Look at this cheeky monkey!
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  • Look at this cheeky monkey!

Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About computer chips that are thinking ever more like the human brain? Mick Dumke

• About how talking to strangers on the el makes you happier? Aimee Levitt

• That Logan Square is getting an “urban orchard”? (GaFa’s comment under the article is great.) Gwynedd Stuart

• This comprehensive guide to noodles in Los Angeles? Tal Rosenberg

• About the latest contenders for a new Lay’s chip flavor? (Cappuccino vs. Wasabi Ginger will be the battle of the century.) Brianna Wellen

• The latest in the grinning-monkey-selfie controversy? Steve Bogira

• That Adam Duritz is on Tinder? Luca Cimarusti