What We’re Reading: August 8-12

Olympics, mortgages, castles, design, tedium, cookies, autonomous growth, reviews, and tech!

Train for citius, altius, fortius, but don’t count on making a profit. Rule 40 prevents athletes from cashing in during the games. If a gold medal winner wants cash, they could sell their medal for $564.

One (profiting) athlete just tied an Olympic record held by an ancient competitor.

 Patrick Hoesly 2010

Patrick Hoesly/flickr/2010

There are age requirements now, but in the very beginning of the nineteenth century, the Olympics had a very young, mysterious participant.

How many hours per week do you need to work in order to afford a home in your state?

A man’s home is his castle, but this castle could be your home for the right price in September.

Now you can create customized color palettes using Pantone’s new app.

First it was Slow Food, then Slow TV, now it is Slow-Game Apps.  Plant a few seeds and see what slowly happens.

Girl Scout cookie flavors come and go — will this one stick around or flame out?

How would you like to live in a house that could repair itself after a fire? It could be in our future.

For those of us lacking a green thumb, maybe this grow box is a solution. For legal plant life, obvs.

So, a company known for its performance review software is getting rid of its own performance reviews because they are too time-consuming and expensive? Really?

Only a few more weeks until the newest iPhone is revealed!

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