Interesting article, you may be interested in a ted talk where the vegetarian diet is discussed. For those less willing to give up meat, he suggests being vegetarian just a few days a week. Overall, I like to know the impacts of each diet type especially as it relates to the greater environment not just us. There’s a lot of basis upon which…[Read more]
I believe that the problem is not so simple as saying that the problem is actually in the kneeling, but rather the context around it. I agree that there is a problem and that they are right to protest, because there are obvious statistics showing that racism is still alive. However as Mark Twain has said, “Loyalty to country always.…[Read more]
On average in the U.S. 121 people die by suicide every single day making suicide the 10th leading cause of death. NFSP reports a steady incline in the suicide rate and mental illness is at an all time high –
Hello again! I really appreciate your analysis of the problem of crude jokes centered around mental illness. In a way, It makes sense why people use the “kill yourself joke”. The subject of comedy is often also the subject of upsetting instances and occurrences. Similar to racial, gay, or political jokes, suicide jokes are widespread in the teenage world of social media. Jokes are said to be a way of laughing when the subject really makes you want to cry. And I can see the truth in that nearly everywhere. Although many jokes can be unintentionally harmful, I find suicide jokes are nothing but harmful. A laugh is the only differentiating quality between a joke and words that can end a life. And that’s not a good sign. There are lots of organizations and agencies that try to help prevent suicide, but even they can’t compensate much for the lack of funds. Another resource you might use is (http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct03/socialclass.aspx). I look forward to your future writings!
Great topic and or research I would look at each different technology companies’ outlooks. For example Google has a website on how to apply for jobs there as well as some tips, the job description, etc. here:…[Read more]
Interesting topic choice and unfortunately very relevant to today’s society. In order to strengthen your argument, I would suggest giving a little information on why you chose domestic violence against women. Both domestic violence against men and women exists and can be very damaging, but to support why society needs to focus on the women…[Read more]
Aneliese, this was very informative and gave me a really concrete idea on what exactly animal farming is doing to our ecosystems. I saw that you sourced PETA who has stood by veganism/vegetarianism for a long time and promotes animal rights very vehemently. You mentioned lessening meat consumption as well as sustainable farming, but I have not…[Read more]
Keaton, this is awesome that you wrote about this because Asian american history is very rarely talked about even today despite being a major part of our history. Aoki and Kochiyama are completely new names to me which is unfortunate, but I’m glad you are taking an active role in spreading their work. You may find it interesting to look into…[Read more]
Cleaner energy sources are definitely possible, but is pure energy possible? Things like electric cars are not necessarily cleaner, they just produce pollution elsewhere. There is testing in using ocean waves’ k
Hi Jacqueline! I must say, I love your writing! This topic has been boggling my mind for quite some time now and I’m happy to see that it’s not just me that is concerned about the future of our environment. What you have explained in this is super informative as I didn’t have a clue that bioenergy increases methane. Something that I would like to know more about is the amount of greenhouse gasses produced using fossil fuels as compared to green energy. Just how big of a difference would it make if we did manage to switch to green energy? Can’t wait to see where you can go with this.
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