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The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World Review

This post is sponsored by The Millennial's Guide To Changing The World book by Allison Sher.

I was given a digital copy of this book. I thought that it would be good to read, even though I am a Gen X'er. There is just so much talk about the Millennial's right now that I thought that it would be good to get to know what is going on inside their head.


About the Book  The Millennial's Guide to Changing the World teaches young people everything they need to know to change the world, while building a happy, healthy adult life for themselves. It explains how our current social systems work, the challenges young people are inheriting and how millennials can step into our power to create a critical mass conversion to solve them. Everything from politics to spirituality to love relationships to education to sex to economics to mental health is covered. And it includes 50 or so juicy, true life stories from millennials across the country…

Nike FuelBand May Work...

Have you seen all the pre-order craziness surrounding the new Nike+ FuelBand?

These things Look pretty cool. I pre-ordered one in JANUARY. They were to be delivered on February 22nd. I got one the afternoon on the 22nd just as expected. I was stoked!

But it didn't work.

It was charged. It told me to GO! and make it count. It didn't do anything after I had it charged up. I had problems with the Nike Connect software registering with the Nike Plus site. Kept saying my user id was pending. I was pissed. Wore it to work, tried to use it on my computers at work, but it was a failure.

I called customer service. "Steve" was a super nice guy and tried to help me solve my issues for an hour on the phone. Said he would send this issue to another department & he would call me back when they figured it out.

I never got a call back.

I spend a weekend pissed that I spend $150 on something that I really, really wanted and I couldn't use it. I could have thrown $150 in the trash with less stress & expectation on what that $150 would do for me after I threw it away.

I called the customer service again. Asked for a replacement band. And I got that replacement band FedEx'ed today. Thank god, this little bastard works. Or the hour that I have been wearing it, it looks like it works. Lights up and everything.

That is something that the original one I got 2 weeks ago didn't do.

I can't wait to wear it to work tonight and see how many calories I burn and steps I take with covering for a coworker who is out due to injury.

I can't wait to wear it while working out. During my slogs, during my crosstraining, during my foam rolling.

I only got this because I wanted a BodyBugg, but I didn't like wearing the armband a few years ago when I did have one. But the FuelBand looks sleeker, less obnoxious then the armband. I always thought that the BodyBugg - which worked awesome for me - always made me show the world that I thought I was a fatty who wanted to be less fat. I was actually embarrassed to wear it. I don't feel the Fuel Band is embarrassing to wear.

Are there any other gadgets that you wear that you love/hate besides the Garmin or whatever GPS watch you use? 

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