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B.R. The Real Food Revolution

booktherealfoodIn our consumerism world of today, a dollar gets you a quick burger, but this book is questioning what is the real cost of that meal? On you health? We are facing an increase of chronic disease such as diabetes and obesity. Our “modern” lifestyles have turn upside down in recent years getting people out of their family kitchen. The term meal does not resonate as family time anymore, and it is more something that we need to do while driving, or between two chores, or even worst the face pointing on your computer/phone/tablet. You know I am a big reader and I spend a lot of time reading on my Nook. However, eating and reading are two separate things for me and they should exactly be treated like that. There is time to eat and time to read and each of them deserve my full attention.

Cost of Medical expenses related to those “new” disease are ever higher while “threatening to give America its first generation to actually live shorter lives than their parents.” Which sound horrific? Doesn’t it? Unfortunately finding good nutrition is not that easy not that fast-food have monopolized the market and are literally everywhere, convenient and cheap.  More Americans live in cities, far from the old common farmer’s field and the theory of self-sufficiency. To overcome distance and limited time because of our drastic way of living population are not relying on industry (which mean transformed, ready to eat food) to put dinner on the table. However, those industry do not have our best interest at heart (even if the slogan mention it). CEO, Management and Stock holder value efficiency and short-term profits over our children health.

The book was written by Congressman Tim Ryan who shows a certain joy of farm-fresh produce. In this book, he presents easy, actionable steps that anyone can take, from starting a garden to tactics to implement nutrition education in schools.

He also present some of the current food revolutionaries, who are shining examples of people who saw a problem with how we think about food today, rolled up their sleeves, and raised a crop of positive change. Overall a really great book full that will motivate you and empower you to make a change. This book really emphasis the effect on small change individually means big change collectively and that we are all winner at the end.

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Nook GlowLight. The Best for Books – Days & Nights

nookglowI can emphasis enough how much in love I am with my new Nook GlowLight. It is definitely the best Nook so far and it is perfect for every occasion.

This year, I am teaching in Northern Vietnam but I always dream about living in Hanoi so I am doing the commute by Train every day and night. It is really not a big deal for me since I love to read and to be in a train. Especially those Asian train where you are treated like a princess days in days out. And the food is amazing! Seriously, what is better than finishing a long day of teaching relaxing in a train, reading a good book on my New Nook and eating delicious Vietnamese food? Oh and did I mention the excellent glass of wine? So like I said, the commute really not a big deal!! I live in LA a couple of years ago when I was taking night class in psychology and let me tell you I HATE this commute!

The new Nook GlowLight is equipped with a Built-in reading light witch make it perfect for night train reading session. It has a 6″ screen that make it really portable and light to carry if you compare with those 10″ tablet that are much more heavy and expensive. It also has a special paper-like reading that make each letter clear and bright. The new Nook use an E Ink Display that feels and make it look just like paper.

 

I love book, and I like to have book on me all the time and the nook literally save my back and shoulder. Lol. But this new Nook is even better because it holds Holds 2X as many books that my last Nook (the Simple Touch). It has 4GB of storage which mean that you can hold up to 2000 books in your hand with one little shinny nook :)

They upgrade the battery life and now keep the battery lasts up to 8 weeks on a single charge! The build in WiFi make it supper easy to just stop to an internet cafe and upload a tons of book when I run out of things to read.

Voila! That was my review on my new Nook GlowLight.

Keep Reading Nookers!