I apologize for the lack of links the past few Sundays.
Actually, I don’t.
I was on vacation in Japan with ample internet access but limited time to use it because I was too busy having an awesome time.
When I have a moment, I fully intend to give you some recaps of all the awesomeness I experienced. In the meantime, you’ll just have to settle for interesting things I read this week.
Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps – NY Times
Walking at least 12,000 steps a day effectively wiped out all of the disagreeable changes wrought by the extra fructose. When the [study participants] moved more, their cholesterol and blood sugar levels remained normal, even though they were consuming plenty of fructose every day.
There’s no doubt that the inconvenient truth of healthful living is that it does indeed require effort. There’s also no doubt that there are some people who, for a myriad of reasons, are so disenfranchised that regular home-cooking is genuinely impossible. But simply put, sandwiches aren’t elitist.
The risks associated with drug use increase, sometimes dramatically, when they are produced, sold and consumed in an unregulated criminal environment. The most effective way to advance the goals of public health and safety is to get drugs under control through responsible legal regulation.
Seniors and the Generation Spending Gap – Maclean’s
The dramatic change in the fortunes of seniors, from the impoverished pensioners of yesterday to today’s wealthy retirees, is among the greatest policy success stories in Canadian history. . . and governments continue to focus so much of their resources on supporting the plight of economically fragile seniors at the expense of their far more fragile children and grandchildren.
Fighting Words with Windsor’s Randa Markos – Windsor Star
The Ultimate Fighter Episode 1 featured Randa in the first fight of the season — in which she emerged victorious over top-seeded Tecia Torres with a decision win after three action-packed rounds.
Forget blue or pink: For newborns, it’s the greener the better – Digital Journal
Where a family puts down roots may make a difference for expectant mothers. Eco-friendly neighborhoods, ones with green trees and open areas with grass have been found to positively influence a baby’s birth weight and other growth factors.