I invited an LA Times reporter out for some Ultimate several Sundays back. Sounds like he had a good time .
Research of the Week
Even folks with genetic predispositions toward depression improve  with exercise.
Swiss cheese goes way back .
Childhood obesity is still increasing .
Dark chocolate boosts athletic performance  (similar to beets).
Deep voices probably evolved to intimidate other men , not attract women.
Each additional hour of sedentary time is tied to higher coronary calcium scores .
Eating too much fructose can negatively affect gene expression in the brain, but enough DHA reverses it .
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 117: Michelle Norris : I sit down with the CEO and Managing Event Coordinator of Paleo f(x), Michelle Norris, to chat about the purpose of Paleo f(x), what health practitioners, laypeople, and entrepreneurs can get from it, and how Michelle plans to change the world.
Each week, select Mark?s Daily Apple blog posts are prepared as Primal Blueprint Podcasts. Need to catch up on reading, but don?t have the time? Prefer to listen to articles while on the go? Check out the new blog post podcasts below, and subscribe to the Primal Blueprint Podcast here  so you never miss an episode.
- 10 Common Primal Mistakes You Might Be Making 
- Why What You Walk (or Run) on Matters 
- Why Saying “No” is So Important 
Interesting Blog Posts
“It’s impossible to be a vegan.” A smart kid ponders  life, death, and the cyclical nature of everything.
Shroom guru Paul Stamets on the new CRISPR-edited button mushroom .
Israel and McDonald’s duke it out .
The push  to make California cannabis cultivation more sustainable.
How chronic hookworm infections may have caused  the “lazy southerner” stereotype.
Me too, Ted . Me too.
Fitness, video-gamified .
The hot pepper as revolutionary barometer : “In Sichuan…eating spicy food has come to be regarded as an indication of such personal characteristics as courage, valor, and endurance.” These virtues are arguably just as useful on the toilet the morning after a spicy food binge as they are fighting Japanese imperialism.
Wildlife have taken over  the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
A German city is putting traffic lights on the ground  because people won’t look up from their phones.
Even if I was onboard with the principles, I refuse to go something called “vego .”
Liquid sheep .
Good dog .
- Gai yang , or Thai grilled chicken. Brings back memories for me.
- Fried green plantains with mango avocado salsa  may not be “traditional,” but dang if it isn’t good.
One year ago (May 4 ? May 10)
- The Primal Community is More Diverse Than You Might Think  ? Who are we?
- How We’re Setting Our Kids Up to Be Fat, Sick, and Unhappy  ? We’re blowing it.
Comment of the Week
Try walking through a public park full of dog poop. That?s one way to indulge in unpredictability while walking on a natural surface. ????
– Absolutely, Mack .