Author: ahussein

  • How much does food really cost

    Calculating how much food costs based on how much money you pay to buy it is an underestimation. Food emissions Food travels on average 1,500 miles before making it to your local store. Food transportation in 2017 was found to emit 3.0 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide, a number that we can only imagine kept increasing…

  • Insurance and dental care

    Insurance understanding is super complicated and it usually takes a while to figure out how much I’m going to pay and yet I often get it wrong. However, my dentist’s story is a lot more complicated. When I was filling out the forms for being a new patient, I ran into this section: PLEASE NOTE:…

  • The world needs kids to be the leaders

    I have an 8-year-old sister. She lives in Egypt and wants to study in the US when she grows up. My little sister one day called me and started asking about schools in the US, how good or bad they are and what are the differences between different schools. At some point, I told her…

  • Building a Secure and Scalable WordPress Site on AWS

    WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world. It is used by millions of people to create websites and blogs. WordPress is a great platform for creating a website, but it is important to make sure that your site is secure and scalable. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a…

  • Activists: The Unsung Heroes of Our Time

    AECJ (Amazon Employees for Climate Justice) decided to team up with Remote Advocacy to organize a walkout The walkout was to protest the company’s policy towards employees and climate. one thing that caught my attention was someone’s comment on Blind (an anonymous community for tech workers) The commenter said “This is a typical activist move,…

  • Learn to say no, or don’t

    Learning to say no is advice I have both got and given on various occasions. In a moment of reflection and wonder, I started looking at this in the opposite direction. Did you ever ask yourself, is my subject unable to say no and is being polite? Peer pressure expressions or passive actions come in…

  • Digital Cleaning (A game changer for me)

    I tend to quickly leave things midway, thinking I will come back to them and procrastinate forever. Do you have tons of clutter that is giving you anxiety? Me too Clutter is not only physical anymore. It’s not only all the unfinished projects, old clothes, mail, and unpacked boxes. There are emails, digital notes, apps…

  • What is wrong with American democracy?

    The US is a democratic nation, but the people often disagree with their state or national government, so what exactly is wrong with American Democracy? Taxation without representation The US has a significant number of green-card holders (According to Wikipedia about ~14M in 2019) plus a considerable number of H1B workers. All pay taxes and…

  • The internet is a weird place

    I was playing an online game of werewolves, if you don’t know what a Werewolves game is it’s simply a game of deception. I started with a joke that implied confusion about what team I would be on. Some people got angry and voted me out My role’s power would have been a great help…

  • Cognitive disability and money problems

    When I was a student, I was impatient to turn my skill into something that could get me income, I didn’t have good connections though. My ADHD made it hard to make connections and I didn’t even know about my ADHD so the thought that I suck or was not worth it took over my…