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Weekend Link Love — Edition 510

Research of the Week

Humans have a Dunbar’s number for “regularly visited places [1].”

Rapamycin counters aging in old rats by triggering autophagy [2].

Movement is great. Mindful movement is even better [3].

Treating Alzheimer’s with CT scans [4]: radiation hormesis.

Probiotics are good for old bones [5].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 257: Monica Reinagel [6]: Host Elle Russ chats with Monica Reinagel, founder of the Nutrition Diva podcast and co-founder of a great new coaching program called Weighless.

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Interesting Blog Posts

Where [8] we might find the next hobbits.

What depersonalization disorder can tell us [9] about the self.

A response [10] to the recent study on meditation.

Media, Schmedia

A call to nature [11].

Why are sugary drinks still widely available in hospitals [12], anyway?

Everything Else

Halo Top [13] doesn’t reach the top.

Interesting interview [14] of Vilhjamur Stefansson, the famous Arctic explorer, about his experience with carnivorous dieting.

“‘Here, on the island I don’t do what people tell me to do, I just follow nature’s rules. You can’t dominate nature so you have to obey it completely,’ he explained to Reuters.” Now he has to obey [15] the Japanese government and return to civilization. Sad.

What Julius Caesar may have looked like [16].

I guess the Death Star hasn’t been completed yet [17]. (I know I mentioned them last week.)

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Video I loved: What the Japanese really eat [18].

I feel obligated to remind everyone: The supposedly “definitive” evidence indicting saturated fat in favor of high omega-6 seed oils was totally fraudulent and actually showed the opposite [19].

I can’t improve on the article’s title: “Spaniard raised by wolves disappointed with human life [20].”

Cartoon I liked: An anti-electricity single-paneler [21] from the early 20th century.

Now that’s what I call a stew: An interdisciplinary team cooks up [22] a 4000 year-old Babylonian stew recipe.

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Jun 24– Jun 30)

Comment of the Week

“My Monday coffee group is my tribe and, in fact, that’s what we call this group of about 8 women ages 65 to 90. There’s a lot of wisdom around that table as well as laughter and, occasionally, tears. We’re of varying sizes and levels of activity and nutrition, but we support each other, which is what it’s all about IMHO.”

– We should all be so lucky, Sheila [27].