Book Essays


Covenantal Nomism

a little more specific, the thesis offered and argued by J.D.G. Dunn is that the book of Galatians is Paul's first "sustained attempt" to address the subject of nomism as mentioned above. Essentially, the idea of nomism is that one has to be born into grace and into God's people. It is the opposite of legalism, which is the idea that one can choose to obey God's commandments and join others in being among other people that are likewise choosing to be among the throng. While it is perhaps a bit controversial to discuss and think about the subject,… Continue Reading...

Quantitative Research

infer an answer to a particular section, then you must so state and JUSTIFY your statement. DO NOT LEAVE ANY SECTION BLANK. Caution: Do not provide a "Yes" or "no" answer without an EXPLANATION. YOU MUST JUSTIFY ALL YOUR RESPONSES ALL responses must be written in YOUR OWN WORDS. Do NOT use quotes. Morike Adekemi Full and Complete Reference for the Article: Hagan, Teresa L, BSN, RN., B.A., & Donovan, Heidi M, Phd., R.N. (2013). Ovarian cancer survivor's experiences of self-advocacy: A focus group study. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40(2), 140-7. Retrieved from http://searchproquest.com/docview/1325739253?accountid-35812 You must submit the full article in… Continue Reading...

Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

Liberation Theology as an Analytical Reflection on Praxis, and Where Theology and Humankind Embrace One among the most important Christian theological developments within the past 100 years is liberation theology. The doctrine's advocates regard it as a novel means to 'do theology', rather than a subfield of theology. The method aims to view the universe with regard to being involved with disadvantaged and subjugated individuals. It also endeavors to discover, within the Bible, analytical instruments as well as the energizing force to bring about drastic change to that universe (Anderson 1979, 4). The direct sources may be traced back to… Continue Reading...

Ecologising Education Now and in the Future

Value of Ecologising Education and Teaching Sustainable Perspectives Undoubtedly, for some people, the future teems with choices, great, exciting opportunities, and enhanced comfort. But the children of today, even those hailing from affluent homes, already face a world characterized chiefly by environmental destruction, shocking ill-health, and societal inequality, where the modern lifestyle and current actions obstruct future options geared at leading just, sustainable and healthy lives (Scott and Gough, 2003). Twenty-first century kids eventually have the greatest stakes in the world's future, and will be subject to the repercussions of current environmental, economic, and social actions and decisions. Consequently, equipping… Continue Reading...

The Book Of Tobit Review

speak about a couple of things as it pertains to the book of Tobit, one of the books of the Apocrypha. These items include an outlining of the setting and context for the work, a brief precis about the work and a critical assessment of its significance in a historical, religious or sociocultural context in the modern times as it relates to second temple Judaism. While the verdict is far from definitive, there is a lot that can and should be seen about the book of Tobit, what it meant then and what it means in a modern context.… Continue Reading...

Special Education in Miami Dade

Elementary Special Education Teachers Place Value in the use of Technology Resources for Students? Technology is an integral part of society. People share and communicate ideas using emails, Skype, and public/private forums. For numerous organizations and businesses technology is a must to increase productivity. This is why schools have begun the process of creating an environment that immerses staff and students in technology, with school administrators taking on the technological transition (Garland & Tadeja, 2013). Technology investment within schools not only enables varied learning opportunities for students, but it also helps students discover or improve their own ability to research… Continue Reading...

Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

be given authority to utilize such assets and also the use of different personnel to undertake book keeping of such assets. For instance, in this case, there will be different employees responsible for custody of inventory such as wines and meat products. The others will be responsible for record keeping outlining when there is new inventory and deployment. This decreases the likelihood of personnel colluding in fraud and scams (Little and Best, 2003). Physical controls are also vital in the protection of the company's assets and resources. One of the ways in which the restaurant business will implement this… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Murderers Alex and Derek King

the age-graded informal social control theory in the year 1993, in their book "Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points through Life." The authors essentially claim that powerful social bonds springing from various life events forecast offenders' desistance from crime in their adult years. The last ten years have witnessed a growth of studies corroborating the above-mentioned broad discovery (Doherty, 2005). Premise of the Theory The theoreticians came up with their Age-Graded model by employing some of criminology's most fascinating information ever. During the 1940s, Eleanor and Sheldon Gluck carried out a longitudinal research of Boston's disturbed teenaged… Continue Reading...

Book Of Acts History or Theology

as Acts, many people who read Acts may feel or be inclined to believe that it is a book of historical record and fact. However, there are many theologians and scholars that do not look at the book this way and this report shall look at the work of Powell and Boring when it comes to this fact. There are many in the Christian faith that assert that the Holy Bible should be taken "as is" in terms of what it says and so forth but there are others that put forth a great amount of caution when it… Continue Reading...

Guns in the Workplace

In my personal opinion, everybody is legally and morally entitled to own guns. The U.S. Constitution does delineate citizens' right to possess and carry arms -- a right that is often disregarded in the organizational context. In the year 2002, timberland owner and timber-products manufacturer, Weyerhaeuser, based in Seattle, sacked a number of its Oklahoma factory workers for violating the company-stipulated prohibition against keeping arms in their automobiles. This mass firing elicited a sharp outcry from gun-rights supporters such as the NRA (National Rifle Association). These groups assert that individuals bearing a firearms license must be able to access their… Continue Reading...

10th Amendment and the Supremacy Clause

10th Amendment or the Supremacy Clause should be stricken down, it is important to define what each is. The 10th amendment is "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people" (Mcpherson, 2009, p. 254). The Supremacy Clause is "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land" (Dixon, Mccorquodale,… Continue Reading...

Warriors into the Wild

to have in him or herself. In conclusion, Warriors: Into the Wild is a fun book that teaches the reader some lessons about what it means to be smart, brave, courageous and true to one's calling. It is a fantasy book that shows that we too can be brave and strong if we dare to step outside our comfortable, safe spaces and take part in the adventure of life that lies waiting just around the corner. All we have to do is go out and accept the invitation like Rusty. Of course, it helps if we have the same kind… Continue Reading...

How Does Heroin Impact a Caucasian Family

Heroin Impact on Caucasian Family? A large number of Caucasian families are plagued with the issue of heroin use, mostly consumed via injections. This is a major public health issue. Viral hepatitis, HIV and other dangers associated with heroin dependence, as well as social harm resulting from accompanying poverty and crime, exceed those of almost all other drugs used. A majority of Caucasian households are indirectly as well as directly impacted by the aforementioned diseases. Increased pureness and decreased drug costs are potential factors contributing to the trend of decreased age of first-time consumption and increased initiation into habitual consumption… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Critical Criminology

Conflict Theory-The Relationship between Sociology and Criminology Theorists, on, social conflict propose that crime, in general, is triggered by conflict in the class system, as well as, laws that have been shaped by individuals and groups in power to safeguard their interests and rights. All acts of crime have political nuances, and Quinney refers to this as crime's social reality. Research attempts to confirm the conflict method; on the contrary, have not generated significant results (Seigel, 2000). Moreover, sociologists ponder over the social patterns that exist among social classes and the complications that arise from conflict between such social classes.… Continue Reading...

Violence Against Women in Macho Paradox

balanced society. Domestic violence is an issue many people face on a daily basis. However, in Katz book, The Macho Paradox, chapter 1 opens the discussion of domestic abuse seen as a common event in the American landscape. "...found that two-thirds of American men say that domestic violence is very or fairly common in the U.S., and in a 2005 national survey...92% of respondents said that family violence is a much bigger problem than people think." (Katz 2) While domestic violence is an issue that has been explored and examined, daily potential violence is something that has not been as… Continue Reading...

Vapeusa Marketing Campaign Through Ecommerce

The role of eCommerce in the success of Vapeusa, an eCommerce business that is B2B and B2C -- using a website to sell vaporizer products and accessories to consumers looking for an alternative way to smoke. The company uses Symantec safety and security for its sales and shows that all purchases and shipments are guaranteed by Norton Guarantee -- which is meant to give consumers peace of mind about doing business with this website. This is a way of separating itself from the other players in the field and of looking more professional and credible. It shows that it has… Continue Reading...

At-will Employment and the Law

At-Will Employment The at-will doctrine has its negatives and its positives. The positive for the at-will employee is that it puts no contractual obligation between employee and employer. Either is free to quit the relationship at any time: the employee may quit, or the employer may fire the employee without notice or having to supply a reason. Of course, like with any rule there are exceptions; for instance, any employer cannot fire an employee for reasons of race, creed, ethnicity, etc. And recent interpretations of the National Labor Relations Act by the National Labor Relations Board have essentially seen to… Continue Reading...

Minimum Literacy Skills in the 21st Century

21st Century Knowledge There was probably a point in time in the not-so-recent past when it could be asserted that many to most people in the modern world did not need to possess scientific knowledge, skills and understanding. However, as the society and technology of the world, the West in particular, becomes more advanced and demanding, this is becoming less and less true and some would say that entirely too many people in today's society are woefully unprepared when it comes to possessing skills that are needed for a modern context and society. To be sure, the assertion being made… Continue Reading...

Stine and Vail Book Exercises

that boy; it was none of my business. In When the Dog Howls part of the Goosebumps Horrorland book series, the plot begins with two young protagonists, Andy and Marnie. They are cousins and have been enjoying a nice, quiet day in the Theme Park called "Horrorland." The two cousins have fun being scared and eventually go to a Haunted Theatre to catch a clown-themed performance. Murder the clown asks Marnie to come up on stage, which makes Andy jealous and eventually he decides to go up to the stage as well. After the performance they go to a gift… Continue Reading...

Child Psychology

Child Play Time Naturalistic Observation Describe the setting and why you chose it. The naturalistic observation approach is performed in a pre-school environment. The reason being that the environment allows the experiment to focus on the possibility of behavior of a child to be influenced by environmental factors or conditions, giving a comprehensive depiction of what occurs in classrooms in the case of preschool children. The following study gives a unique observational design and approach which allows numerous observations on a child for the purpose of examining the trends of behaviors both within and across classroom event settings and the… Continue Reading...

Research Approaches in Maritime Security

¶ … International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code on Maritime Security The study will be based on the question that "What is the impact of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code on Maritime Security." Answers will be sought to have this question addressed adequately. The study feels that the ISPS Code has some impacts upon the Maritime Security in the world. Thus, the study seeks to uncover the various impacts that are realized by the Maritime Security as offered by the ISPS. Scope The influence and functionality of the existing ISPS Code run globally. Its effects, as… Continue Reading...

Project Management Fundamentals

technology industry. New York: Mcgraw-Hill. Thomsett, M., 2010. The little black book of project management. New York: AMACOM. Winch, G., 2010. Managing Projects. Iowa: Blackwell Publishing. Wysocki, R., 2011. Effective project management: traditional, agile, extreme. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons. Young, T., 2013. Successful project management. 4th edition. London: Kogan Page. Continue Reading...

Open Source Software

The term "open source software" has been used to refer to computer software whose source code is available for public use, either exactly the way it is, or after certain alterations are made to it. Such software normally requires no license fee. OSS applications are available for various purposes like web design, communications, office automation, content management, and operating systems (Necas & Klapetek, 2012). One major difference between proprietary software and OSS is license. Just like copyright material, one will nearly always find that software is licensed. Software licenses reveal what use the software is intended for. OSSs are unique… Continue Reading...

Ethical Responses to Nsw Case Scenarios

School A has set up Facebook page courtesy of parents and friends of the school. It has gained several commentators and followers that include several members of the teaching staff. A teacher here referred to as teacher B. who is new on the staff at the beginning of the year has joined the fray. In the second term of the year, the school head bans games and sports activity before class hour. He explains that students need to be energized and ready for studies and not tired as a result of active sports Teacher B. isn't happy with the decision… Continue Reading...

Geological Formation Of the Rainbow Basin

formations, color, and features that attract visitors. Works Cited Hasbargen, Les. "Mojave-Mecca Geology Field Trip Guide book." Oneonta, 2010. Web. 23 Sep 2016. U.S. Department of the Interior. Management Plan for the Rainbow Basin Natural Area. CA: Barstow Resource Area, 1990. Print. Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

contributing to this emphasis.[footnoteRef:5] [5: Kleiner, Fred S. Gardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, book F: Non-Western Art Since 1300. Cengage Learning, 2015. p.744] Rembrandt sketched, etched and painted such a large number of self-images that alterations in the artist's appearance call for an examination of his many moods through comparison of those images. These images may be read biographically, as Rembrandt leaves us no option but to read it in this light, by directly confronting the viewer. The self-portrait of 1660 was completed when the painter had gone broke following several years' success. He had only just… Continue Reading...

Generational Differences in Social Media Usage

The topic for this paper is to determine what is meant by social change from the perspective of graduate students today. The paper is organized into four parts. The first part presents a background statement concerning the issue of interest and the gap in the existing body of knowledge the study intends to address. A description concerning the role of the researcher is provided in the second part and an explanation concerning the process of gathering, organizing, and analyzing data to form the basis of the methods used in this study are presented in part three followed by the analysis… Continue Reading...

Different but Related Accounting Scenarios

Madam, You had asked me to study and pore over the feasibility of taking your book store project into a self-sustaining career that would allow you to dedicate your full efforts to. To that end, I have prepared a data sheet and this brief memo to explain what challenges you face, what you have going for you and the overall feasibility of moving forward with this business endeavor. Fixed Costs As people in the accounting sphere know, fixed costs are the costs that are present in revenue/cost of revenue situation no matter what the sales figures and prices are. In… Continue Reading...

Necessity Of the Old Testament

the structures of life and intervening to protect and save life in the face of death. Even in a book like the Exodus, God enables the birth of heirs among barren women. Because while God overthrows and destroys, in the Old Testament it shows God creates and restores through covenants and actions. Brueggemann mentions couch potatoes as those who place their trust in idols of passivity and numbness mirror and become them. They become lifeless, numb, and without as he calls it, possibility. He continues by saying the Old Testament must remain as it serves as testimony that will… Continue Reading...

Karen Refugees Of America

Karen people of Burma are made up of a number of separate ethnic groups that do not share common culture or language. The majority of the Karen people live in Karen State located in southern and southeastern Myanmar and make up roughly 7% or five million of the Burmese population. The majority of the Karen population have settled around or near the Thailand-Myanmar border. The Karen people have a rich history with some under leadership of the KNU or Karen National Union. Those influenced by the KNU have waged war since 1949 against the chief Burmese government, seeking independence. This… Continue Reading...

Enlightenment

a social and moral perspective. The essay particularly considers how Enlightenment has led to the destruction of morality. In his book, After Virtue, Scottish philosopher Alasdair Macintyre presents a strong assertion that the Enlightenment project has not succeeded in fulfilling its promise and has caused the disorder of moral values in the modern Western society. Macintyre particularly argues that overemphasis on individualism and free choice has resulted in a shift from virtue ethics to rule-governed ethics; and from communitarianism to a social individualism, thereby destroying morality. In a similar vein, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno argue in their book Dialectic… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs Ebay

Comparing Amazon and eBay is really like comparing apples and oranges. The two, while appearing to be the same on the surface, are really nothing alike once the superficial labels are peeled off. eBay began as a C2C ecommerce site -- consumers selling to consumers. That gradually morphed into B2C as businesses (from big time car lots to small business owners) saw the advantage of posting items on eBay in order to boost sales. Amazon may appear to the untrained eye to follow in eBay's footsteps by offering a web-based platform where all sorts of sales strategies can be employed:… Continue Reading...

Evolution Of Management Style at Galaxy Toys

Management as a discipline is generally concerned with the art and science of getting a group of people to achieve a defined goal or objective (Griffin, 2008). The discipline has evolved significantly over the last one century or so (Roth, 1998). In the first half of the 20th century, emphasis was largely placed on structure, authority, and production; with little or no attention to employees (Adetule, 2011). There has, however, been a tremendous shift of management focus from structure and authority to people (employees) over the years (Griffin, 2008). The evolution of management theory over time depicts the ever changing… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics

easy. The presence of a credit card in one's wallet could make a company representative book a pricier hotel or visit a pricier restaurant for a client lunch. Unnecessary expenses can be prevented by detailing appropriate expenses (which includes hotel ratings, meal guidelines, airfare class, and restaurant gratuity limits) in one's expense account policy (Dembe, 2009). Problem Resolution and Avoidance of Similar Issues in the Future Although policies and laws haven't exactly changed with respect to where corporations can spend money and where they can't, employers are increasingly dependent on back-end approvals and automation for ensuring the process flows… Continue Reading...

Apple Investment and Financial Analysis

to maximize shareholders' wealth. (Agca,. & Mozumdar, 2004). A difference between the book value and equity is that the market value considers firm growth values. The market value equity is calculated by multiplying the stock price by the outstanding shares. Apple market value in 2015 fiscal year is $594.04 based on the calculation below: Debt Apple relies on debts to run its business. The company short-term debts are over $63.4 Billion at the end of the 2015 fiscal year, however, the long-term debts are $56.8 billion. The total debts for the 2015 fiscal year are $120.2 billion. Apple obtains… Continue Reading...

Enhancing Ship and Port Security Globally

¶ … International Ship and Port Security (Isps) Code on Maritime Security Impact of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code on Maritime Security The study will be based on the question that "What is the impact of the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code on Maritime Security." Answers will be sought to have this question addressed adequately. The study feels that the ISPS Code has some impacts upon the Maritime Security in the world. Thus, the study seeks to uncover the various impacts that are realized by the Maritime Security as offered by the ISPS. Scope The… Continue Reading...

Transference and Countertransference

just mentioned and that is the subject of transference and counter-transference. The real-world example can come from a book or movie but it has to be something that the author has seen and is aware of. While not everyone knows what transference or counter-transference is by name, they surely know that they have personally experienced or witnesses the phenomenon to some extent and in some way. Just to get the definition out of the way, transference is when a person transfers feelings or memories from a prior situation to a current one based on the memories or emotions struck… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

has passed since the abolition of slavery (Gale, 2016). Indeed, Loden and Rosener explained in a book chapter they wrote that diversity is not a panacea to all. Just a few of the lagging and stubborn presumptions about differences and lack of commonality with all people leads to a couple of destructive and ill-minded presumptions. These include that otherness is a source of deficiency, that diversity poses a threat (rather than being an asset) to the effective operations of an organization, that problems with the dominant culture being spoken out loud is over-sensitivity, that members of all diverse groups want… Continue Reading...

Learning and Social Deficits in the Elementary Classroom

Evolution of RTI and Its Purpose The response to intervention (RTI) initiative is a multi-tiered program that is designed to facilitate the early identification of students with special educational and behavioral needs (What is RTI?, 2016). The purpose of the RTI initiative is two-fold, with the first being the provision of high-quality educational services and the second being the screening of all young learners in general education classrooms (What is RTI?, 2016). The evolution of the RTI initiative was based on early experiences with differentiated instruction as an alternative to conventional practices. In this regard, Fisher and Frey (2010) report… Continue Reading...

Sacagawea Discovery Of American Territories

Legacy of Sacagawea to a Discovery of American Territories Sacagawea was a bilingual Shoshone woman who had been remembered for her immense contribution to the American history. Born in 1788, Sacagawea accompanied Clark and Lewis' Corps to assist in the discovery of many parts of Northern America from the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky mountain. Sacagawea skills as a translator were invaluable for the expeditions in passing through the difficult terrain. Her contribution to the United States made Sacagawea become the monument in the American history. Sacagawea was the native American Shoshone tribe and grew up at the surrounding of… Continue Reading...

Byzantine Art from the Middle Ages

root of the Tree of Life (which is Christ): Jesse is the ancestor of Jesus, as told by the book of Isaiah, and here he is depicted as the root of the enormous spiritual tree that is the Church through Jesus. The Tree indeed tells the story of the Life of Christ, from his presentation in the Jewish table as a baby for circumcision, to the unfolding of his life, his passion, and his death and resurrection. It is a story of the faith, told in colorful pictures of stained-glass -- a beautiful and glorious presentation of the holy… Continue Reading...

Anz Accounting

Referring to the attached file, provide four examples of accounting policy choices that ANZ Limited may have made in determining profit that may have increased this year's profit In delineation, an accounting policy is a decision undertaken in advance regarding the manner in which, when and also a decision whether to record and acknowledge an accounting item (Trotman and Gibbins, 2009). It takes into account a specific principle, rule, and approach executed by a firm's management team and is employed in the preparation of financial statements. These accounting policies are employed to copeexplicitly with intricate accounting practices for instance depreciation… Continue Reading...

Obesity and Fatness in America Body Image

10.] This exploitation served the fitness culture well, as shown by Shelly Mckenzie in her book Getting Physical. That work examines the rise of the fitness culture in America and the role that celebrity endorsements and advertising played in the acceptance of this culture: essentially, attractive stars and starlets like Jane Fonda promoted a lifestyle culture of being "fit" and physical, which gave millions of Americans a reason to want to get "in shape" -- they too could be like Jane -- rich, powerful, attractive and happy.[footnoteRef:16] [16: Shelly Mckenzie, Getting Physical (KS: University Press of Kansas, 2013), 8.] I… Continue Reading...

Maersk Shipping Company Strategic Management Analysis

(2015). Cost Control Policy in Maersk Line. Economic and Social Development: book of Proceedings: 125-132. Niamie, O. & Germain, O. (2014). Strategies in Shipping Industry. A Review of "Strategic Management" Papers in Academic Journals:1-30. The Economist (2016). Profits Overboard. The Economist Newspaper Limited. Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare

Healthcare Trends in regulation of Healthcare reform with the potential for the most positive effect on care quality, sustainability of organizations and why they are so important Reforms in payments, anchored on recent patterns in the private and public sectors are needed to support high quality interventions that matter to patients. Medicare has moved towards payments that are aimed at person-level healthcare. Such measures include DRG payments and penalties that have been recently applied for readmissions, person-level payment remissions in the Accountable Care Organization, Person level payment remissions in the Medicare Advantage program, reforms such as the Medicare Shared Savings… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Understanding

of the subject, teachers can build a multicultural library. • A mathematics book authored by somebody belonging to the African-American ethnic group will convey a good message to kids who normally see math books exclusively featuring European-American craftsmanship and writing styles. • Educators who fail to do this will end up buying standard, always-utilized books, or books considered as "good enough" and will ultimately realize, at the end of the school year, that they were suggesting all along to their pupils that only Whites are mathematicians. This wrong message is being communicated to scores of school students today, irrespective of… Continue Reading...

Activity Based Costing at Amazon

This paper is a discussion on Activity-based costing (ABC), one of the costing methodologies used in business. The methodology essentially entails assigning a cost to the various activities of an organization, which range from planning and production to quality control, logistics, and distribution (Kaplan & Anderson, 2007). It also entails determining the amount of time required to perform the activities (Kaplan & Anderson, 2004). The cost and time are then used as a basis for determining the price of the organization's products or services. If properly implemented, ABC can deliver significant benefits to an organization, especially with respect to business… Continue Reading...

Auditors Regulatory Oversight

In recent times, there have been accounting scandals that have stunned the finance and accounting realm, and thereby reemphasized the significance of maintaining proper accounting practices. The recent accounting scandal of Olympus Corporation, a Japanese manufacturing company for cameras and endoscopes is selected for this study. The company's scandal encompassed a 13-year period of accounting irregularities totaling almost $1.7 billion (Infinit Accounting, 2014). Audit Report Issued by CPA Firm When Michael C. Woodford was appointed as president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Olympus Corporation, he endeavored to make certain that the financial statements of the company were accurate and… Continue Reading...

The Best Approach to Human Resources

So long as a job is done properly, by the book and with the utmost attention to customer satisfaction and other related considerations, the idea of honesty being awkward or otherwise problematic is unlikely, although it is possible. Second, there is the credibility when it comes to the company with the customer. The employees and leaders of Acme should do what they are asked to do by customers (within the constraints of procedure and the law, of course), the customer should get immediately feedback and confirmation of what all has been done and so forth. If a customer emotes… Continue Reading...

African Masquerade Significant Thoughts

S. (2016). Gardner's art through the ages: Non-western art since 1300; book F (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Kleiner, F. S. (2016). Gardner's art through the ages: Non-western art to 1300 book C (15th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Kleiner, F. S., & Mamiya, C. J. (2006). Gardner's art through the ages: Non-western perspectives (12th ed.). Retrieved from https://learn.ou.edu/d2l/le/content/2249207/Home Uzo, M.E. (1997). Ikeji masquerade. http://www.folklife.si.edu/ Retrieved from http://www.folklife.si.edu/resources/festival1997/masquera.htm 19(1), 64-68. Continue Reading...

Blood Of Tyrants George Washington and the Forging Of the Presidency

& the Forging of the Presidency. New York: Encounter Books, 2014. book Review The book explores the beliefs and specific actions undertaken by George Washington as he spearheaded the distinct meaning of the United States Constitution in the midst of the battle for independence. Blood of Tyrants delineates the manner in which the role of being President of the United States was fused and amalgamated with that of Commander in Chief, owing to the course of the American Revolution. In particular, subsequent to independence, when determining the role of America's first ever President, the public revered and had a high… Continue Reading...

Katz Vs United States

Katz v United States case, addressing case facts, involved parties, objectives and arguments put forth by the parties, chief issue, and case holding as well as the rationale behind it. Parties Involved The United States and Charles Katz Facts Charles Katz, the petitioner of the case, conveyed telephone messages relating to gambling to Miami and Boston, via a Los Angeles public phone booth, in February 1965; this is a breach of federal regulation. Following wide-ranging surveillance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation attached a listening apparatus (microphones) atop the phone booth, using which it recorded Katz's telephone conversations, had him apprehended,… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Household Management

Psychology, Financial Decision-Making, and Household Management Reason for Selecting Subject The reason I chose this subject is that in the recent times, the aspect of financial education and understanding has become a contentious and significant one. Its importance has been realized largely because there is increasing intricacy of financial products and also the increasing accountability and liability of people with respect to their own financial well-being. It is imperative to note that knowledgeable, financially educated customers are more capable of making proper decisions for their households and as a result are better suited to enhance their economic and financial security… Continue Reading...

Gopros Usage Of Social Media

social media presence and customer engagement by taking a page out of Red Bull's marketing play book and sponsoring unique events that can be identified solely with the company. Events like Bull Stratos can receive Gopro translations and the events can all be captured with Gopro cameras which can then be shared and the best footage awarded a prize. This would help to further customer engagement and push Gopro to the forefront of the action-oriented business, such as X-Treme sports and other venues where the company could really benefit from more exposure (Locke, 2000). As Weldon and Eadie (2009)… Continue Reading...

Reproduction in the New Age

......paraphilias & fetishes; (Do not engage in any contact or activity that would be considered inappropriate!) In your reflection discuss: What was the site? To whom did it apply? What were the sexuality issues? Specifics? Include the content & resources found there. https://drmarkgriffiths.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/messing-around-a-beginners-guide-to-salirophilia-and-mysophilia/ Salirophilia is defined as a "parphilic" sexual fetish in which individuals sexual arosal is obtained by basically getting really dirty -- in the literal sense. Individuals will use dirt, mud, or other soiling techniques to make the other person look dirty. This paraphilias does not involve any physical harm however, rather the only harm is done to… Continue Reading...

Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage

Business Operations in Your Organization: Strategies for Achieving Competitive Advantage Organization Selected The company I have chosen to examine is Walmart Stores, Inc. Walmart Store Inc. became originally established in the year 1945 and is in the present day undertaking its operations in retail stores in over twenty seven countries. The company is split into three key segments. These are Walmart International, Walmart United States and Sam's Club. The business undertaken by Walmart as a company encompasses restaurants, superstores, retail stores and also warehouse clubs. The company also undertakes e-commerce through its website Walmart.com. In terms of retail products, the… Continue Reading...

Former Prophets

Brueggemann/Linafelt "The Introduction Prophets" Mckenzie's "Not Exactly It Happened" The Deuteronomistic History Compared Other Histories Its Time." In Mckenzie, read pp. 23-36, including "Etiology Genesis: Other Examples;" pp. 1.  What's prophetic about "The Former Prophets"? The prophetic aspect is the capability of re-interpreting the entire lived truth, including Israel's history as well as the known, Biblical-era Near East's power relations, based on the just as tangible reality (within this particular reading), of Yahweh's rule. The Former Prophets' established framing is achieved via a sound interpretative process, which typically rearranges literature in a canonical form, out of something that it earlier… Continue Reading...

Walmarts Marketing Strategies

Marketing Strategies Walmart retail chain is ranked as the number one and top most retail chain not only in the United States, but also in the world (Farfan, 2016). Starting out as a single store, Walmart has developed to turn out to be the biggest company in the world in terms of revenues. The business undertaken by Walmart as a company encompasses restaurants, superstores, retail stores and also warehouse clubs. The company also undertakes e-commerce through its website Walmart.com. In terms of retail products, the merchandises being sold in Walmart's retail stores include baby products, healthcare products, household goods, electronics,… Continue Reading...

Case Summary Analysis

traveling in a convoy when he was shot. He was in a limousine with an open top, passing the book Depository of Texas School Building, in downtown Dallas at around 12:30 P.M. Kennedy's wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, the governor of Texas John Connally (1917-1993), and John's wife Nellie were riding with President Kennedy that day. John Connally also got shot and sustained serious injuries. Kennedy is said to have died 30 minutes after the shot. He had been rushed to the Parkland Hospital of Dallas. Less than 60 minutes after the shooting, Oswald, who was formerly a Marine, murdered a… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

¶ … Elementary Special Education Teachers Place Value in the use of Technology Resources for Students? Alix Desulme Technology is an integral part of society. Students learn through use of technology like personal computers, tablets, and e-books (Garland & Tadeja, 2013). Computers can provide access to videos, documents, and other forms of data that students have the choice of absorbing via visual or auditory methods. Tablets provide the same access but with a light-weight, touch responsive interface. Technology investment within schools not only enables varied learning opportunities for students, but it also helps students discover or improve their own ability… Continue Reading...

My Life

Michael Jones and I was born on the 19th of March, 1998, in Hawthorne, California. I am currently eighteen years old and in my fourth year of college. My parents are Stephen Jones and Callie Jones. Our family comprises of my father, mother, brother and a sister. My brother's name is James Arnold Jones and my sister's name is Joanne Jones. I am grateful to have my siblings and both of my parents in my life alive and healthy. I do not have a great deal of memory about my early childhood, but my mom incessantly mentions that I was… Continue Reading...

Lord Of the Rings Fellowship Of the Rings

dominants as can be figured out in the literary works. Third, the book is a famous literary work that has been converted into a film. Fourth, this novel represents part of the culture. It is important that we look at the Jackson's trilogy, the Fellowship of the Ring and the relationship that exists between the book and J.R.R Tolkien's book (Ball, 2003). References Ball, M. (2003). Cultural Values and Cultural Death in The Lord of the Rings. Australian Humanities Review. Emily, A. (2011). The Lord of the Rings' Interlace: The Adaptation to Film. Academic journal Article. Krane, L. (2007,… Continue Reading...

Teaching and Learning

in a class room. To support my study, I have studied five papers that are either from a book or from a journal. The first and the fourth paper summarized here talks about how stories can help in increasing the vocabulary of children. Stories are described as a means to sustain brain activity in young people. The second paper by Husbands and Pearce talks about the need to have a multi-pronged teaching strategy to have an inclusive learning environment. Their article supports the need of story-telling as part of the strategy. The third paper ideates the need of creating… Continue Reading...

Role Of Deuteronomistic History in Enhancing Biblical Undertanding

Deuteronomistic History Books The beginning of DH's history saw him incorporate the existing book of Deuteronomy 1-3, 31, 34 where he furnished it with an enclosing framework. Joshua1-12, 23; Judges 2-16; I Samuel I through II Samuel 20; and I and II Kings are the books labeled the Deuteronomistic Historian (DH), an editor who managed to assemble items of older material from scribal in Israel's tradition. Since DH was an original author, his significant aggregate data was a coherent whole that gave it distinctive theological outlook. In his work, he recounted past events in a systematic manner and traced the interplay… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

Discourses on Imagined Occasions" in early-1845, after which he briefly visited Berlin; Hilarius Bookbinder edited the former book. Upon returning home, Soren published every discourse of his between 1843 and 1844 in "Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses" on 29th May, 1845. After Peder Ludvig Moller, the editor and a contributor of Corsaren, published an article on Soren wherein he raised doubts regarding the theologian's writings' coherency, Soren responded with two short articles: "The Activity of a Traveling Esthetician" which insulted the scornful Moller's integrity and "Dialectical Result of a Literary Police Action" which slammed the Corsaren's reputation and journalistic quality. The… Continue Reading...

Factors That Led to Enron Downfall in 2001

Enron Corporation was the American company that specialized in supplying of energy. Prior to its collapse in 2001, Enron was one of the most admired companies in the United States recording superior profits year by year, however, in 2001, series of the Enron questionable financial transactions were finally made opened when the company's stock price collapsed within one day. This study investigates several factors that led to the fall of Enron Corporation, the outcome of the investigation reveals that the top management did not promote culture of ethics within the organization. The paper reveals that the management was intoxicated with… Continue Reading...

Godbeers Salem Witch Trials

Hunt of 1692, take another look at the events of 1692 Salem, but from a different, refreshing perspective. The book notes of the dramatic change in early New England's legal system because of the witch trials. The people's faith-based beliefs came in direct conflict with a legal system that at its base was reason and logic. But because of the paranoia of the people of the time, and their fear of potential spiritual enemies, a vocalization of their social misgivings and inexorable faith took over. This expression of voice and dissent led to disruption in social order. That disruption led… Continue Reading...

Living Abroad in the United Kingdom

bike, or even tram. Practically each street corner of this city has its own unique delights, from second hand book stores to renowned art galleries, street performers or scenic churches. Many students enjoy the fun of punting on the River Cam, or enjoying quiet time at its Botanic Gardens. In fact, each of the cities at the primary campus locations for Anglia Ruskin University has its own delights. Students are encouraged to discover their own, or partake in some of the more time-honored ones discussed herein. Either way, they will be sure to find the ideal setting for their… Continue Reading...

A Students Guide to Liberal Learning by Schall

Schall's book is to generate appealing and engaging conversations with learned scholars regarding the content of a genuine and dependable liberal arts education. In general, it surveys notions and books fundamental and pivotal to the tradition of humanistic education that has vitally fashioned our nation as well as our civilization. What is more, it makes the argument for an order and incorporation of knowledge in order to have meaning reinstated to the disorganized method to study presently dictating higher education. As pointed out, several students have no issues with the… Continue Reading...

Workplace and Gender Discrimination

.....social injustice and inequality. First, literature related to the fundamentals of discrimination and descriptions of gender discrimination are discussed in the literature. Following a detailed discussion of what the literature says about gender discrimination, the literature review shifts toward the quantifiable effects of gender discrimination in the workplace. Effects are examined both in terms of measurable effects on organizations and individuals. Fundamentals of Discrimination Discrimination is unfortunately pervasive in the workplace. Described as an "inaccurate perception of differences," discrimination can be based on independent variables like race, gender, language, and other demographics (Cleveland, Vescio & Barnes-Farrell, p. 149). The differences… Continue Reading...

Pro Slavery in the Antebellum Period

Proslavery arguments were the justifications proslavery propagators used to justify the institution of slavery. The period that saw the rise of these arguments was the 1830s through to the 1860s as the abolitionist movement gained ground and made their concerns more visible to the nation. This essay examines the theories proslavery propagators used to justify the institution of slavery and also slaves' view of the practice. All factors considered, the South's position on slavery was mainly for self-preservation and to protect their economic interests that were mainly supported by slave labor. Slavery Theories Proslavery theorists were champions of a contemporary,… Continue Reading...

Future at Galaxy Toys Inc

Organizing Assuming the role of Itza Yu, explain the role of a manager in the organizing phase of the POLC and identify and discuss five major issues that Itza Yu must address in organizing the production floor for both existing production and the new project The role of a manager in the organizing phase of the POLC encompasses organizing of the team and also distribution of resources and materials in accordance to the initial plan set. Two significant elements in this phase include work assignment and granting authority. Therefore, Itza Yu has to identify the various roles and make certain… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Nigerian Writers in English

last few months have seen the Nigerian nation hosting a number of literary fests, book readings, and book launches that have produced considerable excitement and debate. Publishers are becoming increasingly confident as well. Instead of feeling compelled to mediate or explain their written works to the Western world, publishers from Africa are looking to reflect a genuine African voice: Fine Boys by Eghosa Imasuen is filled with little bits of pidgin, while Season of Crimson Blossoms, the debut novel of Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, is infused with Hausa. I believe that for African writers, having their work published via a… Continue Reading...

Pledge for Homeless Families in Seattle

Mayor Schell's Zero Homeless Family Pledge Program Solving in Public Administration Charles Amankwaa, Kimberlie Mosley, Luby Harvey Tom Darling Evaluation Questions Mission, Strategic Goals, and Objectives Proposed Budget, Budget Narrative, and Work Plan The number of homeless families in the City of Seattle has become a major issue that needs to be addressed. Currently, single males in the streets account for 63% of homeless people while 17% are women and the other 20% are families and youth. In Seattle alone, there are more 700 homeless single women and homeless families with children. In June of 1998, Mayor Paul Schell made… Continue Reading...

Shopping Malls in Latin America

points out in chapter two and three of the book. The main argument made by the author in chapter two is how the retail world is experiencing globalization and how shopping mall professionals are on the rise. The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) in the past ten years or so has slowly been backed with substance. The international motivation and incentive was perceptible in the year 2013 where the commercial property development organizations flaunted maps of the globe with markings of their international footprints and where one could meet developers emanating from China, Canada and Europe. In turn,… Continue Reading...

Review and Reflection Of a Seminar

Leading Change" was the topic of discussion for the seminar delivered Dr. Saad Al-Barrak, the esteemed former CEO of Zain Telecom, and who currently serves as CEO of ILA Group. The university's president and the head of the MBA program introduced Al-Barrak to a barrage of applause from the fresh-faced and eager-eyed students in the audience. In fact, one of the main objectives of the seminar was to introduce the graduates to how to apply concepts like organizational change and leadership into real world scenarios. The audience was comprised of mainly university graduates, with a few faculty and staff members… Continue Reading...

Aboriginal Perspective and the Secret River

Secret River The two part series The Secret River, is based on Kate Grenvilles book of the same name. The series is about the colonisation of Australia through the story of Will and Sal Thornhill, who 'takes up land' on the Hawkesbury River. Will is a convict, his character may be seen as akin to many poor Dickensian characters. Once freed in Australia he has an opportunity to start a new life, which he wants to do on a point of land along the Hawksbury River. It is here the main issue of the book manifests;… Continue Reading...

Community Health

of Healthy Carolinians and Health Education and the State Center for Health Statistics. (2010). Community Health Assessment Guide book. Retrieved from: http://www.schs.state.nc.us/schs/data/databook/2002/Guidebook2002.pdf U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (1992). Planned Approach to Community Health: Guide for the Local Coordinator. Retrieved from: https://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/prevguid/p0000064/p0000064.asp Continue Reading...

Pro Sports and Stadium Construction Trends

public speaking tours, etc.). Stadiums have also been used to book speaking and/or concert tours -- from political campaign stops to rock and roll shows to evangelical performances. Thus, there is no reason that stadiums which typically are built for one team's needs cannot also be utilized on occasion as a setting for a special event. Yet, the advantage of an arena over a stadium is that it is not prone to weather conditions or cancellations due to inclement changes in the climate. It is available for use every day of the year and its potential can be maximized… Continue Reading...

Struggle Between Gods and Demons

Hindu mythology, the gods engage in ongoing struggle, enduring opposition from demonic forces. Their challenges re overcome with tenacity, wit, and intelligence, providing a cosmic model on which human activity can be based. Moreover, the enmity of the gods and asuras highlights the central concept of balance in Hindu cosmology. The gods are shown to be up to the task of challenging demonic forces, but they are no more powerful than the asuras. In other words, Gods and anti-gods are equally matched. Their struggles can never truly be resolved, allowing Hindu mythology to assume its epic proportions as well as… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried by Tim O’brien

It is a hotly contested idea that just one war-themed book can adequately discuss the topic of Vietnam, and this idea is properly portrayed in this book. Fellow authors like Renny Christopher have condemned Tim O'Brien's story for paying more attention to the misery of the American soldiers and less interest in the Vietnamese. However, the core of "The Things They Carried," O'Brien's work is distinct. Another author, Heberle, who wrote "A Trauma Artist," based his work on how aggression has impacted on American politics, society and culture. Similarly, O'Brien's work also focuses… Continue Reading...

The Secret Lion by Alberto Alvaro Rios Review

Essays, Free Term Papers, Research Papers, Database of Cliff Notes, book Reports for Free, College Papers, English Essays, Research Papers, ***.com/2408/secret-lion-symbolism. Rios alvaro, Alberto. the secret lion. 1984. "Understanding "The Secret Lion"." Youtube, www.youtube.com/watch?v=oollBQ-GrI4. Continue Reading...

Legal Status Of the Fetus

There is a lot of discussion on the moral standing of fetuses at an early stage and the issues that revolve around the choice of whether to abort or not. There has been one strong position that has been ignored in the whole debate. Consequently, liberalism has taken center stage. According to Harman (1999), the Actual Future Principle, the actual future of a fetus determines whether or not a pregnancy should be aborted. The principle points to two kinds of early fetuses. In the postulation, early fetuses that die early go through their entire existence without properties that confer moral… Continue Reading...

East Asian History Questions

.....Zhu Xi understood daotong ( "transmission of the dao" or Confucian orthodoxy). What texts, in sequence, were to be studied? Keeping in mind the context in which he wrote, accept, qualify or refute his position. Central to the evolution of Confucian orthodoxy, the teachings of Zhu Xi understood the transmission of the dao, the daotong, in terms of the natural ordering and hierarchy of the universe, and of universal laws. Daotong is conceptualized as a flow, a transmission of actual energy from a source higher on the cosmological hierarchy, or from the principle of Heaven, tianli (Adler 143). Moreover, the… Continue Reading...

Social Workers and Ending Skills

the social worker gains valuable information that can be used towards helping existing and future clients. Page 486 of the book discusses sharing ending feelings and saying goodbye. This brings back the potentially intense feelings described in the first pages of the chapters. Some of these feelings like dependency, sadness, anger, and affection come forth or may be denied as part of the coping process. While clients may feel more intensely, the chapter mentions that social workers may feel some of those feelings as well. Therefore, it is important to share some of those feelings and provide at the final… Continue Reading...

Translation Comparison: the Message, Nasb, and Nirv

International Reader's Version and New American Standard Bible, The Message has been designed like any regular book. Although there are chapter divisions, this version lacks verse numbers and each passage's key subject matter is expressed using subheadings. Furthermore, the translations vary in prose type and the way they treat textual irregularities. For instance, the NASB has used square brackets for the Pater Noster's final line (Matthew 6:13b) to indicate that it doesn't belong to the original Bible. The NIrV totally skips it and offers no explanation for doing so, while the Message incorporates it in a greatly stylized form.[footnoteRef:5]… Continue Reading...

Audit Planning Control at Home Depot

Audit Planning Control The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has published guidelines for preparing an audit plan. The first step is the preliminary engagement activities, which is focused on establishing an understanding of the terms of engagement for the audit. The steps in the planning process are to identify the scope of the audit; to determine the reporting objectives; to consider the results of the preliminary engagement and to determine the resources that are going to be required to conduct the audit -- and the timing of when those resources will be needed (AICPA, 2015). To audit Home Depot, it… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

Spread of Islam in Africa and Asia Along Trade Routes The Islam religion spread in Asia and Africa mainly due to trade of such goods as spices, gold, as also due to slaves. The advantages of proximity with the greatly profitable and powerful traders of the Islam religion triggered the conversions of merchants and rulers' into Muslims. Islam spread slowly; it took centuries, but in most places where the conversion took place, people still hold on to the religion (Debrouse). This paper explores the reasons of spread of Islam religion along Asian and African trade routes, particularly centering on the… Continue Reading...

Joseph Andrews Novel by Henry Fielding

achieves this through tone, diction, and style, but also reading this book in its historical context shows that many of Fielding's contemporaries also used the medium of satire to make their political philosophies known. What do you make of Fielding's presentation of Joseph's virtue of chastity? For one, Joseph's virtue of chastity is humorous. He is too pure, too chaste, and too perfect. He is in love with a girl named "fanny," and running from a girl named "boobie," showing that the title character is really trapped between a rock and a hard place. The title character is also… Continue Reading...

An Indepth Analysis Of Diversity Management

ethnic/racial diversity, focusing strongly on improving public sector diversity management. The book revolves around the subject of diversity, how to manage diversity, multiculturalism in public administration, role of diversity in public productivity, delivery of public services within a diverse society, and evolving demographics as well as public policy. The paper is further developed through the aid of additional literature relevant to this topic. 2. Diversity is a tool for productivity and competitive advantage By means of individuals' collective and concentrated endeavors, material and financial resources are utilized to accomplish corporate objectives. However, there is a need to hone such… Continue Reading...

Story Of Anyi Wang and Granny

Columbia Anthology of Chinese Literature. The second edition of that book was published in 2007 and includes the story referenced in this report. As one might expect, so much of what goes into Wang's work "Granny" and other works has its genesis in Wang's own perspective and life experiences. It obviously should not be assumed to be an autobiography but Wang is surely not speaking about the things and themes that she does without any personal or second-hand knowledge of what goes into all of these events and stories. Even if Wang herself had two parents, was not an… Continue Reading...

Marx, Weber, Bourdieu, and Gramsci

Cultural Power Karl Marx, Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci and Pierre Bourdieu all conceptualize culture power in different ways. Each identifies the agent (the specific social group) which acquires and makes use of cultural power as well as the means by which the agents acquire and maintain cultural power. As Marx and Engels observe in The German Ideology, "The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to… Continue Reading...

A History Of the Life and Voyages Of Christopher Columbus Book

Irving's book "A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus" cannot be considered as an adequate authentic source because he put the book together speedily and impulsively, in the process sacrificing the deliberation needed for creating an accurate, reliable, and original work, as preferred by historians. Irving was even persuaded from time to time, perhaps to recompense for the impracticality of undertaking comprehensive and far-reaching research, to fully let his thoughts wander. As a consequence, perhaps, he reenacts imaginative scenes, not just from what the prevailing… Continue Reading...

Gender Discrimination and Wage Differential

.....social injustice and inequality. First, literature related to the fundamentals of discrimination and descriptions of gender discrimination are discussed in the literature. Following a detailed discussion of what the literature says about gender discrimination, the literature review shifts toward the quantifiable effects of gender discrimination in the workplace. Effects are examined both in terms of measurable effects on organizations and individuals. Fundamentals of Discrimination Discrimination is unfortunately pervasive in the workplace. Described as an "inaccurate perception of differences," discrimination can be based on independent variables like race, gender, language, and other demographics (Cleveland, Vescio & Barnes-Farrell, p. 149). The differences… Continue Reading...

Murder Inc Book Compared to Gangs Today

Murder Inc. by Graham K. Bell   book Summary Starting from the 1920s, the American crime landscape underwent a complete transformation under an all-star gang of thugs, garrotters, and snipers. Ethnic and religious diversity was evident in its members. A majority of them hailed from New York City itself, chosen from its toughest neighborhoods, including Ocean Hill, Brownsville, and Flushing. The exorbitant amount of crime they perpetrated led the media to name them "Murder, Inc.."This merciless gang, considered the innovation of Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and other elderly gangsters, was… Continue Reading...

Sigmund Freud & the Human Condition

Sigmund Feud is popularly referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis." He lived between 1856 and 1939. His work and ideas have greatly influenced psychological imaginations and popularized notions such as Freudian sleep and dream symbolism, defense mechanism, unconsciousness, and many more. These notions have greatly contributed to films, literature, and theories such as feminism, psychology, philosophy and criticism. Freud is also known for theories such as unconscious mind, specifically those revolving around repression mechanism. He redefined sexual desire as mobile and believed that it is directed towards a wide variety of objects. His therapeutic techniques improved the understanding of… Continue Reading...

Childrens Rights and Teacher Advocacy

The National Committees in UNICEF have actively participated in addressing every aspect of CRE successfully in one or two places. Concerning children's rights and adequate learning, while there are widespread opportunities for children, it is still not an entitlement in most parts of the world. When programme entitlements exist, it is quite common for links to be established between the rights contained in programme and certain responsibilities, when it should actually be linked to the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child. This increases the chances of children learning about the rights without learning about the CRC; plus, they… Continue Reading...

Drugs and Gangs Among Detroit Teens

Street Drug Trade Is One of the Most Important Social Institutions for Young People in Detroit From his perspective, Bergmann writes that the street drug is one of the most important social institutions for young people in Detroit. As an institution, the drug dealings and everything surrounding it are becoming a transforming force taking people in a certain way of life and perception. Detroit is known to be a major region of the drug trade, including heroin. Like any other society, it suffers consequences of this in many ways, including the economic, cultural, social, and even psychological repercussions arising from… Continue Reading...

Developing, Managing, and Operating a Retail Business

.....managing and operating a recently acquired small retail business. The paper specifically focuses on strategies for targeting customers and information gathering, a plan for recruiting and training new staff and employee management, the relevance of the concept of one hundred percent location and saturation to the business, as well as important financial dimensions for the business. Also, the paper provides a name, mission, and philosophy for the business, a description of hours of operation, and a plan for cultivating an inviting store atmosphere. Strategies for Targeting Customers and Information Gathering The importance of targeting customers and gathering information about the… Continue Reading...

Eye in the Sky Film

humanitarian language. Ten years following the release of Kennedy's book, there has been a further evolvement of the merging and conflation between war and peace (and their laws). The notion as well as the materiality of long-lasting, universal belligerency is progressively acceptable. It is even obvious. In this setting, lawyers as well as humanitarians eager to engage with the military have tried to make warfare more humane, though accepting or even approving 'forever' war (Tzouvala, 2016). Perhaps, the comments of the attorney-general in the movie hold the solution: there exists a legitimate argument on why we ought to and… Continue Reading...

Literary Works Referring to the Mental Illness

them living on. Charlotte Perkins Gilman is best known for her book titled "The Yellow Wallpaper." "The Norton Introduction to Literature" (Gilman 1). Gilman was known for her contribution to her feminist intellectualism and crusade journalism who pioneered the women rights. Typically, Gilman was concerned about the social injustice, political inequality of women, and the marriage institution during the era. Gilman argued that relegating women to a domestic status were an intention to rob them of their power of intelligence and creativity. "The Yellow Wallpaper" (Gilman 1) is drawn heavily on the episode of Gilman personal life. In 1886, Gilman's… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

Government's Right To Spy And Command Our Life The Way They Do The 9/11 attack saw over 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists. The government was faulted, but there was a consensus that the U.S. government needed to take stern action. There was panic that made the congress to give the government fresh surveillance authorities. However, it attached an expiration date to the authority so as to allow for further deliberations after the end of the emergency. Decades later, the law has been extended on a number of occasions, yet there has been no public discussion on how the law can… Continue Reading...

Marriott Internationals Management Style

Marriott International is one of the largest hotel chains worldwide. With its headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, the organisation has over 5,700 properties spread across more than 100 countries around the world. Throughout its nine decades of operation, the organisation has undergone numerous changes in terms of management, processes, as well as corporate and business strategy. This paper discusses a number of change aspects relating to the organisation. These include two key changes in the organisation's management style, role of senior management in preparing the organisation for its most recent change, use of vendors and spokespersons, an innovation that could positively… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

on Terror would be used as an excuse to justify almost anything. George Orwell's book 1984 warned about excessive government surveillance and brainwashing, and since that book, a slew of others as well as films like Captain America: Civil War have addressed the issue. Clearly, people are concerned but do not know quite how to reconcile their desire for a more secure life and safer borders with their desire for freedom, liberty, and safety. The American government once allowed the House Un-American Activities program to persecute its own citizens suspected of being communist, which is why the current reality and… Continue Reading...

Art Education Field

instructional strategy design must offer students appropriate involvement opportunities. Direct and direct classroom instructional strategies include book clubs, journaling, literacy-based tasks, bell ringers, provision of professional magazines in the field (like Scholastic Art), visual thinking strategies and book arts. Global Pop Culture Art instruction deals with the need for appreciating and understanding modern society's visual components. Visual media have assumed increasing significance and constitute a prominent element of communication, economic progress, knowledge attainment, work-related practices, entertainment, creative growth and cultural identity. These form the fundamental facets of mankind's relationship with the overall society, reflecting their capacity of taking part… Continue Reading...

Thomas More’s Utopia

obvious differences of opinion in the novel. Therefore, although the author utilizes this book as a platform from which to communicate his personal views, he does so via a complex framework (using a fictitious first-person narrator) that ensures he isn't held liable for whatever views are articulated in the novel. The main character in the tale, from its outset, is "Hythloday" (Greek for "a person who dispenses with nonsense.") This narrator who already seems an untrustworthy source commences his tale with a criticism of the existing English social and political climate, after which he commences an account of Utopia,… Continue Reading...

Killing Consensus About Sao Paolo and Violence

-- essentially the mafia -- handles everything else. The author introduces the theme of the book as being about "cities, social relations, and the patterns of urbanization common in the Global South," (p. 7). The two patterns of concrete urbanization include geographic areas that are built by their owners (this is the informal construction), and the areas that are built for the owners (formal structures built according to official building codes like a tenement) Citizen-state relations are totally different within this culture/subculture, and it forces a total renegotiation of definitions of crime/criminal. People have to take the law into their… Continue Reading...

Residential Schools in Canada for the Aborigines

Aboriginal Education in Canada GOVERNMENT ROLE IN ABORIGINAL EDUCATION IN CANADA What do you believe was the goal of the Canadian government and church in planning and running residential schools? Why? Schooling is considered one of the key aspects that bring about change in any society. Even before the establishment of the residential schools, schooling was something that was taking place in the country of Canada. As the only process that can change the structure and capacity of the human intellect and exposure, schooling is vital in Canada. Initially, the indigenous Canada was facing myriad challenges in accessing education. Schooling… Continue Reading...

Prison Psychologists and Biases in Corrections

.....psychologists working in prisons in the United States, Boothby & Clements (2000) found some disturbing trends in corrections. Although the number of prison psychologists has doubled in the past twenty years, the vast majority of prison psychologists remain Caucasian males who may be unable to address the diverse needs of the incarcerated community. Biases and assumptions about inmates may also hinder the ability of inmates to seek and receive psychological treatment. Moreover, a full third of prison psychologist work time is spent on administrative duties -- more than the time spent on direct treatment. Only 26% of their work time… Continue Reading...

Role Of Confucianism in Art in China

Han dynasty, Confucianism has been a central and defining feature of Chinese art and culture. It therefore makes sense that Confucian values and ideals would be reflected in Chinese art throughout the past several millennia. Even when Confucian principles are blended or confounded with the principles of Daoism and Buddhism, the Confucian themes of law, order, structure, and hierarchy become salient. Moral rectitude in the Confucian model means ascription to a patriarchal social order, and obedience to authority. Perhaps the most obvious way Confucian moral precepts are depicted in art is through the careful ordering of the world evident in… Continue Reading...

Role Of Ceo in Effecting Positivity Among Employees

CEO Core values Sociability It is important for the manager in any organization always to remain social. Sociability is a merit that benefits interaction and integration of what is important within an organization. Organizations have what is presumably the need to make change through the involvement of the different people. Managers and leaders have the sole role of initiating what is paramount to them and to those they interact (Satinder & Joan, 2011). As seen with the behaviors and connotations of the CEO, much of what they do influences the organization positively and negatively. Therefore, it is important to ensure… Continue Reading...

Cross Cultural Impact Of China on Vietnam Today

Vietnam and China: Acculturation's Apparitions And Certain Realities Behind Them" The Vietnamese people have a lengthy history that dates back at least two millennia. The ancestors of modern Vietnamese people lived in the Red River delta of northern Vietnam and were subsequently conquered by the Chinese, becoming part of the early Chinese empire. By the first century CE, Vietnam succeeded in becoming a suzerainty of the Chinese empire and it remained in this capacity for the next 900 years. During these ten centuries, the Vietnamese people were heavily influenced by several aspects of Chinese culture and society, including its political… Continue Reading...

Issues in Developmental Psychology

.....theoretical perspectives to understand human development is stage theories, which postulate that human development takes place in different stages and change throughout the life span (Lerner et al., 2013, p.466). Erikson's Psychosocial Theory is an example of a theory under this perspective, which state that there are eight stages of psychosocial development that are biologically developed to manifest in a pre-determined, sequential way. Through this theory, Erikson effectively demonstrates that lifelong development involves integration of internal forces and external situations that influence development of ego. Borzumato-Gainey et al. (2009) conducted a study on life satisfaction, self-esteem and subjective age throughout… Continue Reading...

Sexual Health Resources

Health Care Condoms are effective against the spread of AIDS as transmitted through sexual activity. The condom prevents the transmission of fluids between individuals during sexual activity. It is that transmission of fluids that can result in the transmission of the AIDS virus between people. In many poorer communities and countries, condoms have proven effective in reducing the rate of AIDS and HIV transmission between individuals. Condoms do not, of course, affect the rate of transmission by other means, such as intravenous drug use or transfusions. But they do lower the rate of transmission because a lot of AIDS and… Continue Reading...

Facebook Web Presence Analysis

Organizational Social Web Presence Social media are virtual organizations that foster and encourage interactions among members allowing them posting personal and company information, connect and communicate with other users. Major social media are Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Google+, and Whatsapp's. In most cases, frequently interactions with other users make the network interactions becoming stronger, and the social media allow users to communicate through the message, weblogs, music and video stream. The objective of this paper is to investigate how Facebook as an example of a major social achieving competitive market advantages. Key Elements of Facebook Web Strategy Facebook is the… Continue Reading...

Health Industry Professional Boards

Healthcare professionals offer their services to the community whilst taking care to fully respect people's dignity. Doctors need to earn public confidence by dedicating their skill all equally, and to the best of their ability. A number of professional organizations supporting doctors in ensuring public safety exist, two of which are the ANA (American Nurses Association) and the AMA (American Medical Association). In this paper, the two aforementioned organizations' standards and functions will be analyzed. A clear identification of the professional boards The ANA represents its 3.6-million-strong registered nurse (RN) workforce's interests. Its goal is attempting to advance the profession… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

company. Through an elaborate case study, the author has effectively assimilated its cultural history and economic assessment into the book, providing readers with a picture of the overall nation. By so doing, she has explicitly clarified the relationship between contemporary American business, governance, and religion. The book is an indepth report on free market and evangelical doctrines' mainstreaming, and will help readers comprehend how the company won America's hearts and wallets. The Central Theme What is the reason behind the rise of modern consumerism's leading entity in the Arkansan Ozark Mountains situated so far from America's industrial cities, financial… Continue Reading...

Core Values at Zappos

decisions and at the right pace. References Delivering Happiness. (2016). Zappos Core Values - Delivering Happiness. Deliveringhappiness.com. Retrieved 7 November 2016, from http://deliveringhappiness.com/ book/zappos-core-values/ Dhiman, S. & Marques, J. (2011). The role and need of offering workshops and courses on workplace spirituality. Journal of Management Development, 30(9), 816-835. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02621711111164312 Northouse, P. (2014). Introduction to leadership (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Sage Publications. Tobin, B. (2013). Don't try to change anyone and eight other ways to lead global organizational development. Development & Learning In Organizations: An International Journal, 27(6), 10-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/dlo-08-2013-0058 Continue Reading...

Ethics and Photo Manipulation

in photoshoots, it is no wonder the public has grown accustomed to the altered reality represented in these images. One book examining photography and civic spectatorship notes the passive spectatorship of the public in regards to ethical living. "The public is locked into passive spectatorship rather than authentic participation and thereby is given only poor or worse options for ethical living." (Hariman and Lucaites 9) When everyone participates in seemingly unethical practices such as photo manipulation, it often seems to derail not only any discussion of the topic but also any participation or awareness of it. It seems photo manipulation… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Emotional Intelligence in Life

happiness. Depending on one's career field, emotional intelligence may even be more important than intellectual intelligence or " book smarts." For example, in fields like sales or public relations, emotional intelligence is going to be far more useful than the intelligence measured by IQ. Emotional intelligence is an essential component in my self-development because the lack of emotional intelligence impedes my ability to achieve personal and career goals. As a self-development goal, emotional intelligence is something I can actively improve through stress reduction, mindfulness, and practice. Stress reduction is related to emotional intelligence because the tendency to be reactive or… Continue Reading...

Terry Vs Ohio

Terry v. Ohio case, providing information on the concerned parties, case facts, previous proceedings, arguments and issues, court decision and rationale for the decision. Parties Involved The People of the State of Ohio and John W. Terry Facts Martin Mcfadden, a law enforcement official, saw the complainant engaged in a long, serious conversation with a second man, on a quiet street corner whilst constantly pacing along the street and looking into one of the shops there, from time to time. They were subsequently approached by a third individual who conversed with them before leading them along the street. From the… Continue Reading...

Maison Lanvin Company Analysis

Maison LANVIN 2016 Company Analysis Company Description Lanvin is A French multinational company specializing in high fashion. Established in 1889, the company is presently more than 125 years old. At present, Lanvin is a reference to French fashion, Luxury, accessories and perfumes. Since its establishment, the company registered office remains the same at Faubourg in Paris. Jeanne Lanvin is renowned for her talents, and through her innovative talents, the company has become known for refinement, elegance and luxury globally. Start as a milliner, and later sell to Paris's upper class, the company has built its name as a top company… Continue Reading...

Investigative Psychology

Psychology Analysis of the crime scene After Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced, he was taken to the Correctional Institution of Columbia, located in Portage; a town in Wisconsin. During his first incarceration year, Dahmer was confined separately in order to keep him physically safe in case he interacted with other prisoners. With his consent, when the first solitary confinement year was over, Dahmer was taken to a unit that was less secure. Here, he was made to work for two hours each day; he used to clean the ablution block. Apparently, Dahmer adapted well to life in prison, although he had… Continue Reading...

Project Management Infrastructure

A Project Support Office (PSO) is different from a project management office. A PSO can be understood as a provisional, or long-lasting organizational unit that provides a range of services to provide support to project teams that are accountable for a defined group of projects (Wysocki, 2011). There are three kinds of PSOs. For starters, there is the directive PSO where project managers are administratively linked to the PSO and are allocated to projects from the PSO. In general, this structure is earmarked for enterprise-wide projects. Second, there is controlling PSO and in this kind, the components, templates, and procedures… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

Organized Crime: A Contested Concept The presence of organized crime in modern society is not as a cut and dry concept as most people would intuitively think. Take for example the existence of prostitution in virtually every society that has existed throughout the course of humanity. Although it is clear that this practice falls outside the realm of what is considered to be acceptable by the majority, many of the practitioners of this trade are actually grateful that they have the opportunity, the clients are obviously satisfied or else the demand for such services would not exist in the first… Continue Reading...

Benefits and Shortcomings Of Outsourcing Sports Venue Services

Outsourcing Sports Venue Services Outsourcing sports service management has become a recent innovative strategy to cut costs and deliver quality services to customers. Amidst of increase in the costs of operations, increasing sport venue organizations are outsourcing some of their management services to third party companies. (Schiederjans, 2005). While outsourcing management services or pertinent services has several advantages, the outsourcing business services have some shortcomings, which management of sports venues should take into a consideration. The objective of the study is to investigate the advantages and disadvantages of using the third party companies for the sports venues business. Advantages and… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Revelation 3: 14-22

this specific church, it is necessary to first know and comprehend the church, together with its culture. This book's writer is a messenger from the divine who has taken it upon himself to convey a serious message from Christ. Although the book is directly targeted at the First Century Laodicean church, the advices therein may be applied to Christians in all eras[footnoteRef:1]. The work's literary examination reveals that this church's moral nature apparently reflects its socioeconomic context. That all distinguishing aspects of the city contradict the church symbolizes failure, and not success. [1: Gary Cohen, Understanding Revelation] Socio-historical context… Continue Reading...

Biblical Prophetic Literature and Hosea

Exegesis Hosea 10: 5-6 Close Reading Hosea is a prophetic book and like many books in this tradition, it is a critique of the current ways of the Israelites and an explanation of why their words and deeds are in error. One of the central images of Hosea 10: 5-6 is that of idolatry, specifically that of the "calf" at which the inhabitants of Samaria "tremble" despite the explicit prohibition of worshipping graven images in Exodus; the calf specifically recalls the idolatry of the golden calf while the Israelites were in exile in the… Continue Reading...

Ergonomics and Human Factors

In the contemporary business environment, businesses are learned to satisfy their customers, however, they are also required to satisfy their employees. For instance, the Fedex has discovered that there is a statistical correlation between employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. A decline in employee satisfaction leads to a decline in customer satisfaction. It has also been discovered across different industries that employee satisfaction assists in increasing customer satisfaction as well as increasing their loyalty towards organizations. Employees who are satisfied with their jobs and working conditions will be loyal to firms, offer high-quality services and productivity. However, the case of LegoAssembly4You… Continue Reading...

Words and Pictures in Picture Books

Pictures in Picture Books Most picture books combine pictures and words to make stories more understandable, fascinating, and memorable. Without pictures, the true meaning of a text may be lost. Equally, without words, the true meaning of a picture may be missed. Indeed, Perry Nodelman notes that "words without pictures can be vague and incomplete, incommunicative about important visual information." At the same time, "pictures without words can be vague and incomplete, lacking the focus, the temporal relationships, and the internal significance so easily communicated by words" (10). With examples, this essay explains how words and pictures complement each other… Continue Reading...

Text Sets for a Multicultural Topic

and cultural consciousness (Livingston & Kurkjian, 2005). The main read aloud book for this topic is Wonder by R.J. Palacio that highlights the social experiences of August Pullman who faces significant challenges in going to a mainstream school because he was born with major facial deformities. While this book is not listed in Caldecott prize, Newberry prize and Coretta Scott King, it is a suitable text to use as the foundational book for teaching this topic. The book is relevant to the topic because of its focus on highlighting the challenges Pullman experiences simply because of his extraordinary face. It… Continue Reading...

Use Of Smartphones and Sleep Time

¶ … sleep and electronics. In particular, this research paper aims to explore the possible effects of screen time on sleep, based on experiences from participants in a survey. Prior to conducting the survey, the hypothesis was 'more screen time equals less sleep time'. Surveys are a valid research method to help test hypotheses by collecting information in the form of responses from target populations. By asking if screen time (e.g., video games, computers, mobile devices, and television) affected sleep outcomes of teenagers aged 14-18, the research paper could discover a negative correlation between screen time and sleep time. The… Continue Reading...

Islam and the Turkish State

Turkey and Islam Tensions have existed between Islamic powerbrokers and the state of Turkey since the state was founded. While Islam was the state religion of modern Turkey's precursor, the Ottoman Empire, it was not long after the Republic of Turkey was founded that Islam was removed as the state religion in favor of the secular approach of the country's founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. But there have always been tensions between Islam and the state since that point. Turkey's demographics -- split between a handful of large, secular cities and a more rural, religious majority population, and Turkey's vision as… Continue Reading...

Death and Faith from Existentialist Point Of View

a mystifying text that explains philosophies (James, 2012). Criticizing Heidegger Walter Kaufman wrote about Heidegger in the book named Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre in the year 1956. As per the book, "The critics of Heidegger always look at him as one who stops the spreading of knowledge to the public with words framed in different manners that indeed conceal the falsehoods of what he says. But he has also got supporters who tell that there is truth in his beliefs about the existence of man as a temporary event and by adding the concepts of Being. They also mention he… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

Summary of the book As 21st century is drawing to an end, the United States has emerged as the sole superpower with no rival in the international system based on its superior economic and military powers. However, a critical issue still remains with reference to the U.S. global strategy and its exceptional position in the international system. Zbigniew Brzezinski has been able to address this issue in his path-breaking and an incisive book titled "The Grand Chessboard." (Brzezinski, 1998 p 1). Brzezinski analyzes the American provocative and bold geostrategic vision in the 21st… Continue Reading...

Chinese Sport Venue and Market Values

The Chinese sport has been identified as one of the most dynamic sectors in China based on the market value of the sports industry. In 2013, the market value of the Chinese sports industry was more than $2.91 Billion and increased to $3.44 Billion in 2014 revealing an increase of 18.01%. Typically, Chinese sports industry also recorded the market values of $3.43 Billion at the end of 2015 fiscal year. Although the Chinese sports industry only contributes to 0.63% of the GDP in 2013, however, since 2000, the sports industry has recorded more than 4% annual growth rate based on… Continue Reading...

Cruelty and Intolerable Acts

York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2012 University of New England. (2011). www.une.edu Retrieved from http://www.une.edu/news/2011/une-philosopher-david-livingstone-smith-discusses-his-new- book-less-human-nprs-talk-nation Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

A major foreign policy issue that the United States must face today is the rise of the multi-polar world -- namely the role of Russia and China in world trade. With Russia coming to play a dominant role in the Middle East by aiding Assad's Syrian forces against ISIS and rebels fighters, the U.S. has a choice to make about how to approach the foreign power. If the U.S. pursues a policy antagonistic to Russia, it could find itself on the losing end of a fight in the Middle East, as Russian missile technology is far advanced and capable of… Continue Reading...

Post Feminism and Hip Hop

Carnal teachings: raunch aesthetics as queer feminist pedagogies in Yo! Majesty's hip hop practice" by Jilian Hernandez, the essay explores the concept of 'raunch aesthetics' in the video for the song, "Don't Let Go." Hernandez also explore the notions of community cultural capital, color blind/new racism, and postfeminism through the performance of the women in the video. Hernandez's interpretation of queer and feminist teachings via these four concepts and through the music video provides a unique look, into analysis of text and visuals to gather and form ideas and theory. The first concept to analyze is 'raunch aesthetics'. A term… Continue Reading...

Should the Government Ban Assault Rifles

The increasing and gruesome mass killings in schools and other public arenas is connected to military type assault rifles and hidden handguns, carrying large amounts of ammunition magazines. These artilleries of war are modeled to cause overwhelming damage within short periods without reloading (Rosenthal, 2016). There is an upcoming logical debate to convince the government to ban these artilleries among the public. A large number of Americans prefer banning "assault weapons"; the same case applies to the majority of students who strongly support criminalizing the possession, receipt, transfer and manufacture of assault weapons. The congress of 1994 permitted the assault… Continue Reading...

Life's Meaning Defined by Viktor Frankl

in "ordinary situations" is the essence of finding the meaning in one's own life. Frankl's book shows how people who have gone through extraordinary suffering such as living through a concentration camp, and people who go through the "ordinary situations" of life can both lose meaning or develop learned meaninglessness. Applying Frankl's message to one's daily life requires a cognitive shift. Meaning can be located in the mundane in many ways. One is through humor. Remember, Frankl recalls how life inside the camps was often punctuated by absurd or grotesque humor. Finding humor in ordinary life is one way… Continue Reading...

Death and Meaning Of Life in Tuesdays with Morrie

.....deathbed, Morrie reflects on his life, and relays several messages about the meaning or purpose of life. Ironically, one of the main messages of the story is that life does not necessarily have a greater or cosmic meaning. Meaning is found in what is immediately before us, in the day-to-day existence and especially in relationships with others. Life's meaning is found in accepting life for what it is rather than wishing it could be something else. The meaning of life can therefore be best understood by appreciating what we have now instead of wishing we were different or that things… Continue Reading...

Social Shift from Religion to Spirituality

prayer and meditation techniques, as well as her "Oprah book Club" books, where she is seen regularly urging her readers to seek truths for personal revolution (Lofton 599). All Oprah products merge practical inspiration and support with spiritual advice, and capitalist rationality with spiritual awakening. The famous talk-show host's website recommends the maintenance of 6 different journals: besides a journal that one can create and name on one's own, she defines: a Daily journal wherein one ought to record one's general everyday thoughts; a Spa Girl journal to record one's exercise regime; a Gratitude journal to record 5 things… Continue Reading...

Communicating Effectively for New Couples

a Compromise. American Journal of Family Therapy, 37(3), 196-208. Stewart. J. (ed.) (2002). Bridges not walls: A book About interpersonal communication. New York: Mcgraw Hill. Wood, J. (2011). Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture. Wadsworth. Wood, J. T. (2015). Interpersonal communication: Everyday encounters. Nelson Education. Continue Reading...

Sports Marketing Plan

Traditional Media Strategies The use of traditional media in sports marketing remains popular. Indeed, sports marketers spend a great deal of resources on television, print, and radio advertising, with sports comprising a substantial portion of ad spending for television and radio channels. A significant percentage of sports fans actually watch sports events for the commercials. They tend to enjoy the commercials more than the game itself. Traditional media enables sports marketers to reach geographically dispersed consumers at a fairly low cost per exposure (Swayne, 2011). Take an event like the FIFA World Cup, for instance. The event has following from… Continue Reading...

Marketing an Emba Program in Vietnam

Marketing Plan The following a marketing plan for entering the Vietnamese market. There will be several issues covered, including the market and product analysis, external analysis, an internal analysis, and an action plan. Then there will be conclusions. The Vietnamese market is a terrible one to enter, in short. There has to be a better market. While the market is large in population, and its wealth is growing, the average Vietnamese cannot afford to pay tuition for Western-quality higher education. The actual size of the market, which would consist only of wealthy Vietnamese students who cannot get into Western schools,… Continue Reading...

Psychology, Financial Decision-making, and Management Of Household

The main purpose of this research study is to understand the psychology of decision-making and management of households with respect to Arab students living abroad. The study will take into consideration the impact of the difference in culture and also the influence of such culture in dealing with bank interest. The research model used in this study is the addition of a moderating variable. The data will be collected through questionnaires that will be designed, piloted, and distributed to the target population. Questionnaires will be designed in a way that can manage to gather accurate information on the aspects of… Continue Reading...

Failing the Bechdel Test

There are numerous reasons why so many movies fail the Bechdel test. Most of these reasons directly correspond to the exact nature of this assessment, and what it reveals about society. Still others of these reasons pertain to the function of films within society. For the most part, they are used to reinforce societal values and mores. To a lesser extent, this medium is also widely deployed as a means of introducing new societal norms which will one day become part of the social establishment. Finally, still other reasons directly correlate to the notion of gender and gender constructs in… Continue Reading...

Victims Of the Holocaust

and provided refuge. They both worked together to try to end specific ideals that they felt threatened human rights. Milac's book details the Slovenes inability to define their historical national interests and thus such ambiguity led to unorganized resistance efforts that resulted in illegal activity and the deaths of thousands. Such efforts came from dealing with bitter feelings and a sense of disenchantment. "Thus, on 11 April 1941, we had to accept the bitter truth that occupation of our land was an undisputed reality and that the future for us, starting on this fateful Good Friday, looked very dark" (31).[footnoteRef:3]… Continue Reading...

Kings County Library Changes Needed

Kings County Library system is one of the more impressive and expansive library systems in the United States. It boasts dozens of locations and thousands upon thousands of books, magazines, journals and other resources. However, it has become clear in recent months and years that the basic form and function of the library is not what it could or should be and the modernity and selection of the facilities is starting to falter. The patrons of the library system have made notice of issues that they see and the same is true of the people that work for the library… Continue Reading...

Crisis Situations

Natural Disaster In August 2016, the state of Louisiana experienced catastrophic flooding, specifically at Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas. The flooding, rated as the most terrible natural disaster since the 2012 Hurricane Sandy, resulted in 10 deaths and destruction of property worth billions of dollars, leaving thousands of residents homeless. The situation presented a major crisis for organizations mandated with disaster response, particularly the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). Many agencies and people have criticized FEMA for not attending to the disaster with adequate urgency, as well as for its failure to warn the residents adequately prior to the storm.… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Pauls Letter to Philemon

Socio-Historical Background: book Of Philemon The epistle of Paul to Philemon has often been called a captivity epistle because it was written when Paul was imprisoned because of his Christian faith. The frequent references to the Church and to Philemon's house underline the fact that Paul likely intended this to be a public, instructive letter, not simply a private document conveying information (Witherington 54). Philemon is usually studied in conjunction with Philippians, Colossians, and Ephesians (Witherington 1). Although the authorship of Ephesians is in… Continue Reading...

How Confucianism Impacted China

during his lifetime: he taught, wrote, edited, and even acted politically. He authored a history book about China -- but his greatest contribution was the philosophy he enunciated that became his legacy. The essence of the philosophy taught by Confucius was that morality should be the basis of conduct between persons, whether on a social level or on a governmental level. The principles that Confucius asserted were not novel: that is, he did not create them himself. Rather they stemmed from the traditional teachings that had for many years served as the bedrock of Chinese culture. Confucius supported these… Continue Reading...

Small Local Business Marketing Plan

Toshi Dream Spa and Salon is a full-featured spa and salon business located on Main Street and open seven days per week from 10AM until 7PM. They have been in business for fifteen years. Five years ago, they expanded and modernized, going from a hair salon with five chairs to a full-service spa that offers facials, body treatments, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Their shop is modern, clean, and slick looking. The decor is minimalist, with a cool color scheme using white and icy blue and purple shades. Toshi Dream Spa and Salon wishes to convey an image of cleanliness and… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

like communications infrastructure and how the Nigerian government as responded. This book will therefore become instrumental for this research. Mohammed, K. (2014). The message and methods of Boko Haram. In Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos (Ed.) Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security and the state in Nigeria. African Studies Centre. Retrieved: http://ifra-nigeria.org/IMG/pdf/boko-haram-islamism-politics-security-nigeria.pdf#page=19 This article shows how Boko Haram has been influenced by external, mainly Salafi, Jihadist Islamic militant groups, not just in terms of doctrine but also tactics including "targeted assassinations, suicide bombings, and hostage taking," (Mohammad, 2014, p. 19). The author also shows how Boko Haram has been also working… Continue Reading...

Relationship Of Food and Ritual in India

that and adding to this story. Perhaps it could be come my own book one day. Works Cited Agrawal, Pradeep; Kumaraswamy, Durairaj. "Food Price Inflation in India: Causes and Cures." Indian Economic Review, vol. 49, no. 1 (2014): 57-84. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24583407?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents Continue Reading...

Educational Psychology

psychologists, especially Freudians, considered experiences undergone at the tender, early childhood age to be crucial to social, psychological and mental growth. Newer studies reveal that even late-childhood experiences are influential, capable of altering a child's developmental course. A majority of contemporary psychologists discuss sensitive, rather than critical, phases, which are phases when an individual is found to be particularly reactive towards or equipped to handle particular experiences. Hence, while childhood is deemed to be the ideal age to independently learn any second language (i.e., without direct teaching on others' part), adults also can and have effectively learnt second languages (Woolfolk… Continue Reading...

English Protestant Clergy in Literature

the English Protestant clergy that made them popular: they were exceptionally well-read, learned and scholarly in terms of possessing book smarts. Yet, as the authors point out, their experience in human matters, in what it means quite simply to be a human living in an age of change (the world was undergoing a radical transformation from a once Catholic Europe to a now fractured and splintered multi-religious network of nations). England herself was changing and becoming a mighty European power (soon it would be contending with the Napoleonic armies). English pride was a very real thing, and these clergymen… Continue Reading...

Innovation Best Practices

In his book, Beyond the obvious: killer questions that spark game-changing innovation, Phil McKinney (2012) argues that most innovation efforts fail because the right questions are never asked -- people are taught and do not stray from the obvious. McKinney asserts that in a rapidly changing world, people ought to ask the right questions about their businesses -- they must stretch beyond the basic or usual. Indeed, asking the right questions is the heart of innovation (Berger, 2014). Asking the right questions causes a fundamental shift… Continue Reading...

Moral Issues with Internet Privacy

It is seldom possible to draw a sharp line of distinction between what's wrong and what's right. Everybody has their own distinctive view with regard to the major moral challenges linked to internet privacy, right from social media privacy to governmental surveillance. However, all stories have two sides, and this necessitates a closer examination of a few existing moral issues associated with internet privacy. Firstly, one needs to examine the chief element of guidance provided by the law on the matter of internet privacy. Possibly the most straightforward moral problem under the 'internet privacy breach' umbrella is malicious software (e.g.,… Continue Reading...

19th Amendment

the latter are still barred from voting. Graham, Sara Hunter. Woman suffrage and the new democracy. Berghahn Books, 1996. This book's author states that the NAWSA (National American Woman Suffrage Association), which spearheaded the drive which ultimately led to Amendment XIX's enforcement, introduced a novel political approach/activity for females, namely pressure group politics. However, this narrow analysis may largely be regarded as a simple, though valuable, history of the NAWSA, relating organizational activities and achievements between 1890 and 1920. A graduate in history from the Louisiana State University, the author joins the crowd of female authors who wrote on the subject… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment Of People with Privilege

Privileged Child The concept of being an over-privileged child is concurrently amusing and unsettling to me. To an outsider, being an over-privileged child may appear to be a life of advantages and comfort and a life that is free of the worry and concerns of "normal" everyday life. I have no need to worry if I can afford to buy the latest fashions, and in the future I know I will not need to worry about paying bills. There are certainly many benefits, but like any life condition, there are also disadvantages attached to the situation, which may only be… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

Intelligence in War: Iraq, WMDS, and the Rise of the Policymakers In 2003, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell testified before the UN Security Council that Iraq had mobile weapons labs and was in possession of uranium, which was being used in the country's WMD program. His testimony was based on faulty U.S. and British Intelligence: the invasion of Iraq that followed found no evidence of such labs or of such a program. Joe Wilson, husband of CIA operations officer Valerie Plame and former U.S. Ambassador to Gabon penned an op-ed for The New York Times entitled "What I Didn't… Continue Reading...

College Student Development

The college atmosphere plays an integral role in the social development of students. As per the college student development theory (CSDT), college significantly contributes to students' academic, cognitive, social, psychological, as well as spiritual and moral development (Patton et al., 2016). Indeed, CSDT provides student affairs practitioners with a solid foundation for practice. More specifically, given the widespread prevalence of development-related issues in colleges, such as attrition, violence, suicide, and drug abuse, CSDT to a large extent guides and informs the work of community college counsellors. In this essay, I illustrate my personal knowledge, skills, and dispositions regarding my role… Continue Reading...

Representation and Reality Alexie on Film

the romance books. Alexie wishes he could be like those Indians on the romance book covers -- blue-eyed and nuzzling up against a beautiful white-skinned woman in throes of ecstasy (Alexie). Yet, Alexie also wants to be proud of being an Indian, which is ironic because he loathes the only real depiction of an actual Indian on screen he had every seen -- Tonto. What Alexie reveals is that there are actually competing narratives within his own heart and head about what it means to be Indian. These competing narratives are represented by Victor and Thomas. Victor is like… Continue Reading...

Vathek Stories

about how I feel about it. However, I do not dislike Vathek. I found most part of the book to be odd. However, in the latter stages of the story, Beckford makes it much more appealing in a literary perspective. The main character Sultan Vathek gets into a deal with a djinn, which in the end does not end well. However, he does lead a very wonderful and remarkable life. The condemnation of Caliph Vathek in the underground world, the delineations of hell and with every individual obtaining precisely what they deserve make the book much more appealing and… Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

moral or natural order and the common good. [1: Plato, The Republic, book V. http://www.iep.utm.edu/republic/#SH1e] The concept of liberty was enshrined in Western society along with fraternity and equality during the Enlightenment -- the French Revolution formally -- but practically speaking in the American Revolution. De Tocqueville, a French Catholic who travelled to America to investigate firsthand the grand democratic experiment, described some of the inherent conflicts of interest posed by liberty in a democratic society: as a Catholic, Tocqueville's perspective was fashioned by a sense of moral order and correctness (right and wrong according to both natural and… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

Political Philosophy II: Theories of Freedom John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is one of the foundational defenses of liberal, democratic government. According to Mill, there are certain core principles "that should regulate how governments and societies, whether democratic or not, can restrict individual liberties."[footnoteRef:1] Mill wrote that regardless of whether a monarch, dictator, or even a democratic majority governed, the only reason to deprive others of their liberties was what he called the harm principle, namely, that "a harm, an action must be injurious or set back important interests of particular people, interests in which they have rights" and "justifies… Continue Reading...

How Hong Kong Responds to Fitness Clubs

¶ … Fitness Industry in Hong Kong Hong Kong is a densely populated, coastal city in Asia, where both Eastern and Western cultures meet. In this city-state of 7 million persons, the potential for the fitness industry (fitness clubs) to find consumer demand is evident in the government's recent emphasis on health and fitness as well as the entertainment industry's usage of body image to convey an impulse among consumers to mimic what they see. At the same time, Hong Kong has a distinctly Asian desire for fitness workouts that are more dance-oriented than in the West. Choreography is a… Continue Reading...

Relationship Between Np Student and Preceptor

An efficacious preceptorship is centered on establishing a relationship and outlining expectations. This takes into account offering a strong basis to cultivate and sustain an effective level of mutuality for setting up a working relationship with the nursing practitioner student. It is imperative to note that this relationship is beneficial to both parties. On one hand, the preceptor attains greater competence in rendering service whereas for the NP student, he or she develops clinical expertise and leadership. Directed clinical learning experiences are vital to nurse practitioner education. The objective is to make certain that clinicians are prepared to manage care… Continue Reading...

Analyzing a Workplace Culture

Langone, observations of interactions among staff and supervisors, documents like the employee hand book and physical artifacts -- like the promotion of the NYU logo on merchandise almost everywhere one looked. In this paper, I will provide an analysis of the culture at NYU Langone Medical Center and explain why the organization's culture supports organizational goals and the well-being, morale, and productivity of individual employees. Langone's Culture The organizational goals of Langone Medical Center are "to serve, teach, and discover" (Our Leadership, 2015). The values of the employees with whom I came into contact are appeared in line with… Continue Reading...

Interesting Questions on Edmund Twyford

first published in 1778 as a re-write of The Castle of Otranto. This book consists of several characters with one of the main characters being Sir Philip Harclay who had a life-long friendship with Lord Novel. One of the most interesting characters in this book is Edmund Twyford who is not only a close friend to the son of old English baron, but can also do anything better as shown in this novel. Edmund is an interesting character in this book because of his personality, courage, and efforts in disproving the stories of the ghosts. Actually, Edmund's better personality… Continue Reading...

Uk Trade Policy and Its Departure from the Eu

Brexit and British Trade: Advantages and Difficulties In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Commonly called "Brexit," the decision has raised a number of questions regarding Britain's current trading arrangements as well as possibilities and obstacles that await the UK post-EU (Hatzigeorgiou, Lodefalk, 2016). From a trade theory and policy perspective, this paper will assess the UK's current trading arrangements along with the potential advantages and difficulties it will likely face as a result of being outside the EU. From a mercantilist trade theory perspective, Britain's current trading arrangements are based on what is good… Continue Reading...

Global Comparisons in Workplace Discrimination

Workplace discrimination can be understood as an inappropriate, unjustifiable treatment towards a person or a set of people at the workplace. Such undesirable treatment is based more often on people's race, ethnicity, age, marital status, sex or other describing characteristics (Australian Human Rights Commission, n.d). Workplace discrimination can give the impression of a repudiation of particular civil liberties, neglectful treatment, deliberate undervaluing of an employee's character or work outcomes and attainments. Workplace discrimination is not only done by the employee but by the fellow employees or peers and other superiors as well. Workplace discrimination, although often not as blatant as… Continue Reading...

Need for Strong Moral Character in Criminal Justice System Participants

Criminal Justice. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 23 - 31. Lacey, N. (2013). book Review: Humanizing the Criminal Justice Machine: Reanimated Jusitce or Frankenstein's Monster? The Harvard Law Review Association. Trinkner, R., Tyler, T., & Atiba G, P. (2016). Justice From Within: The Relations Between a Procedurally Just Organizational Climate and Police Organizational Efficiency, Endorsement of Democratic Policing, and Officer Well-Being. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 158 - 172. Wolfe, S., & Nix, J. (2015). Self-Legitimacy Moderates Procedural Justice. Criminal Justice & Behavior. Worden, R., & McLean, S. (2016). Measuring, Managing, and Enhancing Procedural Justice in Policing: Promise… Continue Reading...

Method to Control Hazards from Carryon Luggage on Aircraft

The concepts hazard and danger are used differently with different meanings. Hazards are the circumstances that can lead to illness, injury, and property damage. However, danger is referred as a serious hazard that can lead to undesirable consequences. The warning is one of the strategies that can assist in controlling hazards. Warning consists of safety communication that organizations employ to provide instructions to minimize or avoid undesirable consequences from product-related hazards. (Salvendy, 2012). In the case study, the flight attendant warns the passengers that carryon bags may have moved during the fight. However, the warning is inadequate because the flight… Continue Reading...

Nursing Challenge

The shortage of nursing staff remains a major challenge in the U.S. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) (2014), the shortage is expected to be even greater in the next one decade or so. The shortage has been fuelled by factors such as reduced enrolment into nursing schools, increased retirement of the nursing workforce, as well as higher demand for healthcare due to population ageing and greater incidence of lifestyle diseases (AACN, 2014). The shortage of nursing staff has severe implications for the nursing workforce. A high number of patients relative to nursing staff often translate… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

not follow the Quranic doctrines. Analysis of Quranic Holy book that guides the practice of Muslim religion reveals that the book supports freedom of human being and condemns human bondage of authoritarianism, slavery, racism, tribalism, and sexism and other practices that inhibit and prohibits human beings from achieving their goals. From the Quranic perspectives, God provides fundamental human rights to all humans when they are born, and these rights allow humans to develop their inner resources. Typically, no human agency or temporal ruler can abolish the rights created by God. Mawdudi, (2014) point out that Quran stipulates fundamental human… Continue Reading...

Sternes Yorick in a Sentimental Journey

as the king's jester. There are many humorous episodes like this throughout the book, so it was a pleasure to read and a nice diversion from my own life -- which has too few such humorous episodes. Even expressions like "the deuce take it!" are humorous and remind me of reading Gogol, the 19th century Russian writer, whose characters are similar to Yorick in that there is a high degree of innocence about them while at the same time there is something not quite so innocent about them too. In short, the book was an amusing read because it… Continue Reading...

Role Of Inclusive Leadership in Strengthening Organizational Culture

The trend of a global marketplace has given rise to needs for multinational companies. Literature on global business, HR development and management, social problems, etc. has, of late, greatly focused on the key subject of global leadership efficacy (Caligiuri & Tarique, 2012). Leadership represents a central element of every firm. However, leadership ability and function is increasing in complexity with enhanced engagement in technological development and globalization (Ulrich & Smallwood, 2012). People hailing from diverse cultures may have different ideas regarding, and expectations from, corporate leaders. Hence, this paper aims at determining an inclusive leadership approach's contribution to reinforcing corporate… Continue Reading...

Life Of Buddha

Life of the Buddha: • What was the Buddha's name? How else do Buddhists refer to him? His name is Siddhartha Gautama and he is often referred to as the 'awakened' or 'enlightened' one. • What are the circumstances in which the Buddha grew up? Siddhartha was born in 563 B.C. He lived in a place called Lumbini and then was raised in Kapilavashtha, Sakya Kingdom's capital. During this time, Northern India was made up of various small and independent states. It is during this period, people came to challenge and question Vedic philosophy through a number of new religious… Continue Reading...

Assessment Process

therapy is usually applied in cases such as the one exhibited by Kong, following the loss of a loved one. The procedure is outlined below: The Semi-Structured Clinical Interview The informal assessment of individuals faced with the effects of the loss of a loved one such as Kong's case is the semi structured interview. This approach allows the therapist to classify victims according to the symptoms that they exhibit. The approach allows for the recording of changes in profile symptoms demonstrated over time. The information below should be collected from a client. • One's bio-data • The mental illness history… Continue Reading...

World Religions and Is Confucianism a Religion

solely through the eyes of the "People of the book." When the definition of religion is reconsidered as the author does here, it becomes possible to see how religions function differently but also express themselves differently using different symbols. Third, it is important to gain a better understanding of Confucianism instead of the typically shallow understandings usually developed, which focus only on the importance of law, conformity or obedience, patriarchy and social order. Finally, it is helpful to see how Confucianism actually does differ from other religions. Recognizing the similarities and differences between Confucianism and other traditions helps gain… Continue Reading...

Kraft Foods Canada Targeting Of the Millennials

Situation Analysis Marketing to Millennials is important. The problem has been that they have been ignored and instead, their parents were the ones that were a market to for many years. This is significant since parenthood is altering the way millennials have been interacting with products and how they pick the products. Before they had children, millennials were particularly more likely to purchase brands that they looked at as having amazing quality. This was regardless of the value. They now put a greater stress on convenience and price in comparison to other features when ordering for themselves. Kraft Canada wants… Continue Reading...

Starbucks Financial Ratio Analysis

is reasonable to conclude that Starbucks has a lower ROE because of the relatively high book value of its equity. In terms of market value, Starbucks has an EPS of $1.91, which improved from $1.84 the previous year. The P/E ratio is 28.35, just slightly lower than the industry average of 29.5. References MSN Moneycentral (2017) Starbucks. Retrieved February 25, 2017 from https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/stockdetails/analysis/fi-126.1.SBUX.NAS Starbucks Form 10-Q, Quarter ended January 1, 2017. Retrieved February http://d18rn0p25nwr6d.cloudfront.net/CIK-0000829224/e4ac07da-a03c-4ba5-901f-19a272530243.pdf Continue Reading...

Jonathan Giver Scholarship

my evenings on a part-time job with the Aztec book Store. I intend to become a filmmaker after graduating from university (SDSU, n.d). I was born in Lahore, Pakistan where I spent only the first three years of my life. From then on, my dad's job led us to different corners of the globe. I have resided in 6 countries up until now and had a hard time adjusting to different customs, languages and people. My minority status in all those countries always had me in trepidation: I didn't know whether the kids from my new school and community… Continue Reading...

Mixed Methods Designs

Generally, research may be quantitative or qualitative. Nonetheless, the usage of the two methods at the same time is common -- the mixed methods approach. Indeed, using both qualitative and quantitative approaches overcomes the limitations inherent in each approach, resulting in a better understanding of the research problem (Creswell & Clark, 2011). This paper identifies the major components of mixed methods research design and the strengths and weaknesses of the design. The paper also examines the relevance of the design to criminal justice agencies. The mixed methods design has a number of components. The first step is to define the… Continue Reading...

Michael Vey: Rise Of the Elgen

be modern time. In the prequel, Michael Vey discovers he has electricity-based powers. In the book, he absorbs electricity from rats. The main conflict centers on Michael, his power, and his desire to find his mother. After having succeeded in locating his mother and escaping the Peruvian plant, Michael comes upon the native tribe which leads to the third book. The climax of the story is when Zeus sacrifices himself. Just before that, Michael and the Electroclan discover the Elgen's sinister plot to control the world's electricity. Just as they are about to meet their fate via electric rats,… Continue Reading...

Using Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

that team at surface level. Whereas a manager who is book smart or who has an IQ might look at data reports, spreadsheets that describe worker productivity outcomes, or some other type of quantitative assessment, a manager who possesses and utilizes EI will look at the workers themselves, engage with them in one-on-one discussion, and take note of their mental state through words and actions in order to assess the underlying stability, position, and effectiveness of the project team. This type of intelligence is one that is intuitive but it is also one that can be learned, as it… Continue Reading...

21st Century Isaiah Bible Christian

Watts (2005) points out, the book of Isaiah "works to redefine the terms Israel and Jacob for an age of dispersion and change," (p. 1). The message of faith within a changing world, a world in which political turmoil shapes the destiny of a nation, is one that remains relevant in the 21st century. Isaiah encapsulates the concept of diaspora, showing how a dispersed people can remain a nation via devotion to God. However, the book of Isaiah also lays the foundation of the Christian notion of faith that can bind a people to… Continue Reading...

Asian Bioethics and Towards Reconciliation

Bioethics has been dominated by a European model, with European worldviews and philosophies dominating the discourse. This is true in academia as well as in public policy. The need for global bioethics discourse is pressing, because the life sciences are no longer regional or provincial in scope. For example, there has been a lot of speculation as to the progress made in East Asian cloning laboratories, particularly in China and South Korea. Claims that scientists have successfully cloned human beings are unsubstantiated. However, the speculation does give rise to an important need to discuss bioethics from an East Asian perspective,… Continue Reading...

Exclusivity and Inclusivity in the Church

latter refers to the inclusivity that is depicted in Third Isaiah. The exclusivity practiced in the book of Ezra is understandable in light of the historical situation of the Jews -- the Passover had occurred and was being celebrated as the faith of the Chosen People was re-affirmed with the rebuilding of the temple (6:19-22). This "celebration that marks the dramatic restoration off worship in Jerusalem" (Brueggeman, Linafelt, 2012, p. 408) what sets the Jews apart: the alone have received revelation directly from God -- thus the religion they practice is exclusive by definition. However, it is not exclusive in… Continue Reading...

Loss Of a Loved One

.....bereavement research has focused primarily on heterosexual, married couples, frequently within the later years of life. The latest research has taken a step towards understanding bereavement among members of the LGBTQ community, particularly, lesbians (Fenge, 2013). By understanding main themes in relation to same-sex bereavement, one can better draw a clear plan of assessment to help someone like Emily deal with the grief of losing a loved one. Some main themes seen in recent research in this area is disconnection from family, internalizing homophobia as well as seeking a place for sincerity and acceptance, benefits of friendships displaying cross-sexual orientation,… Continue Reading...

Athens and Sparta

begun by Ptolemy I (305-285 BCE) and finished by his successor who sought book contributions by researchers and rulers from far and wide and an ancient wonder, the "Lighthouse of Alexandria" (MAG). What was the significance of these marvels? The lighthouse, with its differently gauged height of around 115-135 m (383-440 feet) was, for several centuries, one of the tallest constructed edifices in the world, and featured in the list of Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The goal of sponsoring rulers and custodians of the library at Alexandria revolved around safeguarding and documenting all of Greek learning as… Continue Reading...

Isaiah and Suffering Songs in Bible

Servant theme is in a series of poetic verses contained in the book of Isaiah known collectively and alliteratively as the "suffering servant songs." They are dubbed the "suffering servant songs" because the motif of suffering suddenly seems to reach a new level of importance in the consciousness of the Jewish people, especially through subsequent series of exile experiences. The analogy of the Servant is one that is highly complex and explored in depth through the "suffering servant songs," which eloquently and lyrically define the special relationship between God and His people. Throughout what are not necessarily chronological but… Continue Reading...

Hsms Gap Analysis Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments

Successful health and safety management. HSG65, HSE Books, Sudbury 5) RMS 2006, Workplace and Work Equipment. A study book for the NEBOSH National Diploma, Sturbridge 6) Health and Safety Executive, 1996, Slips and Trips: Guidance for Employers on Identifying Hazards and Controlling Risks. HSG155, HSE Books, Sudbury 7) Health and Safety Executive, 1995, Sound Solutions. HSG138, HSE Books, Sudbury 8) Health and Safety Executive, 1999, Health Surveillance at Work. HSE HSG61, HSE Books, Sudbury 9) Health and Safety Executive, 2006, Health and Safety in Construction. HSG150, HSE Books, Sudbury 10) Health and Safety Executive, 1996, The Costs Of Accidents at… Continue Reading...

Cardillo Travel Systems

Explain the Securities and Exchange Commission's rationale to charge Cardillo executives with each of the following violations: Making false representations to outside auditors Without a doubt, executives of Cardillo Travel Systems made incorrect accounting transactions. As a result, this gave rise to false representations to external auditors. The rational for the SEC to charge these executives with this particular violation is linked to Management's Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Under Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In accordance to this guideline, the SEC expects the company's management to be accountable for maintaining an… Continue Reading...

Research Paper Topic and Annotated Bibliography

Selection of Research Paper Topic An analysis of the link between hopefulness, quality of life (QOL) and internalized stigma among autistic kids' parents is the objective of the current research. Autism impacts the patient as well as their parents, who require wide-ranging support services. The entire family of autism patients gets distressed during its attempts at raising the patient/child, potentially leading to diverse psychological and social problems among family members. Therefore, when catering to special needs kids and developing interventions and initiatives for autism-diagnosed kids, mental healthcare providers and social workers need to consider parental mental health status. Family members… Continue Reading...

The Book Of Daniel and Apocalyptic Literature

book of Daniel presents a clear tension between the more pragmatic books of the historical Old Testament and the visionary, apocalyptic books of scripture to come. Daniel has been called "the most peculiar and most difficult books in the Old Testament," precisely because the narrative is apocalyptic in nature and tone (Brueggeman, 2003, p. 351). Moreover, there is a historical dimension to the text as Daniel maintains his "distinctive Jewish identity in the presence of indifferent or hostile imperial power,"… Continue Reading...

Figurative Language and Imagery in Poetry

few have the time or inclination to sit down with a book and read it. Twitter-speak is now the preferred method of communication, and flash fiction fits that impulse better than the long narrative epic. Thus, I think Clugston's quote is valid because perceptions regarding the value of literature have changed. It is a different world from that of the 19th century. We are connected to the Internet, to the latest news (which is old ten minutes after it hits the wire). Week 1 - Discussion 2 A writer might feel compelled to write about literature because it is… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan for Gustav Klimt Art Class

Gustav Klimt Lesson Plan Central Focus "Describe the central focus and purpose for the content you will teach in the learning segment". Students will learn the art of Gustav Klimt, which will assist in creating the work of art that will resemble Klimt's style. Moreover, students will be introduced to the Gustav Klimt's artwork focusing on his love for cats. (Weidinger, 2007).Students will also learn their artistic style and utilize their patterns and shapes to fill up their works. Moreover, students will continue to build and develop the basic skill sets utilizing art tools such as paint, glue, scissors, and… Continue Reading...

Comparison Of the Theme Of “granny” and “shame Amah”

.....female agency in Wang Anyi's "Granny" and Eileen Chang's "Shame Amah" The objective of this study is to compare and contrast the work of Eileen Chang's with reference to her theme "Shame Amah" and the work of Wang Anyi focusing on her theme "Granny". The study uses their works of the two writers to analyze their differences and similarities in the writing styles focusing on the themes Shame of Amah and Granny. Remarkably, Zhang was in her early twenties when she had been identified as a discriminating and precious writer. She benefited from both classical Western and Chinese literature making… Continue Reading...

Groupon and the Sec

What sources of information are most useful to an investment decision? There are various sources of information that are most useful to an investment decision. One of the key sources beneficial to making an investment decision is the firm's financial performance. This encompasses the evaluation and scrutiny of the reported financial statements. Some of the items to be analyzed include the revenue generated, profits attained and the cash flow as well. Financial ratio analysis is also an imperative source of information for investment decision making. For instance, ratios such as return on investment (ROI) and return on investment capital (ROIC),… Continue Reading...

Mapp Vs Ohio Case

The complainant in the Mapp v. Ohio case, DollreeMapp, was detained following a law enforcement search of her house to find an outlaw she was supposedly giving refuge to. After a number of entry refusals by the complainant, Cleveland’s Police Department apparently forged a warrant to inspect her home and forced their way into it. While they couldn’t find any outlaw hidden there, they did stumble upon lascivious and lewd material (books, to be precise) in the house (Mapp V Ohio - Cases | Laws.com). This discovery led to Mapp’s detention, though she wasn’t charged. Nevertheless, the complainant claimed the… Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

in this work as a whole. The ultimate expression of female agency demonstrated in this book is measured in terms of attention and financial endowments Master is willing to give. On the contrary, Granny demonstrates a considerable amount of independent female agency. In fact, she evidences the sort of female agency that is curious bereft in Chang's piece. Granny has no domineering male figure in her life; the preceding quotations from this book suggests that not many other women in the story did either. Nonetheless, despite the presence of a man to offer either the financial or physical support… Continue Reading...

Short and Long Term Causes Of the American Revolution

The Short-Term Causes of the American Revolution Essayist Colin Bonwick writes that a short-term cause from the British perspective was the loss of revenue from taxes generated by American businesses and trading companies. And the short-term legislative measures by the British government were called the "Intolerable Acts" (Bonwick, 2002). More on the Intolerable Acts later on this page, but from the prospective of the colonists, their short-term causes included their rage at the " . . . indebtedness to rapacious British merchants and of navigations acts requiring them to trade through Britain" (Bonwick, 70). On the subject of the Intolerable… Continue Reading...

The Peloponnesian War

volumes (2-8) concentrate strictly on the War and nothing else. Though Thucydides' book focuses on the war's military facets, the events are employed as a channel to broach many other War-related subjects. A number of passages in the book describe, in particular, the war's culturally and socially degenerative impacts on mankind. Thucydides' book puts much emphasis on Greeks' lawlessness and atrocities perpetrated against one another in war's name. The Melian dialogue and other such events described in the book are early examples of power politics or real politik (Thucydides). Causes of the War Following the Athens-Corcyra pact of 433 BC… Continue Reading...

The Victim Of Prejudice by Mary Hays

Victim of Prejudice, on its own? (eg. I enjoyed reading...) I enjoyed reading this book for several reasons. For one, I was surprised it was so old, written several hundred years ago. The language is dated but the themes remain relevant, especially as they pertain to gender and sex roles. Right from the beginning of the book, Hays lets her readers know that this is going to be a scathing critique of patriarchy. Protagonist Mary speaks with a proud tone, noting that her benefactor helped her to overcome the titular gender and class-related prejudices that besieged both men… Continue Reading...

Applied Social Psychology

Social Psychology The term 'applied social psychology' is used to denote a methodical utilization of socio-psychological models, study approaches and outcomes, concepts, ideologies, and intervention approaches for comprehending or ameliorating social issues. Psychologists belonging to this subfield concentrate on comprehending and solving practical issues and coming up with intervention approaches to enhance individual, organizational and societal response to social issues. While this domain's chief concern is the generic tackling of practical and social issues revolving around the environment, education, and so forth, social psychology may also help enrich people's lives (Schneider, Gruman, & Coutts, 2012). Social psychological theories offer prescriptions… Continue Reading...

Solving the Fedex Situation

professor and specialist in the domain of change management and corporate leadership. Leading Change, the popular, well-received book published by the professor in the year 1995 outlines the aforementioned model. This paper attempts at demonstrating how the courier company, FedEx, can utilize Kotter's model for resolving its present issues of a detrimental financial atmosphere and personnel overload (Kotter, 2012). Establishing a Sense of Urgency FedEx has engaged in rigorous downsizing, cutting back on its workforce size. The workers who remain have been overburdened by their everyday responsibilities and duties. Their workload is simply piling up and older, though better… Continue Reading...

Student with Specific Disability

questions. Likewise, I developed an unnatural interest in a spiral-bound stimulus book for the entirely wrong reason: the binding and not the books content, as was required of me (Grissom, 2012). Just after getting diagnosed, I was enrolled in OT (occupational therapy, for tackling my sensory problems) and ABA (applied behavior analysis for twenty hours weekly for reducing my tantrum behaviors and fostering adaptive skills), besides language/speech therapy. My parents were recommended by a friend of the family to admit me to a Montessori in our locality in order to improve my development; however, this only worsened problems for… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

Accept, qualify or refute the contention that failure of late 19th-early 20th century reforms and the subsequent collapse of the imperial system spelled the end for Confucianism in China. Although the effectiveness of the attempted reforms implemented in China in the late 19th through early 20th century undoubtedly had significant implications for the followers of Confucianism and its status as a state religion, it would be a stretch to say that it spelled the end of this religion, or ideology, and that it was completely eradicated. Although the followers of Confucianism today represent only a small fraction of the world's… Continue Reading...

Education, Military, and Governments in Ancient Greece

Athens and Sparta were two most powerful states in Ancient Greece. Athens was known for its undying focus on infrastructural development while Sparta had an unmatched military prowess. As such, Sparta was the most powerful Greek state. Although the two states are very close geographically, they do have contrasting lifestyles, governance structures, military strength and economic systems (Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Greece. 1998). Government Unlike Athens, which was a democracy government, Sparta was an Oligarchy system of government. This means the state was ruled by a few individuals. Two kings acted as leaders who were accompanied by five Ephors. The… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

of the global monetary and financial system. Chapter 5 The fifth chapter of the book encompasses the cultural setting of global business. One of the key elements of culture is language and this takes into account verbal communication and non-verbal communication. Values are also imperative as they are the basic beliefs that are prevalent within a society. Other elements include religion, attitude, education, manners and customs. Hofstede and Tropenaars propose different cultural dimensions. Hofstede proposes dimensions such as individualism vs. collectivism, time orientation, power distance and masculine vs. feminine. On the other hand, Trompenaars proposes universalism vs. particularism, specific vs. diffuse,… Continue Reading...

Auteur Theory Application

The term auteur emanates from France and it means author, which in film theory implies that a film by a director mirrors their artistic and ingenious vision. In accordance to Pearson and Simpson (2001), an auteur is delineated as a film director that generates a distinguishing and unique way to film creation by means of visual autograph and thematic and storyline constancy. The auteur theory was instigated in the 1950s in France by directors such as Francis Truffaut who promoted an emphasis on the input made by directors with respect to their style and type of film. The conception of… Continue Reading...

The Mysteries Of Udolpho Book Analysis

I enjoyed reading the book as it provides the reader with a lot of suspense over what will happen next in the book. The events are not predictable, which means that the reader cannot in anyway be in a position to know what will be happening in the next chapter. The series of events arranged by the author provides the reader with a desire to continue reading the book to uncover some of the issues that pertain to Emily and her family. Of importance in the book is the love story between… Continue Reading...

Pope Concerns and Theology Of Book Of Amos

Pope Francis and Theology of book Of Amos On 27 November 2013, Pope Francis made a declaration denouncing a new idolatry for money pointed out that present way of running the economy resembles the ancient idolatry way of worshiping golden calf in the old testament According to Pope, the present world economy lacks truly human purpose, and the worldwide crisis is affecting economy and finance leading to imbalance and lack of concern for human. Pope also shows a concern for income equality revealing how elderly homeless people die of exposure to cold and the stock… Continue Reading...

The Outsiders

What do you know about character's personality from beginning to the end of the story? From the book, the personality of Ponyboy, who is both the narrator and protagonist of the story, significantly changes from the start to the end. He goes through one of the most significant life changing events that end up fashioning and transforming his character from being introverted, compassionate, and mixed up regarding life to being assertive, less frightened, and shrewder and several other qualities. The author indicates what the life of an individual can be when he or she faces various life transforming… Continue Reading...

Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard

per assessment will allow for a smooth and consistently beneficial process. One book noted the use of the modified Balance Scorecard stating real world use of the Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard. "The Supply Chain Balanced Scorecard Chemicals consists of four inter-enterprise performance measures: 'complaint number', 'complaint quota', 'inventory' and 'sales days' coverage'" (Seuring & Goldbach, 2013, p. 410). Serring & Goldbach offered examples of actions started to minimize inventory of specific product groups. "For 'sales days' coverage' the companies' sales day's coverage figures are added up. For 'inventory' and 'sales days coverage' the enterprises' data are displayed in addition to… Continue Reading...

Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture

Roy's ground breaking works in which he used untranslated Malyalam words in routine conversations in the book- The God of Small Things (Sharma, p. 65). Rhyme was not a necessary requirement in poetry; rhyme was rather consciously discarded in order to cause disharmony in the modern man's life. The deliberate absence of rhythm is a common occurrence in both Indian English and regional poems (Sharma, p. 66). Topics in Post-Colonialist, Contemporary Indian Literature India experienced some economic and socio-political crises after independence with the state going through constant changes and instability. Writers no longer wrote to extol the nation,… Continue Reading...

Swot Analysis to Develop Strategy

that can extend beyond those geographies. Further, such targeting if successful will help to build a book of business and stable cash flow to help facilitate future growth. All told, the company's weaknesses relate to inexperience, and overcoming these weaknesses really rests on the principals and their ability to learn quickly, on the fly. The weaknesses also pertain to marketing, insomuch as they reflect some shortcomings that will make the initial stages of marketing and brand-building that much more difficult. So 3 Squares has to consider how quickly it can overcome these weaknesses in order to really put the… Continue Reading...

Alternative Medicine Jamaican Dogwood

Piscidia piscipula formerly known as Piscidia erythrina and commonly known as Jamaican dogwood or Florida fishpoison tree, is a tropical, deciduous, medium-sized tree endemic to the Caribbean, Texas, southern Florida and the Keys, and Latin America. Historic use of the herb details West Indies Natives using the extracts from the tree to sedate fish (Fetrow & Avila, 2000). The sedated fish became easy to catch by hand leading to the common name of fishpoison. In modern times, scientists have discovered use for the herb as a sedative and analgesic. The historic use of Jamaican Dogwood has been to catch fish… Continue Reading...

Book Strangers in Their Own Land

is wrong. Hochschild is so committed to detachment and neutrality that the book becomes an affirmation of moral relativism. In fact, empathy veers dangerously close to condoning anti-intellectualism and the conservative assumptions underlying the great paradox. As helpful as it can be in forging friendships with people on the other side of the political spectrum, empathy does not seem like a reasonable way to resolve the great paradox. Empathy does not translate well enough into action. As beneficial as an empathetic viewpoint might be, Hochschild's analysis might be boosted by taking the issue a step further and questioning how… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

.....criminal justice system protects the public from criminals and criminal activity by investigating, catching, and thwarting crime. Although some countries have similar methods of punishing criminals and preventing crime, many countries have different methods and strategies. Norway has its own way of handling criminals and criminal investigations that often involves a decentralized police and investigative force. The United States operates via tiered system: federal, state, and local (Cole, Smith, & DeJong, 2013). England offers a tiered system as well, with most investigative efforts occurring in London. This essay will highlight the differences and similarities of the criminal justice system in… Continue Reading...

Argos Shipping Company Business Plan

Business Plan for Argos Shipping Company The proposal attempts to inaugurate a new shipping business to meet the demand for an overwhelming increase in the shipping services. Moreover, an increase in the level of international business has led to a rapid increase in demand for shipping services that offer reliability, convenience, speed, and promise. Moreover, the shipping industry is rapidly changing and growing because of the rapid rate of international trade, however, it is still pertinent to realize that shipping industry involves a lot of money because the business is competitive and capital intensive. More importantly, starting the shipping business… Continue Reading...

Research Of Emerging Accounting Issues

.....mission of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) exerts upon the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) The Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) was established with the main purpose of addressing and coming up with resolve for current issues being faced by professionals in the accounting field, which were not addressed by announcements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Prior to the establishment of ETIF in 1984, the FASB constantly faced challenges of not being able to offer well-timed and sensible solutions to developing practice problems. The EITF was therefore designed to disseminate and propagate carrying out guidance within the… Continue Reading...

Woodrings Floral Gardens

Retail Strategy Analysis In the retail environment, the importance of an effective strategy cannot be overemphasized. Given the inherently competitive nature of the retail space, a retailer must ensure a clearly defined target market, a robust operational strategy, a strong positioning strategy, sustainable competitive advantages, and proper retail mix (Bhatia 121-143). This paper provides a strategy analysis of Woodrings Floral Gardens (Woodrings), a company that retails floral gifts to customers within the State College area, Pennsylvania. Following a brief overview of the company, the analysis specifically pays attention to the company's operations, target market, positioning strategy, competitive advantages, and retail… Continue Reading...

Digital Marketing Details and Plans

E-Marketing Implementation What follows in this report is a narrative and summary of the e-marketing strategy as it will be implemented for Namshi and their online e-commerce portal. Of course, e-commerce is the present as well as the future and thus Namshi will want to make sure to have an e-commerce portal that has all the right facets and parts, including the right marketing. The items that will be included in this broader plan include the strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve the desired objectives, customer service/loyalty avenues, timeline for the promotion strategies in question and what… Continue Reading...

The Right Fight by Chris Lynch Book Review

follows in this brief report is a review and summary of the book The Right Fight by Chris Lynch. The items that will be covered in this text include an introduction to the book, the setting of the book, the main characters of the book, the plot of the took, the theme or message of the book and a conclusion that asserts whether the author did well and what weaknesses in the book and its narrative that might exist. As already noted, the book was written by Mr. Lynch and it came out in 2014. Published by Scholastic Press,… Continue Reading...

New Testament and Christianity

¶ … Gospel: Gospel is a message that has contents on Jesus, God, salvation, the Kingdom of God, and everything that is done to reach out this message to the believers. Gospel is also one of the books in the New Testament talking about the life, death, resurrection, and the works of Jesus Christ. • Original sin: Original sin refers to the tendency and deprivation to the evil that is seen as innate in all humankind and it is passed from Adam to all human beings, resulting from the sin engaged by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.… Continue Reading...

Camden New Jersey and Corruption Exploitation

Camden, New Jersey is a city that symbolizes racial segregation and embodies the worst of American capitalism. In Camden, "poverty is a business," (Hedges and Sacco 88). George Norcross, aka "King George" -- is the de facto big man of Camden. Only, Norcross does not live in Camden, has no official elected position, and is white -- unlike the vast majority of Camden residents. Camden is not the typical white flight story, either. The history of Camden reveals potent trends in American urban geography, particularly the theme of how intersections between race, class, gender, and power entrench corruption in American… Continue Reading...

Emotional Labour and Gendered Occupational Segregation

Russell Hochschild, who described it in her 1983 influential book The Managed Heart: Commercialisation of Human Feeling. Based on a thorough observation of flight attendants, Hochschild (1983) defined emotional labour as the process of managing one's feelings and emotions to portray a publicly acceptable facial or bodily display. Simply, instead of showing one's intrinsic or true emotions, one projects their emotions in a way that resonates with the underlying rules of conduct. Emotional labour is essentially about impression or appearance management (Pilcher, 2007). At work, for example, organisations require employees to constantly demonstrate composure and compassion when serving or… Continue Reading...

Fundamentalism and Evolution at the Scopes Trial

Trial? The Scopes "Monkey Trial" was less about a teacher's violation of an arcane Southern law regarding the teaching of evolution in the classroom and more about the place of Christian culture, doctrine and ethics in the modern world. The trial came down to William Jennings Bryan (who had run for president a quarter century earlier) on the side of Christian culture and the atheist Clarence Darrow as Bryan's political, social and cultural antagonist. While ostensibly there to prosecute and defend John Scopes respectively, the spectacle that the trial quickly became revealed the underlying purpose of the courtroom scene: like… Continue Reading...

Toshiba Accounting Fraud Case Study

Toshiba's response to the scandal was insufficient -- shareholders were protesting months later and many stakeholders did not really know what happened. Toshiba's response was simply to replace a lot of top leadership. The company should have been more forthcoming about the nature of the fraud, so that there was better understanding of the issue. Just as important, Toshiba needed to get in front of the response to the scandal -- the company needed to control the narrative with respect to how it was going to not only investigate but begin the process of repairing the corporate culture. Accounting fraud… Continue Reading...

Feminism in Frankenstein Introduction

it was "a deliberate attempt on Mary Shelley's part to make a disturbing book more palatable for a conventional readership," (366). If this was the case, it was indeed her publishers pressuring Shelley for these changes, a career author made a ruthless yet strategic decision in so doing. The introduction justifies those changes, placing Shelley simultaneously in control of her literary legacy while also showing how the publishing industry demands a certain amount of pandering to social codes and conventions. As O'Rourke also notices, Shelley does mention in the introduction that the publishers had been pestering her for a… Continue Reading...

Fake News and Knowledge Is Power

(1). Anti-intellectualism and the dumbing down of American, which Richard Hofstadter describes in his 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, highlights the problem of when a lack of knowledge becomes the key to political power when in fact knowledge should be the key to power given the potency of truth in eliminating superstition, bigotry, and misinformation. As problematic and troubling as the anti-science agenda of Trump presidency might be, the only way to take back power from demagogues and anti-intellectuals is through an affirmation and promotion of knowledge. As Swinton points out, "We have the power to… Continue Reading...

Marketing Tools for Business Strategy

Emerging Trends There are a number of different trends emerging in marketing, and those involved in the craft should be aware not only of these changes but the implications of them as well. The first is video. Social media in particular has become a forum for video in marketing. This not only means things like Facebook Live and YouTube, but more sophisticated marketing such as Wistia's pro plans, Vidyard, and Brightcove. Video is another means by which a company can tell its brand story, and there is evidence that the use of video in marketing is not just on the… Continue Reading...

Lesson Plan

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Environmental Studies Level: Grades 6-8 Duration: 2 hours Today, recycling is one of the most important topics in the environmental conservation agenda. From trash and dysfunctional electronic gadgets to plastic materials, wrappers, and packaging materials, we generate tons of waste every day. This waste increasingly poses a significant threat to the natural environment. For instance, oceans and other natural water bodies are now filled with substantial amounts of plastics, posing a threat to water life. Similarly, when deposited in landfills, our trash emits gases that are harmful to the environment. The gases harm the environment by destroying… Continue Reading...

Managing Stress Brought by Self Defeating Behavior

One of the crucial elements towards the realization of organizational success and profitability is creating a suitable working environment for all employees to thrive as they carry out their respective responsibilities. In essence, employees' contributions towards the achievement of established business goals/objectives is largely influenced by the nature of the working environment and working conditions. However, employees' behaviors also play a crucial role in determining their productivity in the workplace. Self-defeating behaviors in the workplace contributes to stress, which in turn affects employees' input to work processes and the overall profitability of an organization. This paper examines the management of… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

.....personal marketing plan with the intention of marketing myself to my future employer. This is my first step into the management profession and I am excited to settle into a job in this field. This Personal Marketing Plan (PMP) will guide me on the areas I need to focus more as far as my career is concerned. I am an American resident having completed all my studies here. Throughout my elementary and secondary years, I held various positions such as class representative. Later, I got an admission in the University and since I was inclined to the commerce side, I… Continue Reading...

Cultural Aspects Of Being Deaf

Deaf Culture In any given country, there is a dominant and prevailing culture that tends to be more pervasive than others. However, there are also cultures that are counter or parallel to the dominant culture. One of those common subcultures is that of deaf people. Even with the fact that deaf and hearing-impaired people live in the same dominant cultures as everyone else, they have to exist and act in a different way because they cannot hear well, if at all. As such, it is important to assess and review deaf culture and how it is different than other cultures,… Continue Reading...

Policies on Child Abuse and Neglect

Social Policy: Child Abuse and Neglect One of the essential components of the social work profession is safeguarding children from neglect and abuse. Professionals in this field work towards ensuring that children are protected from abuse and neglect in order to promote their development and growth into healthy, well-being adults. To achieve these goals, social work professionals carry out several initiatives including creating, implementing, and evaluating policy initiatives. The various initiatives adopted by social work professionals are targeted towards lessening child abuse and neglect as well as providing necessary resources and support that enhances children's development and well-being. The development… Continue Reading...

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Literacy

been described as the "longer and more artful version of the comic book bound as a 'real' book," are "popular, available, and meaningful," (Schwarz "Expanding Literacies," 58). Although useful for all ages, comic books may be particularly important for including in high school curricula because as children get older, their recreational reading decreases (Snowball 43). Teenagers tend to be more interested in graphic novels and comics partly because of the multimedia world in which young people grow up with and are immersed in (Snowball 43-44). Thus, another reason why comic books are accessible is that they are essentially a… Continue Reading...

Worldcom Accounting Fraud and the Law

.....pressures that lead executives and managers to "cook the books?" Although a company's profitability is ultimately only demonstrated in the long-term, short-term perceptions can affect the price of a company's stock which can in turn threaten its ability to thrive in the future. WorldCom was part of the highly competitive telecommunications industry and the desire to show that it was more profitable than its competitors as well as the fact that it needed to show that its recent mergers has been financially worthwhile (a difficult task that can take many years to do) fueled corruption at the company. What is… Continue Reading...

Developing Personal Epistemic Beliefs

Epistemology represents the study of knowledge. This applied to a philosophical context means understanding how an individual learns something, what the basis for genuine knowledge is, and what that knowledge signifies. Many interpret knowledge as true, justified belief, meaning a claim can be justified, the claim is true, and the individual believes in the claim. Over time such exploration of thinking has led to the formation of two main branches of philosophical epistemology. These are Rationalism and Empiricism. Empiricism states that the input from senses (experience and observation) helps a person find true knowledge. Rationalism on the other hand, emphasizes… Continue Reading...

Ibm Operations Forecasting Technique

Forecasting is the process of predicting the future based on the past data. Typically, forecasting uses the statistical technique employing different methods such as time series, moving average, linear regression and exponential smoothing. The study uses the 15-year dataset of IBM (International Business Machine) revenues from 1999 to 2016 fiscal years. The study collects large dataset because of the larger the dataset, the better the accuracy of the results. The researcher collects revenue data of the IBM between 1999 and 2016 from the Statista (2016) website, and the dataset used for the analysis is as follow: Revenue ($Billion) Different methods… Continue Reading...

Audience Style Writing on Websites Webmd and Drugs.com

Audience in Communication Not all websites are written for a general audience. Some websites include technical information geared for professionals in their field. There are also a number of websites that aim to please both types of audiences: those who understand rich technical or scientific jargon and those who do not. This memorandum compares and contrasts two health information websites: WebMD and Drugs.com to illustrate the importance of audience when composing and presenting health-related information online. Audience The WebMD website is written for a general audience with limited understanding of science or low science literacy. To a degree, Drugs.com is… Continue Reading...

Hegel, Heidegger, and Nietzsche on Philosophy

The Phenomenology of Spirit, as he clearly states in the book's Preface: "To help to bring philosophy nearer to the form of science -- that goal where it can lay aside the name of love of knowledge and be actual knowledge -- that is what I have set before me."[footnoteRef:1] In other words, Hegel wanted to redefine philosophy to be that thing it sought in the old world (pre-Reformation and Revolution) to understand. Instead of looking at knowledge in the way that Plato did -- as that which is acquired through one's ascent to truth (leaving the Cave of… Continue Reading...

Epicurus's Views on Death

Epicurus Maintained That Our Deaths Will Do Us No Harm Explanation and Critical Assessment Death represents a subject that is commonly contemplated, often with anxiety. At least, people were anxious when this subject was raised during the era when Epicurus was establishing his personal lifestyle and conveying it to fellow human beings. However, Epicurus held that one ought not to be afraid of dying as, "Death, the most frightening of bad things, is nothing to us; since when we exist death is not yet present, and when death is present, then we do not exist" (Epicurus, 1966). There are a… Continue Reading...

Berkshire and Us Department Of Education

as the acquisition of GEICO, and that the company's intrinsic value is much higher than its book value. Likewise, the Department of Education notes that dropout rates have fallen and that more blacks and Latinos are enrolling in college, signaling that the Department has had some success in promoting education among the population. Differences between the two reports were also apparent. Berkshire's report spends much of its introduction in attempting to justify to shareholders why they should continue to stay invested in the company even though profits may be "random" (p. 5) -- which is not a particularly compelling… Continue Reading...

Causes and Consequences in American History

.....eras are too complex to reduce to a simple set of proximal causes and immediate effects. The main reason why historians disagree on critical issues like the causes of the American Civil War or the causes of the Great Depression is that there is no one cause or even one simple set of causes. It depends on point of view, theoretical viewpoint, and a host of issues related to the intersection between different causes. Historical knowledge also evolves as new facts emerge and new theories come to light. For example, Tyrrell argues that the United States was more connected to… Continue Reading...

Success Proven Nurse Leader Characteristics

Management and Leadership Characteristics Leadership is one of the few important characteristics show by specific people in the workplace, home, or community undertaking a specific activity. In such gatherings, one should be delegated the duty of being a leader such that he/she can direct and delegate duties to the other employees that they accomplish their duties and responsibilities as per the goals set in the organization or any other authority. Some people believed that leaders are born while other believed that leaders are made through training but all of them are the same because they should have certain leadership and… Continue Reading...

As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto

the couple met, fell in love, and ended up facing the problems that form the essence of this book (York, 2015). "My parents feel very guilty, as if it were their fault," David explained to me during my first visit to Winnipeg. "But it wasn't like that. They did what they did out of kindness, love and desperation. When you're desperate, you don't necessarily do all the right things" (Colapinto, 2001, Preface pg. XVII). The above paragraph transitions to Part 1 of the book, which commences with the line: "The Irony was that Ron and Janet Reimer's life together… Continue Reading...

Judaism Religion Teachings and Festivals

Judaism Religion Rabbinic Judaism is the main form of Judaism that has existed from the 6th Century to date. From this form of Judaism, three different forms of Judaism have been established which are conservative, Orthodox and reform. Covenant -- Torahic teachings defines it as an agreement that the people had with God. An Arch of Covenant as highlighted in the books of Samuel and Kings symbolized the agreement between God and the people before heading to Canaan. Halakhah defines the entire structure of the Jewish Laws as they are taught from the oral or the written Torah taught to… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

Firearms Legislation and Firearms-Related Violence in Europe This paper examines the relationship between firearms legislation and gun-related violence across countries and regions in Europe. The focus of the paper is to identify possible sources of literature to help answer questions regarding whether legislation is an effective tool in reducing firearms-related violence. The paper focuses on variance of gun violence rates throughout Europe, gun legislation, and possible national strategies for addressing the issue of gun violence. It finds that there are many variables that impact regions and can effect greater or lesser rates of gun violence -- factors such as education,… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Ageing Based on Psychology Interview

Interview for the Analysis of Ageing Mae was a first generation American aged 90. Mae was born on June 1927 in Bethlehem, PA. When Mae was a young girl, she moved to Queens. Married at the age of 18, Mae well-being and general health issues are normal with no major health problems despite the usual high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and stents that come along with old age. The objective of this essay is to explore the experience of late adulthood and ageing using the case study of Mae. This study analyzes the interview questions to identify the health and… Continue Reading...

Online Consumer Reviews from the Consumer Perspective

online consumer reviews from the consumer's perspective. Online consumer reviews are often the first way that a consumer will learn about a new product or service. The pros of online consumer reviews include receiving potentially unbiased information about a product or service. The cons of online consumer reviews include their increasing lack of credibility as more companies are resorting to tactics like paying bloggers for positive product reviews, paying writers to write positive Amazon reviews, and the inability to genuinely decipher the difference between a trustworthy and untrustworthy review. Paid or compensated reviewers are becoming increasingly savvy in their presentation… Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

and suggest that the world would benefit from adopting more Confucian worldview. The book is divided into five main chapters plus a "bonus chapter," which is more like an appendix in that it provides some of the key points about Confucianism in general for readers who are unfamiliar with the basics. For example the "bonus chapter" talks about the three main elements of Confucianism, which are Confucianism as a religion, Confucianism as a philosophy, and Confucianism as legalism. The first chapter of the book focuses on the philosophy of Confucianism and how it might be applied outside of Asia… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of an Individuals Personality

Personality Profiles There are several theoretical approaches that are utilized in explaining personality based on the different traits relating to an individual. These theoretical approaches are divided into two major categories i.e. the five domains and complex models domains. The five domains (psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, trait and type, and learning) are approaches that focus on how individual traits are developed and how behavior is formulated. On the other hand, the complex models domains basically focus on how traits could impact an individual's personality. These two categories can be utilized in developing a personality profile of an individual based on interactions… Continue Reading...

Chinese Stories About Cultural Hybridity

primarily in the pre-war and war-time era, which fills the book with dread and tension especially as the characters work to understand their hybrid culture. Diamond Grill is set in the immediate post-war era of the 1950s in Canada and examines the way that food relates to culture -- and so the diner serves as a fitting setting for the exploration of two cultures through food and what dining, eating, meal time and family means to the world and in particular to a Chinese-Canadian family. The story takes a gentle approach to cultural hybridity by setting it in an… Continue Reading...

Apple Market Share Increase for Ipad 4

Apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline Apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… Continue Reading...

Solutions to Help Students with Disability

He cannot transfer an idea from the board to his book with ease. Coupled with the lack of concentration, this made him lag behind the class in most aspects (Dell, Newton, & Petroff, 2016). Social performance Socially, James has various challenges that are not experienced by other students. This was according to the parents and the teachers who argued that he has difficulties getting along with the peers and the teachers as well. For example, James has problems with helping others and accepting to obey or follow the authority. Consequently, he has a problem with expressing feelings. The father… Continue Reading...

Apple Increase in Market Share for Ipad 4

Apple needs to increase its market share for iPad 4. Product outline Apple Inc. is a well known technology firm that specializes in designing, production and selling of computers, mobile phones and music related devices. The most outstanding feature of Apple Inc. is the brand-perception as well as identification. Apple has built itself to become a cult-brand over the last decade with the strategy to invest and market iTunes, QuickTime and iMaclines working to fortify the brand loyalty hence the cult-brand formation. The short-term goals that Apple Inc. put in place are geared towards increasing the sales of the iPad… Continue Reading...

Crucial Conversations

must be chosen carefully so that the message has its original meaning when conveying it. As stated in the book, critical can be developed and as a nurse, a lot of knowledge is gained by books and classes. The nurses have the chance to reflect on the experiences of other nurses. They can also use their mind maps as a learning tool for the development of critical thinking. Several case studies exist that can be thoroughly read in order to gain experience and act accordingly in a situation (Grenny, Patterson, Switzler, & Macmillan, 2002). Chapter 8 mentions 'collaboration among… Continue Reading...

Review Of Human Resource Management

Organization Brief Description International Human Resource Management (IHRM) can be delineated as a set of activities purposed at the management of organizational human resources at the global level to attain organizational aims and accomplish competitive advantage over rivals at national and global levels. It encompasses characteristic human resource management functions like training and development, recruitment and selection, as well as performance appraisal undertaken at the global level. So as to closely incorporate company operations across the globe, multinational corporations try to cultivate and instigate standardized human resource management practices by transmitting the practices being undertaken at the headquarters to subsidiaries… Continue Reading...

Marketing Management Plan

The importance of market research cannot be overemphasised. Market research provides crucial information about the needs of the market and facilitates an understanding of how to best serve the needs (ESOMAR, 2007). Market research is relevant for not only profit-oriented, but also non-profit organizations (Lewis, 2017). This paper provides a market research plan for Health through Walls (HtW). HtW is a non-profit organization that works with low income countries to improve the healthcare of their inmates. The organization assists resource-constrained countries to provide better health care services in their prisons, focusing primarily on disease identification, management, and prevention (Health through… Continue Reading...

Commercialization Of Media Influences Political Discourse

the adverts churned out by the mass media (Fortunato). Paddy Scannel (2007) says in his highly-regarded book titled Media and Communication that was published early this year that the media concept was born in the 190s. He notes that the work by Marshall McLuhan’s was the most important starting point in the development of the media as an industry. Scannel refers to Hans Frederick Dahl who says that aggregating disparate communication media into the whole that it is “the media” is a remarkably recent development which may have emerged at the same time as the advent of the television in… Continue Reading...

Evaluating Success Of a New Venture 3 Squares

3 Squares Restaurant and Sustainability The analysis on the 3 Square Restaurant shows a wide variation regarding their marketing potential as well as the challenges they encounter in the process. Critically looking at 3 Square Restaurant, the business has the biggest potential to do great because of the strategies that the top management has instituted (Dimitri, & Oberholtzer, 2009). The implementation of the market segmentation is what has catapulted it to where it is today as more emphasis is placed on allowing their customers enjoy quality products and services developed to suit their needs. Through the marketing strategy, the company… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Durdens Zerohedge Website

Pitt's character from Fight Club and the site's slogan is a line taken from the film/ book: "On a long enough time line, the survival rate of everyone drops to zero." The site's main thesis is that there is no to "hedge" against the coming economic collapse -- i.e., there is no protection because the markets are rigged, the politics are corrupt, and the can will only be kicked so far. Thus, Durden's tone is appropriately sarcastic, often sharply cynical or satirical, and typically skeptical of any mainstream narratives that offer a hopeful "solution" to the myriad problems that plague… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Influences on the American Constitution

Rights in the 21st Century: A Living Document in a Changing World. Open book Publishers. ISBN 978-1-783-74218-9. Harwood, W.S. (2002). Gun Control: State Versus Federal Regulation of Firearms. Main Policy Review. 11(1). History (2017). Declaration of Independence. Retrieved May 18, 2017 from http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/ Kilman, J. H. & Costello, G. (2000). The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Mathews, M. K. (2001). Restoring the Imperial Presidency: An Examination of President Bush's New Emergency Powers [article]. Hamline Journal Of Public Law & Policy, (2), 455. Nurser,… Continue Reading...

Young Drivers Speeding Intentions and Behaviors

Gheorghiu, Delhomme & Felonneau (2015) conducted a study in which they examined how the speeding behaviors of young drivers are fueled by peer pressure and risk tasking. The study was conducted on the premise that teenagers and young adults are known for their increased engagement in risky behaviors unlike other age groups. While numerous efforts have been undertaken to understand the behavior and countermeasures for this age group, increased involvement in risky behaviors like speedy driving is common among them. Based on recent surveys, the crash rates of teenagers and young drivers are particularly high when they are driving in… Continue Reading...

Leadership in the Public Sector

Leadership is a challenging endeavor in any sector. In the public sector, however, leadership tends to be particularly more challenging. Public sector leaders often have to work with fewer resources to address increasingly complex challenges. In addition, effective leadership in the public sector is vital for not only driving employee motivation and performance, but also ensuring efficient performance of government agencies and the government in general (McCarthy, 2015). Indeed, leadership is important for effective public governance -- transparency, accountability, planning, efficiency, and so forth (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], 2001). Another challenge stems from the fact that public… Continue Reading...

Cultural Interaction and American Revolution

Cross-Cultural Differences and Communication Cultural identity is a significant force that shapes the interaction between people from different cultures. The contemporary globalization has made intercultural interactions inevitable in the contemporary society. People draw conclusions about other people's culture depending on a wide range of observations about the individual's way of live, values and behavior. For instance, understanding what people from specific cultural values helps in drawing about that culture in that specific aspect of value or behavior (Byram, 2015). For example, I have drawn the conclusion that martial art is a significant cultural practice in the Chinese culture. This conclusion… Continue Reading...

Definition Of Organizational Culture

very important to absorb and consider. As noted by the assignment, the best and most relevant portion of the book comes in the fourth chapter, which starts on the 75th page. Within that sliver of the book, there is a wealth of information that could not and should not be missed by anyone that reviews it properly and fully. The important topics of that portion of the book and how they apply to real-word examples and concepts shall be explained in this brief report. Terminology One concept that is explained and defined straight off the top in the fourth… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

Increasing of skills and knowledge and even knowledge of the society cannot be possible without social interactions. That is the basis of the social cognitive theory as it brings together attitudinal and cognitive effects. The major forms of continuous learning are via the environment, the web, media houses and social communications. The intensity of the effect this new knowledge would have on people is dependent on their individual mindsets. Social communication (as earlier stated) is a major way of increasing knowledge and deriving meaning from these. In this handbook, we have given a thorough breakdown of social cognition and the… Continue Reading...

Building an Internal and External Networking

Building and Maintaining a Networking The objective of this study is to discuss the strategy students, individuals and businesses can employ in building lasting networking and business relationships. The study suggests exploring the internal and external environment when building the relationships. For example, students can build their relationships with friends, joining social organizations and participating in volunteering. Moreover, the online social networking has been identified as an effective tool to develop an effective networking. Maintaining a Networking "Successful networking requires a positive mindset. Positive networking focuses on giving, not just taking. Taking time to help others develops lasting relationships based… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

regardless of the outcome. Such thinking leads into chapter 4 of Popkins book, the creation of candidate narratives. Voters use a broad narrative to inform their decisions rather than the ideal citizen who looks at facts. For example, Popkin says voters frequently compare candidates to pre-existing stereotypes. "Representatives is a heuristic, a 'rule of thumb' for judging the likelihood that a person will be a particular kind of person by how similar he or she is to the stereotype" (74).[footnoteRef:3] President Donald Trump fits the stereotype of the successful businessman very well. He is blond, blue-eyed, with a beautiful wife… Continue Reading...

Analects Of Confucius Philosophy

from gift-giving and power. It is also referred as moral action and self-possession. The pattern in the book is referred as personal conduct and decoration. "The Analects of Confucius" is still relevant in the present business, social and political environment because many successful leaders in China and East Asia still use the Confucius leadership styles and teaching to train their subordinates. Increasing number of political and business leaders have inculcated moral and ethical values in the business practice. Moreover, the teaching of Confucius is still integrated into the ethics taught in the institution of higher learnings globally. "The Analects… Continue Reading...

History and Context Of the Tao De Ching Lao Tzu

. " has become almost a cliche. Hoff's 1982 book Tao of Pooh is an example of how contemporary European/North American authors have distilled the teachings of Lao Tzu into a language and context more accessible to modern readers. Likewise, English language authors have written a slew of texts like Tao of Leadership (Heider), Tao of Self-Confidence, and Tao of Programming (James). Several of these adaptations of the Lao Tzu text contain humor, which Lao Tzu would have appreciated given his advice: "The mediocre student on hearing the Tao laughs at it loudly.If this student did not laugh it… Continue Reading...

Recent American History and Pedagogy

American history is an exercise in country branding and national identity construction. Through a careful editorializing and curating of historical documents, events, and places, historians contribute to the shaping of American identity, ideology, and culture. Revisiting the process of history making shows how historians and history educators can encourage critical thought, shifting away from the use of historiography as propaganda toward a discursive process. Historians can define and interpret evidence in different ways based on their own historical and cultural context, and the influences of prevailing social norms. American history has long been a myth-making process, rather than a discursive… Continue Reading...

Why Music Matters and the History Of Slavery

.....music is important for "processes of personal and social integration," (1). This statement seems strange until we consider how music does affect our emotions, and also the way music plays a role in social settings. Therefore, music is more than just an abstract sonic art form. Music can serve symbolic roles, as in national anthems. Likewise, music can be used as a personal tool as when people wear headphones on the subway to create a sense of personal space and isolation. Music is also a social event, as when friends get together to form a band or when friends go… Continue Reading...

Criminal Justice System Issues

.....abuse and/or neglect of children and the elderly is a major issue in the American criminal justice system because of increased prevalence of such cases. However, getting accurate information regarding the extent of child and elder abuse is increasingly challenging in the United States. Some of the major issues contributing to this problem include the fact that most child and elder abuse cases are not reported, misreporting of these cases, seeming inability of victims to report the cases, and the fact that most perpetrators are caregivers. Children and senior adults are more likely to be victims of abuse, neglect or… Continue Reading...

Classroom Observation

lesson content was aligned to the objectives of the curriculum. Such resources as a SMART Board and a story book were included in the mathematics lesson. The critical elements of building the lesson included modeling, sharing between learners, metacognition, practice by learners and direct instruction. The lesson was coherently executed and was in line with the standards of the curriculum. It is a lesson that called for critical analysis and thinking about the content and internalization of the instructional approaches that were needed for the subject area (Doe, 2010). The teacher collects all learning and instructional data to measure… Continue Reading...

Leadership and Ethical Decision Making

Code of Conduct Framework The Board in charge of every firm has the responsibility to come up with, and record in writing a code stating the processes and practices that the company should follow for fair UPSI disclosure, as per the principles given in the Regulations; Schedule A. Schedule A gives specific minimum standards such as equality in accessing information, policy publication e.g. those about dividend, pursuits of inorganic growth, meetings and calls with analysts, recording the meetings and calls in writing among others. Furthermore, the Boards in charge of all listed market intermediaries and corporations are required to come… Continue Reading...

21st Century Skills and Competencies

21st Century Leadership What does leadership mean today? The 21st Century environment presents totally different challenges and needs from the previous centuries with regards to leadership. Studies have shown that emotional and social intelligence are two big areas that pertain to 21st century leadership, as they relate to how well leaders can effectively establish positive relationships with followers (Boyatzis, 2008; Den, Deanne, Belschak, 2012; Higgs, 2013; Schyns, Schilling, 2013). There are, nonetheless, many styles and theories of leadership that are discussed by both professionals and researchers today. These styles and theories range from servant leadership to authoritarian leadership. Yet as… Continue Reading...

Balfour Declaration

Political Science The political event in consideration is the Balfour Declaration. In the course of World War I, the Middle East was under British Imperialism. In 1915, the British government through Sir Henry McMahon, who was Egypt's British High Commissioner, assured Hussein, who was Sharif of Mecca at the time, that Britain would give backing to the independence of the Arab kingdom if they took part in an Arab revolt in opposition of the Ottoman Empire. However, two years later, Britain through Lord Arthur Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration with the proclamation of guaranteeing the establishment of a home for… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

Marbury v. Madison (1803) impact on the daily lives of American citizens In 1803, Marbury v. Madison made the US Constitution as the supreme law, affirming the authority of the Court over judicial review. The U.S. Supreme Court concluded that the federal courts are allowed to overturn the decisions of the other arms of government in the event that they act contrary to the Constitution (GROSSMAN). This is one of those "checks and balances" that are the core of the national government's function. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican, beat John Adams, a Federalist in becoming America's third president. Right… Continue Reading...

Technical Writing Describing a Smartphone

A smartphone is a multifunction portable electronic device. All smartphones perform three main functions: traditional telephony, computer applications, and photography operations. Telephony functions include voice calling and SMS; computer functions include Internet access, game play, and software applications; and photography operations depend on a built-in camera and photography processing applications. A smartphone consists of both its hardware and its software. Hardware The smartphone includes a chassis plus the internal components. Those internal components include a battery plus the circuit board. Features like the SIM card, camera, and microphone are integrated into the circuit board. All smartphones have rechargeable batteries. A… Continue Reading...

Scholarly Article on Victimology

Dussich J.P.J., (n.d). Victimology-Past, Present and Future. http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/RS_No70/No70_12VE_Dussich.pdf This is a report that was presented by Dussich John who holds a PhD in sociology and criminology from the Florida State University. He is a renown scholar in matters to do with sociology and criminology hence has in-depth presentation of the issue of victimology. This report emanates from a research that significantly employed the literature review approach towards the research. Dussich goes deep into reviewing literature that exists in various articles and books in the past on the subject and comes out with not only the details of victimology and those… Continue Reading...

Traditional Cuisine in the Philippines

Philippines Culture The Philippines existed as a loose body of island tribes until the nation was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century following Magellan's arrival. For 300 years the Philippines was part of the Spanish Empire (indeed, its name Philippines is in honor of Spain's Philip II, who reigned during Villalobos's exploration of the islands in the mid-16th century). The U.S. became involved in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and their presence there prompted the Philippine-American War (Constantino, 1975). The U.S. maintained control of the islands until after WW2 when the Philippines became independent. The geography of… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Project

.....graduate student at the prestigious Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Michigan. While there, I was tutored by several professors, all of whom had their distinct teaching styles and methods and this diversity actually helped me. The major feature I loved about them and that I have adopted as a personal teaching style is just how open they were to working with their proteges. I have decided to also create similar chances for my students working with me. I would analyze my work to see if there are certain research subjects I intend to write… Continue Reading...

Victimology Annotated Bibliography

Dussich J.P.J., (n.d). Victimology-Past, Present and Future. http://www.unafei.or.jp/english/pdf/RS_No70/No70_12VE_Dussich.pdf This is a report that was presented by Dussich John who holds a PhD in sociology and criminology from the Florida State University. He is a renown scholar in matters to do with sociology and criminology hence has in-depth presentation of the issue of victimology. This report emanates from a research that significantly employed the literature review approach towards the research. Dussich goes deep into reviewing literature that exists in various articles and books in the past on the subject and comes out with not only the details of victimology and those… Continue Reading...

Different Theories for Managing Employee Relations

The Rise of Collective Bargaining According to Brody (1993), the collective agreement signed between unions and employers meant that the unions were no longer pushing for activism, but rather they were running the unions as a business. The unions were mostly concerned with ensuring that employees had job security and they worked hard to quell any disturbances that might arise. With employees working as expected and employers willing to pay the employees as agreed, there was a need for the unions to honor their contractual agreements. The contracts removed the unions from management and offered the company managers leeway to… Continue Reading...

Best Practices in Supply Chains

Supplies, Materials B) Parts suppliers, metal shapers, tire makers, etc. C) To make a profit and establish relationships with automakers and other customers D) Shippers might want to make more profit while people using the shipper want to keep costs down E) It can slow or shut down the movement of parts and supplies, like with a hurricane or volcano eruption A) The service, paperwork, pens, mail service, etc. B) Yes. Each firm is trying to provide a service for a profit . . . the loan, underwriters, etc. C) The goods of service supply chains are more abstract whereas… Continue Reading...

Fiction Films

Fiction A roughly overgeneralized list of great moments in film genres in America may give the suggestion that the history of the different genres summarizes the development of individuals within the society. For instance, with respect to the comedic genre, the first significant phase in such films is more often than not linked with revolutionary, polymorphous individuals such as Chaplin. With respect to the weepy genre of films, Erich Segal is considered to the revolutionary individual that not only instigated it but also paved the way for similar films. The present-day movie scene is dominated and filled with movies in… Continue Reading...

Teacher Performance Assessment

Lesson Plan Grade Level: 7th Grade Subject: Science Number of Students: 4 Date: Instructional Location: Classroom Lesson Goals • Lesson Title: Science Central Focus of Lessons: What science is all about State Standard(s) Addressed: 7th Grade on science, science methodology and famous scientists. Lesson Objectives and Language Demands • Content/Skill Objectives: Students should state the definition of science Students should discuss the various science methodologies Students should name and discuss various prominent scientists Students should be able to identify the application of science in day to day life Language Demands: students are required to define and describe what science is.… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography on Corruption

Barker, T. (2011). Police ethics: Crisis in law enforcement. Springfield, IL: Thomas. This book deals with problems experienced in law enforcement that demonstrate the inability of police officers to make lawful decisions. Chapter 8 deals specifically with police corruption and identifies three elements that exist in police corruption. The first is, the behave must be forbidden, the second is misuse of officer's position, and third, the reward. Although this chapter offers no study, it does provide a look into what the definition of corruption is along with a possible explanation for the prevalence of corruption amongst… Continue Reading...

Management Vs Leadership Essay

.....leadership eludes most as it such a term does not offer a clear and concise interpretation, it is a word that permeates through society. This is because many working or not working need leadership to fulfill objectives. There are those that take on the role of the informal leader, influencing others in a way that leads to the accomplishment of objectives. However, there are times when an individual is given a formal leadership role granting them formal authority regarding their subordinates. Such positions can be managers, judges, prison wardens, and so forth. Management in general, falls within the context of… Continue Reading...

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Civil rights can be delineated as the very basic and fundamental rights to be free from unequal treatment, on the basis of particular attributes that are considered important, for instance gender, race, and also disability. The Bill of Rights protects all citizens of the nation against the infringement of their rights and liberties by any entity and even the state, as it is assured in the Constitution. One of the key civil rights discussed and debated in the United States in the present day encompasses the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning community (LGBTQ) (Newton, 2014).… Continue Reading...

Modern Police Tactics and Tricks

Community Policing Describe the different views of communities utilized within "traditional" police-community relations and "contemporary" police-community relations. When it comes to the proper scope, method, depth and breadth of community policing and how it should be done, there are a number of answers that should be provided and defined. The first question to be answered is the difference between "traditional" police/community relations and what is different about this relationship when it is modernized and made more current. The former is probably best defined by a laser focus on "catching the bad guy" and being suspect of everyone and everything, to… Continue Reading...

Accounting Gaap and Ifrs

Accounting includes recording, summarizing, and reporting of the economic activities and events of an organization. It is pertinent in business decision-making and the management and control of operations. The financial statements reported by a company include the income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings and statement of cash flows. Globally, there are two sets of accounting standards, the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). In particular, the GAAP are more often than not employed in the United States whereas IFRS are more often than not employed in Europe and international expanses. IFRS are regarded… Continue Reading...

Emirate Airlines Customer Service

Emirate Airline Analysis What follows in this report is a review and summary of the customer services aspect of Emirates Airline. The firm in question has most certainly established a name for themselves and there is the common refrain about how adept they are. Even so, there are opportunities for them to get better and all firms should commit to a culture and mindset of continuous improvement, fettering out what problems what do exist and finding common sense solutions for dealing with the same. Regardless of what problems are found, there need to be evidence-based and realistic solutions put forth,… Continue Reading...

Changing Organizational Structures to Learning Organization

Organizational Change and Management Organizations have set goals and objectives that should be achieved within a specified period. For organizations to achieve them, they should have structures that would ensure that the needed activities are done in the desired way. Maguire (2012) defines the organizational structure as the way in which people are grouped to get work done in a firm. It forms the basis for the development of an effective relationship between different stakeholders such as managers and the employees. Organizational structures can be grouped into different types that include matrix, functional, and divisional structures among others. Evidence shows… Continue Reading...

Effective Skills for Organizational Leadership

Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://www.oeffentlicherdienst.gv.at/moderner_arbeitgeber/personalentwicklung/international/dokumente/leadership_competencies.pdf Rounds, S.I.S. (n.d.). Professional Skills: Leadership. Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://www.thoracic.org/members/assemblies/assemblies/rcmb/career-talk- book/resources/toolkit-general/professional-skills-leadership.pdf Trikha, R. (2012, April 17). 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Leadership Skills. Retrieved June 20, 2017, from http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/04/17/7-ways-to-sharpen-your-leadership-skills- Watkins, M.D. (2009, November 4). Seven Rules for Succeeding as a Brand-New Leader. Forbes. Retrieved June 20, 2017, from https://www.forbes.com/2009/11/04/new-job-success-leadership-ceonetwork-employment.html Continue Reading...

Facilitating Airport Development Today

.....blueprints of a new airport which would have two separate runways and is seen as the most beneficial project that could be carried out in the region especially considering financial, environmental and security implications. This airport would have two runways running parallel to one another which will be in use concurrently. This runway will be built to 4-E specification, which comfortably accommodates all present day commercial plane designs and those whose designs are still in infancy. Aircraft parking spaces, taxi roads as well as several passenger terminal buildings will also be constructed. The major passenger terminal would be where normal… Continue Reading...

St Elizabeths Organizational Structure and Mission

.....organizational structure. Please make specific reference to pages 160-168 in your textbook Advancing your Career. In your opinion, is the structure of your organization effective or ineffective? Please defend your position -- what is working or not working and state specifically ideas which would make it more effective. Elizabeth's organizational structure would best be described as an adhocracy, or an organic organizational structure that is relatively fluid and dynamic (Nunnery, 2012, p.161). Different components of the organization attend to various needs of elderly adults and persons with disabilities, spanning from long-term care, adult daycare, hospice care, and other supportive services… Continue Reading...

Caliban and Prospero in the Tempest

unlike Miranda, were born there, again because of Prospero's book-based knowledge, he can do with them whatever he wishes. The story's central premise is that Prospero was usurped of his rightful position as Duke. But although Prospero might seem relatively powerless because of that situation, most of the actual facts of the play suggest that he is supremely powerful, thanks to the knowledge he has gained. As soon as Prospero is aware of the fact that the man who deprived him of his rightful position is near, Prospero is able to disable the ship, bring the usurper near, and… Continue Reading...

Human Need to Make a Commitment or Renounce a Course Of Action

Human beings, being the more intelligent of all the other creatures, ought to act in a structured, responsible, and accountable way -- more so when it comes to the maintenance and/or restoration of order in the society. In so doing, they are expected to abandon and reject actions or behaviors that fly against the principles of an orderly society. In the picture resource provided, we can see several people going about their daily routines, oblivious of what else is happening around them. A casual look at the picture does not reveal anything out of the normal. However, upon closer inspection,… Continue Reading...

Technical Instruction for Hp Pavilion

The objective of this document is to provide the technical instruction about the strategy to maintaning and protecting the HP Pavilion computer Notebook against a potential damage and external attacks. The instruction is essential to guide people using the HP Pavilion on the appropriate method to use the system and prevent it from damaging. Audience This manual is to be used by employees, customers, suppliers, top executive, and individuals using the HP Pavilion. The purpose of this paper is to advise the target audience about the strategy for maintenance of HP Pavilion computer Notebook correctly. Hewlett-Packard is a giant computer… Continue Reading...

Understanding Depression

Depression is a term that has multiple meanings. In an economic context, it can mean a continued, long-term decline in economic activity in one or several economies. Depression can also mean a landform that is depressed or sunken below the adjacent area. This definition is for geology and can be used to describe sinkholes. However, the focus of the meaning of the term depression will be examined through the psychological perspective. As defined in psychology, depression is a mood disorder causing an ongoing feeling of loss of interest and sadness. Depression can affect how one feels emotionally and physically, often… Continue Reading...

Campaigns and Super Pacs

.....political ads changed over the last 60 years? Please use examples from the 1960's, 1980's and 2000's to support your answer. In the beginning when TV was first used in the United States by the public, political ads were scarce. In the 1940's and even through into the 1960's presidential candidates reached out to meet voters, shaking hands and holding town-hall debates. (Suggett) It was a commitment to vie for presidency. However, as time passed and the mid 1960's brought some changes, political candidates aimed to ramp things up. There was a need to address the masses in a more… Continue Reading...

Marketing Communication Plan for Internal Use

An important aspect of the marketing management plan relates to communication. Key internal stakeholders must be kept informed of the objectives of the marketing plan, progress, as well as any relevant updates as the implementation of the plan proceeds (Ferrell & Hartline, 2014). Effective engagement of internal stakeholders is crucial if the desired outcomes are to be achieved. When internal stakeholders are well informed of the marketing objectives, they are likely to be more committed to the initiative, hence increasing the success of the initiative. At HtW, internal stakeholders mainly include the board, the management, and members of staff. The… Continue Reading...

Democratic Theory in American Politics

between what legislators vote for and what their constituents prefer. In his book Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Bartels argues that the increasing economic inequality in the US is evidence that legislators do not in reality represent the interests of their interests -- they represent the interests of more powerful groups or entities as opposed to the average citizen. With reference to matters of economic inequality, this paper discuses the discrepancy between the choices of legislators and the policy preferences of their constituents. Who actually governs in the American political system remains a contentious… Continue Reading...

Humana Care Delivery for Patients

Healthcare System -- Linkages and Alliances The healthcare system is a complex but integrated system that allows patients, providers, pharmacists, insurance agencies, hospitals, and regulators to all come together so that the needs of each are met. This paper will select one healthcare delivery organization in the U.S. that provides care to patients and discuss the relationship between this organization and the other stakeholders in healthcare -- in particularly how it links and aligns with these stakeholders. As the Institute of Medicine (2009) points out, "healthcare delivery organizations play a critical role because of their ability to drive practice trends,… Continue Reading...

Importance Of Being Tentative

Switzer. This brief report shall focus on three chapters in that book, those being the seventh, eighth and ninth. Respectively, those chapters deal with talking tentatively, paraphrasing and consensus. These are all important in their own right and should be fused together and used concurrently in whatever ways possible and practical. While it is possible to over-analyze and overuse the lessons in the relevant book, failing to do that at all is less than wise. The Strategy As described in the book, the practice of talking tentatively does not mean that one should be sheepish or too reserved. All… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

This essay reviews the relevant literature to provide a background on Edward Snowden and how his high-profile actions adversely affected the work of the National Security Agency (NSA). An analysis of what the NSA was doing prior to the leaks and how it collects intelligence information now is followed by an examination concerning what Snowden leaked and why. Finally, a discussion concerning whether the U.S. government violated Snowden’s constitutional rights is followed by a summary of the research and important findings concerning this issue in the conclusion. Background of the Issue Beginning in June 2013, Edward Snowden, a computer analyst… Continue Reading...

Us Airways and American Airlines Merger Essay

value of the company also would have included the book value of American Airlines. The value of the deal was largely in the discounted future cash flow, plus the synergies for the premium. While US Airways was profitable, most of its value seemed to lie in the airline as a takeover target, and its intrinsic value at the end of 2011 was just $150 million. So it was already trading at a premium when American offered a health return to the shareholders. There was no resistance from US Airways senior management, either. Shareholders were earning a healthy return on… Continue Reading...

Divorce Case Study Essay

Case Study of “Julie”:  The Effects of Divorce on a Teenager 1.     Identifying information The client, “Julie,” is a white, 14-year-old female 9th grade student with no siblings and a single mother, “Anne.” She presents for this first counseling session well groomed, appropriately dressed, and reports being in a relationship with a 17-year-old boyfriend who is a senior at her school. 2.     Initial Impression The client is intelligent and articulate, but she is also shy and reluctant to make eye contact. Despite her apparent shyness, Julie was responsive to questions and gesticulated a great deal, including the use… Continue Reading...

Intelligence Simulation Essay

Successful Simulation of Intelligence is Essentially Equivalent to the Possession of Intelligence Researchers have been attempting to develop artificial intelligence for more than a half century now, but it has become increasingly apparent that intelligence is a multidimensional construct that is incredibly difficult or perhaps even impossible to truly simulate. As the review that follows below will demonstrate, the assertion that successful simulate of intelligence is essential equivalent to the possession of intelligence is erroneous due to the multidimensionality of intelligence as well as its other nebulous qualities that preclude successful simulation being the essential equivalent to the possession of… Continue Reading...

Tesla Motors Accounting Policies

is also necessary in order to adequately value the company's inventory to determine whether market value or book value is lower. The company determines whether the value of the inventory (selling cost of the vehicles) is lower than the cost to convert inventory into a finished product. Basically, if they are going to sell a car for less than the cost it takes to make it, the inventory will be valued at the final value of the expected sale, and a writedown on the value of the inventory will be required. This is important for a young automotive company… Continue Reading...

A Schizophrenia Brochure for Floridians

DSM-V The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) states that schizophrenia is a mental disorder that causes the patient to experience hallucinations, delusions, irrational speech patterns, anti-social behavior, a loss of willpower/motivation, a possible catatonic state at times, and more. This broad spectrum of symptoms should be seen for at least a month, with behavior being monitored for up to six months. Schizophrenia Who is Affected ? According to the World Health Organization, about 24 million people around the world are affected by schizophrenia. Men are 1.4 times more likely to suffer from schizophrenia than women The prime… Continue Reading...

Fire Safety Organizations and Affiliations with Other Groups

Fire services are on the front lines of community safety, and are occasionally integrated with other community organizations. However, fire service affiliations with other community groups are frequently underutilized. Fire service organizations sometimes fail to form effective alliances with community groups, and vice-versa, leading to breakdowns in communication and diminished delivery of service. Given the relationship value inherent in forming deeper and broader affiliations within the community, fire service organizations and the areas they serve benefit tremendously from relational and institutional embeddedness. Relational and institutional embeddedness refers to the comprehensive coordination of communications and other critical services, not just when… Continue Reading...

The Challenges Of Legalizing Prostitution

the whole sex industry. At the same time, some nations have decriminalized the act of prostitution. The book “Legalizing Prostitution” has been able to map out the current terrain and the backdrop of the whole discussion in America. Moreover, Weitzer has also looked at cities like Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt since they are popularly recognized as the long-standing red-light districts (Weitzer, 2012). Acknowledgments by Weitzer concerning prostitution confirm that countries are trying to criminalizing the act with the United States pioneering the move (2012). All arguments raised by the author have been fueled by the strict adherents that look… Continue Reading...

Hawthorne Vs Poe Story Comparison

Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allen Poe may be counted among the leading American writers to have defined contemporary literature. These personalities significantly elevated short story standards, banking of every literary element in order for strengthening their styles. However, the two utilized these tools rather differently. On the one hand, Hawthorne delved into and discovered human nature’s realities, while, on the other, Poe examined the hearts of people by critiquing their thinking, values, and actions. Both were able to emerge successful when it came to the exploration of short story details, employing words for developing a vibrant world for their readers.… Continue Reading...

The Importance Of Social Media and the Fire Department

The one-size-fits-all approach is not applicable in the context of social networking in corporate firms and workplaces. The advantages of social media are contingent on the type of networking platform, its features, and the organization itself. Since their inception, social networking sites have been known to play a critical role in improving the communication and productivity of compliant firms. In the contemporary society, the fire service also uses mainstream social networking platforms for receiving and disseminating information. The traditional reliance on print media as a source of information has faded away as social media provides an unlimited amount of data… Continue Reading...

Religious Revolution

the Religious Revolution of the Eleventh Century. New York: Brill, 1997. This book looked at the early foundations of the religious revolution, going back even before Luther and Wycliffe. It showed how the revolution was brewing for a long while. The source is credible and the author has published other works and is an academic. It helped with the writing of this paper by exposing me to more background on the early events leading up to the religious revolution in the West. MacCulloch, Diarmaid. “The Myth of the English Reformation.” Journal of British Studies, 30.1 (1991): 1-19. This study focuses on… Continue Reading...

A Good Man Is Hard to Find Flannery O'connor

from the idea of a “good man” held by any other character in the book, including the Misfit. The nihilistic theme of “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is related to human nature, and the universal tendency towards ignorance. The violent story and the dark ending imply that O’Connor might have herself cultivated a pessimistic worldview having encountered people as ignorant as the grandmother and as violent as the Misfit. The story’s characters, setting, and plot all help to emphasize the nihilistic and pessimistic theme about the darkness in human nature. Works Cited O’Connor, Flannery. “A Good Man… Continue Reading...

The Invisible Gorilla Book Review and Analysis

Gorilla: How Our Intuitions Deceive Us is not as much about intuition as the subtitle of the book suggests. Rather, the book describes six ways our brains are fooled by illusions. Recognizing and understanding the illusions can prevent people from making critical mistakes in judgment. Those mistakes can sometimes be egregious, as when cops presume a black man is a criminal or when drivers overestimate their ability to multitask on the road. Salesmen and stage magicians count on the brain’s susceptibility to illusion to be successful. Memories of past events are reconstructions, rather than accurate recordings of the facts.… Continue Reading...

Lillian Hellman Biography by Kessler Harris

perspective in A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. The book does not follow Hellman’s life chronologically from her birth to death, but thematically instead. Kessler-Harris almost seems to be using Hellman as a symbol of her times, or a window into how America navigated important changes. As she states in the introduction, “Hellman’s life seems to me to so deeply encapsulate many of the twentieth century’s challenges,” (Kessler-Harris, 2013, p. 4). Feminism and communism play the most important roles in Hellman’s life, as the playwright boldly stood up for the core principles and values… Continue Reading...

Kant and the Question Of Murder

If God Exists is Murder Immoral To assert that murder is immoral because God exists is to connect a number of dots, albeit logically, that nonetheless requires discussion in order to be properly understood. As Immanuel Kant points out, God is viewed by people as having attributes which determine the order upon which one should base his own actions. In other words, “the concept of God” has a “function” that man should be aware of, as it informs his own critical thinking, behavior, and understanding of right and wrong (“Kant’s Philosophy of Religion”). Indeed, Kant “sought to locate the concept… Continue Reading...

Obstacles Of Organizational Development Theorists

What unique challenges if any do OD practitioners face when dealing with a public sector intervention rather than a private sector one? Explain thoroughly. Certain concepts of organizational development are common to all organizations, such as the idea that people function differently in groups and the need to motivate individuals to perform their essential organizational functions with transformational as well as purely transactional rewards. But not all organizations are created alike. It is important for organizational development (OD) practitioners to keep this in mind when assisting organizations in the public versus private sector. Public sector entities are not constructed to… Continue Reading...

Theory Of Motivation and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

Both observation and experiment provided the underpinning for Abraham Maslow’s theory of human motivation. Maslow (1943) posits, “man is a perpetually wanting animal,” leading to the constant striving to fulfill goals (p. 370). If and when anything prevents the fulfillment of a goal—whether the obstacle is internal or external—discomfort or psychopathy can occur (Maslow, 1943). Although Maslow’s original research was conducted decades ago, recent research on motivation and human behavior continues to substantiate Maslow’s core claims. Researchers continue to operationalize Maslow’s definitions of needs and motivation, leading to a strengthening of the original theory and expanded applications in the social… Continue Reading...

Karoru Ishikawa Contributions to Quality Control

engineering were so tremendous that over 50 scientists at JUSE recently contributed to a book commemorating the Ishikawa. Ishikawa’s primary contributions to quality control include integration quality control methods into organizational management and systems, particularly with regards to the concept of Total Quality Control (TQC). The TQC concept distributes personal responsibility for quality control to each team within the organization, even within the most hierarchical and bureaucratic companies. Ishikawa also showed how TQC could provide industrial and manufacturing firms with competitive advantage. Ishikawa’s concept of TQC is explicated in his 1988 book What is Total Quality Control? The Japanese… Continue Reading...

Poem Analysis the Very End by Tom Sleigh

The poem that is reviewed in this brief essay is The Very End, as written by Tom Sleigh. As is indicated by the essay assignment prompt, the poem is about Sleigh’s grandmother. This is made quite clear on the page with the poem. Indeed, there is the text “For my grandmother” just below the title of the essay. What follows is a poem that is not terribly long. However, there is obviously a lot going on and the verbiage on display is both profound and nebulous at the same time. This is true in terms of what is said about… Continue Reading...

Visa's Data Center Security

statistics denoting the number of transactions it is accounting for each second) (YOUR book PAGE NUMBER), it becomes clear that the likelihood of it encountering some fraudulent attempt or breach is greater than that of other financial institutions. In this case, it would be foolish to opine that the company is being overly cautious. Rather, it is simply preparing itself for the realities of today's financial industry. Question 14-15 This level of management controls is necessary because of all the various threats financial entities are prone to in contemporary times. These include ransom ware (Harper), malware, any other number… Continue Reading...

Christian Worldview

notion of sin is described in the second and third chapters of the book of Genesis. These two chapters are especially important for understanding the nature of humans. In spite of having everything they desired or wanted, the first humans – Adam and Eve – still disobeyed God. That sin is the root cause of human problems. Upon sinning, Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, and condemned to a life of pain, hard work, illness, and eventually death (Wiegel & Prud’homme, 2015). Jesus As mentioned earlier, Jesus is one of the three forms of… Continue Reading...

Altruism Vs Rands Selfishness

limiting to truly ethical behavior—as the altruism which the author disparages in the introduction to her book. The sort of self-possession and self-centered behavior which Rand propounds as a component of the objectivist ethics (Rand 8) is not whimsical. On the other hand it is calculated, normative, and within the boundaries of reason for man to survive: both literally and morally. It is for strong men (and women) who can extract ethical value out of being self-reliant, but not to the exclusion of others. Rand’s idea of a rational selfishness is valid. Although the author uses terms which may… Continue Reading...

Amazon Vs. Bricks and Mortar

Cyber Monday came and went this week in America—and it was the biggest shopping day of the year. More people logged onto their computers to make purchases than went out on Black Friday, the traditional day for shop-til-you-drop purchasing. The torch was passed: online retailer Amazon’s stock soared, as reported by Durden at ZeroHedge, with the report that the online retailer had trounced its bricks and mortar competition. Bricks and mortar store traffic fell by 1% from the previous year. Online purchasing rose by 17% (Durden). If anyone had any doubts about it, bricks and mortar retail is on the… Continue Reading...

History Of Psychology Annotated Bibliography

Clark, R. E. (2004). The classical origins of Pavlov's conditioning. Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, 39(4), 279-294. Classical conditioning is the cornerstone of behaviorism. However, it is often taken for granted how classical conditioning was introduced to the field of psychology. This article starts with a brief section about the precursors of Pavlov’s famous dog salivation response experiments. The precursor to Pavlov was Twitmyer’s knee-jerk reflexes. Like Green (2009), Clark (2004) talks a little of William James and his contributions to the early evolution of psychology. Then, Clark (2004) delves into the meat of the matter: Pavlov’s experiments. Using dogs as… Continue Reading...

Greece Economic Problems Analysis

Economic Environment The economic environment of Greece is that of a capitalist economy, but with significant public sector contribution – about 40% of total GDP is from government activity. This speaks more to the relatively small size of the Greek private sector than to excessive government ownership of industry. Tourism is one of the major drivers of the Greek economy, accounting for 18% of GDP (CIA World Factbook, 2017). Thus Greece would be characterized as a mixed economy with some government-owned entities. Greece is a member of the EU, but has also received several bailouts in recent years, and struggles… Continue Reading...

The Role Of Sarbanes Oxley Act in Curbing Corporate Fraud

case, it was determined that Tesco has been preparing artificial financial records, book, and statements that were inaccurate and there was an absence of proper internal controls in the company through the years (Wells, 2017). The company deliberated created loopholes in the accounting systems to allow it to maintain profits that were not reflected in the true sense of sales. The auditing team also failed at delivering accurate analysis of the accounting statements because no other methods can be sued to explain how the fraud went on for several years. The auditing trial system should have detected the loopholes… Continue Reading...

Channel Member Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan Marketing plans can vary in complexity from fairly basic to very complex. There are several types of layers that may or may not exist, depending on the situation. Some of those important layers will be discussed in this report. Indeed, there are items to decide and decipher that include channel design strategy, exclusivity agreements and how best to handle the transportation and display of the product. When it comes to bringing the goods to a point of sale, this would include how the goods get there, who gets them there, who will state the items, when that will… Continue Reading...

Keeping Driving Age at or Above 16 Years Old

Young Drivers Perhaps it is unfair to label all younger drivers as reckless and dangerous. At the very least, they are most certainly less experienced and adept at driving, on average. Since a firm and enforced age is the best way to regulate who can drive for the first time, that is the method that should remain. On average, teen drivers are restricted or banned from driving for several reasons. Those reasons include insufficient brain development, lack of responsibility and a propensity to not pay proper attention. While typecasting people based on age is not always fair, there are reasons… Continue Reading...

Patagonia and Sustainability Case Study

Introduction This report will provide analysis and recommendations for Patagonia’s sustainability initiatives. The analysis will examine the current state of the company’s sustainability initiatives. Best practices from the literature will be utilized to them make recommendations for how the company can improve, including what metrics it can utilize, and how it should approach sustainability from a marketing perspective. Criteria The current approach to sustainability combines input and output measures. An input measure, for example, is the percentage of organic cotton that the company uses, based on evidence that shows organic cotton is less harmful to the environment than conventional cotton.… Continue Reading...

Naylor Against World Wide Trading Of Weapons in Wages Of Crime

The foremost reason cited for pessimism with regard to global arms trading is technological smuggling, overseas systems’ reverse engineering, and the intense merchant rivalry when it comes to delivering more superior offset agreements, increasing advanced weapon manufacture capability worldwide. The above trend has brought about a significant decline in the need for buying on the global market (Naylor, 2004). One may witness synergy between trade of illegal imports, weapon proliferation and political revolts. On the face of it, an abrupt decrease was apparent in global arms trade following the Cold War. But if one delves deeper, one will find several… Continue Reading...

Race and Gender Representation in Advertisements

The media greatly influences and shapes the society’s knowledge, attitudes, perceptions, and worldviews about diverse topics. Much of what different audiences within the society know and are concerned about is shaped by narratives, symbols, and images propagated by television, radio, and other forms media (Brooks & Hebert, 2006). These narratives and symbols play a crucial role in the construction of social identities – racial identity, gender identity, sexual identity, urban identity, and so on. Advertisements are some of the media texts that shape social identities. Commercial organizations have time and again used ads not just to sell products and services,… Continue Reading...

Using Expats to Spearhead Global Expansion

Background The company has decided that in order to expand globally, it will need to send two expatriates to two different countries. We will need one person in Dubai in order to run our EMEA business, and one person in Hong Kong in order to run our APAC business. This report will present a significant amount of discussion with respect to the business cultures in those cities, in the regions as a whole, and what the company needs to do to ensure a successful expatriate deployment. The first thing that the company must know is that we cannot send people… Continue Reading...

How to Introduce Business to Social Media

1) A great idea to introduce a company to social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube? It is hard to imagine a business surviving without some social media presence. Introducing a business to social media is important for several reasons. The first and most obvious is that social media is a marketing tool, and a flexible one. Various forms of social media, or social media platforms, allow the company to deliver a cohesive, consistent message using multimedia. For example, Pinterest and Instagram rely primarily on visuals like video and photos. Companies can use Pinterest and Instagram to… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

Marc and Ginger Thompson. The New York Times Upfront | The News Magazine for High School. Teaching Resources, Children’s book Recommendations, and Student Activities | Scholastic.com. The New York Times, 2010. http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=f050409_Mexico&gt.  Taylor, Jameson. Illegal Immigration: Drugs, Gangs and Crime. John W. Pope Civitas Institute. 2010.  http://www.nccivitas.org/media/publication archive/perspective/illegal-immigration-drugs-gangs-and-crime&gt. Spencer Alexander. “Linking Immigrants and Terrorists: The Use of Immigration as an Anti-Terror Policy”. The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution. 8 (1), 1-24, 2008. Stoffman, D. Truths and Myths About Immigration. In: Moens, A., Collacott, M. eds. Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States.… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography for Criminal Psychology

the text delves into more specific topics like criminal psychopathy, sexual assault, and substance abuse. This book can be helpful at the early stages of research to provide guidance in preparing a more in-depth paper later. Hicks, S. J., & Sales, B. D. (2006). Criminal profiling: Developing an effective science and practice. American Psychological Association. Unlike the other two books I selected for my annotated bibliography, this book is about criminal profiling. A subset of criminal psychology, criminal profiling is a useful field for law enforcement. Criminal psychology is not just about theories of personality and motivations for crime,… Continue Reading...

Reforms Needed for Three Strikes Law

generally face charges for what was done that can be proven in a court of law. However, throwing the book at drug users and such when getting them of the drugs would be so much better for everything is less than wise. It is true that those people should pay restitution for any damages they render. For example, if a drug user steals and wrecks a car, they should pay back the cost for the damaged done, or at least the deductible. However, throwing them in jail for life is not the answer. Further, throwing them in jail in… Continue Reading...

Testing Reliability and the Mitigation Of Risk

& Boyle, O. F. (2013). Reading, writing, and learning in ESL: A resource book for teaching K-12 English learners (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Seraphine, A. E. (1995). Measurement and Assessment in Teaching. Journal of Educational Measurement, 32(4), 416-419.   Continue Reading...

Confidentiality Breaches & Informed Consent when Testing New Drugs

Confidentiality Breaches in Clinical Practice The confidentiality and privacy of patients are considered as one of the fundamental freedoms that they should enjoy and are safeguarded under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). It is also a precept of the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and the Hippocratic Oath. The breach of confidentiality is unethical and illegal. Medical professionals are under the obligation of protecting the patient’s confidentiality. Confidentiality and privacy prohibit medical providers from unlawful disclosure of the patient’s information. Some of the inappropriate disclosures include discussing a patient’s case in the elevators or corridors,… Continue Reading...

Public Health Officials Using Computers to Manage Outbreaks

Introduction Digital Disease Detection, commonly referred to as digital epidemiology provided strategies and methods for allowing digital-technology users to monitor infectious disease and conduct surveillance. These strategies help in the understanding of concerns and attitudes regarding infectious diseases. The process begins with the basics, such as the availability of internet access, online sharing platforms and other digital devices. These sources offer huge amounts of data. It is important to note that while these sources collect data, they do not, do so, with public health objectives in focus (Denecke, 2017). The past few decades have seen tremendous changes in the world.… Continue Reading...

Annotated Bibliography on Neo Freudianism

on clinical dilemmas allows for a richer understanding of clinical reasoning. As with other sections of the book, Chapter 8 is trans-theoretical, allowing for a multifaceted and nuanced approach to traditional Freudian subjects like transference and countertransference. The chapter addresses the interface between an individual and his or her environment, and discusses the general issues that arise between client and therapist when interpersonal and transpersonal dilemmas arise, most notably transference and countertransference. The processes of transference and countertransference arise as both the client and therapist engage one another, using their ingrained patterns of communication. Scaturo (2005) discusses the tendency… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

of the popularity of his work amongst his audiences. Edinburgh was one of the places Burns’ book sold with overwhelming success. At Edinburgh, Burns’ literary expertise was recognised tremendously. Many people lauded him, describing him as a literary phenomenon (Cairney, 2000). Burns’ acknowledgement in Edinburgh resulted in the publication of an Edinburgh edition of his first book. Owing to financial difficulties, Burns had planned to migrate to Jamaica (BBC, 2017b). He, however, abandoned the plan following the unanticipated success of his first publication. This success marked a defining moment in Burns’ career. He quickly gained considerable fame in the… Continue Reading...

Judges Code Of Conduct Improvement Strategies

Judicial Impropriety in United States Supreme Court A judicial impropriety occurs when a judge disregards existing legal standards expected of him /her when they are discharging their roles during judicial proceedings. For instance, a judge who does not base his or her ruling on the evidence provided and the applicable laws but disregards a defendant while giving undue advantage to the prosecutor or the litigant commits judicial impropriety (Leyland & Anthony, 2016). Judicial impropriety has been reported Judiciary of the United States on several occasions. For instance, Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Appeal in Texas was accused of… Continue Reading...

Death Anxiety and Fear

The definition of resistance is “he critical objections which the patient raised in order to avoid communicating the ideas which occurred to him, and against which the fundamental rule of psycho-analysis was directed, had themselves already been manifestations of this resistance” (Freud, 2017). Transference is when a patient during therapy feels emotions, expectations, and desires because of the journey through experiences and then redirects and applies it to another person. For example, a woman discussing having an affair with a man, could then want to have an affair with her therapist because of the feelings that arose discussing why she… Continue Reading...

The Gospel Of Matthew and Anti Semitism

first showing that the wisdom contained in the synoptic gospels reveals “common ground” between peoples of the book (p. 2). Second, Harrington (2009) offers new frameworks for reading the synoptic gospels, so as not to impose anti-Semitism or to misinterpret the author’s original meaning. Finally, the author offers important social, cultural, and historical contexts that can at least help clarify the presence of anti-Semitism and help contemporary Christian preachers to address anti-Semitism more honestly in their sermons. Ultimately Harrington writes the book to “caution Christian teachers and preachers” about material that perpetuates anti-Semitism, essentially teaching a new type of… Continue Reading...

Organizational Analysis for Veterans Health Administration

Macro Social Environment. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Landsberger, H. A. (1959). book Note and Review: Human Relations: Job Attitudes: Review of Research and Opinion: SAGE Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA. Razin, A., Sadka, E., & Swagel, P. (2002). Tax burden and migration: a political economy theory and evidence. Journal of Public Economics, 85(2), 167-190. Rodriguez-Clare, A. (2007). A political-economy theory of trade agreements. The American Economic Review, 97(4), 1374-1406. Veterans Health Administration. (n.d.). About VHA. from https://www.va.gov/health/aboutVHA.asp   Continue Reading...

Leadership and Research Methods

the high values imply that the variables/dimensions under evaluation are unidimensional and generate meaningful results. book Summary of Research Methods in the Social Sciences,  by Chava Frankfort-Nachmias Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a book that presents a comprehensive and detailed explanation of scientific approach in social sciences through focusing on research activities and processes.  The first chapter of the book, The Scientific Approach, provides an overview of the use of scientific approach in examining societal problems. This chapter examines how the scientific approach can be utilized to understand societal phenomena like unemployment.  The second chapter focuses on conceptual foundations… Continue Reading...

Leadership Dynamics at Johnson County Sheriff Department

Effect on Leadership Role with His Officers Sheriff Jones’ priorities influence his leadership behavior and the conduct of the other officers. His leadership style would resemble a transactional model as discussed in the management module. This leadership approach is premised on the idea that a quid pro quo occurs between a leader and his followers (Scott & Byrd, 2012). In such a case, the leader specifies the conditions under which the subordinates must work, and the subordinates perform what is expected of them. Moreover, his leadership role could be affected by his junior officers since his actions will directly influence… Continue Reading...

Workflow Analysis Of a Healthcare Organization

Workflow Analysis Workflow is a term that is utilized to refer to processes or steps undertaken to complete a specific task (Mastrian & McGonigle, 2015). In a healthcare organization, this concept refers to initiatives undertaken to provide patient care services. This essentially means that workflow is crucial towards the achievement of organizational goals since it plays a critical role in the accomplishment of desired tasks/activities. Given its significance to realization of organizational objectives, organizations conduct workflow analysis to help identify workflow patterns that maximize effective resource utilization and reduce those that do not add value. Workflow analysis process is carried… Continue Reading...

Selingo and Museus College Costs

Selingo’s College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students is a book that focuses on America’s failing $490 billion dollar higher-education industry. The key points early in the book focus on the fact that approximately half of students enrolling in four-year colleges take up to six years to graduate. Even with those stats, there are more college students enrolled than ever before. Thus, becoming a default activity for those finishing high school. Along with increased enrollment come surging costs since 1978 that have made going to college an expensive and often debt-creating ordeal. Selingo… Continue Reading...

Anthropological Observations at a Salad Bar

chairs. I even spied some people simply drinking a coffee and reading a book or looking at their phones, not eating very much at all, apparently taking a break. This ambiance was designed to encourage people to come back to eat, even when they were not necessarily shopping. The pleasant music in the background, the spaciousness of the tables, and the fact that the tables were spaced fairly far apart and allowed for a great deal of privacy also created a better dining experience. In fact, because of the privacy of the setting, one of the greatest challenges was… Continue Reading...

Virginity Definition and Differences in Cultures

The textbook definition of virginity presumes a guy is no longer a virgin once he has inserted his penis into a woman\'s vagina and ejaculates or a woman is no longer a virgin once they have taken a man\'s penis inside their vagina, which results in the breaking of the hymen (Bearman & Brückner, 2015). This definition is flawed in that it presumes that we live in a perfect society where sex only takes place between men and women. However, we have lesbians and gays and the also have sex, which means that they would be virgins even if they… Continue Reading...

Mainstream Media and Science

1. When you hear the word “scientist” what do you envision? When I hear the word “scientist”, what I picture is an individual conducting practical experiments and also proving theories with the endeavor of advancing the field of science and the world at large. However, I also picture both aspects of science encompassing the scientists that wish to make the world a better place, for instance, preserving the earth and also advancing scientific theories as well as the scientists that use knowledge for negative purposes such as creating bombs and viruses. 2. Discuss at least three characteristics of your vision… Continue Reading...

How European Views Of the Ottomans Changed

Introduction For centuries during the Middle Ages, Europe had been at war with Moslems of the Middle East. There had been Crusades (beginning in the 11th century), wars for Holy Lands, and wars of great consequence (such as the Battle of Lepanto in 1571). Charles V had struggled to combat both the invading Moslems and the Protestant rebellion in his own kingdom in the first half of the 16th century, showing just how dramatic that conflict between the West and the Middle East was for many. Yet the tension that had existed dissipated to a great extent when the Ottoman… Continue Reading...

Developing Partnerships in Human Services Organizations

In human services organizations, developing partnerships is paramount because of the benefits associated with working with other organizations. For example, with the collaboration between New Harbor Community and the business community, the input to the center is more powerful and with long-term efforts. Moreover, such partnerships guarantee long-term commitment because mission completion is well defined and shared. Therefore, it is a strategy for of overcoming problems like fragmenting the needs of their clients into distinct categories, which ignore interrelated causes and solutions in some cases. Lastly, the partnerships ensure that the clients receive as many services as possible thereby enhancing… Continue Reading...

Job Descriptions and How My Scores Reflect Them

Work Title and Job Description For the past ten years, I have worked as the Office Manager for State Farm Insurance. As office manager, I am responsible for a wide variety of tasks including scheduling meetings, ensuring office-related bills and maintenance are cared for, maintaining the overall appearance and safety regulations for the office, and keeping the office and its procedures organized. I need to understand the roles, positions, and needs of all the employees, and communicate effectively with each of them. I need to make sure all of our software systems have been upgraded and updated, and the same… Continue Reading...

Trends in Healthcare Management Industry

In the recent years, trends have emerged in the healthcare management industry, which includes patient protection, social media in healthcare, and drug shortages. Patient protection has largely been influenced by laws and policies in different nations. In the United States, the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has resulted in the lowering of overall healthcare costs, whereby millions of individuals have access to insurance, thereby guaranteeing free preventative care. Social media in healthcare has stemmed from the increased use and adoption of the technology for health-related reasons by patients as well as healthcare practitioners. Moreover, drug… Continue Reading...

Financial Statement Analysis Of Verizon

Organizational Context Verizon is a national telecommunications company, headquartered in New York City. The company was formed from the breakup of Bell and subsequent mergers and acquisitions. The company has divisions for media, network and technology and customer/product operations. The latter is by far the largest component of the company, encompassing Verizon Wireless, and a number of companies aimed at the enterprise market. Verizon competes against AT&T and Sprint, both of which are large companies in their own right, with similar businesses, in particular in wireless and telecommunications. These divisions reflect an organizational structure that is focused on product. The… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership and the Wisdom Of Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is one of the more unusual books of the Bible, given that rather than storytelling or prophesy, the book consists of a series of homilies or inspirational phrases intended to encourage the reader to honor his or her father and mother and to place wisdom over riches and worldly success. The book as a whole is a reminder to cherish the important, simple lessons of life. The lessons conveyed by the book are both religious and ethical in nature. One idea which comes to mind when… Continue Reading...

Way Of the Peaceful Warrior Book Analysis Essay

 This text will analyze/critique the ideas presented in the book.  In addition to outlining how Socrates changes Dan, the text will define the approaches leaders, coaches, as well as mentors use to change people and how those approaches compare to Dan’s initiation and mentorship. In the Beginning In the beginning, Dan seems to have it all.  He seems to have what most of us would call tools of a happy life.  In addition to doing well in gymnastics, Dan’s studies are proceeding well and he is in a reasonably happy relationship.  Further, his family is reasonably well-off and Dan,… Continue Reading...

Apples Stock Movement 2017

Apple Inc. Stock In 2017, AAPL has performed quite well. It started the year off at $115 and today is selling for $170. 2017 has been a great year for stocks, with the election of President Trump seeming to have a lot to do with the rise in equities across the board, as the market has expected the President to introduce tax cuts that would be good for businesses like Apple. I was attracted specifically to Apple because I am an Apple user, enjoy the products, have many friends who enjoy the products and think it is a great brand… Continue Reading...

Process Based Organizational Change Efforts

According to Dowdle, Stevens, & Daly (2007), process-based interventions reflect a particular organizational philosophy, namely that organizations exist as a series of processes which are designed to deliver value to the customer. The presumption is that by setting benchmarks for specific process improvements, the organization will be able to improve in efficiency, cost savings, and ultimately profitability. Processes are not separate from strategy but rather are an integral part of strategy (Rosam & Peddle 2008). Organizational change, however, is often a slow, incremental struggle and there is sobering evidence that attempts at organizational change often result in partial failures and… Continue Reading...

Oral History Project

I went hiking, and my wife sat in a lawn chair and read about a book a day. That's my paradise. Fresh air, simple pleasures, and nothing to do. I love the open air. Nothing too crazy. No mountain climbing or wrestling bears or anything – I just like to walk in the woods. When I was 19, I spend my summer traveling around Europe. I still think about that trip. I flew to London, and bought a bicycle. I rode down to the ferry and crossed over to Europe. For nine months I biked, and then rode the… Continue Reading...

Dr Laura Advice on Relationships

Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives. The underlying theme of the book is that women need to develop a better sense of self, have more self-esteem and self-confidence, and should not feel so much fear and dependency when it comes to relationships. The biggest mistake that women make, according to Dr. Laura, is that they always find a reason to justify why they are staying in a bad relationship. The book essentially covers ten different ways that women justify their bad relationships by using examples of women who call in to Dr. Laura’s radio show… Continue Reading...

Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel

the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo is situated in the narrative contained in the book of Genesis of the Old Testament, in which God creates the world and then creates man in his own image and likeness. This emphasis on man being made in God’s image is critical and is the reason God and Adam are like mirror images in the painting, almost as if Adam or God were seeing their mirror reflection in a lake of water. There are subtle differences of course: God is depicted as an old, wise man whose reach is exceeding Adam’s and whose… Continue Reading...

The Book Of Luke Acts and the Early Church

Johnson (1992) lists four theological themes present in the book of Acts: the Holy Spirit, the life of the church, the discernment of god’s activity, and universality. The same four themes are present in the life and ministry of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel. Moreover, these are the four main themes that would become the bedrock of the early church itself. According to Johnson (1992), being able to recognize these themes not only enrich the reader’s understanding of the gospel, but also reveals the “consistent religious preoccupations that might not be… Continue Reading...

Oral History Of the Russian People

as Suny’s The Soviet Experiment, which reads more like a text book or a typical history book—dry, free of emotion, sentiment, personality and intimacy. While undoubtedly equally authentic in its approach, Suny’s Experiment wields a more sophisticated air and exudes a scholarly perspective that does not always deliver to the reader the kind of immediate sensations that people in the 21st century are used to having. In the Digital Era, senses have become used to instant gratification, to jumping from tidbit of information to tidbit of information—and that is what Svetlana Alexievich is able to do for the reader… Continue Reading...

Growth Vs Fixed Mindset

time, she decided to live off that talent via book royalties and enjoyed herself. Before that stage, she was in the growth mindset, working hard to hone her craft and perfect her book. Then, after some time basking in the success of the Potter books, she chose to write again, writing an adult novel titled, The Casual Vacancy. (Kakutani) People can reach a certain level of success on any kind of level (personal, financial, career), and desire to take a break and just reflect on what they have done, letting their talent continue to lead them to satisfaction. People… Continue Reading...

Reflection and Research Essay on Augustine: Saint Augustine on Evil

Origin of Evil The origin of evil has been a controversial issue not only in the contemporary Christian circles but also among the ancient Greek Christians. The point of contention in the discussion about the origin of evil is why a good God would have created evil. The Judeo-Christians struggled to understand how a good, powerful, and all-knowing God could allow evil to exist. The logical conclusions were that either God did not exist or God was not good[footnoteRef:1]. However, Augustine sought to clarify this erroneous notion about the existence of God. Saint Augustine believed that the discussion on the… Continue Reading...

The Tourism Industry in Mexico

who have money. The local character is lost. As Chapter 1 of the book shows, the U.S. Mexican War set the stage for this type of relationship and it was not an equal one in any sense of the word. The relationship was always one in which the rich WASP from America used the exotic nation of Mexico for fun but denied the nation equal status or importance on an international level. The U.S. stole Mexican territory and justified it by claiming Manifest Destiny—i.e., it was the manifest destiny of Americans to stretch their borders as far as the eye… Continue Reading...

Reducing Risk in a Community Through Assessment

Community Inventory and Needs Assessment When it comes to community risk reduction, taking community inventory can help neighborhoods identify their needs and put themselves in a better position to create a stable environment. As the Compassion Capital Fund National Resource Center (2015) states, “In order to effectively serve a community, it is important to understand the community” (p. 4). The problem is that understanding a community and identifying its needs can difficult, as there are often so many of them to remember. That is why using a strategic approach like the community inventory and needs assessment can help organizers better… Continue Reading...

Music and Gym Workout

Abstract Music may be counted among the strongest neurobiological tools at hand for altering individual moods, conduct and attitudes. What effect does it have on us in relation to the promotion of hatred and violent behavior? In what way does it shape people’s explanatory approach and minds? An inherent relationship has been found between mood and music. Scholars constantly attempt at objectively explaining the occurrence of such influences. Research works demonstrate that music engages, within the listener, a broad array of psychology-influencing neurobiological systems (Bergland, 2012).  Music apparently impacts an individual’s physical performance by enhancing vigor with shifting rhythms and… Continue Reading...

Thematic Analysis the Things They Carried and Slaughterhouse Five

insisted that a proper tooth had to be removed to save his face. In summary, the stories in this book recount the experience of soldiers during the Vietnam War and the guilt and fear they have lived with since the war. The "Slaughterhouse Five" is the story of Billy Pilgrim who travels through time on several occasions and has no power to control where he lands. As such, the story lacks a chronological order. Born in 1922, Billy studied thoroughly through his high school and was able to join School of Optometry for night classes. He was later enrolled… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

Wages of Crime is an addendum, new to the most recent edition of the book that was originally published prior to September 11. Responding to the pressing push to apply the economist’s approach to terrorist financing, Naylor understandably adds this chapter as part of his ongoing narrative on the wages of crime. Given the tenor and themes contained in the rest of the book, it comes as little surprise that Naylor reaches the conclusion that cutting off sources of terrorist financing is an unfeasible, ineffective, and perhaps even morally inappropriate method of addressing the problem of non-state actors. In… Continue Reading...

World War Two Propaganda Pamphlets

Propaganda is an important tool for shaping public opinion during wartime. The United States initially resisted using propaganda, but later established two official government propaganda agencies: the Writers War Board and the United States Office of War Information (Riddle, 2016). The latter became the primary propaganda engine during World War Two. The Office of War Information used multiple media for propaganda dissemination, including the relatively new media like comic books and movies. Posters were a primary means of influencing public opinion, too. Through these different propaganda techniques, the United States government reduced the potential for anti-war sentiments, minimized dissent, and… Continue Reading...

Michigan Community Child Watch Programs

regulation and management of program participants after the training is complete. People that complete the program receive a reference book that can only help so much during crime prevention efforts. Therefore, more management or reference options are needed to improve the efficacy of the program. 5. The program is an ethical one in that it allows people to empower themselves and become knowledgeable on what can be done to deter child molesters and other criminals targeting children. However, there can be some issues with the program. For example, if someone is improperly trained, they can spot someone innocently with… Continue Reading...

Gender Roles in Traditional East Asia

Confucianism is one of the major factors that influenced gender views and perception in traditional East Asia, particularly in relation to the treatment of women in these societies. Confucianism is primarily a teaching that was brought by Confucius, a philosopher, political figure, and educator. The teachings of Confucius formed the foundation of education in the traditional societies in East Asia, especially in China, Korea, and Japan. Confucius teachings affected many things in these societies including fixing gender roles between women and men. Based on these teachings, which influenced nearly every facet of life in the conventional Korean, Japanese and Chinese… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

Introduction A lot gets lost in the current debates over immigration in the United States. When we regurgitate what we hear on the news or on Facebook, we fail to think deeply or critically about the issues. This nation is a settler nation; of that there is no doubt. European settlers displaced, forcibly removed, betrayed, and in many cases killed indigenous people whose land this was for centuries before. Those same Europeans cultivated a sense of entitlement to these lands, pushing farther and farther west until they hit yet another ocean. And they did not even stop there. They pressed… Continue Reading...

College Debt

The problem Of late, an alarming hike is being witnessed in college tuition fees. This, coupled with books, housing, supplies, transport and food expenses, leads to unmanageable debt for college students. A majority of financial experts suggest maximum borrowing to amount to one’s anticipated earnings during one’s first year following graduation. But the hike in tuition fees renders this suggestion hard to follow. Nearly 50% of collegegoers today consider quitting college midway owing to debt incurred. Unable to meet these expenses, an increasing number of pupils are actually quitting college. Meanwhile, other pupils have no option but to seek full-time… Continue Reading...

Enron Fraud

Introduction Enron was one of the biggest business collapses, and one of the most egregious incidents during a period in the early 2000s when investor faith in the securities system was shaken by a series of scandals. The scandals varied in terms of their composition, but behind each of them was greed, the drive by senior management teams to defraud securities regulators and investors for their own gain. This paper will look at the Enron fraud in particular. This was probably the worst, for the bald-faced contempt that Enron management showed to securities regulators, and the biggest, as Enron was… Continue Reading...

Iran Bioethics and Biotechnology Issues

law (Shariah), that is itself centered on twofold pillars: the Quran (Muslim holy book) as well as the Sunna (acts and words of Prophet Mohammad). Moreover, Consensus (ijmaa) along with analogy (qiyas) are actually 2 additional pillars involved in Islamic law development. Additionally, concern is actually provided to maslaha (public good) as well as urf (native cultural precedent) where suitable. The Shia part of Islam has in several instances created its authority systems, methodology, and own interpretations; but, generally its bioethical laws don't differ from the Sunni laws in any fundamental way (Shahraz, 2002). In a nutshell, Islam does… Continue Reading...

Future Of the Wto

Gonzales (2017) notes that emerging nations are calling for the WTO to support inclusive globalization: “The Philippines, together with the Friends of MSMEs, is seeking appropriate arrangements within the existing framework of the WTO and relevant committees, such as the establishment of a working group under the General Council that will be mandated to consider how the multilateral trading system can impact and benefit MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises], with particular consideration to the needs and interests of developing and least-developed countries.” In other words, as the a new power paradigm emerges in the 21st century, with China and… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

Not many things in recent history have brought as much controversy as the Trump Administration travel ban. Some have seen this ban as unfair and demonstrating the ugly side of the United States and its Government. There are reasons for this. The travel ban is cruel and inhumane, the Government should not support a travel ban because no one should be profiled due to race or religion, travel is a human right, and the U.S. is a safe place for refugees. The travel ban provides much cause for concern because of the potential legality of such an extreme measure. Half… Continue Reading...

Historical Perspective on Supervision

Introduction The historical review of supervision in schools starts in the colonial age when supervision of teaching methodology was done through the procedure of external scrutiny with local individuals appointed to review how the instructors had been teaching and how pupils had been learning. This particular format for assessment continues to be a benchmark in the process of supervision all through its evolution. Supervision only developed into a formal process within the governmental school systems during the 1830s wherein school administrations started using supervision due to population growth in key cities all over the U.S (Glanz and Sullivan, 2005; Tracy,… Continue Reading...

Computer Assisted Instruction in Education

Vision of Student Learning The vision of Paterson Public Schools is “to be the leader in educating New Jersey’s urban youth” (Paterson, 2017). My vision of student learning is aligned with the school’s vision in the sense that my goal is to help my students be the leaders of their communities, classrooms, schools, and workplaces when they grow up. Part of this leadership must come from character education, which Lickona (1993) and Kristjansson (2014) note is of particular importance in today’s schools. Part of what helps to inform character education is the focus on self-directed learning, which was advocated by… Continue Reading...

Pepsico Organizational Change Caused by Aquafina Water

Bottled portable water was not a significant product in the beverage industry in the US two decades ago. The industry was dominated and controlled by such giants as Groupe Danone SA’s Evian and Nestle SA’s Perrier. By 2002, the industry was worth $3.5 billion. In 1997, Pepsi made attempts to join the bottled water market. Some of the efforts included buying a spring water company and a shot at selling a brand that was sparkling. However, these efforts did not yield fruit. The management came to the conclusion that the best method to create a successful water brand was to… Continue Reading...

Exemplary Leadership Practices in Modern Organizations

of leadership principles for the 21st Century. James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner published a book entitled The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, which provides important leadership skills that can be utilized by modern educational leaders. Overview and Summary of the Authors’ Main Points The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations was written by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner to provide insights regarding leadership skills in the organizational setting. The authors recognize that the world and the workplace has dramatically changed over the past few decades. These… Continue Reading...

Life Of Arthur Koestler

which would remain eminent for the duration of his existence. The book details the vicissitudes of a political prisoner who is one of the many victims of a totalitarian, fascist government. In that respect it was symbolic of the growing power of Hitler and other fascists during the midway point of the 20th century, including others such as Mussolini and Franco. Furthermore, this work or literature was a thinly veiled recollection of Koestler\'s own experience as such a political prisoner of Franco\'s fascist regime during the Spanish Civil War. Thus, the events which led to the book\'s creation and… Continue Reading...

The Religion Of Passion

the passion that I and others exhibit for reading the bible. The bible is arguably the most popular book of all time. It has been translated into so many different languages, and has a number of different versions and editions. There are people who read the bible so much that they memorize it, which certainly demonstrates a true passion for reading. Still, there are a number of different passages in the bible that are expressly about family. So when people like myself are reading the bible they are not only reading about religion, but also reading about a number… Continue Reading...

The Causes Of Fake News and How to Prevent It

Thesis statement: Internet technologies enable the proliferation of fake news, and only education and awareness can curtail the influence fake news has on society. A. Claim: Prior exposure to a fake news story makes a person more likely to believe in the veracity of the information. 1. Evidence: Just a one-time exposure to a fake news item on a social media platform like Facebook increases the likelihood that a person will believe the fake news story, with the effects lasting as long as a week (Pennycook, Cannon, & Rand, 2017). 2. Evidence: The prior exposure phenomenon is a type of… Continue Reading...

Deepak Chopra Book Path Of Love

unbounded by time and space, untouched by experience. In spirit you are true love,” (Chopra 2). The book is about different types of love, including self-love, but also romance and familial love. Although the book comes across as being new age fluff, it is nevertheless useful in engaging the reader and inspiring a positive mindset. The author does a good job of linking together various types of love, starting with the fundamental features of universal and self-love, progressing through the more mundane forms of love between people including romance. In the process of covering the different types of love,… Continue Reading...

Leadership Practice and Student Success

Introduction This paper is mainly a narrative report of the model whereby we evaluate and contrast the evaluation instruction and also review the principals’ function in endorsing efficient schooling by concentrating on two elements: leadership practice and student success. Both of these elements hold a number of essential components that frequently appear as independent factors in other evaluation models. For instance, whilst some techniques leave out stakeholder suggestions, one can perceive it as being proof of leadership practice. Similarly, the learner outcomes component includes numerous measures as well (New Leaders, 2012). Whilst there's substantial debate concerning the “right” weights for… Continue Reading...

Religion the Theology and Teachings Of Paul

Paul’s writings are naturally cosmopolitan, his being influenced by Hellenistic culture and philosophy as well as Judaism. As a result, Paul’s contributions indelibly and significantly transformed the mode, meaning, and implications of Christ’s message. As Scholz (2013) points out, Paul penned almost half of all New Testament texts: thirteen books. Paul’s theology is “one of the cornerstones upon which the Christian Church is built,” (Zetterholm, 2009, p. 1). What also makes Pauline texts different is that unlike the synoptic gospels, Pauline letters reflect the author’s own theology. Reading and re-reading Pauline theology offers insight into how early Christian theology evolved… Continue Reading...

Macroeconomic Indicators

banks (they are all essentially running the same play book) has caused investors to want to divest of fiat cash holdings and invest in real assets—whether that is a home, government debt, gold or a diploma. With China set to challenge the hegemony of the Petrodollar with its own gold-backed yuan oil futures contract, keeping one’s savings in USD makes less and less sense. Even if the USD were to recover from its recent deterioration compared to the Euro or the Renminbi, the damage has already been done by QE and investors know it: the purchasing power of the… Continue Reading...

Mass Extinctions and Climate Change

1. The bookmarks indicated the following six events: · Formation of the earth and moon 4.6 billion years ago · Earliest life, 3.9 billion years ago · Early land plants 420 million years ago · Largest mass extinction 248 million years ago · Dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago · "Lucy", early hominid, 4 million years ago 2. In the Archaean period, there are cyanobacteria and stromatites. 3. The three periods of time that are described as eras are the Paleozoic, the Mesozoic, and the Cenozoic. 4. There are five mass extinction events listed. They are: End-Orcovician, where many types… Continue Reading...

Parallels Between Business and Biology

Part 1. 1. The relationship between the wolves and monkey is symbiotic in nature. 2. For the monkeys, the benefit is not 100% known, but it is thought that the wolves hunt competitors for the food that the monkeys eat. For the wolves, the monkeys seem to make hunting prey easier. In the long run, this increases the odds of survival for each. 3. The wolves may have a cost in terms of not eating monkey babies, but if that changes then the monkeys being so acclimated to the wolves would be a long-term cost. 4. The relationship definitely might… Continue Reading...

Cleaning Up Murky Water

Purpose The purpose of this experiment is to determine whether one of two methods of cleaning murky water is efficient or better than the other. The two methods used are capillary action method and filtration method. Capillary action uses a clean cloth to drip water into a dish and filtration uses a filter to catch debris from water poured through. Methods and Materials Materials needed for this experiment include a jar filled with murky water consisting of water and soil (a teaspoon of dirt in a quart of water). Two empty dishes of at least 3 inches in height are… Continue Reading...

Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink the Power Of Thinking Without Thinking

a malpractice suit for a patient? Another problem with Gladwell’s book is that because thin slicing seems like such a mysterious “gut” instinct, one which is so diffusely defined, it is very difficult for a prospective reader to take the lessons of the book and to apply them to his or her life. In today’s information-saturated age, it is indeed important to remember that more information does not always result in better-quality decisions. But simply going with an emotional response to an event can also lead to bad decisions, as seen in both the election of Warren Harding or snap,… Continue Reading...

Snapping Beans by Lisa Parker

entirely foreign to the grandmother. The speaker also notes that she has read, “revelations by book and lecture/as real as any shout of faith, / potent as a swig of strychnine.” The poet’s choice of language with religious resonance is very deliberate here, given that the speaker’s insights into the human condition are ultimately secular in nature. There is also the sense that knowledge about one’s faith, versus pure belief, has a killing, chilling effect much like poison. That is why when the speaker’s grandmother asks, “How’s school a-goin?” using dialect that is clearly designed to show her class… Continue Reading...

Educational Leadership Tools

The Center for Educational Leadership (CEL) based out of the University of Washington (with a strong Web presence as well) is a good source of information and tools for strengthening one’s educational leadership skills. The description provided in this post about what the CEL offers is very good in terms of describing the organization’s unique approach to helping individuals obtain leadership knowledge. The Webinars area great source of info for example and give a lot of good tutorials on leadership growth, the principles of leadership, and guides for classroom observation. The School Leadership website produced by the Wallace Foundation is… Continue Reading...

Workplace Safety

Q1. The Gauley Bridge disaster took place in the 1920s, before appropriate health and safety requirements were imposed upon industries to protect workers. Workers were often forced to tolerate such conditions because they had no other options by which to make a living. Furthermore, a certain degree of physical risk to workers was acceptable in the eyes of employers. To some extent, this is also true in many developing world nations such as India, where the Bhopal gas tragedy took place. If there was a sudden absence of federal and state mandates in the United States, workers would still bring… Continue Reading...

Lichens As Bio-indicators

1. Introduction Lichens are commonly used as ecological signs or bio-indicators. If atmosphere is extremely contaminated with sulphur dioxide there could be no lichens existing, just eco-friendly algae might be identified. When the atmosphere is clear, shrubby, hairy as well as, leafy; lichens turn out to be plentiful. A small number of lichen varieties can put up with extremely high degrees of air pollution and therefore are generally seen on pavements, wall surfaces and also tree-bark in city locations. By far the most delicate lichens happen to be shrubby and leafy whilst the most resistant lichens are crusty in looks… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

Abstract Attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) are commonly linked mental health disorders that children exhibit. This paper examines some of the challenges that both children and parents face as a result of living with these disorders. It suggests some positive approaches to parenting that parents may find useful and offers recommendations in terms of how parents can most positively help a child with ADHD or ODD. The most important conclusion that this paper provides is the notion that parents must be able to demonstrate patience over the long term while facilitating their love and support for… Continue Reading...

Mongols History

Medieval Source book: A literary History of Persia (45-46) The author Browne (2009) describes an encounter so vicious and so ruthless under the hands of some people from the East. These people invaded Asia with only one purpose, to kill. The author reiterates that there is a good chance that there has never been another calamity as vicious as the one encountered by the Persians during this period. According to him even the affliction that was meted on the children of Israel by Nebuchadnezzar was nothing compared to what he encountered.… Continue Reading...

Improving Student Achievement and Parental Involvement

a ticket to a community event or a free pizza or a gift card to a local book store. Second, it is important that students also receive discipline, as this sets parameters and provides support for them as they grow and develop. For example, students must make a visit during a teacher’s office hours if their grades in the class reach below a C level grade point average to assess what issues the student is having. Third, students should have assistance, which means that mentoring programs must be initiated—such as one-to-one reading an hour before school starts to help… Continue Reading...

Serial Killers and the Media

Serial Killers and the Media: How the Media Affects the Investigation and Public Perception of Serial Killers Serial killers are one of the most widely covered criminal types in the media, even though the majority of criminals do not fit this profile. Often the psychology and methods of serial killers are sensationalized in the media. Serial killers have also figured prominently as popular characters in film and cinema. This raises some problematic questions about the coverage of serial killers, however. First, is too much attention given to them, versus other, less cinematic crimes? Secondly, does the media attention fuel the… Continue Reading...

Information Involving Curriculum Development

Introduction An educational institution’s curriculum comprises every experience encountered by a pupil under the institution’s direction. All academic systems’ curricula are designed based on societal needs. Thus, owing to society’s dynamic nature, curricula are dynamic as well; educational institutions normally alter their curricula every once in a while. In this paper, the process of math and English as a Second Language (ESL) curriculum development will be addressed, with the following curricular development stages highlighted: determining scholastic aims and goals, determining desired pupil learning experiences, organizing and testing the designed curriculum, implementing it and curriculum evaluation. Further, it will deal with… Continue Reading...

Oil Crises Term in West Africa

Introduction In the contemporary, the world is experiencing an oil crisis. For almost three years now, the oil price has declined by more than 40 percent since 2014. At that point in time, the price of a barrel stood at $115, considerably deteriorating as it presently stands at $50. The oil price is comparatively determined by actual supply and demand and relatively by expectation. In particular, demand for oil is closely associated to economic activity whereas supply can be influenced by different aspects such as geo-political issues and also regional weather. Notably, if oil producers have the perception that price… Continue Reading...

Amazon Capital Decisions

There are many firms that exist and operate within the capital management realm. Some companies operate and expand via their internal income and operations. There are other firms that are not currently self-solvent. However, the latter is commonly able to expand through capital investment and fundraising. The goal with such firms, of course, is to ramp up business levels, pricing structures and so forth so as to get to a profit at some point, even if it takes a few years. Indeed, many firms start off relying on capital investment and resource allocation at first and then become able to… Continue Reading...

Why Facebook Is Banned in China

Facebook is still banned in China, which took initiatives in 2009 to quell any sort of protest or governmental opposition sparked by social media sites like Facebook. Facebook is not the only Western site to be banned in China. Moreover, it has essentially a lookalike Chinese competitor known as Renren, which is a social media site that operates just like Facebook but complies with the Chinese government’s regulations with regard to the filtering of content posted on the site (Darwell, 2012). China’s government is very concerned about regulating content published on the Internet since this is such an impactful platform… Continue Reading...

Privacy Risks and Principles

Part A My website of choice in this case will be eBay (https://www.ebay.com/). In essence, eBay is “a ‘virtual marketplace’ allowing eMerchants, located anywhere in the world, who have registered with eBay to trade within this ‘virtual world’” (Bardopoulos, 2015, p. 51). Some of the site’s product categories include, but they are not limited to, health and beauty products, toys and videogames, sporting goods, computers and consumer electronics, clothing, cell phones, books, etc. The site also offers for sale motorcycle and automotive accessories and parts. The website has in place a comprehensive privacy policy that outlines the various ways through… Continue Reading...

Whole Foods Market Strategic Analysis

1. Introduction Whole Food Market Inc. (WFM) is one of America’s largest food products supermarket chain. The company refers to itself as “America’s healthiest grocery store” and submits that its food products are “the finest natural and organic foods available” (WFM, 2017). The foods the company stocks are largely devoid of hydrogenated fats, artificial preservatives, sweeteners, and flavors. 2. Current Strategic Position 2.1 Mission, Vision, and Values The company’s culture is founded on eight core values. These include: a. Sale of high quality natural and organic products b. Satisfaction, delightment, and nourishment of customers c. Support for team member excellence… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

sentiment is echoed in the Old Testament in the book of Exodus. Christ offered a new focus for mankind, one rooted in mercy and forgiveness—but He also iterated the fact that those who kill will indeed be killed. In the modern era, it may be helpful for societies and states to remember temper the law with mercy and to reflect in judgments the needs expressed by activists like Davis and authors like Wright—needs that emphasize the importance of empathy and compassion. At the same time, the state must ensure that security and the force of the law are compelling—and… Continue Reading...

Role Of Office Of National Coordinator

Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) was created by George W. Bush in 2004 through an executive order and the congress mandated associated legislation. The ONC is an entity within the US Department of Health and Human Services. The main purpose of the ONC is basically to promote the national health information technology (HIT) infrastructure and oversee its development. In the context of the healthcare providers, the ONC is seen as a close associate to the nationwide push to have electronic health records to the patients in different hospitals all with the aim of curbing errors in the medical field… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Psalm 1

way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction. (NIV, 2018) Cultural information of the book The old testament of the Holy Bible holds some of the most inspiring and historically rich books in the Bible; this is where the book of Psalm is based. The book of Psalm is known as the Hebrew poetry book that utilizes several styles like parallelism to bring out the message, unlike the English poetry that relies on rhyme and rhythm widely. Other Hebrew poetry books in the Old Testament include Job, proverbs and Ecclesiastes (Bible.org, 2018). Thesis The book of… Continue Reading...

Women Coming Of Age in the 50s and 60s

this brief response took a look at four chapters from a particular book. What follows in this report is a direct and measured response to those chapters. The readings themselves had a good variety and variance to them. They all involve very personal subjects but all center on the coming of age of teenage girls during the first generation after World War II ended. However, they are not monolithic or too much alike in nature. It is important that literature explore the human condition and what drives people to act and behave as they do. Of course, nobody lives… Continue Reading...

Formative Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners

Formative assessment offers much potential to make both teaching and learning more nuanced and effective for students, particularly students who are attempting to master a new language. Integrating formative assessments into instruction for English Language Learners offers specific opportunities, empowering teachers to better attend to the students’ needs in learning and content, and more effectively helping these students develop the skills they need to master grammatical concepts and communicate with confidence. As their core, the most effective types of formative assessments are the ones that inherently promote student learning, making certain they put students at the center of the educational… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism and Environmentalism in Ethics

Introduction Is utilitarianism an effective approach to environmental ethics? Behaviors that demonstrate personal and collective responsibility to the environment can lead to tangible short-term and long-term objectives that benefit a large number of people. Reducing pollution, limiting deforestation, preserving natural resources, protecting sensitive ecosystems, and mitigating climate change bring about the greatest good for the greatest number, what John Stuart Mill (2017) refers to as summum bonum, the fundamental principle of utilitarianism (p. 1). Therefore, most environmentally conscious policies, business practices, and personal behaviors can be viewed in utilitarian terms. Explanation of Theory Utilitarianism is a consequentialist ethical theory, which… Continue Reading...

Electronic Waste

1. What is e-waste? What is so dangerous about e-waste? Many well-meaning individuals thought that recycling was the answer to the e-waste problem. But why hasn't e-waste recycling yielded the results hoped for? E-waste (electronic waste) refers to the discarded electronic or electrical devices that are no longer being used, are unwanted, non-working, and obsolete. All used electronics that are destined for resale, reuse, recycling, salvage, or disposal are also considered to be e-waste. E-waste affects nearly every system in the human body mainly because they contain a plethora of toxic components like lead, calcium, mercury, barium, lithium, cadmium, polybrominated… Continue Reading...

Curriculum Plan and Integrated Unit

Part 1: Curriculum Plan Paterson Public School is one of the most diverse school districts in New Jersey with the main goal of educating children and young people in the region. The focus of this school district is to help children and young people from diverse backgrounds and settings to become proficient in their various fields of study. An important aspect towards achieving this goal is ensuring the professional development and enhancing instructional leadership of teachers. Similar to other school districts, teachers in this school district are required to identify and utilize suitable teaching strategies that help in enhancing the… Continue Reading...

Apple Expansion into Myanmar

Global Economic Conditions Apple operates in over 100 countries already, but there are still some markets available for the company. The one that has been chosen for the next international expansion in Myanmar. Apple already has a presence in most other Southeast Asian countries, but Myanmar has only recently become a democracy. It is a poor country, but relatively large, and is starting to see some strong economic growth. Foreign companies are starting to make their market entry. The trends for Myanmar are all quite recent. Five years ago there was little economic activity in the country, regular brownouts and… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Strategy Implementation at the Coca-cola Corporation

Executive summary This research paper examines the organizational design of the Coca Cola Company and describes its structure of organization. The organizational structure of the Coca Cola Company is clearly unique. Regional managers employed by the company are given powers to make decisions. The company has ensured that it responds quickly to the changes in market demands by allowing localized decision making. The management at higher level is, consequently, given the time they need to think through long term strategies and plans. Although Coca Cola has made significant efforts to reinvent its brand and products on the market, its growth… Continue Reading...

Crime and Security

In the Facebook v. Power Ventures case, the former brought a lawsuit against the latter, alleging violations of several Acts – specifically the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) as appertains to this discussion. Of concern was the move by Power Ventures to facilitate the aggregation of the social media accounts of a user such that the user could use just a single website to view activities (including messages and posts by friends) in the said social media accounts. In essence, users of the Power Ventures website, Power.com, had an option of accessing their profile on Facebook via the said… Continue Reading...

Britain’s Industrialization and China’s Stagnation

As our textbook demonstrates, there were a range of factors that “loaded the dice of fate” in the favor of Britain to ensure that the industrial revolution occurred around 1800 in their nation. One of these factors were raw materials crucial for industrialization to occur. As our textbook illuminates, Britain had large quantities of coal and iron to use and invest in this revolution, and to ensure its success.[footnoteRef:1] There was also the advantage of accessibility of New World lands as means of financial investment and also to offer raw materials, should the movement of industrialization warrant it.[footnoteRef:2] However, perhaps… Continue Reading...

Social Networking Effect on Philanthropy

One of the key Robin-hood rules, when it comes to philanthropy, is Relentless Monetization. Relentless Monetization or “RM” concentrates on mutual expressions for inner deliberations, interaction with grantees, openness, examination, position grants or loans, and calculating the overall performance of the financier (as well as the grant) (Weinstein & Bradburd, 2013). Disclosing grant-making to the rigor of RM alters the type of grant-making considerations. Instead of loosely discussing inspiring professional company directors or innovative quests, employees depend on a mutual language that focuses on results-oriented facts. Furthermore, RM enables funders to create the sets of rules it utilizes to designate… Continue Reading...

Multicultural Leadership Diversity in the Workplace

Being a job coach is an honor, a privilege, and even a necessity in today’s workplace environment. Based on evidence highlighting the effectiveness of coaching, more and more companies are “opting for team coaching as a more effective way to improve team capability and performance, while at the same time saving on costs,” (Stout-Rostron, 2016, p. 238). The friend in question should absolutely insert herself as a coach to help manage and leverage diversity in the organization and promote an organizational climate of inclusivity. In fact, someone with an international background is perfectly poised to guide organizational policy and practice… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

Government Type India is a parliamentary republic, the largest democracy in the world with over a billion people and counting. Head of State The head of state is a ceremonial position occupied by the President. The current President is Ram Nath Kovind, and vice president is M. Venkaiah Naidu, positions held since July-August of 2017 (CIA World Factbook, 2018). The president is elected by an electoral college, which is comprised of appointed members of both houses of parliament as well as members of state legislatures (CIA World Factbook, 2018).The President serves for a five year term, and there are no… Continue Reading...

The Relevance Of Business Ethics

Introduction In today’s globalized, interconnected, and interdependent business environment, ethics are more important than ever. Both internal and external operations need to be guided by ethical principles. Ethics are important for the self-interest of the company and its employees, helping to strengthen relationships with clients and prevent conflicts that could damage strategic alliances. Utilitarian Ethics Utilitarian ethical frameworks are especially applicable to the modern business environment. The fundamental principles of utilitarianism include maximizing happiness, minimizing unpleasantness, and promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of people (Mill, 2017). Utilitarian ethics also focus more on the consequences of actions rather… Continue Reading...

Personal Self Assessment and Self Awareness

others. Biographical/Spiritual Goals The two goals I would like to set include reading a book from an unfamiliar spiritual tradition, and meditating daily. Learning about unfamiliar worldviews, traditions, or belief systems will expand my mind and help me be more receptive to others. I also intend to learn more about myself by adapting different spiritual worldviews. Daily meditation can be considered as much a mental as a spiritual practice, but sometimes meditation does converge with prayer and other devotional states. Achieving Goals Change requires commitment. Each of the goals I have listed also requires discipline and patience. I need to incorporate… Continue Reading...

Mindfulness Health, Healing, and Self Awareness

goals I would like to set include reading a book from an unfamiliar spiritual tradition, and meditating daily. Learning about unfamiliar worldviews, traditions, or belief systems will expand my mind and help me be more receptive to others. I also intend to learn more about myself by adapting different spiritual worldviews. Daily meditation can be considered as much a mental as a spiritual practice, but sometimes meditation does converge with prayer and other devotional states. Achieving Goals Change requires commitment. Each of the goals I have listed also requires discipline and patience. I need to incorporate new practices into… Continue Reading...

Theology Of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish

book Chapter: A Theology of Communion for the Contemporary Catholic Parish Introduction The study of ecclesiology is the study of how the Christian church, the ever-expanding body of believers, has evolved over time to respond to new political and social realities. Ecclesiology also takes into account the way organizational structures, hierarchies, and roles within the church have changed and reflect the nuances of a cultural milieu or historical epoch. In addition to all that, the study of ecclesiology also comprises the church’s relationship… Continue Reading...

Myanmar's Place in the Global Garment Business

Introduction In the past few years, Myanmar has been one of the world's fastest-growing economies. This success has been the result of a new government under Aung San Suu Kyi, which has resulted in democratic reforms and a shift towards a more capitalist economy. Annual GDP growth rates in the past few years have been around 7%, which puts Myanmar in the top ten for GDP growth, but the country is still very poor, with a GDP per capita of $6300, ranked 163rd in the world. While several neighboring countries are global leaders in textiles, the industry is relatively nascent… Continue Reading...

Schizophrenia

Psychological Disorders and Their Treatment Schizophrenia is a chronic brain or psychological disorder that causes the sufferer to experience hallucinations, have paranoid delusions, engage in confused speech, have trouble thinking clearly, and lose the ability to function in a normal manner. According to the DSM-V (2013), the diagnosis criteria for schizophrenia states that these symptoms must last at least in duration for 6 months and there should be at least one month in which the symptoms are active and are negatively affecting the person’s life—i.e., the individual’s ability to work or socialize. While the WHO (2017) notes that there are… Continue Reading...

Legal Precedent Constitution Religion and Education

Original Post Blackstone initially set the precedent, so to speak, for English common law. English common law became the foundation for American common law, which values judicial precedent over statutes. Many European countries in fact use statutes over legal precedents as the means by which to determine legality, distinguishing the Anglo-American system from others. Blackstone indicated, “that precedents and rules be followed, unless flatly absurd or unjust; for though their reason be not obvious at first view, yet we owe such a deference to former times,” something that has become so entrenched in American judicial practices that it is sometimes… Continue Reading...

Brand Image Of Sears

Executive Summary Sears is a retail company that offers a range of products and services via brick and mortar locations and online shopping portals. Its brand focuses on offering quality proprietary brand products and in-home services in an industry that is currently led by larger retailers like Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon, the e-commerce giant that is single-handedly changing the nature of retail today. In order to stay competitive, Sears is focusing on building brand loyalty among the young target market with disposable income—the 25-30 year old demographic; it is differentiating itself from its competitors by focusing on providing quality products… Continue Reading...

Role Of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications

The Role of Interactive Social Media in Corporate Social Responsibility Communications 1. Summary One of the most significant new marketing platforms to emerge in recent years has been social media in general and more recently, interactive social media. According to the definition provided by Chao and Parker (2014), social media in general are “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, which allows the creation and exchange of user-generated content” (p. 323). By extension, interactive social media are defined as those platforms that feature ways for consumers to directly respond to Web-based… Continue Reading...

Perspective from a Wheelchair

Step Outside Your World Analysis “Okay, this should be a piece of cake,” I thought to myself after reading the guidelines for this assignment. After all, my friend’s wife still had the manual wheelchair she used when she broke her ankle last year and it was just sitting there holding dirty laundry and books and she readily agreed to lend it to me for this project. This initial assessment, however, quickly went south as soon as I tried to load the wheelchair in my car for a trip to the local mall to see what life was like from a… Continue Reading...

Technology and Workplace Changes

Buying the Perfect Solution: Every vendor offers unique products or services that will meet your needs.  Describe how you differentiate between them? Selecting a vendor is in many ways like selecting a new car or any other appliance designed to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. Taking the product for a test drive is one of the most useful ways to determine if it will be genuinely helpful. This means it is necessary to, “Provide the vendor with patient and office scenarios that they may use to customize their product demonstration” (“Select or Upgrade,” 2017, par.3). It is… Continue Reading...

How Pictures Shape the Story in Syria

The Role of a Photojournalist in Shaping the Syrian Narrative Summary This paper discusses the role of the photojournalist in shaping the Syrian narrative. The images that photojournalists create are used by a variety of media outlets, both mainstream like CNN and alternative like social media uploaders, to develop a narrative that promotes a perspective on events and advocates for a reaction from the public—either support for intervention or condemnation of the use of force by governments that are not directly involved in the conflict. The paper examines the gassing incident at Khan Shaykhun in Syria to see how photojournalism… Continue Reading...

Fake News Essay

Recommended Topics When does “fake news” become “real news,” if ever? How did fake news affect the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? Has fake news been used by foreign powers to adversely affect U.S. interest at home and abroad? How can people tell for certain when news is fake? What is being done about the proliferation of fake news?   Outline I.  Abstract II. Introduction III. Review and Discussion A.  What is fake news? B.  The potential impact of fake news C.  Responses to fake news IV. Conclusion   Title:  A Real Look at the Fake News Phenomenon… Continue Reading...

Black Lives Matter Essay

Topics: What is the Black Lives Matter Movement and why is it important? Is the Black Lives Matter Movement doing more harm than good? What is the purpose of the Black Lives Matter Movement? Who founded the Black Lives Movement? Titles: The Troubled State of Race Relations in America:  The Rise of the Black Lives Movement The Impact of the Black Lives Movement on the Discourse over Race Relations in the U.S. How a Grassroots Idea became an International Movement through Social Media The Purpose and Future of the Black Lives Matter Movement[h1] Abstract:[h2] Established in 2012 following the high-profile… Continue Reading...

Immigration Essay

Opening Paragraph: In this Immigration essay, we will offer some sample titles, topics, an outline, and structure that you can use to improve your writing. The start of any good essay is an interesting topic statement followed by a succinct and descriptive thesis statement. The Thesis statement acts as the direction from which a reader takes when examining the body and conclusion. Body paragraphs should include a background on the topic and sub topics addressing each part of the thesis statement. The conclusion is a brief recap of what was covered. Titles: Immigration in the United States Past and Present… Continue Reading...

Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

In this essay, we will investigate the topic of Russian interference in the United States’ 2016 Presidential election.  This essay will contain a list of topics related to Russian meddling, possible titles for essays covering those topics, an outline of the essay, and an example demonstrating how to write a strong essay.  Our free example essay will not only explain how Russian interference influenced the election, but also show you how to write each part of an essay: introduction, thesis statement, and body paragraphs that combine evidence and analysis.  The essay will conclude with a review of the information presented… Continue Reading...

Bullying Essay

Bullying can be a difficult topic to tackle. That is why this bullying essay will help offer an idea of what will comprise a good paper and what potential areas of research to cover within this controversial and popular subject. From developing a good thesis, carrying it throughout body paragraphs, and closing with a brief and concise conclusion, this essay will show what to do to obtain a high grade. The first step before the thesis, the body, and the conclusion, is a unique and informative introduction. This will help lead to an idea of where to start the paper… Continue Reading...

The American Dream Essay

1931, by a middlebrow historian James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. In this book, the phrase appears for the first time in the Preface, when Adams refers to the ‘American dream of a better, richer, and happier life,’ adding that ‘that dream or hope has been present from the start’ (Kochan, 2007, p. 210). To someone like James Truslow Adams, the American Dream meant a strong sense of hope and desire that fueled the long journey to a better life. Many people that have come to the United States had hope in their eyes when… Continue Reading...

Social Media Essay

Social media is a big boom when it comes to business, entertainment, and media. It has crossed over from something the youth use to something everyone uses. Many people do not understand how much of an impact social media has on people from their employability to how the public views them. This example essay will show social media’s influence and how it has come to be what it is today. Titles Social Media: Then and Now Social Media and it’s Impact on Business Social Media as a Social Movement Social Media and it’s influence on our Lives Social Media: Changing… Continue Reading...

Internet Terms Essay

Introduction The twenty-first century observed the information and computer revolution; empowering people to have instant communication and permitting them in carrying out activities using computers. The use of the computer is not limited to a single or specific industry and its use would be seen in all the industries or sectors. Presently, we are living in a world wherein nearly everyone has heard about computer technology and over sixty percent of people have information on its usage. We can now find laptops or computers in shops, homes, educational institutions, ticket counters, and so on (Daily Alert, 2013). It is important… Continue Reading...

Global Ecological Civilization Essay

civilization (UNEP, 2016). The original clear-cut use of the concept of ecological civilization originated from the book ‘Ecological Democracy’ written by Roy Morrison wherein the author argued that: “an ecological civilization would be based on three support systems such as harmony, balance, and democracy” (Heurtebise, 2017). This notion of ecological civilization reinforces and intensifies the sustainable development theory, creating strong practices and innovations for promoting the progress of civilization to an advanced level. The important demand of ecological civilization is the fact that nature should be safeguarded, assimilated and respected. Clear, clean water and hills which are green should… Continue Reading...

Facebook Data Breach Essay

In this Facebook data breach essay, we discuss how Facebook allowed applications to mine user data.  The essay will explain what data was breached, how it was breached, and how that data was used.  Furthermore, the essay will also discuss the repercussions of the breach, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing in front of the United States Senate, issues involving Cambridge Analytical, and information that is being revealed about additional data breaches. In addition to explaining the data breach, the essay will also discuss whether Facebook has a responsibility to users to keep data safe, and the steps that Facebook… Continue Reading...

Juvenile Delinquency Essay

from https://www.globalyouthjustice.org/resources/top-25-crimes/ Juvjustice.org. (n.d.). Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act | CJJ. Retrieved from http://www.juvjustice.org/federal-policy/juvenile-justice-and-delinquency-prevention-act OJJDP Statistical Briefing book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/qa05101.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on December 06, 2017. Nap.edu. (n.d.). Patterns and Trends in Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice | Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice | The National Academies Press. Retrieved from https://www.nap.edu/read/9747/chapter/4#26 National Research Council. (2001). Juvenile crime, juvenile justice. National Academies Press. Nobullying.com. (2015, December 22). The Why and How of Juvenile Delinquency - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources. Retrieved from https://nobullying.com/juvenile-delinquency/ Umer, G. (2013, November 4). Causes and Solutions of Juvenile Delinquency - Reading Craze. Retrieved from http://readingcraze.com/index.php/cause-and-solution-of-juvenile-delinquency/ Underwood, L. A.,… Continue Reading...

Robert Mueller Investigation Essay

In this essay about special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, we provide an overview of the information available at the time of publication about that investigation.  The essay will explain who Robert Mueller is; what the investigation is trying to find; and why the investigation was instigated.  In addition, the essay will discuss the latest news, as of May 21, 2018, about the investigation.  In addition to discussing the Mueller investigation, the essay will provide you with a technical guide for writing academic essays.  In addition to being formatted in an appropriate academic… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

makes all of these experiences memorable and engaging through her nuanced characters and the challenges they have to face. Body Summary The book is a retrospective of a slice of the childhood of Jean Louise Finch (Scout) told in the first person. The book concerns three years from 1933-1935, when Scout, the narrator was six years old. The book opens with the reader being immediately introduced to Scout’s life and family situation as she lives in Maycomb, Alabama—a fictional but quiet town in the deep South. Scout lives with her older brother Jeremy (Jem) and her father Atticus, and a woman who… Continue Reading...

King David

Introduction King David is a significant character in the Bible because he foreshadows the coming of Christ, Who was foretold to be a descendant of the House of David. David’s faith also foreshadows the faith that Christ sought among His people (yet in most cases failed to find). While the Bible is the only historical source of information for King David, other than the Tel Dan Stele in the archeological field, an analysis of the person of David is revealing as it sheds much light on the character of God and the merciful nature of the Divine Being Who represents… Continue Reading...

King David

Introduction King David is a significant character in the Bible because he foreshadows the coming of Christ, Who was foretold to be a descendant of the House of David. David’s faith also foreshadows the faith that Christ sought among His people (yet in most cases failed to find). While the Bible is the only historical source of information for King David, other than the Tel Dan Stele in the archeological field, an analysis of the person of David is revealing as it sheds much light on the character of God and the merciful nature of the Divine Being Who represents… Continue Reading...

Sociology and the Death Penalty

The death penalty should exist as a deterrent but only in a society where the criminal justice system is aligned with social justice—i.e., in a state where there is no deviation from the way the community views justice and from the way the criminal justice system views justice. Criminal justice and social justice must be in accordance, as Bazelon asserts, in order for a system of law to work, to be fair, to be equitable, and to be effective. In a society where social justice is at odds with criminal justice, the death penalty may not be prescribed as a… Continue Reading...

Intimate Relationships in Britain

my self-monitoring of society and shifting cultural values?” Giddens (1992) provides the example of the “rule book, drawn up in a self-help manual aimed at helping women to develop more satisfying heterosexual relationships” as an indicator of the problematic approaches to intimacy that the safe faces in the modern era (p. 192). Through this process of self-monitoring, a variety of relationship forms are constructed, each of them representing a variation of self-actualization—i.e., identity construction that is self-made. The first form that Giddens examines the so-called “pure relationship” which is based on the concept of sexual and emotional equality within… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Security

The client will be speaking at a Holiday Inn at a rally for the 2nd Amendment supporters. A separate group of anti-gun protestors has already announced that it will picket the event. A third group of white nationalists has also pledged to come to the event to protest against the anti-gun protestors. Anti-Trump protestors have announced on Facebook that they too will be protesting the event and picketing with the anti-gun protestors. Parkland students are also set to arrive bringing the media in tow. Four death threats have been sent to the Holiday Inn, threatening it with violence should the… Continue Reading...

Implications Of Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (Current State and Future Implications) Augmented reality (AR) has become a common buzzword in the modern society, particularly in the field of technology. This concept of overlaying computerized information is increasingly finding its place in the market through mobile devices. For people who use mobile devices for their everyday activities, augmented reality enables them to have a reality that is based on their desires and needs. It has shaped the realities of people across the globe as technology continues to play an important role in modern communications and interactions between people from different geographical locations. Therefore, augmented reality… Continue Reading...

Peacock in the Land Of Penguins

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: book Report Section 1: Summary A Peacock in the Land of Penguins is a unique take on leadership in the workplace: it uses a fable to introduce the concept that there are two types of workers in general—peacocks and penguins. From there it goes on to offer advice, ideas, examples and resources for both types of workers in an organization. This book helps workers identify whether they are a “peacock”—i.e., someone who relishes being different, creative and unique at work (where conformity is… Continue Reading...

The Great Gatsby Essay

sum of their achievements. Conclusion All things considered, The Great Gatsby is a powerful book that captures one of the most riveting periods of American history: the glamour and roaring twenties that were the years of excess before the fall of the Great Depression. The novel meditates on many themes and symbols within human experience—many of which are eternal. Moreover, it offers a scathing representation of how the individual should view time, the past, love and self-worth. It shows us that even extreme wealth has its limits and that self-absorbed people often do self-absorbed things. In some ways, Gatsby represents a… Continue Reading...

Businesses in Kuwait

Introduction As the GM Case Study indicates, competition between the local brand and the foreign brand can give the local brand an edge especially when the foreign brand has more cost attached to it. GM, for example, was obliged to cut the costs of its cars in China because the national brands were gaining market share “by offering cheaper sport utility vehicles” (Bloomberg, 2015). In Kuwait, there is a lot of potential for local businesses to grow and edge out foreign competitors. In various fields, Kuwait is showing potential and innovation. It is behind only Saudi Arabia and Turkey in… Continue Reading...

Pearl Buck and Rudyard Kipling

Fascination with the East: A Realistic Look Introduction Both Rudyard Kipling and Pearl Buck provided their readers with a realistic view of life in the East. Kipling’s Kim was a detailed account of the variety of life in India at the end of the 19th century. Buck’s The Good Earth, chronicled the lives of a peasant family in China as it dealt with the challenges and obstacles of famine, poverty, and oppression. Both authors were very successful in conveying the problems of everyday life in the East to Western readers: each work was hugely popular and captured the imagination of… Continue Reading...

Guide to Writing in Third Person (2018 Edition)

The coffee was bitter. Nick laughed. It made a good ending to the story. His mind was starting to work. He knew he could choke it because he was tired enough. He spilled the coffee out of the pot and shook the grounds loose into the fire. (Hemingway, Nick Adams Stories, 2009). Writing in third person can be found throughout the classics of English and American literature. Above is an excerpt written in the third person by the author who is perhaps a master at writing in the third person—Ernest Hemingway. Known for his simple, declarative sentences, Hemingway made an… Continue Reading...

Leadership in Global and Multicultural Organizations Essay

leadership is being applied. Greenberg, J. (2013) in his book, Managing behavior in organizations mainly concentrates on the scientific approach towards organizational behavior and gives the practical ways that can be used by the managerial teams and good leaders in effectively managing the contemporary organizational environments. He highlights scientifically proven leadership approaches that take into account the current challenges that come with the globalised scientific issues.   On the other hand, leadership is discussed by Rath, C. and Conchie, B. (2008) in their book Strengths based leadership as a virtue that goes beyond the work based aspects, but into intrinsic… Continue Reading...

Leadership Problems and Proposed Recommendations Essay

Essay Prompt A case study is an examination of the problems of a given company situation and proposed recommendations in response to those problems from a leadership perspective, based on textbook readings, video lectures, and personal experience. The specific data for each of the four case studies can be downloaded from the Moodle site. They are posted with that week’s work. An adequate response for each case study can usually be contained within 2½ - 3 single-spaced typewritten pages, executive summary style. Quality of the response is more critical than limiting the response to 3 pages. The outline of the… Continue Reading...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Essay

A guide to symptoms, evaluation, and treatment. Cavaiola, A. A., & Colford, J. E. (2011). Crisis intervention case book. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning. Hamblen, J. L., Norris, F. H., Symon, K. A., & Bow, T. E. (2016). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Postdisaster Distress: A Promising Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Disaster Survivors. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi:10.1037/tra0000221 Kaiser, D., Grundmann, J., Schulze, C., Stubenvoll, M., Kosar, M., Junker, M., … Schäfer, I. (2015). A Pilot Study of Seeking Safety in a Sample of German Women Outpatients with Substance Dependence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47(5), 401-408. doi:10.1080/02791072.2015.1090644 Lowe, C., & Murray, C. (2014). Adult Service-Users’ Experiences of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 44(4), 223–231. Mannarino, A. P., Cohen, J. A., & Deblinger, E.… Continue Reading...

The Shawshank Redemption Evaluation Essay

Introduction Despite its setting being a jail, "The Shawshank Redemption" strangely captures viewers in its warm hold, making them members of the family. There are a number of films that provide viewers with vivid experiences and create swift, shallow emotions. This movie, however, moves slowly, employing the quiet, perceptive voice of the narrator to include viewers in a tale of a prison community. It holds deeper meaning than a majority of other movies, being themed on continuity within a lifetime, on the basis of hope and friendship (Ebert). Interestingly, although the movie’s hero is Andy Dufresne, (condemned ex-banker played by Tim… Continue Reading...

Artificial Intelligence and Eternal Life Essay

introduced to this documentary about him by a student a few semesters ago. I knew his book, The Age of the Spiritual Machines, but hadn't, up until that time, been aware of his theories concerning "the singularity." Unquestionably, Kurzweil is a brilliant inventor and a man of vision. His work has helped millions of people - not only those of us who use flatbed scanners, but the millions of those who can now "read" due to his work with technology for the blind. Furthermore, no one can argue the fact that technology has been experiencing exponential growth for decades.… Continue Reading...

Special Education and Technology Integration Essay

This free 11-page essay (with 15 sources) on Special Education and Technology is for students to use as a template/guideline/reference in helping them complete their own paper.  This was provided by a student who completed this essay and wanted others to benefit from it with their own studies.  If you seek further assistance on how to write an essay, you can email or call us at anytime. Technology and Special Education Technology is an important aspect of today's society. People share ideas and communicate using emails, Skype, and public/private forums. In order to for many organizations and businesses to evolve and increase productivity, they… Continue Reading...

Online Marketing Of Namshi Essay

What follows in this essay is a narrative and summary of the online marketing strategy as it will be implemented for Namshi and their online e-commerce portal. Of course, e-commerce is the present as well as the future and thus Namshi will want to make sure to have an e-commerce portal that has all the right facets and parts, including the right marketing. The items that will be included in this broader plan include the strategies and tactics that will be used to achieve the desired objectives, customer service/loyalty avenues, timeline for the promotion strategies in question and what the… Continue Reading...

To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

part in deciphering the theme of family in the book as well as how race played a role in the family dynamic. Works Cited Bloom, Harold. Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird. Chelsea, 2013. Castleman, Tamara. Cliffsnotes, Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird. Hungry Minds, Inc, 2000. Kirchmeier, Jeffrey L. Imprisoned by the Past: Warren Mccleskey and the American Death Penalty. Oxford UP, 2015. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. HarperLuxe, 2010. Meyer, Michael J. Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird: New Essays. Scarecrow Press, 2010. Tischauser, Leslie V. Jim Crow Laws. Greenwood, 2012.lite Continue Reading...

Trade Union Act Of 2016 Essay

Essay Prompt: On 4th May 2016 The Trade Union Bill received royal assent to become the Trade Union Act 2016. Employment Minister Nick Boles said: “These changes will ensure people are only ever disrupted by industrial action when it is supported by a reasonable proportion of union members. The Trade Union Act means the rights of the public to go about their lives are fairly balanced with members’ ability to strike.” Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey said: “The bill’s progress today is a dark day for workers and for those who speak up in their defence when power is misused.”… Continue Reading...

Chef Grant Achatz Biography Essay

Essay Prompt: ** The Chef I chose is: Grant Achatz ** Culinary Food Science Research Paper Throughout the course of culinary history there have been many chef's, scientists, nutritionists, and even chemists that have contributed greatly to the advancement of  "Food Technologies." These people, whether through their culinary innovations or scientific discoveries have greatly impacted the world of cooking by creating flavors, safer food, and food that can be healthier for us to eat. Some of these discoveries can be so big that they have impacted or affected the entire world. For instance the discovery of the method for Pasteurizing… Continue Reading...

Descriptive Essay Examples to Get You Started

a chapter in Moby-Dick by Herman Melville:  every chapter of that book is like a mini-descriptive essay.  Look at the way Melville uses description to create atmospheric effect in the first line of “Chapter 3:  The Spouter Inn” from Moby-Dick:  “Entering that gable-ended Spouter-Inn, you found yourself in a wide, low, straggling entry with old-fashioned wainscots, reminding one of the bulwarks of some condemned old craft.”  Melville uses words like “condemned” to convey a sense of foreboding and doom, and the adjectives “wide, low, straggling” produce a claustrophobic effect on the reader—one that pulls him in with force.  Melville… Continue Reading...

Leadership Essay (free Example)

This essay describes the meaning of leadership and defines the characteristics and qualities of effective leaders.  It discusses the manner in which leadership skills can be developed and assesses the importance of leadership in organizations seeking to achieve specific aims.  Leadership styles, such as servant leadership and transformational leadership, are analyzed and qualities such as boldness, good judgment and emotional intelligence are examined to show how they support effective leadership.  The paper concludes with a discussion of what leadership means to different people and how leadership styles can reflect an individual’s own subjective take on leadership and how it should be… Continue Reading...

Gun Control Essay

Many see gun control as a controversial topic that has sparked much debate. This gun control essay can offer ways to examine this topic from both the ‘pro’ and ‘against’ sides. By detailing the pros and cons of gun control, you will be able to see the impact on society. These examples include recent changes in laws, news stories associated with gun violence, and what other countries do about this highly debated subject. Examining a topic from both sides, it offers a deeper and richer understanding that cannot be achieved from one-sided analysis. [toc] Titles Gun Control: Examining Both Sides… Continue Reading...

Marketing Plan for Vietnamese Business Essay

Essay Prompt: Develop and present an outline marketing plan with justifications Purpose of the assessment The aim of the assignment is to demonstrate your understanding of how a global corporation strategically manages its marketing operations across global markets and cultures. Context: You work in a marketing consultancy. It is your job to prepare a report to the Dean of the Business School on your outline plan for entry into Vietnam with programmes of study. Your Specific Instructions: Your Report should identify as a minimum the following: You are to produce an outline marketing plan for entry into either country. See… Continue Reading...

Olympic Games Essay

Abstract As the Summer Olympic Games staged in Rio de Janeiro come to a close, the estimated $50 billion-plus spent on sporting venues has become the source of growing criticism by city residents who maintain that their needs were sacrificed for the political prestige that comes from hosting the Games. Unfortunately, this same scenario has played out in other host cities, but the problem is especially pronounced in developing countries that lack the infrastructure and financial resources required to contract massive sporting venues and support thousands of international athletes for just a 2-week period. In response, there have been increasing… Continue Reading...

Genetically Modified Organisms Gmo

table: Organic farming, genetics, and the future of food. Oxford University Press. This book provides an introduction into GMOs, Monsanto, and the rise of organic farming to combat the prevalent use of GMOs within the United States.   Continue Reading...

Genentech Book Analysis Business Science

was an industry pioneer in the field of genetic engineering. The basic premise of Hughes’s book is that Genentech radically transformed biotechnology and even made a broader impact beyond the medical technology and science sectors. Themes Hughes addresses in Genentech include the business practices and processes needed to start a radical, innovative firm, particularly one with a business model based on science. Another major theme covered in Genentech is intellectual property, which is a major concern for the pharmaceutical industry, which eventually became heavily and inextricably entrenched in genetic science. Hughes also covers the theme of ethics: especially the… Continue Reading...

Patient Centered Care in Healthcare Nursing

Introduction Patient-centered care is the goal of many healthcare organizations, but the ability of an organization to deliver patient-centered care is influenced by a number of factors both internal and external. Business practices, regulatory requirements, and reimbursement all can impact patient-centered care in any healthcare organization. Promoting patient-centered care requires an organizational culture committed to this paradigm, which also needs to be embedded in the mission and values of the organization. Executives and administrators create the organizational culture that promotes patient-centered care. All leaders in the organization are responsible for using patient-centered practices and communications styles in their interactions with… Continue Reading...

Foreign Business Environment Of Columbia

Foreign business environment: Columbia A. What events (political, economic, and technological) are the most important in recent years that might have impacted the business culture in Colombia? Individuals who perceive Colombia as still being paralyzed by crime networks and drug cartels are skeptical and bewildered by the notion of a confederation of politicians, business leaders, and academicians visiting the nation. However, in reality, the situation in Colombia is far different from what it was a mere ten years ago. Colombia’s infamous cruel and powerful drug cartels emerged during the latter part of the seventies era and developed in the subsequent… Continue Reading...

Healthcare Advocacy Team & Technology

The healthcare industry has widely adopted IT solutions in the development and maintenance of information systems for this sector. These information system applications will go a long way in boosting medical care goals by reducing costs significantly, increasing efficiency in the process and achieving a zero error. With this, client satisfaction will be realized. At the core of this is the electronic medical records (EHR) which is representative of all the health information of an individual that is available in a database and can be shared across healthcare service providers (Rouse, 2016). Also integral to this system are two components;… Continue Reading...

Kent State Shooting

Kent University Press. Published by the Kent State University Press, this book provides extensive and multidisciplinary coverage of the May 4, 1970 events. Interviews comprise a large portion of the primary source evidence used in the book, which also includes commentary from abroad, interviews with law enforcement, and analyses of how the event did and did not change American society and politics. Hariman, Robert and Lucaites, John Louis. “Dissent and emotional management in a liberal-democratic society: The Kent state iconic photograph.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 5-31. This article takes a unique approach to the study of… Continue Reading...

Gender and Culture in Crime

Culture, Race, and Ethnicity: Gender in Criminal Justice Since the criminal justice field was founded in the 20th century, it has increasingly focused not only crime and what causes it but also on the ways in which crime is perceived, perpetuated and altered in perception over time. While women have played a pivotal role in advancing a variety of other disciplines, from literature to business management to psychology and so on, in the field of criminal justice there is a considerable skew towards male dominance of the discipline. For example, as Fahmy and Young (2017) show, more studies on criminal… Continue Reading...

Globalization and International Business

Unit 1 Journal The development of the World Trade Organization has proved to be a landmark in the move towards globalization. This organization has sought the reduction of trade barriers among its members. This has facilitated both the flow of goods and the flow of capital between nations, two of the major drivers of globalization. This emphasis on freer global trade has contributed to globalization because it has allowed for companies and people in one country to become more dependent on the products and goods from other countries. The reduction of trade barriers has brought about globally integrated supply chains,… Continue Reading...

How to Purchase a Computer

I am purchasing a computer because I need something to do my work on at home and also it would be nice to be able to access the Internet on something other than my phone. Having a personal computer makes the experience of browsing the Internet more enjoyable and having an actual keyboard will help me to do the typing I need to do much more easily. The category of computer I am looking at is a laptop, because I want this computer to be easily portable so that I can move it from room to room or even take… Continue Reading...

Catcher in the Rye Essay

Salinger’s famed and beloved novel is an exercise both enjoyable and challenging. The book has done what so few pieces of literature have attempted to do and failed—it has remained relevant to youths everywhere, over half a century after its release. As a result of its celebrated quality, writing an essay on the novel can be daunting. This is because so many of themes and symbols have been picked apart and devoured repeatedly by scholars and critics. However, the better you understand the novel and the major concepts that shape it, the more primed you will be to write… Continue Reading...

The Portrayal Of Asian American Women

to express the Asian American experience and the continued reinforcement of things like 'dragon ladies' and hookers? Edward Said's book, Orientalism, offers some insight. In his book he details how in the electronic, postmodern world, there is a reinforcement of stereotypes rather than a dispelling of them. "Television, the films, and all the media's resources have forced information into more and more standardized molds. So far as the Orient is concerned, standardization and cultural stereotyping have intensified the hold of the nineteenth-century academic" (Said, 2014, p. 26). If one looks at other shows like Ally McBeal or even new ones… Continue Reading...

The Palace Of the Emperor Titus

and that is what is depicted in the statue. Throughout history, snakes have represented evil (such as in the book of Genesis, in which Satan takes the form of a snake to seduce Eve). Here, the snakes represent the evil intent of the Trojan priest in his effort to thwart the will of the Gods. For that, snakes punish the priest by attacking him. The moral of this story is that punishment for offending the gods and goddesses would be delivered to any who dared to challenge them, as Laocoon did. The statue’s effect is particularly visceral, much like… Continue Reading...

Bill and Charles Koch Fight for Power

Koch Power Struggle As Luthans et al. (2015) show, “trust building matches the principles of empowerment” (p. 325), and in the Koch family, trust was very highly prized. For Bill, trust was lost when he constantly went against Charles in every decision that he made (Haneberg, 2012). Bill’s source of power within Koch Industries was coercive and when he stopped having any sort of influence, he was ousted. Charles’ power was more legitimate—because he had an important role in the company and was a real decision maker—i.e., people depended on his words and actions for their livelihood (Bauer & Erdogan,… Continue Reading...

The Use Of Virtual Classrooms

Learning Project Outline Template I. YouTube has implemented new restrictions regarding their AdSense program. People must meet certain requirements to even monetize their content. When content is monetized, it must meet certain guidelines. YouTube has begun hiring many new employees to help determine the kind of content suitable for monetization. II. Organizational Analysis: YouTube has faced increasing scrutiny in their placement of ads in certain videos. By offering employees training courses, they can employ a sound evaluation practice for monetized content on YouTube. Person Analysis: New employees without sufficient training are coming in and placing restrictions on monetized videos leading… Continue Reading...

Should We Get a Basic Income

Basic Income To understand why the concept of basic income would not work, it is necessary to understand the meaning of money and how it has value. Money has value because of two things: 1) confidence—as in the confidence that is placed in the currency by those who use it, and 2) the fact that it represents a store of worth—for example, if a person works ten hours on a roof, he expects to be compensated. He could theoretically be compensated with wheat, or milk, or beef, or gas, or some other goods or even services in exchange; but to… Continue Reading...

Jewish Ethics

The Scope of Jewish Ethics When one thinks of the ethics of any religion, behavior of the individual often comes to mind initially. However, the behavior of the micro informs the macro, as the creators of the code of Jewish ethics are well aware. This paper will examine the scope of Jewish ethics as they pertain to the economic and health spheres, two arenas where there needs to be strong connections to ethical codes. The scope of Jewish ethics pertains to all arenas and subjects where the safety, wellness, happiness and potential of the individual and collective are concerned. Dorff… Continue Reading...

Super Highway 8 Rogerian

Super Highway 8: Rogerian Essay The picture in question shows a pleasant-looking country road made up of both grass and dirt that has a rustic wooden fence that has fallen into chic disrepair over time. The path the road takes curves in a manner that give the viewer a sense of movement, and the trees on either side of the road are able to give a clear impression that this is a scene from springtime. Some might criticize this image as being derivative and banal. Another form of criticism that one might have for this image is that it’s very… Continue Reading...

Tesla Stock Analysis and Recommendation

147.58 Dividend/Yield: N/A;N/A Enterprise Value: 4.93 Beta: 0.96 Stock Split: No Closing price last five days: $291.21, $287.71, $293.50, $300.10, $290.24 52 week high: $389.61 book Value per Share: $11.58 Analysts’ Ratings: 4 strong buy, 4 buy, 8 hold, 6 underperform Target Price: Low of $180 to High of $470, with the average at $317.04 Avg. revenue estimate for next year: 26.85B Significant news: Tesla is ramping up Model 3 production; Tesla is working on a semi Buy or Sell TSLA? Recommendation: SELL I would not recommend investing in this stock. TSLA is currently the most shorted stock on the market: investors are bearish on Tesla,… Continue Reading...

Adhd in the Classroom

al., 2006, p. 550). One example would be a teacher rewarding the ADHD learner with a new book, pencil, notebook or sticker for reaching a target behavior, such as learning quietly alone for an entire session. Computer assisted instruction (CAI) can be very effective in helping students with ADHD to focus on learn more effectively. As Mautone, DuPaul & Jitendra (2005) show, “students and teachers consider CAI to be an acceptable intervention for some students with ADHD who are having difficulty with mathematics” (p. 301). Computer assisted instruction allows students with ADHD to focus on learning in a manner… Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

The Positive and Negative Effects of Freedom of Expression within the Social Media in the U.K. Introduction In essence, social media in the UK provides an amazing platform for people to freely express their views, share information, and interact. Indeed, as McGoldrick (2013, p. 49) observes, “Facebook and other internet-based social networking sites (SNSs) have revolutionized modern communications.” Some of the most popular social media platforms in the country include, but that are not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. It is important to note that unlike in the physical world where relations between people are governed by various social… Continue Reading...

Facebook Management Team

Facebook Inc’s Organization Introduction The organization of Facebook consists of the company’s top managers and its Board of Directors. Its tope managers are Mark Zuckerberg (CEO), Sheryl Sandberg (COO), Dave Wehner (CFO), Mike Schroepfer (CTO), and Chris Cox (CPO). On the Board are Zuckerberg (as Chairman), Sandberg, Marc Andreessen, Erskine B. Bowles, Kenneth I. Chenault, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Reed Hastings, Jan Koum, and Peter A. Thiel (Facebook Management, 2018). This paper will identify the role of these key organizational leaders at Facebook and show how their responsibilities tie to the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Mission, Vision and Values Facebook’s mission… Continue Reading...

2001 Space Odyssey Film Analysis

but also symbolic and cosmological in scope. According to Schwam (2010), who wrote a book about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrik worked with lighting experts during pre-planning to “devise lighting that would look natural,” and at the same time achieve a photographic effect (n.p.). In several scenes, the lighting is blended with the special effects generation, all of which was achieved without the use of digital technologies or computer animation, as is done today. In 2001: A Space Odyssey, visual effects were “done inside the camera or with projection,” and in fact, new computer-generated effects actually… Continue Reading...

Tammany Hall in New York City

The History of Crime and Punishment in the United States The crime of Edward Lawless—false registration—was an election crime that was as much an issue in 1904 as it is today in 2018 (and one could argue that it is even worse today than it was back then). Essentially, election fraud had been a huge problem in New York, what with the Tammany Hall government attempting to get its Irish Catholic supporters to register at multiple locations in order to vote early and vote often (and thus keep Tammany Hall in power). Teddy Roosevelt, as a member of the Police… Continue Reading...

A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

allow for suspension of disbelief, but also symbolic and cosmological in scope. According to Schwam (2010), who wrote a book about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Kubrik worked with lighting experts during pre-planning to “devise lighting that would look natural,” and at the same time achieve a photographic effect (n.p.). In several scenes, the lighting is blended with the special effects generation, all of which was achieved without the use of digital technologies or computer animation, as is done today. In 2001: A Space Odyssey, visual effects were “done inside the camera or with projection,” and in… Continue Reading...

The Interaction Of Capitalism and Industrialization America and China a Comparison

The Interaction of Capitalism and Industrialization Capitalism is one of the oldest economic systems in the world today and is founded on the concept of private ownership: what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours. It is also founded on the private ownership of all aspects of production, such as investment capital, land, and labor that is employed to create profits. Many scholars view capitalism as being synonymous with the free market system. Some have argued that capitalism is the protection of individual rights and property rights.[footnoteRef:1] Industrialization is a term very closely connected with the industrial revolution. Industrialization… Continue Reading...

The Futurism Movement and Marinetti

Introduction Filippo Thommaso Marinetti's the foundation and Manifesto of futurism or The Futurist Manifesto provides many a view into a perspective that was not all too common in that era. A rejection of past and a praise of machinery, violence, speed, industry, and youth, the Mainfesto advocated for cultural rejuvenation and modernization of Italy. This essay will cover the life of the writer, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and what the Mainfesto meant to him, the meaning derived by others, and why the writer’s work offers significance today. Additionally, there will brief discussion on Marinetti’s view on World Literature and his voice… Continue Reading...

Renaissance Italy

Copernicus challenged the accepted viewpoint of the Christian West that the Earth stood still as the centermost point of the Universe. This tradition stemmed from the Ptolemaic model of a geocentric universe and correlated well with the religious tradition of the Church that the Earth was where God Himself became Man and walked among His children. Thus, the Earth had a special significance and should be thought of as being the center of the Universe in order to support the notion that people were important to God. Aside from this theological tradition were the scientific or observational facts that Ptolemy… Continue Reading...

China Mao and the Cultural Revolution

Jung Chang: her autobiography comprises the last third section of the book; the first two sections are devoted to telling the story of her grandmother Yu-Fang and her mother Bao Qin. Instead of writing a straight autobiography, Chang chose to begin her story two generations back—the purpose being to provide not only personal historical context but also a sense of the cultural historical context in which her family came into being. By beginning the book with the statement that her grandmother “became the concubine of a warlord general” at the age of fifteen, Chang immediately gives her story a… Continue Reading...

Literacy Rates Among Females in Developing Countries

Introduction An often-forgotten component of advancing a nation’s economy is its literacy rate. As the world grows increasingly globalized as well as sophisticated in terms of the technology demanded to function at an optimal level, a literate population is critical for developing the necessary technological infrastructure needed for the state to operate within that global framework. However, not every nation has allowed female literacy to be a focus within its developmental strategy. In the Central African Republic, Iran and Myanmar, for example, female literacy rates are lower compared to male literacy rates—though there are differences that emerge when these rates… Continue Reading...

Population Of the United Kingdom

book Report: The Population of the UK Daniel Dorling’s The Population of the UK is based upon the premise that the ways in which maps are conceptualized has a dramatic effect on how citizens perceive their nation. The book depicts different ways to look at maps of the United Kingdom, including in terms of its racial and geographic diversity. “The disadvantage of using a conventional map is that those areas that are home to most people are obscured in comparison… Continue Reading...

What Happened to the Lost Colony Of Roanoke

of the period: “In 1608, John Smith wrote in his book that the Indians reported to him of people that looked like him. George Percy, another colonist, reported seeing a white boy with blonde hair among the Indians.”[footnoteRef:5] This theory concurs with evidence found in John Horn’s 2011 overview of the colony, Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke. There is some tenuous evidence for this theory in the greater technological sophistication of some of the tools used by natives after the period of the colony’s dispersal, which may indicate that they were in… Continue Reading...

How Social Media Has Changed the World

Modern Communication Technology and Its Benefits While opponents and critics of modern communication technology like social media platforms Twitter and Facebook argue that these tools invariably bring pain and problems to people’s lives, this one-sided and ultimately shallow approach to modern communication technology ignores the many benefits that text messaging, smartphones, social media, the Internet, and other communication tools in the Digital Era provide to individuals, businesses, organizations, governments and law enforcement all over the world. This paper will show that modern communication technology has many benefits for people today and that these tools have, in fact, changed the world… Continue Reading...

Facebook Vs Instagram

Comparing and Contrasting Facebook and Instagram Two social media sites that are very popular today are Facebook and Instagram. While both offer users the ability to upload content and share it with followers and friends, the two differ in many ways as well. This paper will use the following criteria points—1) ease of use, 2) content, 3) appeal, and 4) originality—to compare and contrast Facebook and Instagram and show why even though Facebook may have more registered users, Instagram is the better site according to these selected criteria. The first point on this list of criteria is ease of use—and… Continue Reading...

Personalized Learning Assessment

Since this personalized learning plan under construction is meant to be as practical as possible, it is guided mainly by two theories as previously mentioned; the Multiple Intelligence theory and constructivism. Constructivism theory in this instructional unit considers learning as an active and constructive process. On the other hand the Multiple Intelligence Theory in this unit will focus on logical-mathematical intelligence since students will use knowledge from the learning material to engage in reasoning and critical thinking for problem solving (Philips H., 2010). The assessment will assume three main approaches; a pre-test, a formative check, and a summative assessment. Pre-test… Continue Reading...

Online Life Bane or Boon Essay

to see. Sherry Turtle’s essay “Growing up Tethered” from her book Alone Together is designed to illustrate the irony of living in the digital age. Turtle argues that although it might seem as if teens today are more unfettered than ever before by constraints, given that they can easily travel in time and space through their digital access, in fact they constantly feel the need to be tethered to their cellphones. If they miss a text or Snap, they are hopelessly out of the loop. The phenomenon of texting while driving is not due to teenage recklessness, but a fear… Continue Reading...

Economic Inequalities Essay

rise and in many places, the minimum wage isn’t also rising to meet it. Barbra Ehrenreich, author of the book Nickel and Dimed, documents this struggle to survive very acutely in her book. During her experiment, the money she makes on her shift is barely enough to live on: she’s earning $2.43 an hour plus tips. She rents out a cabin in the back of someone’s swampy backyard. She finds that many of her co-workers are struggling to find affordable housing as well: they share rooms in flophouses, trailers, hotel rooms. Few people seem at peace with their living… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between China and France an Assessment

The Nature of the book Trade between China and France Introduction In the past, it was apparent that the Chinese government’s approach to matters culture and art did not significantly differ from its stance on a variety of other factors that involved various internal affairs of the nation. However, while it may have exercised some control on the distribution aspect of culture and art, it has largely remained ineffective as far as control on the consumption front was concerned. In general terms literature has always been an important item… Continue Reading...

Helping the Elderly Population

Advocacy Project Proposal Summary The proposal was to work with Dr. Patrick Khoo of HK Cares, a foundation in Hong Kong, China, where I would be on duty for 5 hours a day for a week. The service I aimed to provide was to visit hospitals in order to care for the elderly population in these facilities. By entertaining them, looking after them, reading to them, and helping them with whatever they needed, my goal was to relieve the disease burden on society and provide the elderly population in hospitals with a greater quality care experience through extra attention on… Continue Reading...

Monsanto and Gmos

Introduction Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) is a growing problem especially with advances via the Monsanto lobby in Congress. There are several avenues Monsanto can take to generate an environment in the United States that supports GMO crops and GMO ingredients. They can alter the GMO food labeling bill and pressure farmers to adopt use of their patented seeds, among other actions. To thwart these efforts, the American public must act quickly. They must lobby the government against Monsanto and use the evidence from countries like India and Argentina where GMO crops grow, to demonstrate the deleterious effects of GMO. Viable… Continue Reading...

Physician Assisted Suicide Arguments Both Sides

Assignment 1: Is physician-assisted suicide morally acceptable when a person is suffering from a painful, incurable, terminal condition?  Premise 1: Physician-assisted suicide is not morally acceptable under any circumstances. According to the American Medical Association (2018), “permitting physicians to engage in assisted suicide would ultimately cause more harm than good,” (p. 1). The reasoning behind the AMA’s position is threefold. First, the AMA (2018) claims that physician-assisted suicide is “incompatible with the physician’s role as healer,” (p. 1). Second, the AMA points out that there are too many ways the process can be abused. As alternatives to physician-assisted suicide, the… Continue Reading...

America and the Cold War Mentality

help rebuild Europe’s economic infrastructure, but which actually provided the CIA with a bottomless pocket book from which the intelligence agency could engage in covert operations all around the world (Schultz, 2014). Operating behind entities like Radio Free Europe, the U.S. became the new empire. It would attempt to muscle in wherever it could, exercising its influence in myriad ways. In Vietnam, for instance, it attempted to replace French rule with its own puppet on a string and then resorted to military force when that failed. In the Middle East, as George H. Bush pointed out, America was to… Continue Reading...

William Gibson's Neuromancer on Technology and Humans

the most antagonistic relationship with technology of anyone in the book. Even when Case does demonstrate a desire to act with ethical integrity, though, it becomes clear that the rest of humanity has simply surrendered itself to their base human desires including greed and egoism. Technology becomes merely an extension of human nature, allowing individuals and groups to conduct terrorist activities and to control the lives of others. Several elements of technology are disturbingly similar to those already in existence, making Neuromancer seem shockingly real. For example, terrorists do use hacking and other cyber-attacks as weapons to achieve their… Continue Reading...

Privacy and the Internet

Privacy Matters: Introduction to Sociology. As Glenn Greenwald points out, the Internet has been turned into a tool of mass surveillance, notably with the NSA always lurking and spying on the Digital Era’s best means of communication. To some extent this type of spying and violation of privacy has become accepted as the norm because sociopolitical discourse in the modern era presupposes that there are two types of people in the world, as Greenwald puts it—those who are good (who do not plot against the state) and those who are bad (terrorists who do plot against the state). Those who… Continue Reading...

Elizabeth Jane Gardner

Born in 1837 in Exeter, New Hampshire, Elizabeth Jane Gardner would become an American expatriate in Paris, where she pursued a career as an academic and salon painter, achieving renown as the first American woman to ever exhibit a work at the Paris Salon in 1868 at the age of 30. She was also the first female to ever win a medal at the Paris Salon, which she did for her painting The Farmer’s Daughter (MacLean). Gardner studied painting under a number of professionals, but the one who inspired her the most was William-Adolphe Bouguereau, whom Gardner would eventually marry… Continue Reading...

Theories Of Humanistic Psychology History

Humanistic Psychology Humanistic psychology has made a tremendous impact on the overall field of psychology and the social sciences in general. Since Rogers first introduced the concepts of unconditional positive regard, the ideals of professional competence in psychotherapy have changed towards client-centered perspectives and practices (McArthur & Cooper, 2017). However, humanistic psychology often eschews quantitative research methods, diverges considerably from the views in cognitive psychology, psychoanalysis and behaviorism, and has been occasionally perceived or portrayed of as too soft to be relevant to the social sciences (Wong, 2017). More recently, humanistic psychologists have gained ground in acquiring greater credibility for… Continue Reading...

Algeria France and the Mersault Investigtion

speaks to Camus, as when he states, “you find my summary of your book unsettling, eh?” (Daoud 53). The courage it takes for Harun to face Camus is remarkable not least because of the global popularity of The Stranger and what it meant for elevating French literature above that of Algerian. In reclaiming the story of Musa, Harun must ironically give credit to Camus for providing him with this invaluable opportunity to engage in critical discourse. Harun’s exercise is essentially one of astute, deeply personal literary criticism. The praise that Harun reserves for Camus’s The Stranger is sincere in… Continue Reading...

Banking and Blockchain Technology

Introduction Blockchain technology is an innovative addition to the financial market. What began as a brainchild by the people or person known as ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’, blockchain technology has evolved and become something far greater than most would have imagined. Blockchain technology allows for digital data to be distributed (not copied), allowing for it to become the foundation for a new kind of internet. Businesses have used the technology to implement the use of digital currency like Bitcoin and promote growth of blockchain companies. Some of these successful blockchain companies are: Aeternity, Bitfury, DFINITY, ContentKid, and Blockphase. These companies represent the… Continue Reading...

Clean Protein Bars Marketing Plan

Marketing Plan: Clean Protein Bars From boxed cake mixes to fast food, America has long been fascinated with foods that promise to provide a quicker way to eat. But there is also growing concern about the obesity epidemic, as well as a rise in fascination with alternative forms of eating (such as vegan, low-carb, and paleo dining) as well as unconventional forms of exercise. Viewed in conjunction, developing a protein bar that promises health benefits and the virtues of clean eating could be very useful. Many of these types of bars exist, of course, but this new line of protein… Continue Reading...

Why Columbus Day Should Not Be Celebrated Essay

Such a defense does not properly acknowledge the devastation of enslaving an entire group of people. However, in the book Lies My Teacher Told Me the author James Loewen explains that during Columbus’s rampages, butcher shops were set up throughout the Caribbean selling Indian bodies for dog food: “There was also a practice known as the montería infernal, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Indians were hunted by war-dogs. These dogs?—?who also wore armor and had been fed human flesh?—?were a fierce match for the Indians. Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes… Continue Reading...

Chris Browning’s Ordinary Men Essay

and thoughts of those who perpetuated such horrific evils. Chris Browning’s book, Ordinary Men Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, sheds light onto one of the darker corners of The Holocaust: how the ordinary people, the middle-class Germans whose names have been forgotten by history, were able to gather up millions of Jews and systematically kill them—with bullets, stuffing them in cattle cars destined for gas chambers. Browning’s book helps makes sense of the senseless. Browning’s entire book helps to shed light on the psychological transformation that had to occur in many German men in… Continue Reading...

Arguments for and Against Physician Assisted Suicide

Introduction Physician-assisted suicide, or physician-assisted death, refers to “the process that allows terminally ill adults to request from their physician, receive from their pharmacist, and take a lethal dose of medication to end their life,” (Death with Dignity, n.d.). Although seemingly similar to euthanasia, physician-assisted death is different in that it tends to refer to situations where the patient does not act with autonomy. Physician-assisted death is still controversial and is illegal in most states. However, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, California, and Colorado have legalized physician-assisted death, and several other states have pending legislation to do so as of 2018 (Quill… Continue Reading...

The Contributions Approach Vs the Transformation Approach

Multicultural Education Multicultural education is a philosophical concept in the field of education that is founded on the ideals of equality, justice, equity, freedom, and human dignity. The origin of this philosophical concept can be traced back to the 1960s during the civil rights era (Burnett, 1995). This concept was developed to help ensure that educational strategies and practices in the United States reflect the increasing diversity of America’s population including in the classroom setting. Since its inception during the civil rights era, multicultural education has continued to grow as reflected in the development of multicultural curriculum, textbooks, and teaching… Continue Reading...

Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Mrsa and Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Introduction This text will concern itself with Lyme disease and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). In so doing, it will not only give the description and epidemiology of the concerns, but also the etiology and prevention strategies. Further, diagnosis as well as treatment options and prognosis will be highlighted. 1. Lyme Disease Description and Etiology Described as an illness that is often debilitating, Lyme disease, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- CDC (2018) points out, “is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected… Continue Reading...

Dead Man Walking and Capital Punishment

are unable to be rehabilitated. The 1995 film Dead Man Walking directed by Tim Robbins and based on the book by the nun who lived the story, Helen Prejean. The film has the truly difficult task of telling the story of the complexities of capital punishment in America. The film shows us the struggle that a nun has in attempting to comfort and help both a murderer on death row and the families of the victims he killed. The film was critically well-received and is able to strike a strong balance between the various arguments on capital punishment in a… Continue Reading...

Nightclub Business Plan New York

superior experience and a more attention-grabbing concept. The strongest clubs are also ones that can book high-end DJs, so it is important that we are able to get into that game, or offer things like theme nights that might counteract the draw that clubs that can afford the world’s best DJs have. The weaker clubs are ones that do not offer the best entertainment value for their guests. Be it a bad space, bad music, cost, or other factors, there are definitely some clubs that just plain miss. These are competitors that can be exploited, but we do that… Continue Reading...

Apple

creativity are needed to manifest innovation. Later in Stamm’s book on page 254 and 255, Stamm introduces the ‘Management of Knowledge’. Management of ideas and storing information of past and current projects is a key to developing innovation and commercialization. State their importance for an organization If one wishes to produce a new product, a company would have to take information from past projects and notably, past failures to see what might work and what will not work. “In fact, I would suggest that all major stages of a new product development should be covered in a company’s approach… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Essay

advocate.  I believe that the motive she had in writing her book was to explain how Jim Crow still exists in America even though people sometimes choose not to see it.  It exists today in hidden and not-so-hidden ways, as it is part of the power structure that still dominates America.  The prison industrial complex is just one example of how Jim Crow still exists, as Alexander shows.  Her aim is to draw attention to the mass incarceration system that is based on racial prejudice and unite people to oppose it:  “If we want to do more than just… Continue Reading...

Muslim Women in Eastern and Western Literature

the stereotypes of exoticism occurred in the art world initially. “In a book titled Orientalism, he showed us how this perceived binary separating the Semitic East and the Christian West has traditionally manifested itself in art through romanticized scenes of Eastern cultures presented as alien, exotic, and often dangerous” (Engh). European art of he 1800s showed images of Muslim women in the context over overt hedonism and titillating provocative imagery. “Ingre’s 1814 Grande Odalisque, for example, depicts a concubine languidly lounging about, lightly dusting herself with feathers as she peers over her shoulder at the viewer with absent eyes” (Engh). 19th… Continue Reading...

Making Good Personal Finance Decisions

Personal Finance: Making Good Decisions Financial decisions can have lifelong implications. Before taking this class, although I had a basic understanding of how financial problems could be calculated as equations, I did not necessarily know how to make optimal decisions in the real world. Making good financial decisions requires making an intelligent risk versus reward analysis. All decisions require an economic sacrifice or have an opportunity cost. The money diverted to a college education, for example, could be used for investment, and the time invested in college could be diverted to full-time work. Not all economic actors will have the… Continue Reading...

The Development Of Women Rights

By Lisa Tetrault (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2014) 279 pp. 29.99cloth 34.99 e- book." (2015): 590-591. Accessed from https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/JINH_r_00777 on 19th June 2018. Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement. Minealo, NY: Courier Dover Publications, 2015.608. Print. Accessed from https://books.google.co.ke/books?id=zxUvCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=editions:n1WuqiJ9bMIC&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTr7zzneTbAhWJyRQKHXsjDbsQ6AEIJzAA on 19th June 2018. Parker, Alison M. "Lisa Tetrault, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848–1898 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014, $34.95). Pp. 296. isbn 978 1 4696 1427 4." Journal of American Studies 50.2 (2016). Accessed from https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-american-studies/article/lisatetrault-the-myth-of-seneca-falls-memory-and-the-womens-suffrage-movement-18481898-chapel-hill-university-of-north-carolina-press-2014-3495-pp-296-isbn978-1-4696-1427-4/9200678B0BC3B72AD889B348090D5259 on 19th June 2018. Tabb,… Continue Reading...

Use Of Technology in the Special Education Classroom

Chapter 1: Introduction The epigraph above is reflective of the views of many special educational needs teachers. Indeed, innovations in technology in recent decades have created a wide array of new opportunities for helping special needs student achieve their full academic potential. These trends are especially noteworthy today because tens of millions of young American learners are struggling with their academic pursuits due to their special educational needs. In this context, the term “special educational needs” can be defined as “children who have learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the… Continue Reading...

Supreme Court Sodomy Cases Rulings

Right to Privacy and Consenting Adults: Examining the Sodomy Cases The 1986 case of Bowers v. Hardwick represents the continued legacy of homophobia of the era. This case demonstrates how homophobia has amounted to longstanding oppression for gay people, and has continually thwarted justice from protecting them or ever serving them. Michael Hardwick was in his late 20s when he was bartending at a gay bar in Georgia. He threw a beer bottle into an outdoor trash can and was written up by the police for public drinking (Bazelon, 2012). The terms of this citation come under suspicion as its… Continue Reading...

Cultural Identity Essay

the elements that have wielded influence.   Resources Dombeck, M. (n.d.). Cultural Identity - Psychological Self-Tools - Online Self-Help book. Retrieved from https://www.centersite.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=9700&cn=353 France24. (2016, November 23). Mexican women lay bare the country's violent macho culture. Retrieved from http://observers.france24.com/en/20161123-mexico-women-lay-bare-mexico-violent-macho-culture-misogyny Historyplex. (2018, March 19). The Doctrine of Cultural Identity Explained With Examples. Retrieved from https://historyplex.com/cultural-identity-explained-with-examples Littlejohn, S. W., & Foss, K. A. (2011). Encyclopedia of communication theory. Los Angeles, CA: Sage. Masters, K. (2016, August 25). Kim Masters: How I Came Up With CAA's 'Young Turks' Label. Retrieved from https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kim-masters-how-i-came-922265 Orbe, M. P. (1998). Constructing co-cultural theory: An explication of culture, power, and communication. Sage. Robinson, L. (2016, July 11). How Pitbull Went… Continue Reading...

How Environment Influences Business

Effect of External and Internal Environment Introduction Organizations have both an internal and external environment. To begin with, the forces or circumstances within the borderline of the organization are the components of the internal environment. Notably, the internal environment comprises for the most part of the owners, employees, board of directors, stakeholders, and the corporate culture. On the other hand, factors that are extrinsic to the organization are the components of the external environment. It is imperative to note that these are elements that the organization bears no control of as they impact the entire the industry and therefore the… Continue Reading...

Digital Culture

Digital Culture 1 How do information and information sharing impact the digital culture of today’s world? This question can best be answered by understanding the ways in which today’s digital culture uses information. Grassegger and Krogerus note that Big Data is the big elephant in the digital room: this is the collection of information on every Internet user on the planet, stored and provided so that today’s advertisers can market their organization’s products exclusively to Internet browsers. Those ads that pop up everywhere you go, no matter what type of site you’re on, that seem to know exactly what type… Continue Reading...

How to Be a Successful Student

What Makes a Student? A student must possess a number of qualities in order to be really considered a person dedicated to study and the acquisition of knowledge. Those traits include: motivation, organization, and dedication. Without these three traits, an individual will not be a student, let alone a good one or one who succeeds in academic advancement at any level. This paper will analyze why motivation, organization and dedication are three positive traits that a student will have, no matter what the discipline is or where the study is taking place. The idea that motivation is the driving force… Continue Reading...

The Counselor Client Relationship at Work

https://askjan.org/Erguide/ErGuide.pdf Repa, B. (2018). Your right to a reasonable accommodation. Retrieved from https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/employee-rights- book/chapter7-8.html 2 Upside-down welfarism is what happens when those with the least amount of need get the most handouts from the state, while those with the most need receive the least handouts from the government (Walz, 1973; Blanck, 2000). An example of this would be the TARP bailouts following the Great Economic Crisis of 2008, when banks went bust and the federal government bailed them out, while millions of ordinary people lost their homes and got nothing from the government in terms of assistance. The U.S. essentially socialized… Continue Reading...

Apa Style: Benefits Of Practice

good example of this is when I am reading a book that I particularly like. When taking an English class, it is not enough to merely say that you like it; it is also necessary to analyze the book’s historical context and structure. Particularly in the sciences, however, what seems like common sense belief may not actually be valid, based upon empirical evidence. People tend to make generalizations based upon their own, personal anecdotal experience. For example, if they seem to get better after eating chicken soup, they assume chicken soup helps all colds. While this is a harmless… Continue Reading...

Behaviorism Psychoanalysis and Hte Psychology

Introduction Psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic, transpersonal, and existential (HTE) psychology are the three primary movements in the study of the human experience. Each of these movements uses different research methodologies and epistemologies, and each focuses on different aspects of the human experience. Moreover, each of these movements presents unique therapeutic interventions and goals in the field of psychology. With each having contributed tremendously to the social sciences, psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic psychology can also be integrated for a richer understanding of human consciousness and the human condition. Historical context of the science and practice of psychology helps illuminate the field’s… Continue Reading...

How Immigrants Deal with Discrimination

a more empathetic immigration policy. In the end, the book might best function as a fine accompaniment to other undocumented migrant-related researches and literature for scholarly audiences (Emily 470). American migrant experiences are closely associated with individual migrants’ nationalities, socioeconomic standing and race. The writer bravely tackles a few stereotypes specific to Mexican migrants, in a candid and personal manner. Migrant stereotypes have remained a grave issue, whether in the case of Second-World-War era Japanese Americans, Chinese migrants employed on Western railroad lines, or Irish migrants towards the nineteenth century’s close. A discussion on immigration interweaves complex class and… Continue Reading...

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood’s career spans more than six decades, and is one of Hollywood’s few luminaries that is equally as renowned for his acting as his directing. Born in 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood’s formative years were spent during the Great Depression, during which his family moved around in search of work. Eastwood has one younger sister (“Biography: Clint Eastwood” 1). Eastwood worked a series of odd jobs, mainly manual labor, until he was drafted into the army in 1950. During his time in the Army, Eastwood proudly recalls how he managed to skillfully avoid combat in the Korean War by… Continue Reading...

Nursing Premise for Healthcare Delivery

of expansion. This conceptual model makes it more user-friendly. References Alligood, M. R. (2017). Nursing Theorists and Their Work-E- book. Elsevier Health Sciences. Currentnursing.com. (2011). Human Becoming Theory: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse. Retrieved from http://currentnursing.com/nursing_theory/Rosemary_Pars_Human_Becoming_Theory.html Fawcett, J., & Russell, G. (2001). A conceptual model of nursing and health policy. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, 2(2), 108-116. Martsolf, D. S., & Mickley, J. R. (1998). The concept of spirituality in nursing theories: differing world?views and extent of focus. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(2), 294-303. Melnechenko, K. L. (1995). Parse's theory of human becoming: An alternative guide to nursing practice for pediatric oncology nurses. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 12(3), 122-127. Parse,… Continue Reading...

Body Mind and Soul in the Cancer Ward Wit

professor is able to provide her comfort during her dying moments by reading a children’s book provides her the greatest solace more than her philosophy and more than intellectualism. Bearin embarked upon an academic career because she was primarily interested in the life of the mind, not the body. The central irony of the play is that she is being killed by her own body with ovarian cancer. Ultimately, human beings are unable to escape the body in the form of death. The play is thus structured on a series of binaries or oppositions, including body versus mind. The… Continue Reading...

Education Research into Dual Credit Equity

Problem Statement Dual credit (dual enrolment) programs have met with tremendous success in the state of Hawaii and elsewhere. These programs, which include GEAR UP, Running Start, and Early College, allow students at high school level to attain college credit, thereby easing the financial burden they will face in university. Moreover, the dual credit programs have also increased college enrollment rates among Hawaii students (Inefuku, 2017). Not only do Dual Credit programs improve college readiness and admission rates, they also help prepare students for a more successful college career with higher rates of graduation and thus, improved overall educational and… Continue Reading...

The Tom Story in Mudbound

participant: the work does not go on without the reader’s permission, who can set the book down at any moment, stop and think about a scene, and continue on. A film will simply keep playing even if the viewer slips into a meditation on events. Rather, when watching the films, the viewer is left with a sense of pity and fear—essentially the feelings of what Aristotle (1970) claimed made for good tragedy. The films do, however, utilize the concept of “the Tom story” in their own ways and interweave them into the story lines so that the characters themselves… Continue Reading...

When Memory Speaks Autobiography by Jill Conway Essay

Essay Prompt: Creative Non-Fiction book/Movie Review 1. Write a 4-5 page book OR film review about one of the texts on the course—or choose from one of the texts below. You cannot write about one of the books, films, or authors you will be presenting on. Feel free to expand on one of your journal entries but be sure to add secondary sources to enhance your research. Submit a typed copy during the first class following reading week. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.  *… Continue Reading...

Arming School Personnel Reasons Against

Gun violence in America doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon, and deadly rampages have seemed to squeeze their way in the experience of American life. What was once a monstrosity and a horror have all becomes episodes that citizens of this country have all resignedly become accustomed to. Many sociologists have noted that a bizarre desensitization has swept over Americans along with a certain helplessness. Perhaps of all the school shootings of the last ten years, none of them have felt as tragic as Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook’s shooter took the lives of over 25 children, all between the… Continue Reading...

Investing in China

International Business Introduction As a Western manufacturing company of English Language products considering a major investment in one of the BRICS countries—preferably China—it is advisable that the company first possess an assessment of the feasibility of achieving the company’s aims in a country like China, which currently is in a trade war with the U.S. that shows no signs of letting up. Moreover, an examination of the overall context of globalized society in the 21st century will help the company to determine whether this investment would be particularly strategic at this time or not. While the general business environment in… Continue Reading...

Ethical Dimensions Of the Innovator Role

Ethics is a term that is commonly used to refer to appropriate rules of conduct or moral guidelines that govern people’s behaviors and actions. Additionally, ethics is a terms that refers to standards or norms for differentiating between right and wrong (Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, n.d.). As a result, ethics has become an important component in research because researchers have a moral responsibility to safeguard their research participants when conducting a study. Experiment ethics has become a common feature in modern research practices because of the role and significance of the moral responsibility that researchers have as… Continue Reading...

Working Technology for Students

It’s About Time My Students Actually Have Working Technology The students of today will become the employees of tomorrow. The workplace has grown increasingly sophisticated from a technological perspective, and students must have the capabilities to meet its challenges. Unfortunately, many students from historically disadvantaged groups and backgrounds lack the ability to practice on computers and tablets at home, at least on devices that are the most up-and-coming and likely to be what they will use in a higher education setting and ultimately in the workplace. This is true of the students whom I teach at Eagles Nest Charter School.… Continue Reading...

Role and Importance Of Bilingual Interpreters

The Impact of Using Professional Bilingual Interpreters Abstract Elderly Hispanic patients experience numerous challenges when seeking for healthcare services since they are only eloquent in their native language and are classified as Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients. This paper examines patient-provider communication between these patients and healthcare providers. The evaluation is carried out to determine the role and significance of bilingual interpreters in promoting medication adherence among elderly Hispanic patients aged 50-75 years. The project will be implemented in an outpatient clinic and community center that provides care to different kinds of patients including elderly Hispanics. This project demonstrates that… Continue Reading...

My Experience Of Traveling to China

China Trip Personal Experience/ Observation My visit to the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Beijing, and Wuhan taught me several things I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to learn. I could study cases on the country, read books, watch numerous videos and attend classes for days but none of these would have taught me the amazing lessons I was able to learn, or given me the experiences I underwent, in the short span of time that I spent in the country. In this paper, I am citing a few things I learnt about China through personal observation and experience. Wuhan City’s… Continue Reading...

Bipolar and Borderline Disorders

leave it idling while the student ran into the book store. Brad decided to take the car for a joy ride and return it before the student noticed it was gone. Ten minutes later, Brad was pulled over in the BMW and arrested. He had never done anything like this before and he could not understand what the big deal was. He became quite angry about everyone’s overreaction only later in the jail to be overcome with grief and remorse. Brad displays characteristics of both bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. His manic episodes (delusions of grandeur) following depressive… Continue Reading...

Difference Between Goals and Objectives Essay

for nursing practice (4th ed.). Boston: Jones & Bartlett.        2. Organizational format: Total points: 48. This book does an excellent job of dividing the information into several sections and sub-sections, and includes clear and comprehensive chapter summaries. The reading level is appropriate, the format is visually appealing, and the indexing function works well. The information is also accurate and current.       3. Content: Total Points: 21. This book does include several real-life applications, examples that illuminate the core concepts in the text. Similarly, the information contained in the text is clearly formatted, written, and explained… Continue Reading...

Literary Analysis on Novel Invention Of Wings Sue Monk Kidd

on my arm,” (Kidd 14). Indeed, this single sentence encapsulates Hetty’s character almost more than any other in the book because it shows how the stalwart young woman is determined to transform all the negativity in her life into opportunities for freedom and liberation. Other symbols Kidd uses in Invention include sewing and quilting: stereotypically female crafts. Sewing and quilting evoke imagery of threads: the symbolic threads that link together Sarah, Angelina, and Hetty. That sewing provides Hetty with a pathway towards self-empowerment and liberation is also meaningful, especially as her work coincides with Sarah’s own personal struggle to… Continue Reading...

Online Education Argumentative

The Benefits of Online Education Introduction To a degree, all educational institutions have migrated some of their services online, taking advantage of new media and new technologies to improve service delivery, cut costs, and enhance the learning environment. From eBooks to cloud-based collaborative work projects, the online environment adds depth to the classroom and expands opportunities for students from different backgrounds including those with special needs. It is therefore no surprise that enrollment in online education programs has been steadily climbing, with the greatest growth in the private non-profit school sector (Allen & Seaman, 2016). Online learning might never fully… Continue Reading...

Sue Monk Kidd's Invention Of Wings Literary Analysis

Literary Analysis: Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings Sue Monk Kidd uses symbol and theme in The Invention of Wings to tell the story of Sarah Grimke, her sister Nina and Sarah’s slave Handful, whom Sarah vows to help to freedom over the course of her life. The novel is based on the historical character of Sarah Grimke, an abolitionist and activist. To tell the story, Kidd uses the black triangles that Handful’s mother stitches into her quilts to symbolize flight and freedom; likewise, the feathers that Handful and her mother collect to stuff the quilt symbolize the spiritual… Continue Reading...

Atheism Vs Theism According to Mccloskey

Responding to McCloskey McCloskey conflates argument with proof because theists take the argument as proof—i.e., as something that cannot be refuted. For McCloskey just because they cannot be refuted does not mean that one has to accept that a deity is responsible for all creation. It is a leap of faith, in other words, that McCloskey is unwilling to take. For Foreman in “Approaching the Question of God’s Existence,” it is a leap of faith that one must take because it is reasonable, for instance in the face of the existence of evil, to surmise an opposite force of good… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

and reality. After about three weeks, the participants should book an appointment with their immediate supervisors and let the managers go over the action plan so that they assess the elements they have accomplished and identify areas where they could be having problems. This system guarantees free transfer of learning and requires training, management support, and commitment. Bibliography AlYahya, M. S., Mat, N. B., & Awadh, M. A. (2013). Review of Theory of Human Resources Development Training (Learning) Participation. WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, 85. Douglas, A. (2017, March). New Zealand: Training and development in performance management. Retrieved from… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

and reality. After about three weeks, the participants should book an appointment with their immediate supervisors and let the managers go over the action plan so that they assess the elements they have accomplished and identify areas where they could be having problems. This system guarantees free transfer of learning and requires training, management support, and commitment. Bibliography AlYahya, M. S., Mat, N. B., & Awadh, M. A. (2013). Review of Theory of Human Resources Development Training (Learning) Participation. WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, 85. Douglas, A. (2017, March). New Zealand: Training and development in performance management. Retrieved from… Continue Reading...

Training Program for Performance Management

so that they check the commitment and reality. After about three weeks, the participants should book an appointment with their immediate supervisors and let the managers go over the action plan so that they assess the elements they have accomplished and identify areas where they could be having problems. This system guarantees free transfer of learning and requires training, management support, and commitment. Bibliography AlYahya, M. S., Mat, N. B., & Awadh, M. A. (2013). Review of Theory of Human Resources Development Training (Learning) Participation. WEI International Academic Conference Proceedings, 85. Douglas, A. (2017, March). New Zealand: Training and… Continue Reading...

Online Statistics and Probability Theory

Online Statistics Part 1 Probability theory is an aspect that is applicable on an everyday basis. A particular situation in which I may use probability theory to reach a decision in public management is to investigate equal employment prospects within the organization. For instance, there is a need to assess whether the organization hires women in the same manner as men, especially in positions that do not necessitate certain gender traits. Therefore, in this case, probability theory can be beneficial in probability theory, specifically Bernoulli process. That is, a process can either generate two possible outcomes, which are male or… Continue Reading...

The Significance Of Relational Contracts

being vigilant if customers cap their own liability can lead to increased quality of assessment and decreased liability. One book highlight how to limit liability through the use of information technology (IT) as a means of an ongoing assessment of circumstances that could lead to negative outcomes. To limit liability and negligence claims, a company may choose to implement strict risk reduction mechanisms. To this end, IT can be used to continuously evaluate the impact on the environment from industrial processes. This can be done by monitoring emissions from facilities, tracking the transportation of goods and services, collecting information about… Continue Reading...

Palestine and the Jewish State

Palestine under Occupation: Reaching the ‘Other’ through Bearing Witness and Citizen Journalism Introduction The conflict in Palestine is largely portrayed in the mainstream media as a complex issue (Chomsky & Pappe, 2015). A theoretical reason for this portrayal of the conflict is rooted in what Robinson (2002) has described as the ‘CNN effect’—the special relationship that exists between the state and the media, which facilitates the construction of a narrative that supports the aims of the state, particularly when it comes to foreign intervention. Al-Ghazzi (2017) has described, for example, how CNN uses embedded reporting to foster a narrative supportive… Continue Reading...

Psychology Questionnaire

Part I 1. It seems like the more a person goes to church, the more they accept the idea of torture (Thistlethwaite, 2009).When looking at the Savior, Jesus, this is a religious figure demonstrating the virtue of forgiveness. Jesus did not condone violence even when Peter was arrested. Yet, how does the church allow such violence in approving of torture? Remmel’s “Personality and Politics” describes personality as involving “the investigation of individual differences, both differences across individuals and the manifestation of those differences within individuals. Certainly, such an approach holds a great deal of interest for political scientists studying the… Continue Reading...

Palestine Her Story Documentary

she is the youngest of the three and is a chef and author of the book (banned in Israel) Palestine on a Plate. Judie speaks with an English accent. She has never visited Palestine, but has a deep, personal love for the place, the people and the culture because of her family ties and the fact that members of her family are still there. She recreates the image and experience of being in Palestine through her cooking as well as through her writing. At the beginning of the project my aim was to focus on journalists, using different genres… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Resource Management on Student Performance

Abstract This paper provides an overview of the need for the Butler School to reduce its annual budget by $1,000,000 in order to meet the mandate of the community that the school should “live within its means.” The recommended reductions are based on eliminating extraneous programs, staff positions, administrative services, and supply funds. Areas that are not reduced include programs that support the humanities, athletics, science and technology, as these areas are deemed too important to the formation and development of students’ characters and skills, which are needed to ensure success in their ensuing years. Letters to a state legislator… Continue Reading...

Fake News Outline

THE ALLURE OF FAKE NEWS: Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis statement: Internet technologies enable the proliferation of fake news, and only education and awareness can curtail the influence fake news has on society. II. Body Paragraph A. Claim: Prior exposure to a fake news story makes a person more likely to believe in the veracity of the information. 1. Evidence: Just a one-time exposure to a fake news item on a social media platform like Facebook increases the likelihood that a person will believe the fake news story, with the effects lasting as long as a week (Pennycook, Cannon, &… Continue Reading...

Safeguarding Criminal Justice System from Wrongful Convictions

Research Question and Introduction Development Topic: Safeguarding the criminal justice system from wrongful convictions through an efficient innocence program Research Question: What aspects of the innocence program need improvement, and in what ways, in order to guard the judicial system from wrongful convictions? (Rossi, Lipsey & Freeman, 2004) Introduction Wrongful conviction is an abuse of justice. It entails the sentencing and subsequent punishment of someone for crimes they never committed (Huff & Killias, 2013). Wrongful convictions can happen in civil and criminal cases alike. Many criminal justice processes have been tailored to overcome this possibility and overturn such erroneous judicial… Continue Reading...

Earthquakes

17). B) Based on the total range of energy options you read about in the book, what direction do you think the United States (or any other country you choose) should be heading toward for its future energy requirements? 200 words. It is vital for America’s economy to initiate a shift towards renewable energy, founded on inexhaustible sources like solar energy and hydrogen. Stewardship, or managing ecosystem, marketable natural resource and ecosystem capital, proves crucial to attaining a future of sustainable energy. Target Earth International, a Belizean NGO (Non-Government Organization), has adopted renewable energy sources in all cases possible, thereby… Continue Reading...

Interest and Loan Calculations

Interest and Loan MM255 UNIT 4 ASSIGNMENT The price of the used car is $18,700 and the down payment amount is $2,350. This implies that the amount to be financed is $16,350, that is the price of the car less the down payment. The car is intended to be financed over a period of 36 months and the monthly instalment is $516.95 for every month. Therefore, the total instalment amounts is $18,610.20, which is obtained by (516.95 × 36). The total amount financed is the sales tax together with the instalment amounts. The sales tax is 7 percent of the… Continue Reading...

Conscription During World War Two Canada

of Conscription in Canada. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. This book provides a rather interesting and detailed account of Canada’s conscription history. By dint of their background, the two authors are qualified and fit to write on the subject matter. While Granatstein has been variously described as an accomplished historian and has extensive knowledge of the Canadian history (having headed the Canadian War Museum), Hitsman has authored a number of war pieces focusing on military history. The text, therefore, passes the validity and relevance test. In essence, the compulsory enlistment of civilians into military service has been a thorny… Continue Reading...

Goldman Sachs Open System Theory

1. What is open systems theory In essence, open systems theory, in the words of Chance and Chance (2002), posits/suggests “that organizations are dynamic systems involving constant interactions among the various formal and informal systems within the organization as well as exchanges (feedback and input) between the organization and systems outside the organization” (p. 7). It therefore follows that an organization’s structure as well as behavior is impacted upon by the permeating or surrounding environment. 2. How can open systems theory be used to understand an organization? As per the open systems theory, organizations are not autonomous (Daft, Murphy, and… Continue Reading...

State Attributes and Structures

State Attributes & Structures Extractive Performance Symbolism Regulation and Transparency Distributive Performance Political Recruitment Cuba location – Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida Area- 110,860 sq km, rank - 107 Population – 11,147,407 rank - 80 Government— Communist state International – ACP, ALBA, WHO, WTO $132.9 billion, rank 80 Transparency CPI score - 47 GDP per capita - $11,900 Literacy - 99.8% Longevity – 78.8 FH Freedom rating – 6.5/7 Civil Liberties score – 6/7 FH Political Rights score – 7/7 Central African Republic location – Central Africa,… Continue Reading...

Responses to Student Posts About Education

Response to Jason These two online field trips are especially important because each is part of the United States Department of Education: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Transforming Teaching and Learning site. I appreciate the insight into how educators make tremendous personal sacrifices beliving in the value of their work in promoting higher quality of life in the society. For example, the author states, “The thoughts of spending $70,000-$100,000 for an education to receive a job in which you make $40,000 a year seems like a losing proposition for many would be education majors.” In spite of… Continue Reading...

Cultural and Cross Cultural Needs in the Great Lakes

Plan of Action to Build Trust: Introduction The Waasa-Inaabidaa people are the original inhabitants of the Great Lakes region. European settlement in the Great Lakes regions including Wisconsin and Minnesota dramatically transformed the relationships between Waasa-Inaabidaa and each other, and between Waasa-Inaabidaa and their geo-spatial territory. Over a century of conflict and mistrust characterizes the relationship between the aboriginal people and the newer inhabitants of the area, who now claim control over political, economic, and social systems. Therefore, it is important to develop a culturally conscious and culturally competent plan of action to build trust in this diverse community. Plan… Continue Reading...

Film the Help Review

herself via a real piece of writing. She gets the idea to do a book interviewing the black women of the town, who have worked as housekeepers. The book will detail and discuss their experience helping to run the households of white women and raise white children. While this might seem well intentioned, the film gets off on a clunky premise. Hence, the Skeeter character, while well intentioned, fails to be anything more than the hero of a movie about white people trying to help black people, rather than about authentic and unfettered stories of the black experience. This is… Continue Reading...

Mission-based Management

such firms survive in the current business climate. In short, this book aims at aiding non-profit leaders in becoming mission-based leaders. Summary of content According to Brinckerhoff (2009), attainment of financial success necessitates engagement in mission-based organizational practices on the part of non-profits. The book puts forward a list of 10 such practices which may facilitate the integration of for-profit organizational practices into the non-profit climate. These practices, in the author’s view, have the potential to result in a balanced corporate focus, with adequate emphasis given to both programs and performance. Brinckerhoff holds that a non-profit needs to integrate… Continue Reading...

Virtue Ethics Responses

Response 1 The responsibilities of parenthood do require character virtues. Simply being a parent does not make one virtuous, but parenting can bring out the best in people. Parenting requires the person to put their child ahead of any selfish desire, which promotes humility, magnanimity, and temperance—three of the essential character virtues (“Traditional Theories of Ethics,” n.d.). Developing character ethics promotes eudaimonia within the family, and each member of the family including the parent who exhibits a virtuous character (Aristotle; Husthouse, 2016). In fact, the more one exhibits virtuous behavior in their role as a parent, the more likely it… Continue Reading...

Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools

of my life. Using the stages of critical thinking chart on page 20 of the Paul & Elder (2016) book, I believe I am a practicing thinker. I am just starting to internalize the value of critical thinking. I apply critical thinking especially in educational contexts, as when I am asked to critically analyze or critique an article. However, I have also come to apply critical thinking to the media: recognizing biases and assumptions in the way information is presented, and especially seeing how marketers capitalize on an uncritical society. 2. What should you be aware of and work on?… Continue Reading...

Stakeholders Research Project

Stakeholders Research Project Introduction Preliminary stakeholder identification around any natural resource proves vital to carrying out meaningful trans- disciplinary researches with regard to managing that particular resource. Stakeholders may be defined as all players capable of impacting, or being impacted by, any action or decision (after Freeman 1984). Natural resource management research scholars (e.g. Grimble and Wellard 1997; Dougill et al. 2006; Ravnborg and Westermann 2002) constantly report that the inclusion of stakeholders in finding solutions facilitates mutual learning and negotiation, improves stakeholder buy- in and support of actions and decisions, and decreases conflict. Trans- disciplinary study strategies build on… Continue Reading...

Reflection on Strategic Management Course

Discussion Reflection 1. I think the concepts that were most interesting to me in this class were more the high level concepts like the Five Forces. These are the sorts of tools that I think can be relevant in any industry. They force you to think not just about what the company does, but how the business works. For example, you can be good at some aspect of the business, but a tool like Five Forces will help you to consider whether what you\\'re good at is what you actually need to be good at in order to succeed. As… Continue Reading...

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

Introduction to Economics and Global Capitalism The book 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism is a very captivating and thought provoking read that purposes to provide the reader with some fundamental truths regarding capitalism that may not be easily perceptible or known. This is information regarding capitalism that most people would overlook and hardly take them into consideration in an extensive manner. However, there are a number of things from the list that I was unaware of and gained insight from the information contained in the book. One of the… Continue Reading...

Organizational Psychology

Article Review Area: Organizational Psychology Source Jam, F. F., Sheikh, A. R., Iqbal, H., Zaidi, B. H., Anis, Y., & Muzaffar, M. (2011). Combined effects of perception of politics and political skill on employee job outcomes. African Journal of Business Management, 5(23), 9896-9904. Retrieved from http://academicjournals.org/article/article1380363658_Jam%20et%20al.pdf Introduction This review will critically assess the aforementioned paper with regard to subject introduction, intellectual plot, methodology, discussion and outcomes. Further, the article will be summarized followed by an analysis of its structure. This paper attempted to examine the link of POP (perception of politics) with job outcomes, facilitated by political abilities, in companies… Continue Reading...

Launching a New Product in the Market

Product Development Process For a new product to be successful in the market one need to ensure that they have undergone the product development process. This will allow them to go through a series of stages that begin with ideation and ending with the introduction of the product in the market. These stages are aimed at understanding the consumers, markets, and competitors in order to ensure that the product will deliver superior value to the intended customers. The product development process is a cycle through which one should take their idea in order to convert it into a viable good… Continue Reading...

Attitudes Toward Physical Education in Fourth Graders

Title: The title includes the precise identification of the problem; it contains the independent and dependent variables and target population. It must be clear, concise, and fully descriptive of the study. The recommended length is 12 words. The Difference Between Fourth Grade Boys and Girls Attitudes Toward Physical Education Abstract/Overview: The abstract summarizes the contents of the manuscript. The abstract should begin by broadly summarizing the problem and importance of the study in 2-3 sentences. The abstract should then clearly and concisely state the purpose of the study. Next, the abstract should contain a brief description of the target population,… Continue Reading...

Students with Keratoconus Disease in Saudi Arabia

The Effect of Keratoconus Disease on the Education Levels among Students at Different Ages to Determine the Locations of Their Spread in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Introduction Keratoconus disease is a disorder in the curvature of the eyes. Keratoconus occurs when the cornea becomes thin and bulges like a cone, altering the focus of light rays, blurring and distorting the person’s vision, and making it difficult to do daily tasks such as reading. The disease is believed to be genetic and typical onset begins in the teens or early 20s and gradually worsens over a period of 10 to… Continue Reading...

Laws Regulated by the Epa

that human actions were having on the planet. Rachel Carson’s 1962 book Silent Spring in which a world bereft of natural life was envisioned as a result of deadly pesticides and chemicals released into the environment (EPA History, 2018). The book had a big impact on Senators and the EPA was formed in response to serve as an agency that would ensure the protection of the environment in the U.S. From an economics perspective, this agency is responsible for compelling automotive manufacturers to develop more fuel efficient cars. So every time the gas pump allows a driver to save… Continue Reading...

Project Management and Resource Scheduling

Resource Scheduling Resource scheduling in project management is the process by which a set of actions and methods are utilized by a company to effectively match the necessary resources the tasks and projects that require them to see a job through to completion. The other part of resource scheduling that is important to keep in mind is that the project manager must also take into account when the resources will be available and thus schedule project tasks accordingly. For instance, if a task is scheduled before the resources are actually available for the workers, time will be lost and the… Continue Reading...

Employee Monitoring and Communication

(Work) Employee Communication and Monitoring According to Miller and Hollowell (2016), “the emergence of Facebook and other social networking sites has created a number of legal and ethical issues for businesses” (p. 98). In the recent past, there have been instances of people being fired because of posts or utterances made on their social media accounts. This is more so the case given that the line between professional life and personal life is increasingly being blurred, thanks to the prevalence of social media. One such instance involved Ashley Payne. Summary of the Case Payne, a high school teacher, was forced… Continue Reading...

Asthma Treatment Options

Introduction Asthma is a serious chronic illness that can wreak havoc in a person’s life. Whether young or old, treatment options can either help or hurt an asthma patient. Doctors and health professionals sometimes use the stepwise approach to help narrow down appropriate treatment options. While the stepwise approach has its place in treating asthma patients, there is also a need to research what recent options there are to help patients have a better quality of life with asthma. These recent options paired with a stepwise approach can better prepare the doctor or health professional in giving high quality care… Continue Reading...

Black Panther Movie Critic Review

that is thoughtful, rather than one which just goes for predictable branding, like so many other studio-driven comic book movies. The mythology at the heart of Black Panther is key to its successful storytelling: the nation is an independent paradise because a meteor full of a substance called vibranium, crashing into the nation centuries ago, making the nation so rich in natural resources that it was spared the horrors of colonialism and slavery. Advanced beyond its time, the nation harnesses the power of technology to hide its many blessings, playing the role of a starved, underprivileged nation, when in… Continue Reading...

Late 19th and Early 20th Century Changes in the Us

Paragraph 1: Explain the ways and causes in which the “New South” emerged economically in the late 19th century and the impact on the region after the Civil War. The New South was characterized by a shift from a plantation-based economy to one which was more industrialized and therefore similar to the North (Dixon, 2009). Unionization proliferated, giving new empowerment to lower class whites. Skilled labor, capital, and new wealth was generated. The South began to rebuild. On the other hand, African-Americans were simultaneously disempowered through a network of Jim Crow laws. Paragraph 2: Explain the European and Asian Immigration… Continue Reading...

United States Electoral Fraud

Nineteenth-Century New York City Neighborhood. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. This book is a general history of New York but provides an overview of the rampant electoral fraud characteristic of the nineteenth century in the city. The Five Points area was particularly notorious. It was an ethnic enclave of recent immigrants who proved to be particularly vulnerable to politicians who wished to use their influence to garner votes and exercise their political patronage. The book chronicles a number of attempts to rein in the voting fraud, as well as the riots associated with election during the Civil War period. Charges… Continue Reading...

Business Programs in Canada

Business intelligence degrees are not entirely available in Canadian colleges as ‘Business Intelligence’. For example, a private university like University of British Columbia has the Business and Computer Science Bachelor’s degree. It combines a typical business degree with background and experience in computer science. “The Business and Computer Science combined major will give you the technical background and understanding to apply IT solutions in a business context and use them to develop opportunities for growth” (UBC, 2018). Each semester, students take a combination of commerce and computer science-related courses. The official degree name is Bachelor of Commerce and takes on… Continue Reading...

Pricing Decisions Coca Cola Product

Pricing Decisions Describe the strategic implications that would need to be considered in setting a price for that product The public company selected for this analysis is Coca Cola Company. The identified product of the company is the Coca-Cola 20 fl oz bottle, which can be typically obtained from a convenient store, vending machine as well as super market. There are strategic implications that would need to be taken into consideration in setting the price of this particular product, which include the following: 1. Competition in the market Rivals in the market have a significant impact on pricing decisions. Imperatively,… Continue Reading...

The Russian Revolution As a Direct and Indirect Cause Of Fascism

The relationship between the Russian Revolution and the rise of fascism is distinct and marked. Both movements were revolutionary in their own way, and both were provoked to a certain extent by a Marxist inspiration. Lenin was one of the leaders of the Russian revolution and he was a committed Marxist. He did not want Russia to participate in any part of the war, but was the one who surrendered to German invasion. When Lenin died, the gap that was left open in his death was quickly taken over by Stalin. Fascism was the outgrowth of a revolution that was… Continue Reading...

Genre Theory

The Godfather is the quintessential example of the gangster genre, which includes “films that deal with organized crime, often with mob families,” (Chapter 4). In fact, The Godfather also fits squarely within the gangster genre because it is nostalgic and romanticized, offering “recreations of past eras” in which Italian-American mafia families like the Corleones did dominate both licit and illicit business activities and politics in American cities. A sub-genre of the crime film, gangster movies like The Godfather are unique because the audience is rooting for the bad guys, not the cops. Even when the protagonists of the film kill… Continue Reading...

Syncretism in Art and Public Art in Tucson

stories can be found at the Flowing Wells School Library compiled and bound in handcrafted book (Arts Foundation for Tucson and southern Arizona). Public response The sustainable materials used indicate connection with the earth. The art is inspired by the connection each person has within the community and the impact of that connection. La Puerta honors the entire Flowing Wells Community and motivates imagination for those who visit the area (Thompson). As a result of this positive representation of the community and their integral part in creating the piece, t was positively accepted by the Pima Community, as part… Continue Reading...

Kublai Khan Improvements to the Chinese System and Ideals

long time. Be that as it may, students of history question the legitimacy of his book as he sensationalized his experiences to increase his readership. Kublai Khan promoted different religions, for example, Buddhism, and Nestorian Christianity. Kublai promoted Buddhism as he set a Tibetan Lama, 'Phags-dad, to end up the leader of the Buddhist confidence in all of Mongolia. This prompted more developments of Buddhist religious communities and Buddhist content interpretations. As per The History of China, the quantity of priests in China developed to more than 500,000 amid Mongol run the show. How contemporary China's principle religion is… Continue Reading...

Bangladeshi Culture in Both Pre and Post Partition

Bangladeshi Culture Prior to the year 1947, the region that now makes up the People’s Republic of Bangladesh came under the eastern portion of Bengal – one of the provinces of British India. Owing to its river boundaries and fringe location, this region was largely culturally and politically set apart from the remaining parts of India across numerous eras of the nation’s history. With the dawn of Islamic rule in the subcontinent during the 12th century, under the Turco-Afghans, a large Muslim pocket was created in the Bengal region. In the year 1576, Bengal became a part of the vast… Continue Reading...

The Book Trade in Early Modern China

addressed the genuine potential security concerns of the Chinese. It should be noted, however, that the Society did research the book market within China to better understand what the Chinese were actually reading, including the Yellow Calendar (a kind of almanac) and Collections of Useful Information (Chen 1715). The Qing Dynasty had placed a ban on all foreign publications and ultimately all material of the society had to be printed in Singapore. Regardless, the fact that the Qing had aggressively worked to prevent foreigners from gaining control over the hearts and minds of the populace through its regulation of the… Continue Reading...

The Value Of Having Brand Equity

Marketing 1.Johnson & Johnson has been able to establish strong brand equity for its line of baby products. What benefits does J&J have because of its brand equity for these products? The advantages of having a strong brand equity are that it increases the visibility of the company’s product and makes them more attractive to consumers. The brand has the benefit of a good reputation in the minds of consumers: they see the brand of the product and immediately expect it to work and be a good product. This in turn helps the company to grow its sales and increase… Continue Reading...

Book Trade Between Europe and China Article Analysis

Article Analysis in Relation to the Nature of the book Trade between Europe and China Written by T.P. Yang, The New book Trade in Shanghai, is an amazing article that attempts to define the roots and growth of the new book trade establishments in China. Appearing in The China Weekly Review, the article not only highlights the factors that contributed towards the said growth, but also the reasons for the depression in sales during the previous year (1930), and the various approaches that merchants adopted in an attempt to remedy the situation.… Continue Reading...

Novel Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Essay

Gone with the Wind as a literature of witness to forced labor Gone with the Wind, a story of white Southern resilience by Margaret Mitchell, which greatly appealed to readers of the Depression-era, depicted slavery as a world of faithful slaves and lenient masters. The tale also criticized freed individuals who tried to practice their citizenship rights. Since Gone with the Wind embraced most of the same rhetoric as purportedly non-fiction works that idealized slavery, howled freedom, and depicted black political rights as some type of tyranny over the white South, a few readers viewed the resemblances as a proof… Continue Reading...

Clinical Interviewing Skills and Techniques in Social Work

Clinical Interviewing as a Social Worker Part A The importance of effective clinical interviewing revolves around being able to establish a certain level of trust with the client. Essentially, the goal of the social worker is to get to the heart of the problem and to elucidate truth. It’s very difficult to get people to share honestly if they feel guarded or feel as though they are being judged. A presentation given at Minnesota State University at Moorhead found that the following personality traits are most crucial to clients when it comes to having a social worker: understanding, compassionate, pleasant,… Continue Reading...

Ethical Communication and Social Media

Ethical Communication and Social Media: Discussion and Implications “Almost a quarter of the world’s population is now on Facebook. In the USA nearly 80% of all internet users are on this platform. Because social networks feed off interactions among people, they become more powerful as they grow” (Gaitho, 2018). Social media has created a manifestation of a branch of society that human civilization has never had to deal with before. Due to the fact that society is experiencing and using social media as people attempt to scrutinize its impacts, it can be harder to pinpoint all the numerous ways that social media… Continue Reading...

Logical Positivism and Scientific Research

the basis that Ayer provides in the outset of the book. I believe that empirical science can definitely help us to understand the world better, but I also think that metaphysical science can do the same, as it is concerned with the logic of the good, what it is, how it should be pursued, and so on. To assert that there is no verifiable proof of the transcendent reality of the good is to, in my opinion, ignore the piles of evidence—qualitative though it may be—that speak to the existence of the transcendental realities. I am not swayed by… Continue Reading...

Marketing Strategy for a Nightclub

Business Proposal YOLO Marketing Plan YOLO will use social media to address the 4 P’s. Since YOLO’s business strategy is all about differentiating itself from other club competitors by being a “pop-up” night club that sets up shop in a new venue every time, social media is the perfect marketing tool to alert patrons of where the party is getting started. The party, of course, is the product. The place is new every time. The promotion can be delivered online, and the price can be competitive as there is little overhead involved in having only a pop-up “rave” type of… Continue Reading...

Marketing the Police Department

Executive Summary: Annual Marketing Plan Introduction The annual marketing plan for the local law enforcement organization Ft. Mitchell Police Department is based on the budget of the department, which is financed by the public: state, local and federal taxes as well as bonds all go into financing the budget of the Ft. Mitchell PD. The budget is used to pay officers’ salaries, pensions, equipment, and so on. It is also used to fund the annual marketing plan of the department. Situation Analysis The Ft. Mitchell PD is in need of re-branding itself following a local scandal involving some of its… Continue Reading...

Two Sides to Every Story Kashmir Today

How Compellence by Indian and Pakistan has Prolonged the Kashmir Question Introduction The partition of British India into the two independent nations in August 1947 was intended to create coexisting, peaceful homelands for the Hindus and Sikhs in India and Moslems in Pakistan. Since that time, however, India and Pakistan have waged three shooting wars over the hotly disputed territories of Kashmir where each nation claims ownership. Today, an uneasy ceasefire exists along the line of control established following the first such war in 1963, but each side accuses the other of inciting new hostilities through armed provocative incursions into… Continue Reading...

World War 2 and the Asian Population

and that has to be remembered in order for the truth to endure. I would suggest the book Fighting for the Dream: Voices of Chinese American Veterans from WWII to Afghanistan by Victoria Moy as an accompaniment to this article. Works Cited Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty! An American History. W. W. Norton, 2016. Zhao, Xiaojian. “Chinese American Women Defense Workers in World War II.” California History, Vol. 75, No. 2 (Summer, 1996), pp. 138-153 Continue Reading...

Organizations That Mandate Knowledge Based Healthcare

With the passing of the Affordable Care Act, knowledge-based healthcare has become a federal mandate. Knowledge management processes vary depending on the nature of the healthcare organization, as well as local and state legislative contingencies. There is no formal auditing process for knowledge management systems analysis, but each healthcare institution is responsible for its own knowledge management and for the delivery of knowledge-based healthcare. The organizations that are primarily responsible for ensuring knowledge-based healthcare delivery are also specific to their areas of expertise. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the United States Public Health Service oversee… Continue Reading...

Hannah Hoch

Introduction Hannah Hoch was an artist most known for her work in between the wars—the Weimar period, in which the Dada Movement came to the fore to challenge the sensibilities and pretensions of the early 20th century. Dada was as much a protest against the bourgeois as it was a slap in the face of the rising Fascist Movement. Hitler despised the Dadaists and the Dadaists despised him. Hoch counted herself as one among the Dadaists during the Weimar period—a period in which art and life came into intense conflict, while the universal stage was being set for the final… Continue Reading...

Personal Reflection on Leadership Book

to reach beyond the self to create a legacy. One of the most important takeaways from Maxwell’s book is that anyone can develop practical skills necessary to be an effective leader, even those who may never aim for the pinnacle. Anyone reading The Five Levels is either in a position of leadership and wants to improve their effectiveness or currently interested in becoming a leader. Thus, The Five Levels reads like a self-help book that includes tips and specific examples readers can relate to as they progress in their career. The first level of leadership refers to the roles that… Continue Reading...

Effects Of Lead Exposures Among Children Under 12 Years Of Age

Abstract Around the World and in the United States, actions have been taken to reduce, control and clean up the volume of Lead so that to prevent Lead-related illnesses among humans. Lead exposure is seen to affect a child’s development process and some behavioral aspects. The study seeks to determine the effect of indoor Lead exposure to children under the age of 12 years. This study undertakes a secondary desk-review research methodology to obtain knowledge from previous researches. The study establishes that children are exposed to Lead through consumption of water at homestead or/and at the school where the drinking… Continue Reading...

Frida Kahlo’s Spirit in Self-portrait with Monkey

Kevin Cliche Barrie, Ontario, Canada Introduction Self-Portrait with Money by Frida Kahlo was painted in 1938.  The work is an oil on masonite painting and was commissioned by Conger Goodyear, who served as the head of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (PBS, 2005).  Frida painted numerous self-portraits through her career, but this one depicted something unique about the artist:  the monkey perched just behind her shoulder represented a kind of protective spirit.  Frida herself has a look in her eyes that warns the viewer not to try to fool her—for she sees everything that everyone is… Continue Reading...

Why Vaccinations Should Be Compulsory

Vaccination Should be Made Compulsory for Children 1. Universal vaccinations should be made compulsory for children because they are essential for the maintenance of public health and the prevention of future epidemics. Example: The eradication of polio is a good example of a disease that harmed or killed tens of thousands of Americans within living memory (Five important reasons to vaccinate your child, 2018). Statistics: According to the U.S. government, during the first half of the 20th century, polio represented one of the most feared diseases in the country, accounting for tens of thousands of cases of paralysis and accelerated… Continue Reading...

New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration War on Drugs

does not assume full credit for the striking title of her book The New Jim Crow, recounting having seen the slogan on a “bright orange poster” in 1998.[footnoteRef:1] Former ACLU attorney turned law professor, Michelle Alexander had always been aware of the need for justice system reform. Alexander worked headed the ACLU Racial Justice Project but it took that bright orange poster to help her draw the connection between drug policy and race-related social justice issues in America. Her initial research revealed that up to three quarters of the prison terms being served for drug offences are Black or… Continue Reading...

The Purpose Of Violent Force in Politics

The Role of Violence The evidence shows that the role of violence in the 20th and 21st centuries was to bring about or shape a new social order: no matter what type of government was in place—whether it was in Russia, Italy or Africa—violence was a motif that reared its head again and again as leaders sought to assert themselves and determine the future of their respective nations by force. In some cases, violence was a threat to individual nations or a continent—as Nkrumah (1961) argued when he called for African unification in the face of the neo-colonial ambitions of… Continue Reading...

Reliability Credibility and Validity

experts within the same field, before work can be published as a book, in a journal, or in conference proceedings (Wicherts, 2016). The final technique up for discussion is a pilot test. Pilot studies allow for researchers to find potential barriers and issues concerning recruitment of potential participants and observing things from a phenomenological perspective. Other benefits gained from a pilot study that increase dependability is a chance for reflection of the significance of the epoche process and the struggle in performing phenomenological inquiry, along with potential modification of interview questions (Kallio, Pietilä, Johnson, & Kangasniemi, 2016). Pilot studies… Continue Reading...

Diagnosing Hsv

symptoms. References Ammer, C. (2009). The encyclopedia of women's health. New York: Facts On File. Eichenfield, L. F., Frieden, I. J., Zaenglein, A., & Mathes, E. (2014). Neonatal and Infant Dermatology E- book. Elsevier Health Sciences. Ives, A. M., & Bertke, A. S. (2017). Stress Hormones Epinephrine and Corticosterone Selectively Modulate Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV-1) and HSV-2 Productive Infections in Adult Sympathetic, but Not Sensory, Neurons. Journal of Virology, 91(13). doi:10.1128/jvi.00582-17 Micali, G. (2017). Hidradenitis suppurativa-- a diagnostic atlas. John Wiley & Sons. Ragnarsson, O., Trimpou, P., Oleröd, G., & Landin-Wilhelmsen, K. (2016). Urinary free cortisol and androgens in the population—Hormone interactions and the relationship with body composition and bone status. Steroids, 115, 154-159. doi:10.1016/j.steroids.2016.09.006 Weber, J., & Kelley, J. (2010). Health assessment in nursing. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer… Continue Reading...

Link Between Gender and Culture

from the 19th century renaissance (223-233). Woolf captures the misogyny through Shakespeare’s imaginary sister. In her book Woolf explains that way women were discouraged from pursuing art. During this time women were as having no value other than bearing children and taking care of the home. The gender discrimination has been experienced in many societies especially in areas such as education, awareness and status, and the socio-economic environment. Women are still more restrained to their domestic duties that rob them of the opportunity to exercise their artistic selves. Women are not lesser than men in their artistic abilities but… Continue Reading...

Infancy and Toddler Development

Integrating the Field of Developmental Psychology: A Review of the Literature Developmental Stage/Age Group: Infancy and toddlerhood (0 - 3 years) In the development stage of infancy to toddlerhood, the child is changing and responding to its environment and social setting. As Levinson (1986) notes, the home is the child’s immediate social and physical environment. The mother tends to be the child’s source of security and the child grows in confidence through connection to the mother. Between the ages of one and two the child is like a “young scientist,” according to Piaget in the sense that the child explores… Continue Reading...

Student Reading and Writing

“lover of books.” She views herself as a great reader and she is always carrying a book with her. I ask her if she thinks everyone should read more, and she says most emphatically, “Yes!” She maintains a very positive attitude toward reading—“Even when you don’t care for what you’re reading?” I ask. She says that she always finds something to like, no matter what she is reading. She says if someone took the time to write it, she can take the time to find something nice about it. “Sometimes I have to stop and think about what I… Continue Reading...

Reading and the Achievement Gap

Diagnosing the Problem As Palardy (2015) shows, first grade is where the achievement gap begins to develop among students. Ferrer et al. (2015) show that the achievement gap begins in first grade and persists well into adolescence: in order to address the achievement gap, the best step is to take preventive measures. This action research study plans to address the problem of the achievement gap by getting first graders to focus on reading and get them interested in reading by following the recommendation of Moses and Kelly (2018), which is to condition young learners to love reading by continuously promoting… Continue Reading...

Dynamic Network Theory Article on Psychology

Westaby, J.D., Pfaff, D.L. & Redding, N. (2014). Psychology and social networks. American Psychologist 69(3): 269-284. Westaby, Pfaff & Redding (2014) attempt to fill a gap in the literature on social networks by focusing on how social networks influence goal striving via emotional pathways. The authors base their research on dynamic network theory, and the results can be applied to numerous practical or clinical settings including organizational-industrial behavior or even information science. The dynamic network theory orientation also sheds light on numerous types of social networks and organizations, illuminating both individual and collective behavior. Although not an experimental research or… Continue Reading...

Social Media Postings and the Internet Privacy

by Joseph Weiss. Retrieved August 24,2018 from https://zodml.org/sites/default/files/%5BJoseph_W._Weiss%5D_Business_Ethics_A_Stakeholder_a_0.pdf This is the full version of the book hosted on an academic website hence instrumental in researching about the unethical business practices and employees. The author was researched and found to have written a series of other academic material and there are peer reviews on these articles and books hence proven to be academically useful in the research. Macdonald S., (2018). Data Privacy and Security Questions Answered with Scott Macdonald. Retrieved August 24, 2018 from https://www.ebsco.com/blog/article/gdpr-data-privacy-and-security-questions-with-scott-macdonald This is a journal article retrieved from EBSCO. Indeed it is an excerpt from an interview… Continue Reading...

International Management

An example of this might be a crossword or Sudoku book. The behavior of the purchaser is to typically buy on impulse, so these books are sold adjacent to the checkout at the grocery store, or in airports and train stations – the product only appeals to people working off of certain behavioral cues, and that makes a big difference in the marketing of the product. 2. The first major segmentation that is required in Europe is by language group. Many companies that package in Europe simply choose to produce one package for all of Europe, where key things… Continue Reading...

911 Commission Report Intelligence and Information Sharing

Intelligence, Information Sharing, and the 9/11 Commission Report Intelligence versus information There two terms are fundamentally different for a number of reasons. The reason the terms are different can be decoded by investigating the ‘why’ from the information gathered. According to Lance (2017) the ‘how’ or ‘what’ is not important in decoding intelligence information. The resource needed to produce valued and true intelligence is by understanding why. The sole purpose any entity receives finished intelligence is to make it possible for the entity to make strategic, operational and tactical decisions with the information received. The media takes information received and… Continue Reading...

Heart Of Darkness Essay (example Completed in 2019)

era in Africa. The novel centers on the protagonist Charles Marlow, known throughout the book as Marlow. As Marlow travels deeper and deeper down the river on a mission for the Company, he becomes increasingly horrified and shocked by what he sees. Having witnessed first hand the insane cruelty of colonial oppression, Marlow completely reconsiders his own role in the world. Through Heart of Darkness, Conrad conveys anti-colonial sentiments, showing how racism and exploitation are detrimental to all human societies. Topics Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness is one of the most important works of literature you will be asked… Continue Reading...

Early Childhood Education and Piaget Theory

What contribution to the understanding of early childhood development did this theorist make? Jean Piaget has been one of the most influential early childhood and developmental psychologists. Focusing primarily on childhood cognitive development, Piaget hypothesized that children used different logical schemas than adults, and also that children progress through stages of cognitive development as they acquire new knowledge from the world around them and incorporate that information into their mental constructs (McLeod, 2018). The four stages of cognitive development Piaget proposed include the sensorimotor stage, the preoperational stage, the concrete operational stage, and the formal operational stage. Piaget contributed tremendous… Continue Reading...

The Housing Crisis and Insecurity and Poverty in America

the overarching issues Desmond discusses can be one of the book’s main draws, it is the details in each of the stories that compels readers to take action or learn more about issues like institutionalized poverty, institutionalized racism, the perpetuation of the housing crisis, and systematic economic exploitation. The people Desmond profiles lack the power to stimulate change, and yet through collective action and self-empowerment it becomes possible to foresee policy change or at least normative changes in addressing the needs of the poor. As the title suggests, Evicted focuses on the causes and ramifications of both legal and… Continue Reading...

2016 Election

The 2016 Election The Research Question My question regarding the 2016 election is this: why did Americans vote for Donald Trump? This is a decidedly open-ended question, which means it would involve exploratory research rather than the testing of a hypothesis. The research could consist of a mixed-methods design with both qualitative and quantitative research conducted. Individuals could be asked both open-ended questions and closed-questions (with Likert-scale measures in place). How I Would Answer This Question A good means of collecting data for exploratory research is the interview method or the survey method (Leonard, Noelle et al.). First, I would… Continue Reading...

Ten Strategic Points

advantage: is the field going in circles?. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(1), 1-21. DePoy, E., & Gitlin, L. N. (2015). Introduction to Research-E- book: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies. Elsevier Health Sciences. Continue Reading...

Affirmative Action Plan in Human Resources

Affirmative Action Plan It is a fact that there has been discrimination in employment, where minorities, women, veterans and the disabled are sidelined in favor of the rest of the population. This ought to be provided with equitable access to employment opportunities and this is exactly what affirmative action plan does. By statistical analyses of the demographics, affirmative action programs are able to do away with the negative effects of employment discrimination, in an inclusive manner and without regard to gender, race and disabilities (HRUnlimited, 2018) Affirmative action is a major concern for many employees. The laws of affirmative action… Continue Reading...

Unit Of Analysis in a Research Project

Unit of Analysis A unit of analysis constitutes an object of study in research undertakings (Cole, 2018). Definition and bounding of the case may prove challenging since a number of variables and points of interest overlap and intersect within cases researches. Development of research questions, propositions for case selection, focus identification, and boundary refining has been recommended for effective establishment of the aforementioned components in the study design. Case bounding proves crucial when it comes to information acquisition and analysis management, focusing, and framing. This entails selectiveness and specificity in the identification of case parameters such as respondents, process and… Continue Reading...

Mayo Clinic Website Evaluation

Website Evaluation: Mayo Clinic With the preponderance of misleading healthcare information on the Internet, it is important to become a discerning reader with strong science media literacy skills. The Mayo Clinic website has strong search engine optimization and arrives at or close to the top of Google searches for any health-related topic. Therefore, it is important to vet the Mayo Clinic website for strengths, weaknesses, and overall credibility. The Mayo Clinic is an actual medical group, with clinics, hospitals, and research centers located throughout the United States. It is a credible source, and therefore an authoritative site in general. In… Continue Reading...

Intervening to Prevent Diabetes

Introduction Following a review of the health of Riverside County, it was found that the mainly African American population was suffering from high rates of diabetes. The Community Action Partnerships for Health Organization (CAPHO) was contacted to see if it would be will to work with the heath care community to address the problem of diabetes in the county. CAPHO agreed and set about developing a plan with objectives, sub-objectives and action items. The goal was to reduce the rate of diabetes among the population through prevention. Background of the Organization CAPHO “had been providing services to low-income African American… Continue Reading...

Positive Contributions by Veterans in the Construction Sector Essay

guide to ending entitlement and restoring     pride in the emerging workforce. U.S.: Green Leaf book Group.  Chrisinger, C. (2017). Veterans in Workforce Development: Participation and Labor Market Outcomes. SSRN.  Eddleman, M., 2015. DMC training veterans for industrial construction in petrochemical     industry as part of Texas Workforce Commission Veteran and Industry Partnership Initiative. Grbich, C. (2012). Qualitative data analysis: An introduction. Sage. Hall, K. C., Harrell, M. C., Bicksler, B. A., Fisher, M. P., & Stewart, R. (2014). Veteran employment: Lessons from the 100,000 jobs mission. Rand Corporation. Harrell, M. and Berglass, N., 2012. Employing America’s veterans: Perspectives from   … Continue Reading...

Hester Prynne Personal Standards Versus Society

Puritan society of Colonial America for what is considered decent behavior. At the opening of the book, so much has already happened: Hester Prynne’s husband (Roger Chillingworth) was shipwrecked and captured by native people—many thought he had unfortunately perished. The town’s religious leader Arthur Dimmesdale offers Hester an understanding ear and shoulder to cry on, but this leads to an affair that results in the birth of Hester’s daughter Pearl, born out of wedlock. Thus, it is very revelatory about these townspeople that they offer Hester very little understanding for the ways that she has suffered. Instead she is… Continue Reading...

Security and the Wall

Methods of Security Seven types of physical barriers designed to thwart a potential threat are: (1) perimeter security measures, (2) physical barriers (natural or structural), (3) fencing (chain link, barbed wire, top guard), (4) gates, (5) protective lighting, (6) doors, and (7) windows (U.S. Geological Survey Manual, 2018). Of these, I feel that the most important is to have perimeter security measures. Perimeter security measures can include virtually anything that secures a perimeter and can vary in complexity and comprehensiveness—from something as simple as a wall around one’s home to a missile defense shield that protects one’s city or state.… Continue Reading...

Measuring the Reading Skills Of a Student

the pictures or whether he was able to actually read them. When we discussed the story of the comic book it was apparent that he had not in fact read many of the panels but had instead skimmed them and looked instead at the pictures more than anything. I decided to try yet another route. I asked the boy if he enjoyed listening to others read and he answered, “Yes.” I asked him if his teachers ever read any poetry to him and he said, “No.” I retrieved my book of poems by Shel Silverstein entitled A Light in… Continue Reading...

Health Psychology Social Media Trends

Social Media Trends: Health Psychology One of the most notable trends in recent years is the rise in interest in the field of popular psychology. People conduct personality tests on themselves, engage in self-diagnosis, and simplify psychological conditions (both common and uncommon) and apply them to their daily lives. The ubiquity of the Internet has made this even more accessible. Although self-help books have been best sellers for more than a hundred years, and even 19th century magazines printed personality self-quizzes, the ease of taking and scoring them online has caused an explosion of self-analysis (Bisceglio, 2017). Although some of… Continue Reading...

Gladwell S Theory Of David and Goliath

Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants At the beginning of Malcolm Gladwell’s book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, Gladwell details how a simple and unprepossessing young man used ingenuity to overcome a powerful and much larger opponent. It was not simply that David’s victory that was improbable that made him great. Rather, he capitalized upon his strengths and turned them into advantages. The fact that David was physically smaller than Goliath encouraged him to use his cleverness and guile, assets which Goliath never expected. Rather Goliath was preparing to meet “a warrior like… Continue Reading...

Student Individuality in the Classroom

Psalm 139:13-18 reminds us that we have all be created uniquely by God—that He saw us completely before we even saw ourselves. He knows us more deeply that we know ourselves and even in spite of all our faults and questionable acts, He still keeps us in existence and even made us in spite of our mistakes so that we could love Him in return (Sheen, 2008). As Kaiser (1995) notes, the Old Testament is filled with references to the coming Messiah, and here we are reminded of the great gift of life that is ours, thanks to God, and… Continue Reading...

Knowledge and Understanding in Sports

Investigating Student Understanding: Year 3 Students’ Understanding of the Step-Over Skill in a Football (Soccer) Focused PE Lesson in an International School Introduction Background Within the PE curriculum, basic skills to practice in a variety of sports (passing, throwing, catching, stepping and so on) are often isolated from context and actual performance in a game (Pill, 2013). Because knowledge of a skill and understanding of a skill are two different things (Perkins, 1993), it is important for a PE instructor to be able to measure how effectively knowledge via instruction is translated into understanding demonstrated in practice. The assumption, for… Continue Reading...

A Biblical Worldview in Finance

The Bible and Financial Concepts Introduction The Bible is quite clear on how one should orient oneself in this life towards Heaven and pursuing the kingdom of God (Matt 6:33). However, in the financial world of today, this orientation can easily be lost as secular goals replace spiritual ones. This paper will address the issue of profit maximization, insider trading, and how to convert a sinner from a Biblical perspective to show why orienting oneself towards the Heaven is so important for one’s spiritual life. Part I Profit maximization by itself is an inappropriate goal because it is not connected… Continue Reading...

Marketing Wellness and Fitness Non Profit Organization

Wellness and Fitness Market Wellness and fitness has become one of the big, booming businesses in the United States because of the increased focus on being healthy and well. According to Kirkman (2017), the global wellness market grew by 10.6% between 2013 and 2015 at a time when the global economy decreased by 3.6%. America is ranked as the number one market for different wellness and fitness products or services. In light of this, the new non-profit organization in the city of Portland is likely to experience increased profitability across its operations. The target market for this new non-profit organization… Continue Reading...

Avoiding Plagiarism Features Of the Apa Style

it notes in the body of an essay, the name of the individual who authored the book, article, or other work who was the original author of the idea or quote that is being cited. If merely an idea is being noted, a last name and a title is acceptable. But if actual words are being quoted of the author, they should be surrounded by quotation marks and the specific page number of the text from which the quote is derived. According to Spicer (2017), if a writer uses more than three consecutive words from the original text, those… Continue Reading...

Pharmaceutical Companies and Physicians Appropriate Relationships

Pharmaceutical Companies and Physicians: A Discussion The power of pharmaceutical companies cannot and should not be underestimated in any manner. Their power is immense as is their influence and more consumers need to understand how they constantly shape the industries of health, medicine and wellness. However, it’s important to acknowledge the intensity of the connection between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. This is a connection that begins when doctors are in medical school—they are subjected to a barrage of gifts, meals, trinkets and drug samples that starts early and continues on throughout their professional careers (Kshirsagar &Vu, 2016). Clearly this rapport creates… Continue Reading...

Rousseau Social Contract Theory

Introduction Several theorists have used social contract theory to understand the government’s role in taking care of the public and addressing the public’s needs. Current political issues offer further examination of social contract theory and how it may help with understanding government obligation and public participation. Rousseau's social contract theory is best and most relevant for understanding and offering solutions to contemporary political issues like mandatory vaccination, taxation, and universal healthcare because it offers a foundation from which to explain the perceived obligations of both the government and the public. Rousseau’s version of social contract theory contrasted against other theorists… Continue Reading...

Commercials and the Media

Selling (to) Kids: Advertising, Children, Youth and Commercial Culture Advertising for children and youth has always had a special appeal. Gen X’ers remember the Toys ‘R’ Us song, “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid,” and link it to their childhood—even if they never went to a single Toys ‘R’ Us store. They invariably saw the commercials multiple times if they had a TV in their home. The commercials showed children blissfully happy because they had toys galore—and the aim of the ad campaign was to get kids interested in consumerism. On the surface, it… Continue Reading...

Boys Becoming Men in Lord Of the Flies

the boys in the novel through the process of their organizing to survive in the wild. As the book opens, the boys survey their surroundings. They take stock of their situation and assess their whereabouts. The fair boy is depicted, upon realizing that there are no grownups on the island, as experiencing a revelation: “the delight of a realized ambition overcame him” (Golding 2). He is going to fill the gap left behind by the missing authorities—the grownups. The fair boy is going to adapt to the situation and be a leader. Indeed, this is exactly what happens. The fair… Continue Reading...

Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory Of Personality

(1991). McGraw-Hill series in social psychology. Social cognition (2nd ed.). New York, NY, England: Mcgraw-Hill book Company. Karson, M. (2017). A Case Formulation for Tony Soprano. Psychology Today. Martinko, M. J. (Ed.). (2006). Attribution theory in the organizational sciences: Theoretical and empirical contributions. IAP. Petocz, A. (1999). Freud, psychoanalysis and symbolism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.   Continue Reading...

The Relationship Of Reason to Faith

Faith and Reason Paper Introduction Faith starts in the mind and moves to the will. Aquinas is one of the most well-known scholastics to make that argument.[footnoteRef:2] The mind must consent to the truths of the faith and the heart and mind must then act in unison to bear that faith out in one’s life. This is why the scholastics argued that faith rested on reason—for people are rational beings and need reasons to “buy into” an idea.[footnoteRef:3] Anselm’s ontological argument, for example, used reason to prove God’s existence.[footnoteRef:4] However, as others and Scripture show, faith can be obtained through… Continue Reading...

The Success Of Indie Music

1 Indie Music What makes indie music special in the music industry is the fact that it is produced outside the studio system. Indie artists rise up out of obscurity through their own grit and determination, their own ability to publicize themselves and gain traction, their own talent and genius, and their own development of a fan base. Unlike the many artists today who are groomed from childhood—their fans brought to them via a range of media conglomerates with overlapping boards of directorates, their music written for them by ghost writers, their look developed for them by stylists, their persona… Continue Reading...

Social Innovation and Change

The Social Media Age A social change that I have experienced is the arrival of the Digital and Information Age, which has led to a revolution in the way people communication, obtain knowledge, and engage with ideas. Mainly the big change is the arrival of social media which has made everything private suddenly public. There is no more line between a private life and a public life. Everything is blurred together. People are less genuine and more interested in building their “brand” than in actually being human—because, after all, being human does not necessarily get one a million subscribers on… Continue Reading...

Dual Credit Programs

Dual credit programs have been around for decades, allowing a large body of evidence to emerge. The evidence from the past twenty years have also permitted longitudinal studies that reveal the efficacy of dual credit programs in promoting models for peace in higher education. Dual credit programs are executed differently in different states. Program feature diversity and results from empirical literature also permits the body of literature to inform best practices for administration, management, and program assessment in Hawaii. Themes in the literature include a historical overview showcasing the practically incontrovertible evidence in support of dual credit programs, with recent… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried

reality of many, if not all, of the stories in the book. The narrator insists that the story of Curt Lemon's death, for instance, is "all exactly true" (77), then states eight pages later that he has told Curt's story previously - "many times, many versions" (85) - before narrating yet another version. (Calloway 252) Confusion makes up a large part of the feeling, the atmosphere of these short stories. They show that nothing was ever certain when experiencing the war. In doing so, it provides a uniqueness and authenticity that illuminates not only the plight of the soldiers,… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Porters Five Forces Analysis

Porter’s Five Forces Analysis Porter’s five forces model is a tool that is utilized to analyze the competitive environment within which an organization or a product operates. There are five particular forces including the threat of entry, the bargaining power of suppliers, the bargaining power of buyers, threat of substitutes and rivalry amongst existing competitors. The threat of new entry delineates how simple it is for a new entity to enter into the airline industry. The higher the threat of market entry, the worse it is for existing rivaling organizations in the industry. The threat of substitutes encompasses the magnitude… Continue Reading...

Why Teacher Discipline Is Necessary

Teacher Employment/Discipline Scenario Introduction Paul Swanson has been advised that he needs to take anger management to control his temper. He has declined and now a worst possible scenario has occurred: the teacher has assaulted a student. Though an unfortunate chain reaction of events precipitated the assault, it is possible that the whole thing could have been avoided had Mr. Swanson handled himself with more propriety. The student Alicia Fernandez is not without fault and conducted herself in a manner unsuitable for a student in this school and her provocative behavior should not go unaddressed. However, Mr. Swanson should have… Continue Reading...

New Media and Social Media

New Media Q’s 1 I am a techno-optimist when it comes to some types of social media—such as YouTube, which is a great way to share informational videos on topics that are not covered by mainstream media. I am less fond of Facebook and Twitter and so would regard myself as a techno-pessimist when it comes to these forms of social media, as they tend to be more of a platform for people to spout off their own personal views and opinions. At least YouTube provides the platform for content to be shared and searched in an easy manner. Twitter… Continue Reading...

Democratic Development in Africa Challenges

Challenges to Democratic Development in Africa Introduction The political life in Africa has largely been characterized by poor governance and an inherently poor democratic record. This has in most cases led to not only political disillusionment, but also despair – effectively stifling the continent’s economic advancement. In effect, the challenges facing the continent as far as democratic development is concerned stem from political misrule coupled with the adverse effects of imposed westernization, as well as globalization and resource exploitation. As a consequence, the continent continues to suffer demobilization on the political front which has effectively led to economic decapitation. Millions… Continue Reading...

Emirates Airlines Pestle and Swot Analysis

Introduction A strategy is defined as a plan of action intended to accomplish a specific goal. Strategy encompasses attaining or at least attempting to attain to gain, a competitive advantage over rivals. According to Porter (1996), differentiation takes into account being different in the choice of a dissimilar mix of activities to provide a product or service. Furthermore, a strategy is a decision which will make a significant difference to the longstanding performance of an organization. Emirates Airlines is one of the major airlines not only in the Middle East but also across the world and its center of operations… Continue Reading...

Clostridium Botulinum

Overview of a Pathogen: Clostridium botulinum According to The Bad Bug book of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the common bacterium Clostridium botulinum is an “anaerobic, Gram-positive, spore-forming rod that produces a potent neurotoxin (108). Most individuals are probably best familiar with the spore as botulism. Botulism is a foodborne illness that has grown mercifully less common with the rise of canning and appropriate food sanitization measures, although it is still present in many countries and it still claims lives. The Bad Bug book states that botulism’s early symptoms vary, depending on the particular case, but usually… Continue Reading...

How Taenia Saginata Is Spread Ideal Diagnosis and Treatment

Taenia Saginata Taenia Saginata also known as Taeniarhynchus Saginatus falls under the parasite disease category. The disease is commonly known as beef tapeworm. Infection to humans occurs as a result of consuming uncooked or raw beef carrying cysticerci. Cysticerci is a hermaphrodite infective larvae whose composition comes complete with both male and female reproductive system (Adams and DeVlieger DD.). Once the larvae enter the body of a host human through ingestion it reproduces by self-fertilization and hatches in the host’s intestines. Hatching of the ingested larvae will take place within 5 and 12 weeks where an adult warm develops. The… Continue Reading...

Why America Sought Independence

book Review: Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia Author’s Thesis Holton’s (1999) book Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia makes the case that the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. were not really motivated by the laundry list of grievances identified in the Declaration of Independence. Rather, their individual experiences in the country taught them that, on a practical level, it would be easier for them to obtain… Continue Reading...

The Things They Carried Analysis

keeps fantasizing about her. As Lieutenant Cross’ friend, Martha’s role in the book is not very clear despite being mentioned severally in the first piece. Martha symbolizes love, social support, and danger through the letters, photos and distraction she gave Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. Martha’s inclusion in the first short story of this book revolves around letters, photos, and distraction she gave Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. The first reflection of her influence on the lieutenant is the letters they wrote to each other. While the lieutenant desired to have a romantic relationship with Martha, she viewed him as a friend. Through… Continue Reading...

Locke and Maslow on Motivation

Feeling Extremely Motivated Introduction This paper will describe an experience in which I felt extremely motivated. The paper will first provide a description of the experience. This will be followed by a reflection involving multiple perspectives. The experience will then be discussed on a deeper level using motivation concepts and theories. Finally, the paper will discuss how what I learned here can be applied in future experiences. At the end, the main points of the paper are summarized. The Experience I was tasked with developing a report and presenting it to upper management. The report was to explain a project… Continue Reading...

Goethe and Romanticism

Goethe and Romanticism Goethe, as per the traditional German assessment, was more of a classical author, than a Romantic author. In the words of Smith (2009), “to students of German literature, it is so obvious that Goethe was un-romantic and anti-Romantic that they seldom bother to say so” (71). As per this viewpoint, his works are seen as having been influenced by diverse literary movements, i.e. Weimar Classicism and Storm and Stress. This is a viewpoint that ought to be questioned – particularly after placing his works and writings in the Romantic Movement context. This discussion argues that undeniable parallels… Continue Reading...

Classroom Management and Arrangement

Classroom Arrangement and Early Childhood Autism The arrangement of the classroom environment could effectively meet the individual needs of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as the room is neatly divided, which helps ASD children delineate borders and boundaries, and bright colors are used to help convey important information—like the class schedule, vocabulary words on the board to learn, and so on. There is also plenty of space for peer interaction, which Bene, Banda and Brown (2014) note is helpful for peer-mediated instruction, as it allows students to discuss with one another and communicate more freely without obstacles getting the… Continue Reading...

Comparing Etihad and Emirates

customizes the process by which it delivers itself to customers. Flyers can shop, upgrade, book hotels or cars, lounge in the airport and so on. There is nothing that is off limits in terms of customizing the total experience. This is also in line with the company’s aim to treat the customer right. Emirates First example. Emirates provides numerous options for flyers, just like Etihad does. This aligns with Emirates’ business objective to be the industry leader. By making sure every possible option is available, Emirates projects itself to the top of the industry. Second example. Emirates gets people… Continue Reading...

Nursing Shortage Essay

Abstract Globally, a nursing shortage is impeding the advancement of healthcare systems around the world. The nursing shortage refers to any situation in which the labor market cannot keep up with patient demands. Causes of the nursing shortage include poor working conditions leading to high turnover rates, insufficient nursing education programs, and lack of incentives for nurses to work in areas of critical concern. Effects of the nursing shortage include further staff shortages due to high stress environments and poor patient care—including higher rates of mortality and morbidity. Nursing shortages have affected almost every region of the world, and may… Continue Reading...

Racism and Discrimination Impact on Civil Rights and Student Rights

How Racism and Discrimination Affects ‘Civil Rights’ and Student Rights Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another. It can result in prejudice and discrimination towards people based on their ethnicity and color. Discrimination is the treatment of people in an unfair manner based on their characteristics such as sexual orientation, age, race and gender. Racism is a type of prejudice that most countries fight, do not tolerate and hotly discuss. Countries such as Brazil had once categorized themselves as racial democracies. They allowed people who were racially indifferent to live side-by-side. Such countries are now experiencing… Continue Reading...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Ethics

Organizational Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility A. Create three corporate policies that reflect the organization’s culture and ethical viewpoints · Encourage the empowerment and engagement of all employees in corporate decision making · Collaboration within the workplace at all times and leadership development · Active involvement and participation in the communities in which our business operations are present 1. Explain the rationale behind the policies, including how they align with the organization’s culture · The rationale behind the corporate policy on employee empowerment and engagement is linked to the fact that when employees are engaged at the workplace setting, they… Continue Reading...

Personality and the Jung Test

Personality Type Explained According to the Jung Typology Test I am an INFP—but really just barely. I am only 3% introvert, 9% intuitive, 3% feeling and 9% perceiving. I am right in the middle on most questions. However, the career choices that fall under the INFP category are actually all choices that I have considered in the past, so the test does seem to work. The recommended career choices for the INFP are:  “Social workers, psychologists, life coaches, addiction rehab counselors, mental and community care staff, children education, teaching, and also creative script writing” (INFP Career Choices, 2018). The INFP… Continue Reading...

Human Resources

Abstract A company’s most valuable asset is its people. Human resources refer to the people who comprise the organization. The practice of human resource management includes employee recruitment, hiring practices, employee development and retention, discipline, motivation, and to a degree, organizational culture and socialization. Human resource management also involves job or role definitions and clarifying hierarchies and relationships within an organizational structure. Ethical codes and codes of behavior may also be covered under the rubric of human resources management. Human resources departments often operate independently but in conjunction with other departments to create a cohesive strategy for management and organizational… Continue Reading...

Women Abolitionists in the 19th Century

out for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?” (Weld, 1838). Later she quotes the book of Samuel after describing how she felt when she knew she had to describe the horrors of slavery to get people to end the practice: “The language of my soul was, "Oh tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon!” (Weld, 1838). Truth used subtler speech to make her points. She sounded like someone who would have been your next door neighbor, quietly bringing home her point in an eloquent but simple way: “That man over there… Continue Reading...

Total Quality Management

Ensuring Quality Ensurance Measures The Problem The problem discussed within this document is the inconsistent levels of quality assurance reflected in the business models and practices of both Wal-Mart and Sprint. For the most part, each of these retailers evinces a culture in which quality assurance is prioritized. Nonetheless, there are a couple of salient instances in which each of them is remiss in their quality assurance measures. Wal-Mart, for example, has neglected some important components of the Juran philosophy (Kuei, 1998, p. 21)—the most noticeable of which is a dearth of managerial presence on its sales floor. There is… Continue Reading...

Criminal Law and Psychopathy

Criminal Law and Psychopathy I. Introduction Various studies have in the past indicated that there is a high correlation between violence/criminal behavior and psychopathy. This would largely be expected given that psychological studies into the character and disposition of psychopaths has demonstrated that the need for control (or power) as well as egocentrism, which also happen to be the dominant character traits of psychopaths, are predictors for deviant or antisocial behavior. The debate on whether or not psychopaths should be held criminally responsible for their acts, and thus be subjected to criminal punishment, has been raging for a long time.… Continue Reading...

How to Improve It the Amazon Customer Experience

or a particular actor/director, I’d like to be informed when their new book/album/movie comes out, but Amazon doesn’t provide these kinds of alerts at the moment” (Charlton, 2008, par.15). A more sensitive, intelligent, and individualized experience, commensurate with Bezos’ promise to read personal customer emails, not just look at algorithms, is required. References Charlton, G. (2008). 10 things Amazon can do better online. eConsultancy. Retrieved from: https://econsultancy.com/ten-things-amazon-can-do-better-online/ Clifford, C. (2018). The brilliant business lesson behind the emails Jeff Bezos sends to his Amazon executives with a single ‘?’CNBC. Retrieved from: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/07/why-jeff-bezos-still-reads-the-emails-amazon- customers-send-him.html Coleman, W. (2018). 3 ways Amazon has… Continue Reading...

Nursing Theory Research and Practice

theory. The author (Alligod, 2014) incorporates case studies towards the end of every theory in his book hence allowing the reader to have a broader perspective. This plan may be insightful in helping nurses understand the manner in which theoretical information can be applicable in real life practice. References Adib-Hajbaghery, & Tahmouresi, M. (2018). Nurse–patient relationship based on the Imogene king’s theory of goal attainment. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 7(3), 141. https://doi.org/10.4103/2322- 1488.235636 Alligod, M. R. (2014). Nursing Theorists and Their Work (8th edn). Contemporary Nurse (Vol. 24, pp. 106–106). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.5172/conu.2007.24.1.106a Caceres, B. A. (2015). King’s Theory of Goal Attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 28(2), 151–155.… Continue Reading...

Comparing Nations Civil Order Control

Civil Order Control Civil order control has become a necessary aspect of modern day law enforcement. Inherent in civil order control, however, are a number of problems that have to be addressed in order for it to be effectively implemented, such as societal attitudes, law enforcement norms, and so on. As Roberson and Das (2015) point, in civil order control “there is often a strong political component to the activities being controlled” (p. 72). The reason for this is that whenever a situation occurs that is a threat to civil order, it is basically a threat to the government of… Continue Reading...

Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb Contributions to Egypt’s National Development and Banking System

(including how they operated). After the publication of his book on banking, all citizens of Egypt became confident that the idea would work, and pushed for its adoption. But the onset of the First World War (on 4th August, 1914), meant the idea remained an idea. Impact on Egypt's National Independence With the culmination of the war in the year 1918 and Egypt’s revolution the following year came the first incentive to create BANQUE MISR, in order for the nation to attain economic independence, which would reinforce its newly- acquired political freedom. Mohamed Talaat Pasha Harb began re- advocating for the… Continue Reading...

Do Not Go Gently Poem Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas’s poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” consists of six stanzas, each with three lines. With a structured rhyme scheme and tight organization, Thomas conveys the main theme of the poem with aplomb. The speaker assumes a firm, pedantic stance from the first line forward, speaking in a commanding voice to the reader. Ultimately, Thomas’s poem encourages living life to the fullest and never giving into the temptations of cynicism or apathy that tend to plague those in their senior years. The primary tone of “Do Not Go Gentle” is empowering or uplifting. Rather than fear… Continue Reading...

The Purple People, Connecting with Her by Lisa Goulian

Summary As Goulian (2013) makes clear, the purple people are women—and they are a potential growth target for the numerous golf courses around the country. Women make up half the world’s population and half the world’s workforce. Through Education and Training, Marketing and Communications, Programming and Events, and Alliance Relationships, Goulian (2013) shows that the purple people (aka women) can be made into the “new constituency of the gold industry” (p. 2). The article argues that women as a target audience for golf offer a chance for the game to grow. Goulian’s main argument is that women are looking to… Continue Reading...

Nationwide Marijuana Legalization

Abstract There is a need to legalize marijuana and allow people an alternative source of health care to that which is provided by the pharmaceutical industry.  Big Pharma is responsible for the opioid epidemic devastating lives today.  Marijuana is a naturally occurring plant that people have used responsibly for thousands of years.  It is time to take back control of the lives of people and legalize marijuana.  This proposal explains why that would be beneficial and how the government can take action now. Introduction (Purpose and Problem) Marijuana has been legalized by many different states in recent years.  However, it… Continue Reading...

High Working Performance in Organizations

the different groups and this can hamper employee engagement and commitment (Trammell, 2014). 3. Institute an open- book management policy The creation of secretive activities or operations for a company is not effective. It is recommended that Johnson and Johnson enable and operate an open-book management policy because by providing transparency regarding how the business is fairing lets the employees to have a sense of being trusted members of the organization. In addition, employees are able to have a lot of confidence as possible regarding the future prospects of the company. In addition, if some of the aspects of the company… Continue Reading...

Uae and Japan Relations

An Analysis of Relations between United Arab Emirates and Japan In an era when American influence in the world is waning, the bipolarity of the Cold War years is being replaced by regional partnerships that are mutually beneficial for all stakeholders. Indeed, one important international partnership that has emerged over the past half century has been between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan, with both countries expanding their diplomatic presence in each other’s capitals and investing heavily in exports, most especially oil and gas to Japan with the UAE importing electronics, vehicles and various types of machinery from Japan.… Continue Reading...

Transformational Leadership and Transactional Leadership

(Cherry, 2018). Transformational leadership as a concept was formally introduced in 1978 by James McGregor Burns in a book titled ‘Leadership’. Transformational leadership has existed for the entirety of human history. However small the teams they lead were, past transformational leaders helped create solutions that helped man overcome some of the challenges he was facing at the time. In the current work environment, transformational leaders help their teams define their challenges, identify the resources they need and the resources available, inspire visions, and motivate their team members to perform at their best. This process also helps their team members grow… Continue Reading...

Things Fall Apart Literary Analysis

Okonkwo, the protagonist of Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart, exemplifies the traits of a classic tragic hero. Determined to cling to the past and its out-dated traditions and social norms, Okonkwo uses violence to maintain his power and prestige in the community. As a result, he is a feared leader even more than an effective one. Through the character of Okonkwo and the setting of the Nigerian village, author Chinua Achebe shows how things fall apart when leaders resist change. Things Fall Apart has several interrelated themes, the most notable of which is linked to the title. Okonkwo believes… Continue Reading...

Social Psychology

Social psychology is the study of human behavior in social situations, showing how social pressures and sociological variables can impact psychological phenomenon such as identity, motivation, personality, or behavior. A quintessential topic in the field of social psychology is bullying. Bullying can be studied from a public health perspective, showing how the external variables such as how a school is designed and the leadership and organizational culture of the school affects risk factors implicated in bullying behaviors or victimization patterns. Alternatively, bullying can be examined from a purely psychological perspective to reveal the factors implicated in aggressive physical or verbal… Continue Reading...

Radical Negotiation Posturing and Political Strategies Trump and Alinsky

for appropriations to fund a wall on the southwest border of the United States. Alinsky wrote a book entitled Rules for Radicals, originally published in 1971, which outlined grassroots community organizing principles for leftists to challenge the conservative establishment Alinsky and his fellow Marxists wished to destabilize. Yet although Trump is a former businessman, conservative, and supporter of virtually every cause Alinsky opposed, Trump has positioned himself as an outsider figure and used many of Alinsky’s techniques, consciously or unconsciously, to thwart his opposition. Unfortunately for the country as well as for Trump, he has also ignored some of… Continue Reading...

Chivalry the Shield and Sir Gawain

Chivalry and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Introduction In the medieval world, chivalry was a code of conduct—a principle of behavior—expected of courteous knights, as endlessly expressed by one of the most famous knights of all time, Don Quixote.[footnoteRef:2] In the medieval story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, chivalry takes center stage in the action, as the plot essentially pivots on what it means to be chivalrous and how chivalry should be embodied. Sir Gawain undergoes a moral test; the Green Knight is a kind of mythical, mystical judge who puts him through the test; and at the… Continue Reading...

Deaf Culture

show that the phonocentric society is guilty of ethnocentrism in more ways than one. Elliot’s book even raises the further question of intersectionality in Deaf culture to show how power and privilege are meted out. In other words, phonocentrism is another form of ethnocentrism. One of the features of a phonocentric society is hearization. Hearization is the process of privileging one language over another, just as English is privileged over other languages. Instead of learning sign language(s), the phonocentric person expects the Deaf individual to conform to their system of coding and encoding. The process proves detrimental to psychological… Continue Reading...

Social Media and Fake Newa

Media and Society: The Problem of Too Much Fake News Is the era of fake news becoming too dangerous for our families today? As Jones (2013) notes, communication media in the digital world is a powerful tool that we all must be mindful of lest we risk using it poorly and causing more harm than good. With the recent news faux pas involving a group of high school Catholic boys being harassed by a group of protestors yet getting blamed by news media right and left, getting “doxxed” by celebrities calling for blood, and receiving death threats all over an… Continue Reading...

Good Management and Leadership Skills

Reflecting on Management 1 The new managerial skills that I learned about were related to the importance and value of managing an environment (not just workers) so as to cultivate a workplace culture that promotes the vision and goals of the organization (Daft, 2015). To this end, I learned about how crucial it is to have a sense of duty and ethics and have the ability to communicate this sense to workers. As Schyns and Schilling (2013) show, when leaders and managers fail to lead by example, they create a divide between employees and management that can quickly lead to… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics Practices Compliance Auditing

Global Risks Climate change is something affecting all countries, with particular relevance to low-lying coastal regions. Island nations in the Indian Ocean, for example, and the dozens of nations in the Caribbean are at risk of inundation not just from the constantly rising sea levels from melting glacial ice in polar regions. Climate change leads to warming ocean waters, which in turn lead to more frequent and more severe storms. In addition to island nations, low-lying coastal regions on mainland continents will also become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate change does impact other regions of the… Continue Reading...

Why Don T We Listen Better Book Review

Don't We Listen Better? Communicating & Connecting in Relationships is an amazing book that essentially demystifies the art of active listening. The overriding message that the book seeks to present is that via the development of better listening skills, an individual can improve the way he relates with others. Throughout the book, Petersen makes use of a humorous tone to simplify various techniques that readers could apply in practical settings to further enhance their listening skills. For instance, in seeking to teach readers how to ignore the urge to interrupt others mid-sentence, the author recommends the “teeth marks in… Continue Reading...

Visionary Leadership Of Nelson Mandela

Visionary Leadership After being detained in prison for 27 years, Nelson Mandela walked out of Prison to lead South Africans in their quest to break free from Apartheid rule. He became the first Black president of the Republic of South Africa and led a robust reconciliation effort that helped Blacks and Whites in South Africa forgive one another and find common ground to work on to help build South Africa. For these efforts, Nelson Mandela won the Nobel Peace Prize. Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 in Transkei and went on to be a student of law at Fort Hare… Continue Reading...

How to Explain the Existence Of Evil

Apologetics: Evil, Suffering and Hell 1. What are some of the facts of history and experience that give rise to the problem this course calls the problem of evil? The facts of history and experience that give rise to the problem of evil are primarily war, pain, death—i.e., suffering. This is what Lewis describes as the problem of pain: Why would a good God create a world wherein people suffer and are doomed to die? Why does it seem, moreover, that innocent people suffer? These are the questions that Lewis asks, noting in particularly that “all civilisations pass away and,… Continue Reading...

Masterpiece - Seeing Yourself As God's Work Of Art Changes Everything

2011). The situation is likely to get worse if nothing is done, fast! The book offers an alternative way of life. In essence, the book teaches (or rather reminds us) that we are God’s beloved children and that our father in heaven would not hesitate to pour his blessings upon us if we embrace his ways. God is merciful and willing to forgive us if we adopt a new identity in Jesus Christ. Instead of seeking joy elsewhere, we can grow it right below our feet by walking a new path. This is to say that the only path… Continue Reading...

Analysis Of Six Themes in Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Introduction The company selected is Dar Almanthour for Fragrance. The company was established in the year 2000 by the owner, Mr. Therar AlTararwa. The key products retailed by the company comprise of Bakhour, perfumes, scents, perfume oil and designed boxes for formal events. It started off with his friend at work wanting to sell his own made up fragrance and offered Mr. Therar AlTararwa to sell these fragrances to his family and when he did Mr. Al Tararwa saw an opportunity that selling these fragrances made money and so he wanted to get in the game he bought dozens… Continue Reading...

Fieldwork Report for Special Education Classroom

Fieldwork Paper and Fieldwork Form The purpose of the fieldwork is to observe the two certified special education teachers and make connections to course content within real world classroom settings. One of the schools where the observation was conducted is P.S. / I.S. 266 whose address is 74-10 Commonwealth Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11426 (P.S. / I.S. 266, 2018). The school, which falls under New York City Public Schools district, is a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade learning institution that was established in September 2003 and has a student population of nearly 700 students. The second school is CLASP, which is located… Continue Reading...

Philosophical Inquiries and the Nature Of Science

jokes on philosophers. Jokes have for a long time been known to really move the masses. His most recent book, The Grand Design, co authored by Leonard Mlodinow, starts by scrutinizing the nature of reality, the beginning of all things and the purpose of God. He then claims these to be matters of philosophy, which is in itself dead. Philosophy, according to him, is not at par with the current trends in science. This leaves science as the sole tool for increase of knowledge (Hawkings & Mlodinow, 2010). Such books are well received by the society in general, and… Continue Reading...

Fraud and Accounting Balance Sheets

used today, records the organization’s assets in one column or book versus liabilities, or claims on those assets (p.252). The term “dual entry” came into practice given both records were listed in dual columns. Still, some substantial innovations have taken place since the early days of double-entry bookkeeping, most notably the advent of technology such as computers to compute assets and store data. The actual book of originally-recorded assets in real time now called a journal and the book which records the cumulative data is called a ledger. Debits and credits are the terms are now the preferred terms… Continue Reading...

Positive and Negative Stress in the Workplace

1. Introduction The modern 21st century has posed new challenges for the organizations to survive and grow (Smith et al. 2010). As they are operated and managed by human beings, the challenges are ultimately faced by the individuals who are responsible for making decisions and implementing them (Nieuwenhuizen, Weiss and Rossouw, 2009). As challenges are multifaceted, and human lives are divided into various aspects, it is difficult to excel in every field. The gap between desired and actual state of mind leads to stress and has a high impact on employee performance and productivity. The concept of supervision is not… Continue Reading...

Venture Capital and Industry Description

Background Investible PTY LTD. offers a degree that distinguishes and creates pioneering capability and limits the risk of pre-IPO speculation. The organization gives business constructing projects; and creates a pipeline of investible companies and startup organized functionality. It offers the “lab,” expert enterprise development and execution motor that ensures individuals are geared up with the gadgets to collect and process data, create further decisions, networks, and additionally put in place compliances. Investible acts as the admission to an association of startup funding, which can open doorways to potential partners for businesses and the firm. Investible PTY LTD modified into consolidated… Continue Reading...

The Christian Culture Christianitas and Barbarian Cultures Germanitas

specifically, Roman Catholicism. Gregory of Tours writes about this conversion in book 2 of his ten books on the “History of the Franks.” He says; “Like some new Constantine he stepped forward to the baptismal pool, ready to wash away the sores of his old leprosy and to be cleansed in flowing water from the sordid stains which he had borne so long. As he advanced for his baptism, the holy man of God addressed him in these pregnant words: ‘Bow your head in meekness, Sicamber. Worship what you have burnt, burn what you have been wont to worship.’… Continue Reading...

Is God a Good God

Personal Theodicy Theodicy is the vindication or justification of divine goodness in spite of the evidence of a world where evil exists. When one has faith in the divine goodness of God, the question of why God allows evil things to happen is one that is not troublesome; it is one when one has no faith or has doubts that the question becomes pertinent. Thus, it is helpful to explain how and why a good God would allow evil to exist and evil things to befall innocent people so that others might come to believe or might come to believe… Continue Reading...

The Amazing Clara Barton

Clara Barton Introduction In any discussion of pioneers of Human Services, one name should immediately come to mind—Clara Barton. This self-taught nurse and founder of the American Red Cross left of legacy of humanitarian aid behind when she died in 1912. Born in 1821, she served as a hospital nurse in the American Civil War and became a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1973. This paper will provide the background biographical information on Clara Barton, discuss her most significant contribution to Human Services, describe where she did her work, and explain her legacy. Biographical Information Clara… Continue Reading...

Israel S Human Rights Violations

in chapter 18 (Human Rights and Forced Migration)[footnoteRef:7] of the book “human rights: politics and practice” forced migration represents the negative migration form that is often caused by exploitation, persecution, and development. Prohibiting forced migration is important for the purpose of preventing an instance where civilians become refugees. It has been evidenced that Israeli government has used the law to perpetuate and conceal acts of racism against Ethiopian-Jews. This has taken a toll on the democratic space of the Israeli community occasioning a lot of conflict, distrust, and discriminative legislative actions. A strained political environment works negatively for the… Continue Reading...

Challenges Of Command and Control Leadership

Leadership and Change Leadership is defined as the ability of an individual to influence and guide his or her followers. Therefore, the leader is required to make sound decisions, create and articulate a clear vision, establish goals that are achievable, and provide the followers with the necessary knowledge and tools for them to achieve goals. There are different leadership styles that leaders follow or adhere to. The most common of them being the command and control leadership style. While it might be the most common leadership style in use today, that does not mean that it is the most effective… Continue Reading...

New Equipment Development on Operation Influence Of Air Force

1. Influence of Air Force New Equipment Development on Operation 2. Introduction Having been incepted in 1947, the United States Air Force (USAF) is effectively the country’s youngest military formation. It is important to note, from the onset, that USAF came to be as a consequence of the need to ensure that the U.S. has a decisive advantage as far as the character of warfare is concerned. This is more so the case in reference to long-range bombing. The USAF has, since then, continued to be seen as the force of the future. It therefore follows that the relevance of… Continue Reading...

Evaluating a Health Program

Alzheimer’s Intervention Evaluation Introduction This paper provides a basic evaluation plan for evaluating a health program for elderly patients with Alzheimer’s. The health program focuses on designing and implementing an open space concept for the patient, having a social worker regularly meet with the patient and loved one or caretakers to ensure support, having family therapy sessions available for loved ones acting as caretakers if they should want it and providing a falls prevention initiative through training in an exercise routine to strengthen the balance and agility of the elderly person—all of which are considered vital aspects to improving the… Continue Reading...

Canadian Society Global Perspectives

Canadian Society: Global Perspectives This book comprises of a collection of literary works selected by Timothy McCauley and Janice Hill and is especially targeted to provide scholarly insight and understanding for students taking courses on sociology. Imperatively, the book lays emphasis on sociological points of view that take into account aspects such as diversity, ethnicity, identity, race, gender, family, as well as socialization. In this regard, the authors assimilate these sociological issues in the context of Canada and the manner in which it is linked to international patterns and processes.… Continue Reading...

Faith Reason and Worship

One of the arguments made by atheists against the existence of God is that there is just no hard, empirical evidence for His existence. Everything ultimately comes down to faith. One believes because one wants to believe—one has faith in God. While it is true that faith is necessary to believe in God, it is false and foolish to say that there is no evidence for God’s existence (Psalm 14:1). Why is it foolish? The reason is simple: the evidence is all around us and all we have to do is admit our own smallness in order to better see… Continue Reading...

John Ortberg’s the Life You’ve Always Wanted

4-MAT book Review of John Ortberg’s The Life You’ve Always Wanted Summary The author of the book The Life You’ve Always Wanted is John Ortberg. The publisher is Zondervan and the book was published in 2004. The book is about transforming one’s self to be the Christian God wants one to be. Spiritual transformation, however, requires training: one cannot run a marathon unless one spends time getting ready—and so too one cannot expect to transform one’s spiritual life unless one engages in some spiritual training.… Continue Reading...

Conflict and Negotiation the Bophuthatswana Crisis Of 1994

Conflict & Negotiation The Bophuthatswana crisis of 1994 The Bophuthatswana crisis of 1994 entailed a devastating political crisis which started when the Bophuthatswana president, Lucas Mangope, made an attempt at crushing the widespread demonstrations and labor unrest from the people of South Africa as they demanded incorporation of the Bophuthatswana territory into the South African region pending the first multiracial election in 1994 (Holomisa, 2011; Lawrence & Manson1, 1994). Lucas Mangope was a Bantustan (Lentz, 2014). The crisis provoked violent protests after President Mangope made an announcement in 7th March 1994 to the effect that Bophuthatswana was intending to boycott… Continue Reading...

Cult Of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity

a right way for a Christian to honor a saint—and a wrong way. The book helps substantially in explaining that the cult of the saints was a unique phenomenon in history that cannot be understood using the modern “two-tier model” because the model simply does not apply or provide an adequate explanation of what happened. Brown is very successful in making his point because he gives, again and again, page after page, clear and vivid details of the reality of the situation that was the early Church in late antiquity. He provides the correct lens that a historian should… Continue Reading...

The Elderly in America and Their Quality Of Life

Lecture Script: The Elderly – Living Life to the Fullest Today, there are approximately 53.5 million elderly people aged 65 years or older living in the United States, accounting for about 16% of the total population (United States people, 2019). This demographic group is also the fastest growing in the country, and current projections indicate the there will be far more elderly people in the foreseeable future who are living to even older ages. Indeed, some scientists believe that due to ongoing innovations in health care and medical device technologies, humans born today could live to reach 150 years and… Continue Reading...

Privatization Of Space Travel

Introduction Most application of economic policy is done on either the national, supranational or subnational scales. Seldom is economic policy enacted on the non-national scale. Yet, there is the question of whether there is benefit to applying economic doctrine to space exploration. There is a corollary, in Antarctica, where various nations have signed a treaty committing to scientific activity only on that continent, and not economic activity. Yet, realistically, with space the horse is well out of the barn. Nations all over the world have launched satellites, thus far, and the more powerful nations have engaged in a broader scope… Continue Reading...

Managerial Accounting and Business Ethics

them in making positive alterations within the organization. Within the accounting field, competencies vary from basic book keeping and required communication, to problem solving and financial analysis. In regard to product liability, management accountants are expected to acknowledge and deal with intricate issues and at the same time efficaciously communicate their findings to others within the company. Conflicts of Interest A management accountant might be faced with a conflict of interest when undertaking his or her professional service. In delineation, a conflict of interest generates a risk to impartiality and may generate threat to other key ethical principles. A… Continue Reading...

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy: America’s Most Infamous Serial Killer Abstract  While Ted Bundy is neither the most prolific nor the most horrific serial killer in America, he is one of the best known of American serial killers.  This essay explores the reasons for Bundy’s infamy.  It will explore Bundy’s normal guy persona and how that not only helped him gain his victims’ trust, but also helped foster public fascination with Bundy.  Bundy committed crimes across multiple states, which helped create national awareness of his crimes at a time when crime reporting was still often confined to local areas.  He had multiple successful… Continue Reading...

Evil and the Existence Of God

1. Using the language of possible worlds, explain what it means to say that ‘p is consistent with q.’ The idea that p is consistent with q is a logical premise that supposes there is a world in which p and q can both be true. This premise contrasts with the premise that p is contradictory of q, which states that if p is true, q must be false and there can be no possible world in which both are true and neither can there be one in which both are false. The idea here is that when p is… Continue Reading...

Black Power and Black Feminism

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idea and one he wrote about often. Collins begins her book Black Feminist Thought by examining the teachings of a black feminist who called on African American women to create their own sense of self-reliance. Collins notes that Maria Stewart “urged Black women to forge self definitions of self reliance and independence” because there were too many “negative images of Black womanhood” in her own day: something had to be done to make Black women feel more empowered, and no one could do it for them—they had to do it on their own, which was why… Continue Reading...

Evil and the Holy Cross

Personal Theodicy Apologetics The problem of evil is something everyone has to face sooner or later. As Schlesinger points out, philosophers want to understand “why there is any suffering in the world at all.”[footnoteRef:2] The problem with a philosophical approach to suffering is that it does not reveal the whole story or the whole picture of why suffering (evil) exists. Religion, on the other hand, does provide that whole story—and depending on the religion, the story will be a little different. Christianity teaches that evil is a result of sin—that it is not something that came of its own into… Continue Reading...

Nursing Leadership and Competency Evaluation

Introduction Senior nursing staff ought to aid peers in their career development through helping them practically employ theoretical knowledge and promoting testing of novel skills within an encouraging, safe work climate. This illustrates a combination of leadership and developmental tasks, that together lead to the creation of proficient practitioners via practice-grounded learning. These nursing personnel ought to employ a supportive approach to leadership, incorporating mentorship, guidance and tutoring as their key values. Substantial support on the part of nursing supervisors is known to decrease emotional fatigue and buffer adverse impacts of their work environment. Thus, it would prove especially advantageous… Continue Reading...

The Trial Of Socrates

The Defense of Socrates Plato’s Apology also known as the part of the sequence of the Trial of Socrates scenes shows the famous philosopher pleading his defense before the committee of Athens that has decided it is his fate to die for corrupting the youth. His sentence does not bother him and he respects the decision of the state, acknowledging that it has the right to decide these matters. He objects, however, to the notion that he is being harmed by the decision, as it is his belief that the lesser cannot harm the greater. The greater, by virtue of… Continue Reading...

How Will Brexit Happen

Introduction The people of the UK voted to leave the EU in 2016. Article 50 was submitted in March 2017, and discussions since then have focused mainly on how England would trade with the EU once it was formally no longer a member of the EU. Much of the hand-wringing done since then has been over how Britain would manage the separation: would there be a “soft deal,” a “hard deal,” no deal, a delayed deal? The questions continue to be asked, so it is important to understand what is at stake in each case. This paper will examine the… Continue Reading...

Parent and Teacher Communication

Parent Communication Plan Introduction Parent-teacher communication is one of the bedrocks of education. The reason for this is that education is not something that solely transpires in the classroom. It extends outside its walls and continues on into the real world. The student’s home is one area where education also occurs, and that is not the realm of the teacher but rather of the parent. Thus, to ensure that both parent and teacher are on the same page and are communicating the same vital messages and lessons to the child, it is wise that they themselves communicate with one another,… Continue Reading...

Neurofibromatosis

Introduction According to Gutmann et al. (2017) neurofibromatosis is a group of three conditions whereby tumors grow in the nervous system. These conditions are neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), neurofibromatosis type II (NF2), and schwannomatosis. It is considered to be a genetic disorder of the nervous system. Neurofibromatosis mainly affects the development and growth of nerve cell tissue. The tumors can develop anywhere in the nervous systems including spinal cord, brain, and nerves. These tumors are mostly noncancerous, however, there have been instances when they do become cancerous. The most common condition is NF1. Schwannomatosis is the most recent and it… Continue Reading...

Intervention Plan for Valuing Diversity

Topic for intervention plan: Valuing Diversity About the topic Cultivating a diverse workforce can have great power in a corporation. Diversity can be brought about by a different race, demographic, age, residing locations, culture, or even language. Therefore, diversity is not about these categories but about anything that differences one individual from another. It could be ideas skills, thoughts, knowledge, geography, culture or opinions. An organization can achieve diversity by including the differences among the people in the mix when making critical decisions, generating new ideas and solutions to the challenges they face internally as well as to the external… Continue Reading...

Nerdwallet's Marketing Analysis and Strategy

Competition Marketing strategies are longstanding, progressive-leaning approaches to planning with the key objective of attaining a sustainable competitive advantage. They are approaches that are employed laying emphasis on the business and marketing efforts. Our company faces direct and intense competition from Colloquy.com, Points.com, and Nerdwallet.com. The key marketing strategy employed by Points.com is points exchange through its website and company blog. Consumers take part in several loyalty programs but the actuality is that the miles as well as points in all of these various programs never amass to amounts that in fact result to awards. In this regard, Points.com permits… Continue Reading...

The Rise Of State and Its Advantages

Rise of State As we think on how much we are advanced as compared to our ancestors, one big question lingers: Are we happier than the ancestors? Historians have been known to evade this disturbing question. According to Harari (2014), our judgement of any given religion largely depends on whether it lowered or raised global happiness levels. Some 2.5 million years back, our ancestors purely relied on stone tools. Come 250,000 years ago, they had come up with crude methods of making food palatable, that is with fire. Scavenging without tools is an old survival technique, as is hunting with… Continue Reading...

Why R2p Does Not Work

Though Gareth Evans identifies a continued need or justification for the responsibility to protect (R2P) by citing the existence of mass atrocities around the world even to this day,[footnoteRef:2] there is a contrary perspective that indicates the political and imperial manner in which the R2P doctrine can be used as a cover for hegemonic aims.[footnoteRef:3] Humanitarian intervention has been used as the excuse of the West, for instance, in various invasions around the world since 9/11 (but well before that as well) on up to the current crisis in Venezuela, over which the U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and Sen.… Continue Reading...

Homeland Security and the Distinction Between Isr and Iaa

Americans not to co-operate with them hence hindering the operations of the department. Air Forces North (AFNORTH) IAA Handbook The book serves to ensure that the processes and relations pertaining to the use of the Homeland Department are laid bare to the public. The book provides an overview of the entire spectrum of the capabilities of the homeland security department. The availability of the manual on the website is to ensure the unity of the agencies that are involved in responding to incidents that occur in the American soil whether natural or man-made (Cannon, 2011). The fact that different agencies are… Continue Reading...

Technologies Used by Isis the Terrorist Organizations

Terrorist organizations and terrorists are exploiting social media and the internet resources for the purpose of committing terrorist activities and for the facilitation of wide-ranging terrorist activities including radicalization, incitement, training, recruitment, communications, information gathering, planning, financing, and preparation (United Nations, n.d). Technology has quickly become a fundamental component of the modern day society. Technology governs itself therefore making it possible for terrorists to utilize it for the purpose of advancing their terrorism. Modern terrorism has become unpredictable and instantaneous thanks to technology. Technology has made it possible for terrorists to target large audiences and bring terror right into the… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

Abstract This paper looks at the public policy of R2P and humanitarian intervention abroad, which serves as a major drain on American resources and benefits a foreign country more than it does the U.S. The money spent on these wars waged under the banner of R2P could be better spent on projects at home. The solution to this flawed policy is to address the elephant in the room, which is the Israeli lobby, to end the wars in the Middle East and put that money into healthcare, education or infrastructure back home, and to deny the persons in the State… Continue Reading...

Globalization and Major Programmes

Introduction Projects are the basic elementary units or constituents of development. Devoid of fruitful project identification, preparation and execution, development plans are merely aspirations and developing nations would continue to be stationary or even retrogress. Projects can be deemed to be the implements of policy implementation to scrutinize the disparity between theory and reality. In accordance to Gittinger (1972), projects can be perceived to be the “cutting edge” of development administration. The development project is a distinctive sort of investment. This terminology signifies dedication, some minimum size, a distinct location, the institution of something qualitatively novel, and the anticipation that… Continue Reading...

Ethical Decision Making

Introduction Ethical dilemmas take place when a circumstance necessitates one to choose amongst alternatives that generates a values conflict amongst the various organizational stakeholders. One of the major contemporary ethical dilemmas is the use of social media. In the present-day organizational setting and the advancement of technology, social media has become a significant business marketing tool, and it a fundamental part in the lives of personnel (Massotte, 2017). The progressing nature of social media implies that it is becoming more challenging to make a distinction between personal and professional within the organization in terms of a social media setting. This… Continue Reading...

Christianity and Paganism in Beowulf

Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons Part 1: Introduction Although the epic Old English poem Beowulf has all the characteristics of myth and legend that pertain to fiction, as a historical document it is useful in teaching about the past—the values and culture of the medieval Anglo-Saxon society and how Christian culture intersected with the pagan world at a time when Christian conversion was spreading. Not only does Beowulf refer to real kings of the time, thus grounding the story in a specific historical reality, but it also describes a culture of co-existence—an old world people and place situated neatly between paganism… Continue Reading...

Business Ethics in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Crisis Management in VW’s ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal Trust is the most important factor in the success of any organization. This trust extends to all levels of stakeholders. If customers feel that they cannot trust the company for any reason, they will not purchase their products. Stakeholders have to trust that the organization will make sound business decisions to keep profits high and manage value. This is becoming even more prominent in the global economy when people of different cultures must interact with each other. The most important factor is that customers and other shareholders have to be able to believe the… Continue Reading...

Rousseau and Human Rights

1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Rousseau stated in his Social Contract that “Man is born free—and everywhere he is in chains.”[footnoteRef:2] The insistence on man’s nature right of freedom from the Enlightenment Era philosopher helped pave the way for the French Revolution with its insistence on liberty, fraternity and equality. A century and a half later, those same ideals would still hold significant appeal for the Western nations, especially following two World Wars in the 20th century that decimated Europe and parts of Asia. Liberalism was the main driver of the UN’s declaration of human rights—but the coming Cold… Continue Reading...

Qi Gong Religion and China

and medicine guru in 1858. He used past knowledge to compile a book called ‘Key Techniques to Strengthen Health’ (Liu 59). He based his arguments on prevention rather than treatment through exercising Qi Gong. The period before the foundation of the People's Republic of China had several other physicians who contributed to the practice of Qi Gong. Such included Wu Shang Xian, Wang Zu Yuan, and Zhang Xi Chun. The period following the formation of the Republic of China also had several advancements and practices of the skill. Among the people known to practice it was Jiang Wei Qiao… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

Ethical Considerations for the Use of Technology to Meet Selected Homeland Security Objectives Introduction The Digital Age has transformed the way the world works for better or worse. Technology exists to bring down nations’ infrastructures without ever firing a missile (Ten, Manimaran & Liu, 2010). New technology has been developed that can allow agencies to spy, snoop, monitor, and retrieve conversations had online, through email, on cell phones, or via text messaging. To meet security needs, using this technology has very real and practical advantages. At the same time, there are privacy rules and regulations that have to be considered… Continue Reading...

Fortnite

Abstract  The video game Fortnite, which was originally released July 21, 2017, has become increasingly popular over the last two years.  In fact, it is not an exaggeration to say that Fortnite is the video game of the summer of 2019.  Children of all ages, but especially younger children, have spent their summers playing this video game.  However, many adults, especially older generation adults, really do not understand what the Fortnite fuss is about.  This tutorial covers the basics of Fortnite.  It answers questions like: what is Fortnite; how do you get Fortnite; how do you play Fortnite; and what… Continue Reading...

How Socialization Affects a Person

Socialization Typical socialization agents that most people are exposed to from a young age include family—mother, father, brothers or sisters, grandparents, cousins, uncles, aunts and so on—then there are neighbors, teachers, peers at school. Other socialization agents include people at church, people on the TV that the children watch—even if they are cartoon characters, they still represent a socialization agent in a way. Over time these socialization agents will change. The individual will stop relying so much on family and start focusing more on technology or mass media or peers or school or religion for socialization. Family is probably the… Continue Reading...

Medication Error Disclosure Ethics and Legalities

There is a common saying that nobody is perfect. No human being is immune to errors and mistakes from time to time. Not even trained professionals in the course of discharging their duties and roles. In a medical setting, the cost of even the simplest of errors could be immense. For this reason, it would be prudent to assess/examine the legal and ethical implications of disclosure and non-disclosure of a personal error and the course of action that would be most appropriate when medication errors are detected. Further, it would also be prudent to evaluate strategies and approaches to minimize… Continue Reading...

Why the Beatles Were Loved

Lennon, who felt it was much too churchy to count as good music (White). Records Held According to the Guinness book of World Records, the Beatles have more sales than any other musical group in history: “All-time sales have been estimated by EMI at over one billion discs and tapes to date. In 2001, they had been certified for album sales of 163.5 million in the US alone. The band has numerous other world records, including that for most recorded song - Lennon and McCartney's ‘Yesterday’ had 1,600 versions recorded between 1965 and January 1, 1986. Also, their album titled 1,… Continue Reading...