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DARE FAIL?

If you were a child growing up anywhere near my generation (I’m 27), then it is very likely that you were subjected to a bunch of high school students visiting to put you through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. … Continue reading

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Fighting the Freshman Fifteen

Not surprisingly, past research has shown that people who live near fast food are fatter than those that live nearby recreational opportunities. But that can be explained away through choices on where to live or establishments setting up shop in areas known to demand their services. So we’ve come to the chicken and the egg. Does proximity to healthy or unhealthy choices make fat or thin people, or do fat and thin people choose to live close to healthy or unhealthy choices? Or do those choices seek them out regardless? How can we tell? Continue reading

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