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'''Should You Yank Your USB?'''
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          It is pretty easy to stress out when you have crazy and long days throughout the weeks. It prevents you from getting a good night rest. But there won't be a problem anymore with the help of Mindbliss! Mindbliss is an app that helps you break the stress cycle. This app can create the perfect combination of soothing sound and meditation guidance. The app can offer you a huge library of sessions, with multiple moods and goals. You only pay the price of $49.99 to lifetime access. Overall, this might be the best app to release your stress and anxiety. After using this app a couple of time you might able to sleep peacefully again!
 
Source: https://www.popsci.com/mindbliss-deal
 
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          You might think that going to the pool or the beach with some friends or your family might be fun and chillaxing. Well...I hate to break it down to you people but it won't be fun after reading this. In most situations, there are good and bad sides. In this case, the good side is that (like I said earlier) hanging out in the water might seem fun. But it is kind of not safe for the most parts. For example, pools are covered with chlorine and who knows when or where people pee in pools. If anything, there is a bigger chance that you would get a bigger chance of getting sick in pool waters that body waters. Swimming in the pool can cause you to have an outbreak. An outbreak is two or more people contracting a similar illness from the same location and time of exposure. There were 493 outbreaks by using pool, hot tub, spa, and water playground. I am recommending you (or possibly warning you) that don't go in to any of the pools, hot tubs, spas, water playgrounds, lakes, ocean's, beaches and et cetra.
 
Source: https://www.popsci.com/pool-germs
 
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The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also
          Most students wouldn't want to wear school uniforms. Well...that's what I heard. Even I am a student, I do not want to wear school uniforms. Students should also get the rights to wear what ever we want. Right? Teachers don't need to so why should we. There are pros and cons of wearing a school uniform.
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a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.” If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive. However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient. The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background. This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted. Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.  
The pros are:
 
-Help prevent gangs from for ming on campus
 
-Encourage discipline
 
-Help students to resist peer pressure to buy trendy clothes
 
-Help identify intruders in the school
 
-Diminish economic and social barriers between students
 
-Increase a sense of belonging and school pride
 
-Improve attendance
 
The cons are:
 
-Violate student's right to freedom of expression
 
-Make student a target of bullies from other schools
 
It might not be as bad as you think of it. Remember every situation has a good and bad side (pro and con).
 
Source: https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/school-uniforms/
 
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Source: https://www.popsci.com/usb-drive-eject
          The life cycle of a banana is a vivid one. It is the change of color that makes the banana's life cycle interesting. It starts off with the  green color (meaning that is not really ready to eat yet.) Then when IT IS ready to eat it turns into yellow. (Now we can eat our banana.) When the banana waits too long to be eaten, it turns brown and mushy. Therefore it has to be thrown away...
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Have you ever wondered what causes the color change, and what makes banana go from green all the way to its dark side? As it turns out, bananas are a little too vaporous for their own good.
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Source: https://www.britannica.com/story/why-do-bananas-turn-brown
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          Many of us worry on a daily basis. Sometimes we can be stressed over finances, job interviews, or even social gatherings. You might not believe this but this feeling can be helpful. They give us a boost of focus or even energy. But for people anxiety diorders can be overwhelming. Anxiety disorders affect nearly 1 in 5 American adults each year. People with these disorders have feelings of fear and uncertainty that interfere with everyday activities and last for 3 months or more. We all use different strategies to adjust our emotions often without thinking about it. If something makes you angry, you may need to tamo down your emotion to prevent from making a scene. There are so many possibility to facing anxiety disorders.
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Source: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2016/03/understanding-anxiety-disorders
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          The pineapple is a tropical fruit with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the family Bromeliaceae. Pineapples may be cultivated from the offset produced at the top.of the fruit, possibly flowering in five to ten months and fruiting on the following six months. Pineapples do not rippen significantly after harvest. In 2016, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines accounted for nearly one-third of the world's production of pineapples.
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'''Rat Invasion Hurts Coral Reefs!'''
Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/276903.php
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Rats are known to be a nuisance on land, but now they are indirectly damaging coral reefs. The cycle starts with seabirds feeding from the ocean and eliminating waste onto shore. As tides come in, the ocean sweeps the bird poop, which is rich in nitrogen, into the ocean, allowing sea life to thrive. When small fish populations grow, they feed on seaweed and keep coral reefs healthy. However, when researchers studied islands with rat infestations, seabird, fish and coral reef populations decreased while seaweed and rat populations increased. Rats were feeding on seabird eggs and chicks, which led to less nutritional poop for small fish, which led to a decrease in fish populations, which led to less maintenance of seaweed, and finally leading to seaweed overtaking coral reefs. After scientists studied these turn of events, they came to one conclusion: a species invasion.  
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          Oranges are low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases as part of an overall healthy and varied diet. Oranges are a popular fruit because of their natural sweetness, wide variety of types and diversity of uses from juices, face masks, and orange sliced candies.
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Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bird-poop-helps-keep-coral-reefs-healthy-rats-are-messing
Source: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272782.php
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Article 8: Book vs Internet Articles
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          When students are asked to write a paper, they are required to gather information about their topic. To gather information, the students either use Internet or books. The Internet is very easy to access, and it is easy for the information to get into your mind when studying. However, the problem with the Internet is that some informations might not be accurate or that it might be completely wrong. In the other hand, the information found in books has a much higher chance than the information found on the internet. The author of the book probably took years and years writing that book , but yet, the writer of the Internet might have taken only a few minutes writing an article. So, therefore reading a book is more precise of the timing it took the author of writing it and the process is probably more careful in a way.
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Source: http://booksvsinternetarticles.blogspot.com/2011/09/books-vs-internet-articles.html?m=1
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Article 9: Cool Your Home Without Air Conditioning
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          Most people probably would say that they can't live if they wouldn't have an AC in their house. As a matter of fact, air conditioners are an essential machine to public health. But turning on the AC in your house for the rest of summer might have an increase of your bill, polution by forcing up power plants tp burn more fossil fuel, and makes hot nights even hotter. If you don't like paying your bill at the end of the month or if you care about the society and there is a way to fix all that. You can look into installing  renewable power for your house or buy energy from renewable sources. When you head outside the house try to control your body temperature and drink lots of water. When you are inside the house, you can do a lot of drive down the temperature before turning on the AC. There are a lot of ways to cool yourself with the air conditioning.
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Source: https://www.popsci.com/keep-cool-minimal-ac
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'''What Color is Your Fruit?'''
Article 10: Uses of cell/mobile phones
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          Each and every technology has advantages and disadvantages. Well, you should think twice before considerating them as a "life saver" (what most 10 to 16 year olds would say).Students can improve themselves with the help of cell phones, or they could spoil their lives with the same cell phone that they are using. It all relies on how the student is using it.
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Scientists are developing a new wave of GMOs, determining the color of your next meal. People are generally skeptical when it comes to buying genetically modified foods, especially ones with altered colors. However, this new wave of fruits may not be as scary as they seem. “Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has engineered a pink pineapple that includes lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their red color.” Even though this fruit is pending approval by the FDA, it should be safe, as the modification consists of a natural enzyme from tomatoes. Additionally, some gardeners produce conventional purple tomatoes which get their color from anthocyanins, an enzyme found in blueberries which have proven to have affects on cardiovascular disease and cancer. With this new generation of GMOs, no one can predict what color your fruit will be.
Source: https://www.worthofread.com/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-mobile-phones-for-students/
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Source: https://apnews.com/fd0126790d8e4bfb81f28b00a7b48fb2
Article 11: Why Social Media is Not Smart For Middle School Kids
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                There are always the pros and cons in life to everything. In this case, I read about the 5 reasons why social media is not smart for middle school kids. First, kids starts their social media experience lying about their age. Starting in middle school would prpbably change how the kids act in a way. They would probably be wanting to act cool arranging their "new" selves. Second, kids' brains are highly defenseless to applications made to be addictive. Third, on social media kids see a mocking perspective of reality. One of the common questions when kids enter middle school is "Who am I ?" For guys wearing hair gel and new deodorant scents suddenly become momentous. All the while, social media emphasizes a child's tendency to focus merely on themselves. Middle school is a time when kids feels as if the whole qorld.is.looking at the (and judging them). Social media can amplify the worst of it. That can lead to depression, severe bullying, and to the worst case scenario-suicides. Lastly, social media pushes kids into perilous attitude to persue affirmation. It's like trying to dress them (the middle schoolers) in clothes that are too big. You have to wait and let them grow up.
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Source: https://protectyoungminds.org/2018/01/18/social-media-not-smart-middle-school-kids/
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Article 12: human hair
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          When you think of your hair, you might be considering the ones on your head. But as you grow up, you will learn that there are hair all over the human body, except your lips, the palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet. Some of the hair on your body can be easily seen, like the ones on your eyebrows, hair on your head, arms, and legs. But some can be almost invisible like the ones on your cheeks. Under the control of where your hair is being placed, it has different functions. Like, the has hair on your head keeps your head warm and maintain a little cushioning on you skull. Also, your eyelashes protect your eyes by lessening the number of light and dust that go into them, and eyebrows insulate your sweat from dripping from your forehead.
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Source: https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/hair.html
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'''Does Blindness Influence Trust?'''
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A study including 32 blind from birth, 27 late blind and 65 sighted men and women was done to see if blindness influences trust. All participants completed a standardized survey measuring their thoughts on other people being exploitative, or dishonest. Results showed that overall the blind participants generally had the same level of trust in others, as those with sight. Even though both groups portrayed the same social trust, both groups believed people are more exploitative, rather than dishonest. In addition, since the experiment included people blind from birth, the data illustrates how visual deprivation over a lifespan does not affect trust levels in others. Overall, this study conveys the insignificance of sight in one's level of trust in others.
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Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313798359_Does_blindness_influence_trust_A_comparative_study_on_social_trust_among_blind_and_sighted_adults

Revision as of 19:47, 22 July 2018

Should You Yank Your USB?

The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.” If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive. However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient. The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background. This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted. Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.

Source: https://www.popsci.com/usb-drive-eject






Rat Invasion Hurts Coral Reefs!

Rats are known to be a nuisance on land, but now they are indirectly damaging coral reefs. The cycle starts with seabirds feeding from the ocean and eliminating waste onto shore. As tides come in, the ocean sweeps the bird poop, which is rich in nitrogen, into the ocean, allowing sea life to thrive. When small fish populations grow, they feed on seaweed and keep coral reefs healthy. However, when researchers studied islands with rat infestations, seabird, fish and coral reef populations decreased while seaweed and rat populations increased. Rats were feeding on seabird eggs and chicks, which led to less nutritional poop for small fish, which led to a decrease in fish populations, which led to less maintenance of seaweed, and finally leading to seaweed overtaking coral reefs. After scientists studied these turn of events, they came to one conclusion: a species invasion.

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bird-poop-helps-keep-coral-reefs-healthy-rats-are-messing






What Color is Your Fruit?

Scientists are developing a new wave of GMOs, determining the color of your next meal. People are generally skeptical when it comes to buying genetically modified foods, especially ones with altered colors. However, this new wave of fruits may not be as scary as they seem. “Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has engineered a pink pineapple that includes lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their red color.” Even though this fruit is pending approval by the FDA, it should be safe, as the modification consists of a natural enzyme from tomatoes. Additionally, some gardeners produce conventional purple tomatoes which get their color from anthocyanins, an enzyme found in blueberries which have proven to have affects on cardiovascular disease and cancer. With this new generation of GMOs, no one can predict what color your fruit will be.

Source: https://apnews.com/fd0126790d8e4bfb81f28b00a7b48fb2






Does Blindness Influence Trust?

A study including 32 blind from birth, 27 late blind and 65 sighted men and women was done to see if blindness influences trust. All participants completed a standardized survey measuring their thoughts on other people being exploitative, or dishonest. Results showed that overall the blind participants generally had the same level of trust in others, as those with sight. Even though both groups portrayed the same social trust, both groups believed people are more exploitative, rather than dishonest. In addition, since the experiment included people blind from birth, the data illustrates how visual deprivation over a lifespan does not affect trust levels in others. Overall, this study conveys the insignificance of sight in one's level of trust in others.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313798359_Does_blindness_influence_trust_A_comparative_study_on_social_trust_among_blind_and_sighted_adults