Month: April 2014

Bigger horses needed to carry bigger Americans

Wranglers in the West are adding bigger horses to their stables in order to carry heavier tourists. Ranches are now using draft horses for overweight riders, according to an Associated Press […]

Sneezes travel farther than you think

Dude, cover that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud. A new study by MIT researchers shows that sneezes and coughs have associated gas clouds that keep their droplets floating over greater distances than […]

Google’s “smart” contact lenses

Google is getting into the contact lens business. But, because it’s Google, they aren’t creating just any contact lenses. Google announced this week on its blog that it’s testing a “smart” […]

Running with dogs

Runner’s World magazine is combining two of my favorite things this week: running and dogs. Today, Runner’s World kicked off dog week and promised a week full of stories about running […]

Washington at both ends of obesity scale

Washington has one of the most obese and one of the least obese communities in the U.S. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index surveyed more than 500,000 adults living in 189 different metro […]

Cost of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is a costly issue in the U.S. New research estimates the price tag is about $19,000 per child. Researchers from Duke Global Health Institute and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School […]

Cereal box psychology

Have you ever noticed the downward gaze of the Trix cereal rabbit? Turns out, the positioning of that silly rabbit’s eyes is intentional. Cornell Food and Brand Lab Researchers looked at cereals […]

Obese professions

About 28 percent of U.S. workers are obese. But some professions are more obese than others. At the top of the list of most obese is public administration with about 36 […]

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