Think Globally, Act Locally: Analysis of a Simple Breakfast

Rural Indiana towns boast small, family-run diners where a Hoosier breakfast often consists of local eggs, ham and sausage, hash browns and a pair of fresh-baked biscuits. While most of these items are sourced from local farms, the bottomless cup of coffee was most likely sourced from Columbia or Brazil (Statista, 2019). Such an elaborate breakfast, though, is often reserved for leisurely weekend mornings. To explore the ethical sourcing of an everyday breakfast, I will consider five components from one of my own simple breakfasts: oatmeal with chia seeds and blueberries…


With 5G starting to rollout later in the year, it uses super high-frequency radio airwaves which has ignited old fears about cellphone radiation risks. The public has concerns that this high-frequency spectrum could pose health risks to the public. Verizon, T Mobile, and other carriers are in a race to deploy the 5G generation of mobile technology. The current president of the United States commented that US based companies should pursue 5G technology. In his comments it was made clear that the US must not fall behind other nations, like China, in the effort to develop and roll out the…


Broadly speaking, science is concerned with the objective, logical study of the material world based on fact, and not opinion or intuition. It can be defined as a systematic approach that is grounded in logic and which aims to produce data that can be measured, tested, analysed, and reproduced (Lilienfeld, 2010; Lindberg, 2010). Science encompasses all of our accumulated knowledge and discoveries about the universe. …


The fundamental root of all suffering is ignorance regarding the nature of reality; that is the foundation of all Buddhism (Moore 2016). Suffering, then, may be overcome only by eradicating said ignorance. To achieve liberation from suffering means to aspire for self-transformation, an essential goal of the Buddha’s teachings (Moore 2016). Transformation in Buddhism revolves around the realization of death. However, the definition of death and how it is understood raises a plethora of concerns. There is no notion of transformation without its relation to the recognition of death.

The question is then, what is the realization of death? Dōgen…


Throughout the course of the last decade, technology has become an essential tool for completing everyday tasks in addition to large scale operations. From the alarm clock used to wake someone up in the morning, to the car someone drives everyday, technology plays a fundamental role in the lives of most people. Nonetheless, it seems we as a society have just merely scratched the surface of the potential uses of modern technology. Each year, new astounding technological advancements are made which propel the ever growing technology industry and ultimately shape society’s future. Moreover, in recent years, the use of Artificial…


Computer scientists are increasingly developing machines and computing devices that mimic and supersede human intelligence. These devices provide analytical capabilities that replicate social cognitive abilities in extreme environments. Although in its formative stages, artificial intelligence plays a significant role in altering socioeconomic structures around the world. Organizations and industries are increasingly deploying these systems as robots to manage extreme operational activities, as intelligent systems in critical business processing, and as decision support systems in different sectors of society that require intensive and rapid data analysis. From its initial implementations, artificial intelligence systems have emerged as robust solutions that address diverse…


Introduction

There have been numerous complaints regarding press bias in the United States over recent decades. According to Lee (24), traditional news media outlets, at times, tend to present news stories that are often critical for presidential administrations or even campaigns. For the people working in the news media, their part of being a watchdog over the governmental officials is usually to withstand criticism. However, many people have claimed that some media outlets such as Fox News tends to promote conservative ideas and even favors the Republican Party. Also, in some instances, Fox News has been accused of misrepresentation of facts…


Extrovert personality is one of the big five personality traits. It mostly shows and indicates how social and outgoing a person is. It has two main characteristics. The first characteristic is interpersonal engagement, which involves being warm and affection, valuing and enjoying close interpersonal bonds, an agency which institutes enjoying leadership roles and responsibilities, being dominant socially, having a sense of potential in achieving goals, and being assertive. The second characteristic is impulsivity, which develops from interactions of extraversion and an independent trait. Extraversion personality breeds a positive effect on an individual’s life, which is a combination of positive motivations…


Recent studies often talk about mental health and physical health, but it is necessary to look for both of them together. Generally, mental health can be defined as how people feel, think and act when faced with life’s problems. In addition, a mental disease causes feelings of unhappiness, loss of hope, sleeping problems, changes in eating habits, loss of interest in natural activities, and pains which have no physical description. Occasionally, mental and physical illnesses appear similarity in many of symptoms, such as a decrease in food cravings and energy levels. Therefore, this essay aims to argue specific situations could…


Connections

The key theme I will be covering is the nature of ambition. Throughout my four texts, ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare, ‘Gattaca’ directed by Andrew Niccol, ‘Invictus’ directed by Clint Eastwood, and ‘Sons of Anarchy’ created by Kurt Sutter, I narrowed three connections down that I will be writing about. These are “How can ambition be a poisonous trait?”, “What makes a person develop ambition?”, and “How does ambition feed a person’s leadership aspirations?”.

How can ambition be a poisonous trait?

In ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Macbeth’, we watch the transformation of two charming and good-hearted men who lose their…

Charles Pacheco

I hope to write about concepts I can’t quite grasp and something grizzly.

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