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A New Form of Male Birth Control + Other Stories

We’ve corralled all the best wellness reads from around the internet—just in time for your weekend bookmarking. This week: A new, viable, and reversible form of male birth control; a breakdown of the fat/sugar battle; and even more on the benefits of Vitamin D.

  • Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too

    Darwin Was a Slacker and You Should Be Too

    Nautilus

    If you needed an excuse to add more leisure time into your schedule: A lengthy excerpt from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s new book examines some of history’s most brilliant minds, emphasizing the importance of rest and taking breaks to cultivate a creative mind.

  • Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

    Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

    Science Daily

    Dr. Gundry tipped us off to this recent study on mice, which suggests that Vitamin D taken during the beginning stages of pregnancy may prevent the development of autism in offspring. While it may take some time to complete this study on humans, it could be key in defeating one of our most complex and baffling conditions.

  • A New Kind of Male Birth Control Is Coming

    A New Kind of Male Birth Control Is Coming

    Bloomberg

    A new male contraceptive is gaining traction thanks to a university-run startup in rural India. It’s effective for seven years and reversible—so it’s hard to understand why it’s so difficult for it to gain traction in the states.

  • Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

    Is Fat Killing You, or Is Sugar?

    The New Yorker

    Jerome Groopman retraces the history of diet fads, from the war against fats to the battle against refined sugars. His advice? Common sense: Exercise, eat in moderation, and maintain a balanced diet.

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