Starting your own business can be scary. It is an adventure that you are not sure how it will end, yet can be a blessing that is worth the risk. Know your why or whys and the how will come easy.
This is a book review about #GIRLBOSS by founder and CEO of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso. If you are looking for a personal development book or interested in being an entrepreneur, this book is for you!
Since 1996, the federal government has been working to ensure that mental health benefits are provided on the same level medical and surgical benefits are. Yet, things are not where they should be.
This was written in response to the lawsuits against Christians who refuse service to homosexuals. This type of thinking by Christians is the sum of the hypocrisy that the world sees in churches.
A poetic account of a five year relationship where the female was holding on to an ideal instead of facing the fact that the love really wasn't there.
The topic of wives submitting to their husbands comes up. I am a firm believer in this, but I do think that those outside Christianity do not really understand what it truly means.
Compassion fatigue is a form of chronic stress that can cause a person to come undone physical, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually because he or she has neglected the care of self.
Is it right to refuse or refer a client elsewhere because of religious preference? According to legal cases, the answer is no. Beliefs and values do not qualify for incompetency.
The hiring process is about building the right team for your company. Diversity and competency are dependent on the skills that the applicants bring to the position. Keywords: hiring process, building teams, diversity, competency
Understanding the why motivates the leader to keep going, which in turn produces success not only in the leader him or herself, but also in the people he or she leads and ultimately, the company. Keywords: mission statement, leadership, characteristics of a leader
The art of power and persuasion is balanced when there is an understanding of roles and responsibilities and people respect it. Keywords: management, leadership, power, persuasion, management style
The operations system is what that turns inputs into outputs because of a purpose behind a company’s existence within an environment. Keywords: operations, inputs, outputs, transformational activities
With knew advances in the medical field, deinstitutionalization has emerged and with it the discussion of whether a mentally ill person can have quality of life outside a mental hospital.
Poverty in America is seen as a negative thing where most people believe the individual in poverty has put themselves there. It is not thought to be the result of holes in their pyramid of needs.
The article “Adult Learners: Mostly Misunderstood and Underserved” states that adult learners are at risk of failure because America’s educational system fails them.
Keywords: adult learning, andragogy, informal learning, instructional technology
There are two different types of methods for assessing intelligence: psychological and pedagogical. Keywords: psychological method, pedagogical method, adult intelligence, knowledge structure
Are there actual differences in male and female brains that affect both what and how we learn? If so, how might taking these differences into consideration change our current practices in education?
Drug and alcohol is a major problem in the United States. It is imperative that we understand that there is help for the addict through counseling and therapy.
Person-centered counseling is non-directive. The therapist needs to allow the client to make decisions and come to conclusions by themselves.
Substance abuse is a major issue here in the United States. Addiction is a hard thing to break. With the help though of caring professionals, there is hope for the addict, which is addressed here.
Dual relationships in most service careers are looked down upon. In psychology, the two year rule seems to be the general opinion, but others state that once a client, always a client.
A look into how ethics play a part in psychology and protecting and servicing those we counsel.
The story of Bernard "Bernie" Madoff and his Ponzi Scheme: how it effected his family and caused great pain and loss to those he schemed.
In today's world, police corruption exists in every city. This article is specifically about Roger Rogerson and the corruption that surrounded him as he took his position of power and abused it.
Perception is everything. Unfortunately, America is "White"; hence, Black America is still portrayed in a negative light. This is something that Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others tried to fight.
A look at managing employees with antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia.
A look into how IBM handles the health of its employees.
Reflecting back on a relationship and realizing that I was good enough even though he was too blind to realize.
Personal poem reflecting on emotions of rocky relationship between self and children's father.
A look at the United States punitive criminal justice system & how it has led to an explosion of people incarcerated. It is time for change and the answer is already there if we take from what works.
Remediation, dumbing down assignments, just passing a child on, labeling students, etc. are all ways that we as teachers hurt students from reaching their potential. It is time for change.
A short story based on some true facts that happened when I was in elementary schoool although the ending is changed to relate to the poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy.
Watch video before reading article and decide for yourself whether field sobriety tests are needed when trying to convict someone of a DUI in the court of law.
What is the "CSI Effect"? How has it affected our court rooms and how jurors respond to evidence presented and witness testimony? Is it a legitimate problem that needs to be fixed?
Who was Aileen Carol Wuornos: was she a monster or a product of her environment?
Many think that psychopaths are created because of a poor living environment while they were in childhood. Science is now proving that environment is not the only factor.
A quick look at what borderline personality disorder is and why so many in prison seem to have it.
Debate has risen to whether marijuana should once again be legal for all, just for medical purposes, or stay illegal. Many have argued that the medical benefits outweigh any of the health concerns that the FDA or others say that marijuana causes (National Institute on Drug Abuse 2012). So the...
There has been a debate going that the issue of honor killings within the Muslim culture is a form of domestic violence against women. Are honor killings domestic violence?
Society has a view of what a criminal looks like: a male dressed poorly who looks mean, hard, or like the world has taken a toll on him. But is this really an accurate portrayal?
A chronological look at how a felony case could play out.
A look at Florida's Sexual Offender Laws and how Florida handles violators.
There is much debate over guns these days. But the question that so many are forgetting to ask is if it is really the guns that are doing the killing or if it is the people who pull the trigger?
Joan Rivers recently made a joke that is now under scrutiny for being anti-Semitic. But isn't Joan herself a Jew? So how can that be? Ironic...
Joan Knows Best on WE tv. Season 2 Episode Birthday Blues which was focused on Joan River's 78th birthday. This is a tribute to the fabulous Joan Rivers.
I've had very few Valentine's that have ended in happiness... When I was young, my dad always sent flowers to my school for me. But once I hit high school, Valentine's Day became a dreaded holiday.
Bullying is not something new. It has been around since the beginning of time. Recently, the media has taken ahold of the issue of bullying by encouraging us to take a stand against it.
A look at how law enforcement and local communities can work together to prevent crime and keep their neighborhoods safe.
Sometimes it is better to surrender than play the game or fight with someone. Just forgive and move on is sometimes the best option.
Actions speak louder than words. You can talk a good game, but only a fool is going to believe you when your actions don't match up to what your lips spew.
Homemade Tuna Melts that taste like they came right out of a mom and pop deli.
This recipe provides you with the ability to let everyone make their own stromboli.
Save some money and use some of the slices from your loaf of bread to make some delicious garlic bread to go with whatever pasta dish you may be cooking up for dinner.
Women in Combat Ban Lifted - History was made today on January 24, 2013, when the Pentagon decided to lift the 20 year old combat exclusion policy.
A look at how some technology can be beneficial to law enforcement when combatting crime and how it can also make us vulnerable to crime as well as how law enforcement balances using technology to fight crime and also understanding how it can cause crime.
Is buying a boy a baby doll a feminist move? Is it wrong? Are there toys that should only be for girls or only for boys? As a parent, I think the question we should ask when buying toys is what will help develop my child's proven interests and teach them lessons that will lead to their success...
After reflecting on my year, I had an epiphany about my life and the influences that had molded me to make certain choices in my life. Finding happily ever after starts with you finding what your hopes and dreams are and pursuing them without waiting for prince charming to come rescue you and take...
A look at the problem of violence in today's culture. What needs to be done to change the path our country in on with the mass shootings happening in our schools and places of gatherings? Martin Lurther King Jr. seemed to have an answer.
The first thing that the government longs to do is protect society from the harms that certain individuals could cause if left to themselves and not punished. The second thing is that our government also wants to be proactive in helping these misguided individuals to understand their wrongs and...
With that said, I think that our whole justice system needs a new way of looking at things. When things start to fail us and not work so well as they might have done in the past, it is time for revision. Punishment used to work, but now it is not so much of a deterrent. Sure, for some who may only...
What is a correctional officer? What are their responsibilities? Are there any dangers? These are some of the questions to consider if you want to become a correctional officer within a jail or prison.
When a woman is pregnant, it seems society gives her all the rights in deciding what is to come of her pregnancy - keep the baby or abort the baby (adoption is the only avenue that requires both parties to agree). But is this fair? What about the man? Shouln't he have rights too since he did...
In today’s world, there are certain activities such as drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes that have been saved for “adults”. Yet, there has been a trend occurring involving the sentencing of juveniles to adult prisons for certain crimes they have committed. Most people would say that...
Some methodologies of crime prevention other than deterrence and punishment are diversion, shaming, restorative justice, and problem solving courts.
Because of overcrowding issues and the cost of building more prisons, our government has started to out source through private corporations who already have buildings built that can be used as prisons. The issues of out sourcing have raised a topic for debate on whether profit is causing the...
The five goals of sentencing are punishment, deterrence, incapacitation, rehabilitation, and restitution.
Looking for a place to have fun and feed your tums? Splitsville Bowling Alley is the place to do it with great food and accomodating so all can bowl!
When I was in high school, they still had that scared straight field trip that all tenth graders went on when they took their Life Skills class. Tenth grade was the first time that I got to get an understanding of the difference between what a jail was and what a prison was. In my county, the jail...
Ever thought of planning a vacation to Tampa, Florida? If you do, The Florida Aquarium is a must "sea" attraction that brings delight for the whole family. Make sure you plan at least half a day for this fun filled attraction located on Channelside Drive in Tampa, Florida.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now been able to link such energy drinks as Monster and 5-Hour Energy to deaths and serious illnesses such as heart attacks, convulsions, and spontaneous abortions. The problem with these drinks, especially 5-Hour Energy, is that you really don't know how...
The question that arose out of the Smith v. United States case was, “Does withdrawing from a conspiracy prior to the statute of limitations period put the burden of persuasion on the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused was a member of the conspiracy during the relevant...
This morning when I awoke to my Facebook, I noticed a lot of my church going friends (Christians) were bashing President Obama and making comments about wanting to puke all because Obama won over Romney. I am not going to say whom I voted for as there were a lot of things I believed Romney had...
Does the 2nd Amendment apply to the states because it is incorporated by the 14th Amendment's Privileges & Immunities or Due Process Clauses and thereby made applicable to the states?
I came across this news article done by ABC News that really caught my attention and got me thinking. The heading was "Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid, U.S. Says No Thanks". I had to read the article. As I read the article, I wasn't sure if the U.S. made the right decision to say no.
“Does a city violate the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause if the city takes private property and sells it for private development with the hopes the development will help the city’s bad economy?”
A look at how technology is causing the criminal justice field to change in its approach to crime.
A look at the different types of sentences a criminal may get and how effective they may be with making sure the criminal doesn't commit crime again.
A look at how our culture and economy may impact the field of juvenile justice.
How do we prevent juveniles from entering a life of crime?
Why are juveniles attracted to gang life? How do we prevent it?
What are the rights of juveniles when they are arrested? What every parent should know as well as their child.
A look at some careers in the criminal justice field (as they relate to my personality).
A look at the different categories in the criminal justice world.
A look at why criminal law is imporant and what it does for the community.
Did you know the the Fifty Shade Trilogy is not just about sex? It is more about love and what a women wants in a relationship.
Love Korean food? Try these eggrolls and let me know what you think.
The Medieval Ages lasted over a span of 700 years. It was a rather dark time, even though the Catholic Church was the dominant power during this time. And during this dark time, torture was a prevalent means of justice and investigation.
A biography of Zora Neale Hurston and how her life reflects within her writing of Their Eyes Were Watching God.
The use of Dark Ages instead of Medieval Age is used a lot in making reference to this time period because that was what this period was – dark. People based their belief system on two things: mysticism and whatever the Church deemed to be true. This was the time before the Reformation and...
A look at the history of juvenile justice and the different approaches to what the future of juvenile justice may look like.
One of the biggest issues in our country today is gay marriage. You have one side that argues for it based on the utilitarianism thought and then you have those that argue against it based on the relativism thought. So which side is right and which side is wrong?
Is it unconstitutional for corporations to fund political broadcasts during elections? After reading the 1st Amendment that gives us the freedom of speech, I would say that it would not be unconstitutional.
The debate is whether Intelligent Design is a science or religion's effort to inch into schools. Our Supreme Court has determined that Intelligent Design would violate our 1st Amendment if our government said it will be taught alongside evolution.
The 14th Amendment gives equal rights to all persons. When it comes to the military, men and women do not have equal rights when it comes to service and training. Isn't this a violation to the Constitution?
The 14th Amendment in the Constitution says that all persons are to not be deprived of life, liberty, or property, yet we as a Nation continue to deprive same-sex couples the right to be married and enjoy the benefits that come with marriage. So are we violating the Constitution by denying same-sex...
It takes two to create a mess within a relationship. Pointing the finger instead of admitting our faults will not resolve the issue but just compound the problem. We must learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness ourselves.