Happy College Starts Day: Freshman 15 or Family-First 50? College and Family Sequencing Affect Obesity

by Sarah Catherine Billups from  The Society Pages Richard Allen Miech, Michael J. Shanahan, Jason Boardman, Shawn Bauldry, “The Sequencing of a College Degree during the Transition to Adulthood: Implications for Obsesity,” Journal of Health and Social Behavior,2015 A Whole Foods marketing brochure aimed at college students. Todd Eytan, Flickr CC. Even though people tend to…

Streetlights Might Not Make You Safer

by NATHAN COLLINS from Pacific Standard A streetlight serves two purposes, in theory: to make travel safer by illuminating obstacles, and to deter crime by literally bringing shady dealings to light. Whether those beacons actually achieve their goals, however, is a matter of controversy; now, a team of British researchers argue streetlights don’t really prevent accidents or crime, but…