If it’s yellow, let it mellow

We’ve all heard the phrase, “If it’s yellow, let it mellow,” but how many people actually do this?  Check out my Health & Vitality blog on Tumblr to learn about why people should care.  IU energy policy researcher Shahzeen Attari talks about her research findings that Americans use twice the amount of water that they […]

Obamacare and uninsured young adults, a “notable achievement”

With all of the negative media coverage of the bungled roll out of HealthCare.gov, where Americans are supposed to be able to shop for health insurance as part of the Affordable Care Act, it can be easy to overlook successes — and Indiana University health policy expert Kosali Simon considers the enrollment of almost a […]

Foreclosure, housing instability can affect students

School can be stressful for some students during the best of times. An Indiana University research has found that economic woes, in the form of home foreclosures, can have a lasting impact on children’s academic performance. “We know that, if a family is foreclosed, it can involve a huge amount of stress in the home,” […]

Outlook hazy for ‘smog-eating’ surface coatings

It sounded like a great idea – a material that could break down airborne pollutants on contact. But why the headline: “’Self-cleaning’ pollution-control technology could do more harm than good, study suggests”? An Indiana University study suggests that widespread use of pollution-fighting technologies containing titanium dioxide actually could “contribute significantly to ozone formation.” From a […]