Will Banning Underweight Models Prevent Eating Disorders?

In 2007, Israeli fashion model Hila Elmaliah died of anorexia at 34-years-old. She had dwindled away to just under 60 pounds when she passed. Elmaliah’s untimely death motivated her friend, Israeli photographer and modeling agent Adi Barkan, to campaign for legislation in Israel that would prevent underweight models…

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How the Monsanto Protection Act Silently Slipped Into Law

Last week, Congress quietly passed a controversial last minute addition to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill  that has many food and consumer advocates up in arms. The addendum, which has been dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act” by critics, will protect companies like Monsanto from facing litigation in the face…

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Can Science Tell Us What is Morally Right and Wrong?

This article is a response to Julian Walker’s recent blog on YogaBrains, The Contortionist: Science, Morality, and Extreme Relativism  Julian Walker, a fellow YogaBrainer whose thinking and writing I respect and admire, recently argued that “moral questions have to do with human well-being, and human well-being is something that we…

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