FDL Movie Night: Fed Up

By: Monday May 12, 2014 4:59 pm

The other night I was out with some friends and one of them commented on obesity and how “slothful” people had become, how it was a blight on communities and destroying the lives of people young and old. This developed into a discussion on the economics of food and the lack of exercise in school. FED UP, directed by tonight’s guest Stephanie Soechtig, shows us that the global obesity epidemic actually stems from our very human addiction to a simple substance: sugar.

 

Pull Up a Chair

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 5:00 am

Remember when you were invulnerable? I mean those years in your late teens and early twenties when you could eat whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted and never gain an ounce. That time during which you could shake off the flu in a couple of days while not missing work. The era of being able to hike twenty miles, stay up all night talking around the campfire and still have enough energy to have some fun on the river in the morning. Yeah I remember those days.

FDL Late Night: Two Creepy Ads

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 8:00 pm

When I first saw this ad, I thought it was a right-wing produced anti-Roe v Wade commercial because it is soooo yucky and creepy.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Darell Hammond, KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play

By: Saturday June 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Whether you are looking for a blueprint for how to run a successful non-profit organization, or just interested in reading an inspiring story about how a man from humble beginnings sparked a play movement for children around the country, KaBoom! is a must read.

Stop Using Your Head: Use Your Feet Instead

By: Tuesday June 1, 2010 6:00 pm

As long as you can walk, you have a way to keep yourself healthy.

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