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.

 

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.

More Science for the Drug Enforcement Agency to Ignore

By: Sunday July 17, 2011 11:30 am

The DEA has no problem with chemo patients weakened by hunger. Ignore science. Just say no to marijuana to alleviate nausea at the mere thought of food.

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.

Blame the Little Miss

By: Thursday April 24, 2008 10:30 am

If you’re a U.S. woman and aren’t getting paid for doing the same work as men, it’s your fault.

If you’re a woman and are overweight or smoke, you’re personally responsible for contributing to the sinking U.S. life expectancy rate.

If you’re a woman and you ask for the same pay for doing the same job as your male co-worker, you only have a small window of time to do so.

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