By the numbers…

The average woman today weighs approximately what an average man weighed in the 1960s. Women have grown in girth, but not height. The average man today weighs about what a typical professional football player weighed in the 1960s. So far, the heaviest human was a US man who weighed 975 lbs. Walking speeds vary, but the…

Yellowstone is Beckoning!

Hey Susanna! Would you have wanted to be a geophysicist if you hadn’t seen the geysers and mud pots at Yellowstone? We traveled for a month accross the country seeing beautiful vistas and marvelous sights. But my favorite spot on our McGlew family camping trip was Yellowstone National Park. While playing in streams and looking…

Take A Trip To A National Park — Doctor’s Orders!

A physician recommended minimum 5 hour-a-month nature dose in Finland and pediatrician prescriptions for family visits to nature parks in California are pilot projects spurred by the recent studies on the healing powers of nature. Forward thinking doctors acknowledge: interacting with nature physically lowers our stress level. “People underestimate the happiness effect of geting outdoors,”says…