Augie’s Quest: the Journey From Success to Significance

Helen Keller once noted that, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” She should know. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree, and followed that accomplishment with a … Read more Augie’s Quest: the Journey From Success to Significance

Do You Need to Know Your Body Mass Index?

Body mass index, or BMI, is a common tool for estimating a person’s “fatness.” A ratio of weight to height, BMI has long been used to categorize people as either underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. People who are classified in the obese range are then divided further into three levels of severity. That said, … Read more Do You Need to Know Your Body Mass Index?

These Are the Worst U.S. Counties for Your Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute on Wednesday released their 2016 County Health Rankings, comparing counties in the United States on a number of different health measures, including smoking, injuries, exercise and obesity. The findings show how Americans’ health can vary drastically depending on their ZIP code. Click through to see some … Read more These Are the Worst U.S. Counties for Your Health

Syrian refugee chickpeas bloom in Lebanon

In a humid plastic tent in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, a Syrian scientist handles the leaves of the chickpeas, lentils and wheat that may one day help fill neighbouring Syria’s post-war kitchen tables. Fawzi Souied is part of a team trying to safeguard the future of Syrian and global agriculture by recreating a seed collection stored … Read more Syrian refugee chickpeas bloom in Lebanon