A Health and Fitness Post Part II

As promised, I am writing another health and fitness post. If you didn’t read the last one, in it I talked about my past struggles with eating healthy and losing weight. It’s certainly not required reading for this post, but it might be something you can relate to, or it might even inspire you in some way. It is just a few posts down so check it out if you want. In this post, I will talk about what I have learned Read More

Humans Have Figured Out How to Control the Global Thermostat

And that isn’t a good thing. According to a new study that looks at the past 11,000 years of climate temperatures, the planet experienced a dramatic temperature spike over the last century. Research released last week in the journal Science used fossils of tiny marine organisms to reconstruct global temperatures back to the end of the last ice age. It shows how the globe for several thousands of years was cooling until an unprecedented reversal in the 20th century. According to scientists, Read More

Support for Marriage Equality Hits Record High

Just one week before the Supreme Court rules on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a new ABC/Washington Post poll found that a whopping 58 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, while only 36 percent were opposed. This is a 45 point shift from 2004. Not surprisingly, Millennials (the under 30 crowd in the polling) were the most supportive at 81 percent. Actually, I think this is probably the highest level of support for same-sex marriage I have ever Read More

A Health and Fitness Post Part I

So I don’t normally post things on health and fitness. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I ever have. But these are very important topics, especially since obesity (and childhood obesity in particular) is such a huge problem in our country–no pun intended. So I’ve decided that I should probably take the time to write about it, and in doing so share with you my recent quest to live a healthier life. Part I of this overall post will focus Read More

Wealth Inequality in America

The video below is about the astounding level of wealth inequality in this country. It is almost too much to wrap your brain around. Some of the stats in this video literally (and yes, I mean literally, as in I did exactly as I’m saying I did) made my jaw drop. For instance, did you know that that the top 1 percent of Americans hold 40 percent of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 80 percent only holds 7 percent of the Read More