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.

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 […]