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Weekend Link Love – Edition 422

Elle Russ had a great chat with Dave Asprey [1]. Good stuff.

It’s the last week to grab some free bonuses [2] with your copy of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest title, The Paleo Primer: A Second Helping [3]

Research of the Week

American kids are among the world’s least fit [4].

Staying physically and mentally active reduces [5] cognitive decline.

Tech rage [6]“: Americans are apparently throwing, sobbing into, and screaming at their smartphones on a regular basis.

Humans truly are domesticated [7].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 138: Elizabeth Resnick [8]: Host Elle Russ hangs out with former MDA success story [9] about her transition from a vegan diet, how going Primal helped her skin, digestive, and anxiety issues, and how the shift has changed her life.

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 [10] so you never miss an episode.

Interesting Blog Posts

Eating 3-4 egg yolks a day could improve your blood lipids and reduce liver and belly fat, if this rat study is to be believed [14].

Soylent stops [15] selling its food replacement bars after customers complained of nausea and vomiting.

Warming up, or learning up [16]?

Media, Schmedia

In an exceedingly safe world, the biggest danger children face is the moralizing stranger [17].

A Silicon Valley techie wants to reduce smartphone addiction [18] despite working in an industry that depends on it for growth. Can he succeed?

Big Soda has pumped big money [19] into major health organizations to suppress information about the health effects of sugar consumption.

Everything Else

When automation fails, we’re not always ready to assume control [20].

Man, I want to see what this guy [21] can do on a Bosu ball.

Zuck hunts [22].

In the future, electronic cutlery will make your broccoli taste like chocolate [23]. Gross.

Did primate evolution begin in India [24]?

A new lawsuit [25] claims Pepsi’s Naked Juice isn’t actually healthy.

A vegan tourist arrives in New Zealand, discovers they have sheep, is triggered [26].

The whole world is in your lap [27].”

Gluten-free has really come a long way [28].

And now, bears playing with balloons [29].

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Deal of the week: I’ve partnered with Dry Farm Wines to give you a fantastic deal [30] on some truly Primal-approved wines.

Product I’m excited about: Purple sweet potatoes have reappeared at Whole Foods.

A quote I found helpful, particularly given the current political/media climate: “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.”—Marcus Aurelius [31].

The blog post that most piqued my interest: “The Secret Life of Trees” [32]—Another tree article? Yep. As you read, consider the dichotomy between the organic, bottoms-up nature of tree community support systems and the government-ordained, top-down system we have. Which is more Primal?

My favorite fun (and also mindblowing) fact of the week: The universe contains 10 times more galaxies than previously thought (PDF [33]).

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Oct 16 – Oct 22)

Comment of the Week

“My favorite oil is melted butter”

– Great choice, wildgrok [38].