Summaries—brobeanfarms

“Is Crossfit Safe?”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2015/05/11/is-crossfit-good-for-you-what-60-minutes-didnt-say/#3d82d2263845

It seems counterintuitive that CrossFit is not safe. As studies have been performed, CrossFit has indeed helped with America’s obesity problem, but the dangers outweigh the benefits. With CrossFit facing multiple lawsuits, many that have followed this lifestyle or routine have faced injuries. These injuries directly correlate with the workout itself. The risk of injury is much greater than that of just simply lifting weights, and simply running. Cardio and weight-lifting should be kept separate rather than using CrossFit.

“Do You Need Protein Powders?”
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/features/protein-powder

It seems counterintuitive that protein powders are beneficial. Protein powers make up for the lack of protein in the daily diet. It is most certainly a substitute for meat as well. Many vegetarians who do not consume animal protein may substitute protein powder for their daily protein intake. The average human body needs protein based on their weight. For each pound of weight, 1 gram of protein must be consumed (a 170 pound male must consume 170 grams of protein daily). Although protein powder is not necessary if an individual is on a healthy diet, protein powder is an excellent substitute.

“Is Gatorade Bad for You?”
http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/is-gatorade-bad-for-you

It seems counterintuitive that Gatorade can be both beneficial and non beneficial depending on the situation and individual. Gatorade benefits those who are athletes. Gatorade replenishes vital nutrients that are lost in sweat. The problem with Gatorade is that most individuals who consume Gatorade are non-athletes. Doing so puts an unnecessary amount of sodium, carbs and sugar into the body because they have not lost any of it in sweat. Gatorade is only beneficial to the individuals who need the extra electrolytes that they have lost in sweat.

Moving Image—brobeanfarms

0:00-0:09: A young girl, lonely, scared and afraid hesitantly glances left and right looking for something while standing at a bus stop. Perhaps the bus or even a car to pick her up.

0:09-0:23: The young girl nervously watches each car pass by her as she hesitantly continues to look left and right.

0:23-0:36: The young girl continuously pulls her hair out of the way of her face, seeming frustrated.

0:36-0:45: She looks extremely upset as her eyes begin to tear up. she looks left, right, and up at the lights as if she has given up and turns left to begin to walk.

0:45-1:03: She is very hesitant about her decision, stops in her tracks and turns back around facing the bus stop. she cannot decide what to do, if what she is searching for will ever come or if she will give up.

1:03-1:23: She continues to pace back and forth, frustrated. She is no longer concerned about her hair in her face, and begins to cry in maybe fear or anger or even sadness. Then the screen cuts black.

1:23-1:32: The young girl opens her eyes, sitting down somewhere. on her left there is a young boy with orange hair next to her as he greets her.

1:32-1:45: After all of the young girl’s frustration, the young boy seemed to cure any frustration, or anger that the young girl had. When she was alone and at her lowest, all she needed was someone there for her, which the young boy was there to do.

“We All Have Problems”

Stone Money—brobeanfarms

While at beach wasting the day away with a hand full of sand, the wind quickly carries it through the slips of the fingers, and away with the wind before there was ever the opportunity to glance at it. This in the eyes of many is the harsh concept of money. What is money and the concept behind it? This is a major question for everyone around the world. As the famous “Stone Money” story stated, money is an item worth value for trade. In order to further explain the concept of money, we will look into how the US currency differs from the Yap’s and the public’s faith in the value of currency.

Between the United States and the Yap’s, each had a similarity with the concept of money. Each used a significant item for value for trade, but what makes an item valuable? Each nation has its own unique and interesting way of trading currency. The Yap’s may have had the most intriguing of them all, giant carved stone. With the hard work and labor to create such an item it therefore had significant value. These stones had huge structures that soon raised questions on how each individual would possess such an item, or even transport it. Quickly enough, the Yap’s soon stopped the transportation of huge stones and rather turned it into property. An individual could leave the stone wherever, knowing that he is the sole owner of that stone. This concept works hand-in-hand with the system of US currency. In today’s society, we have bank accounts with simply a number and as we spend “money”, the simple digits switch around. Although that money is not currently one our person, we still own it. With such an influence, the US adapted this similar concept.

How much faith does one have in the value of currency? After the gold standard was eliminated, the only faith we have in currency is the faith in our government and their power to manipulate us into believing such a thing. The US dollar bill is nothing more than a thing worthless piece of paper labeled by a number, but yet again it is suppose to be worth a whole lot more. How is something so worthless able to be traded for a new car, a laptop, or even education on how our faith in money could be distraught? We work days on end to earn such a thing but yet we are still seeking the faith behind this concept. The only reason we believe this concept is because it is the ONLY true way to make a living. We are forced upon believing that such a worthless piece of paper isn’t so worthless after all. The public’s faith in the value of currency is only present because it is the only trading system that we are able to engage in.

Cows and Chips:

The beach is often a popular vacation destination on the East Coast. One of the many popular activities for children on the beach is building sand castles, but how long do those sand castles last? The cool, calm waves creep up and wash away each and every sand castle before we know it. They come and go just as quick as money does. We slave to build a sand castle that is something worth while just to see it dissappear shortly after and we are left to build it again. This is the same way with money. We work extremely hard to earn something that we instantly spend and we are left to continue working to earn more money. This in the eyes of many is the harsh concept of money. Many questions that arise is what is money and the concept behind it? This is a major question for everyone around the world. As the famous “Stone Money” story stated, money is an item worth value for trade. In order to further explain the concept of money, we will look into how the US currency differs from the Yap’s and the public’s faith in the value of currency.

Works Cited

http://dailyreckoning.com/the-real-reason-the-u-s-dollar-has-value/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/us/politics/the-fiscal-cliff-explained.html?_r=0

http://www.ushistory.org/us/48.asp