You may not be able to dine or live like a billionaire, but you can read like one. On Monday, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates shared his annual list of five books he loved over the past year with a post and video on his Gates Notes blog.And there's a bonus if you're looking for holiday gift ideas. "I usually don't consider whether something would make a good present when I'm putting together my end-of-year book list," Gates says, "but this year's selections are highly giftable." Teach your children wellGates' first pick is the highly acclaimed Educated, by Tara Westover. You may have heard about Westover's highly unusual childhood. Raised in a Mormon survivalist home in rural Idaho by parents who believed doomsday was around the bend, she didn't step foot inside a classroom until she was 17. Yet she taught herself well enough that she got into Brigham Young University and earned a doctorate in intellectual history from the prestigious Cambridge University. More … [Read more...] about Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2018
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Reasons for Vegetarianism Vegetarianism is a choice for many people because of health, ethical, environmental, and moral reasons. Find out why vegetarianism is a choice for many people. © Photographer: Ronald Van Der Beek | Agency: Dreamstime.com Even with vegetarianism's various degrees of strictness, the core diet is simply abstention from meat. But that one decision -- the decision not to eat meat -- can have a lot behind it. Vegetarians choose their diet for many reasons. Some are health-conscious, some believe animal agriculture hurts the environment and others have moral or religious objections to meat. Health Vegetarianism has become a popular health diet. Vegetarian favorites like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are low in fat and cholesterol and rich in fiber, vitamins C and E, potassium, folate and magnesium. The American Dietetic Association even reports that vegetarians have lower blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass indexes than … [Read more...] about What is a vegetarian diet?