Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
Is your commute killing you? Reporter Theresa Juva asks that question on her blog, Commuter Life, today after reporting on a study that links poor health to long drives to work. Some relief comes from a LoHud.com reader out west:
I am so happy that I have retired and living in Arizona now. Yes the summers are hot, but my air conditioner works fine.”
— John F. Taylor
Are you a commuter? If so, tell us how your commute affects your health on the Commuter Life blog. Some of the best stories may be printed in The Journal News.
It’s not new that city salons and barbers have to charge men and women equal prices, but stricter enforcement of that provision by the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs has raised the debate over hair, cut time and “chromosomes,” The Associated Press reports. What one LoHud.com reader had to say:
“I was going to say this is really stupid, but in this day and age, I can see their point. Some women have really short hair and some men have really long hair. ‘[…] there are legitimate reasons to charge different prices for different services. But businesses must be specific about those charges.’ All that means is they have to rephrase their pricing. Instead of ‘men’s cuts’ vs. ‘women’s cuts,’ they’ll have to call it by length or feature, e.g. ‘above shoulder’ vs. ‘below shoulder,’ ‘styling extra,’ etc. Either that or charge a cut based on a standard amount of time, and then charge more if it takes extra long. It’s crazy that they would actually take the time to enforce this, but it can’t be that hard to adapt to.”
— Steven Guzzi
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