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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 188

Research of the Week The more times you flip the burger, the faster it cooks. College lowers smoking rates. Female mice show less variance than male mice. Young kids who train basketball frequently have improved executive functioning. Grazing on perennial grasslands can match current meat production while improving the environment.

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7 Ways to Boost Injury Recovery

Just like recovery is the most important part of training—it’s how we get stronger, how we get fitter, how we get faster—recovering from injuries is the most important part of the injury healing process. If you get injured, your average health care professional will tell you that “the body will take care of itself.” They’ll say to “eat healthy” and “rest up” and “take ibuprofen.”…

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Dear Mark: Do Hunter-Gatherers Sleep Less Than We Thought?

For years, we've thought that hunter-gatherers slept like babies: long and hard. They'd drift off as the sun dropped, lingering around the ubiquitous campfire only for a short time, sleep a good 8-10 hours, and waking up at first light bright eyed for the next day. For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm examining a study that calls these assumptions into question. What if hunter-gatherers don't…

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Can We Feed the World on the Primal Blueprint Diet? – Part 1

Every couple weeks, I get an email that asks about the global sustainability of the Primal Blueprint diet. It's a common question, one that probably deserves a comprehensive answer - or as close to one as I can muster. See, the problem is that the world is really, really big. And the problems that affect the world have many layers. Each of those problems is…

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