🥩 "Lab meat" milestone 🤰 Baby brain discovery 👕 Laundry hack

🥩 "Lab meat" milestone 🤰 Baby brain discovery 👕 Laundry hack

Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed a meat product derived from animal cells - a.k.a. "lab-grown meat" - to be safe for consumption.
November 25, 2022
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More importantly, I hope you've taken steps to prepare for the latest trend: winter coating.

Winter coating is when a lover from your past tries to rekindle your romance in winter months,” says Minaa B., eHarmony relationship expert (note: credentials not verified).

For some reason, this phenomenon is surging in '22. Have we reached peak loneliness?

In any case, this oddly in-depth analysis should provide ample guidance when Mark or Janet texts you at 2am this weekend looking to "reconnect." God speed.

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The FDA says lab-grown meat is legit

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Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deemed a meat product derived from animal cells - a.k.a. "lab-grown meat" - to be safe for consumption.

More specifically, California-based Upside Foods (formerly known as Memphis Meats) will take living cells from chickens, grow them in a controlled laboratory environment, and produce a slaughter-free chicken product.

And this is just the start. The FDA said it was ready to approve the sale of other lab-grown meat, stating that it was “engaged in discussions with multiple firms,” including companies growing seafood.

While Singapore was the first country to approve lab grown meat, US approval could open the floodgates for major global markets. “The US is the first meaningful market that has approved this - this is seismic and groundbreaking,” says Costa Yiannoulis, managing partner food tech VC Synthesis Capital.

What's particularly compelling about lab grown meat is not just its environmentally friendly nature, but the fact that it's apparently indistinguishable from conventionally raised meat (unlike plant-based meats, which have begun falling out of favor with consumers).

The million dollar question, of course, is: how will consumers respond?! It doesn't matter that billions have been invested into the space if the average grocery shopper is weirded out by the product. My guess? If it can beat traditional meat on price - it'll revolutionize the industry to a far, far greater extent than the Impossibles and Beyond Meats of the world.


Baby brain, stress discovery, "kidulting"...

image: parenteam
Baby Brain

Mental fog associated with pregnancy - often referred to as "baby brain" - isn't just due to sleepless nights, a recent study found. New moms' brain architecture changes after birth.


Chris Hemsworth (aka Thor) is taking a break from acting after learning he has 2 copies of the "Alzheimer's gene" - one from each parent. Just 2% of people have multiple copies.


We all knew stress was bad, but scientists appear to have discovered a new downside - worse eyesight. The more chronically stressed you are, the faster your eyes age.


Until now, children's ability learn more efficiently than adults was largely a mystery. New research suggests kids' higher level of the neurotransmitter GABA is the root cause.


The pandemic birthed a trend that shows no signs of slowing: "kidulting." Basically, adults are partaking in in activities generally considered for children at higher rates than ever.


Vertical folding? Game changer!

image: organized interiors

I've been folding my laundry horizontally since Clinton was in the White House.

Finding my favorite t-shirt has always entailed rummaging through five or six shirt piles only to realize it's at the bottom of my hamper.

Turns out, it doesn't have to be this way.

You can fold your laundry vertically! Benefits include...

  1. Being able to see every article of clothing in a drawer at once.
  2. A more organized drawer (because you are no longer rummaging / dislodging).
  3. Preventing an excessive clothes:drawer ratio. You can't fit as many items per drawer, which forces you to purge the items you never wear anyways.

Side note: it's shocking how much folding content there is on the internet. Clothes are just the tip of the iceberg. Google at your own risk.

  1. The ad for the first color tv must’ve been in black and white.
  2. Nothing makes you sweat like remembering you didn't put on deodorant.
  3. Cheating on a partner is widely frowned upon, yet everyone loves and sings along with the Pina Colada song...about cheating on a partner.
  4. British websites use biscuits.
  5. For a lot of people, it’s easier to keep a child alive than it is to keep a plant alive.

Norman Vincent Peale: “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.”

Today I learned that the the oldest cat ever - named Creme Puff - lived to 38 years and 3 days, 1967 to 2005. (more here)

vamoose [ va-moos ] - verb
to leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from
Now vamoose before you try my patience too far!

Q: Which U.S. president was the first to officially pardon a turkey?
A: (see below next section)

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TRIVIA ANSWER: George H.W. Bush.

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