How To Not Die of the Flu

Mallory Ortberg · 01/12/13 01:42PM

Yes, the flu season is really bad this year. No, it's not entirely due to "people use too much Purell nowadays" or whining about what's probably just a cold, either. The CDC reports that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from "flu-related complications" every year. Sometimes, especially in the winter, people will use the word "flu" to describe any condition they want, but this is not the flu's fault and you should not blame it.

America Breaks New Year's Resolution Again

Hamilton Nolan · 07/01/09 02:00PM

America hasn't lost any weight in the past year, despite really meaning to, this time. Twenty-three states have actually gotten fatter. The obese-est state is Mississippi; the least obese is Colorado. Next year, skiing instead of mud pie, America. [Reuters]