USA Today reports that obesity among American soldiers has doubled since the start of the Iraq War, and argues that the weight gain represents "yet another example of stress and strains of continuing combat deployments." But maybe it also means that American soldiers have run out of insurgents to chase and now having nothing else to do but watch old Lethal Weapon movies and eat potato chips. Just a thought.
Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.