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Weekly Link Love — Edition 17

Research of the Week

Self-expanding activities increase sexual desire [1] in long-term couples.

Why you’re so naked and sweaty [2].

New isotope analysis reveals [3] that Neanderthals were mostly carnivorous.

Alzheimer’s can’t touch musical memories [4].

We have a 7th sense—the link between the brain and the immune system [5].

Why the zebra got his stripes [6].

New Primal Blueprint Podcasts

Episode 313: Carrie Forrest [7]: Host Elle Russ chats with Carrie Forrest, a thyroid cancer survivor and host of the Clean Eating for Women podcast.

Episode 314: Keto: Choosing Carbs Wisely (Especially for Kombucha and Chocolate) [8]: Host Brad Kearns gives his take on the best carb sources to spend your glucose on.

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 [9] so you never miss an episode.

Media, Schmedia

Don’t do this [10].

Remember the CRISPR babies from last year? Turns out that obscure gene the scientist deleted—CCR5, most notably involved in resistance to AIDS—also happens to affect cognitive function [11].

Interesting Blog Posts

Here’s [12] what exactly a health coach can do for you. Double that if it’s a Primal Health Coach [13].

The utility of genetic tests for people with autism [14].

Social Notes

I appeared on the Onnit Podcast with Kyle Kingsbury [15] to talk about my mission.

Everything Else

Belarusian man beats muscle-up world record [16] with 26 in a row.

American man unofficially beats [17] a world record by running 10 marathons in 10 days, averaging under 3 hours for each.

Another American man trounces them all [18], finishing the 2,181 mile-long Appalachian Trail in 45.5 days while carrying a 25 pound pack and completely supporting himself (no team following along with food and shelter). For a great film about the previous record holder, watch this [19].

I wonder if they still say [20] “namaste.”

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Good advice for those who need it: How Jocko Willink recommends [21] you get yourself to get out of bed when you don’t feel like it.

Finding I found interesting: Psychology’s research replication crisis just got worse [22].

I’m totally unsurprised: High-fat diet (that’s actually also high-carb and also the fat comes from soybean oil) destroys microbial diversity [23] in the gut. “Move away from high-fat diets,” indeed.

A film project I’m supporting because it’s that important: Diana Rodger’s Sacred Cow [24]a film (actually, now a docuseries) about meat and environmental sustainability that promises to counter the overwhelming barrage of vegan anti-meat propaganda. We need this.

This is jarring: Gymnastics in the 1950s alongside gymnastics in 2016 [25]. Bonus: Banned skills in gymnastics [26].

Question I’m Asking

What’s your mission?

Recipe Corner

Time Capsule

One year ago (Feb 17 – Feb 23)

Comment of the Week

“Increase ferritin with an iron man and an iron pan. That’s Mark’s iron plan.”

– Pretty catchy, Clank [31].