Monthly Archives: September 2013

Farmer’s Market Growth

The growth of Farmer’s Markets in the United States since 2000. Reports described a “boom” in markets since then, with markets sprouting across America. Since 1994, the USDA reports markets grew from around 1700 to 8100 according to their “National Count of Farmer’s Market Directory.” (Learn more about this growth here.) My first introduction to […]

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Longest Home Run

Several years ago I discovered an old baseball legend: the home run measured in miles. Known as “the longest home run,” this unofficial record was set by Ted Williams when he hit a 120-mile home run onto a freight train in San Diego. The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) created a monument to mark […]

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Speeding

Internet and Social Media Speeds A strange relationship exists between the rapid, pressured web world and that of print literature. Both must coexist and utilize their strengths while fostering an awareness of the contrasts between the nature of what improves the two mediums. Social media standards can produce misinformation and missed opportunities that can make […]

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The Fascinating Story of Black Holes

Technology allows us to see deeper into space than ever before, revealing secrets of our galaxy and the universe formerly only speculated upon. My hometown is extremely close to many major scientific events. I grew up less than ten minutes from the famous Bell Labs where astronomers–in concert with Princeton University (about forty minutes from […]

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Dinosaur vs. Bedtime

Here’s a terrific book my 7-year-old friend and I enjoyed reading before bedtime. Many kids love dinosaurs and I have often wondered if it’s because of the dinosaurs themselves or because for some reason most schools place a ton of emphasis on them. Sometimes I think schools could minimize all the dino-talk with something a […]

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Submissions

Nowadays it seems like technology or other developments are constantly creating unprecedented circumstances in the news. For example, evolution in medicine or the internet pose seemingly unprecedented challenges and opportunities daily. I want to hear these stories and stories that confront them. What are you witnessing that appears to mark a precedent in your field, […]

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Built by WordPress

WordPress.org is one of the most functional, user-friendly, and efficient ways to build a website. This website was built in one week using WordPress. WordPress is also the most easily integrated program with all major web hosts. I purchased my url through Godaddy and their site allowed me to integrate WordPress with the click of […]

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NEW: Twitter Trends – Interdisciplinary Studies

Twitter can improve interdisciplinary studies. In 2012 I set up a Twitter account. Before then, the hash tags and environment appeared daunting and discouraging. What did hash tags signify? How did topics trend? What did people use Twitter for? How could I use it to advance my career and learn? I took a few free […]

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