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Re: Back To Basics: Motivation and Sustainability

Wow, your post is truly inspiring and actually makes me think about what us humans can do to make a huge difference one day. Do you think it's possible for humans to change their habits and eventually adapt to these new systems? Also, I don't know if you've seen it, but I found this cool video about a solar powered oven. http://video.nationalgeographi.../video/solar-cooking good luck with your future posts
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Theresa Geider: Terry Small would have a lot of info on brain health for your research. Some ideas how you can go about doing this topic is how brain health is intertwined with learning at school, how it can affect your mood, and how it affects your desicion making. Best wishes for your research Cool, I'll look into Terry Small. I definitely want to look into how it affects our ability to learn as well; I think it's very relevant. Thanks!
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Jessica Schmidt: Looking forward to this project! Here are a few ideas you can think about incorporating into the nutrition side of your project. - A comparison between the nutritional value of organic foods to the nutritional value of processed foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value of Kenyan foods to Western foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value in different culture's foods. It might be cool if you asked people (survey, maybe?) about their...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Great! I'm happy to hear you took an interest in that thought. Good luck with your nutrition endeavours!
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Dr. Stephen Ngulu (Mentor) ·
there are several phases of brain development;before birth, at infancy, at adolescence and adult hood then lastly old age. Brain development and function also occurs in a 3-dimensional interaction between genetics, environment and social factors. There are also other factors which affect the development and function of the brain, such as drugs, inapt nutrition, oxygen deprivation, brain trauma, tumors, etc. since you specifically want to look at the role nutrition plays in brain development...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

This is quite a good project you have here.Brain development is such a nice topic of interest.This project from the way it looks can take many turn, it all depends on what you want to narrow down to in this project. Nutrition is quite a wide topic and its interrelationship with brain development is also large.I think you should first come up with a list of nutrients that majorly affect brain development and maybe from this you may find a way forward on this project.It is also important to...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/bbmainnut.htm This is a really great website/forum for research/possibly finding a mentor. Lot's of professionals that you can communicate with, and there's a massive database of articles that you can sift through at your leisure.
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Stephen Wachira (Alumni) ·
Good project that you have.Good nutrition as very import in a child growth. first think about the type of food
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Dr. Stephen Ngulu (Mentor): there are several phases of brain development;before birth, at infancy, at adolescence and adult hood then lastly old age. Brain development and function also occurs in a 3-dimensional interaction between genetics, environment and social factors. There are also other factors which affect the development and function of the brain, such as drugs, inapt nutrition, oxygen deprivation, brain trauma, tumors, etc. since you specifically want to look...
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

I like how this project is shaping up! Splitting people into age groups is clever as well. Be careful about different variables though. You're working with the brain, so it might be practical to recognize things that could hurt your research. I'm thinking of things like differences in people (whether drastic disabilities or the variations from person to person), the vagueness of the term 'learning,' or even something like how the different places humans live naturally adjust their nutrient...
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Those are great points, Jessica! I'll definitely look for possible sources of error in my research.
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Desi, I feel like this project could somehow related to the Kenya agriculture project you just finished. I think it will be very inserting if you can link them together a little bit. Maybe digging into how the food was grow or the environment it was planted, because I do believe it will make a big difference in nutrition between the same food that are grown in different circumstances. I think this is such an interesting project! Good luck
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Re: Project Plan Cycle 1.0

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Desi,you have reminded me on something i was taught by my primary teacher on how a child just fed on porridge and potatoes turns out to be very poor in his or her performance, i also tend to believe so...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Terry Small would have a lot of info on brain health for your research. Some ideas how you can go about doing this topic is how brain health is intertwined with learning at school, how it can affect your mood, and how it affects your desicion making. Best wishes for your research
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Looking forward to this project! Here are a few ideas you can think about incorporating into the nutrition side of your project. - A comparison between the nutritional value of organic foods to the nutritional value of processed foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value of Kenyan foods to Western foods. - A comparison between the nutritional value in different culture's foods. It might be cool if you asked people (survey, maybe?) about their own cultures. Good luck, and feel free...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Looking forward to seeing where this project goes. You could try looking into how crash diets effect brain development, or even just cutting out certain foods. I think the brain is still developing until we are about 18-25 years old. With pressures of society, more teens are dieting and trying to get a "perfect" figure. So bad diets may be having negative effects on brain development in teens. I don't know if this is the direction you want to go in, but it could be something cool to look...
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Re: Brain Development and Nutrition

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for your comment, Emily! There are definitely a lot of fad diets out there and I think critiquing them is a really great idea.
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Holy crap, that's a lot of information. Good job Desi! What would the suggested dosage be for the iodine supplements, and do you know what the effects of excess iodine would result in?
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks, that's a great question, Paige. It is recommended that pregnant women receive 220 micrograms of iodine a day,and 290 mcg if they are breastfeeding. Most table salt nowadays is iodized and iodine can also be found in foods such as cod and yogurt, so supplements are not needed for many people as a sufficient amount of iodine can be provided from a healthy diet. However, certain areas have endemic iodine deficiency as a result of low iodine levels in the soil of the region. In these...
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Grace Yang (Alumni-LFAS) ·
You have a lot of solid examples of brain deficiency that can result from undernourishment such as " neurological and hypothyroid cretinism." I was wondering, if you could possibly dig deeper. Can, lets say, intelligence be malleable by a change in nutrition? This could tie really nicely into the question "what makes some students smarter than others?" I'm sure a lot of it is genetic or learned, but if nutrition can cause such serious cognitive problems, it's likely to also be able to alter...
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 2

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks, Grace! That's actually the direction I'm planning on heading with my research; this is just kind of my base of knowledge to build upon. I'm really interested in seeing how much learning ability is affected by nutrition. I like that you brought up the nature vs. nurture argument, maybe I'll do some research into that as well. I'm also really interested in looking at the food our cafeteria and other cafeterias provide and how they measure up to the recommended nutrient intake for...
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
What a wonderful research that is Desi and good sites you have,Keeeeep up!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks, Denis!
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Just a question that might help with your research How does poor nutrition in prenatal and early postnatal stages impact an adult? (not just physiologically, like intelligence and emotional capabilities as well)
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
I like how you've organized your sources so that others can look into what you've said. Do you have a question for this project?
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Super cool! I love how organized and well-thought out the layout of this post is. I was easily able to look up more information using your listed sources as well, which is pretty rare. It particularly interested me that malnutrition damage is, as you put it, 'often irreversible.' Is there no way to repair damage at all in those cases? It strikes me as unfair that damage done before birth could be life-changing. Anyway, interesting post! Can't wait to see what you do next!
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Flora Xia: Just a question that might help with your research How does poor nutrition in prenatal and early postnatal stages impact an adult? (not just physiologically, like intelligence and emotional capabilities as well) Thanks! I plan to continue my research looking at nutrition in postnatal, teenage, adult, and elderly brain development. I think looking at the way it affects people mentally is really interesting. Sometimes people think malnutrition only has physical...
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Re: Nutrition and Brain Development in Utero Part 1

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Originally Posted by Paige Hunter: I like how you've organized your sources so that others can look into what you've said. Do you have a question for this project? Thanks, my question is "How does nutrition affect brain development." I' m researching brain development in different stages of life separately and then researching how nutrition affects development during that stage in particular.
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Re: Hive Mind Entry 1 05.12.2015

Your drawings are looking amazing! Details such as the 'dripping' from the mushroom are really quite beautiful, and reminiscent of the overall feel of your story. For the naming of the species, I think I can help you out. Most animals are typically named using binomial nomenclature. To sum it up, the name is composed of two parts (hence the 'bi'), the first of which is the genus it belongs to, and the second a word (typically latin, though it doesn't have to be) that differentiates that...
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Re: Hive Mind Entry 1 05.12.2015

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I think this project is the one I am most exited for! I love seeing pictures of your drawings and ideas coming to life. Love how you incorporate them in your post, i'm very excited to see the end product.
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Re: INTUITION; RESEARCH

Cool stuff! Do you think intuition could also be improved through recording your life through writing or other methods? It's unlikely that people would be willing to do it, but if you wrote down in incredibly specific detail an event that happened to you that you want to remember, would the act of writing it down and getting it out of your head leave more room for subconscious activity? What are your thoughts on this?
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Re: Cycle 2 Metamorphosis: "How are programming languages created and how are their limitations determined?"

I really liked how you compared programming to art. Personally, I like to compare watches to code. While they initially (and still) serve the purpose to do something, they've evolved into elaborate, ingenious, and simply interesting systems to learn about. It was fun to keep up with your research, can't wait for the next topic.
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Re: Cycle 2 Metamorphosis: "How are programming languages created and how are their limitations determined?"

I never thought of programming as an art form. That's an interesting way of looking at it but I still agree. keep up the good work!
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Re: Burn #2

Hey Newton, I totally agree with you that children that spend over 4 or more hours of TV have a drop in intelligence. But as technology develops its not just TV anymore, its also phone's, tablets, computers. In my opinion, if you change the channel or turn the TV off the child might throw a temper tantrum or try and bargain with you to turn it back on. Great burn this week I really like how you went into deep detail about Emily's topic and I think this topic could really show how people that...
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Re: Burn #2

Newton Mwangi (Tigithi) ·
Its true that the child develops a temper or aggressiveness which even goes to an extent of calling you or the parent bad names(abusing).
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Re: research round 5 how do app companies develop an app to make revenue?

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hey Caroline, After reading your post, I found it interesting that android app developers have a higher salary than iOS because I assumed more consumers use Apple. Another point you made that captivated me is the apps try and make you purchase extra lives for example in the game. One question I do have though, is how do apps like Snapchat make money because the app doesn't cost money and there are no in app purchases? Overall, I thought you did some great research this week!!!
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hi Lauren, It is very true that coaches have a big impact on the safety and responsibility of the players, it is like anything, while playing sports you have to be aware and educated on what you are doing. My question was, how would you minimize your chances of getting a concussion or any type of injury in sports where there is not a lot of equipment, such as, tennis or swimming? Great research!
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hi Lauren, I really like your research this week as I find it informative and helpful. One very interesting thing that I agree with in your research is that many people do not properly wear protective equipment for sports because they want to 'be cool'. A lot of people also give themselves concussions by trying to do something to 'be cool' such as fully attempt a back-flip without any prior experience. I think that biggest reason many people get concussions is because they want to do things...
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Re: Research Round #4 - Cycle 2 - How Might Concussions Effect Teen's Brain Development?

Hey Lauren, I totally agree with the coaches responsibility towards their players as the coach is probably a big influence on most players. If our still going to be continuing with the sports subject regarding concussions, I found quite an interesting article (there's a video as well) that I think you'd like... http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/nfl-i...-concussions-1531869 Quick summary NFL investing $20m in new technology to prevent concussions The Univesity of Washington has developed a helmet that...
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Re: research round 4 How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
Hi Caroline, Nice project about gaming, I also like the fact that you started by the history of games. When I think about games I think about negative effects that they have to most of the people; Firstly you spend a lot of time playing games thus you cant do a lot of things when playing games. You also tend to become antisocial because most of the times you are on your device. I also noted that some games have positive impacts on the brain but most of the time they tend to affect your brain...
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Re: research round 4 How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

This is really interesting! Its crazy to think how much games have evolved over the past 20 years or so. I remember playing snake on my moms old phone when I was younger. I thought it was so cool back then, but games now are so much more advanced then they were. I'm looking forward to what you find next, good luck!
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Re: research round 4 How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

I believe it's also important to look into what makes an app good! What are the characteristics of a good app? At which stage in development do they integrate the characteristics of a good app? How do they make sure the app is actually "good"? I believe these questions are essential in truly understanding the app development process. Also, how well the app is made affects how much profit is made!
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Re: Research Round #1 - How is brain development affected by attachment to caregivers?

Hey Anika Your research is so FASCINATING. I had never imagined that attachment can be so crucial to our psychology or our ability to interact with others. I recommend that you read articles on Nature vs. Nurture because it might help you understand which are innate qualities and which are created through the environment. I can not wait to read more of your research as this is a real life situation regarding child development. Good luck!
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Re: Research Round #1 - How is brain development affected by attachment to caregivers?

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
I think caregivers have the largest group that affects brain development especially in young children. This is because they spend the largest amount of time with them even at times more than the real mothers of the children do.
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Re: Research round 2:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

Lauren Jang (Charles Best) ·
Hello Caroline, After reading your post, I found it very fanaticising because I sometimes click on the ads by accident and I've always wondered why do games have them? Now that I know, It raised some questions for me. Like how much money does an ad get per view? Also what is the average game maker's salary? Hopefully these questions could help with your research even though they're slightly off topic. Here are some links on game maker's salary...
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Re: Research round 2:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

Hi Caroline! I found your research really interesting, and I could definitely relate to it, with practically all the apps I've ever used. Like Lauren mentioned, I think it would be interesting to know how much money an ad gets per view. Here's a website that talks about that: http://smallbusiness.chron.com...-generate-76855.html Also, for your next round of research, here's a website that talks about the cost and development of an app: http://www.bluecloudsolutions....og/cost-develop-app/...
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Re: Research round 2:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

I find your research really cool and I relate with basically every app I used. I think it would be interesting to know how much money an ad gets. I found a link to website that might help https://fueled.com/blog/much-money-can-earn-app/
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Re: Research round 2:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

This topic is actually interesting, it made me go over all apps in my phone and I found 90% of apps that I use has ads in it. My friend recentenly got me this app called free steam and gift card, so basically, you just watch ads using this app and you get gift card. I believe of course these companies are making more profit than what they give us. https://www.quora.com/How-much...-an-ad-supported-app
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Re: Research round 2:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

Hey Caroline! This is really interesting, so I'm wondering, to put an advertisement in an app, that ad company would have to pay the app developer to be allowed the ad. Maybe you could look into that more, hope that helps move your research forward!
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Re: Research round 3:How do App-creating companies develop an app to make revenue?

Jason Li (Charles Best-Alumni) ·
I think if you can research on how much does it cost to develop an app would be something interesting, and see the average benefit that they make. http://www.forbes.com/sites/tr...s-make/#7f35234912cb
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