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Samoa Airline Introduces Pay-By-Weight Pricing

A tiny Samoa airline is offering a new reason to drop extra weight before your next trip: Tickets sold not by the seat, but by kilogram.

04/02/2013

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Property Values May Point To Likelihood Of Obesity

The value of your home may be a stronger predictor of your weight than the genes inherited from your ancestors, a new public health study from the University of Washington has found.

05/24/2012

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Weighed Down – WA Ferries Have to Reduce Passenger Load Due to Obesity

The Washington state ferry service isn’t going to start turning away hefty passengers, but it has had to reduce the capacity of the nation’s largest ferry system because people have been packing on the pounds.

12/21/2011