Change: It’s All About Perspective

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As I get closer and closer to graduating high school and entering college, I realize that changes will happen in my life very soon.  And to be perfectly honest, the idea of change in my life and the idea of losing stability is terrifying for me.  Yet change can be seen as the very thing that drives life forward.  Although we are accustomed to the idea of homeostasis, change happens all the time, on a molecular level, an ecological level, and in my own life.  Let’s take a deep look into how change drives science and beyond.

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A Teacher’s Blunder: The Pressure of Time

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Experiencing pressure is normal and it is something that us humans have come to accept and challenge in our everyday lives. Some perform under pressure better than others, and some collapse under such intense moments. Nonetheless, we encounter pressure everyday, whether it may be from work or school, or maybe from peer pressure, but today we will be talking about how time can create pressure

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Time Flies…..

17-1385778267_700x0Right before I entered high school, I was always told “High School goes by so quickly, so don’t waste your time, and do things while you can.”  In fact, it seems like everyone says that now a days.  However, this ins’t just some old proverb.  There is an actual mathematical explanation on why time seems to fly by so quickly the older we get.

Now there is a relatively simple explanation for this phenomenon.  Think of it this way; after your turned 1 years old, 1 year represents your entire life.  When you turn 2 years old, 1 year represents half of your life.  Finally, when you turn 17, 1 year represents 1/17th of your life.  See the pattern?  As you get older, 1 year represents less and less of your life, and eventually, time just seems to “fly by”.  This could explain why our childhood seemed to take so long to complete, and when we reach high school and beyond, things go by quickly.

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Tick Tock

time “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”, Charles Dickens. Continue reading

Daylight Savings….?

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Why in the world do we have daylight savings? Well if you think about it, daylight saving is quite bizarre; in the spring clocks move forward in the spring, only to once again be moved back in the autumn. Originally this system was used to have more sunlight in the Summer, and by moving our clocks forward an hour, it would seem like the sun would set later letting us enjoy more of that nice summer sunshine. Once the winter comes, it is presumed that people no longer want to go outside anymore because of that cold vicious weather, which makes sense.  However, as time moves forward, daylight savings becomes less important and many problems arise internationally.

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