice Ass: “From bearing the burdens of the Roman Empire to enabling trade over long distances, the humble donkey has been surprisingly influential.” So let’s give donkey’s their due. How donkeys changed the course of human history.