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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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The Pulse: Are You Sugar Smart?

Love it or hate it, it seems we can’t help hearing about sugar. Particularly in relation to our health. Sugarwise. The sugar levy. Sugar Smart. If you’re concerned about your child’s sugar intake and following the news, it’s easy to feel confused. Sugarwise, the sugar levy and Sugar Smart all focus on a common goal of reducing the amount of sugar we consume.
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Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and Play Your Part in the Fairtrade Movement

Fairtrade Fortnight is an event that gives you and your family the opportunity to show your support for the Fairtrade movement. Running from 26th February to 11th March 2018, there are events involving everyone from schools to faith groups throughout the UK. Fairtrade is a simple way to improve the lives of those who grow the things we value.
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The Environmental Impact of Convenient Baby Food Packaging

Baby food has come a long way since it was first made available in glass jars and cardboard boxes. Today, a lot of baby food comes in plastic containers or squeezable pouches. Often the foods haven’t changed. Rather, the product has simply been packaged more conveniently. You know what it’s like.
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The ‘Break Down’ on Compostable and Biodegradable Packaging

Very often we have no choice but to buy food that is over-packaged. Thankfully, we sometimes have a choice between compostable and biodegradable packaging. Both are better for the environment than a lot of alternatives, but it’s not always clear which is best. Here’s some help to clear things up.
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Celebrating Chanukah with Children

Chanukah is the highpoint of the Jewish winter. This festival of lights commemorates the burning of oil-filled candles for eight nights when there was only oil enough for one. In keeping with the importance of candles and oil to this event, candles are lit each night for eight nights. Foodwise, fried foods play a starring role.
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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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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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