Archive for March, 2012
By Aimee Verdisco - 27 Mar 2012
Could it be that we are witnessing two opposing forces in attempts to improve education worldwide? In the quest for higher quality education, governments are investing more in teachers, technology, and training. Yet, as this happens, kids are less ready to learn than ever before.
Girth around the world is increasing. “Globesity,” the term given to this global epidemic of overweight and obesity by the World Health Organization, is rapidly becoming a major health problem. It is associated with upsurges in diabetes and heart disease, with direct and indirect costs extracting an exorbitant price. In the United States direct and indirect costs associated with obesity are around US$150 billion a year, or almost three times the GDP of Bolivia, where I currently reside.