Joanna Whitter (Charles Best)

Hello everyone! I am back again with my final round of research. Today I am going to look at an object's usability and how that impacts its price. My previous rounds of research can be found at the following sites: (Round 1) https://www.pa-mojabutterfly.c...ic-values-to-objects (Round 2) https://www.pa-mojabutterfly.c...ic-values-to-objects Sweet, now that that's out of the way, on to the research! Value and Usability Gold First smelted in 3600 BC by the ancient Egyptians, gold has continued...Read More...
Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last post (big sorry), but I'm back for another round of research. This week I am going to look at how companies price their goods and services. Last time I looked into the origins of currency, value, and how value impacts perception. If you would like to read about that, you can find the research here: Now, to the research! " Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -Warren Buffett (12) How do companies place value on goods and services?Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello again everyone, This week I am looking into my first round of research on my newest topic: humans and value. More specifically, I am looking at humans and their process of assigning values. This week, I would like to cover the origins of currency, value, and how value impacts perception. The last part bumps (value's impact on perception) overlaps slightly with my previous round of research. If you would like to read my project plan, you can find it here:...Read More...
Last Reply By Dorcas Akinyi (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
Hey everyone, Today I was inspired by my brother, who questioned why gold is so expensive, although not that useful. I would like to look at what properties influence the "value" of something, and how many of these properties are somewhat imaginary (like "coolness"). Here's what I want to research over the next few weeks: Round 1 - The Origins of Currency and Value/How Value Impacts Perception - When we started using currency, how it evolved over time -The origins of value and when we began...Read More...
Last Reply By Alanna Marrington (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone! I am back again for another round of research, and this week I am looking at the economic impacts of the textile industry. If you are interested in my previous rounds of research, they can be found at the following links: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/cycle-2-research-round-1-how-does-the-textile-industry-impact-society (Round 1, Environmental) http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/cycle-2-research-round-2-how-does-the-textile-industry-impact-society (Round 2, Social)...Read More...
Hello everyone! Today I am continuing my research on the textile industry and it's impacts on the world. If you would like to read my previous rounds of research, they can be found at these links: http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/cycle-2-research-round-1-how-does-the-textile-industry-impact-society http://www.pa-mojabutterfly.com/topic/cycle-2-research-round-2-how-does-the-textile-industry-impact-society This week I am going to be looking at how the textile industry influences the...Read More...
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Last Reply By Inaya Bhimani (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello again, everyone! In my past research round, I looked into some different environmental impacts of the textile industry. For this research round, I am going to research social impacts of the textile industry. Specifically, this round will look at: -Trends -Social appeal -Brand names and their impact Let's begin The Research Trends: What They Are and Why We Like Them, and How to Look Appealing First, I would like to review some of the most recent trends that have risen and fallen. For an...Read More...
Last Reply By Caroline Lu (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello again everyone! This week I am going to look into some of the environmental impacts that the industry has on society. These range from impacts on resources and resource depletion, fossil fuels and pollution, the general environment, and the sustainability of the industry. Note: some of this research is quite blunt and horrific. If you are uncomfortable hearing about animal abuse and mistreatment, please do not read the section titled "Animal Abuse". How It Harms the Environment i.Read More...
Last Reply By Jessica Scott (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, Today I am going to outline where I would like to go with my project over the next research rounds. Teacher - Ms. Martin I will be posting bi-weekly. Round 1 - Environmental -What kind of impact do large clothing companies have on the immediate environment? -How does clothing production consume resources? (looking into different kinds of clothing, e.g. jeans, t-shirts, sweaters) -Are the resources consumed in the production of clothing sustainable? How much is consumed with...Read More...
Last Reply By Anika Schreiber (Charles Best-Alumni) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, This week I would just like to tie up some loose ends and strangle a few unfinished thoughts together. I am going to look at the negativity bias and the "grey area", gossip and magazine profits, and why people love celebrity gossip. The Negativity Bias and the Grey Area Finding a celebrity who is believed to be rude towards their fans is simple. Simple search "rude celebrities" and you will find an abundance of relevant results. The difficult piece is discerning between what...Read More...
Last Reply By Alanna Marrington (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I'm back! This week I would like to look at why fame is so popular and sought after as it is a dense, heavy, and jam-packed question. Why do People Want to be Famous? We live in a world where people are identified as either somebody or nobody--that is, you're either known by the right people, or you're nothing. We live in a culture that resorts rankism rather highly; that is, we frequently are "putting oneself up and others down". It is what those of us who are 'somebody' do...Read More...
Last Reply By Madison Ciulla (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I'm glad to be back. For this week, I am mostly just collecting some loose ends and drawing conclusions based on the research I have already gathered. I am looking at the biggest differences between celebrities and everyone else and the positive side to fame, how we can change to make the world more accepting for celebrities, and conclude if fame is really worth it or not. Celebrities vs. the World Firstly, I'm going to examine the differences between celebrities and standard...Read More...
Last Reply By Jake Schmidt (LFAS) · First Unread Post
Good evening everyone, I'm back again, and this week I'm looking at how celebrity deaths can be prevented, the differences between today's celebrities and those of the past, and how music is reflective of the life that an artist is living. Preventing Death and the Factors that Impact Celebrity Death Often, celebrity deaths are, as discovered earlier, caused by substance abuse of some kind. People turn to drugs and alcohol in an attempt to cope with their difficulties. In the case of...Read More...
Last Reply By Samuel Peter Shirazi (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hello everyone, I'm back again! This week I would like to look further into the actual factors behind the results I found in my first research round. Thus, I would like to research why the suicide rates, homicide rates, and mortality rates are higher for celebrities over "average" people. Suicide Rates In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Pat O'Brien (host of the Insider ) explains that celebrities are generally quite unhappy because they are "people who love to be loved by strangers." He...Read More...
Last Reply By Priya Saldanha (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
The Research Hello everyone! For today I am publishing my first research round with a focus on the average lifespans of North Americans, the difference between "normal" lifespans and the lifespans of musicians, and a specific example of a musician who died a premature death. Average Lifespans of "Normal" Humans (1) The average projected lifespan as of 2017 for Canadian males is 79 years, and the average lifespan for females is 83 years. Women usually have a higher life expectancy than men.Read More...
Last Reply By Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) · First Unread Post
Does fame impact life expectancy? Teacher - Ms. Martin I was inspired to research this question after reading about Bradley Nowell, of Sublime. As a drug addict, he died a harshly premature death at the age of 28, a mere week after his marriage. After reading about him, I began to wonder if fame had impacted his life? If he was not famous, would his death still have come about? I was inspired and decided that I wanted to look further into this topic. I would like to compare different...Read More...
Last Reply By Warutumo Moses (Alumni tigithi) · First Unread Post
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