In the 1980's when attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first bandied about as a developmental disability, many college and university administrators and teachers thought it was just an excuse for poor grades and low test scores. Slowly though, it has become recognized in the educational community as an actual disorder and new educational methods, as well has drugs, have been developed to help treat it. Now, scientists have found that there is a genetic link to ADHD.
One of the several segments of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) historical look at 20th century kitchens is its collection for Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen. Here, we find designs for the kitchens of the future from the avant-guarde of the last century, which still have relevance and style for today's kitchens... But where are they?
The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), an international organization of 33 countries, recently released the latest figures on the obesity rates of all of its member countries. Though the U.S. was just shy of coming in first, we still have a big fat influence on the world.
Twenty-one First Ladies, including Michelle Obama, have pushed healthy diets as their main projects. I guess they should have found different causes to get behind, because in spite of their efforts, the efforts of the medical community, the insurance industry, the health and fitness industry and many more sectors of the economy... we keep eating fewer and fewer of them.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City has a special and vast exhibit of 20th Century kitchen designs happening now. In going through the complete online guide to the exhibit, which really just touches on some items in the complete collection, what fascinated me most is one of the earliest kitchens in the MOMA show, that of architect Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky's Frankfort Kitchen, designed in 1926-27.