Jill Richardson

11/13/2014 - 3:54pm

    Here’s a typical scene in any American checkup: The doctor walks in to find the patient sitting on the table. “Well, your cholesterol is too high,” the doctor tells the patient. “I can prescribe something for it, but the real solution will be diet and exercise.”

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09/25/2014 - 11:27am

    California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and...

09/18/2014 - 4:03pm

    Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized.

    Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they...

09/11/2014 - 2:31pm

    Popular activities like hiking, camping, and backpacking come with all kinds of risks. You can get heat stroke or hypothermia, run out of water, fall off a cliff, and bump into cougars or grizzly bears. If you get close enough to an infected ground squirrel...

09/04/2014 - 1:17pm

    What if I told you there was a lot in Africa that was going right?

    Now, I don’t mean programs that are successfully handing out food aid, treating malaria, or preventing elephant poaching,...

08/14/2014 - 6:43pm

    You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.

    That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

    I was...

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