Getting It Wrong on the BLS Employment Report
According to the BLS, of the population adjustment of 1.510 million added to the January non-institutional civilian population, 1.288 million were over the age of 55. Of those, 723,000, or 56%, were not in the labor force. Then, of people ages 16-19 ...
N Ways to Apply Algebra With The New York Times
Teaching ideas based on New York Times ... a 15-year mortgage and a 30-year mortgage?” Do you think it is more cost effective to rent an apartment or buy a house? Read this article and play around with this Times Interactive to explore the answer.
Entelev, CanCell, and Cantron: Not curing cancer since the 1930s
So how do the manufacturers of Cantron and its many imitators get away with it? How is it that they keep selling it? The answer is easy: Blame the DSHEA of 1994. Cantron, according to Medical Research Products, is a dietary supplement, as explained in ...
Drop 1 Pound—Every Week!
The magic equation is this: If staying slim comes down to simple math, why are so many Americans fat? The short answer: We're eating our weight ... It takes 3,500 calories to create one pound of body fat, so if you eat just 500 extra calories a day ...
Is Rogers Next really the great deal it claims to be?
Let’s do a bit of Rogers Next math: go into a store and pay $230 for a 16GB iPhone 5s on a 2-year contract, signing up for a $100/month plan. There’s a $15 Connection Fee and ... $265 on a new phone ($245+$265=$510). Presumably, you’ll be able ...