by Kayla Overbey
Friday, February 17, 2012
Top Story — Smoking
- More and more campuses across the country are enacting non-smoking policies. The policies range from creating designated areas for smokers, to banning smoking on campus completely. University of Kansas students give their opinions on such strict policies in this podcast. Click here to read the transcript as you listen.
- Scientific American states that the United States doesn’t rank in the top 50 countries when it comes to alcohol consumption, which may be a surprise to some Americans. The World Health Organization is receiving suggestions from health experts to strengthen drinking laws to those countries that abuse booze.
- According to The New York Times, the variety that interval training can bring to your workout is very beneficial. A group of Canadian scientists say that training exclusively in interval patterns is just as effective as a standard, moderate exercise.
- That very first after-date kiss can hold more power than you expect–according to CNN, kissing is as addictive as cocaine. Kissing creates natural side effects which we associate to falling in love: dilated blood vessels, quickened pulse and flushed cheeks.