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Weekend Link Love – Edition 186

Coconut oil: cure for foot fungus? [7]

Social stress induces epigenetic changes [8] in macaques in mere weeks. Who wants to bet that the same thing happens in other primates, too?

After a car accident that shattered his femur, arm, and hip [9], the only way Michael Sandler was able to run (against strict orders from his doctors) was completely barefoot. I wonder how he eats.

The true story [10]of how bread fostered civilization, banished savagery, and gave Paleolithic man great hair.

If you have an hour to spare, check out my recent interview with Abel James on the Fat-Burning Man podcast [11].

How America isn’t really built for walking, and how we might be able to change that [12]. Be sure to check out Slate’s entire series on pedestrianism in America, linked at the bottom of the article.

A genetic adaptation [13] that allowed greater biosynthesis of long-chain polyunsaturated fats from precursor polyunsaturated fats, unique to modern humans, arose 300,000 years ago.

A tiny baby does pullups [14]. Those were okay, but next time, maybe he should try them without kipping. Also, has he ever heard of scapular retraction?

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Comment of the Week

Awesome! I’m going to try this. I can see the look of delight now on my sixth-grader’s face when he opens his lunchbox to find this extra-nutritious treat.

– Something tells me Joseph Nichols’ [19] kid won’t be trading his lunch for cookies, Capri-Suns, chips, and other prized commodities.