Last Call: More Americans are reading poetry, probably because the world is a mess

The National Endowment for the Arts announced earlier this month that its annual Survey of Public Participation in the Arts shows more American adults are reading poetry than at any other time in the survey’s 15-year history (a whopping 12 percent!). Pacific Standard digs into the reasons why, noting that movements…

Fertility troubles may be worsened by eating too much fast food, not enough fruit

Anyone who’s struggling with infertility can tell you it’s one of the most difficult things you might ever experience, and as the average age of parents rises, sometimes the infertility troubles do also. Women undergoing infertility treatment have been shown to have the same amount of depression as those going through…

World's laziest 0.5K run features mid-course doughnuts, beer, smoking station

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but SBG San Antonio reports that this recently announced inaugural 0.5K run is heading the other way. The Facebook event page for the 0.5k run in the town of Boerne is for “underachievers,” described as a “very fun, tongue-in-cheek event that will lampoon the typical 5k.”