9/8/2020 Power Five

1. Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth – What’s Going On? – “Are your teeth currently touching? Even as you read this article? If so, that’s a sure sign that you’re doing some damage — your teeth shouldn’t actually touch throughout the day at all unless you’re actively eating and chewing your food.

2. Why Do Poor People Stay Poor?“Many poor people stay poor not because of their talent/motivation, but because they are in low-paying jobs that they must work to survive. They are, in essence, in a poverty trap. This is a poverty trap where their lack of money prevents them from ever getting training/capital to work in higher paying jobs.”

3. Amazon Profits, AWS, and Advertising“People argue about Amazon a lot, and one of the most common and long-running arguments is about profits. The sales keep going up, and it takes a larger and larger share of US retail every year (7-8% in 2019), but it never seems to make any money. What’s going on?”

4. How Angela Merkel’s Giant Migrant Gamble Paid Off“Mohammad Hallak found the key to unlock the mysteries of his new homeland when he realised you could switch the subtitles on your Netflix account to German. The 21-year-old Syrian from Aleppo jotted down words he didn’t know, increased his vocabulary and quickly became fluent. Last year, he passed his end of high school exams with a grade of 1.5, the top mark in his year group.”

5. Quiz: Do You Want to Go to Grad School or Do You Just Need a Snack? – Mostly A’s? Go to grad school. Mostly B’s? Grab a snack.