A group of 11 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students at the University of Vermont each majoring in sociology, nonlinear dynamics, networks, ecology, and physics recently wrote a blog that determined the happiest city in America according to how each city tweets.
According to a recent study by the World Health Organization, the largest number of overweight or obese people currently reside in the United States, making it the most obese nation in the world. Increased sedentary behavior, the prevalence of novel food additives and poor genetics have all led to a huge (pardon the pun) spike in America’s obesity rates over the past decade, which are now nearing epidemic levels.
These days, those two words have become so synonymous with each other that it seems almost impossible to write one without having to write the other. Fad and diet it appears, are about as inseperable as a newlywed couple on their honeymoon.
But why is that?
One of the most lasting memories of my trip to Southern California to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide play the Texas Longhorns in the 2010 BCS National Championship Game, was of the pristine, gorgeous sunsets that accompanied me each night as I finished my daily run on the beaches that hugged the Pacific Ocean.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In a recent op-ed column by Crimson White writer Tray Smith, the journalism and political science major explores an interesting avenue; relating the ever-changing bar scene at the University of Alabama to the metamorphosis the student body has seen over the past few years.