By Emily Senger - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 0 Comments
On the day of the first vice-presidential debate, Time magazine has released photos of…
On the day of the first vice-presidential debate, Time magazine has released photos of Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan pumping iron.
The photoshoot, in which Ryan grimaces while curling 40-pound free weights, was from last year, when Ryan was runner up for Time Person of the Year.
Though at least one gym in New York offers a workout to achieve Ryan’s famed six-pack abs, his abs are not featured in the photoshoot.
While vice-presidential debates don’t usually weigh too heavily in the outcome of an election, Thursday’s debate is getting more hype than usual after President Barack Obama’s flat debate performance on Oct. 3, John Parisella writes in Maclean’s.
While Democratic Vice-President Joe Biden has the advantage when it comes to debating experience, these new photos show that Ryan is guaranteed a win if it comes down to an arm wrestle.
By Julia Belluz - Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM - 0 Comments
There were a couple of troubling reports about the use of prescription drugs to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and youth this week. The Vancouver Sun reported “a striking increase” in the rate of second-generation antipsychotics prescribed to kids. South of the border, the New York Times ran a big op-ed entitled “Ritalin Gone Wrong,” in which a psychology professor rang alarm bells over the three million U.S. children who take stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall for “problems in focusing.” With more than 40 years of experience under his belt, the professor said “we should be asking why we rely so heavily on these drugs,” adding that few physicians and parents “seem to be aware of what we have been learning about the lack of effectiveness of these drugs.”