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Good news! You’re likely burning more calories than you thought when you’re walking

Walking is the most common exercise, and many walkers like to count how many calories are burned. Little known, however, is that the leading standardized equations used to predict or estimate walking energy expenditure — the number of calories burned — assume that one size fits all. They’ve been in place for close to half a century and were based …

For-profit colleges get rich by sinking students into debt–and their scam is financed by our tax dollars – Jim Hightower

Butch Hancock, one of Austin’s finest singer-songwriters, grew up in the Texas Panhandle, out among dryland farmers and strict fundamentalist Christians. Butch once told me that he felt he’d been permanently scarred in his vulnerable teen years by the local culture’s puritanical preachings on sexual propriety: “They told us that sex is filthy, obscene, wicked, and beastly– and that we …