• Although there are contrasting views on the long term effects of coffee and it’s relationship with our health, there is one thing that has very consistent research; the relationship between coffee and sports p

    • I found your post very interesting. I never would have thought that coffee would have such a positive benefit in sports. It seems as if it would have had a negative effect like other caffeinated beverages. You would think it would cause you to crash during the activity. I look forward to reading more about this topic.

    • Dear Geneieve,
      I was not suprised that coffee could increase someones performance but at the same time I thought it could mess with the blood flow and make a person tired or jumpy. I knew coffee increased performance because my coaches told me that a couple of people were disqualified from something for having a lot of caffeine in their system. I could agree with you, but at the same time, the people that drink caffeine for sports purposes and such,at the end of the day, coffee comes with diabetes and shortness ect. I hope you continue with your informative writing. Good day

  • Coffee has been a researched topic for a long time and it contains to be researched. A while back coffee research held many negative effects. According to the Mayo Clinic  it was said that coffee had direct

    • Genevieve, as an avid coffee drinker, I am very interested in what you have to say. While I’m sure there are both benefits and consequences to coffee, it’s strange that no one really focuses on the benefits. I, like you said, have never thought about the vitamins in coffee. Perhaps something else you can research is the effect of coffee in pregnancy? Just a thought. Overall, I really like what you’ve said.

    • I never thought about vitamins being in coffee. People always say that regularly drinking coffee is bad for you and causes addiction, so it’s nice to see research on benefits.

    • Genevieve, I really liked the topic you chose. I never knew that coffee could have that many positive outcomes. I was hoping I could blame my small size on the coffee I didn’t actually drink when I was younger, in hopes that I would somehow grow another 3 or 4 inches; however, it was still interesting to find out that most of the “side effects” were the result of smoking. I am very interested in what else you find out in your research to come.

    • This topic is interesting in that it is relevant to lives of Americans. A large number of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. I found it striking that there were so many positive results of drinking coffee. As you further your research, I suggest you find studies that demonstrate the effect of coffee on people of different age groups and what are the long term effects of drinking coffee. I feel that this will give more foundation to research and show readers real- life examples.

    • Dear Genevieve,
      I am really interested in your post. Coffee can have positive or negative effects. It’s been in the news a couple of times that coffee can be beneficial but also life threatening. Coffee can help us to avoid being sick. Such as reducing pain, reducing suicide risk and depression, etc. In many other ways people argue that coffee is bad for you. For example when you drink too much you can get insomnia but we also have to control the amount we take in because our body may not be able to handle a large intake. Coffee is really interesting it can have be good or bad the possibilities are endless. There has been many close research on coffee to see why or why not it’s beneficial. Thank you for you project it was really fascinating.

  • I think this is very interesting. The museum in Salem is really cool. It’s sad but interesting to see the replicated conditions some of those accused women had to live.

  • This is such a sad topic and truly devastating. I agree with you that we all need to do whatever we can to prevent this. Great post and great awareness.

  • Coffee has been one of the biggest trends for a long time now. On every other corner there’s a coffee shop. As a society we use coffee as more than it’s source of caffeine. We use it as a social outlet, for bus

    • I think this a good topic to research. Coffee is something that Americans drink almost everyday. I feel like there are many articles that are for and against coffee regarding if it is good for you or not. Have you researched both sides of the argument? What are your thoughts?

    • I really think this was a fantastic topic choice being that this has become a worldwide phenomenon and in certain cases coffee could even be considered a drug. People have become so reliant on caffeine to get through there day, the sleeping hours per person is decreasing and decreasing. This is having an immense impact on our health and it needs to be recognized. I really like where this is headed and hopefully sparks a realization that we need sleep!

    • Nice research topic. It’s crazy to think about how much our society really relies on coffee. It is a huge source of revenue for farmers of the coffee bean, and the high up execs like those at Starbucks. Interested to see how big of an impact coffee has on the world.

    • It’s true that often times because there is an abundance of it, and it’s readily available anywhere people don’t really consider the harmful affects that coffee may have on the body. Although there has been plenty of research done on coffee, I believe it’s assumed that there are specific effects people know about and a general idea of what coffee does.

    • I think this is a really important topic since many people in the United states are drink Coffee everyday. I think it will be interesting to see what you take out of the research.

  • Lexi I really enjoyed reading your post. I believe this is a pressing issue and a quite rediculous one in the sense that it is still occurring. I think you did a great job of expressing how many women (and men) feel about equality and equal opportunity for all. It is such an important topic that needs to be fixed. Thank you for your post.

  • For centuries the death penalty has been a topic of controversy, and still is. Many feel strongly either in favor for the death penalty or against it. Both sides have very valued, thought out, and well reasoned

  • Great writing Cami. I agree with you that art is really important. I think this is a great thing to put work into and pursue. I look forward to hearing more from you.

  • Wow Luke great work. You’re clearly very knowledgeable about this subject and made it really interesting to read. I didn’t know a lot about that and you provided a lot of information. Keep up the great writing.

  • I really liked this. It is really crazy how big space is and our true relevance in it all. Keep writing poems you’re very talented.

  • Genevieve commented on the post, Anxiety 3 years, 7 months ago

    I really enjoyed reading this. You did a very good job of showing what anxiety is and what it is like. It is very powerful like Abbi said. Awesome job.

  • Genevieve commented on the post, Invention 3 years, 8 months ago

    Callie this is great! I really think you should think about pursuing this invention, it would be very beneficial to many people.

  • Wow collyn this is great! I completely agree with you. This is a topic of great importance. Very well written, I hope this next president will make a change in racial inequality.

  • Hi Stephanie, this is a very powerful piece of work. You really got to the heart of your emotions well. I feel that you have expressed what is important to you and how you feel. I also think it is so important for all of us to really ask ourselves and express how we feel, and this is a great example.

  • Hi Minnie! What a powerfully directed point you have made in this well written piece of work. I agree that it is so important to take care what we have before it is to late. I think you did a great job of going into detail with many subjects you clearly feel very passionate about.

  • Hi Quest,
    I really enjoyed reading this. It gives great insight into who you are, your life, and what you stand for in few words because of the way you constructed this poem. Really well done.

  • Gun control has a long history and is a very controversial topic. The two main parties, of course, being democrats and republicans have very strong opposing views on whether there should be gun control laws. There

    • Personally I think that the gun control laws that we have work perfectly. Tragedies will happen regardless of what laws are put in action to prevent guns from being sold. For example drugs are illegal, but people still find ways of manufacturing, selling, and buying them so why won’t they be able to do the same with guns? There’s no point in trying to control gun laws when they have been pushed far enough only other thing left if outlawing them, but even then criminals will still find ways of getting them even if the average person won’t be.

    • Genevieve,
      I completely agree with your opinion. I believe that it is far to easy for the wrong people to get a hold of guns in this country and proceed to murder and injure people. I think that stricter background checks are a necessity that could prevent so much tragedy and loss. Every person is entitled to their feelings; however, I feel the individuals who claim that limiting their access of guns is infringing on their second amendment rights may have not fully considered several vital factors. One of these is that the Second Amendment was written long before automatic weapons were invented, but now Americans can easily obtain these and kill dozens of people at once. People will still find a way to get a hold of guns because that is an inevitability, but I believe that gun control can significantly decrease the number of gun-related crimes and deaths. You made some very solid points in your post, great job!

    • Hi Genevieve,
      In my opinion I think that people should have the right to bear arms; however, the government needs to ensure that the right people can buy and have guns. Remember the school shooting at Sandy Hook, well the guy who killed innocent children had mental problems. The government needs to have more control over the selling of fire-arms. People who are depressed should not be able to buy guns, people who are at risk for suicide should not be able to buy guns, people who have mental disabilities should not be able to buy guns and this list can go on and on. How come these people can easily by fire-arms? The government is most at fault here because they must do something to stop these killings. The people getting hurt are innocent and if someone can stop these killings, it’s the government who can.
      Thank you for posting this issue,

    • Hey Genevieve, thanks for reading and replying my “Where I’m From” poem, I also read your gun control and I agree of your statement for guns.

  • Many parents spoil their children even though there is research on the negative effects that follow. Parents want to do as much for their kids, and make sure their kids have the best life they can. What parents

    • Hello Genevieve,
      I found your post to be extremely interesting. I do think some kids are spoiled and it can have a negative outcome. I don’t think that all “spoiled” kids rely on others for the rest of their lives. I think it depends on how the parents parent their children. Some parents make sure their children know that they have to work for things in their life. Some kids who seem to be spoiled do chores around the house for a reward. I think at the end of the day the children who are spoiled will realize that they were lucky growing up and now it is time to work for what they want or need.
      Great Post!

    • I agree with your post a lot and it is also very good. It makes sense that spoiled children have low self esteem, because there are many people that you can tell their parents spoiled them. My siblings always teased me about being spoiled because I’m the baby of the family but my parents did a good job of letting me be independent and not that spoiled.

    • I agree with you on that spoiling kids can actually backfire on them later, but I think it is okay to spoil them sometimes. Spoiling a kid with a brand new Mercedes or buying them everything they want isn’t the best idea. However, it is a good idea to spoil your kids sometimes. Do you think that spoiling a kid sometimes is a good or bad idea?

    • Great post, I agree with all that you said. Being spoiled can cause the child to be more dependent on others when they grow up. I have seen this first hand with some friends that I have. I think the best way to control this is to spoil but not spoil your kids. What I mean by that is, of course you want to give your kid things they want but just don’t give them every single thing they ask for. One of my friends has two doctors as parents but yet they make her work and pay for what she wants, she doesn’t get it handed to her, which is good. Being spoiled can be bad, but I believe it could also be good because you are showing the kid how awesome giving is.

    • I completely agree with you spoiled kids always lose in the end anyways. Sure, the kids may behave better for the immediate future but eventually they will find that the real world does not give anything away. Letting your kids run free and figure things out for themselves can compete with parental protective impulses but independence usually ends up with better results.

    • I think that this topic has a lot to talk about. I agree that spoiling a child to much can cause them to rely on others. But, it is hard to say that it is the case for all children. Sometimes, having a lot as a child could inspire them to continue working hard to keep that quality of life. But, being spoon fed will not teach children to be independent. It’s a fine line which everyone has to draw for their own family. What do you think the ideal line is for you?

    • Hello Genevieve,
      I totally agree with what you said. I think that, though it may be tough to tell your kids “no” when they are young, it will make their entire life afterwards much, much easier for them. It will teach them that they arent entitled and that they have to work to achieve things and sets them up for a life of hard work and achievement.
      Good work!
      Andrew Himebaugh

    • Hello Genevieve,
      I found your post very interesting and your side on spoiling interesting as well. I think that when children are spoiled you can tell and it can be very frustrating. Parents spoil kids because they feel that in order to be somewhat in their life they have to spoil them. But I also think that when children are spoiled by the parents they see that their parents are hardworking, so the children will want to work hard as well. This topic is something that is important and something that needs to be discussed. Good job on the post!

    • I have a problem with that in my own home. Even though my parents do not spoil us.

    • Dear Trip,
      I am interested in your post because you bring up a topic that is very true here in the U.S. I strongly agree with what you said. I have seen this a lot especially where I’m from.
      One thing you said that stood out to me is, “When parents spoil their kids the kids end up always relying on others to take care of them, and are helpless in many situations.” I think this is very true because some parents are so focused on giving their children what they never had that they don’t realize that they are going far too overboard. They get their children used to having things handed to them without having to do anything to receive it and in the future they will think that life is going to be handed to them like it has been so far to them. That means that when they become adults they will be dependent on their parents who gave them everything because they thought they were doing good in spoiling their children.
      Your post reminds me of something that is happening to older cousin’s son. She is constantly buying him everything he wants and majority of it he doesn’t need or even used. My aunt, her mother, tried telling her that she isn’t doing good by spoiling him too much but she simply said she is giving him the life she wished she had for herself. Her son throws tantrums when he doesn’t get what he wants which also because of that he gets what he wants.
      Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I can relate to what you wrote. I would like to see more posts about real world problems that happen.

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