Eating a healthier diet, like the one recommended by the U.S. government, is no easy undertaking — not least because of its high cost. A new study published on Thursday in the journal Health Affairs calculates that it would …
“People don’t like cheap, tasty, high-calorie fare because McDonald’s offers it. McDonald’s offers it because people like it.”
Also, there are theories as to why the layout of IKEA stores is so damn confusing, and why the presence of a Walmart in your neighborhood may have caused you to gain weight.
“Hunger and obesity are the children of the same father. It is hard to eat healthy because it costs more. A gallon of milk is maybe $3.50, nearly $4.00, but a two-liter bottle of soda is only 99 cents.”
You’d think that the presence of one would somehow cancel out the other. But that’s now how it works today. The odd symbiosis of obesity and hunger is addressed through the story of a Pennsylvania family that makes ends meet through a combination of food stamps, shopping around at multiple stores for bargains, visits to the local food …
Having a job may cause you to gain weight. Not having a job may also cause you to gain weight.
Every five years, a federal nutrition panel makes recommendations as to what Americans should and shouldn’t be eating. The latest report was just released, and while the main goal is make Americans healthier, you’re all but guaranteed to save money if you follow the recommendations.
You all remember our discussion from a few days ago about people not being hired—or even being fired—for smoking. I’d posed the question:
What about the obese? Is banning the hiring of overweight people–who, like smokers, could theoretically control their conditions–next?
So I was flipping channels last night and happened upon …