New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week — Edition 125

Research of the Week

The earliest known modern humans in Europe were products of a recent coupling between humans and Neanderthals.

How your face and body morphology influence how threatening you appear to others.

Thru-hiking—at least as commonly practiced—can impair vascular health.

Personality and metabolism.

In rodents, early life sugar consumption impairs later life cognition, perhaps via changes to gut bacteria.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 481: Dr. Caroline Leaf: Host Elle Russ chats with communications pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf, an expert in using direct mind input to change how you think.

Episode 482: Dr. Greg Kelly: Host Brad Kearns chats with Dr. Greg Kelly about circadian strategies for fat loss and longevity.

Health Coach Radio: Erin and Laura chat with Charlene Gisele, who went from high-powered corporate lawyer to higher-powered health coach.

Media, Schmedia

Everyone needs to go outdoors on a regular basis.

L0st Golden City discovered in Egypt.

Interesting Blog Posts

How vegetarian politics is preventing India from truly addressing its diabetes epidemic.

How and why did the Aztecs sacrifice so many humans?

Social Notes

Better get those hibernating bears on statins!

Why I love the beach.

Everything Else

Isn’t this how Planet of the Apes begins?

Isn’t this how The Walking Dead begins?

Turns out that Baltic amber is chock-full of promising pharmaceuticals.

Physical strength and anxiety levels.

America’s land use.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

How about that: For 2 million years, humans were apex predators eating mostly fatty meat.

Important reminder: Sunlight works.

Rocky’s manager knew: No sex before squats.

This is terrible: Dog-napping on the rise in the UK.

This seems abusable: Sampling DNA from ambient air.

Question I’m Asking

Do you think thru-hiking can be healthy if you do it right?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 3 – Apr 9)

Comment of the Week

“The British have a fascination with naming types of birds after female epigamic displays. They already have tits (e.g., marsh tits and great tits), and boobies (e.g., the blue footed booby). Now it looks like they have a ‘knocker’. The real question, though, is ‘Are all knockers white?'”

-Great observation, Aaron.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending more than three decades educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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