Day 71: Is public shaming an effective deterrent to social injustice?

In this age of technology, no one is safe from being videotaped in public. And while some may be uneasy with this lack of privacy, it provides a unique opportunity to shed light on many social injustices that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. When this material goes viral, consequences arise for the perpetrators. This is especially evident in two current news headlines, the first being … Continue reading Day 71: Is public shaming an effective deterrent to social injustice?

QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #9: Make a Viral Video

One way to fight the quarantine boredom is to get together with your friends online and make a viral video. There are many different types of viral videos and lots of ways to connect virtually. One of my favorite viral videos is the make-up brush or don’t rush challenge. In this challenge, you start without make-up and then block out the camera with a make-up … Continue reading QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #9: Make a Viral Video

Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds

In a previous post, I discussed the importance of organic gardening and reasons why we should avoid herbicides and insecticides. We can take it a step beyond that and learn to appreciate weeds. Now, nobody wants a weed growing in their garden, taking up space and depleting nutrients from your vegetables and herbs, but we can rethink the importance of weeds and come up with … Continue reading Day 66: Change your Perspective about Weeds

Day 64: How much do you know about South America?

I love studying. I especially love history and geography. And since there’s going to be a little more lock down time left, I’ve decided to start studying countries grouped by continent. South America seems like a good start. This week I want to memorize the following pertaining to South America: history geography country capitals country flags famous people culture cuisine My favorite resources to study … Continue reading Day 64: How much do you know about South America?

Day 63: Embrace the Change

It’s clear that things are never going to be “normal” again. Whatever we knew as normal before, is a thing of the past. Once the pandemic is over and we are no longer on lockdown, we’ll start living our new normal. And I wonder what this future is going to look like. Some of these changes might be positive. For instance, working from home could … Continue reading Day 63: Embrace the Change

QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!

Pesticides are not new. They include a wide range of compounds like fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, etc. They grew in popularity in the 1960s and have been commonly used in households since despite numerous reports of their negative impact on the environment and our health. Though they can control harmful pests and yield better crops, the disadvantages of pesticides far outweigh any benefit. The World Health … Continue reading QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #8: No More Pesticides!!!

Day 60: What’s your Plan B?

Nearly 30 million Americans have applied for unemployment and there’s bound to be more. The job market is not looking good. The economy is not looking good. We’re on the brink of a bad recession. I’ve become very worried about what my employment will look like in the fall. My job is safe for the summer at least, but I’m going to have to think … Continue reading Day 60: What’s your Plan B?

Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions

I’ve been watching The Walking Dead a lot lately and it’s got me wondering: would I survive an apocalypse? If I had to survive off the land, could I? If another depression hit, would I make it through? I’ve owned the book “Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century” for years and I’m only just now starting to read it. I’m always saying I wish had … Continue reading Day 57: Would you survive an apocalyptic world? 20 Questions

Day 55: QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #7: Thank your Momma!

I’m fortunate to have such great parents. Not everyone is granted this wonderful privilege. I wouldn’t be the person I am today had it not been for the love and support of my family. These are just a few of many things I need to thank my mom for: Thanks for teaching me how to use a spoon (and eat in general) turns out it’s … Continue reading Day 55: QUARANTINE CHALLENGE #7: Thank your Momma!

Day 54: Are conservative outlets more likely to spread misinformation?

In a previous post I discussed the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Turns out there are a number of falsities floating around, which for some are viewed as a harmless form of entertainment, but when taken literally can pose a serious threat. False information has increased racist attitudes toward China, a lack of caution about the virus, and encouraged distrust … Continue reading Day 54: Are conservative outlets more likely to spread misinformation?