The Bucket List

The Bucket List. Everyone needs to have one. And, I really do mean everyone. It’s important to have goals in life, and to experience new things to truly live exhilaratingly. They don’t have to be anything outrageous or crazy out of your comfort zone, but they should be a little daring. They should expand your […]

Innovation on Shark Tank

Innovation is all around us. From the light bulb above our heads to the carpet below our feet, everything started off as an idea in someone’s head and then developed through an innovative process to become the common things they are today. Recently, I’ve begun watching the show Shark Tank on ABC. Every episode, different […]

Taking the Elderly Back to the Past

The word “fake” often brings about a negative connotation to people. From fake paintings to fake personalities to fake faces, we typically associate “fake” with bad things. Yet, sometimes fake things can actually be good. I recently came across a picture on Facebook talking about a new type of nursing care facility in the Netherlands (See above). My grandmother suffers from some mild forms […]

Reality

How do we know our perception of reality is… real? I started thinking this after reading a blog post that my English teacher had written about anosognosia, the idea that we don’t know that we don’t know some things. As a realist, I like knowing that I have control over my life and that I […]

Iago – Taking Ideas to the Next Level

In our AP English 4 class, we are currently reading Shakespeare’s play, Othello. If you’ve ever read Othello, you probably know Iago, the villain and antagonist of the story, is the most focused on character in the whole book. To me (and probably to many others too), Iago, with his scheming tactics and clever manipulation, […]

Bad Idea Factory, What?

Bad Idea Factory. That seems counterintuitive, doesn’t it? Churning out bad ideas, one after the other. In the process of innovation (click Innovation, What is it? to learn more about it!), sometimes it can be extremely helpful to come up with “bad” ideas. It’s a creative way to get your brain thinking in the opposite […]