Açai berries, which come from the Amazon, have exploded onto the global market. This so-called “super fruit” is added to juices and smoothies, with claims they better health, ease weight loss, prevent aging and even act as a natural Viagra.
Today, we kick off a weeklong series called Ground Shifters, which features the lives of women and girls making a difference in Bolivia and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We'll begin by talking to Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, a freelance journalist based in La Paz, Bolivia who reported the stories.
Book Expo America – the biggest publishing conference in the country – took place this week in New York, focused on digital like never before.Among other things: Barnes & Noble unveiled its new Simple Touch Reader, Kobo debuted its super easy reader, Bloomsbury announced a digital imprint for re