Month: February 2016

The Bookstore with a Twist

With the rise of technology, buying books has become simpler than ever before.  With an easy click, all the literature that you want arrives straight at your door, or straight to your Kindle. But what happened to good old fashioned bookstores? The rise of Amazon’s Kindle and IBooks has put a major decline in bookstores all around the globe. But some are not going down without a fight. Although there is a Barnes and Nobles everywhere you look, the fact that it is a huge franchise, and corporation, with millions of dollars invested does not necessarily count as a bookstore fighting the good fight against technology. Other bookstores, on the other hand, that are privately owned have gone down in flames. Others, like The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, California, is a true gem that deserves to stay open to the public. Book lovers all over will enjoy not only the collection of books that are for sale, but the aura and atmosphere of the place as well. Centered in the heart of Los Angeles, …

A Travel Through History in San Antonio

When one thinks of traveling, people often assume that they have to go far and wide to see something spectacular. But the reality is that traveling and seeing something wonderful is just outside your front door. Of course we would all love to go back packing through Europe, stay at a nice hotel (or hostel for the brave hearted) devour in the rich culture that befalls the ancient cities of the world but most of us do not have the resources and means to do so. Going across the ocean to see a new country and culture is always a great idea, but at times an unrealistic one. When it comes to traveling, we readily tend to forget about the culture and history that lingers around every cornerstone of America. We hold some of the most iconic structures that are known throughout the globe: Mount Rushmore, The Statue of Liberty, The Golden Gate Bridge, and The Alamo. Texas, with its large geographical shape, is the most noticeable state on a map providing outsiders with plenty …

The Strain of Breakfast

Typically speaking, I have never been the one who enjoys a cool, bright filled morning. The strain of having to get out of those warm and comfortable bed sheets to enter a chilled room is not the most exciting part of my day. With groggy eyes, a zombie-like walk, and the repeating word of “coffee”, mornings seem more like a chore than a pleasure. After all, who likes waking up before the birds and the bee’s? With a quick cup of coffee in hand, I immediately get ready to head out the door and begin a new day. Nothing in my day includes the most vital part of the morning routine that all nutritionists say is important to keep healthy, and that is breakfast. But why is it essential to have a piece of toast with jam, yogurt with granola, or even a banana? According to the specialists, a breakfast meal gives many benefits that we have heard of time and time again: improved performance, weight control, strength and endurance. But these benefits are only …