Trivial Research Findings
The small but significant research finding, should I publish it?
This just in: "Tall Women at Greater Risk for cancer!" This just in: "Coffee May Lower Suicide Risk!" This just in: "Living Near Industrial Plant Raises Cancer Risk!"
Everyone has seen these headlines and hope that drinking coffee in the park will make us taller. The first thing I would like to point out is that we seem to be bombarded with information at every turn about what makes life riskier, as though if we make enough of the right choices we would eliminate risk. That of course is…