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  • Hey Lauren,

    I agree with what you said throughout this post and I also believe there are positive and negative effects to the use of social media. Though it can be used to communicate with friends and family from a distance, it also provides a way for strangers to come in contact with others and provides a way for unwanted information to be…Read More

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    The Pay Gap Between Men and Women

    Women have recently sought higher education and have been pursuing longer hours at work, yet they continue to be paid less than men. Men continue to make more than women, especially women of differing races or ethnicities. This is...

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    • Dear Julia,
      I think your post explains very well the pay gap between women and men. I completely agree with everything you discussed has I have seen this pay gap in present times in many cases in which women are paid less. “Women of color make a little more than half of the median annual pay of the average white male in the workplace.” This specific quote focuses the light on not only gender but also race. Women minorities suffer the most in workplaces as their pay isn’t as great compared to their male counterparts. Inequality continues in the workplace, and I believe it’s very important to talk about it. I liked your posting and look forward to more.

    • Dear Julia, I agree that there is a great issue that there is even a pay gap jus based on gender. It is sad to say that this is a reality and the country fails to realize this and fix the situation. This is a conversation that more people need to talk about and be taken seriously. When you wrote “These are the consequences of sexism and white supremacy specifically in the United States” i couldn’t agree more. That was a valid point and it is only right to stop stereotypes over women in the workforce and race should never affect your salary that is completely unfair.

  • Hey Maia,
    I really liked how you included that there were positives and negatives to social media and the different uses for social media. You did well explaining the extent to which social media can be used such as for school projects and also outside of school as a way to connect with friends and family. Though social media can have a large…Read More

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    An Explanation to Lucid Dreaming

    The idea of lucid dreaming seems impossible to some due to the complexity of the dreams and how simple it would be to just open your eyes. Though it may be difficult to stay asleep once one realizes they...

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    • Julia, I really enjoyed this piece and I definitely learned a lot about lucid dreaming and the brain. Lucid dreaming has always been one of those things that I knew happened, but I never really understood how. That’s why I especially enjoyed your descriptions of parts of the brain involved in lucid dreaming and your clear explanations of how they work (especially the temporoparietal junction, it never gets the recognition it deserves). Good job! I look forward to more from you!

    • I’m really fascinated by this information! I have experienced lucid dreaming before but never understood what it truly was. I always thought that emotions and thoughts impacted dreams but didn’t know it’s what creates them!

    • Julia, I found your post about Lucid dreaming very interesting, especially the science behind it. I have always been interested in the concept of lucid dreaming, as I used to make attempts of having some sort of chance with them. Unfortunately, I have yet to experience one, so it’s still something very foreign to me. Something that caught my eye was: “This causes one to feel like they are in a state of consciousness and acting like they normally would, while in a dream…The explanation behind lucid dreaming is related to the complex composition of our thoughts and emotions in our brain.” The fact that you could be aware and conscious that you’re in a dream is fascinating to me because you’re able to make actions out of your own free will. I think there could also be a possibility in the future of artificially making dreams through technology and creating an array of opportunities that it could be used for. Thanks for writing. I enjoyed the topic you wrote about, so I hope to see what you have next.

    • Julia,
      I found your article very informational and intriguing. It was really interesting to read and understand how the brain allows one to lucid dream and the different areas of the brain that are needed to do this specific kind of dreaming. I think if you explained how to lucid dream or what it allows someone to dream about as well as how the brain is able to do it, that would really pull the article together. Great job!

    • Dear Julia, I really enjoyed reading your post, “An Explanation To Lucid Dreaming” because it’s an interesting topic. Also, I have tried to control my dreams but I couldn’t. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “Though it may be difficult to stay asleep once one realizes they are dreaming, it is always possible to.” This is interesting to me because whenever I realize when I dream I tend to wake up because it gets hard to stay asleep. Also when I go to sleep I never realize that I am sleeping, I just feel my body relaxing. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to what you write next.

    • Julia, I was really fascinated by your post “An Explanation to Lucid Dreaming”. This is a topic that I have been drawn to before as I’m aware of the complexity behind the science of lucid dreaming, which is why I’ve always wanted to obtain a better understanding of it. A sentence that stood out to me was, “The explanation behind lucid dreaming is related to the complex composition of our thoughts and emotions in our brain.” We don’t realize how powerful our minds really are, to the fascinating capabilities that affect our dreams. I really enjoyed reading your piece and look forward to reading more of your work.

  • I liked how you mentioned that Hallmark movies are an escape from reality because Hallmark movies allow us to envelop ourselves in a simple plot with a predictable storyline. Even though the movies may be cheesy, those watching get attached to the characters and are happy for them when everything works out in the end. I found your post interesting…Read More

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