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Weekend Link Love – Edition 150

Have you ditched the Purel yet? Studies show [1] that carpet-bombing your microbial passengers with antibiotic soaps and hand sanitizers is counterproductive and even dangerous, while simple soap works best.

The United States Army banned Vibram Fivefingers [2] (and, if anyone actually has a pair, those Fila knockoffs). To be fair, they do allow other minimalist offerings.

Longtime reader Alex Shalman went strictly Primal and lost a bunch of weight and inches. Check his blog post [3] for detailed stat and food porn.

In pleasantly surprising news, the USDA concluded [4] that grass-fed cows are more environmentally friendly than feedlot cows.

My favorite research of the week [5]: tennis match grunting proven to negatively affect opponent’s performance. Of course, grunting positively affects other types of performance.

Second favorite [6]: better sleep improves athletic performance.

Have you been eating deep-fried wood pulp [7]?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (July 4 – July 10)

Comment of the Week

i don’t know, isn’t Glee on then?

– Reader Dasbutch, in the comment section [12] from “Expedition Impossible Team Goes Primal”