For many pioneers, a better life meant leaving for parts unknown. Through rugged terrain, hostile weather conditions, and strangers, such a trek was not for the faint of heart. Fast-forward to 1999. Former hard-cider entrepreneur Kevin Settles embarked along the settler’s route, taken many moons before. Though it took changing some laws, 15 years ago Bardenay in Boise, Idaho became the nation’s first hybrid restaurant/distillery.
Junior Achievement of Idaho honored community members at its annual Spirit of Achievement Awards. The Silver Awards were presented to AT&T, US Bank and Washington Federal. Bronze Awards were presented to Intermountain Gas, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, Idaho Power, Icon Credit Union, St. Luke’s, Todd Christensen and DeanCristomo.
The city of Boise has celebrated the grand opening of Idaho’s first commercial zero net energy building. The super-efficient and innovative building offsets the small amount of energy used by generating renewable energy, resulting in a net energy use of zero, and saving the city nearly $24,000 in annual energy costs.
The beginning of any year brings a lot of new things. A new start, a new outlook and, of course, a New Year’s resolution…or several.
Some of the most common resolutions include resolving to eat healthier, to get to the gym more and, overall, a goal for better physical fitness.
There’s a reason Uber has chosen Volvo for their plans of having driverless pickup vehicles; Volvo is already honing in on that level of technology. Although Tesla has already disrupted the auto industry with its fully electric, self-driving cars, Volvo is a quiet contender in the luxury vehicle sector. Their S90 may be a more affordable option to Tesla’s Model S. If you haven’t checked lately, Volvos are no longer box shaped and driven only by the stereotypical “professorial” types. They are still one of the safest car brands on the road, and the 2016 models are equipped with the newest technology that assists in everything from staying within the yellow road lines, to “reading” the speed limit, to detecting pedestrians and large animals even in the dark. Volvo is leading the way in understanding the modern driver. By 2020, Volvo hopes to be producing vehicles that will avoid anyone getting killed or majorly injured when in an accident.
My sole purpose for the last 18 years has been to help people lead a healthier life and my daily endeavors contribute towards this mission. How you achieve healthy living is down to your preferences and goals. All I can do is deliver the information you need to help you choose your own direction. How do I define healthy living?
Honey is great for your skin!
Did you know that raw organic honey is great for your skin too? Honey has natural antibacterial properties, so it is an effective acne treatment option, and it is loaded with antioxidants and enzymes, so it helps boost your skin’s immunity and fights free radicals to help slow down aging.
You might have grown up hearing “Eat your broccoli! I see where you hid those peas! Finish those peaches!” Sound familiar? For many, it felt like our mothers might be punishing us at dinner, with a heaping spoonful of stinky brussel sprouts or some other potentially creamed, unrecognizable vegetable. Perhaps you thought fruit only came inside a green Jell-o mold. In actuality, mothers did know best, and what you thought was torture, was her knowledge and love; as those fruits and veggies had more body saving benefits than Batman’s toolbelt.
If you know anything about fitness, you’ve probably done some cross training. This is synonymous with Reebok. If you have heard of Reebok, then you know they sponsor the annual nationwide Cross Fit Games and obstacle race phenomenon The Spartan. This consists of somewhat sane individuals hurling themselves over fences, ropes, under barbed wire, through mud and conducting feats of strength for the sake of an endorphin high, fist bumps, a Cliff Bar, banana and a medal all thrust upon you crossing the flame-engulfed finish line.