Have Your Coke and Guzzle It Too

Have Your Coke and Guzzle It Too

Good news about obesity: A new scientific organization is coming to grips with this bulging national problem. Called the Global Energy Balance Network, it comes at obesity from a unique perspective. According to them, the key to controlling one’s weight isn’t...
A Hidden Hand in Obesity

A Hidden Hand in Obesity

If you looked at me, you might not be able to tell that I’m obese. According to the measure of my Body Mass Index (BMI), I am. Slightly. I don’t wear plus-sized clothing, I’ve only got one chin, and you wouldn’t mind sitting next to me on an...
NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

NAFTA’s 20 Years of Unfulfilled Promises

Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans. Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across the border in search of much lower wages. This was supposed...
Fat Demons

Fat Demons

My grandmother lay in bed at a hospice facility, days away from death. With her loving children by her side, she looked at her belly and — as she had done for all of the years I’d known her — complained that she was too fat. What? What did she think six-pack abs...
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