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10 Basic Human Skills the Younger Generation Isn’t Learning

10 Basic Human Skills the Younger Generation Isn’t Learning

There are many reasons to be thankful for the cushy existence modernity affords us. War and other extenuating circumstances aside, you probably don’t fear for your life on a daily basis. You have
Primal Starter: Retrospective Truths

Primal Starter: Retrospective Truths

The fact is, life teaches us. I’m not talking just about the collection of data—more information gathered, more studies skimmed. I mean the self-knowledge acquired, sometimes through hard-won means as

Dear Mark: More Embracing Your Wildness

Last week’s Q&A about cultivating wildness was a lot of fun, but there were some questions I didn’t get to in the original post. Today, I’m going to answer some more. From stirring stories of a

Primal Starter: Drive Your Day—Or Your Day Will Drive You

While few if any of us get to choose everything that will happen in our days, the morning, in particular, has the power to determine who/what will be leading the way and how much we give to our own

Weekend Link Love — Edition 491

Research of the Week Eating “ultra-processed foods” linked to cancer. Studying outdoors is more motivational, and therefore more effective. A brain implant that increases memory. Weight gain triggers

Clams in Creamy Mustard Broth

It’s easy to forget that a pot of steamed clams (or mussels) makes a perfect weeknight dinner. It’s one of the easiest seafood meals to cook, and also one of the healthiest. Shellfish cook in 5

The Primal Blueprint Was Just a Natural Fit For Me

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s

Last Call For the Success Story Giveaway!

At the beginning of the month, I announced that the bees and are looking to share your stories of success in changing your habits, losing weight, reclaiming your health, and enjoying more vitality
Rapid Fire Questions and Answers: Getting Wild

Rapid Fire Questions and Answers: Getting Wild

Last month, you asked a ton of great questions in the comment section of my post on reclaiming your wildness and being less civilized, covering everything from rock climbing to role playing games,
Primal Starter: Embracing Keto As Evolutionary Default

Primal Starter: Embracing Keto As Evolutionary Default

“Right now, skeptics are looking at keto and calling it the latest fad diet that will likely fade over time. From an evolutionary perspective, this observation is objectionable. Robb Wolf, former

The Definitive Guide to Chocolate

Ah, chocolate. What a life. According to the Aztecs, the great feathered serpent god of wisdom and creation known as Quetzalcoatl introduced the cocoa bean to mankind. It’s likelier that it originated

Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Hearts

Show yourself some love on Valentine’s Day by indulging in these heart-shaped dark chocolate candies. These treats are truly irresistible, with intense bittersweet flavor and a smooth, creamy texture

Goodies Against the Grain: Sadie’s Story (and 2 Amazing Recipes) + IG Giveaway

Today’s guest post is offered up by Sadie Radinsky, whom I had the pleasure of chatting with on a recent episode of her podcast, Jump For Joy. I think you’re going to love her story and be inspired by
Primal Reflection Point: Marketing Versus Meaning In Human Love

Primal Reflection Point: Marketing Versus Meaning In Human Love

“Maybe a Primal lens (at least in the anthropological sense) doesn’t make for the most sentimental post about romantic love. But there’s plenty of authentic awe, and maybe some thought-provoking
Dear Mark: “High-Fat Diet,” Potential Type 1 Diabetes, Keto Cure?

Dear Mark: “High-Fat Diet,” Potential Type 1 Diabetes, Keto Cure?

For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering three questions from readers. First up, what are we to make of a recent study claiming to show that “high-fat diets” are harmful to rodents? Is it truly

Primal Reflection Point: How Are You Playing?

“Insufficient play is another major disconnect in modern life, causing reduced productivity, increased stress, and accelerated aging. Stuart Brown, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the

Weekend Link Love — Edition 490

Research of the Week A spoonful of sugar makes a battle for immune supremacy go down in the gut. Scientists can’t confirm that vegetarianism and veganism are safe for kids, even if they

Red Wine and Ginger Glazed Salmon

A richly flavored sauce can transform a familiar meal, like salmon, into something completely new. A drizzle of this red wine and ginger sauce is all that’s needed to give plain salmon a jolt of

A Heartfelt Thank You For Giving Me a Decade of Life

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s
Don’t Miss the Success Story Submission Giveaway!

Don’t Miss the Success Story Submission Giveaway!

Last week I announced that the bees and are looking to share your stories of success in changing your habits, losing weight, reclaiming your health, and enjoying more vitality with the help of Primal