Ahimsic (similar to a vegan lifestyle) NOW, Past Vegetarian FAILURES

Month 1

Ahimsic- nonviolence way of living, similar to being vegan, however, sometimes I drink milk when the cow is not beaten or killed

Recently, I became a ahimsic. I have learned that it is not about restricting what you eat.

My experience of being ahimsic has been great and extremely cleansing. Overall, I feel like a calmer person and I have lots a considerable amount of weight since, I started! A while ago, I tried being a vegetarian. It worked for awhile, but, I was not doing being a vegetarian for sustainable reasons. I was a vegetarian because, I wanted to be healthier, it seemed like it was a good idea, and I did not really eat meat. I was good for about a solid one month. However, I found myself having to restrict myself, I was associating a negative emotion with being vegetarian. I was controlling what I ate. Then, I went back to eating meat (no beef or pork). Later, influenced by a well-established scientist and great helper of the world, I became ahimsic. Essentially, I learned and realized that it is a good thing. I am enhancing my body, thus my mind and soul. It isn’t about restricting yourself, it is about having a motive a true reason. For me, it is about nonviolence. I do not feel tempted to eat meat or eat cheese, majority of the time. At first, there were a couple of days where I did feel slightly tempted to eat loads of cheese (I LOVE CHEESE). Remembering, the reason and the motive behind this lifestyle completely demolishes any temptation.

I will continue to blog more about this journey, it is not easy and this is going to be very raw and real. I am super excited! I hope you are too!

 

WANT TO SUCCED? HERE IS HOW!

It is that time of the year again! When many of us return to school again. We have decided to put together a list with some helpful tips!

  1. Relax. While grades do matter (mainly in high school and college), they are not the world. There is more to life than grades.
  2. Stress Relief. Go into something knowing that you are putting the best you forward. Often, we can find ourselves filled with nerves for a test whether this be a 10 point quiz or a final. Stress is easily relieved when you put your best foot forward. Prior to an assessment of any sort, put in the work. This way you can walk in saying, I have put in hard work and I am walking in here prepared, I have done my part and the rest is beyond me. Saying this mantra can help decrease nerves, and make you feel more prepared (whether truly prepared or not). Sometimes you might be completely thrown off guard, one of the most common dialogues spoken in every classroom worldwide, “WE HAVE A TEST TODAY” or “WAIT, WE HAD HOMEWORK?” Fear not, trust in yourself. Do the best you can and take a nice swig of water.
  3. DRINK WATER! We can not stress how important this is, both of us forget to drink water at times. Especially, with 6-7 hour school days the mind can get easy tired. Often, sitting in the last few classes of the day, we find ourselves with headaches or just wrecked. Drinking water helps to cleanse the body, keep you alert, freshen you up, and honestly it makes you look like you are being attentive in class (even when you maybe are not, it helps you refocus.

Dunkirk Movie Review 

As my history teacher uses the movie Dunkirk as an example of how majoring in history can make you THE BIG BUCKS, I boldly express my opinion about the movie, “It was bad.” Personally, the movie Dunkirk was over hyped. I love history and movies just as much! So my original thought was, why not combine the two and go watch Dunkirk. Overall, it had pretty good ratings, however, I question if these critics are wide spread from various age ranges. My friends and I adventured out to go see Dunkirk. Majority of the time, I found myself staring at a boat on a lonely ocean or watching a ship sink. While the film quality was good, the acting was not up to par and neither was the script. The movie was hard to understand and I found myself having trouble learning more about the characters. I would only be able to tell you one character name from the whole movie.

If you love history and ships or if you love naps, I would take a wild shot and watch Dunkirk.

Rating: 2/10

Lesson learned: Do not always believe the hype.

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Let us know your thoughts on Dunkirk and what movie we should review next!

Wonder Woman Movie Review

Rating: 8/10

Recently, I watched Wonder Woman in the theaters. While knowing that the lady playing the role of Wonder Woman was very controversial, due to her support in some Israeli military tactics against the Palestinians, I decided to keep an open mind throughout my viewing of Wonder Woman.

Overall, the movie was good and I enjoyed it. It was a very motivational movie, which showcased the strength and power that a woman has inside of her, as well as a man. It showed that each person can make a contribution and change the course of history, no matter their background, wealth, or “superpowers”. Some scenes in the movie I did find to be quite dull and there was not a lot of character development throughout the movie. In a way it was your typical hero’s journey, with more downs than ups. Personally, the movie was quite predictable, I was able to identify the villain right off the bat and predict the ending, which is quite unusual for me. It is worth the watch, I watched the movie in 3-D but personally, I would have enjoyed it either way!

US Military Spending

There recently has been a lot of debate on whether or not the US should increase its military spending.

In this article, we will be posting reasons why the US should increase its military budget. Stay tuned for next weeks article about the other side of this debate.

5 Ways the Military Budget is Being Split Currently

  1. Operations/Maintenance
  2. Military Personnel
  3. Procurement
  4. Research/Development
  5. Revolving and management funds

3 Reasons Why we Should Increase our Military Budget

  1. Increased Spending Leads to a Growth in Jobs
  2. Cyber Security
  3. Stop Counter terrorism

Increased Spending Leads to a Growth in Jobs

  • Loren Thompson of Forbes- a cut in the military budget could wipe out at least 1 million jobs
  • According to Lawrence Korb- for every 1 billion dollar spent 10,000 jobs are generated
  • Jim Edwards from the Business Insider- government spending acts like a multiplier, meaning an increase in military spending guarantees economic activity

Cyber Security

  • Eric Fischer of the Congressional Research Service– an attack on US infrastructure can have a devastating impact to our security and citizens
  • Bill Gertz of Business Insider- China’s government is increasing their spending on cyber security in order to compete with the US, thus posing a risk to our national security.
  • Warren Strobel of Reuters- US computers are now falling prey to espionage and are not fully protected

Stop Counter terrorism

  • Daniel L Byman of Brookings- ” U.S. drones have killed an estimated 3,300 al Qaeda, Taliban, and other jihadist operatives in Pakistan and Yemen”
  • Doubling the Interpol budget to tracing the terrorist activities would cost $128 million annually. Stopping one terrorist crime would save $1 billion.

 

Thank you for reading! Make sure to tune in next week for the other side of this debate 🙂

 

Inspirational Quotes

A lot has been happening in the world recently, to get through the changes and different times we put together a list of some of our favorite quotes.

This first quote I heard at a leadership conference. Even though I do not know who this quote is from, it has stuck by me from the day that I heard it.

“You have two minutes to cry. And a lifetime to find a solution.” unknown

“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”  Tony Robbins

Be happy with who you are. Don’t compare yourself to others because you don’t know their full story, and you are perfect just the way you are!

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Even when life throws major roadblocks keep going. If you continue the journey everything will work out. With hard work there is always a payout.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that are often overlooked. But should we really be overlooking Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is a great time to slow down and thank those around you –even if they were a positive or negative influence– and show a sign of appreciation. It is a day to push aside the negatives, the grudges, the fights, and appreciate what you have, with who you have.

More and more thanksgiving has become about all the deals for black Friday. It is time to embrace both the deals and the spirit of giving.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of you, thank you for reading our blog and commenting.

 

Introducing the Google Pixel!

We have exciting news for you all! Google recently introduced their new phone called the Google pixel. It has many interesting features, it is an advanced phone as we will discuss later. However, it was hacked under 60 seconds at a security conference. These hackers are on a security team in Seoul, China and they did not hack the phone with malicious intents instead, they were interested in obtaining the $120,000. Google will soon be releasing a patch to address this security issue.

-The lens has a f/2.0 aperture meaning that your photos will be brighter and even

-UNLIMITED STORAGE FOR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS!!

-Google assistant

 

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For more information on the hack visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2016/11/12/googles-pixel-phone-hacked-in-under-a-minute/#70db8b6eb529

 

Stay Healthy for Fall!

With the weather change between summer and fall we often find ourselves with overactive allergies and runny noses. To help yourself stay healthy during fall here are some superfoods that are good to eat during this time:

Apples

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Brussels Sprouts

Pomegranates

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It is also very important to get more than seven hours of sleep. Research done by Carnegie Mellon University in 2009 found that those who slept for eight hours on a regular basis were less likely to get a cold compared to those who slept for an average of seven hours. Those who slept for an average of less than seven hours were 3x more likely to get a cold.

Let us know your tips to stay healthy in the fall in the comment section below 🙂

-Two sisters

 

Welcome to Our Blog!

On this blog, you will find a variety of topics focused on youth. However, everyone is welcome!! Feel free to look around, we will be constantly updating our information.

Something to look forward to is a homework help blog on various topics. Everyone from all around the world is welcome to participate in the homework help blog.

Stay tuned for more!

-2 sisters