I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect - Edward Gibbon
It's Time to Get Serious About Deterring Texting While Driving
Oct 13, 2014 - Study after study has shown that texting while driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. So if laws are meant to be about protecting the populace, why the disconnect?
Maintaining a Healthy Balance of "Fair and Balanced"
Oct 6, 2014 - Not all opinions are created equal. So why do news media so often go out of their way to place those hocking scientifically unsupported fringe beliefs on the same footing as those espousing the near unanimity of the scientific community?
Is Gun Ownership Good for Your Health?
Sep 26, 2014 - Gun advocates say that not only doesn't gun ownership correlate with violence, but that guns are a means to greater safety. But how healthy is it for society to buy in to such an argument?
Taking a No-Tolerance Approach to Deceptive Food Labeling
Sep 14, 2014 - All we want when we look at a food label is to know what's in the stuff we're considering putting in our bodies. Because a lot of companies know they'll move more product if they fudge the facts, only strong disincentives to their doing so will stop them.
Realizing When Realism Should Trump Idealism
Sep 2, 2014 - You would think that anyone interested in rape prevention would welcome a new tool that might prevent rapes. But you'd be wrong.
Portion Control: What's Good for You?
Aug 29, 2014 - It's simple: you've got to eat. What's not so simple for some of us is knowing when to say when. But because "when" is not the same for all of us, how should we approach the question of portion control...
The Unhealthy Side of Celebrity Influence
Aug 19, 2014 - If a celebrity says it's so, somewhere there are hundreds or thousands or millions of people who believe it. So what to do when celebrity truths are dubious or flat-out falsehoods?
What the Israel-Palestine Conflict Can Teach Us About National Health
Aug 12, 2014 - The goings-on in Gaza are big news right now. But the current flare-up is symptomatic of the perpetual unhealthiness—physical, psychological, and moral—that plagues the region.
Screening Yourself from Both UV Rays and Bogus Information
Jul 21, 2014 - You're better off without sunscreen. At least, that's what a few recent articles are telling you. But guess what you're really better off without?
When Government Should Keep Its Hands Off the Wheel
Jul 5, 2014 - A recent brouhaha over government restrictions on the aging of cheese is a case in point of how the feds sometimes seem not to know where they're needed and where they're not.
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