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Placing Calories on Menus Leads 71 Percent to Order Lighter Food

Placing Calories on Menus Leads 71 Percent to Order Lighter Food

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

When the City of New York passed a law in 2008 requiring restaurants to include the number of calories in menu items right on the menu, 82 percent of those who visited the restaurant reported that having the additional information had an impact on their ordering. Of those who considered the nutritional information when they ordered, 71 percent ordered lower-calorie items, and 51 percent stopped ordering certain items.[1]

Many people do not know how many calories of food they are supposed to eat in a day, and how many calories are contained in the food they order in restaurants. For instance, a young woman's daily recommended calorie intake is aro…

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Roundabouts Beat Stop Lights, Reduce Air Pollution 20-30%...

Roundabouts Beat Stop Lights, Reduce Air Pollution 20-30%...

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D.

Using “Roundabouts” instead of traffic lights or stop signs has been documented to save as much as 20 and 30% of fuel consumed at these intersections, with corresponding declines in solid and particulate pollutants. [1] One study in Vermont indicated that the magnitude of impact from roundabouts on Vermont statewide motor fuel use by a hypothetical installation of roundabouts in place of signals at 100 busy intersections would decrease total annual motor fuel use by approximately 1-2% of 1997 annual statewide gasoline consumption attributable directly to the roundabout, and another similar 1-2% by changes in land use density enabled by the roundabouts.[…

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The course Sociology of Human Sexuality taught by Professors John and Janice Baldwin is one of the longest running and most popular courses at the college.  The course has a website of supporting materials  found at www.SexInfoOnLine.Com.

The course, its faculty, and supporting materials have been the subject of media attention.  For a recent sample of that see Sex as a Matter of Course in the Los Angeles Times August 1 2009 located at:

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-sexclass1-2009aug01,0,1937150.story?track=ntothtml

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America's Correctional System: Alternatives to Current National Practice

America's Correctional System: Alternatives to Current National Practice

by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. 

As of January 2009, the United States had a population of 305 million.  2.3 million of them are behind bars.  We have the highest percentage of our citizens in jail of any nation in the world. Additionally, the number of people on probation or parole has propelled the population of the American corrections system to more than 7.3 million, or 1 in every 31 U.S. adults.[1]

Nationally, the most incarcerated group of people is males from the age of 25 through the age of 29 – they are incarcerated at a rate of 3,390 per 100,000. Within that group of men, Whites are incarcerated at a rate of 1,666 per 100,000 persons, Hispanics at…

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