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Weekend Link Love – Edition 462

RESEARCH OF THE WEEK

The sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand has declined by 50% [1] over the last 40 years.

Sperm quality is down in dogs [2], too.

Birthday wishes do come true, as long as you wish to increase the cake’s bacterial levels by 1500% [3].

Another study [4] shows that wearing blue blocking goggles at night boosts melatonin levels, even when you use your smartphone.

Watching TV for a few hours a week might not be so bad (and may even be good) for a kid’s brain development as long as they watch and discuss it with a caretaker [5].

Hip thrusts are great but don’t seem to increase sprint performance [6].

Turns out the Canaanites weren’t killed off [7].

High brain iron may precipitate Alzheimer’s [8].

NEW PRIMAL BLUEPRINT PODCASTS

Episode 179: Thor Conklin [9]: Host Elle Russ chats with Thor Conklin, an entrepreneur who credits his healthy paleo lifestyle as a critical co-factor in his success.

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INTERESTING BLOG POSTS

How to lower your cholesterol [14], if you’re into that sort of thing.

This isn’t fake news [15].

MEDIA, SCHMEDIA

Why Wim [16] Hof explicitly cautions against doing his breathing techniques in or around water [16].

Homo erectus may have displayed human-like thinking [17] at least 1.8 million years ago.

EVERYTHING ELSE

The overwhelming importance [18] of conscientiousness.

DNA evidence is changing everything [19] we thought we knew about plant and animal domestication.

How is the poke craze affecting yellowfin populations [20]?

The first human embryos were just edited [21] in the US using CRISPR [22].

It’s always nice to see a success story [23].

THINGS I’M UP TO AND INTERESTED IN

Nice take on the AHA/coconut oil controversy: From Nina Teicholz [24].

I hope they used avocado oil: Bob Dylan potato chips are all the rage in China [25].

I would have liked this guy: Japanese longevity expert who recently died at 105 had great advice for long life [26].

I’m glad I never got into playing football: 110/111 NFL brains were found to have evidence of CTE [27], the neurodegenerative disease caused by trauma.

I just did the same thing last week: Man thinks cubed butternut squash is cubed cheese [28], tries to return it.

RECIPE CORNER

TIME CAPSULE

One year ago (Jul 30– Aug 5)

COMMENT OF THE WEEK

Good stuff as always Mark I just beg you to never publish a link to an article that states eating a couple of bites of 85% chocolate every day is bad for me. ?

– Even if such a study were to come out, I’d suppress the findings with every ounce of my being, HealthyHombre [33].