I don't know if there is any issue with such a generational divide...
It currently appears that it's only a matter time before legalization.
Nate Silver projects when each state will legalize gay marriage via a regression model with the following variables: 1. The year in which (a gay marriage type) amendment was voted upon; 2. The percentage of adults in 2008 Gallup tracking surveys who said that religion was an important part of their daily lives; 3. The percentage of white evangelicals in the state.
*Edit - Nate Sliver actually projects "the dates when the model predicts that each of the 50 states would vote against a marriage ban." The dates seem a bit more resonable now, but i still would be more conservative in the projections. Though maybe we've hit a tipping point?
"One reason women die in childbirth has to do with anatomy, arising from two basic evolutionary trade-offs. The first is that once our ancient ancestors began to walk upright, too large a pelvis made upright walking and running inefficient and exhausting. A narrow pelvis permits fast running. That however makes childbirth exceedingly difficult. So the evolutionary adaptation is that women generally have medium-sized pelvises that permit moderately swift locomotion and allow them to survive childbirth - most of the time.
The other trade-off is head size. Beginning with our Cro-Magnon ancestors, human skull size expanded to accommodate more complex brains. Larger brains offer an evolutionary advantage once a child is born, but they increase the chance that a large-headed fetus will never emerge alive from the mother."
Many epidemiological studies measure adiposity (obesity) through the surrogate BMI via self reported measures of height and weight. As I have mentioned before, there are many problems with this. But how can we improve on this while maintaining our level of accuracy and not using a direct measure requiring a more intensive doctor visit?
Two ideas to use along with BMI:
1. Waist size - pant size for men, dress size for women
2. Bench press - probably more reasonable for men. Could use max (weight you can bench press once), or weight you can bench press ten times.
1. The Obesity Epidemic in America 2. Top causes of death for young males/females 3. Fantasy Sports 4. Political Examples - polling 5. Baseball (sabermetrics) 6. Geospatial Mapping 7. Inequalities in Health and Income 8. Disease Etiology on a Gene vs. Environment Level 9. Cancer - particularly in the young 10. Personal finance/stocks - active vs. index mutual funds 11. A drunkard's walk - gambler's fallacy, overvaluing celebrities 12. Doctors vs. Epidemiologists