Archives for February 2019

Too Much Water?

Aqua Drinking Water Potable Water (c) Rawpixel CC0 1.0 In elementary school, I always remembered listening to the morning announcements. In particular, one saying always remained in my mind. The announcer would say, "Tip of the day is to drink eight cups of water per day". Perplexed, I stared at … [Read more...]

RIP Opportunity

As you may have recently heard, NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover's life has officially come to an end. Opportunity, or Oppy, was a rover sent to the planet Mars in the Summer of 2003 with its twin, named Spirit. Both were designed to last 90 days and to perform surface missions. Here is Oppy's … [Read more...]

How does a piano work?

Piano keys (c) Elliot Billings, CC BY 2.0 I remember, as a kid, ticking off the seconds as my mom used to track my daily piano practice time. Now, I cherish those precious moments I get to spend at the piano. Playing the piano has taught me self-confidence, persistence and patience. Through … [Read more...]

Can you be an Elite Athlete and Vegan?

I am not vegan or vegetarian though admire people that are. Whenever I think about switching my lifestyle up I am surrounded by the question of how will I get enough nutrients. The biggest nutrient that vegan diets can potentially lack is protein- which can hinder muscle development. Vegan … [Read more...]

Is Fresh The Best?

Plant Fruit Berry (c) PXHERE CC 1.0 I have always had a preconception fresh vegetables and fruits are the healthiest options. Though I never really questioned this, I mainly tried incorporating fresher options into my diet. However, through taking a foods course, I learned canned and dried … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part Four- Stuck with Base 10

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about how we almost had a chance to use the dozenal system, and why, unfortunately, we likely never will. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first three parts of this blog series here, here and here. Whenever i go the … [Read more...]

The Dozenal System: Part 3- How do you count?

In this part of my blog series on the dozenal system, I will talk about both small and large number counting in the dozenal system, and how we can still count on our hands in the dozenal system. Before you read this, I suggest checking out the first two parts of this blog series here and here. In … [Read more...]