Monthly Archives: July 2013

With expanded testing for performance enhancing drugs, are home-runs less common in Major League Baseball?

A little, but the dip has been less than you might think. First, let’s define when this Home-Run Era started. People generally place 1998 as the first year of this new Home-Run Era. That was the year of the historic … Continue reading

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A reality check on income and obesity

The Atlantic has a story on the broader health arguments (and growing social stigma) arounds processed foods. The author creatively suggests that there is nothing wrong with processed foods, per se. We should just put better ingredients in them before processing … Continue reading

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Do most travelers tip hotel housekeepers?

Doesn’t look like it. Primary data was hard to find, but Michael Lynn, associate professor at the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, collects his own data on this sort of thing and he estimates that about 30% of U.S. … Continue reading

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Should you shut off your car engine when refilling the gas tank?

Depends. If you live in Georgia, then yes, you probably should if for no other reason than it appears to be the law. That’s probably true in a number of other states as well, but a quick review of law-enforcement … Continue reading

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