In 1990, not one U.S. state had an adult obesity rate above 15 percent. In 2011, more than 12 states had obesity rates above 30 percent, Michigan being in that category. There are studies that project more than half of America will be obese by 2030.
You would think living without social media in this day and age would be torture. For some of us out there, we can’t even go a whole day without our iPhone or computer.
During winter break I read a list of technology predictions for 2013 on The Daily Beast.
In 1883, Francis Galton published “Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development” and introduced to the world the term “eugenics.” His view was that for the betterment of the human race, society should improve itself by weeding out the “undesirables.” Galton pressed for the study of eugenics to become widespread. These ideas did take root — much closer to home than you might expect.
It’s usually quiet on Friday afternoons at the Zeta Mu chapter of Sigma Pi. The most that one can hear throughout the afternoon is the slow North Harrison traffic, and some of the brothers preparing for class. Last Friday was quite different — a good change for the house.