There are several methods that are used to help an organization change. This article compares the top two methods.
System Dynamics models are often used to simulate a variety of complex systems in relatively easy to understand terms. This modeling approach has many purposes that stretch beyond the college campus.
Every computer model is an abstraction of realty. This is by definition. Models are usually designed to represent reality but it is not reality itself.
Yum! Brands Multidomestic Strategy Helps to Position Itself as a Global Leader in the Fast Food Industry
Yum! Brands focuses their multidomestic strategy on building recognizable brands that people "trust and champion." Here are the 10 strategic decisions that they use to help ensure global success.
Many years ago my great grandfather introduced me to the best barbecue that you could ever imagine. Barbecue brought our family together and created memories that will live with me forever.
The issue of taxation is something that will always be contentious among society - I doubt there will ever be a time when a tax is consider fair and equitable by all inhabitants of society.
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Land subsidence caused by groundwater withdrawal poses a significant threat to governments, businesses, and the general public.
Learn about the three basic types of 3D printers and where they came from.
Materialism is consuming society at a rate never experienced before. What does this mean for our future?
Has the Internet been a force for positive or negative change? Whatever your opinion, you can't argue with the fact that this technology has significant;y changed our world.
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Prepare yourself for another journey exploring the world of cats through the lens of mathematics.
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How many cats fit into the trunk of a Honda Civic....and other fun math problems involving our favorite feline friends
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Learn about how Albert Camus reflected his personal life within his most famous works, The Stranger and The Plague.
Learn about how the emergence of consumer grade 3D printer technology will initiate the downfall of society as we know it.
Ever wonder if a room gets smaller when you paint it? The answer may surprise you...
America's everyday heroes are people that may normally go unnoticed through everyday life, however, they are never forgotten and by no means unappreciated.
Want to know what exactly makes a hero? Learn what characteristics set heroes apart from the rest of us.
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Ever wondered how many M&M's can fit in a container?
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Which animals are the fastest runners when you scale their speed to compensate for their body size? The results may surprise you.
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In this article I analyze my shoe wearing habits to determine how durable they really are.
There are many things that can lead to a relationship's demise. In this article, I discuss six of the biggest problems facing married couples today.
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Regression equations are frequently used by scientists, engineers, and other professionals to predict a result given an input. These equations have many applications and can be developed with relative ease. In this...
In this article, I will explain step-by-step how to replace a water coolant outlet (sometimes called a coolant air bleeder) on a 2006 to 2009 Dodge Charger with a 2.7L engine. This guide does not cover the RT, SRT, and...
For most of you who are already familiar with ArcGIS 10 (and its extensions, 3d Analyst & spatial Analyst), converting between different digital elevation model formats is a no brainer. For example, it would be...
One often over-looked issue with regards to backyard pools is how much water you would expect to lose to evaporation in any given year. If left unchecked, evaporation can affect the pool's chemical balance as well as...
Don't you just love food? In today's society food it is cheap, easy to store & transport, and available to the consumer at anytime. So how much food do we really eat and how has it changed over time?
Nerd is a word that often used to describe an individual who is characterized as being intelligent yet is socially inept. But what characteristics make a person a "nerd" and how do you know when you are one...
In addition to seeing improvements on older weaponry, warriors and soldiers experienced the creation and the use of many new technologies including explosives, revolvers, and automatic machine guns.
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When you want to know the distance between two locations, it's not quite as simple as pulling out a map and laying a ruler on it. In today's technologically advanced world, there are many mathematical methods that can...
From the lack of rain during times of drought to the dangers of floods when we receive too much of it, rainfall impacts everybody. So just how is a storm's rainfall depth measured, obtained, and reported to the public?
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Since the introduction of slavery in the Americas in the early 1600’s, Christianity has had a powerful effect on the African American culture. When the European settlers discovered the communities in Africa, they...
If you are like the millions of people electing to drive their cars beyond the 100,000 mile mark, it would be wise of you to invest the money into getting the proper maintenance needed that this integral moment in your...
Through the use of innovative concepts and the simplification of the shopping experience, former Apple employee, Ron Johnson, aspires to restore the integrity of the JC Penney brand and completely transform the company...
Our world is filled a multitude of geologic hazards that can cause extensive property damage and even loss of human life. Mass wasting is one of those hazards that can be avoided or mitigated if you are prepared. Learn...
One of the easiest ways that you can incorporate the principles of green living into your everyday life is by installing a solar hot water at your home. No matter which type of solar hot water heater that you choose to...
It is truly amazing to think about how water has so many unique and amazing properties. But just what is it about water that makes it so versatile, useful, essential, and unique?
Water harvesting is a great way to help curtail your dependence on municipal water to irrigate your landscaping. If you are thinking about constructing some swales, micro-basins, or even rain barrels to capture...
Have you have considered the power potential of the human body? What about the energy stored in a raindrop? In this article I discuss five strange methods that could one day become an integral way that civilization...
The uses of math for the layperson are essentially endless. No matter whether you are a struggling student, a homeowner, or someone simply trying to lose weight, math is the universal language that has an something to...
An accurate Digital Elevation Model is one of the most important elements needed to perform a GIS analysis. But what exactly is a DEM, how are they created, and how is this information stored and represented in the...
Did you know that it may be your choice of major and not the economy that's potentially holding you back? If you're thinking about going off to college, but aren't sure what to major in, consider the versatility of the...
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Wouldn’t be nice to be able to determine your body fat percentage without the use of expensive scales, special devices, or traveling to see the doctor? Here are five methods that you can use to estimate your body...
Knowing the common methods that these criminals use to illegally obtain your information can help prevent you from becoming a victim. So just how do these cowardly criminals steal your identity?
As a licensed security guard with your own company, you will have the freedom to choose when and where you want work. If you're thinking about starting your own security business and aren't sure where to start, here are...
Modern technology has afforded us many choices when it comes to residential plumbing. Each pipe material has some inherent advantages and disadvantages associated with it. This article describes and compares the...
Many people already realize the importance that recycling has on our society and way of life. However, if you still need more convincing, here are five big reasons why you need to start recycling today.
Obtaining continuing education and training is something that will prove beneficial to all people currently employed or seeking a new job. From the unemployed construction worker to the top level business executive,...
As the climate changes, our groundwater supplies are suffering significant losses. Increases in droughts, land subsidence, and sea level rise all pose a major threat to this precious resource. Here are some trends and...
When it comes sustainability in our world, we need to be concerned about three key areas. The important concepts of environmental, economic, and social sustainability form a basis from which good decisions and actions...
Without change, our dependence on petroleum and coal for power could someday lead to society's demise. But why wait for the inevitable when we can enact change now? With a multitude of viable energy sources at our...
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The Walnut Street Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg Pennsylvania is a pedestrian bridge with a unique history. Cherished by the people, this bridge has existed in its original form for over 120 years. ...
Ever wondered how long a new propane tank will last on your grill? Here is a way that you can calculate your estimated propane usage time with a simple formula I created.
Thinking critically about the ads that we see can help us discern many things about it. These things can help us determine the trustworthiness of the ad as well as if it is a scam or not.
Did you know that there are devices out there that can create water out of thin air? Atmospheric Water Generators may be our solution to solving the world's water crisis.
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A geographic information system (GIS) can revolutionize your business strategy and enable you improve your business in many ways. Knowing the spatial relationships between you, your customers, and your suppliers can...
Americans use over 80 billion Aluminum cans each year. What would happen if each person living in the USA reduced their consumption of aluminum cans by only 1 per week? This article analyses the possible results of such...
Farmers use a variety of potentially toxic chemicals to prevent pests from consuming our food. Unfortunately, many of these chemicals can be bioaccumulated in our bodies or biomagnified through the food chain. Over...
Would you know how to create a fire if you didn't have any matches? In this article, I discuss 18 different methods that you can use to create a fire when resources are scarce.
A great photograph can literally improve the viewer ship, quality, and overall feel of your websites, blogs, and internet articles. Here is a long list of free creative commons licensed image, picture, and photograph...
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When doing pushups, do you know how much weight you are lifting? In this article, I calculate the percentage of your body weight that is lifted during a pushup.
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All of the processes and activities on this Earth can be categorized into six main spheres (or systems). We must understand these systems and how they interact with each other to truly understand humanity's impact on...
Overuse of our groundwater resources has resulted in an ever prevalent problem of Earth fissures. As a property owner or potential buyer of land, there are several things you need to know about these large cracks in...
When making investments in tangible goods, it is always wise to consider the long term monetary cost of owning it. This article discuss the concept of life cycle costs and how it can be used to determine the true cost...
Herein lies a detailed analysis of Edgar Allen Poe's famous short story "The Cask of Amontillado." This story of a vengeful murder is still popular today, even 150 years after it was published.
Illegal street racing is a growing trend, and has been since the advent of the automobile, but in recent years there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of street races. This article examines the possible causes...
Advertisers have always pushed the edge when it comes to getting the word out on a product. Here are 5 tried and true advertising gimmicks that are guaranteed to coerce the consumer into spending their money.
The evaporation and transpiration, or evapotranspiration, of water are a small but vital part of the hydrologic cycle. What exactly are these processes, and how do scientists measure them?
Imagine that a disaster has occurred and access to cheap, clean, and uncontaminated water was suddenly interrupted. This article discusses three different ways to make water safe for use when resources are scarce.
Hard water is a main contributor of the deterioration of our water distribution infrastructure. Removing the hardness causing minerals using lime and soda ash is a fairly simple process that has been used to treat...
Rainfall is a type of precipitation that occurs when water vapor in the atmosphere condenses into droplets that can no longer be suspended in the air. Precipitation will occur when an air mass has cooled enough to...
How to Replace a Brake Light Switch on a Chrysler 300 (2005-2009), Dodge Charger (2006-2009), or Magnum (2005-2008)
This how-to repair guide details the steps necessary to replace the brake light switch on a Chrysler 300 (2005-2009), Dodge Charger (2006-2009, or Dodge Magnum (2005-2008). This guide may not necessarily cover the RT,...
Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America? More than 1,500 people a day die from skin cancer; only heart disease causes more deaths . What's more interesting to note is that this type...
In this article I will discuss several ways that you can charitably recycle many everyday items that you probably have in your home right now.
When people make the transition from being a 'worker' to becoming a supervisor, they are often both eager and apprehensive about their new found power. They may have earned their turn to supervise, but may lack the...
As with so many things in human history and society, technological growth is occurring at an accelerated rate. This growth curve will one day reach a near vertical phase; technological changes will occur so...
Whether its to go get a gallon of milk, drop off the kids at soccer practice, or go to work, most of us drive a car everyday. And every day that we travel, we are likely to drive on a road that was paved with asphalt....
Why do advertisers so often use exaggerations of real images to convey messages and sell their product? Advertisers are in competition with each other; the winner is the one who sells there product to you. They can...
We make decisions every day that affect our lives and the lives of others. These decisions may involve anything from deciding where to eat dinner to how to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. Some decisions, such as...
Road rage and aggressive driving in America is an ever-prevalent problem. Each year up to 5 percent of car accidents, deaths, and injuries are caused by road rage (NHTSA). If you haven't realized it yet, something...
Moore’s law basically states that the capabilities of our technology will double every 18 months. This law of exponential growth has held true in almost every piece of technology that we can think of. The field of...
Life without technology is unimaginable for most people. Every device that we have ever created has significant impacts to humanity in general.