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How Recycling Will Help The World's Poor Earn Money, Access To 3-D Printers, More

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact

Two Canadian entrepreneurs may have discovered a way to simultaneously tackle the issues of poverty and plastic pollution. Shaun Frankson and Davi...

Can We Say What Diet Is "Best"?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So, do we know what diet is "best"? No, we do not. And anyone who claims we know decisively what specific diet is best for health is either misguided, selling something or both.

Caffeinated Booze: Bad News for Bad Brews

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

We use caffeine to help stay awake and alert, and it exerts just this effect even as you drink alcohol. But it does nothing at all to combat the deleterious effects of alcohol on judgment, inhibition, reflexes and coordination.

Weight Loss and Wonder Drugs: Something Is Fishy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Although the problem weight control drugs try to fix -- a body turning surplus calories into an energy reserve -- is normal, they may prove to be elusive not just now, but forever.

Do We Need a 'Fattitude Adjustment?'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In my public speaking, I routinely note that obesity remains the last bastion of socially acceptable prejudice in our society. I keep waiting for the statement to become obsolete, but it hasn't happened yet.

Ivy League School Offers Tree Climbing Class

Mark Holton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Mark Holton

We are not simply climbing hand over hand into trees and swinging around in the breeze. We use harnesses, helmets, ropes, carabiners and ascenders. Think "arborist" without the chainsaws.