Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food – “Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet— and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food joint, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. What’s more, people consumed more calories when they sat down for their meal at a full-service place rather than taking it to go, the study found.”
10 Misconceptions About Islam That Muslim Americans Are Tired of Hearing – “Whether it was strange looks at my mother or jokes about my Arabic name, life as a Muslim in post 9/11 America isn’t the cutest feeling. The constant villainization of Muslims in mainstream media makes it difficult to do even simple things such as buy groceries or get through airport security without crude jokes or dangerous assumptions, and with the murder of three innocent Muslim kids in Chapel Hill this past year, it’s clear that stereotyping can lead to even fatal consequences.” From mrmisconception.
Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out – I found this paragraph particularly alarming: “One kid’s father threatened to divorce her mother if the daughter didn’t major in economics. It took this student seven years to finish instead of the usual four, and along the way the father micromanaged his daughter’s every move, including requiring her to study off campus at her uncle’s every weekend.” That kind of micromanaging should not be lumped in with a cutesy term like “helicoptor parenting” that is blandly (and broadly) applied to any parent who watches their kid too closely at a playground.