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Weekend Link Love – Edition 444

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

Stress alters gut bacteria [1] (in mice). Altering it back improves stress resilience.

How space affects the brain [2].

Alcohol may not actually help [3] fight heart disease.

Probiotics increase polyphenol absorption [4].

Rituals improve kids’ executive functioning [5].

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS


Episode 160: Robb Wolf [6]: Host Elle Russ chats with none other than Robb Wolf himself. Robb has a new book out—Wired to Eat—showing you how to repair your broken appetite and fix your damaged metabolic response to food.

INTERESTING BLOG POSTS

Why are seemingly competent people disappearing [7] from our national parks and wilderness areas?

Your weekend wasn’t actually that bad [8], thanks to Finland.

How to teach inflexible people to be more flexible [9].

Vegetable oils: worse than cigarettes [10]?

MEDIA, SCHMEDIA

Clean Chicken [11].

Turns out kids do really well [12] with a lot more time to play.

New unsealed documents reveal [13] Roundup might not be so safe after all.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Old isn’t dead [14].

Real prison workout [15].

I say bring on the beef heart in ground beef [16].

The biggest health threat [17] facing middle-aged men might be loneliness.

Made it [18].

Reindeer may be on the menu [19] soon. Perfect Christmas roast?

Is Uyghur cuisine the “next big thing [20]“? I hope so. It’s delicious.

THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN

Duh: “Low carbohydrate diets should be considered for diabetes management [21].”

Movement cue I hadn’t considered for loaded carries: “During the warmup, I kept saying, ‘push it down, pull it down.’ No matter what position, pull the kettlebell to the ground. When you’re carrying it down by your side, push it to the ground, but not so much that you lose your alignment. The weight starts getting heavy when you try to lift it [22].

Concept I’m pondering: The third pillar [23] of physical fitness after diet and exercise.

Question I’ve often asked: Are pesticides really necessary [24]?

Miscellaneous news I enjoyed: New Indian washing machines will come with a “curry” setting [25].

RECIPE CORNER

TIME CAPSULE

One year ago (Mar 19– Mar 25)

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

The coffee must flow. It’s important enough that we once had to use paper towels as a coffee filter at the office because we ran out. If you depend on people showing up at 3:30am to work, you find a way to get them caffeinated.

– Indeed, His Dudeness [30].