Think you’re a heavy drinker? Think again.


Growing up, health classes taught us the definition of binge drinking is someone who drinks five beers or shots in a night. We were discouraged from being a binge drinker, but we all know people who did it at various points. But a new study shows just how much drinking it takes to be in the elite class of truly heavy drinkers. Continue reading

If a computer handled redistricting


Every 10 years, when census numbers get updated and shifts are required to ensure “equal representation,” complaints of gerrymandering and district tampering inevitably arise, as humans try to cope with a variety of variables that can lead to all sorts of accusations of favoritism or marginalism. Continue reading

Rising sea levels and their effects on communities


In a few short weeks I’ll be making a return trip to Virginia, which I last visited two years ago, to enjoy a few days in the area I first grew up. While a chunk of time will inevitably be spent at Busch Gardens, we’ll also spend time exploring our old neighborhoods in Hampton, Newport News and Poquoson, as well as likely taking a trip over to see Norfolk and Virginia Beach, all areas against the water with beautiful views. Continue reading