August 27 2017

Weekend Link Love – Edition 466

By Mark Sisson
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weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Just having your phone in the same room drains your cognitive capacity, even if it’s turned off.

99% of your gut bacteria are a complete mystery.

Belly fat increases cancer risk.

Researchers used Twitter to discover the geography of happiness.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 183: Elizabeth Baldwin-Lodge: Host Elle Russ chats with Elizabeth Baldwin-Lodge, an author who found her calling after two failed celebrity marriages were unable to fill the void in her life. Despite having “everything,” she was only able to be truly happy when she figured out how to be happy within.

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.

Interesting Blog Posts

Why omega-6 seed oils may be the primary cause of the diseases of civilization.

How weighted blankets could help with stress and anxiety.

Media, Schmedia

Tressa’s inspiring success story.

High-dose B12 supplementation when you don’t really need it may raise the risk of lung cancer.

“I don’t trust people to take so much control over the future of human nature.” Me neither.

Everything Else

“Whole Paycheck” might stop making sense.

Babylonians did trigonometry. Well, some of them.

Why vertical farms probably won’t work like proponents think they will.

Cheer yourself up.

All’s clear for the decisive trial in MDMA for PTSD patients.

As the prospect of human embryo genetic engineering draws closer to reality, some Chinese parents are asking for alterations to alcohol processing genes that would allow social drinking for business purposes.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

The kind of addiction I can get behind: To learning.

Study that made me go “Hmm”: Humans from the ancient past had a higher load of genomic disease risk than humans from today.

Article I’m pondering: “The day I found out my life was hanging by a thread.”

Kickstarter for awesome cooking equipment I’m excited about (and you should be too): Dr. Michael Eades’ SousVide Supreme Touch+.

Video I think you’ll dig: What Primal Health Coaches love about the course.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Aug 27– Sep 2)

Comment of the Week

Thanks for opening up some seriously sexy pillow talk: Hey, baby, let’s clear out some deleterious mutations.

– Whoa, this is a family-friendly blog, KidPsych.

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    1. A body pillow also works and is less likely to start kneading your bladder along about o’dark-thirty. Of course, you also miss waking up to the view of cat bum hole, but hey, can’t win ’em all.

  1. This has been killing me all week. We’be known about Babylonian trig for awhile. It’s not new news to folks in the math world. Maybe it’s my inner hipster, but I had to get that off my chest.

  2. the pondering link really ponds if that is a verb):

    “the doctors with whom I’ve spoken have said my disease is quite advanced, terminal, incurable. Don’t worry, I’ll be getting new doctors.”

  3. The sousvide cooks or heats food in plastic bags?
    Doesn’t sound like a good idea to me. No thanks…

    1. l too dislike the idea of cooking food in plastic, whether it’s generally considered safe or not. Also, the sous vide contraption is too expensive to end up as yet another kitchen gadget that I use once or twice then shove in a closet to collect dust forever after. I already have enough of those.

      1. I use my Sous Vide Supreme almost as much as my InstantPot. Multiple times per week for each one. Don’t buy something that will sit in the corner and collect dust. Do be willing to shell out for good tools you will make use of. The key is understanding which of those categories a particular thing fits into.

        1. Most of us do acquire kitchen appliances over the years (either through purchase or gift) and find out they aren’t what they were cracked up to be. Some turn out to be more trouble than they are worth, are hard to clean, take up too much space, etc. And sometimes we just flat don’t like them for whatever reason. It isn’t always a matter of “understanding” beforehand whether that will be the case.

  4. My mom used to make oxtail soup when I was young. It was delicious. However, I can’t remember the last time I saw oxtails in an ordinary grocery store. I consider myself lucky if I can find the smoked ham shanks that make split pea soup taste so good.

    1. My grocer doesn’t carry oxtail on a regular basis in the summer but will order a 10 pound case for me whenever I want it. Ask if you can special order of tail. They probably won’t require that you buy the case.