Now that walking season is upon us, look out. Distracted pedestrians are colliding with cars and telephone poles, tumbling down stairs and off curbs, and slamming into other pedestrians, some of whom are also texting, of course.
Archive for May, 2011
A study on adult men and women, published in April in the journal Obesity, has added support to the claim that eating late does have a greater effect on the waistline.
Martin Seligman now thinks so, which may seem like an odd position for the founder of the positive psychology movement. As president of the American Pyschological Association in the late 1990s, he criticized his colleagues for focusing relentlessly on mental illness and other problems. He prodded them to study life’s joys, and wrote a best […]
When the government gathers or analyzes personal information, many people say they’re not worried. “I’ve got nothing to hide,” they declare. “Only if you’re doing something wrong should you worry, and then you don’t deserve to keep it private.” The nothing-to-hide argument pervades discussions about privacy.
If you’re like most people, the suggestion of getting your blood taken may be less than appealing. But having regular blood tests is an important way to prevent pain and anguish down the road.
Creaky knees? Snacking on grapes every day could help bring a little comfort. The resveratrol in grapes has long been heralded for its heart-healthy properties. Turns out the same compound may also help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, writes Joseph Maroon, MD, in his book The Longevity Factor.
Heading for the highway this summer? The great American road trip will cost you more than last year thanks to high fuel prices. The price of gas on average in the United States was $3.96 earlier this month, up from $2.91 a gallon last summer, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
In a retrospective study of Utah pioneers, scientists discovered that women who deliver twins live longer, have more children than expected, bear babies at shorter intervals over a longer time, and are older at their last birth, compared to other mothers.
The right words of praise can be so encouraging, but bland, empty praise is meaningless.
Spring is full of stories about who gets into college, but stories about who comes out the other side are just as compelling. Take the one about Kathy Vitzthum. Many students graduate after four or five years; she’s graduating after 19.