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Before You Post to Safer Saws

We blog to learn from one another. This course is conducted “in public” as it were to benefit every student with the opportunity to view, analyze, appreciate, learn from, even emulate the work of classmates.

Learn from hazelnutlatte!

I’ve given the Safer Saws assignment before, and I’ve seen dozens of responses to it.

Some try very hard to replicate the model I provided in the assignment. I respect and appreciate those, but I don’t really admire them.

Some ignore the instructions entirely and quote entire paragraphs instead of recognizing that virtually every phrase is comprised of claims, several claims. I truly don’t admire those.

Hazelnutlatte’s approach to the assignment is both responsive and unique. That’s so rare. The claims quotes are very brief, as they should be. The evaluations are perceptive, analytical, critical, a little sarcastic. (You don’t have to be sarcastic, but if it suits your writing persona, go for it!).

I won’t say more here now, but if you’re having any trouble figuring out what I really want from this assignment, follow this link before you post.

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Definition Rewrite – Lily4Pres

Emotional Intelligence

Everyone experiences the constant weight on their shoulders known as stress. Everyone experiences the fear and worry in the back of their minds known as anxiety. However, according to recent studies, only 18.1% of the US suffers from diagnosed anxiety. A major reason that only 40 million US adults, rather than the near 260 million US adults, are suffering from a diagnosed form of anxiety can be a burden to an individual’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is not only the understanding of one’s own emotions, but the ability to manage, control, and use these emotions for one’s own good; Alongside the understanding of others emotions as well. Whether the use of EI leads to reduced stress, better relationships with others, or even, in our case, an advantage on the athletic side of the world.

People who have what is considered a high level of emotional intelligence, seem to score high in quite a variety of characteristics. These characteristics involve more concentrated levels of self confidence, empathy, sympathy, and more control over their stress and anxiety. In the latter half, those with low level EI score high on anger, frustration, aggression, and are typically prone to bursting outwards due to changes in their emotions to name a few. Emotions dictate many occurrences in our lives, though it may not always seem apparent. In fact, emotions precede thought. Emotions affect the way we make decisions and have a magnitude of importance on our cognitive abilities. Emotional intelligence assists us every single day. According to the Institute for Health and Human Potential, the ability to manage our emotions – whether at a high level or not – affects our capabilities under pressure. Our ability to manage our emotions are tested most during the times of giving and receiving feedback, navigating change in our lives, and working through setbacks and failures.

To put the importance of emotional intelligence into an athletic perspective. Athletes with a high level of EI can outperform the better athlete with a lesser level EI. The highest level of EI athletes can command their emotions to lead to a better performance on the field through their ability to focus their emotions, or if needed to disregard them. These high level athletes also acknowledge how others on the field/court/pitch are feeling to a much higher degree than lower level EI athletes. Deciphering their feelings lead to better decisions with the knowledge of others motives, teammates likewise opposition. High level EI athletes are certainly more adept at playing in what are known as “clutch situations,” the most important of all circumstances. When an athlete must perform, those who put the moment to the side and step up to the plate and smash that homerun. Their ability to savor their emotions and utilize them to enhance their performances takes the psychological aspect to sports to the next level. Those athletes, those are the ones who put their emotional intelligence right on center stage.

Anxiety and stress are major factors in athletics. Competitive anxiety starts to really kick in when an athlete’s expectations of themselves outweigh their own perceived ability. An individual will be affected by these imposed presumptions. Competitive anxiety is higher for individual sport athletes than team athletes. Individual sports athletes do not have the ability to rely on others for assistance in their job, as well as knowing that only one person can be to blame for a bad performance. Leaving nothing besides themselves to get them to their goals. Having no one to rely on leaves anxiety no route to release without self performance. Through numerous studies according to Miguel Humara, there is proof that cognitive anxiety holds a strong influence on one’s performance. There seems to be a different understanding of anxiety in athletes, some believe it to be debilitative while others see it as facilitative. Those who choose the latter see less anxiety in their sports compared to the other.

To no surprise, the athletes who score higher on self-confidence tests are more likely to see anxiety as facilitative during activity. Individual sport athletes are also seen to have marginally less confidence in themselves than team sport athletes. Although an athlete’s mental health is huge in their athletic performance, there are still other clear factors that will affect their performance. An athlete with terrible confidence and considerable physical talent and ability can certainly outperform an athlete with the opposite. But the control of this confidence and the ability to put their emotions to good use take every athlete to their next rank.

In short, emotion plays a massive role in performance during sport activity. With the introduction to competition in sport, stress and anxiety are bound to come to the surface. In Personal and Individual Differences, it is believed that emotional intelligence (EI) plays a role in one’s ability to not only utilize their own emotions to be more efficient athletically, but also communicate with the ones surrounding them by understanding their emotions. Conversely, understanding the other team’s emotions will improve one’s ability to make decisions on the field. Athletes must be able to cope with the stress and anxiety that accompanies sport. EI at a high level makes it easier for athletes to not only cope properly with the stress, but utilize the stress to perform at a higher level. EI seems to be strongly correlated to self-control, a trait that makes it easier for one to withstand pressure, regulate stress, and control their emotions. The psychological aspect of sport controls much more of the result than most spectators give it credit for.

References

Facts & Statistics: Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. Facts & Statistics | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. (n.d.).

Goleman, Daniel What is emotional intelligence? IHHP.

Humara, Miguel The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance: A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective Athletic Insight.

Laborde, S., Brüll, A., Weber, J., & Anders, L. S. (2011, March 29). Trait Emotional Intelligence in sports: A protective role against stress through heart rate variability? Personality and Individual Differences.

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Definition – Lily4Pres

Emotional Intelligence

Everyone experiences the constant weight on their shoulders known as stress. Everyone experiences the fear and worry in the back of their minds known as anxiety. However, according to recent studies, only 18.1% of the US suffers from diagnosed anxiety. A major reason that only 40 million US adults, rather than the near 260 million US adults, are suffering from a diagnosed form of anxiety can be a burden to an individual’s emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is not only the understanding of one’s own emotions, but the ability to manage, control, and use these emotions for one’s own good; Alongside the understanding of others emotions as well. Whether the use of EI leads to reduced stress, better relationships with others, or even, in our case, an advantage on the athletic side of the world.

People who have what is considered a high level of emotional intelligence, seem to score high in quite a variety of characteristics. These characteristics involve more concentrated levels of self confidence, empathy, sympathy, and more control over their stress and anxiety. In the latter half, those with low level EI score high on anger, frustration, aggression, and are typically prone to bursting outwards due to changes in their emotions to name a few. Emotions dictate many occurrences in our lives, though it may not always seem apparent. In fact, emotions precede thought. Emotions affect the way we make decisions and have a magnitude of importance on our cognitive abilities. Emotional intelligence assists us every single day. According to the Institute for Health and Human Potential, the ability to manage our emotions – whether at a high level or not – affects our capabilities under pressure. Our ability to manage our emotions are tested most during the times of giving and receiving feedback, navigating change in our lives, and working through setbacks and failures.

To put the importance of emotional intelligence into an athletic perspective. Athletes with a high level of EI can outperform the better athlete with a lesser level EI. The highest level of EI athletes can command their emotions to lead to a better performance on the field through their ability to focus their emotions, or if needed to disregard them. These high level athletes also acknowledge how others on the field/court/pitch are feeling to a much higher degree than lower level EI athletes. Deciphering their feelings lead to better decisions with the knowledge of others motives, teammates likewise opposition. High level EI athletes are certainly more adept at playing in what are known as “clutch situations,” the most important of all circumstances. When an athlete must perform, those who put the moment to the side and step up to the plate and smash that homerun. Their ability to savor their emotions and utilize them to enhance their performances takes the psychological aspect to sports to the next level. Those athletes, those are the ones who put their emotional intelligence right on center stage.

Anxiety and stress are major factors in athletics. Competitive anxiety starts to really kick in when an athlete’s expectations of themselves outweigh their own perceived ability. An individual will be affected by these imposed presumptions. Competitive anxiety is higher for individual sport athletes than team athletes. Individual sports athletes do not have the ability to rely on others for assistance in their job, as well as knowing that only one person can be to blame for a bad performance. Leaving nothing besides themselves to get them to their goals. Having no one to rely on leaves anxiety no route to release without self performance. Through numerous studies according to Miguel Humara, there is proof that cognitive anxiety holds a strong influence on one’s performance. There seems to be a different understanding of anxiety in athletes, some believe it to be debilitative while others see it as facilitative. Those who choose the latter see less anxiety in their sports compared to the other.

To no surprise, the athletes who score higher on self-confidence tests are more likely to see anxiety as facilitative during activity. Individual sport athletes are also seen to have marginally less confidence in themselves than team sport athletes. Although an athlete’s mental health is huge in their athletic performance, there are still other clear factors that will affect their performance. An athlete with terrible confidence and considerable physical talent and ability can certainly outperform an athlete with the opposite. But the control of this confidence and the ability to put their emotions to good use take every athlete to their next rank.

In short, emotion plays a massive role in performance during sport activity. With the introduction to competition in sport, stress and anxiety are bound to come to the surface. In Personal and Individual Differences, it is believed that emotional intelligence (EI) plays a role in one’s ability to not only utilize their own emotions to be more efficient athletically, but also communicate with the ones surrounding them by understanding their emotions. Conversely, understanding the other team’s emotions will improve one’s ability to make decisions on the field. Athletes must be able to cope with the stress and anxiety that accompanies sport. EI at a high level makes it easier for athletes to not only cope properly with the stress, but utilize the stress to perform at a higher level. EI seems to be strongly correlated to self-control, a trait that makes it easier for one to withstand pressure, regulate stress, and control their emotions. The psychological aspect of sport controls much more of the result than most spectators give it credit for.

References

Facts & Statistics: Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. Facts & Statistics | Anxiety and Depression Association of America, ADAA. (n.d.).

Goleman, Daniel What is emotional intelligence? IHHP.

Humara, Miguel The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance: A Cognitive-Behavioral Perspective Athletic Insight.

Laborde, S., Brüll, A., Weber, J., & Anders, L. S. (2011, March 29). Trait Emotional Intelligence in sports: A protective role against stress through heart rate variability? Personality and Individual Differences.

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The Coffee Industry is Iniquitous

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word iniquitous means grossly unjust or unrighteous; wicked. This term perfectly encapsulates the overall actions of the Coffee Industry, and it’s unfortunate consequences dispersed amongst our dwindling environment. 

What is coffee to you? How does coffee impact your life? Most people would answer both of those questions by saying coffee is that drink to wake you up in the morning before work/school, and that’s where the impact really stops. The average coffee drinker has no concept of where the coffee comes from, or how it’s grown. This ignorance needs to be stopped for the sake of the future of our environment. Every aspect of the coffee industry, from growing to before and after consumption, hurts the environment in some way. In an article called, Coffee – The Environmental Impact of our Caffeine Addiction, the author, Jennifer Okafor, starts off by saying “Our consumption of coffee is global and so is its environmental impact. Our coffee drinking habit has consequences for the climate, biodiversity, and the financial well-being of farmers. Since most coffee-growing regions are areas with delicate ecosystems the impact on the environment can prove both concerning and significant.” This quote perfectly scratches the surface of how much influence the coffee industry has on the environment and on the consumer. The consumer blindly endorses this behavior by purchasing the product. Not only is the manufacturer at fault, but the uneducated consumer is as well. 

The practices of the cultivation of coffee has changed drastically throughout the years. The traditional shade grown method was preferred for being environmentally friendly but over the years a different method has been adopted to keep up with the growing demand. There are two types of coffee plants; arabica and robusta. Arabica plants favor more shaded environments for better quality beans. Robusta plants are typically grown in direct sunlight thus creating a lesser quality bean. Okafor continues to explain that, “The demand for inexpensive coffee has positively encouraged farmers to embrace the practice of growing coffee directly under the sun. The yield from coffee fields without tree canopies is much higher than that of shaded farms and, as a result, is cheaper.” This favoring towards the sun grown method has put a damper on the environment in the area called the “bean belt.” The bean belt consists of South America, Asia, Africa, Middle East, and others including Australia, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Jamaica. In an article by Adams + Russell, they speak about why the bean belt got its name, “The Bean Belt is the name given to the collection of countries across the globe that produce most of the coffee that we drink each and every day. These countries are mainly in the southern hemisphere and all lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.” The loss of natural habitats is one of the main environmental consequences of the coffee industry’s misconduct. From Okafor’s article, Coffee – The Environmental Impact of our Caffeine Addiction, she presents statistics on deforestation and biodiversity, “The spread of coffee plantations has resulted in critical deforestation, putting certain plants and animals in danger. Out of the 50 countries globally with the highest deforestation rates, 37 are major coffee-growing regions. Out of the 25 biodiversity hotspots, 13 areas with delicate ecosystems are coffee-producing regions.” These statistics come from an article written by Kristina Sorby called, Environmental benefits of sustainable coffee. Sorby adds more informative statistics by saying, “Of the 11.8 million hectares used for coffee production around the world in 2001, only 2.3 million hectares are not planted in areas of former or current rainforest.” This statistic is troubling considering the massive amount of deforestation in rainforests worldwide. 

Following the cultivation process, the next step would be to turn the coffee beans into grounds. In an article by Ian Fletcher called, An Effective Approach For the Management of Waste Coffee Grounds, he speaks about the pollution during and after the processing of coffee ground, “Over a 6 month period in 1988, it was estimated that processing 547,000 tons of coffee in Central America generated as much as 1.1 million tons of pulp and polluted 110,000 cubic metres of water each day. This excess waste can also play havoc with soil and water sources as coffee pulp is often dumped into streams, severely degrading fragile ecosystems.” This process only accounts for about 4% of the coffee industry’s environmental impact, according to the article, Unique Research Revealed that Significant Amounts of Coffee Goes to Waste, written by Lea Rankinen. She continues to share that the largest impact the coffee industry is involved with is the cultivation of coffee at 68%. Following the theme of pollution through soil and water, the cultivation of coffee under direct sunlight provides more environmental difficulties. The vulnerability of the coffee plants to pests forces the farmers to use pesticides to certify a healthy harvest. The use of pesticides causes the air and ground water to be polluted causing contamination in the soil and water supply. Okafor explains that the organic waste from coffee production causes “significant river pollution. The discharged waste from the coffee processing plants into the waterways triggers the eutrophication of water systems and robs aquatic plants and animals of oxygen.” The amount of intentional or unintentional environmental impacts of the coffee industry have proven to negatively determine the future of the climate. 

The waste of the consumer accounts for a huge portion of the environmental impact. Rankinen shares a statistic about coffee waste by saying that, “It turned out that coffee is the third biggest category in total food waste, only vegetables and fruit products are thrown away more. An average Finn wastes some 2.5 liters of coffee drink annually. Differences between households were significant: the 16% of households that generate the most food waste poured away approximately 13 liters of coffee per person annually.” As well as the massive amount of liquid waste, the amount of waste from disposable cups, filters, and coffee pods generate a large amount of excess waste. This waste causes an extensive carbon footprint, thus contributing to climate change. There’s a lot of things you can do to help the environment and decrease your carbon footprint, but you must first learn where to look. Your selection of coffee and cup would’ve never been your first thought, but I hope now it might be. 

References

The bean belt – coffees from around the world. Adams + Russell Coffee Roasters. (2021, July 20). Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://www.adamsandrussell.co.uk/the-bean-belt-coffees-from-around-the-world/. 

Fletcher, I. (2002). Ian Fletcher an effective approach for the … – core. An Effective Approach for the Management of Waste Coffee Grounds. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/74208261.pdf. 

Rankinen, L. (2020, December 16). Unique research revealed that significant amounts of coffee go to waste. Luonnonvarakeskus. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://www.luke.fi/en/references/significant-amounts-of-coffee-go-to-waste/. 

Okafor, J. (2021, September 14). Coffee – environmental impact of our caffeine habit. TRVST. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://www.trvst.world/sustainable-living/coffee-environmental-impact/#cmf_footnote_5. 

Sorby, K. (2002, June). Environmental benefits of sustainable coffee. Documents & reports – all documents. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://documents1.worldbank.org/curated/en/831701468762315416/text/295970Env0bene10also02453501public1.txt. 

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Safer Saws- strawberryfields4

  1. Manufacturers

Steve Gass, creator and manufacturer of SawStop, demonstrated his confidence in his product by placing his own finger at risk of mutilation in the path of an active blade. After the blade successfully halted milliseconds before disaster would have otherwise occurred if an ordinary saw was used, Gass described the experience as “a buzz or a tickle.” This description is an analogy claim that serves as a sales pitch to viewers of this nail biting demonstration. Comparing his experience to such benign sensations highlights the effectiveness of his product.

  1. Customers

The National Consumers League campaigned on behalf of a law that requires the use of SawStop safety mechanisms on all table saws by gathering woodworkers who have suffered injuries. These victims made a recommendation claim by advocating for the implementation of this law. Coming from those who have been directly affected by table saw injuries adds a tremendous amount of strength to the claim. Their opinions hold much more weight than those whose lives have not been impacted by the hazards that table saws pose.

  1. Industry Spokespeople

The Power Tool Institute (PTI) strongly opposes Gass’ attempt to promote legislation that would require all table saws to have a safety feature, like that of his product. The PTI makes an ethical claim by arguing that Gass’ proposal is highly immoral. Gass has a patent on the technology and “…is asking for 8 percent licensing/royalties on the wholesale price of each saw sold.” Therefore, the implementation of such a law would result in “near-extortion and [a] monopoly position.” Their claim is centered around the idea that Gass has selfish intentions by advocating for this law, in which he receives a large royalty fee.

  1. Consumer Safety Advocates

Bob Adler, a commissioner at the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has publicly commented on SafeSaw. “‘What you have is somebody who has invented a dramatic technology that seems to reduce virtually all the injuries associated with table saws.’” Adler’s description serves as a causal claim; he explains that as a direct result of Gass’ invention, essentially every table saw injury can be eliminated.

  1. Injured Plaintiffs

The lawsuit on behalf of Carlos Osorio, a victim of severe table saw injuries, heavily relies on the use of quantitative claims to emphasize the damage that could have easily been prevented if he was using SawStop technology, rather than an ordinary table saw. Osorio’s injuries include “…two unusable fingers and three fingers with no feeling, requiring five surgeries and $384,000 in medical expenses.” The use of these frightening numbers is extremely effective in conveying the appalling and irrevocable damage that has been afflicted upon Osorio. Additionally, another quantitative claim is made when it is explained that if Osorio were using the SawStop safety mechanism, “…[his] injuries would have been limited to a ⅛-inch cut on only one finger.” The drastic contrast between these two outcomes, expressed numerically, serves as a powerful advocate for SawStop.

  1. Personal Injury Lawyers

The Schmidt Firm is soliciting potential clients to represent in lawsuits against table saw companies. They strongly advocate for SawStop to highlight a safer alternative for the many individuals who have suffered table saw injuries. To do so, they use quantitative claims to emphasize the unnecessary dangers that ordinary table saws impose on their consumers. They stress the alarming statistics that “[e]very year, there are over 40,000 table saw injuries, resulting in more than 4,000 amputations.” In doing so, they hope to connect with clients who feel they are victims of neglect from companies lacking the safety features of SawStop.

  1. Government Officials

In his statement regarding mandatory safety precautions on table saws, Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, made categorical claims when he described the nature of table saw injuries as “very serious.” He further categorized these injuries, “…including fractures and avulsions, as well as amputations,” as gruesome and life altering. By describing these injuries in this manner, he has emphasized their severity and, therefore, has supported his stand on this proposed rulemaking.  

  1. News Reporters

Chris Arnold of National Public Radio showed his support of Gass’ innovation when he discovered SawStop in an ad featured in a magazine. After speaking with Gass directly, Arnold claimed, “It turned out he had a pretty amazing story to tell.” Using the word “amazing” to describe Gass’ invention is an evaluative claim. The word “amazing” is subjective and conveys that Arnold formed a positive opinion about SawStop that he wants to convey to his audience.

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Definition Rewrite- calamariii

As our environment gets worse each year and new climate crisis are on the radar, one of the main focuses environmental science should be the usage of the land that we can use. New health plans for consumers have become more prevalent as of recent, as many individuals have taken it upon themselves to help the environment. On a broader scale, what can be done to help this world become more efficient with its land and create more sustainable food sources? We lave a limited amount of land in the world and an even smaller amount of that land can be used for agricultural or livestock farming purposes. So the goal of those looking to find a solution to farmland efficiency should be to find the food production on land that produces the most output, for the least amount of work possible, alongside having to be fairly lasting if exporting the product is wanted.

Arguments exist over whether land used for livestock or agricultural are the best choice for using the land most efficiently, but this question only exists for land that could be used for either use. However, often land could be only useful for one or the other, so reasonably livestock farming and agricultural farming could be used in a sustainable plan on feeding as many people as possible given the land we have to work with. About a fourth of the earths land is used for livestock faming as well as other land and water being used for those animals water and their own needed food. But much of this land couldn’t be used for other food production originally, and those that could, now after being converted into livestock farms cannot be converted to have other uses as the livestock have irreversibly changed the land. When land is converted from livestock farming to agricultural farming, issues in the changed landscape can occur, as well as other issues that were not considered such as proximity to drainage and water sources.

So sustainability and efficiently can be found in decreasing the new plots that could be used for livestock farming being used for such, but that doesn’t address the land that isn’t suitable only for livestock. Sustainability most likely couldn’t be found in not using available land for a certain food source if that food source could be used and has been used to feed such a large portion of the world, a portion that has been increasing as advances in technology and genetic modifications have increased. Part of the answer to creating more sustainable and efficient food sources is to share what we know in relation to research on genetically modified organisms. As advancements have increased, the exports of meat the us can produce has increased while the land used for the source of that meat has stayed fairly constant. These advancements, when spread worldwide, could create an increase in land, only useable by livestock, being used to its most efficient to get the greatest amount of exports after being able to feed those in their own country. An increase in worldwide production of food in the most efficient way possible is one of the important first steps to creating more sustainable sources of food.

The responsibility of sustainability should not be left on the shoulders of the consumer, as they can only control the food that is produced to a certain amount. This is not to say they cannot effect production whatsoever, as we have seen in our lifetimes supermarkets change greatly in what they sell especially when it comes to plant based food. However consumers without restraint would most likely hurt the ideas of sustainability as wants are often thought about in the grocery store over needs. The goal of sustainability might be somewhat hindered by the consumer, but as more consumers want certain types of food, higher amounts of efficiency will be needed to accommodate this demand. As demands require the producers of food to become more efficient, sustainability should be what follows, but it seems somewhat unlikely. The most efficient way to raise livestock and animals is most likely one that leans more heavily into animal cruelty, but as our culture develops it seems unlikely that this will be seen as a sustainable and acceptable way to get food. To create a source of sustainable food for the world to survive off of, looking into the future is necessary and if a way of food production will not be accepted and held up over time, it is likely that these sources will have to be changed. If a source of food will need to be changed based on how our culture develops it is unlikely that the process would be seen as sustainable, no matter how efficient it is.

The key to developing sources of food that are both sustainable and efficient meet at a place that uses land available for the purpose that allows it to ethically produce the largest amount of food that the land allows. It must also need to be able to keep up over a long period of time and not destroy the land it uses in a way that it cannot be continued to use or repurposed into another form. Because land available can only often be used for certain purposes, the goal should be to find the most ethical, long term source of food that the land can provide using the technology available. Alongside this, the advancement of environmental and GMO science will most likely develop what use of land is the most efficient source of food, which is why not using land in a unchangeable way is important to long term sustainability. Planning for future technological development, understanding ethics of food production and consumption, and using the means and land that we have in the most efficient way is the way to create long term sustainable food sources.

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Definition- calamariii

As our environment gets worse each year and new climate crisis are on the radar, one of the main focuses environmental science should be the usage of the land that we can use. New health plans for consumers have become more prevalent as of recent, as many individuals have taken it upon themselves to help the environment. On a broader scale, what can be done to help this world become more efficient with its land and create more sustainable food sources? We lave a limited amount of land in the world and an even smaller amount of that land can be used for agricultural or livestock farming purposes. So the goal of those looking to find a solution to farmland efficiency should be to find the food production on land that produces the most output, for the least amount of work possible, alongside having to be fairly lasting if exporting the product is wanted.

Arguments exist over whether land used for livestock or agricultural are the best choice for using the land most efficiently, but this question only exists for land that could be used for either use. However, often land could be only useful for one or the other, so reasonably livestock farming and agricultural farming could be used in a sustainable plan on feeding as many people as possible given the land we have to work with. About a fourth of the earths land is used for livestock faming as well as other land and water being used for those animals water and their own needed food. But much of this land couldn’t be used for other food production originally, and those that could, now after being converted into livestock farms cannot be converted to have other uses as the livestock have irreversibly changed the land. When land is converted from livestock farming to agricultural farming, issues in the changed landscape can occur, as well as other issues that were not considered such as proximity to drainage and water sources.

So sustainability and efficiently can be found in decreasing the new plots that could be used for livestock farming being used for such, but that doesn’t address the land that isn’t suitable only for livestock. Sustainability most likely couldn’t be found in not using available land for a certain food source if that food source could be used and has been used to feed such a large portion of the world, a portion that has been increasing as advances in technology and genetic modifications have increased. Part of the answer to creating more sustainable and efficient food sources is to share what we know in relation to research on genetically modified organisms. As advancements have increased, the exports of meat the us can produce has increased while the land used for the source of that meat has stayed fairly constant. These advancements, when spread worldwide, could create an increase in land, only useable by livestock, being used to its most efficient to get the greatest amount of exports after being able to feed those in their own country. An increase in worldwide production of food in the most efficient way possible is one of the important first steps to creating more sustainable sources of food.

The responsibility of sustainability should not be left on the shoulders of the consumer, as they can only control the food that is produced to a certain amount. This is not to say they cannot effect production whatsoever, as we have seen in our lifetimes supermarkets change greatly in what they sell especially when it comes to plant based food. However consumers without restraint would most likely hurt the ideas of sustainability as wants are often thought about in the grocery store over needs. The goal of sustainability might be somewhat hindered by the consumer, but as more consumers want certain types of food, higher amounts of efficiency will be needed to accommodate this demand. As demands require the producers of food to become more efficient, sustainability should be what follows, but it seems somewhat unlikely. The most efficient way to raise livestock and animals is most likely one that leans more heavily into animal cruelty, but as our culture develops it seems unlikely that this will be seen as a sustainable and acceptable way to get food. To create a source of sustainable food for the world to survive off of, looking into the future is necessary and if a way of food production will not be accepted and held up over time, it is likely that these sources will have to be changed. If a source of food will need to be changed based on how our culture develops it is unlikely that the process would be seen as sustainable, no matter how efficient it is.

The key to developing sources of food that are both sustainable and efficient meet at a place that uses land available for the purpose that allows it to ethically produce the largest amount of food that the land allows. It must also need to be able to keep up over a long period of time and not destroy the land it uses in a way that it cannot be continued to use or repurposed into another form. Because land available can only often be used for certain purposes, the goal should be to find the most ethical, long term source of food that the land can provide using the technology available. Alongside this, the advancement of environmental and GMO science will most likely develop what use of land is the most efficient source of food, which is why not using land in a unchangeable way is important to long term sustainability. Planning for future technological development, understanding ethics of food production and consumption, and using the means and land that we have in the most efficient way is the way to create long term sustainable food sources.

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Definition Rewrite-zipemup1

Schools are failing our students by neglecting to include an essential life skill like financial literacy in the normal curriculum. Financial education in simple form can defined as the confident grasp of topics such as saving, investing, and debt that translates to a sense of overall financial well-being and self-trust. It seems like a disservice to our children to avoid teaching such a vital life skill.

Financial literacy is crucial to our society because it provides us with the information and skills we need to successfully manage our money. Without it, our financial choices and actions, whether taken or not, lack a firm foundation for success. It was found that nearly 70% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck, which is more than any other generation. For many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck is an uncomfortable financial reality. Many Americans are dealing with this problem for a variety of reasons, the first of which is that they do not manage their spending. They continue to spend money without knowing where it is going. This may be highly damaging to their finances since expenditures accumulate and by the time they realize it, it is too late and they are in debt. Another issue is that many Americans do not make a budget. Budgeting how much you spend in relation to how much you earn will be very useful in the long term. Finally, and maybe most importantly, address your debt. It was revealed that 77 percent of all households had some form of debt. The more your debt, the more likely you are to live paycheck to paycheck. The easiest way to approach it is to start small and work your way up. Overall, the major reason people live paycheck to paycheck is a lack of financial education. If this could be included into our curriculum, many more folks would be able to escape such significant, long-term, and chronic poverty.

A prime and more recent example of Americas financial issues came during the pandemic. When millions of citizens in the United States and throughout the world went into lockdown, it was unavoidable that the economy would suffer. As important as these efforts were in bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control, there was a downside: large swathes of the economy came to a standstill. Because this epidemic is worldwide, the ramifications have also been felt globally. The epidemic revealed the country’s lack of financial education. Covid was an unlucky but necessary lesson for the county. It taught the country the value of having emergency savings. Many financial gurus recommend that each household keep at least three to six months of cash on hand in case of an emergency. Many people are only one automobile accident or one medical emergency away from going into debt. The only reason some Americans were able to keep afloat was because of government help in the form of stimulas payments. Many people would have gone bankrupt if they hadn’t received such help.

The absence of personal financial education in our country has been disastrous. As a society, we’ve watched millions of Americans struggle with their money on a daily basis due to a general lack of financial preparation, only to end up deep in debt. Every day, millions of Americans struggle with their finances. Many Americans are discovering that they are unable to buy houses, save for retirement, or save for their children’s college funds due to student loan debt, huge vehicle payments, and a lack of financial preparation. People are deeply in debt and hopeless. Many of the financial issues that Americans are today might have been averted if financial literacy had been taught in schools. As a result, we believe that more schools should include financial literacy classes as part of their graduation requirements.

Although the benefits of financial education to American people are evident, it is still not being taught in our schools. It has gotten to the point where it appears like the American system was designed to keep us ignorant of the necessity of financial literacy. Our parents are the only ones who have the financial expertise that we require in our daily lives. Parents who are already facing their own financial hardships. It’s like a never-ending loop of financial illiteracy that continues to infect the next generation. Financial education is necessary in our daily lives, and some would argue that it is crucial to our existence. Students are instead preoccupied with the Pythagorean theorem, which I am sure is more important in our daily lives. Millions of Americans continue to struggle financially, yet the issue is being ignored. Financial literacy has other advantages, such as helping a person to be more flexible, decrease stress, and enhance relationships.Personal finance is as much about psychology as it is about statistics. A solid knowledge of financial literacy will enable you to make better financial decisions, which will ideally enhance your day-to-day life. Living over our means may lead to bankruptcy, divorce, and a great deal of worry. Furthermore, the burden of student loan debt might keep first-time homeowners out of the market, dragging the economy down. Meanwhile, living with low debt and a savings cushion might provide you the comfort and peace of mind that comes with being financially free.As a result, financial literacy is more than simply learning how to manage money in order to purchase more things; it is also about learning how to manage money in order to enhance many various parts of one’s life. As you can see, financial literacy is essential for people of all ages. And starting to teach these principles to youngsters can help them form long-term behaviors.

Overall, we can see how financial education may help each individual student with no question. By bringing this issue into the classroom, we can not only assist the economy, but also each individual student. Long term, the financial knowledge offered to children will benefit them in the future and keep them from making costly mistakes.It will also assist future generations of children, who will learn from their financially educated parents..

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Schools are failing our students by neglecting to include an essential life skill like financial literacy in the normal curriculum. Financial education in simple form can defined as the confident grasp of topics such as saving, investing, and debt that translates to a sense of overall financial well-being and self-trust. It seems like a disservice to our children to avoid teaching such a vital life skill.

Financial literacy is crucial to our society because it provides us with the information and skills we need to successfully manage our money. Without it, our financial choices and actions, whether taken or not, lack a firm foundation for success. It was found that nearly 70% of millennials are living paycheck to paycheck, which is more than any other generation. For many Americans, living paycheck to paycheck is an uncomfortable financial reality. Many Americans are dealing with this problem for a variety of reasons, the first of which is that they do not manage their spending. They continue to spend money without knowing where it is going. This may be highly damaging to their finances since expenditures accumulate and by the time they realize it, it is too late and they are in debt. Another issue is that many Americans do not make a budget. Budgeting how much you spend in relation to how much you earn will be very useful in the long term. Finally, and maybe most importantly, address your debt. It was revealed that 77 percent of all households had some form of debt. The more your debt, the more likely you are to live paycheck to paycheck. The easiest way to approach it is to start small and work your way up. Overall, the major reason people live paycheck to paycheck is a lack of financial education. If this could be included into our curriculum, many more folks would be able to escape such significant, long-term, and chronic poverty.

A prime and more recent example of Americas financial issues came during the pandemic. When millions of citizens in the United States and throughout the world went into lockdown, it was unavoidable that the economy would suffer. As important as these efforts were in bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control, there was a downside: large swathes of the economy came to a standstill. Because this epidemic is worldwide, the ramifications have also been felt globally. The epidemic revealed the country’s lack of financial education. Covid was an unlucky but necessary lesson for the county. It taught the country the value of having emergency savings. Many financial gurus recommend that each household keep at least three to six months of cash on hand in case of an emergency. Many people are only one automobile accident or one medical emergency away from going into debt. The only reason some Americans were able to keep afloat was because of government help in the form of stimulas payments. Many people would have gone bankrupt if they hadn’t received such help.

The absence of personal financial education in our country has been disastrous. As a society, we’ve watched millions of Americans struggle with their money on a daily basis due to a general lack of financial preparation, only to end up deep in debt. Every day, millions of Americans struggle with their finances. Many Americans are discovering that they are unable to buy houses, save for retirement, or save for their children’s college funds due to student loan debt, huge vehicle payments, and a lack of financial preparation. People are deeply in debt and hopeless. Many of the financial issues that Americans are today might have been averted if financial literacy had been taught in schools. As a result, we believe that more schools should include financial literacy classes as part of their graduation requirements.

Although the benefits of financial education to American people are evident, it is still not being taught in our schools. It has gotten to the point where it appears like the American system was designed to keep us ignorant of the necessity of financial literacy. Our parents are the only ones who have the financial expertise that we require in our daily lives. Parents who are already facing their own financial hardships. It’s like a never-ending loop of financial illiteracy that continues to infect the next generation. Financial education is necessary in our daily lives, and some would argue that it is crucial to our existence. Students are instead preoccupied with the Pythagorean theorem, which I am sure is more important in our daily lives. Millions of Americans continue to struggle financially, yet the issue is being ignored. Financial literacy has other advantages, such as helping a person to be more flexible, decrease stress, and enhance relationships.Personal finance is as much about psychology as it is about statistics. A solid knowledge of financial literacy will enable you to make better financial decisions, which will ideally enhance your day-to-day life. Living over our means may lead to bankruptcy, divorce, and a great deal of worry. Furthermore, the burden of student loan debt might keep first-time homeowners out of the market, dragging the economy down. Meanwhile, living with low debt and a savings cushion might provide you the comfort and peace of mind that comes with being financially free.As a result, financial literacy is more than simply learning how to manage money in order to purchase more things; it is also about learning how to manage money in order to enhance many various parts of one’s life. As you can see, financial literacy is essential for people of all ages. And starting to teach these principles to youngsters can help them form long-term behaviors.

Overall, we can see how financial education may help each individual student with no question. By bringing this issue into the classroom, we can not only assist the economy, but also each individual student. Long term, the financial knowledge offered to children will benefit them in the future and keep them from making costly mistakes.It will also assist future generations of children, who will learn from their financially educated parents..

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Thesis to be proved or disproved – For the greatest chance at success coaches must determine the type of muscle fibers an 800-meter runner has prior to calculating the balance between aerobic and anaerobic training.

Term essential for proving this thesis – avoiding overtraining and extra practice

In the summer training season of my senior year of high school, I wanted to do absolutely everything extra that I could to give myself an advantage over the competition in the upcoming track season. Among other things I would go for a second run that was slower and shorter than my first the shakeout my legs. I did this for approximately two months before official practices started, and when it did start, I told my coach about what I had been doing for training over the summer. To my surprise he told me that those extra 2 mile runs I did everyday most likely have little to no effect on my fitness. It turns out my body didn’t actual start to work it aerobic system until 4-5 miles into a run so anything short of that did nothing for me. To define practice, it is repeating something to result in some improvement or increase in efficiency. Since these runs made no difference in my fitness, they weren’t even considered practicing running by definition, it was just running. My coach then advised me to not do these extra runs unless my weekly mileage demanded more then I could handle in a single run. This was to avoid dips in my performance from overtraining.

In the bigger picture, middle distance athletes are supposed to train based off the kind of fibers are most present within their muscles. If an athlete finds themselves on the slower end when it comes to speed then they will train their slow twitch fibers into intermediate, likewise speed-based athletes train their fast twitch into intermediate. Under the previously assumed definition of practice, it is completely pointless for a slower athlete to train their max speed by doing a speed strengthening workout because it wouldn’t help strengthen their slow twitch fibers. So why do these athletes still do these workouts? Taking a deeper look into running, it is not all about staying at a certain speed for a certain time. Many factors such as form, mentality, coordination, and flexibility all contribute to the art of running. Distance strong athletes training at their top speed may not help their aerobic fitness at all, but their sprinting form and flexibility will improve. Similarly, when a sprinter engages in a longer distance run, they aren’t helping their speed whatsoever, but their aerobic system and mentality are improving. These are all considered practice by definition because what they are training is improving despite it not helping their priority event whether that be distance or sprints.

However, if a sprinter decides to run at a pace that’s fast but not quite fast enough to fully engage their fast twitch fibers it won’t have an effect on their anaerobic system. The same goes for the distance not being quite long enough to engage the aerobic system.  These shorter slower “sprints” will have no affect on their goal of getting faster, so at this point its just running; no practice involved. The same goes for a distance runner running half the distance at a slower pace then usual. This run will not engage the aerobic system at all therefore no improvement will result from doing the run. The only reason anybody would decide to do more running is if they are overworking or chasing pain in the hopes to get better. These actions are where it stops fitting the definition of practice and fits more towards the definition of Overtraining Syndrome. Overtraining Syndrome, as stated by Alice Palmer in “Overtraining: Spot the Signs” is a persistent, unexplained dip in performance that continues even after sufficient rest. These extra activities that athletes think will push them ahead of their competition is closer to discontinuance than it is to practicing. It’s more beneficial for athletes to not practice at all then it is to engage in extra running related activity. In fact, the best treatment for overtraining is to take a step back in your original training plan and put more focus on recovering the overworked muscles.

Overtraining usual occurs when an athlete feels so dedicated to their goal or cause that they want to do more than what is assigned to them. They often take things into their own hands and do dangerous amounts of extra training. According to Marci Goolsby in her article “What is overtraining,” chasing pain or overreaching is when the muscle soreness goes above and beyond what you typically endure as result of when you don’t take enough rest between training sessions. When you ignore the signs of overreaching and begin chasing more pain because you believe it will make you a better athlete it becomes a case of overtraining. Then the resulting weakness and dip in performance makes the athlete work want to even harder through the pain in an attempt to get better. This results in serious injury and can take anywhere from weeks to months of time to recover, which given the athlete in this situation wants to work harder, can be very mentally challenging. A complete halt of practice can throw a dedicated athlete down a rabbit hole of mental distress which is why overtraining is just as mentally dangerous as it is physically dangerous.

After being told the extra runs I was doing weren’t benefiting me at all I looked at my training plan with an entirely new perspective, as it had already been made to work me to my fullest despite my brain telling me to do more. I should have been doing more recovery instead of more miles.  Part of practicing anything is taking a break and letting yourself recovery from what it is that you are practicing. For middle distance athletes, since they are by far the most worked and diverse athletes when it comes to training plans, they have to immediately let their coach know if they feel overworked or are having any sort of unnatural pain. Failure to do so can result in months lost of training and competition. Furthermore, if you feel like you can or should be doing more let your coach know and they’ll give you safe options on what else you can be doing.

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Definition – ImASpookyGhost

Thesis to be proved or disproved – For the greatest chance at success coaches must determine the type of muscle fibers an 800-meter runner has prior to calculating the balance between aerobic and anaerobic training.

Term essential for proving this thesis – avoiding overtraining and extra practice

In the summer training season of my senior year of high school, I wanted to do absolutely everything extra that I could to give myself an advantage over the competition in the upcoming track season. Among other things I would go for a second run that was slower and shorter than my first the shakeout my legs. I did this for approximately two months before official practices started, and when it did start, I told my coach about what I had been doing for training over the summer. To my surprise he told me that those extra 2 mile runs I did everyday most likely have little to no effect on my fitness. It turns out my body didn’t actual start to work it aerobic system until 4-5 miles into a run so anything short of that did nothing for me. To define practice, it is repeating something to result in some improvement or increase in efficiency. Since these runs made no difference in my fitness, they weren’t even considered practicing running by definition, it was just running. My coach then advised me to not do these extra runs unless my weekly mileage demanded more then I could handle in a single run. This was to avoid dips in my performance from overtraining.

In the bigger picture, middle distance athletes are supposed to train based off the kind of fibers are most present within their muscles. If an athlete finds themselves on the slower end when it comes to speed then they will train their slow twitch fibers into intermediate, likewise speed-based athletes train their fast twitch into intermediate. Under the previously assumed definition of practice, it is completely pointless for a slower athlete to train their max speed by doing a speed strengthening workout because it wouldn’t help strengthen their slow twitch fibers. So why do these athletes still do these workouts? Taking a deeper look into running, it is not all about staying at a certain speed for a certain time. Many factors such as form, mentality, coordination, and flexibility all contribute to the art of running. Distance strong athletes training at their top speed may not help their aerobic fitness at all, but their sprinting form and flexibility will improve. Similarly, when a sprinter engages in a longer distance run, they aren’t helping their speed whatsoever, but their aerobic system and mentality are improving. These are all considered practice by definition because what they are training is improving despite it not helping their priority event whether that be distance or sprints.

However, if a sprinter decides to run at a pace that’s fast but not quite fast enough to fully engage their fast twitch fibers it won’t have an effect on their anaerobic system. The same goes for the distance not being quite long enough to engage the aerobic system.  These shorter slower “sprints” will have no affect on their goal of getting faster, so at this point its just running; no practice involved. The same goes for a distance runner running half the distance at a slower pace then usual. This run will not engage the aerobic system at all therefore no improvement will result from doing the run. The only reason anybody would decide to do more running is if they are overworking or chasing pain in the hopes to get better. These actions are where it stops fitting the definition of practice and fits more towards the definition of Overtraining Syndrome. Overtraining Syndrome, as stated by Alice Palmer in “Overtraining: Spot the Signs” is a persistent, unexplained dip in performance that continues even after sufficient rest. These extra activities that athletes think will push them ahead of their competition is closer to discontinuance than it is to practicing. It’s more beneficial for athletes to not practice at all then it is to engage in extra running related activity. In fact, the best treatment for overtraining is to take a step back in your original training plan and put more focus on recovering the overworked muscles.

Overtraining usual occurs when an athlete feels so dedicated to their goal or cause that they want to do more than what is assigned to them. They often take things into their own hands and do dangerous amounts of extra training. According to Marci Goolsby in her article “What is overtraining,” chasing pain or overreaching is when the muscle soreness goes above and beyond what you typically endure as result of when you don’t take enough rest between training sessions. When you ignore the signs of overreaching and begin chasing more pain because you believe it will make you a better athlete it becomes a case of overtraining. Then the resulting weakness and dip in performance makes the athlete work want to even harder through the pain in an attempt to get better. This results in serious injury and can take anywhere from weeks to months of time to recover, which given the athlete in this situation wants to work harder, can be very mentally challenging. A complete halt of practice can throw a dedicated athlete down a rabbit hole of mental distress which is why overtraining is just as mentally dangerous as it is physically dangerous.

After being told the extra runs I was doing weren’t benefiting me at all I looked at my training plan with an entirely new perspective, as it had already been made to work me to my fullest despite my brain telling me to do more. I should have been doing more recovery instead of more miles.  Part of practicing anything is taking a break and letting yourself recovery from what it is that you are practicing. For middle distance athletes, since they are by far the most worked and diverse athletes when it comes to training plans, they have to immediately let their coach know if they feel overworked or are having any sort of unnatural pain. Failure to do so can result in months lost of training and competition. Furthermore, if you feel like you can or should be doing more let your coach know and they’ll give you safe options on what else you can be doing.

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