Amtrak Experimenting With Writers Residencies

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Obese Americans Get Less Than 4 Hours Of Exercise Per Year

According to a new study from researchers at the University of Alabama, the average obese American gets fewer than 4 hours of “vigorous exercise” per year, with obese men averaging 3.6 hours of vigorous exercise per year and obese women gettin...
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Amtrak Experimenting With Writers Residencies

Amtrak has begun offering a small number of writers residencies allowing participants to take free round-trip train rides for the purpose of writing, though company officials have stressed that plans to roll out the program on a larger scale remain tentative. What do you think?

  • “I’m an accountant, but I bet I could fool Amtrak into a free ride by wearing a turtleneck and looking sullenly out the window.”

    Ali Klugman
    Accountant
  • “Oh boy, I hope I see Joyce Carol Oates on the way to Philadelphia!”

    Richard Shelle
    Tree Planter
  • “Yeah, but for proofreading, nothing beats Greyhound.”

    Chris Gorman
    Magazine Editor
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