Welcome to the Earnest Notebook, a weekly roundup of articles and ideas from around the web—sometimes serious and sometimes not—about the intersection between money, school, work, and life. It’s designed to be a quick read—and as always, we want to address topics that matter to our readers . Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with writing that piques your interest.
The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love to Do 6 minutes | (The New York Times)
Here’s the TL;DR on this one: If you take a job just for the money, chances are you’re not going to be that happy. But if you’re interested in why, read this article.
When Women Stopped Coding 17 minutes | (NPR, Planet Money)
Once upon a time, women were a growing force in the world of computer programming. Then, according to the data, there was a drop off in women programmers starting around 1984. This episode of Planet Money made its way around our Earnest office—and is worth a listen for engineers and non-engineers alike.
The Unified Theory of Deliciousness 12 minutes | (Wired)
Star chef David Chang presents his own view on what makes something delicious—and it has a lot to do with the perfect amount of salt plus a dash of memory. If you have a favorite meal, take a moment to think about why you like it so much. Then read this. Nom nom.