SOURCE: The Nation
Environmental writer Bill McKibben reviews Mark Bittman's critical look at the rise of industrial food and its human, social and environmental consquences.
Attorney John Howard Steele was a devoted client of Joseph Pilates' fitness methods, and became responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the method as it grew into a global exercise phenomenon.
by Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
The home fitness industry grew by creating and addressing gendered insecurities about masculine strength and feminine attractiveness.
by Lawrence Wittner
Perhaps it’s time for the citizens of the “great powers” to ask themselves if they are truly benefiting from the much-vaunted military and economic strength of their nations.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Mona Hanna-Attisha
Limiting access to peer-reviewed science undermines the agency’s effectiveness.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Ibram X. Kendi
Like so many other black men in America, Elijah Cummings died too young.
by Vaughn Davis Bornet
In this personal essay, historian Vaughn Davis Bornet offers his advice on living a long life.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Carly-Emma Leachman
Prior to the Maternity and Child Welfare Act of 1918, state involvement in the delivery of babies would have been unimaginable.
by Molly Ladd-Taylor and Kriste Lindenmeyer
100 years ago Woodrow Wilson launched a federal initiative to improve children’s health and welfare. He called it Children’s Year. It’s time for another.
David Singerman warns the sugar industry has used tactics like Big Tobacco to confuse the public about the dangers of their product
by David Singerman
"If we want to check the power of Big Sugar, we’d be well served to acknowledge the long record — past as well as present — of the industry’s machinations."
by Rick Shenkman
We should. But history suggests her conduct is common in American politics.
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