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Research of the Week
Popular science authors often claim that hunter-gatherers were more warlike than modern humans and that our propensity for large-scale violence in the name of resource acquisition is an evolutionary adaptation – “mankind’s hereditary curse.” A new study of 21 “forager” societies – hunter-gatherers, in other words – undermines that popular view , finding that of 148 catalogued kills, just two were over “resources.” The vast majority were caused by “miscellaneous personal disputes” between individuals, not bands, tribes, or groups.
These side effects of artificial sweeteners  might leave a weird aftertaste in your mouth, kind of like Sweet’N Low.
Interesting Blog Posts
Robb Wolf covers  the latest omega-3 and prostate cancer study.
According to Men’s Fitness , the Primal Blueprint is one of the six best new diets. My only quibbles would be with the words “new” and “diet,” but overall I’m pleasantly surprised.
Cholesterol levels have leveled off in Americans, but researchers (and, I’d wager, drug companies) aren’t satisfied. They want them even lower .
Enter to win a fantastic trip to Italy  and get a great Everyday Paleo Italian cookbook (releasing July 23) from Sarah Fragoso in the process. Not a bad deal, I’d say.
I got a chance to read John Durant’s upcoming book, The Paleo Manifesto. It’s refreshing, hilarious, and informative, and I suggest you pre-order it .
- This kale walnut pesto  works with just about any kind of meat you can imagine.
- Whatever you do, don’t hand these lollipops  out on Halloween (unless you get a lot of trick-or-treaters who are also dogs).
One year ago (July 21 – July 27)
- Are We Pre-Programmed to Be Happy?  – The science of why feeling good feels good, plus what it all means for our health and happiness.
- The Power of Daydreaming: Why You Should Let Your Mind Wander  – Left to its own devices, the mind is an eager traveler. We should cultivate this; here’s why.