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Somalia and Anemia

A recent survey shows that up to 50% of Somali women and girls are suffering from iron deficiency and Vitamin A deficiency. This is terrible news. Micro-nutrient deficiency has a wide range of consequences, including negative physical, developmental, and even mental ramifications. Physically, one can become blind from the lack of Vitamin A, a mineral that humans can obtain through animal sources. Studies done by the Rural Education Action Project (REAP) showed that elementary-aged children with… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 3:30pm


I decided to choose the social entrepreneurial venture Embrace to shadow. I first found out about Embrace when I watched CEO Jane Chen's talk on TED. Then I read more about Embrace from Ac**en Fund and the Stanford D. School. Embrace makes baby incubators that cost only $25 for third world countries. Traditional incubators cost more than $20,000! Embrace has made a very innovative product, and has applied many of the D. School's designing ideas into their product.

I've shadowed… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

When I'm 28

Ten years from now, I'll be 28.

By then, I want a close group of friends, a community of sorts, with like-minded people: full of passion, creativity, innovation. All ready to create, to discuss ideas, to change the world.

By then, I would have spent a year as an Ac**en Fund Fellow, working in third world countries in order to promote the ideas of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and patient capital.

I would have traveled the world, learning different cultures.… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 2:44am — 2 Comments

Innovation Tips

The innovation tip that I found most striking in Exhibit A is Paul Polak's tip: "think like a child – children have no limit to their thinking." Even though I am only 18 -- still barely on the border between childhood and adulthood -- I have stopped thinking like a child already. I like to think pragmatically, scientifically. I have become more used to following a set schedule in my every day life, not breaking out of schedule for the sake of comfort. I have lost my inclination to explore.… Continue

Posted on May 4, 2010 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

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Fourth of July on the Lake

This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ**stances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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It is 7'oclock, I was late home from work due to an assignment that i wanted to get ahead on. By the time I get home I am feeling extremley tired and I cannot be bothered to make a proper meal. I walk to the fridge and open it to see what there is for me to eat. All of the out of date foodstuffs have been automaticaly thrown away by the fridge, they will be recycled tomorrow as animal feed or something. I see i have organic local eggs and some local cheese. Foods are vacc** sealded for easy…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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