Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Making Money in College May Be a Piece of a Cake

The independent life in college comes with liberty which frees students from restrictions but with increased personal and academic expenses. Successful college students should, therefore, be able to keep their studies at par while engaging in some activity to earn money. For students who do not have enough money for their fees and upkeep at the college, this might be the best way to go. The following is a suggestion on eight ways to earn money while still in college.

College students can earn money by working as freelancers. All one needs to do is identify an online freelancing site such as upwork.com, freelancer.com among others and open an account by filling out their personal details, selecting subjects related to their skills and get work that suits the skills they have. The types of jobs offered on such online sites are of varying types, but the most common ones are blog writing, content writing, software development and academic essays writing.  The advantage of freelancing is that it is very flexible in that you take in as much work as you can handle at the time when you feel like doing it.

College students who have an in-depth knowledge of particular subjects they studied while in high school and feel comfortable teaching other students can tutor for money while in college. If you are among those students who are adept in certain subjects, then all you have to do is to spare your free time and find some parents who want their children taught by part-time tutors. Contact the parents to initiate an agreement with them and begin teaching their children. The good thing with tutoring is its dual benefit as the teachers earn money and also refresh their knowledge on the previous subjects.

Besides, college students can also monetize their YouTube accounts with the YouTube Partnership and make money from it. YouTube is an excellent site from which to earn money especially due to an increasing population of young people who have an interest in videos. While many individuals visit YouTube to watch videos, they will click on your videos and watch them. You will get paid for it. YouTube has a way of billing your dues and sending them to your account. The only secret is making good videos, uploading them on YouTube, popularizing them and then waiting for your earning to boom.

Work-study programs are also an excellent source of earnings for college students. The students need to apply for work-study through the university’s welfare office. If one has the qualifications required, which frequently revolve around being needy and disciplined, the welfare office will consider his request. There are a variety of different tasks assigned to the students undertaking work study in the catering and administrative offices. In some colleges, a majority of students are stationed in their respective departments to keep the work-study tasks related to their course programs where possible.

As a college student, enter academic competitions to earn money. The advertisements for essays and scholarly contests are pretty regularly found, especially in the fields of engineering or sciences. They often offer cash prizes for the winners. Students can easily find such opportunities by regularly checking the bulletin boards in campus, checking their emails and asking their professors and advisors to tell them about the opportunities if they might see them anywhere. The prizes are occasionally given to runners-up and even to the third positions. Even if one does not immediately win the awards, they will get the experience, become competent and establish connections and in the process build a portfolio.

I believe that participating in online surveys is another great way college students can make money. Many online sites offer surveys that one can fill out and get paid. The companies need the services of researchers to conduct market research and receive feedback from their customers. Fortunately, anyone can join these online survey sites. One such great site is Survey Scout. However, the survey sites do not pay quite handsomely as one may think. Most survey sites often pay pennies for filling out their surveys. Nevertheless, it is an excellent opportunity for starters.

Hardworking college students can take notes and sell them to their fellow students in the same class or juniors. Instead of solely enjoying appreciation from college professors, one can extend their free time by reading and researching ahead of everyone in their class and making notes. The most selling notes are the ones which have the correct solutions for the questions at the end of every topic. Bind the notes well and sell them under your name, you will earn money.

Lastly, writing essays for fellow buddies in the college is one of the most shared and rewarding money-making activity for college students. According to DaSilva-Gordon, some of the students are just too busy to write their essays because they have worked alongside their studies while others are just lazy. Furthermore, others are not able to write as much right essays as someone else. Whatever the category of the students, they always look for another student good in writing college essays especially the term papers for them in exchange for some money.  Seize the opportunity and earn money. One should take care to write his essay too.
There are dozens of ways to earn money while in college. In this article I offered you only eight of them. That took me couple of hours. Now imagine how broad is the field of your options. Don’t hesitate. If you feel you’re ready for even a small greatness, it’s time to start paving your own way for it.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Perception of Art in the Museums

In a contemporary world, museums display state collection in an innovative way to allow the visitors to connect and explore with the present, past and future. Museums are combining new technology and techniques to create world-class museums to inspire people and remain relevant for many generations to come. The museums reflect religion, creativity, history and diversity of a state. Since the advent of social history, museums have put emphasis on collecting objects that people relate to in their daily lives. This improvement has an academic underpinning as well as enabling museums to show their relevance to people who were previously underrepresented. The National Museum of American History is full of art work and a testimony to American’s love for art. Ceramic collections hold many of examples of European and American art glass and pottery. The museum has many homemade religious ornaments, figures and paintings donated by ethnic and cultural communities.
The tools of artisans and artists are also part of the collection, in the form of woodblock tools, photographic equipment, printing plates, wheels and potter’s stamps. “America on Stone” by Harry Peter from 1800s comprises of 1700 colors print. The items are well arranged well arranged, and individual pairing is presented as a small conversation around material, form, and texture. The presentation highlights the relationship between objects while exploring history. The unbound materials are securely mounted. Metal fasteners, screws, pins, and screws are not in direct contact with the exhibit to avoid spoilage. For items that require hanging but are in need of more protection, are matted. Matting is used to enhance and support display or folded items. The bound materials are displayed lying horizontally and closed. Whether a museum is focusing on technology, art, science or history presentation needs to be appealing to the visitors to create a great visual experience.

Illuminating is important in creating the visual experience. Different lighting colors, spread beams, different designs of luminaries and arrangements create diverse lighting situations to meet the needs of the exhibitions. National Museum of American uses hard-edged lighting to accentuate items on display. Spot lighting is used only when a particularly dramatic effect on the object is required. Luminous lighting is created to imitate daylight. Such lighting is suitable for gallery lighting which is diffuse with oval enclosure. The source of light is tabular fluorescent tubes structured into a luminous grid lighting. Naturally, arts would never speak for themselves which necessitates the need to have labels, wall texts, and brochures which play an important role in giving the viewers a personal relationship with a given piece of art. The information provided could include a bibliography of the artist, the process of creating the art and what inspired the artist to create that particular piece of work. This information makes it possible for the visitors to create their personal relationship with the piece. With such information at hand, the viewers can better relate to the exhibitions and emotions of the artist. Each exhibition warrants for different information system through which the visitor will be provided with information that they require for a piece of work. However, not all museums visitors will appreciate a wall text, a label or brochure because they see it as an interruption to work itself. Not having any information about an exhibition allows the viewers to have the first approach to artwork on their own. One can create a story by observing the art, which is different from the one the creator of the art intended to convey. Providing information related to the art will prevent the visitors from creating their stories. Artwork work would also look more beautiful and clean if installed without any information to distract it. There has been a tremendous change of attitude towards museums over the years. People have started to visit museums more often than it was in the past. This change of attitude has been fueled by the inclusion of the general public instead of just a section of it. This attitude has given new approach as to how museums operate especially on collecting, exhibiting, learning, advocacy, promoting and bring about social change. The government has also encourage museums as well as the artists to thrive by creating conducive environment for art. A city is built on its cultural and social beliefs. The museums create a better avenue for telling stories, the people’s beliefs and sensitive issues that affect the people of a nation. It is at museums cultural diversity intermarries and brings out the best. Artists are accorded the chance to tell their stories in an artistic way and to have their work displayed to a bigger audience and to have their work appreciated.
Museums create a platform where our heritage is preserved, and many years from now people will be able to learn how life was like and able to compare the changes that have taken place. Museums are not only sources of entertainment, but they are also learning institutions. Curiosity and interest may be achieved through visual education. Most historic events may not be available in schools, but museums provide it to enable students to remember. Scientists are also able to extract data with much ease to be able to make new discoveries and development in previous studies. Museums play a role in urban economic regeneration, though not in isolation because they have to match the efforts of other institutions. They create employment to many people who otherwise be unemployed. Museums are tourists’ destination because they preserve the heritage of a community. Though the tourists may not be able to visit various places shown artwork they are given an interesting and almost real feeling of such places. Western art differs from non-western art in many ways such as the materials used to make the art, religion, culture, purpose and other aspects. Western art seems to be more appreciated than the non-western art. However, non-western art is as important as western art hence the need to study it to broaden knowledge, increase creativity and change our way of looking at things. Great art is born out of a variety of knowledge, and non-western art creates a pool of such knowledge.
Displaying a piece of work in a museum will often require will often require identifying the identity of the artist, which can change how art is perceived. Art may be analyzed on where the person comes from, their beliefs, abilities, and traditions. For example Ben Enwonwu, a Nigerian artist was accused of being "an artist who cannot make up his mind whether to be an African or a European". Reviling the identity of the artist make the audience limit the artist to just one particular style while they have the ability to switch from one style to another. Artists should have freedom to explore different styles without being subjected to criticism of where they come from so long as they are good at what they do. Art is moving from representational and physical embodiment to idea and symbolism. It is moving past globalization and post-modernization which is allowing artists to create their pieces without being subject to criticism depending on what part of the world they come from or what their traditional beliefs dictate. There is more to an art than having it sit in a museum. It is the ability of the artist to tell a story through the art piece, to capture the emotions of the viewers and to have them identify with the object. Museums will remain to sources of entertainment, a unique learning experience for many years to come.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hate Crime and Terrorism

Hate crime and terrorism have various aspects in common. The choice of a criminal act and the choice of victim play a significant role in what should be the result. Some of the hate crimes are seen to be acts of terrorism, and that is why the two have some connects. In some cases experienced in the society, the distinction between terrorism and hate crime has come under high scrutiny. Society experiences some heavy hate crime activities that are said to be terrorist acts and not crimes. In the decision below, the concept of hate crime is discussed giving valid connection to terrorism as well as their differences.

The overlap and the distinction 

        Both terrorism and hate crime are elements with vague boundaries based on how they are applied in the society. Their application according to various studies conducted shows that they overlap. With no doubts, a crime can turn to be an act of terrorism or a hate crime. On top of this, what makes a crime an act of terrorism and what makes it a hate crime also overlaps. Having in mind that the aspects of the two situations are debatable, it can be said that whereas hate crimes are commonly differentiated from other common crimes by motivation, the act of terrorism is differentiated by their intentions. Terrorism is said to be an act of crime focused to spread fear in a society for the purpose of instigating political change.
        As for the hate crime, it does not actually need to be accompanied by clear political intentions. Hate crime definitions exist which tie the differential mark to intentions, but the intentions need not be pronounced for the purpose of count. The evidence needed to establish hate motive does not include evidence of given extensive planning. It is easier to commit a hate crime. For the terrorist act, it is not easy to carry out the act. With cases of hate crimes being common in the society, it is rare to experience a terrorist act. During the time of evaluating a hate crime, it is essential to take it serious for it can lead to a counterproductive decrease towards successful prosecutions.

Terroristic elements of hate crime

        With hate crimes just like acts of terrorism, they target not only the immediate individual victims but also affect the groups to which they are connected. The intended effect of the two types of crimes is to develop fear in the group. Also, they aim at reminding the victims of the heightened risk of more victimization. The minor harm of the hate crime is in most cases recognized as the justification for penalty enhancements. The two are also expressive of given attitudes and political aspects.

Patterns, Organization, and Planning

        Because of the planning nature of terrorism, it manifests the existence of a threat situation to the society. The fear which terrorism is intended to develop is no doubt the fear of another attack. When an event is called an act of terrorism, it signals that it is not interested in establishing the guilt of the punishing the perpetrator accordingly, but it’s aimed at eliminating that threat. Terrorism is conceived as something that is planned as well as organized. Hate crimes are intended to create and strike fear in a given setting, need not to have the aspect of planning and organization.
        In old days, the issue of hate crime was closer to people conception of domestic terrorism. Indeed, the United States antiterrorism law has its roots in the act of 1871 within the Ku Klux Klan. For the Sweden, the hate crime law has its roots in attempts to counter-act racist organizations. The current nature of hate crime is recognized later when the situation happens. Acts of terrorism in the present day are well organized while hate crimes do manifests and reinforce a pattern of happening. Hate is with no doubt confined to a given group or setting, but it exists distributed throughout the society. It can be seen that the reason why hate crimes are not organized is that it doesn’t need to happen in a given order to motivate the intended effect.

Terrorism and Alien to the System

        The difference between terrorism and hate crime as discussed above is that the concept expressed in an act of terrorism is considered to be alien to the system that is under attack. Terrorism is a threat towards citizen from the outsiders. The political nature of terrorism is to develop a change where the political system in some way. In that case, the threat of terrorism must develop from the outside setting. With no doubts, it is the reason why attacks with some Islamic nature are recognized as terrorist acts. For the hate crimes, they are considered as entrenched in some prevailing system. They are an expression of oppression of member of a marginalized set of group by a member of the majority. As a matter of fact, hate crimes are viewed as expressions of a similar sort of attitudes that led to development of discrimination and violence against minority groups.
        In some instances, hate crimes are seen as threats to society in general. The perception is a mistake in all ways. In a situation where terrorism is understood as crimes developed with the intention to create a political effect through causing fear, it then turns out that the defensive kind is more common than the alien related. For one to recognize the act of terrorism it requires that people rid of the conception of the alien attacker and handle the existence of conservative. The fear of a terroristic attack in the society would seem and lead to a fear of people who looks like and to the nature associated with the source of the threat. Some of the hate crimes that come with force are treated with authorities as attacks suspected to create or develop terrorism situations.

        Although there is recognized deal of overlap between terrorism and hate crime, it is essential to keep in mind the distinction between the exceptional and every day. Some of the hate crimes occur based on terrorism. There are those that happen as a result of terrorism, where some hate crimes are more impulsive crimes of opportunity. Even the hate crimes that are of impulsive nature comes with a certain pattern that in turn has the same sort of effects and are associated with terrorism. By understanding on the similarity between hate crime and terrorism, it means looking at the threat that hate crimes poses to an open society.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Effects of Gender in National Elections Voting Patterns

In every election cycle, gender together with other social issues has been found to play a critical role in determining political participation. The general perception has been that women lag behind when it comes to political engagement. It is also notable that in the last few decades women turnouts in elections have surpassed that of men. It is, therefore, paramount to evaluate the social issues that influence the gender gap that has been prevalent in voting participation. The following is a discussion of three open-ended questions whose answers are essentials to exploring gender disparity in voting as well as the accompanying social issues.

What are the social problems that influence gender voting?

The first and arguably the strongest issues in gender voting is male chauvinism. Male chauvinism has been in existence for many decades discriminating against women by gender. Historically the prejudice has been assumed to be instigated by men towards women political aspirants. However, voting patterns in the last few decades show that women have not supported fellow women during elections.  The spill over of male chauvinism to women voters is, therefore, a major factor in influencing gender voting. Another social issue in gender voting is abortion. Although opinions on the legality of abortion are divided, women are more likely to vote in the direction of a political party that allows for abortion under extreme health conditions.
Same-sex marriage has also been a contentious social issue in election cycles. Political aspirants have consistently evoked emotions around the issue in most election cycles. Women have been found to be more supportive of political parties and aspirants who are opposed to same-sex marriages. The reason for the support from women is the inherent adherence to religious freedom and rights of children that women possess.  

How does gender affect political orientation?
Historically, women have shunned the election process in many instances. The debate among researchers has been whether the abstinence from voting is purely premised on gender or from the factors associated with gender differences. To answer this question, it is important to explore the factors that are regarded differently by different genders. The elements can then be used to ascertain the effect of gender on political orientation. Women are more supportive of family settings and are therefore more likely to be oriented to political parties with policies meant to safeguard the continuity of the household.
Equal legal rights, equal work, and equal pay are arguably the most prominent of women issues. Women are therefore more likely to be aligned with political parties that are more supportive of these matters. From this discussion, it is clear that gender by itself is not the primary determinant of political orientation but rather an issue associated with a particular gender whether male or female.

What are the implications of gender-based voting biases?
Biases premised on gender stereotypes have serious ramification on the entire governance system and enhancement of the democratic space in society. In many instances, gender biases inhibit objectivity in voting and override other important issues in voting. For example, the firm correlation between social issues and gender voting overrides more important matters such as economic development and better health care.
The preceding discussion explores three essential questions that are essential in understanding social issues and gender-based biases in voting. The questions are open-ended and, therefore, have no definite answers thereby expanding the scope of research on the topic.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Obesity and America: Management of the Epidemic

The U.S is one of the countries that have the highest number of obese people. The population of the obese people in this country keeps increasing. Obesity is a high-risk disease condition associated with other complications such as cardiac arrest and hypertension. The resultant conditions are responsible for the high mortality associated with obesity. The increase in the obesity cases and the danger associated with the disease makes obesity an important case to study.

According to Bray, the obesity cases are reaching critical levels with 250 million people in the world being obese. It contributes to the acquisition of life-threatening diseases including diabetes mellitus, coronary thrombosis, gallbladder disease, hypertension, cancer and osteoarthritis. These diseases may in turn cause death progressively.

Another significance of the research study is the social impact the disease has on the victims. Being overweight is associated with being gluttonous and unattractive. Obese people, therefore, live a traumatized life due to lack of confidence and low self-esteem. This can also lead to depression in the affected people.

Obese people are also less productive due to the social discrimination, other limiting conditions such as diseases and the fact that they are overweight. Due to this reason, as the rates of obesity rise, the productivity of the society and the country at large will reduce. To prevent the country from getting to such extremities, the disease needs to be controlled.

Obesity has lots of negative impacts on the society today. The surprising thing is that cases of obesity are soaring to a whole new level such that, it has been termed as an epidemic. There have been campaigns and public awareness created to educate people on how to control the disease. However, as evidenced by the ever increasing cases of obesity, more need to be done regarding the condition management in the U.S.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Creative writer being

Everyone cannot be a creative writer. It requires some skills. For starters you should follow few things to be a creative writer. If you are able to keep yourself inspired, deciplened and motivated. Your writings can be fun for everyone and your career in writing can be rewarding as well. If you build the necessary skills required for a creative writer you can enjoy your life by earning inside your bedroom lying on a bed and without even going to the office.

Inspiration and motivation

Inspiration and motivation are the two biggest hurdles a writer face. If you are enough motivated for the work you do. You can inspire other people as well by your writings, and they will follow you by witnessing your love and passion for the work. You will inspire them by working hard!
For some people motivation is related to rewards, and reward can be money you get for your hard work. So if you work hard enough, a lot of rewards are waiting for you and it also includes money, and trust me, a lot of it! You can only work hard if you are motivated enough for the task that you are given. Always find a way to keep yourself motivated for the job you are given.
Inspiration on the other hand is a little hard to come by. If you know the topic you want to write about, but the enough content is not present in your mind. Then it will be very hard for you to find the necessary words for the work you are given. Believe me I know this feeling. I was a reporter in a local newspaper and I had to cover the board meeting and write about it. The board meeting were always on Fridays and I had to cover everything until Saturday. I knew everything about the meetings. But I wasn't inspired of anything so it was always hard for me to find the proper words for that 4 to 5 page article.

I used to grab a cup of coffee at night and start writing article about the meetings. I couldn't find the specific words or the influential words, so I used to write that "sparks flew at the board meeting" etc. The expert at our office used to ask me that why sparks flew? What is the meaning of that? So he was the one who inspired me and through him I learned how to write. Inspiration is very important.
After I started writing properly about the board meetings and I was able to find the right words. It was always easy for me to write. I got motivated when I got the promotion. So get motivated and find your inspiration. It helps in getting rewards.