Thursday, August 29, 2013


What are the psychological factors that affects obesity and the need to over eat?



In this following article they talk about how stem cells have been converted into meat. It took over three months to create and cost over $300,000. The people who decided to try out this "frankenburger", gave some pretty good comments about it. Hey but don't take my word for it you can check out their reaction down below.



Expository - intended to explain or describe something

Composition - the way in which a whole or mixture is made up.

Assuage - 
make an unpleasant feeling less intense

Decadence - 
moral or cultural decline

Hackneyed - 
unoriginal and trite

Coalition - 
an alliance for combined action

Transcend - 
be or go beyond the range or limits of

Meritorious - 
deserving reward or praise.

Lurid - 
very vivid in color

Petulant - 
childishly sulky or bad-tempered


The purpose of an expository essay is to talk explain in detail a subject.

The composition of a cake is made up of several ingredients: flour, eggs, milk, etc.

In order to assuage both parties, they agreed to compromise over the situation.

The decadence of Disney hasn't gotten worse due to Miley Cyrus' previous performance.

Most of the movies are hackneyed because they are based off of either reboots or a novel.

In order to get a raise, the farmers formed a coalition and went on strike.

Dr. Sheldon Cooper is a very unique individual who believes that no one can transcend his superior intellect.

Those who perform at a higher standard are noticed for their meritorious work and receive a Golden Warrior Award.

Her dress very lurid, that it reminded me of a rainbow.

Adolescents that become petulant when they don't get what they want, give a bad example to the younger generation.


1. A factor that might affect my participation is that I'm a HUGE procrastinator. I tend to be rather careless when it comes to doing assignments. As you can probably tell by the time stamps of my previous posts you've probably noticed. Transportation wise I take the school bus. But if I ever overslept and missed it the bus, then I'd have to take the transit bus, but I wouldn't make it to this class.

2. When I was a sophomore, Mrs. Byrne was my English teacher. She had a blog of her own and technically prepared me for this class. What I learned was that I didn't have an excuse to not do work if she posted the work.

3. What I'm most excited about is learning to become a writer and better improve my writing skills. What I look forward to is setting up my senior resume, so I could be of to college (hopefully...). To me this sounds better then working the night shift at a drive-thru.


For those of you who are looking to read any good nonfiction then I have some links for you!

  1. - Here you can look for books and find them at your local library
  2. - Thanks to the NY Times they give their ideas on some of the most recent nonfiction books
  3. - Here they have categorized several books and even give recommendations 
  4. - If searching for a book at a library doesn't seem interesting to you, then you could download right away on your Android device
  5. - Barnes & Noble have several varieties of nonfiction topics at your disposal



Night is about the life of Wiesel as he was growing up during World War II. In the story, he states, “…that I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forgot, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” From what he stated, I think he chose to write about this topic because it has affected his life greatly and remind others about what happened during World War II in hope that it will never happen again.
An idea that I got from reading this book was that you never know what one person is like until you see from their point of view. I feel as if I shall remember this idea for a long time because it is somewhat a universal theme. I chose this idea because not once did a Nazi ever felt like a victim being rounded up or being killed. In the book, Wiesel mentions a group of people that was on the same cattle car as he was starving after not eating in along time. They fought for their pieces of bread that were thrown at them by regular people. One boy even beats his own father to death just so he could have some more bread. This is why I will never forget this idea about not knowing what a person has been through without looking through their point of view.


To me my Big Question is: "Have I made the right decisions in my life?"

I've always tend to sit down and think about my choices I've made and often ponder about different possibilities. Always asking "What if?".


'dimidium facti qui coepit habet: sapere aude, incipe'

Translation: 'He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise'

What this translation means to me is that once you've made a decision start something, don't give up on it when the going gets tough. Also don't be afraid to share your thoughts and ideas. For this course if you do not speak your mind then you become a follower who just does what they are told.

Monday, August 26, 2013



Obesity a condition characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body

Accumulate gather together or acquire an increasing number or quantity of

Mass a body of coherent matter

Disease  a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms 

Diet - food and drink considered in terms of its qualities, composition, and its effects on health

Prevalence - widespread

Stigma - a mark of disgrace or infamy

Prevent(able) - to keep form occurring

Adolescent - growing to manhood or womanhood

Cardiovascular - pertaining to, or affecting the heart and blood vessels

Excessive - exceeding the normal

Mechanism - an assembly of moving parts performing a complete functional motion

Sedentary - sitting with very little exercise

Predispose - to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand

Syndrome - a group of symptoms that together are characteristic of a specific disorder


Mexico has recently been named the most obese country.

Over the years, I've accumulated many albums.

While watching a movie of the apocalypse, there were scenes of mass destruction.

A disease called polio is most common in infants and young children.

In order to fit in his old suit, he had to go on a very strict diet.

In the 1950s, there was a fear of the prevalence of communism.

The stigma of slavery remained long after it had been abolished.

To prevent spreading germs, please wash your hands.

When you reach the age of thirteen, you are considered an adolescent.

My family has a history of cardiovascular disease.

Eating excessive amounts of food can cause obesity.

Most modern mechanisms require electricity to function.

In my classes I'm mostly sedentary.

A negative attitude from the teacher can predispose their students to work poorly.

Down's syndrome is a serious genetic disease.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


The problem is when that fun stuff becomes the habit. And I think that's what's happened in our culture. Fast food has become the everyday meal.” (Michelle Obama). In a way Obama is right in saying that, fast food has become an everyday meal. At least a quarter of Americans eat fast food everyday, a good reason being is that it is made fast and it is inexpensive. When eating fast food most people do not consider it their healthiest option. While there are some ways to eat a well-balanced, nutritious meal at a fast food restaurant, the unhealthy options are more common and more appealing. This is due to the billions of dollars that the fast food industries spend on its advertising of their products.
Everyone is to blame for the obesity epidemic, but no one wants to be responsible for causing it. It may seem that fast food companies are brainwashing you into buying their products, but people have the final decision to decide whether or not they want to consume their products. In Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser talks about brief history on how the fast food industry was created and tells us the ugly truth about how the food is prepared and served. He got a good amount of people to read his book, although that did not change a lot of people’s minds about eating fast food. 
Fast food restaurants are unhealthy for you and that you should abstain from eating it for if you don’t you have a chance of becoming obese. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of health conditions and diseases including: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke. It has become so bad that an increased number of teenagers now have obesity. Today's youth are considered the most inactive generation in history caused in part by reductions in school physical education programs and unavailable or unsafe community recreational facilities.
In the end, only we can decide what is healthy for us to eat. Whether if it is a chicken with herb-roasted tomatoes and pan sauce or a value meal at the nearest fast food restaurant. You could close every fast food restaurant in the world tomorrow and there will still be obese people unless we decide to make a change to better our health.