(SPM Wire) Is obesity contagious? Can you catch it from your friends? And if you have skinny friends, can this help you lose weight?
LIVINGSTON – Walking through the park after a snowfall, ice skating, sledding or skiing are just a few of the activities many people enjoy participating in during the winter months. But as fun as these activities can be, they can also be very dangerous.
Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “fracking” is with regard to natural gas exploration and why it is controversial? — Jonas Kern, Bellevue, WA
RAHWAY — On Monday, Dec. 13, Rutgers Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Rice, along with some of his coaches and players, visited Rahway Middle School.
CRANFORD – On Dec. 6, Union County College hired David G. Brown, II to serve as the Project Manager of its new Green Workforce Service Program which is a part of the college’s Industry-Business Institute.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In 2011, personal exemptions and standard deductions will rise and tax brackets will widen due to inflation, the Internal Revenue Service announced.
JERSEY CITY — With 2010 drawing to a close and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, consider making a different resolution this year. Since getting out of debt and improving your financial situation is perennially atop the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions, make 2011 the year you finally whip your finances into shape.
STATE — A law enacted in January 2010 gives the education commissioner the authority to change the date of the Annual School Election if it falls on a religious holiday.
EDISON — Earlier this month, the Edison Department of Health & Human Services (EDHHS) received an Outstanding American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Award from the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (NJDHHS).
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Commission on the Status of Women, dedicated to advocating for all women in Middlesex County and to providing an effective forum to identify and address women’s issues and concerns, is calling for nominations for its first “Citizens of the Year” Awards.