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The Healthy Poor: Demystifying John Henry

John Henry is one of the big men of American folklore, a former slave and “steel drivin’ man” who helped pioneer the American frontier in the 19th century. According to […]... More>


Should Sugar Be Regulated like Alcohol and Tobacco?


That bad attitude? Blame the birth month


It’s flu season. Watch your prejudices.

I tried not to breathe too much on the elevator this morning. I was trying to avoid the germs of a fellow who clearly had the flu—or at least a […]... More>