Gun deaths since Newtown, and more
Since the Newtown, Conn., massacre, at least 2,268 Americans have been killed with guns.
Gun deaths since NewtownSince the Newtown, Conn., massacre, at least 2,268 Americans have been killed with guns, including 158 children and teenagers.Slate.com
Americans eat less fast foodAll the nagging about the unhealthiness of fast food may be paying off: Between 2006 and 2010, the proportion of the nation’s total caloric intake that came from fast-food outlets dropped from 12.8 to 11.3 percent. CSMonitor.com
Awash in fake tunaNearly 60 percent of the tuna sold at restaurants and grocery stores in the U.S. is not tuna, a DNA study by the group Oceana found. Most of the mislabeled tuna was in fact an extremely oily fish called escolar, known to cause diarrhea. The same study found that red snapper was misrepresented 87 percent of the time.Los Angeles Times
Boomers take to BotoxBreast implant surgery fell by 7 percent in 2012, but overall, plastic surgery procedures grew by 5 percent. The biggest growth was in Botox injections and other procedures to smooth facial wrinkles, as baby boomers aim to conceal evidence of their advancing years. CNN.com
High drop out rate for online coursesAbout 6.7 million students are currently enrolled in online college courses. Only 10 percent of those students will finish them. San Jose Mercury News
Pope Benedict in retirementIn retirement, Pope Benedict will continue to wear the pope’s white cassock, live in the Vatican, and will be called “the emeritus pope.’’ Associated Press