Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you MittsKolearBeid for nominating me for the sunshine blogger award.

These are the questions she has presented:

  1. What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? Probably the Colorado mountains! More specifically, Maroon Bells.
  2. Name a celebrity you think is lame? Kylie Jenner haha
  3. If you could be a cartoon character for a week, who would you be? Any character from Steven Universe.
  4. What’s your favorite childhood book? A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin
  5. Cake or pie? Cake!!
  6. If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose? Barnes and Noble, no doubt about it.
  7. Which of the Seven Dwarfs is most like you? Sleepy, I cant relate to him.
  8. What is your favorite movie quote? Hmm, I really don’t have one? I have a lot of TV quotes but no movie quotes, sorry.
  9. Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or the Nobel Peace prize? Nobel Peace prize!
  10. What do you think is the greatest invention of all time? Digital art.
  11. What’s a great book you’ve read recently? No. 6 by Atsuko Asano.

Thank you again for nominating me!!

If I pay for 100% of my college education, would I be better off if my parents will give me a college graduation present: half of the money they presently plan to pay for my college costs?

If I pay for 100% of my college education, would I be better off if my parents will give me a college graduation present: half of the money they presently plan to pay for my college costs?

Well, I am not sure that would really be the best? I would rather have the money at the beginning of my college education, that way I do not have to fall into debt, or at least more debt.  I would rather have the whole of the money – so I could take out a big chunk of the tuition or whatever else. You could say – ‘but what about after college? You will be in a tough spot without any money.’ I think regardless I will be in a tough spot. If I get the money after graduation, that money would probably go directly to paying off my debt and not towards my own personal savings. If I got the money as I started college, I could pay off what I could in the beginning and form a plan for the next how many years I was going to be in college. I would not have that money at the end of college but I do believe I would be better off if I got the money at the beginning of my college education. Now if they give half the money at the beginning of my college education and half at the end, I do think that could work to some extent but I would rather have the entirety of the money at the beginning just so I would get what I debt I have out of the way.

Think of marine mammals, which breathe air like we do but drink only salt water; and think of fish such as salmon which live part of their life in saltwater and part in freshwater. How do aquatic organisms deal with the different concentrations of salt in the water?

Think of marine mammals, which breathe air like we do but drink only salt water; and think of fish such as salmon which live part of their life in saltwater and part in freshwater. How do aquatic organisms deal with the different concentrations of salt in the water?

For marine mammals in this case, consume large amounts of water and have the excess chloride ions removed (L156) via active transport and the ions are excreted by the kidneys. Sodium ions will then passively follow the chloride ions through all of this. For salmon, they function like fresh water fish when in fresh water, and in salt water salmon release cortisol to help them with the salt water. Cortisol is a hormone that helps with the filtration and removal of sodium and chloride ions.

(1) What are some of Marx’s criticisms of capitalism? (2) How might you respond to the criticisms you discussed in question 1?

(1) What are some of Marx’s criticisms of capitalism?

Some of Marx’s criticisms of captialism is that it will make workers worse off. Another one is that there is alienation because people specialize in one thing (or a couple).

(2) How might you respond to the criticisms you discussed in question 1?

How I would respond to the criticisms is that if the workers are worse off  then it was from there laziness. The concept of ‘having more leisure’ yes, seems appealing but highly unrealistic. If the workers are worse off it is because they took more leisure time and did not realize that they were slowing dropping in class in the society. As for the alienation, people usually go into a career that they want to go into. This does not create alienation between people but the mutual understanding that ‘that person went into that because they wanted to, and I went into this because I wanted to’ by giving the option of people being able to just switch careers left and right can create a very unstable society. It could create food shortages, lack of basic produce, lack of a lot of things.

What marketing advantages do I now have that I did not have when the week began?

What marketing advantages do I now have that I did not have when the week began?

Some of the marketing advantages that I did not have at the beginning of the week is to understand that it is okay to start out slow. I have kind of been in the mindset of that if you start a business, you instantly have to be super successful. But that is not the case. It is okay to start small, sometimes you dont even need a building to host your business. Sometimes, its all online. And that is okay! Starting small is good, it means you have room to grow and now I know that. Another marketing advantage that I learned this week that I did not know before is that, AdWords is the best way to go. That you will be able to reach more people with AdWords and be able to get your name out easier. AdWords can help your business in a ton of ways, from getting your name out their, to rapidly testing the format of your advertisement. Many small business men do not use AdWords and they do not reap the benefits of using it. By using AdWords you can easily reach local people, and people looking to visit your town.  Another marketing advantage that I did not know of at the beginning of the week is that the landing page is key. Yes, I always thought the landing page was important but this week really shined a light on how important it really is. Looking back on my own personal online shopping, I can realize that I judged a store by its landing page. I really did not care about the other pages, I really did not even look at them. This week made me realize how important the landing page really is.  AdWords can help with your landing page so it is like they go hand in hand. The landing page holds the first impression – which is the most important. The landing page generates the action step and gives the buyer the incentive to look into the other pages of the website. Another marketing advantage that I learned with week that I did not know before is that  people want to buy from people, not institutions. People would rather buy from a person, who they can relate with, than an institution that is just all business. People want to buy from people, we want to buy from someone with who we can relate with.

(1) Describe the models of society laid out by Althusius and Hobbes. (2) Can smaller political units contribute to the cause of liberty? If so, how?

Describe the models of society laid out by Althusius and Hobbes.

Althusius’  model of society is shown in Political, 1603. It is a society in a series of levels, a federative polity. Family authority might precede the federal government, etc. Hobbes’ model of society is shown in Leviathan, 1651. It is a society that is on a flat plain, no other social authority precedes this central government.

Can smaller political units contribute to the cause of liberty? If so, how?

Yes, I believe so.Because the smaller the unit, the easier it is for people to move away from that unit or state. Given that, smaller units have to be less oppressive and be more gracious towards the common people. Because they are small, they also have to look into world trade and be open with their economy.

How does your body “know” when you are hungry/not hungry? Describe the organs, chemicals, and mechanisms that affect feelings of hunger and satiety.

How does your body “know” when you are hungry/not hungry? Describe the organs, chemicals, and mechanisms that affect feelings of hunger and satiety.

Well, your stomach feels ‘full’ when it is stretched. So to send the signal of feeling ‘hungry’ it needs to be either empty or very much so. Ghrelin is the hormone that makes you feel ‘hungry.’ The stomach will continue to release this hormone until it is stretched again. After the stomach has stretched enough, it will release Leptin to stop the body from eating anymore.  These feedback mechanisms regulate the concentration of glucose in the blood. They will act immediately so you don’t have to do anything, you will just naturally feel hungry or full. Ghrelin and Leptin are hormones and also deal with the storage of energy. The release and signalling of these hormones is instinctive and you consciously don’t have to anything to stimulate your appetite.