Research of the Week
Poor quality relationships are harder on you  than having too few.
Intelligence and rational thinking are not the same thing .
Move over, forest bathing. The hot new thing for Alzheimer’s is gene bathing for your brain .
Temporal comprehension of a story is better when you read a physical book  versus using an e-reader.
Researchers discover evidence  of an entirely new way of neural communication that can overcome complete gaps between severed brain tissues. They can’t explain it, but they know it’s there.
At least 116 individual genetic variants influence neuroticism .
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Monty Don extols the virtues of gardening  for mental health.
A popular vegan Youtuber has gone back  to meat, raw eggs, and salmon for “health reasons.”
Interesting Blog Posts
A nice overview  of the American health care crisis.
Went for a paddle .
Here’s my best day .
How a small label change from the FDA may have kickstarted the opioid crisis .
IPA made with toasted marshmallows  to evoke Saturday mornings spent watching cartoons over a big bowl of Lucky Charms.
Wild rice gains rights .
I really want to go to this Viking restaurant .
Bronze Age Spaniards had pet foxes .
45,000 years ago in Sri Lankan jungles, humans were very good at catching monkeys and other small agile prey .
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
Unfortunate finding: 4-day and 5-day work weeks are not equally productive .
Concept I’m considering: Balancing long-term satisfaction with short-term happiness is the key to a good life  in the age of the Internet.
Somehow I don’t think this will sway them: Lab-grown meat will probably be harder on the environmental than real meat .
The short answer is “no”: Are vegan diets safe for infants and small children? 
This is powerful stuff: How indigenous people around the world give birth and care for babies .
Question I’m Asking
What makes a great day for you ?
One year ago (Feb 24 –Mar 2)
- Alternative Therapies for ADHD: Part 2  – What are some options?
- How Bad Are Peanuts, Really? – Are these things off limits?
Comment of the Week
“So for this situation we should call it Kardio I suppose.”
– That’s pretty good, HealthyHombre .