History of Global Living Conditions in 5 charts

Materially things are improving but are they spiritually and morally? From Our World in Data: A recent survey asked “All things considered, do you think the world is getting better or worse, or neither getting better nor worse?”. In Sweden 10% thought things are getting better, in the US they were only 6%, and in […]

Opiates: American Carnage

  A terrible scourge is sweeping much of the country. Young and old of all classes. 52,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2015—about four times as many as died from gun homicides and half again as many as died in car accidents. Drug overdoses were 15,000 in 2000. Oxycontin was the precursor. Instead of taking a […]

Are E-Cigarettes a Healthy Way to Quit Smoking?

Thee IC believes the anti-vaping stances of California and other key states are corrupted by the fact they receive billions in cigarette taxes and after the Master Settlement Agreements they made bad deals to get advance money on the MSA. States Left With Billions In Toxic Debt https://www.propublica.org/article/how-wall-street-tobacco-deals-left-states-with-billions-in-toxic-debt From the WSJ: Smoking accounts for more than 480,000 deaths every […]

Heart Disease Kills 300,000 Women a Year

“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, with nearly 300,000 deaths a year” Good information. It is better to be safe than sorry. From the Washington Post: In my years as a prosecutor, I saw plenty of violence, including many deaths. Some were accidental, but some were the work […]

What Happens After a Year in Space?

American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are returning to Earth after a year in space – longer than any humans since 1999.  From the Christian Science Monitor: On March 1, American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will return to Earth after spending a year aboard the International Space Station, […]

Body Mass Index Study: Millions Mislabeled As Obese

Intelligent Conservatives, for years, have suspected the BMI was another bunk, over simplified measure of obesity. New research is out. From Medical Daily: From Doctors and U.S. companies alike have long relied on the body mass index (BMI) as a proxy for an individual’s health. However, new research published in the International Journal of Obesitysuggests using BMI to gauge health […]