Research of the Week
The latest MDMA trial  finds it’s 76% effective at treating PTSD. Full FDA approval expected by 2021.
As many as 500,000 years ago , Arabia was green, and hominids were living and traveling through there.
Increased frequency of global travel may actually reduce  the danger of global pandemics.
New Primal Blueprint Podcasts
Episode 287: Victoria Field : Host Elle Russ chats with Victoria Field, a world-renowned expert in high-performance and cancer-centered keto nutrition for people and dogs.
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New surgery students haven’t the manual dexterity necessary to succeed .
Reader Question of the Week
Marek asked :
Interesting Blog Posts
Paleobiologists attempt to debunk the paleo diet, fail miserably .
Ketosis and arthritis  (or the lack thereof).
Went to the doctor .
Halloween has passed, but these NomNomPaleo Halloweenies  we made are a great way to get kids involved in the cooking (and eating) process.
Brad Kearns’ last couple podcasts have been great. First, his interview with Vinnie Tortorich  and then a “breather” episode  where Brad chats about Deepak Chopra insights, longevity, and high-jumping.
AI-created painting fetches hefty price .
Why did thousands of usually-solitary deep sea octopuses gather in the waters outside of Monterey ?
I’d vote for him based off this  alone.
Things I’m Up to and Interested In
I wouldn’t be surprised if it was causal: More screen time, less psychological well-being  (among teens).
You know what they say: “Lie with Neanderthals, wake up with HPV .”
Article I’m loving: “Why Forests Give You Awe .”
Result you might not have expected: Those who are struggling benefit more from giving advice than receiving it .
Miscellaneous topic I enjoyed: The smell artist .
Question I’m Asking
Will AI-created art—paintings, books, music, etc—ever replace or surpass human art? Or will “something” always be missing?
One year ago (Oct 28– Nov 3)
- Brown Bag Redo—Kids Edition  – How and what to make your kids for lunch/
- 7 Subjective Longevity Markers to Track (and Fix)  – Live longer, live better.
Comment of the Week
“Imagine if our ancestors had internet news and smart phones. All day long, they’d be getting alerts. ‘Ging of Siberia was mauled by a polar bear.’ ‘Huge attack by Comanches kills 100s. Slaves captured.’ ‘Viking ruler overthrown by brother. Bloodiest battle in Katagut.’ ‘Child goes missing in the bush. Feared eaten by dingos.’ ‘Mayan leader Xocolatte accused of once throwing a cup of coffee at ex-girlfriend.’ ”
– Becky  imagines if our ancestors had access to the global news cycle.