Friday, January 20, 2012

Will iBooks 2 Replace Our Conventional Textbooks?

Just this morning, I saw in the news about Apple's launch of iBooks 2. This app is available to iOS devices and will allow users to read textbooks interactively. The part that awed me the most is the visual aids found in the e-books. The pictures and diagrams could be brought to life just by tapping on them. Dragging a picture allows users to see the different angles of the object. Readers could gain much more understanding with the subject matter through the embedded videos laid across the e-books. These are the features I find to be lacking in our traditional textbooks. 2D diagrams aren't enough to illustrate a concept as abstract as those in chemistry. (Continue reading...)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Guide to a Healthy Home

Photo by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul via Freedigitalphotos

Personal care products, household cleaners, processed foods, pesticides - these are just some of the products of modern civilization. They may make our lives easier, but they also come with a price: our health. While some of the products may render harmless, still many others contain chemicals that are hazardous to our health especially when handled improperly. (Continue reading at Lifestyle for a Healthy Body.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Love for Stuffed Toys and Play Therapy

Photo by Dan/Freedigitalphotos.
When I was a little girl, I did not like to play with dolls. My sister would continually nag me to play Barbie dolls with her, to which I reluctantly give in. My sister's bed was overflowing with stuffed toys. Mine was just a few pillows and a neglected pink stuffed toy pushed to the very end of the bed. Perhaps it was because I was a very obedient daughter. My mom didn't want me to sleep beside dolls, for she believed that the fibers from the dolls might give me respiratory diseases. (Continue reading on Let's Talk About People.)