Simple as This

In burger making, stripping non-essential elements is key. A few basic ingredients and a little finesse will ensure a quality burger every time. New York butcher and “Meat Prophet” Tom Mylan breaks down the anatomy of a great burger for First We Feast.

In Other News

College Try

Chart: how major college football programs’ commitment to academics stacks up with their performance on the field – The Wall Street Journal

Leave It Alone

How one woman overcame loneliness by taking a 500-mile solo hike through the Colorado RockiesQuartz

Hit it Where They Ain’t

Why it’s so hard for Major League players to hit away from modern defensive shiftsGrantland 

Racetrack Rocks

Scientists finally cracked the code on how big stones mysteriously move across the Death Valley desert floorAdventure Journal

To Be Rich or To Be a Football King

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones desperately wants the one thing money can’t buyESPN

Cover shot: Kickoff … Texas A&M ran roughshod over South Carolina in the college football season’s first major upset – USA Today Sports Images