Sex and the senior citizen
America’s senior citizens are indulging in a lot of unsafe sex in retirement communities and assisted living facilities. Over the past two years, some 2.2 million Medicare recipients received free tests for sexually transmitted diseases, about the same as the number who received free colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer.
The New York Times
Where gay porn searches are highest
In the 10 countries where Google searches for gay porn are the highest, nine—including Kenya and Pakistan—are places where homosexual activity is illegal, a new Google survey found.
Americans eat fewer calories
American adults consumed an average of 118 fewer calories a day in 2009–10 than four years earlier. Health experts theorize that the slight decline reflects public education about diet, pressure on fast-food makers to offer healthier alternatives, and a decline in dining out due to financial struggles.
The Wall Street Journal
China's polluted cropland
China’s government has banned food crops from being grown on 8 million acres of land, an area about the size of Belgium, because the soil is so riddled with industrial pollutants.
The wealth of the top 85
The combined wealth of the world’s 85 richest people—$1.7 trillion—is now equivalent to that held by the poorest half of the planet’s population, some 3.5 billion people, according to a study by the nonprofit group Oxfam.
Los Angeles Times