I recently went on a trip to the Washington D.C. area and had read a lot about the Eastern Market—a trendy area of town that hosts what seemed like a really cool farmers’ market. Naturally, I was really looking forward to checking it out. I’m always curious to see what the latest food trends are in various areas around the country and farmers’ markets are the perfect place to take it all in.
Halloween marks the first holiday in a festive string of Fall events. This fun family evening is known for dressing up as your favorite alter ego and for kids in particular, collecting a slew of candy. For some parents and kids, this night can be a nightmare of its own. Worries of too much candy, blowing a diet or exercise routine, sugar highs, stranger danger, and even additional after-school time commitments are all valid. More importantly, this holiday can be a true danger to kids’ health.
I recently sat down to read a Fortune magazine article about a new smart drug start-up called Nootrobox. The article was about an interesting company-wide culture they have adopted - starving themselves! They fast up to 36 hours a week to increase productivity. The company co-founder Geoffery Woo says, “It’s hard at first” but they claim they are literally more focused at work and productive.
I recently flew to Maui with my 14 year old nephew, Trey, for some bonding time. I don’t have children of my own so I had a mix of emotions as the time grew closer to my one-on-one adventure with a teenager. I wanted to make sure I got his adrenaline pumping, taught him about a new culture, and most important to me, I hoped I could instill in him some healthier eating habits while he was under my care.