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UPS vs FedEx an Analysis
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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…


Cohen, I. (2002, October). The Parcel Service Industry 2002: UPS vs. FedEx.

Childhood With Drug Parents Growing
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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…

Grows Up in a Homogenous
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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…

Break Up Letter Dear I'm
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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…

Health Disparities the Growing Inequalities
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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…


Cultural Values of Asian Patients. (2009). Dimensions of Culture. Retrieved from:

Define Culture. (2010). Roshan Institute. Retrieved from: 

Values. (2010). Business Dictionary. Retrieved from:

New England Traditions Grew Up in a
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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…

Hooking Up Sex Dating and Relationships on
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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…


Bogle, K. Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus. NKU Press, 2008.

Nudo, M. Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus, by Kathleen A. Bogle. Online Education Database. 19 August, 2011. Web, 11 November, 2011

Wilson, B. Sex Without Intimacy: No Dating, No Relationships. NPR. June 8, 2009. Web 11 November, 2011.

Scout Grows Up Quickly
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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…

Understanding Radley's perspective from his vantage point proves a watershed moment for the young girl, who is then able to make these sorts of connections with other people and other events. The fact that she is able to do so readily means she has matured past the early stages of the book when she simply took society's values and opinions for her own, and was not able to distinguish them from her own. She indicates her newfound maturity at the end of the novel as well as she explicates the events of a story to her father. The events of the story eerily parallel those of Lee's novel -- there is a character who is accused of criminal activity yet who is really innocent, a fact that is revealed at the end of the tale, prompting Scout to tell her father "When they finally saw him…he hadn't done any of those things…he was real nice" (285). This passage reveals that Scout is able to transfer her ability of understanding a person's circumstances before transferring judgments beyond just Boo Radley and apply it to the larger world (and literature). Her father readily agrees with her assessment of the book (285). Scout's application is an unequivocal part of her maturation process.

In summary, Scout is able to mature due to some key events in this story. They include her father's advice of learning about other people before judging them, her many encounters with Boo Radley, and her ability to apply this knowledge to both Radley and external circumstances in general. In many ways, her understanding of Boo Radley beyond just what society has portrayed him as mirrors the understanding that many people should have of Tom, who is wrongfully accused of raping a woman. Unfortunately, most of society never came to such an understanding -- which explains Tom's wrongful death. In this fact, Scout is perhaps more mature than the society in which she lives.

Child Grows Up or What
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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…

Administration Responsibility Spotting and Bringing Up Leaders in Today's Church
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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.

Academic Learning

Professional Learning

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…


Capps, Walter H. (1972). "The Ways of Understanding Religion." New York: Macmillan.

Hexham, Irving. (2003). "Concise Dictionary of Religion." Vancouver: Regent Press.

Kosmin, Barry. Egon, Mayer. (2003). "American Religious Identification Survey." Accessed February 25, 2003 at 

Melton, Gordon. Lewis, James R. (2003). "Religious Requirements and Practices of Certain Selected Groups: A Handbook for Chaplains."

Growing Agricultural Hemp on an Experimental Basis
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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…


Andrews, David U. "Grown in the U.S.A." Mother Earth News June-July 1997: 56+.

Elvin, John. "Green Mountain State Says Go Smoke a Rope." Insight on the News 3 June 1996: 16+.

It's Definitely Not Your Father's Hemp." State Legislatures July 2000: 15.

It's Not Pot; It's Hemp: A Viable Agricultural Product." State Legislatures Apr. 2002: 10.

Growing & Mature Markets Analyzing the Characteristics
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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…


Chen, Y., Y. Chen, and M. Wu. 2011. Distributed product knowledge service: model and system framework. The Service Industries Journal 31, no. 3, (February 16): 483.

Gillier, T., and G. Piat. 2011. Exploring Over: The Presumed Identity of Emerging Technology. Creativity and Innovation Management 20, no. 4, (December 1): 238-252.

Swee Siong Kuik, Sev Verl Nagalingam, and Yousef Amer. 2011. Sustainable supply chain for collaborative manufacturing. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 22, no. 8, (November 20): 984-1001.

Maximilian Pasche, Magnus Persson, and Hans Lofsten. 2011. Effects of platforms on new product development projects. International Journal of Operations & Production Management 31, no. 11, (November 1): 1144-1163.

Growing Smaller All the Time
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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,…


Best, J.W. & Kahn, J.V. (1989). Research in education (6th ed.). Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Borg, R. (1981). Applying educational research: A practical guide for teachers. New York & London: Longman.

Cadman, K. (2000). Voices in the Air': Evaluations of the learning experiences of international postgraduates and their supervisors. Teaching in higher education 5(4).

Carr, W. & Kemmis, S. (1986). Becoming critical: Education, knowledge, and action research. London; Philadelphia: The Falmer Press.

Growing Company Specializing in Transferring the Hard
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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…


Dasci, A. & Laporte, G. (2005). A Continuous Model for Multi-store Competitive Location. Operations Research. 53 (2):263-280.

Drezner, T. (2010). Retail facilities location under conditions of uncertainty. Annals of Operations Research. 167 (1): 107-120.

Kumar, R. Athawale, V.M. & Chakraborty, S.(2010). Facility Location Selection Using the UTA Method. IUP Journal of Operations Management .9 (4):21-34.

Growing Unemployment Problem Facing Countries
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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…

Growing Number of Diverse Groups
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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…


To Kill a Mockingbird. 1998. 13 March 2008.

Bloom, Harold. "To Kill a Mockingbird" (Bloom's Guides). 2004. Chelsea House Publishers, U.S.

Felty, Darren. Novels for students. 13 March 2008. 

Sova, Dawn. 120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature. 2005. Checksmarks Books.

Growing and Persistent Problem Related
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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…

3. As Spinello points out, the role of the government related to regulating the Internet is an expansive question (2003, p. 1).

4. According to Heller (1998), the secret of successful team leadership is to match the skills of team members to the task they are required to perform (p. 1).

5. As Palloff and Pratt relate, the creation of an electronic learning community is dependent upon collaboration and the promotion of interdependence (1999, p. 1).

Up From Nigger
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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…

Throughout the book, Gregory gives the reader a full and broad view of his life: playing at home with his ten children or cooking a vegetarian meal for his family. In some instances, Gregory showed remarkable presence of mind. The FBI tried to warn him to stay away from one event in a restaurant because they were pretty sure a young teen was going to try to assassinate. Gregory went to the restaurant anyway, spotted the young man, grabbed him by the shirt and lifted him up. The young man said, "You're that crazy nigger!" Gregory said he was the crazier of the two and forced him to back down.

Gregory's book gives a remarkable, first person glimpse into a time of great change in American history, and should be included reading for anyone studying the civil rights movement.

Gregory, Dick, with James R. McGraw. Up from Nigger. New York: Stein and Day, 1976.

UPS Section 1 Company's Services
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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,




Anthony, G & Cornyn, D (1982), Company Analysis, Pearson Group Publications

Alexander, J (2007), Value Creation and Analysis, Pearson Group Publications

Archand, T (2003), Strategic Company Analysis, John Wiley & Sons Professional Publications

David, P & Hussey, E (2001), Company Analysis: Determining Strategic Capability, McGraw Hill Publications

Comparing a Poem and a Short Story
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Growing Up

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,…

Analytics and the Growing Dominance of Big
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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…


Bughin, J., Chui, M., & Manyika, J.. (2010). Clouds, big data, and smart assets: Ten tech-enabled business trends to watch. The McKinsey Quarterly,(4), 26.

Malcolm Chisholm. (2009). The Dawn of Big Data: Are we on the cusp of a new paradigm that goes beyond what we can do with traditional data stores?. Information Management, 19(8), 45.

Jim Ericson. (2010). Is data science: If ultra-large scale data can reinvent military intelligence, it could change the way we see information. Information Management, 20(7), 18.

Jacobs, A.. (2009). The Pathologies of Big Data. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 52(8), 36.

Medical Marijuana Growing in Butte County
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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.…

American Economy Was Growing at an Exponential
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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 "" 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…


"Korea, North," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2001 © 1997-2000 Microsoft Corporation 17 Feb 2002

"Education," Life in Korea. (LIK) 17 Feb 2002

"Korean School System," Korean Family Living. 17 Feb 2002

Healing Growing Dying in Chapter a Broader
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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.

Throughout most of his life, Ilyich is an ambitious,…

Q3. In Ira Byock's book Dying Well, Byock chronicles the painful process of watching his father die. At first, it was inconceivable to him that his father could pass away, and he met the first stages with a denial of the severity of his father's condition. "It was incomprehensible how all this could be lost" (Byock 1998: 5). This parallels the story of "The Death of Ivan Ilyich" by Leo Tolstoy, in which the title character first sees many doctors who give him conflicting diagnoses about his terminal condition and his family tries to ignore the fact that his condition is worsening, despite the treatment he is receiving. However, unlike Ivan Ilyich, Byock stresses that his father Seymour's life was a life 'well lived,' and his father ended his life surrounded by caring family members. Being with the dying person and tending to their needs, believes Byock, can be a powerful way to ensure that the dying process has a component of 'healing.'

However, Ivan Ilyich does experience flashes of insight. For example, he asks the peasant Gerasim to hold his legs to relieve his pain at times. Although this probably has no physical effect, instinctively Ilyich finds that Gerasim's compassion and matter-of-fact attitude towards illness and death is healing for him. He forms his first simple, human connection with someone else. Even though he is at first angry at his wife and children for their materialism, he dies forgiving them.

Ilyich is literally 'killed' by the house he has so carefully decorated -- he dies as a result of the accident he sustained while hanging curtains. However, after feeling anger about the way he is dying and the fact that someone who has tried to 'make it' in the world for so long must die, in death he finally comes to understand the meaningless nature of all of the things he has been striving for and can appreciate simple goodness and kindness. Although Ilyich may not have 'lived well' in the terms defined by Byock, at the very end he can be said to have 'died well' in the sense that he learned from the experience.

Vaginosis a Growing Scourge Among
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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).

pH Level

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.

Wet Smears

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.…


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Recurrent bacterial vaginosis? Journal of Family Practice: Dowden Health Media,

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Fair Trade Live Up to Its Ethical
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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…

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Clayton Christensen Teamed Up With Jerome Grossman
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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.…

references and reasoning.


As the assignment was the introduction of 50 pages only, I can't say whether I think it's the answer, however, in studying their work and clearly supports merits in changing the health care industry, I do believe that the government could play an important role in speeding up the process of disruption that Christensen outlines in his book…although I need to investigate a bit more such profound ideas and innovations that are out there facing our current health care status.

In looking forward, a product or a service that is the result of a disruption has the following of a whole new generation of patients, who may find the product or service to be more beneficial than the existing.

If there is anything right on point, or a "crystal ball" so to speak, this book may be it. It thoroughly explains in detail what a revamped American health care delivery system will be like on the horizon. Better quality, more affordability and accessibility for all citizens is the goal and this book lays it out in precise detail. The authors include; a respected Harvard Business School professor, a medical doctor who also was the Director of Health Care Delivery Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, and another doctor and graduate of the MBA program at Harvard Business School. They are some of the most credentialed scholars who have more than adequately demonstrated the path to health care reform, and specified why a nationalized system will hinder the innovation necessary to enhance our health care system. This is a must read for anyone who aspires to work in the health care industry in the future. It can help guide young professionals by giving a well thought out analysis of what a new health care system may look like.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians
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" 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…


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Bruce, L. (2011). One mom, six kids, a reality empire. Hollywood Reporter, 417(00183660), 48-


Der-Sarkissian, J. (2005, Jan 15). Should the armenian community of greater los angeles have an armenian public charter school? Armenian Reporter, pp. 16.

BSN Growing as a Nurse
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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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Fortune Names Rim Fastest Growing Company in the World
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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



EPS Growth

Revenue Growth

Total Return

InVision Technologies

eResearch Technology

New Century Financial

Central European Distribution


National Medical Health Card Sys

Countrywide Financial

Neoware Systems

Friedman Billing Ramsey Group

Bradley Pharmaceuticals


Hovnanian Enterprises


Sanders Morris Harris Group

Career Education

American Healthways

United PanAm Financial

FTI Consulting


Par Pharmaceutical

Capital Title Group

Advanced Neuromodulation



Possis Medical











Chico's FAS




Rewards Network



Fidelity National Financial







Electronic Arts



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.






Low-Income Workers- Victims of Growing
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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: Accessed: September 9, 2006.

6. Ibid.

7. Ibid.

8. Ibid.

9. U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics…


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2. Ibid., p. 65.

3. Ibid., p. 66.

4. Edward Wolff, "Recent Trends in Living Standards in the United States," New York University and the Jerome Levy Institute of Economics, New York, 2002 p. 1.

Michael Kors Company Come Up
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Lanham, MD:

Scarecrow Press. 2009.

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Hottest, Fastest-Growing Major Corporations. Houston, TX: Plunkett esearch Ltd.,


Plunkett esearch Ltd., Jack W. Plunkett. Plunkett's apparel & textiles industry almanac 2008:

the only comprehensive guide to apparel companies and trends. Houston, Tex: Plunkett

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Plunkett, Jack W. Plunkett's retail industry almanac 2009: the only comprehensive guide to the retail industry. Houston, TX: Plunkett esearch Ltd. 2010.

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Reducing Citizen Complaints a Growing
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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…


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debt versus equity for'start up
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.....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…

Putting Up Gates Edward Blakely
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The spreading use of iPods and other personal music players, cell phones, and other earphone-bearing devices serve as another boundary; even with someone's eyes purposefully avoiding any approach, a simple "Excuse me?" can attract their attention -- but not if they are out of hearing as well. This would require someone to speak much louder, which is frowned upon in public, or even (gulp) tap the person on the shoulder -- a major invasion of personal space. We live in a world where we spend an increasing amount of time locked into our own private worlds, and demanding the privacy and security of that world. It is no surprise that this has extended to our physical homes and neighborhoods. The problem is that the problem is self-perpetuating: the less we share of ourselves or attempt to communicate with others, the less we trust others (and perhaps, ultimately, the less we…

Set Up Accounting Information System for New Company
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Accounting System

Accounting Information System

The following plan details the business areas and services to be provided for a growing homeowners' association by a certified accounting firm. The large growth in size of the association is cited as a need for this contracting with the accounting firm, and the specific business areas in need of servicing are identified as billing, collections, payments, reporting, taxes, and miscellaneous advisory duties. Input, output, and control requirements are listed in brief for each business area, with reference to current scholarly and regulatory/advisory information to ensure consistency and conformity with accounting standards. Automation of accounting processes is a major focus of the service provision, and levels of automation are fully discussed, with the decision to build an in-house automation system and certain automation challenges discussed.


The homeowner's association is facing a problem of a major increase in the amount of accounting work it will…


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