Weekend Link Love — Edition 499

weekend_linklove in-lineResearch of the Week

Giving experiences as gifts rather than things fosters better relationships.

Caffeine causes brain entropy (thankfully).

A new blood test might identify Alzheimer’s before symptoms appear.

Consistent meditation training may lead to enduring improvements in sustained focus and response inhibition.

Sitting might not be great for your brain, either.

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts



Episode 235: Paul Robinson: Host Elle Russ chats with Paul Robinson, a fellow thyroid patient and author of Recovering with T3.

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

The unparalleled efficiency of the human brain may be one of the biggest hurdles for AI researchers.

Cell-to-cell, we’re only about 43% human.

Media, Schmedia

Why one man kayaked across the Atlantic not once, not twice, but three times.

Antidepressants are hard to quit.

Everything Else

Calling it now: We’ll be taking probiotic viruses in the next ten years.

Guess who’s coming to your next oyster dinner?

Keep smartphones out of the bedroom.

If you want to try morning journaling, these are some good prompts to get you started.

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Something I’ll try next time I go cycling: Wayfinding.

Conspiracy theory no more: Goldman Sachs wonders in research report whether “curing patients [is] a sustainable business model.”

This is why I hate hot air dryers in public restrooms: “These results indicate that many kinds of bacteria, including potential pathogens and spores, can be deposited on hands exposed to bathroom hand dryers and that spores could be dispersed throughout buildings and deposited on hands by hand dryers.”

Sounds like an interesting idea: “Killing ourselves to live longer.”

Article that got me thinking: “Becoming a Man.”

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 8– Apr 14)

Comment of the Week

“I usually don’t pay attention to fads, but this one seems worthy of digging further!”

– Walked right into that. Nice one, Mister_Root.

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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