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Gina Hagler

making the complex simple

Rockville, MD

Gina Hagler

Gina Hagler is a freelance writer and published author. Her published work includes pieces on science, health, technology, food, and history. Her book on applied fluid dynamics and scale model testing was published by Springer. She is currently under contract for a book on bridge success and failures. She's written about STEM careers and Quantum Theory for Rosen Publishing. She teaches at the Writers Center, is a writing coach, and blogs at ginahagler.com. She's a member of ASJA and NASW.

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My Child Wants to Be a Vegetarian – What Now?

It all began the summer my daughter was 11. Her friend returned from holiday and immediately filled her in on all she had learned about the path beef travelled on its way to our plates. My daughter swiftly announced that beef – and hey, why not chicken and possibly fish – would never again pass her lips.
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Eating Well for a Healthy Planet

Chances are you’re looking for a way to start your kids off with healthy eating habits. It’s also likely you’re interested in doing what you can to improve the health of our planet. The new WWF Eating for 2 Degrees report released in May 2017, gives you the info you need to do just that. In particular, it describes ways for people to do well by their children and their planet by implementing the six WWF Livewell Principles.
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3-D Printers Can Now Print You A Kidney And A Cool Cyborg Hand

When I first heard about 3-D printers, I immediately wanted to use one. The thing is I couldn’t think of what I would use it for. Fortunately there are people with far more vision than I possess. Especially in the medical field, it seems they were just waiting for the capabilities afforded them by 3-D printers.
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The Plant-Based Burger with the Beefy Taste

Those seeking a plant-based alternative to their favourite burger have been largely unimpressed by the products that have come to market. These alternatives, while excellent as plant-based products go, have just not compared to the experience of tucking into a juicy burger. For those who delight in their burger, there has certainly been no incentive to switch.
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Rendezvous In Space

Maybe it’s because I can clearly recall the first time a man stepped onto the surface of the Moon. Maybe it’s because science and technological innovation pique my interest on a regular basis. Whatever the case, I still can’t get over the fact that we sent an orbiter into space ten years ago and its probe landed on the intended comet on the intended day at the intended time.
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Adoption Celebrations

This is an interview on NBC4 News in conjunction with an article on International Adoption and Adoption Celebrations that appeared in Washington Parent magazine in November 2006.
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Five Things to Know About Using Insects for Animal Feed

It’s likely you dismiss insects as a nuisance. It’s also likely you don’t view them first and foremost as a source of protein for humans, let alone as a key ingredient in animal feed. Because of this, you may be surprised to learn there is currently a movement championing the use of insects for animal feed.
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Fast Casual Restaurants, More Than Fast Food

Fast Casual is the perfect blend of fast food and casual restaurant dining. In a fast casual restaurant, the customer places an order, takes a seat, and is served at the table when the meal is ready. It’s not simply a case of entering a traditional fast food restaurant, ordering a meal To Go, and staying to eat.
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My Surprisingly Relaxing Whack-a-Mole Summer

I had no idea that Whack-a-Mole existed until I had children. Even then, I remained blissfully unaware of this game until my then-only child was turning 5. The first time I saw the little animals popping up through the holes, I leaned closer to see what they were. My son didn't bother. He stepped right up, gripped the plastic covered mallet with assurance, and whacked those little whatevers soundly on the head.
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The Slow Food Movement and You

Italy is a country with a rich cultural and gastronomic history. It’s also a country with regional cooking that respects the different flavour profiles and dishes of each region. Meals are largely seen as an opportunity to refresh oneself – in a physical and emotional sense – in ways that are uniquely Italian.
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Food Security Technology in Developing Nations

Everybody needs food, water, and shelter to survive. When any of these are at risk, the bulk of an individual’s attention must be spent on seeking sources for these needs. In developing countries, often there are not readily available sources to meet these needs and people suffer from malnutrition, disease, and exposure.
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Is Organic Produce Worth a Premium Price?

Chances are good that you’re willing to pay more for a product that has a higher price but when it comes to organic produce and other ingredients, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Some products aim to justify a higher price due to claims of higher quality or strong reviews. In the case of organic produce it’s particularly difficult to prove these claims since one head of broccoli or an individual tomato looks pretty much like any other.
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About

Gina Hagler

Gina Hagler is a freelance writer and published author. Her published work includes pieces on science, health, history, food, and technology. Her book on applied fluid dynamics and scale model testing was published by Springer in 2013. She is currently under contract for a book on bridge success and failures. She's written about STEM careers and Quantum Theory for Rosen Publishing. Her work has also been published in Odyssey magazine. She blogs at ginahagler.com and teaches writing at The Writer's Center. She is also a writing coach.

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