Re-Plug: What I Connected to Today

Okay, if your first response is, “Big deal, you did your freaking laundry,” you’d be correct. But you don’t understand. My laundry basket is a perpetual cycle of taking out clothes I want to wear, then filling it back up with clean clothes once I finally wash them. However, it always remains half-full. Today, forContinue reading “Re-Plug: What I Connected to Today”

Today I Connected To…

Me trying to learn my smartphone camera. It’s a work in progress. Today, I was a busy bee. I didn’t make time for any fun math problems (oxymoron?) or any crazy, to-do list items that needed to be tackled (like cleaning the ceiling fans, behind the fridge, or the toilet…yuck) because I was applying forContinue reading “Today I Connected To…”

How Poverty Affects the Brain

How Poverty Affects the Brain   Just a random thought I had floating around in my head after reading an article yesterday. What does being poor do to you mentally? When you grow up with financial struggles that the middle class does not have, how does it affect you intellectually? The linked article is notContinue reading “How Poverty Affects the Brain”

Today’s Re-Plug

My living room is clean and organized! This looming to-do list item kept getting pushed off with the excuse that my child would just destroy it again roughly 2 minutes later. It makes me feel good though to de-clutter the place–and I hauled off a few things he no longer plays with in the process.Continue reading “Today’s Re-Plug”

What I Re-plugged into Today

This is a picture of Khan Academy. It helped me a lot in Biology I and II. Dr. Khan makes really helpful videos about numerous science concepts. This is the math portion. When you sign up for an account, they treat it like a game. You get points for watching videos, and you “unlock” achievements.Continue reading “What I Re-plugged into Today”

How the Unplug Initiative Started

I just got a smartphone a few days ago. It quickly became my arch-nemesis. Now, I’m not one of those anti-technology people. I don’t tout myself as a non-conformist, or some other similar title that I have outgrown along with my teen years, but I felt a little sickened, a little threatened by what layContinue reading “How the Unplug Initiative Started”