Young Peoples Press
FOR TRIVIA JUNKIES ONLY
Do you fancy yourself the master of trivia? Well, get ready for a challenge because funtrivia.com has enough head-scratching questions to keep you entertained for the next century. There are thousands of quizzes, ranging from TV to movies to molecular biology. And you dont have to become a member to join in on the fun. So try one of the quizzes, like chemistry. Its more fun than actually studying. Check it out at www.funtrivia.com.
LIFE AND DEBT
Based on the book A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid, Life and Debt is a documentary look at the devastating effects of globalization on Jamaica. The visuals and facts it presents are equally incredible beautiful beaches and sunsets are shown as the narrator (Kincaid) tells you about the poverty and misery the Jamaican people live with every day. The primary focus is on exploitation of Jamaica by richer nations. With a soundtrack that features the music of Bob Marley, Buju Banton and Ziggy Marley, Life and Debt is a fascinating look at globalization. Look for it when it screens at an independent theater or college cinema near you. Or pick up the book.
Sick of run-of-the-mill pop music? Are Eminem and Justin Timberlake starting to sound the same? If youre looking for meaningful music thats not past its best-before date, check out Jack Johnson. His soothing voice is fresh and his lyrics are thought-provoking. He sings the kind of tunes youll wanna here over and over because they never fail to put a smile on your face. So far he has released two discs, Brushfire Fairytales and the September Sessions soundtrack, and his newest CD will be out in May. For more info, visit www.jackjohnsonmusic.com.
JUST RELAX, YOGA-STYLE
Dont know the difference between downward dog and warrior pose? Want to stretch and breathe your way out of the winter blahs? Then check out Yoga Journal, an on-line publication that features helpful instructions on postures and loads of other interesting info about this 5,000-year-old practice. As those whove tried it know, yoga is not only a great workout it relaxes the mind and can solve almost any ailment, from headaches to depression. Visit www.yogajournal.com. Your body will thank you.