Articles by John Ericson

Empty shelves in a store.
EBT Glitch Causes Customers To Raid Louisiana Walmarts; Shopping Spree Worse Than “Any Black Friday,” Local Police Reports
Oct 14, 2013 18:53 PM E
Saturday shopping at two Louisiana Walmart locations jumped up a notch when a computer glitch erased the spending limit on all Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards, causing shoppers to clean out the shelves and converge on the registers with overflowing carts.
Plato's Allegory of the Cave
Language Changes What We See And Makes Us See Things That "Aren't There:" An Argument Against Objectivity
Aug 14, 2013 12:37 PM E
Language and verbal cues may influence what we see and how we perceive it, new research suggests.
Maternal Obesity
Children Of Obese Mothers Die Earlier And Are More Likely To Suffer Heart Disease
Aug 14, 2013 12:26 PM E
For children born to obese mothers, the risk of dying from any cause is 33 percent higher than that of children born to normal-weight mothers, according to a survey of birth and mortality records.
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