Government tax on soft drinks gets canned

We are fat. This is according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reveals 63 percent of adult Americans have a body mass index in excess of 25.0, and are therefore overweight. And the fact that obesity in American children has tripled in the past 30 years. Or a […]

Do-it-yourself projects leave many dangling

Ikea tapped into an incredible market when it decided to sell inexpensive, nice-looking furniture to anyone willing to assemble it and explain to their friends why their sofa is named “pëgfardj.” But Ikea furniture is a shortcut like any other, and what you get when you lug home a box of lumber pieces is a […]

To the doctor or the web?

Studies show that the Internet aggrevates hypochondria, as sites take up the role of doctors.

Standardized testing takes a toll on students

For a lot of people, sanity resurfaced at about 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The LSAT, a monster of an exam, came and went — and left thousands behind exhausted yet soothed and suddenly unsure of what to do with the open pockets of time they now saw in their schedule. It is ironic, then — […]

Letter to the Editor

Global tax not the answer In response to Rosaleen O’Sullivan’s Sept. 21 article, “US would benefit from supporting global tax”: It’s unfortunate that some policymakers and citizens believe that creating a global tax on financial transactions will help the world economy recover or prevent future financial crisis. Simply reallocating money from financial sector transactions into […]