From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an
overachiever. Now, the first lady has added a 271-page book to her gardening resume,
and Americans can read all about the planting misses that came with the
hits, get tips on gardening at home, and, Mrs. Obama hopes, draw some
inspiration that just might change their lives. Oh, and if it happens to
help her husband's re-election campaign, that would be nice, too.
According to the Office of Minority Health, in 2009, African Americans
were 1.5 times as likely to be as obese as non-Hispanic Whites. So it
goes without saying that African-American should be concerned with their
diet. And according to the many nutritionists, the food pyramid is the
way to go.
By now, the saying “All work and no play makes you dull” is as cliché as
any, but if you’re always on the go and never stop to smell the (also)
cliché roses, you could be running yourself ragged. It’s important to
take time to recharge, as big an investment in yourself as putting all
that time in at the office. No matter what your interests, financial
situation, or social preferences are, you’ll find something that has you
looking forward to 5pm.
Where environmental concerns are paramount, people often wonder how
to live in an eco-friendly sustainable manner. Sustainable living
has a myriad of facets and can be done on a grand or small scale.
Permaculture, green home renovations (solar panels, tank less
water heaters, low-flow faucets), and hybrid/electric vehicles
are major sustainable efforts.