February 26 2017

Weekend Link Love – Edition 441

By Mark Sisson
6 Comments

weekend_linklove in-lineRESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Chronic cardio linked to low libido in men.

Compressed eating windows work in young men who lift heavy.

In women, red meat deficiency may lead to depression.

Drinking sugary beverages every day only makes you want them more.

Bronze Age women had a thing for steppe horsemen.

Brief bouts of intense stair climbing improve fitness.

We appear to have a malaria vaccine.

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INTERESTING BLOG POSTS

On pandas, poo, and what it means for you.

The 16 types of play, according to Forest Schools.

The physiological changes that occur on a month-long hike.

MEDIA, SEHMEDIA

Another centenarian, another bacon-lover.

Mr. Glassman goes to Washington.

Kung-fu granny.

EVERYTHING ELSE

26,000 years ago, a small child and large dog explored a cave together.

When Europeans first reached British Columbia, almost all the native inhabitants were dead.

Save the Gangsta Garden.

Indian strongman smashes coconuts with bare hands.

How different cultures handle madness.

Exposure to junk food is making traditional Siberian people fat.

Sometimes barefoot running in public really is dangerous.

Bad weather in southern Europe is making vegetables pricier in northern Europe.

THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN

Blog post that got me thinking: Are anti-aging and other diet studies seriously compromised by unhealthy subjects and controls?

Good to see media coverage: NYT covers light’s effect on circadian rhythm (and plugs some bulbs that mitigate the issue).

Concept I’m pondering: Have humans always been chasing the technological singularity?

Article I liked: Why are we the only humans around?

Gift idea: Experimental cutlery.

RECIPE CORNER

TIME CAPSULE

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COMMENT OF THE WEEK

As Mark Twain said (paraphrasing): If entry into heaven is based on merit, only dogs will get in!

– Amen, John.

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  1. Interesting article on red meat, women, and depression. This has been my experience, and I’ve usually gotten very weird looks when I’ve said it. The other thing I’ve noted is that my iron levels drop drastically without 3-4 servings of red meat per week. This should be impossible! However, during the years that I was a regular blood donor, the pattern emerged: the test blob refused to sink whenever I’d been light on red meat. During this time, I was keeping a food-and-mood diary as I was dealing with major depression and chronic migraine. I’m no longer a blood donor, because my veins started collapsing.

    1. I, too, need a lot of red meat for optimal mental and physical health. I never paid much attention to the notion that it’s bad for us. It’s just something I need to have, regardless of what the so-called experts think. If I don’t get enough I start to crave it. I even dreamed about eating steak during a brief failed stint as a vegetarian years ago.

  2. The coconut smasher is crazy lol. I’ve always wondered how primitive man got into the edible coconut flesh. I have the hardest time with modern utensils. Frist I use a screwdriver to poke open the eyes and drain the fluid. Then I use a hammer to crack it open. However the real fun begins when I use a case knife to slowly chip out the flesh from around the hull. Love them but very time consuming.

  3. Thanks for posting about smallpox. I’m half cree indian, halg english. In canada smallpox infested blankets were given to indians in a deliberste extermination policy. Can you imagine…the little babies and childten of my ancestors dying like that. So heartbreaking but thanks for sharing.

  4. Very interesting the article on the Bronze age:

    “The Yamnaya men could have been more attractive mates than European farmers because they had horses and new technologies, such as copper hammers that gave them an advantage”

    Comparing myself to the Yamnaya:
    I have iron hammers (check, better than bronze)
    Don’t have a horse (no check)
    Result: 50/50 not bad 🙂

  5. Gotta love Mark Twain. What’s that quote from maybe Tom Saywer? “We all had the idea that if we were very good, God would allow us to be pirates.”