1. Tanning is associated with optimal Vitamin D status and higher bone mineral density. (NOTE: But as one commenter pointed out, most tanning salons try to sell you UVA, when this paper is talking about UVB. Don’t rush to the solarium.) And this:
"We carved the body cavity through and through, leaving bare ribs skinless so the light could shine through. The digestive system we left for the vultures, as it belongs to them. I read recently about one of the earliest religious sites, GÃ¶bekli Tepe, a marvel considering that hunter-gatherers had no cities, but they bothered to build this temple carved with vultures, lions, and other predators of humans dead…and alive. Some theorize that the hunter-gatherers left their dead here to be eaten by these fierce flesh eating creatures. The word for this is "excarnate," which is very beautiful to me, the idea of sharing your body with other carnivores. I think of then as a time when none owned another, except in death when it was an honor to be consumed and melded with others."
5. I’ll be in DC this weekend, and I’m looking forward to the well-regarded Mitsitam Cafe at the National Museum of the American Indian.
"Mitsitam (pronounced Mit-see-tum) means “let’s eat” in the Piscataway and Delaware language. The 350-seat restaurant is essentially an extension of the museum, specializing in authentic Native American cuisine. The seasonal menu changes on each equinox and solstice and is divided among five Native American regions: Northern Woodlands, Northwest Coast, Great Plains, Meso America and South America."