Why letting a fever run its course might be the best plan of action when you get one: elevated body temperatures (fevers) make certain immune cells work better .
The NY Times beats a drum  that we’ve been pounding for years – the drum that, when struck, sounds remarkably like “feeding your kids sugar-encrusted cereal is a lot like giving them cookies for breakfast.”
Wired reports how and why sugar makes us sleepy and protein wakes us up .
How to make liquid stevia extract  at home (and finally find a use for that bottle of cheap vodka you have laying around).
How to make magnesium oil  at home (and finally find a use for that big bag of magnesium flakes we all have laying around collecting dust).
Through midnight tonight, enter the coupon code “rudolph” at checkout and get free shipping from PrimalPacs . Grass-fed/finished beef, dried fruit, and raw nuts on demand… what’s not to like?
Okay, so this guy  can do single arm levers and handstands and displays insane body control in some incredibly mechanically disadvantaged positions, all impressive stuff, but how much can he curl? And at least I have better taste in music.
Move over, “texting while driving,” and make way for “texting while in open heart surgery.” A recent survey  of 439 medical technicians who monitor bypass machines found that over half regularly text during surgery.
- Finally, a fruit cake  that will incur resentment not intestinal perforation in the people who receive it.
- Robb Wolf held a Christmas recipe contest, and there are over a hundred entries . Go try a few.
One year ago (Dec 12 – Dec 18)
- Why You Should Practice Deep Breathing (and How to Do it)  – I know you guys haven’t been doing this. Read this over again (or for the first time) and start practicing before your in-laws arrive.
- 13 Holiday Gifts to Support a Primal Lifestyle  – In case you didn’t like anything from this year’s list , find something interesting from last year’s.
Comment of the Week
last night I dreamt of celery and awoke in a cold sweat!
There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
here’s tom with the weather.
– Alex , in this week’s post on dreaming, with a quote from the great (and late) comic.