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Ideas To Increase Voter Turnout

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So we all know that voting is essential in any democracy to enact meaningful change in our system. Yet how many of us go out to vote. With the digital age, voting has become easier yet voter turnouts remain the same. I believe the following solutions can mitigate the problem. 
The first idea is quite radical, make election days a mandatory work holiday. That way everyone can stop blaming work for keeping them from voting. We’ve created work holidays for days that are far less important. Voting allows us to create a government that will last for years to come. For something that important, losing a day of work is no big deal. This naturally comes with problems as people may decide just to stay home and spend time with their family. This can be countered by allowing workplaces to gather at a certain time on this day then go and vote together. In return for a free day off employees spending an hour, voting is no big deal. 
Now there is a less extreme version of this where instead of giving…

10 Ideas To Take Care Of Your Mental Health

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This post is gonna be a bit different than the previous ones. With all, that's going on in the world taking care of your mental health is important. So I present 10 ideas to help last through the tough times. These ideas are in random order.

Drinking tea: Tea naturally has a calming effect allowing one to relax and reduce anxiety. What good about tea is that there are so many different kinds. This allows people to be able to pick and choose which one they want to drink at any time. It's customizable comfort. Here are some herbs and their effects on tea.
Find a hobby. For me, this was blogging. Hobbies allow us to stay busy in a time where most of us are stuck at home. It can be something simple like baking, or something complex like starting a youtube channel. Hobbies naturally keep you happy and allow you to pass through the long hours of the day. Here’s a list of hobbies!
Exercise: Time and time again exercise has been proven to help improve your mental health. Just 30 mins a d…

E-Legacy

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I was once asked the question “If I had the chance what would I be the patron saint of? ”. I responded with the patron saint of potential. Why, because everything around us has potential especially humans. We have the potential to do anything we want with our lives and can create beautiful things with the time we have. The idea I wanted to share today was something called E-Legacy. In a one-liner, it's a place where people can tell their stories in a video format. The goal is to allow stories about someone to be passed on to the world even after they pass. The sad truth is we can pass away at any time and I believe the greatest thing we can do as humans is to leave something behind that will honor us and remember us through the test of time. When someone passes away potential is lost, knowledge and wisdom are lost as well. There is a saying from coco, a great movie, which is that you die twice. The first time is when you actually pass away and the second time is when your existenc…

Alternative Ideas to Defunding The Police

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Nowadays when I look at social media all I see are strong opinions and ideas, and to be honest it scares me. The reason why it scares me is because when an idea gets traction, all other possible solutions to the problems we face are barely ever shown or discussed. So I wanted to present some of my ideas about the motion to defund the police in the city of Toronto. 
Being raised in Toronto, I've learned to accept the good with the bad like any city. Even as a child I had run-ins with the authorities which made me feel unsafe or uncomfortable. I have also seen the good that having a strong police system brings. Right now you must be thinking what good could the Toronto police possibly be doing. Well, I wanted to share with you the Youth in Policing initiative. It's an initiative run by the Toronto police service to help bring cops closer to the communities they protect. This initiative is a program that employs students from grades 9-12 in a be a cop for a day type program, but i…

Got a question? Poll it!

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In this age of information and technology, it has become more important now than ever to use it to solve big problems. With the power of information, you can do a lot, even win elections, hence why politicians are now paying social media companies a lot of money to help brand them. On the other hand, it can be used to solve problems. This includes problems like world hunger and first world problems like which phone should I get. With access to information, you can target specific places that need food rations and also find out which is the best phone for your price range. So the idea is an app called poll it. How it works is that people, companies, governments, organizations can all post questions that they want to be answered poll style. Users will be able to answer these questions whenever they want and it won’t take more than a minute to do so.  A poll like who do you think will win the 2020 election in the United States. People can pick from a list of candidates and answer the que…

The Untold Power of Plants

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Plants, they’re all around us, yet many of us walk by them every day without a care in the world. We label them according to appearance and usefulness, but they have so much more to give us humans. Such labels include weeds, perennials, ferns, and vegetable plants. We take the variety and quantity of them for granted but fail to learn about them. Plants do so much more for humans than we care to admit. Some uses include materials for our clothes, our medicine, and our nutrition.
With there being so many plants out there, it's hard to tell certain types from others and their names are so hard to remember. The idea is to create an app that contains all the plants that exist and their uses, facts, real-time native location, season, and important information like if the plant is medicinal or poisonous. This app will also have image recognition to help you identify plants in the field. Someone once said if we knew the ability of every plant and plant component (roots, leaves, flowers) o…

Rollable Solar Panels

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Rollable solar panels are the future. Why? This is because they’re cheap and easy to make. Normal solar panels take much longer because of the structure and its materials. Conventional panels take a lot more metal and require more manual labor to be put into when making them. Rollable solar panels are kind of like making paper. I say this because it's all about putting a few layers together and smashing them good with each other. This technology is about as simple as a silicon layer and a few other metal layers in between two bendable sheets of plastic or glass. The impressive thing with this is that you can ideally make it as long as you want and as wide as you want.
This type of solar panel is great for several reasons, but the most prominent is the fact that the panel is rollable. This means that you can install and uninstall this device with no hassle; it’s as simple as rolling it up. Can you think of anything that can do the same? You guessed it from projection screens. Imagin…