All posts tagged: knowledge

Food Label Foolishness.

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
In order to make healthy nutritious decisions, we must first of all understand what nutrients are needed to maintain a healthy diet and second of all, know which foods contain these nutrients! Food labels, a requirement for most packaged foods, can help us to compare items and decide which is best for us, if at all. But food labels can be daunting and overwhelming if you do not know how to understand them correctly. Below, I have listed some tips (and secrets) to deciphering these labels. Don’t be fooled by media, advertising and catch phrases on the packaging- they are not always what they seem! https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au FOOD LABELS: 1. Check the recommended serving size and number of servings per container. – Use this to compare similar products and different brands on the market. Take a look at the “per 100g” measurements of fats, sugars, sodium etc to determine which one is best for you.  2. Look at the total calories and the calories from fats. – The calories indicate how much energy…

After Two Years of Travel, Here is What I Learned

Originally posted on Travellers:
It’s been no secret that I’ve spent a majority of the last two years traveling around. What began as a harmless summer volunteer job at an activity centre in southern Ireland slowly turned into a bigger and more profound journey then I could have ever imagined. Between here and there more has happened than I can fit into one post. Both good and bad. I put school on a two year hold. Lost some friends but gained many others in the process. Put a little debt under my belt. Had the pleasure to visit many places I’d only dreamed of. And somewhere along the line I fell in love with my future wife. Through the highs and the lows I’ve grown and learned much about the world around me, including myself. But after thinking much about what has happened over the last two years I’ve boiled down many smaller lessons into grander themes that have been impactful on my way of thinking and life. ___________ Growing up and starting ones life doesn’t…

Labour leadership

Originally posted on historyxpolitics:
Who’s who? Liz Kendall has been the  MP  for Lester West since 2010 and Shadow Minister for Care and Older People since 2011. She is a relatively new MP and henceforth, claims that Labour needs a fresh start. Although I do agree that the party needs to change in order to win again, Liz does not have the experience needed to succeed as leader. Economic competence is important to her and this has lead to comparisons between her and the Tory party. She believes in strong welfare reform and recently revealed that she does not oppose the proposed cuts to child tax credits. In my opinion, this is completely wrong and proves that she lacks key Labour principles. I also disagreed with Liz when she said that her party should not have voted to recognise the Palestinian state. As a pro-Palestine advocate I am disgusted with her approach, but also as a human being I cannot understand how she would deny those who have suffered for so long a chance for peace. Despite…

Summer Reading Challenge: The Year of Magical Thinking

Originally posted on The Whiskey Girl Diaries:
This memoir following Didion’s journey through grief and loss was a difficult read for me. I lost my dear friend Paul when I was seventeen and went on a similar emotional journey to the author. This book came so highly recommended that I thought I could easily read it in a day or two, but it took me nearly two weeks. In the year following her husband’s sudden death, Didion also nearly loses her daughter Quintana to a neurological trauma. This same daughter was in the ICU on the Upper West Side when Didion’s husband died, and she had to wait until her daughter was conscious to relay the news. Eventually, Quintana recovers, but after many near misses with her health and treatment. The narrative of the story alone would show the reader the scope of Didion’s trauma and pain, but the writing style serves the narrative well in that it amplified the pain of a widow and suffering mother. Didion repeats one phrase over and over throughout…

Codie Coding Device

In elementary school I remember learning how to type and use microsoft offices. I realized, years later, that this was a big deal because my parents weren’t taught this in school. They were trying to learn something that would become a necessity in our society. Now it’s our turn to struggle as our children are taught to code from elementary school. For those of you who don’t know, coding is a skill used to create websites, apps, and more. Coding skills, among other factors, have led to many young adults creating successful companies and becoming young millionaires. Now entrepreneur Adam Lipecz is trying to bring coding into the homes of many across the world with his creation Codie. As stated on the website: Our application fills the abstraction gap between kids imagination and the algorithmic thinking. We created our own program language to teach kids coding… The project is still underway. If you’re interested in pre-ordering your Codie or backing the project you can do so here. I will definitely be putting in my order. Pizza, …