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2 Aug

Weekend Link Love – Edition 61

weekend link loveScientists have figured out how to remove all the cocoa butter from chocolate and replace it with starch! Now your chocolate will never melt in your hand. Nor will it ever be chocolate. And I quote from the UK Times Online article, “It’s the food technologists’ holy grail.” (Thanks go out to reader Steve for the link.)

There are exercise gadgets and there is this thing. Warning, this product may not be suitable for work…or exercise, or anything else.

Want more evidence that you have the power to control your genes? Via The Independent, a Harvard study shows how yoga and meditation affect disease-fighting genes. (thanks, Mark)

In case you haven’t heard yet, Michael Phelps lost. FitSugar sums up the story and the super-suit controversy.

Pay Now Live Later walks us through his Primal vacation. Quite a fun pictorial.

Early this week I posted Primal wedding pictures from a couple MDA followers. Turns out they have their own photoblog, Simple Feasts, which includes some tasty Primal meal pics. Take a look!

And finally, reader Chris found this interesting lunchbox at a local restaurant. They spelled the name backwards!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. The “Shake Weight”! Wow, that’s what I’ve been missing.

    Sterling wrote on August 2nd, 2009
  2. Wow, Glen Korg had a very different life 72,000 years ago. Good for him!

    Jefferson wrote on August 2nd, 2009
  3. To be fair he (Michael Phelps) has come back with a vengeance and won everything else since, breaking records along the way.

    Chidi wrote on August 2nd, 2009
  4. At least most of the comments on the cocoa butter-less chocolate article are of the “what the —-?” variety…

    Ray wrote on August 2nd, 2009
  5. The shake weight? Hilarious. I can think of a very similar exercise women can do that would also please the man in their life. And for no extra cost!

    Indiscreet wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  6. I am strangely aroused by the shake weight.

    George wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  7. Replace cocoa butter with STARCH?

    BLASPHEMY!

    Piper wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  8. I’ll take my chocolate fat and melty, thank you very much.

    I was so amused by the er, shake weight. Can’t imagine doing it with a straight face.

    hb wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  9. The Shake Weight does seem like a muscle-memory trainer for..other things.

    JD wrote on August 4th, 2009

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