I Have a Serious Question! Is “Organic” Worth It?

Can someone honestly explain a good diet? Not like a oh I want to lose five pounds diet, but a proper eating diet where I can enjoy the food I’m eating, not feel like my arteries are clogging as I take each bite, and the food really doing great things for my body. In my opinion, wheatgrass and artichokes are impossible to consume on a daily basis. So is there a fulfilling diet? Should I just eat and not worry about it until I hit 40 and a doctor says, “Hey, you’ve got to take it easy on the potato chips!” Or is eating “naturally” or “healthily” or “organically” the way to go?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/opinion/carroll-organic-food/index.html

I just read this article the other day and it said that the prices we pay at Whole Foods may not be worth it nutritionally as the same products at let’s say Wal-Mart have close to the same nutritional ingredients. Personally, while I enjoy a nice pita chip and humus snack, I think it’s all mental. To say I’m eating “organically” sounds better on the tip of a person’s tongue rather than “let’s go get some food from the local grocery store!” So as you read this, I want to ask for some help…what is good eating to you? Where do you shop? How much do you really pay?

*Patiently waiting as my stomach growls

Terrence “Terrence J” Jenkins is Making Moves…

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If you haven’t heard by now, there has been a new addition to the E! News family and it’s Terrence “Terrence J” Jenkins. For me, you all probably have no idea how big this is, but let me just let you know. Take a guy who graduates from college, launches himself into a crapshoot of a host search, and creates an amazing career for himself starring in movies, hosting BET’s “106 and Park”, and hosting a weekend countdown radio show. He’s an inspiration not only because it’s a road that very few travel, but because he’s black. Very few times do you see a black man thrive in a “Hollywood Setting” and remain to be “himself.” So many times people might say oh he “sold out” to get where he is (Channeling my “Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X”)

but Terrence Jenkins has remained himself and has become a huge success. So to young people wanting to break into any industry, take Terrence Jenkins as someone you can look up to. He’s making moves, and in my opinion in a matter of time he’s going to take Hollywood by storm.

To read an article on Terrence Jenkins’s new home CLICK HERE

Dedication 4 [Review]

Happy Labor Day EVERYBODY. Now, with that out the way, lets get down to business. Today Lil’ Wayne calls himself BLESSING us with a 4th installment to his legendary “Dedication” mixtape series. Hosted by DJ Drama, the Young Money mogul attempts to go over some of today’s more popular tunes. From “Mercy” to “I Don’t Like”, Wayne’s mediocre bars leaves you wondering…….Why? I’ve been very vocal about my disinterest in anything that is Lil’ Wayne or YMCMB (outside of Drake) but with the “Dedication” series being very instrumental in the resurgence of mixtapes I couldn’t help but give it a listen. And boy, did I regret it. If you’re fine with listening to 15 songs about drugs, oral sex, guns, and Truk-Fit then this is a MUST DOWNLOAD! My problem isn’t even in the lyrical content but the way he goes about delivering his punchlines and bars. On the song “Mercy” ,which features an even more pathetic verse from Nicki Minaj, Wayne finds himself channeling his inner Kanye by jacking ‘Ye’s flow and putting a spin on ‘Ye’s lyrics.

I’m the sh*t turn your nose up
I threw some bad b**ches on my tour bus
I threw some bad b**ches on my private jet
If them b**ches ain’t f***ing give them parachutes.

That was the last line I listened to before I deemed this mixtape to be the worst project of 2012 so far. Though, there is one bright spot on the mixtape, a verse from Carolina spitter J. Cole. With that being said, click the link and give it a listen you if feel lucky. Share to all your enemies and ex-girlfriends and boyfriends.

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Young, Wild, Free?

Ever sit back and look at the world around you? What people are talking about, what comes on TV, what people are doing/wearing. Earlier this year, I had a talk with a friend about society and where it’s starting to go. He (a dude about 10 years older than me) said that we (Generation Y) have completely dropped the ball on our responsibilities. I counter-argued and said the reasons we do the things we do (stay in college  longer, rent instead of buy, live at home with the ‘rentals) is because of the world we live in today.

According to theatlantic.com, 53% of college grads are unemployed, remember the days where people felt that if you had a college degree, you were in the door? Good, because I don’t. While I agree that some people my age, 22, have started to just “ride the waves” — I’d argue that the majority of my fellow college grads are extremely passionate and are just looking for a way in!

A bunch of articles I’ve read have said that this country and the younger generation are less politically conscious than ever before, well hey what do we have to look forward too? Social Security, job stability? Yeah that’s right those things are a thing of the past. It’s difficult to get motivated about a future that is uncertain.

But what I love about my generation is that we are the generation of true entrepreneurship..if “you” won’t let us in, then we will come up with a way in ourselves! Although there are times where I think about why in the hell “Honey Boo Boo” gets more ratings than the Republican National Convention. I know that this generation has success in our future!

Yes we are the Facebook & Twitter generation, the MTV (where “Music Television” doesn’t play music anymore) generation, the everyone has an iPhone generation, and the “I want instant success” generation, but we are also the most technologically savvy generation, the “billion dollar idea” generation, and the let’s just go out and get things done generation. So while you folks before us think we are living “Young, Wild, and Free,” we want to remind you that we are starting to wake up!

So to those of you who haven’t caught on and aren’t realizing the world around you is passing you by:

And to those of you that are doing what you have to do stay above water and beyond…..keep shinin’!

The Return of Fall

The smell of stale beer, over cooked hamburgers, and inebriated frat brothers can only mean one thing……..Football season is finally upon us. Now, I like to think of myself as a fanatic of sports but I must say, this year (especially) seems to be one of the more exciting years in either College or Pro’s. With the new regime at Penn State, headed by Bill O’ Brien, in full effect, USC’s return to dominance in the ranking, Russell Wilson and the 4 other rookie QB’s getting the green light for the opening of the season, the world seems to be a little less hectic every time September comes around. I’m no analyst and my predictions usually come up short but I decided to give you guys my “sleeper teams/players” & “overrated team/player”. REMEMBER this is just MY opinion. Feel free to comment and leave your team of choice.

Sleeper Teams: Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills

Sleeper Players: Eric Berry, Darren McFadden, Robert Meachem, Brandon Weeden

Overrated Teams: NY Giants, Chicago Bears, San Francisco, Pittsburgh Steelers

Overrated Players: Robert Griffin III, Victor Cruz, Miles Austin, Jay Cutler

These are the past times that we should live for. So put down the Madden 13 game and enjoy greatness that is Football and any other sport.