I’ve been a vegan now for just over a year and one of the questions that I am most often asked is, “How can you give up cheese?” They can understand that I cut meat out of my diet, but cheese is just “so good”. Well, I have to agree. I did love cheese, but it’s an animal product and that is something I avoid. However, if you want to delve into it even farther, there are other reasons you might find it easier to give up this tasty food. Here are five of the best reasons not to eat cheese.
Easter is just around the corner and it's time for a bit of Easter Trivia to amaze your family and friends over the weekend. Easter really isn't the holiday that we think it is. While generally thought of as a Christian religious holiday, has origins that predate Christianity. I found a lot of this information through a very informative book on this topic. You can see the book here, on the left. For less than a $1, you can teach your kids about some origin information on some Easter favorites.
Every year, I look over the previous twelve months to see what is no longer with us. Things become obsolete every year. Times change. Just like the horse and buggy aren't a big business today as they were 125 years ago, we make progress. Here is a list of things we said adios to in 2012. All of them are not technology based, but I'd be interested in hearing what you can add to the mix.
While America will be bringing in New Year's Eve tonight from Time's Square to Los Angeles with the usual group of music bands, partying, and drinking, this is not necessarily the case from around the world. Other countries have distinct traditions that they participate in for the New Year's Eve parties. I want to thank reader (and world traveler) Logan Horsford for bringing this article suggestion. You can read about Logan's globetrotting at his web site http://logansvoyage.blogspot.com/.
Just about everyone I know likes bananas. They are one of those fruits that is easy to take with you, isn’t too messy, and fits well in your lunch. Bananas are also great in fruit salads and in smoothies. With all of these bananas around us, what do we really know about them? They’ve been around forever and they are tasty, but there is not a whole lot to know about - is there? After doing a little research on this sweet fruit, I have found out that I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about it. In fact, I didn’t know the banana is actually proof that Darwin was right when he came up with his Theory of Evolution? Also, bananas very healthy for you. Want to learn more about bananas? Read on!
You might have been surprised this morning to see that the Hostess Company - the makers of Twinkies, Ho-Hos, Ding Dongs, and Fruit pies is going out of business and liquidating their assets. That's right: No More Twinkies. This 82-year old company hires over 16,000 employees throughout the United States and will close due to a labor dispute between the bakers union and ownership. Now before you get your Wonder Bread all in an uproar over unions bullying management, note that the company has had financial problems over the last 8 years, having gone bankrupt three times. They were asking their workers to take an 8% cut in pay and cuts to their pension and healthcare plan. It just didn't work out. So, as a farewell to the long-lasting Twinkie, here is a tribute to that golden, cream filled treat. In the end, this means no more Twinkies. A special thanks to reader, David Youll of Western Pennsylvania for the title!