Growing up in a Large City
The world is becoming increasingly urbanized, with more than half the world's people already living it cities. By 2030, 60% of the world's people will live in cities, in contrast to 30% in 1950 (orld Bank, 2010). ith this increased urbanization come a number of benefits to people, but this high degree of urbanization also comes with drawbacks as well. For children growing up in cities in particular there are distinct advantages and disadvantages. Overall, however, growing up in cities is a generally beneficial experience, especially in comparison with growing up in a suburban community.
One of the biggest advantages of growing up in a city is that it prepares one for modern living. ith the world becoming increasingly urbanized, it is important for people to become functional in an urban environment. City living has a distinct pace and feel, so it is essential…… [Read More]
I did talk to her and it did help. She was very reassuring and said I could call her anytime. With my first child, I called her nearly every day for advice on what to do. I remember once I fed the baby orange juice and all of a sudden she threw it up -- it shot across the room and really scared me. I called my husband's mother and she said I needed to dilute it before I fed it to the baby -- either that, or buy "baby orange juice" for her. It wasn't just the physical aspects of their care that worried me. I wasn't sure how to relate to them. My husband said, "Just relate to them as little human beings," and of course, that is what they are. But it wasn't quite that simple. How much should I hold them? When should I be strict…… [Read More]
Growing Up Male or Female in America
Although the status of women in America has improved significantly in the recent past, women in today's American society still face a number of unique challenges. Growing up female in America thus still remains relatively challenging. This text highlights why girls in today's American society still face greater challenges than their male counterparts and how the situation is likely to unfold going forward. Further, the text offers suggestions on how the gender-related challenges facing children as they grow up can be eased.
Growing up Male of Female in America
According to Seeman, it can be argued "that girls face certain challenges in early adolescence that boys do not face" (77). A number of reasons can be presented in support of this assertion. One of the reasons that have been brought forward for this has got to do with the existing gender differences especially…… [Read More]
Growing up female in American often puts you at a disadvantage. It often seems there are many more opportunities open to men than women in America, even today. Throw in any kind of curve, such as ethnicity or religious background, and the gap between men and women, American and "foreigner," widens. People are not always what they seem on the outside, you know. Take your narrator, for example. A twenty-six-year-old female, born in the United States, and grew up in Forestville, Maryland. This could be anyone in the world. Except, it is not. It is a real person with real ideals and real emotions. Throw in the title "Pakistani Muslim," and the complete package changes. To some people, this person changes simply because of that title. Life is definitely more difficult because of that title.
The family neighborhood in Forestville is not what you might think. It is not a…… [Read More]
A achieved freedom from Buffet's insightful remark about "right truth." I realized that I have limited my knowledge and ability to explore and discover because I have set myself to look only for the "right truth." Without me knowing it, the truth that I have been seeking is not so much about another person's viewpoint, but my own, personal philosophy -- my statement of truth as I have experienced and lived it. It is through the Buffet quote that I began to acknowledge that I can be both recipient and producer of knowledge, exploring knowledge about life while at the same time, sharing it with others through my own interpretation, my "version" of the 'right truth.'
Creating a personal philosophy or my version of the 'right truth' developed my self-confidence and increased my perceived self-worth. These are important developments in my personality induced by Buffet's statement, since it inspired me…… [Read More]
Growing up means more than simply aging, becoming taller, bigger, etc., it also involves a certain amount of intellectual and emotional maturing. This means that in order to grow up, people must dispel childish notions and beliefs, and come to have a deeper understanding of life. Money, or more properly economics, and how people deal with it, understand it, and relate to it is often a measure of how mature a person has become. Financial success can be an effective way to calculate how well a person has matured, however, if taken too far it can also lead to a loss of human emotions and feelings. Two short stories which deal with the subject of maturity and money are The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara, and Tobias Wolff's The ich Brother. Both of these stories have money at their center, and both seek to send a message, however, both stories…… [Read More]
" (Clarke, 34). They also stress the importance of not making the rules immutable; this is because if they cannot be changed, they effectively function as the child's structure; instead the structure itself should maintain its implicit properties through plastic rule-making.
In addition to boundaries, children need to be nurtured. Still, this nurturing need not be boundless smothering, but instead should be restrained, assertive, and supportive care. One key to nurturing one's child in this manner has to do with the mechanisms through which we reassure them and ourselves when things go wrong. Clarke and Dawson call this practice discounting. Essentially, parents need to empower their children to face their fears and problems, rather than demeaning their concerns.
ith this general methodology outlined, Clarke and Dawson attempt to specify how parenting should change as children enter different stages of their lives. Their overall plan for this is to merely take…… [Read More]
Women who are smart and accomplished feel pressure to be extremely thin, look good in tight clothing, wear high heels, and to constantly create a pleasing visual spectacle -- even when they are just enjoying themselves in a casual and relaxed fashion. Women must always justify their existence with a show of extreme femininity -- they can never simply be themselves.
There is a paradox that Asian women can never satisfy: on one hand, within the family the perfect Asian woman is supposed to be childlike and girlish and to know nothing about sex. On the other hand, the images of the mass media suggest that the ideal Asian woman is hyper-sexualized. No matter how a woman behaves, there is always a sense of guilt and of being incomplete because there is no way a single woman can embody both images. Even people from outside the culture tend to see…… [Read More]
"Alllllllllright now, the party can begin, Uncle Pete is here," my father attempted to catch his brother at the door and stop his entrance salutation. He was not quick enough. "Pete, hold it down this year a bit will ya, Millie is in the dumps with the Kennedy thing and it was all I could do to keep the Dinner on."
"Okay Joe, but if anybody got a right to be sad its you and me, after all they killed him because he was Irish ya know?"
At that my mother came bursting out of the kitchen, "What the hell are you talking about, killed him because he was Irish, they assassinated him because he was Catholic! Irish, Jesus you have got to be kidding."
"Hey now," said Pete, "You know he was on the side of the IRA and his father was one of them that probably supplied them…… [Read More]
Sarty realizes that his family's circumstances are the direct result of his father's actions and he slowly begins to realize that, as a man, he does not to life the kind of life his father did. However, if he decides to life a life different from that of his father, he knows he must break away from his family altogether. This will do two things for Sarty. It will set him free and it will end the destruction in his life. Sarty also knows that the sooner he makes his move toward a better life, the closer he will be to these things.
Things change for Sarty on the de Spain plantation. Abner could see nothing good about the plantation. Sarty, however, saw hope along with his father behaving foolishly. In a moment of frustration, Abner rubs dirt on the carpet -- a deed which requires Sarty's sisters the better…… [Read More]
There are many theorist who attempt explain or describe the different stages of development. Freud talks about the individuals stages of psychosexual development. According to Freud there are five stages of psychosexual development. Erickson talks about the eight stages of psychosocial development. Piaget discussed four different stages of cognitive development. In this paper I will discuss these theorist and their theories of development, through middle and late childhood and adolescents. I will also utilize different aspects of these theories to create my own theories.
Erikson's five stages of psychosocial development go from birth to adolescents and the other three describes adulthood (Kendra, 2010). In the first stage trust vs. mistrust, goes from birth to one-year-old. In this stage of development trust is developed based on dependability and quality of the child's caregiver. The second stage is autonomy vs. shame and doubt; this is the early childhood stage which…… [Read More]
growing up one of my favorite daily activities was the pleasure of reading the daily newspaper. The daily newspaper was my primary source of information regarding the local community, my favorite athletic teams, entertainment news, and, of course, the comics. At the time, in the days before the proliferation of the internet, I never envisioned that the daily newspaper that I had known since I was a small child would ever stop appearing at my front door. Yet, just a few years later, the reality that this might occur is not only possible it is highly probable.
The recent years have not been kind to the newspapers (Perez-Pena, 2008). Even the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are experiencing decreasing readership and lessening advertisement interest. Cities that had once eagerly supported three or four different daily newspapers are now struggling to support one. In many moderately sized communities…… [Read More]
Slut! Growing Up Female With a Bad eputation" author Leorna Tanenbaum has skillfully tackled the highly controversial subject of labeling. While it appears to be about the negative impact of being called a 'whore' or a 'slut', deep down this essay reflects the sentiments of every victim of labeling. When a person is labeled, he becomes a subject of negative scrutiny, which compels him to either adopt the very behavior that befits the label or start behaving in a completely opposite manner in sheer desperation to get rid of the label. What we don't realize is that the victim goes through immense agony and mental torture as she starts to either conform to the label or oppose it. Both roads are equally dangerous since they reflect a tortured soul that was forced to take a path that he/she would have otherwise avoided. For example a woman who is called a…… [Read More]
The data sample will also be characterized and the structure of the sample will be put into consideration .at the final stage of the initial data analysis the findings are documented and any corrections that are deemed important are made at this stage. The main data analysis phase follows that is aimed at answering the actual research question as well as any analysis that will be important when it comes to writing the first report of the research.
Future application of the research
The data that has been collected and analyzed can now be put into use. This information can be used to help immigrant students when it comes to their stay in schools. The data will be used in helping them overcome the challenges that might face them in schools so that they can be better students. The information can also be used to giving directions to schools so…… [Read More]
Growing up in Africa, I had no concept of the Western approach to mental illness. Rather than treating the mentally ill as sick people, many Africans believe that mental illness is a manifestation of something else, traditionally a curse. Therefore, the steps taken to help the person are not helpful, and, in many cases, can actually compound the underlying mental health condition. Coming to the United States, one of the most significant cultural learning experiences I had was discovering that being "crazy" is not the result of a curse, but that mental illness consists of a constellation of diseases, many of them with successful treatments, if no cures. I have remained fascinated with mental health issues and the notion that, with treatment, people suffering from mental illnesses can live happy and successful lives. This knowledge led me to become a nurse practitioner focusing on psychiatry, where I currently work…… [Read More]
Life in Post-War Ukraine
Before immigrating to the United States in 1996, I had lived my entire life in the Ukraine. I was born in 1960, only a decade and half since the Nazi occupation during World War II. As a Jew, growing up in the Ukraine was a difficult experience. Unlike most of the other countries under Nazi rule from 1939 until their liberation by the Allies in 1944 and 1945, large portions of the Ukrainian population actually welcomed the Nazis, particularly in connection with the persecution of the Jews. Entire towns of thousand of Jews whose families and heritage dated back many generations were rounded up and slaughtered, often being lined up over trenches they were forced to dig before being shot and disposed of. In many instances, the Ukrainian non-Jews were instrumental in identifying the Ukrainian Jews for the Nazis, even providing direct assistance as special units…… [Read More]
The size of the puck combined with the speed of the action cause many but the most devoted of fan to struggle keeping track of the action.
Finally, the size of the scoring area, the open net, is proportionally too small to allow for higher scoring games. The size of the net area has remained virtually unchanged for a number of years while the physical size of the goalies and their pads have increased. ockey was never a high scoring game but today's players and today's available equipment have made scoring even more difficult.
The likelihood is that hockey will never enjoy the popularity that it does in Canada (Mcenry). The natural climate of Canada is more conducive to creating interest in the game and to allowing young children with the opportunity of playing the game. Nonetheless, some minor changes in the game could undoubtedly make the game more interesting…… [Read More]
When growing up, I had this deep fascination with all sorts of mechanical and electronic items. I remember one particular instance where I almost got myself hurt after pulling off the cover of an air conditioner without disconnecting the unit's power source. I was seeking to find out how the unit worked/operated from the inside. At the time, I was only 12 years old. o date, my fascination with items of an electronic or mechanical nature has never ceased. Indeed, this could have largely influenced my choice of career. In the short-run, I plan to first complete my bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering after which I will pursue an MS in the same. he graduate degree is part and parcel of my long-term plans. In addition to fine tuning my skills, the graduate degree will further enhance my competitiveness. With a bachelors degree in Industrial and…… [Read More]
Growing up, I had frequently heard the expression, "you gotta get back on the horse," but did not really give much thought to how that statement might apply to my life. I rode horses frequently, but I was a good rider and had been riding since I was very young, and did not give much thought to the idea of falling. After all, falling off a horse was something that happened to other people; people who could not ride or who acted irresponsibly. Then, of course, came the inevitable day that I was thrown from my horse, and I learned the true meaning behind that saying. Though it is a pithy, the saying "you gotta get back on the horse" encapsulates three of life's critical lessons: everyone falls; falling hurts; and the fear of falling will paralyze you if you let it.
Dancer was my horse, and I…… [Read More]
privilege of growing up in a suburban community that was largely homogenous I really never had much exposure to feeling different until I reached high school. In my home town, the closest anyone actually seemed to being considered different was if their parents were divorced. Entering high school, however, exposed me to several different new cultures and religions that were remarkably different than my own and for the first time I was made to feel different or odd. Quite frankly, it was not a feeling or experience that I particularly enjoyed. In my limited experience I had never known a black or oriental person, at least on a personal level and I had never known anyone who was Jewish or Muslim. In my private, upscale high school, however, I was exposed to every conceivable culture and, I must say, as uncomfortable as I was I enjoyed it. For the first…… [Read More]
It is uncertain who was the one to bring the largest contribution to the just war theory, as certain individuals believe it was Augustine while others consider Thomas Aquinas to be responsible for the concept (ar).
There is more than one condition which can make warfare justified, with the main three notions concerning the just war theory being Jus ad bellum, Jus in bello, and Jus post bellum. The first notion involves one community going to war against another in order to do justice by either recuperating stolen lands or punishing those who committed immoralities. The Jus in bello war theory refers to combatants performing war without harming non-combatants. Jus post bellum involves a community engaging in ending a conflict consequent to leaving the offender with no options other than to surrender and to cooperate with the victor (ar).
Given the fact that warfare involves murders one can consider that…… [Read More]
Neither parent however recognizes that Fern may be telling the truth, until Charlotte begins spinning words on her web.
While Fern's uncle and aunt provide her with the opportunity to form friendships with the animals in their barn, they nevertheless also adhere to the utilitarian view of farm living. Farm animals are born and raised to serve human life, and not to provide friendship. Hence, Wilbur is fattened to become the Christmas feast. Fern is deeply involved in this life and death struggle, while the adults have no inkling of what is happening.
When Charlotte spins words in her web, Wilbur is on his way to salvation. Still, the uncle and aunt, as well as the other adults, regard this as a miracle rather than an indication of actual intelligence in the animals. Wilbur is once again used for human gain when he is taken to the fair. Here the…… [Read More]
I did not see anything that compared to this Evaluation Program at the other schools noted.
Secondly, Empire State College is considerably more flexible than a typical college, because it is truly committed to meeting the specific educational needs of working adults. In order to accommodate my busy schedule, I will be able to take a full online program through the college. This is indeed an advantage, considering the number of hours I spend at work and my sincere commitment to my family's needs.
Both distance and campus education can be advantageous to students depending on their personal needs. Each student must decide which of these offer the most effective learning style based on personal traits and interests. For some individuals, Internet courses that let students learn at their own pace and review content until completely understood is the best method. Others learn best in an on-campus environment where they…… [Read More]
On the other hand, 'resistance for liberation' may have the obverse effect causing children (in this case adolescents) to take these self-same disabling elements and use them for their growth and success.
Poverty may be a social construct but it need not tarnish an individual for life. Ultimately, the individual decides what to do with his or her life, and the same circumstances that can turn one into a drug-doped self-destructed convict can turn another into a bastion of society.
Ayers. W. A kind and just parents. The children of juvenile court
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Niobe.…… [Read More]
FedEx's 44,000) and strategy of building route density, productivity, and cost efficiency. While UPS, admittedly lagged behind FedEx in keeping pace with environmental trends, it is interesting to note that the company is now closing the gap quickly through addressing the weaknesses in its competitor's business model. Today, it is UPS, which is in a stronger position. UPS achieved this turnaround by integrating its online and core business practices, developing an open system of online services, and offering customers price and service flexibility. This strategy has not only allowed UPS to gain the leadership position in the online business segment, it has also resulted in the company's air express delivery business growing at more than double FedEx's rate.
A prima facie comparison of FedEx and UPS may lead to the conclusion that it is UPS that is relatively better placed today. However, a closer analysis will reveal that FedEx can…… [Read More]
It is very likely that many children have been less fortunate than me and that they either became drug addicts themselves or they came to live on the streets as a result of having parents who express more interest in drugs than in their own children.
My experiences are definitely traumatizing and I would not want anyone going through what I endured. Despite this, I managed to find a meaning for everything that has happened to me and I succeeded in using my forces with the purpose of improving my condition. Unlike ordinary people, I would not allow myself to be put down by the conflicts I've seen in my family, by the fact that I was often isolated, or by the emotional violence that I have been subjected to. I will certainly remember the time I spent with my family for most of my life, but the fact that…… [Read More]
There's always a danger in learning about one's self through others. As with anything, mistakes made through misinterpretation happen. But to most, the journey of exploration of cultures and people tends to be more rewarding than dangerous because it allows for expansion and adaption. Afterall, Darwin once said evolution is based on adaptation and selection. Why not adapt to the changes in society and become a stronger, smarter person from it?
Earlier it was mentioned that it might be harder for a person to identify with a cultural or racial inheritance if he or she is a member of the majority. For someone to look at the cultures of others that cannot blend in and be seen as American or British, helps the ones that can, understand perhaps their own roots and the struggles their ancestors had to endure, much the same as the recent immigrants endure now. Everything…… [Read More]
You were a blessing I will always be grateful for, and one I wish I knew how to reclaim and make a part of my journey through life again.
We didn't just have "our song," we had whole genres of music. There are some albums on my shelf that I can't really play anymore without growing despondent just thinking of you. There was never any boredom that crept into our many hurts together, but instead there was always laughter and excitement, not to mention passion. Even though we were together at work at the bar and together at home, we never seemed to get tired of each other or even really need a break from each other -- in fact, we took our breaks together, too, and our vacations -- remember our first Christmas at your parents house? Or the next year at mine? Even our families, crazy though they…… [Read More]
This is important, because utilizing technology to deliver various health care solutions will: increase collaboration, improve the underlying amounts of care and it can help to reduce costs. Once this takes place, it means that implementing various changes can be easier.
When a health care professional encounters an Asian patient in their practice, what are at least three characteristics he/she should consider in order to improve communication and cultural competence in delivering services to this patient and tell why those characteristics are important to consider.
Three characteristics that should be considered would include: family, communication and the concept of time. Family matters to Asian patients, as this is their foundation for strength and support. Communication is important, with these patients more focused on body languages and pauses (to signify substance vs. The actual words). Time will be different between the two cultures, as Asian patients will place less of an…… [Read More]
NEW ENGLAND TRADITIONS grew up in a family who moved from Boston, Massachusetts to San Diego, California. Needless to say, Thanksgiving has always been an interesting blend of staid New England cooking, blended with some laid-back California traditions with a baby-boom mother mentality of frozen and canned foods as part of the tradition.
My mother learned traditional New England cooking from her mother, and so we still ate a lot of "pot roast" and "New England boiled dinners" complete with over-boiled cabbage and corned beef, for Sunday dinner. My mother still made real Boston baked beans and brown bread for occasional Saturday night suppers, too.
Thanksgiving was always a big deal in our house, even though the rest of the family was back East, and there was only us to celebrate the day. Sometimes we would invite friends who also did not have family in San Diego. Sometimes we would…… [Read More]
Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and elationships on Campus, was written by Kathleen Bogle and published in 2008 by NKU Press. Kathleen Bogle is an assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at La Salle University, and she used her expertise in both sociology and the university setting to investigate the sexual behaviors of young adults. Bogle gathered information for this piece through interviews with college students and recent graduates, conducted from 2001 to 2006.
The main premise of Bogle's book is to enlighten readers regarding the rules and social expectations of dating and sexuality among current young adult populations. Bogle offers a detailed explanation regarding the concept of a "hook-up culture," with the term hooking-up specifically relating to the casual intimacy. Bogle outlines a very clear explanation regarding what young people mean when they discuss "hooking-up" and how different genders and sexual orientations regarding the social expectations involved. Bogle's interview…… [Read More]
Scout's Maturation in to Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird addresses many issues that were relevant at the time of its writing and which are still relevant today. The book details the financial woes of the Great Depression. It deconstructs the state of race relations in the nited States. Most importantly, however, it provides a tale about growing up and maturing in a society that has a number of deep rooted prejudices and convictions, and which frequently expects people (especially young people) to believe them without understanding them. This final aspect of this novel is its most important, because it illustrates the maturation process that Scout undergoes while growing up. Scout is able to mature throughout this book by gaining the ability to take another person's perspective to understand why he or she acts as he or she does, without simply accepting society's reasons for those actions.
The veracity…… [Read More]
I knew I did a lot of wrong in my life and had lied to my family and loved ones, but I did not think it merited being abandoned in a strange town.
As I progressed through the school I lightened up a little bit and stopped being so negative about things. I started to realize that although I hated this, I was behaving in a more responsible way and adhering to the rules set by the school. I was not lying to as many people as I had been in the past and just felt like a better person in general. When I look back on the time I spent in that I school I realize that it made me the person I am today. I knew I was getting into trouble as a teenager, but did not know how serious it was and the repercussions it would have…… [Read More]
Recruitment and Training of Religious Ministry
Theology, a definition. What does it take to recruit and train qualified members of the ministry today?
Description of Message: A hands-on approach that encourages growth of mind and spirit will provide lay people with a well-rounded vision and the knowledge absolutely necessary to be successful in the church. No two-year or four-year academic program alone can provide lay people with the insight they need to be successful ministers.
Interpretation of Results
Modern Day Society: Statistics Related to Religious Affinity
How to spot prospective church leaders
Criticism: How valid are such studies as mentioned above that measure the religious affiliation of the nation? It certainly seems a valid notion that the religious identity of the nation is certainly scattered, perhaps as scattered as the non-homogenous population. However, throughout time people were faced with cultural variety and managed to find truth…… [Read More]
growing agricultural hemp on an experimental basis for three years. Specifically, it will discuss the findings so that a Montana congressional representative can craft a bill and present a case before her fellow legislators. Agricultural or "industrial" hemp growth has mounting support in the United States, from farmers, businesspeople, and educators, to name a few. Industrial hemp is used in a variety of products, and growing hemp is a viable cash-crop alternative for farmers who have seen their incomes decline in recent years. Agricultural hemp is far removed from its' distant cousin, marijuana, and it should be considered as a viable alternative for Montana farmers who need to rejuvenate their fields and their livelihoods.
Growing Agricultural Hemp - An Analysis
The cultivation of hemp for industrial use is not a new idea. Americans have been cultivating the hemp plant for hundreds of years, and it was not until 1937 that…… [Read More]
Growing & Mature Markets
Analyzing the Characteristics of Growing and Mature Product Markets
Throughout the lifecycle of any product there are distinct phases that include drastically different pricing, product management, promotion and distribution strategies. The intent of this analysis is to evaluate how the various phases of a given markets' lifecycle, from nascent or emerging to growing, maturing, stabilizing to contracting and consolidation affect the profitability and revenue of companies competing in them. Just like products, markets also have product lifecycles (addats, 2011). In high technology, many markets move faster than the product lifecycles of the devices being sold into them, with microprocessors, electronic components and very specialized, engineer-to-order products having this characteristic (addats, 2011). Each phase of the lifecycle of a market are defined in this paper and the profitability implications on companies competing within it are assessed.
Nascent or Introductory Phase
When markets first emerge as a consolidated…… [Read More]
For not only are students faced with learning a new culture outside of the classroom (in addition to having in many cases to gain fluency in a foreign language) and having to handle the pragmatics of living in a foreign country, they are faced with the daunting task of learning new ways to learn.
Trice summarizes these problems, although she is describing the experiences of international students in the United States rather than in Australia.
Looking first at the role that language barriers play for international students, weak English language skills are related to a number of negative outcomes. The results of several studies showed that the poorer their English, the less adapted international students were to the host culture (Surdam & Collins, 1984), the less satisfied they were with their social and community relations (Perrucci & Hu, 1995), and the more difficulty they had making friends (Heikenheimo & Shute,…… [Read More]
growing company specializing in transferring the hard copies documents such as bills, invoice and mailing list into CD. Since Data Tech has started the operations, the company is enjoying stream of orders as more companies are migrating into paperless environments. Jeff started the company in his two-car garage and was able to sign a contract with two large corporations. He was also envisaging signing another contract with another corporation. The business that he envisages to be a small enterprise is suddenly turning into a big business. The operation of Data Tech is simple. The company receives orders with the instruction to convert documents into discs and Jeff always receives between 10,000 and 30,000 orders per day. The business operation involves unpacking the mail, scans them into one of the scanning machines, and transfers the contents into disc. After verifying the accuracy of the contents transferred into disc, Jeff sends the…… [Read More]
Suitability for International Business Positions
In today's global society, the need for effective and suitable people in international business positions is greater than ever before, with instantaneous communication with countries around the world now the standard and with shipping and transportation between these countries now measured in days or even hours instead of weeks and months. The increasing confluence of different cultures and the increasing pace of business lead to the definition of certain qualities that individuals in international business positions must hold if they are to be truly suitable for these jobs. One of these qualities is the ability to communicate with very diverse groups of people and individuals that hold different values and beliefs in a direct, comfortable, and effective manner. People who have the ability to see things from different perspectives and to not only tolerate but to truly see the benefits of the beliefs and values…… [Read More]
Furthermore, he taught his son that society is not always right in what they believe. With that, racism is wrong because everyone is a human being and deserves equal rights. Even though America has racism in today's modern society, there are more people like Scout's father who honestly believes in diversity (120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature).
Don't attack something if it hasn't harmed you: This lesson is taught to Jem and Scout by Atticus when he teaches them about the mockingbird. He says that the mockingbird is innocent and only sings for you. It is therefore wrong to kill it. The examples of the mockingbird within the novel are Tom and Boo. Tom was attacked by the entire white society in Maycomb County. These attacks and accusations destroyed his innocent, respectable life. Arthur "Boo" adley was also an innocent victim to the taunts and of the people…… [Read More]
This means that society as a whole needs to consider both aspects of the problem. It would be wrong to simply consider problems associated with an aging population in the context of a young population that experiences little to no change. The number of young people is smaller today than it has been in the past and the government needs to invest fewer finances in providing for this community. This is not going to solve the overall problem, but it is nonetheless an important concept when discussing with regard to how an aging population is going to affect the world as a whole and young people in particular. "Reductions in expenditures for the youngest and middle age groups will not result from robbing resources from the young to care for the old. Instead, these reductions reflect the fact that these age groups represent a smaller portion of the population than…… [Read More]
The ranking by the College and University Review of MU as the #1 "party school" is an irresponsible action because it causes students to have distorted ideas about the school, such as expressed by Janie Adams who believes the ranking is a good thing.
A recent study has concluded that the kind of attitude expressed by Ms. Adams is widespread and it seems the numbers bear this out because 72% of college students have admitted to using alcohol at least once a month and 84% have admitted to using alcohol during the past year (Schultz, 2006, p. 98).
The mother of a college-aged son who died because of using alcohol on campus has admitted that she would have had second thoughts about sending her son to the school.
Following a recent meeting at MU, President Harrison created an Alcohol Awareness Task Force made up of students whose task was…… [Read More]
Nigger is an autobiography of Dick Gregory, comedian, athlete, Black activist and politician whose humor used social satire to raise American understanding of racism and its effects. his book is a sequel to his first autobiography, Nigger, and covers time from 1963 to 1975.
he book opens with an invitation to Gregory and his wife from the White House to stay there and help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. He did not feel fully emancipated and probably wouldn't have attended except for his wife's prodding.
hroughout the book the reader sees glimpses of Gregory's humor, starting with the very first anecdote, where he attempts to slap the President on the behind, a racing tradition, only to be mobbed by Secret Service agents prepared to protect the President from this event. As a runner in high school and college, Gregory works racing imagery into many stories in the…… [Read More]
49% which shows that the company is able to earn $22 by investing $100 which is certainly a sign of financial healthy company. After analyzing the profitability ratio, let's now examine the efficiency ratios of the company.
Efficiency atio Analysis
Efficiency ratios (E) are the ratios which used to assess the effectiveness of a company. The specific rations come under the ambit of E are eturn on Asset (OA) and eturn on Equity (OE) (Daniel, 1992). Let's examine both the ratios.
eturn on Assets (OA) Analysis
An indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. OA gives an idea as to how helpful management is at using its assets to produce profit (Groves & Edward, 2004). Calculated by dividing a company's annual wages by its total assets, OA is displayed as a percentage. The computed OA figure and its graph is mentioned below,
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A Quest for Knowledge and Answers with Plenty of Lessons Learned
The two works of literature to be examined here are the short story "The Stolen Party" by Liliana Heker and the poem "Hanging Fire" by Audre Lorde. These pieces detail the struggles, fears, successes and implacable worries of childhood. In them, one sees reflected one's own childhood, as the pieces are quite innocent and straightforward in their description. The most important theme, present through both stories, is the pervasiveness of those questions that are so reflective of growing and learning. This essay will examine some of these important childhood wonderments, and will discuss them below.
The events of childhood always seem of the utmost importance as they take place. Whether they are happy, sad, embarrassing or otherwise, these events, above all, teach. Sometimes it is true that they are important, but otherwise one might even forget them,…… [Read More]
Analytics and the Growing Dominance of Big Data are
evolutionizing Strategic Decision-Making
The level of uncertainty and risk that pervade many enterprises today is growing, as the dynamics and economics of markets are changing rapidly. The many rapid, turbulent structural changes in industries is also leading to a greater reliance on analytics and the nascent area of Big Data as well. The potential of this second area, Big Data, is in determining patterns in massive data sets that have in many cases been collected for decades within enterprises. The abundance of data within enterprises, when combined with Big Data aggregation and analytics techniques, can be used for drastically reducing risk and uncertainty in even the most challenging and fast-moving industries. Big Data is being hyped heavily by analytics systems and enterprise application providers as well, as this category of software allows for the use of long-standing analytics and business intelligence…… [Read More]
Medical marijuana has increasingly been in the news as a growing number of states throughout the U.S. have passed measures or at least put on the ballot an initiative to legalize either medicinal or recreational marijuana usage. The history of marijuana in the U.S. is one that goes back as far as the country itself: hemp (a type of marijuana plant) was used for rope, paper and a number of other purposes because of its strong fibrous tissue.1 It was not until the Prohibition Era of the 1920s that marijuana began to be prohibited by law in the U.S.—and within a decade, it was regulated among most states under the Uniform State Narcotic Act.2 Thus, from its very first days as a crop grown by the Virginia Company for exporting to England by decree of James I—and in fact from the days of the first President of the U.S.…… [Read More]
American economy was growing at an exponential rate with unlimited job opportunities available in almost every industry. With the stock market breaking record highs, new upstart "dot.com" companies making millions in their first year and doubling of jobs in the service sector, a bright and stable future seemed almost a guarantee for many high school students who would soon be entering the job markets. This growth, however short lived, is now in a downhill progression with the plummeting stock market, many computer companies in bankruptcy, and American companies laying people off in record numbers and downsizing nationally. Combine this recession with globalization and American high school students are now facing fierce competition nationally and internationally for jobs. The question is whether or not your average American high school graduate is scholastically prepared to compete for these sought-after jobs? Unfortunately, I don't think so and I hope to provide valid evidence…… [Read More]
healing, growing, dying in chapter "A broader view healing" Margaret Coberly argues dying a healing process -discovery. We find a similar claim coming Mwalimu lmara essay "Dying Last Stage Growth" asserts: "dying stage life experienced profound growth event total life's experience.
According to Mwalimu Imara's essay "Dying as the Last Stage of Growth," rather than rejecting death as abnormal (for death comes to us all) or fearing death, death should be viewed as simply another stage of life. Imara recounts the experience of a woman who said that she lived more fully in the last months of her life than she did throughout her entire existence, because only then was she able to appreciate the goodness in people and open herself up enough to be emotionally vulnerable (Imara 1975: 154). The same could be said of Leo Tolstoy's character Ivan Ilyich.
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A newer and easy test is the OSOM Vlue, which mixes a swabbed specimen from the vagina with a reagent. The test yields sialidase activity or presence in the vaginal fluid in 10 minutes. Sialidase is produced by V pathogens (Mashburn).
The most reliable criterion for detecting V is a pH>4.5 (Mashburn, 2007). A normal pH should, therefore, rule out V. A pH >4.5 can also indicate trichomoniasis or muco-purulent cervicitis. Vaginal inflammation more strongly suggests trichomonas or muco-purulent cervicitis, in turn associated with gonorrhea or chlamydial trachomatis (Mashburn).
The patient's pH level is 6, indicating V.
These are an inexpensive and relatively easy screening procedure for the most common sexually transmitted diseases, such as V (Iglesias, Alderman & Fox, 2000). The practitioner should be appropriately trained and experienced in using this procedure. Hence, the proper protocol and quality control are needed to insure accurate diagnosis.…… [Read More]
Fair Trade Live Up to Its Ethical Objectives?
The aim of this paper is to analyze the relevance of fair trade to the world today and whether it practices meets the ethical issue. The study will analyze its impacts both negative and positive to the developing countries and whether it has been a success for the developed economies. I wish to state that my discussion in this study considers fair trade as unethical even though it is a strong vehicle that has grown in the recent years with the main aim of minimizing global inequalities and intent in promoting globalization grounded in social justice and ecological sustainability. However despite the well meant intentions, it stands on unethical grounds.
Fair trade is one of the most debated topics in the economies since 19th century up to the 21st century and the arguments are along the lines of economic, moral, and socio-political…… [Read More]
At the professional level, it is necessary to be prepared and equipped with the proper training on basic business practices and etiquette in Chinese business culture. Chinese society is generally a highly collective group, but respects a degree of power distance between each other. For them, individuals must know his or her place in the organization, and his/her actions must be based from this stature. Thus, they are used to working together as a group, but they maintain a degree of respect to individuals who are either senior or have more superior positions in the organization, or both. Thus, foreign staff members must learn to respect, and more often, adhere to this practice in the society. Since values are greatly respected in Chinese business culture, this is a mandatory practice that must not be forgotten especially when in the presence of Chinese affiliates with crucial roles in the success of…… [Read More]
Clayton Chistensen teamed up with Jeome Gossman, and Jason Hwang, both medical doctos, to bing a thooughly eseached insight into a disuptive solution fo efficient value-added health cae in "The Innovato's Pesciption." He peviously wote the vanguad book on innovation called "The Innovato's Dilemma." Chistensen and his team display the enables of disuption with the use of cuent technology. They also explain how diffeent facets of the Ameican healthcae system should be disupted, to esult in cheape, moe effective healthcae fo evey citizen. They include the business model fo idyllic hospitals, the individual physician model, how to cae fo those who have chonic disease, the eimbusement system, education fo medical pofessionals, and the development of phamaceuticals and medical devices. These authos cast a wide net and cove all bases when it comes to the floundeing healthcae system in the United States. They also discuss thei plan to make it bette.…… [Read More]
" In order to see how this influences the show's representation of the interpersonal relationships of the family, one may examine a scene from the first episode, in which the editing choices serve to identify the shop as a particular kind of expressive space.
The special role of the shop as a space of differential relationships and conversations can be seen in the first episode when Kourtney and Khloe are in the shop discussing a dinner Kourtney had with Scott the night before, where Scott acted aloof and generally impolite. The two sisters discuss Scott's astrological sign and the way it relates to Scott's personality, and later, when Scott arrives, the three of them discuss the variability of Kourtney and Scott's relationship in positive terms, highlighting the fact that they can make up so readily. All the while, Kris has been in the store, but she does not speak throughout…… [Read More]
Experience and good performance can result in promotion to better positions. In management, nurses have the opportunity to become assistant head nurses or head nurses and, from there, to assistant directors, directors, and vice presidents. Many of today's management-level nursing positions require a degree in nursing or health services administration.
As floor supervisors, a BSN graduate oversees care for an entire unit of patients while mentoring and training new nurses. Other RN to BSN degree holders put their liberal arts skills to work as entrepreneurs, running temporary nursing staffing agencies, home care services, and other health care-related small businesses.
In conclusion, by learning more about the nursing field, nurses discover new options for solving day-to-day problems in a way that can improve the practice environment (Barry, 2000). The BSN provides a solid foundation for specialized study to prepare for teaching new nurses, or being a resource nurse specialist.
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Business Data Analysis
Tabel 1.0: data concerning the 30 fastest -- growing companies as listed on March 16, 2005, on the Fortune magazine website
New Century Financial
Central European Distribution
National Medical Health Card Sys
Friedman Billing Ramsey Group
Sanders Morris Harris Group
United PanAm Financial
Capital Title Group
Fidelity National Financial
Source: Fortune magazine website
1. Develop a stem-and-leaf display of the revenue growth percentages for the 30 fastest-growing companies and describe the shape of the distribution.
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Keeping all these facts and figures in mind, it would not be wrong to conclude that low wage is one of the more serious problems of the country and needs urgent remedy. The government needs to address the issue properly and effectively keeping in view the current demographic trends.
1. Anthony Bimba, The Molly Maguires: The True Story of Labor's Martyred Pioneers in the Coalfields (1950; reprint, New York: International Publishers, 1975), pp. 54-66.
2. Ibid., p. 65.
3. Ibid., p. 66.
4. Edward Wolff, "ecent Trends in Living Standards in the United States," New York University and the Jerome Levy Institute of Economics, New York, 2002 p. 1.
5. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Tomorrow's Jobs. Online. Available: http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco2003.htm. Accessed: September 9, 2006.
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g. A Police Office in a large metropolitan area like New York will have different duties and dangers than a County Sheriff in a rural Oklahoma area) (Barlow, 2000).
ightly so, modern society has a certain level of expectations for its military and law enforcement branches. While it is known that both must, at times, deal with the underside of society, it is also assumed that the group will rise above base and animalistic reactions and upload both the law and a sense of compassion -- coupled with self-preservation and safety. Officers are often in danger of infectious disease, motor vehicle fatalities, apprehension of persons under substance abuse, and line of duty deaths are not uncommon. For instance, approximately 200 police officers die per year in the United States, with over half of those deaths from direct assaults from suspects or criminals (obert, 2008). Still, individuals are sociologically drawn to…… [Read More]
.....debt and equity has a number of different implications, including some significant tax implications. Debt is repaid from earnings prior to taxation, where equity payouts typically occur on an after-tax basis. This is because debt repayments take priority over the payment of dividends or even to stock buybacks or retained earnings. Debt capital is thus repaid before the company is taxed -- debt lowers taxable income. Thus, debt will also lower the total tax burden that the company faces (FindLaw, 2017).
If the company opts for equity financing, it will face a higher tax burden. The taxable income will be higher, which means that the total tax payable will also be higher. Then, the equity that flows to shareholders will do so on an after-tax basis. The shareholders of course will also pay tax on whatever flows they receive. For the corporation, even though it doesn't pay that tax, it…… [Read More]