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New and Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—Edition 173

Research of the Week

Blood donation lowers PFAS levels.

Psilocybin may alleviate depression by increasing global integration in the brain.

TRT improves heart disease risk in type 2 diabetics without affecting classic risk factors.

Television promotes consumption.

Gut bacteria patterns can predict long COVID.

New Primal Kitchen Podcasts

Primal Kitchen Podcast, Episode 26: The Buzz on Nutraceuticals with Beekeeper’s Naturals Founder Carly Stein

Primal Health Coach Radio: Diana Bishop

Media, Schmedia

Even a little bit of light at night disrupts your sleep.

Irish academics question the latest Lancet “red meat will kill you” study.

Interesting Blog Posts

An ancient partnership.

Random COVID discussions (check comments).

Social Notes

Do it right now.

The difference between hunger and hunger and hunger.

Everything Else

Infrared-based mind control coming?

A new micronation off the coast of Belize. 1.2 acres is very micro.

If bots are able to write compelling copy, how will people stand out?

Things I’m Up to and Interested In

Interesting: Do we really understand the brain?

Fascinating thread: Erectile dysfunction drugs as anti-aging pills.

Infuriatingly dangerous study: Vegan diets best for dogs.

Well, are you?: Are you eating enough protein (video)?

Get these guys on the Tim Ferriss podcast: NYC chess hustlers giving life advice.

Question I’m Asking

What life advice would you give?

Recipe Corner

Oxtail soup, hearty and nutrient-dense.
Filipino chicken and coconut soup (sub coconut or avocado oil).

Time Capsule

One year ago (Apr 9 – Apr 15)

Comment of the Week

“the Sunday comment,
‘Too often, people are too hard on themselves for having these “contradictory” preferences or beliefs. As if they’re upsetting the fabric of reality or something. That’s not how this works. We can be contradictory. We are contradictory. Those contradictions don’t all have to be resolved. They can just be.’

reminds me of Walt Whitman,
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

and William Empson,
life involves maintaining oneself between contradictions that can’t be solved by analysis.

and Keats’ idea of negative capability, that a poet must be “capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.

It’s taken me decades of living to give up my hope of a rational world ?
and maintain myself in contradictions..”

-Agreed, Doug.

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