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.
The U.S. is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?