Why You Should Let Kids Eat Dirt

Kids who are exposed to more germs before age one are less likely to have allergies and asthma a new study shows Infants who are exposed to unsavory things like rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and household bacteria during their first year are actually less to suffer from allergies and asthma, Johns Hopkins researchersRead More

Millennial Brides Don’t Want to Wear White

A new poll sheds light on some generational differences in our views on wedding traditions–including who pays for the party White weddings might soon be a thing of the past, because almost half of Americans (46%) disagree with the expectation that brides should wear white. A new Harris Poll shows that wearing white is justRead More

How Sugar Went From a Condiment to a Diet Staple

More and more Americans’ meals resemble dessert, and Congress is to blame for our collective national stomachache. School cafeterias have been under siege for three decades, ever since Ronald Reagan declared ketchup to be a vegetable. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed by Congress in 2010 raised the national per-pupil lunch expenditure from $2.80 toRead More

These Are The Most Popular Foods In America

New data from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) lets you peek into the kitchens of Americans and find out how they’re eating—based on what they’re buying. The ERS’s Food Availability data measures yearly supplies of several food commodities in the U.S., and this year, some of the most interesting results are that sweet foodsRead More