Saturday, July 18, 2020

Steps-by-Step Process for How To Start a Blog

Steps-by-Step Process for How To Start a Blog WHY STARTING A BLOGEverything starts with an idea. Inventors are able to create something out of nothing because they suddenly had an idea. Businessmen become successful after starting their companies based on a random (or maybe not so random) idea that came to them at one point or another.The same thing goes for blogging. You have to really want to start a blog.Therefore, you should first address the why of the matter. Why should you build a blog?In the past, blogs served mainly as online journals or diaries, where bloggers can put down their thoughts and ideas in their own “small space” online, and have everyone else read about it. The evolution of blogging over the years made blogs more than just virtual diaries, as we all know. Today, blogging is seen as one of the most effective ways of sharing information and a useful means of communication in a highly fast-paced world. It also has a fun aspect to it, so you can find bloggers who do it because they enjoy it. In some cases, it is a way for some bloggers to gain recognition and build a reputation for themselves in a specific niche. Incidentally, blogging has also become a lucrative enterprise, and bloggers now see it as a way to earn money or even make a living out of it! In fact, the latter reason is quite possibly the most persuasive reason for many people looking to start their own blog.By knowing your specific reasons, you will have a clearer direction as you go about the short and relatively simple process of setting up a blog and getting started on your blogging journey.5-STEP MINI-COURSE ON HOW TO START YOUR BLOG There was a time when starting a blog sounded so complicated, only a few were “brave enough” to actually make an attempt at starting one. But, these days, it has become so much easier for practically anyone to start a blog, as evidenced by the hundreds of thousands of blogs that are cropping up left, right and center on the internet.But how does one start a blog? Do you need to have specific tools in order to get one off the ground? How much do you have to have in your bank account in order to sustain it, much less set it up? How difficult a road should you expect to find yourself in when you are starting a blog?These are only a few of the many questions asked by those who want to start a blog, but have no idea where to start. Here, we will try our best to cover the basics of how you can start your very own blog and, a little later, on how you can start one real quickly on Bluehost, one of the most popular and commonly used blogging webhosts today.The first thing you should do? G et that spark going. © pixabay | kpgolfproIn this article, we will explore 1) why starting a blog, then we will guide you through 2) a  5-step mini course on how to start your blog,  and 3) practical steps for starting a blog on Bluehost in under 5 minutes.WHY STARTING A BLOGEverything starts with an idea. Inventors are able to create something out of nothing because they suddenly had an idea. Businessmen become successful after starting their companies based on a random (or maybe not so random) idea that came to them at one point or another.The same thing goes for blogging. You have to really want to start a blog.Therefore, you should first address the why of the matter. Why should you build a blog?In the past, blogs served mainly as online journals or diaries, where bloggers can put down their thoughts and ideas in their own “small space” online, and have everyone else read about it. The evolution of blogging over the years made blogs more than just virtual diaries, as we all know. Today, blogging is seen as one of the most effective ways of sharing information and a useful means of communication in a highly fast-paced world. It also has a fun aspect to it, so you can find bloggers who do it because they enjoy it. In some cases, it is a way for some bloggers to gain recognition and build a reputation for themselves in a specific niche. Incidentally, blogging has also become a lucrative enterprise, and bloggers now see it as a way to earn money or even make a living out of it! In fact, the latter reason is quite possibly the most persuasive reason for many people looking to start their own blog.By knowing your specific reasons, you will have a clearer direction as you go about the short and relatively simple process of setting up a blog and getting started on your blogging journey.5-STEP MINI-COURSE ON HOW TO START YOUR BLOGThere are various resources online (and offline) that will teach you how to start. Some are lengthier than others, while most make the process seem easier than it actually is.You can either follow our video guide below or read further. We can simplify the process of starting a blog by breaking it down into 5 major steps.Step 1: Decide on what you will blog about.What should your blog be about? What blogging niche should you target? This may require a bit of self-reflection and introspection on your part.The general idea would be to blog about something that you are knowledgeable about or, if not, you are passionate about. If you are creating a blog because you want to share knowledge with the others, you have to at least know more than the basics of the subject you have chosen for your blog. The danger of creating a blog on something that you are not really all that interested in, or not passionate enough about, is that you will soon lose what little interest you had in the beginning, and discontinue blogging. I’m pretty sure that is not what you want to happen, is it?There are instances where bloggers talk about pretty much anythi ng and everything under the sun in their blog. They take the “online diary” very literally and turn their blogs into personal spaces where they rant and rave about things that matter to them, then talk about even the most mundane things, like how their day went, or what food they ate the previous day. However, you will notice that these kinds of blogs rarely, if ever, become successful. The answer? Narrow things down to give your blog focus.Pick a topic that you love or are most passionate about, because then you will feel more inspired to start the blog and continue maintaining it. Are you into photography and would like to connect with other photography enthusiasts through your blog? Do you enjoy to experiment with cooking and backing? Do you have a deep interest in fashion and beauty? Are you skilled or knowledgeable in matters related to technology? Then you now have a starting point.Step 2: Decide on the blogging platform and web hosting that you will use.The first things y ou have to choose is the blogging platform and web hosting services for your blog.The blogging platformWhat differentiates a regular site from a blog is the blogging platform. This is a service or software that effectively turns a website into a functional blog. Its content management system feature enables a blog to have Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, Image Management, Post Management, and even Search Engine Optimization. Blogging platforms: WordPress, Tumblr, TypePadThere are a number of blogging platforms that aspiring bloggers can choose from, with the most popular ones being WordPress (the most popular among bloggers), Blogger, Tumblr, and Typepad. WordPress is the most popular blogger platform based on the facts that about 75 million websites and about 50% of the worlds top blogs are set up using WordPress.When choosing your blogging platform, you have to make the following considerations:The cost. Great news. Some of the best blogging platforms are actually free, so you don’t have to worry about setup costs. Of course, if you prefer, you can also choose those that charge a monthly fee. Just make sure they will make it worth your while, by offering additional features.Simplicity and friendly user interface. Not all first-time bloggers are knowledgeable when it comes to things such as coding or design. Make sure that the platform offers customization optionsLook and feel. Of course, you may have a vague idea on how your blog should look like. Some blogging platforms are able to make your blog look more professional or personal, depending on your preference. This is where you should look into the various customization options, as well as the themes and designs available.Some blogging platforms are more prone to security threats than others. This might require more in-depth research, so you have to read up on articles, reviews, testimonials, and the thoughts and opinions of other bloggers and experts on blogging in general.Technical support availability. Even if you have ample technical knowledge about blogging, you are bound to run into several snags or encounter areas that confuse you. It would help if the blogging platform also offers quality technical support.The webhosting serviceYou also have to decide which webhosting service you are going to avail of. A webhost is a company that offers space on a server in order to make their clients’ websites or blogs accessible o n the internet. In other words, they are providing the space that you will occupy on the worldwide web.We recommend to use Bluehost when starting a blog as it offers very affordable and very good service. Below we provide practical steps for how to create an account and to set up a WordPress blog on Bluehost.This is under the presumption that you are willing to pay for hosting for your blog, instead of using the many free alternatives available.There are many reasons why you would be better off choosing self-hosting instead of a free one, especially if you are truly serious about the blog you are going to set up. If you choose to pay premium for webhosting, you will have the advantage of being able to have your own domain name and having full control of your blog, from how it would look to its security and backup issues.The many webhosting service providers have varying rates and prices, with corresponding features. When choosing a web hosting service, the things to consider are:The amount of webspace they are able to provide. You should anticipate growing your blog in the future, so you might want to consider a webhost that offers more than enough web space. You also have to consider the content you are going to put on your blog. If it is going to be media-heavy (images, videos, audio), then you should definitely get more web space.The cost and mode of payment. You are willing to pay for web hosting, but how much are you willing to shell out? This is a point of comparison for many aspiring bloggers, comparing the fees charged by the different webhosting service providers. Some providers charge on a monthly basis while others make their clients pay annually. Again, this will depend on your willingness and capacity to pay.Customization and availability of tools. The webhost should give you a certain degree of control on how you want your blog to be hosted. Compare the different plans and see which ones offer the type of customization and control tools and featu res that you think you will need for your blog.This encompasses the security measures in place, uptime, as well as the speed of access. You do not want a webhost that always encounters problems, causing your blog to be down many times. If your blog also takes forever to load, your readers may go elsewhere.Step 3: Set up your blog: design it, tweak it.You now have a blogging platform and you’ve chosen a webhost. If not, read further on practical steps to choose and setup your blog with Bluehost below. You also registered your respective accounts with them. Now it is time to set up your blog.Choose a name and a domain name.A domain name is more than just the URL of your blog, or the string that users will type in the address bar in order to view and read your blog. Your name and domain name are the identity of your blog, so you have to make sure that you give it a lot of thought. In order to get some ideas feel free to use domain generator website like for example Namemesh where you can input your initial idea and see several combinations of domains which are available for a purchase.When picking a domain name, here are some points that you should keep in mind:The domain name must be memorable and easy to remember. Some domain names are not memorable because they are complicated, so make sure that they are also relatively easy to remember, so it would be easy for people to type them on the address bar of their browsers.A trick used by the best bloggers is to choose domain names that are short, catchy and easy to pronounce and spell out. This isn’t to say that they should be too simple. It would be good if you are able to make it unique, maybe by combining two words or blending them together (Facebook, Microsoft), tweaking a word or play with puns (Travelocity, Pinterest), or come up with new words altogether (Etsy).The domain name must be easily identifiable with the topic, subject of niche you are blogging about. Use keywords that are meaningful and have an easy register with anyone reading it, such that they will immediately have an idea what the blog is about just by reading the domain name.The domain name’s extension should also be relevant and specific. There are other extensions besides .com. Examples of the most commonly used extensions used by blogs are .info, .net, and .biz.Set the look and feel of your blog.It’s time to design your blog and make it look the way you want it to.Choose a theme: You would have to look through the design and customization options available in your blogging platform. If you chose a blogging platform like WordPress, which offers thousands of themes to choose from, then you have most of the work done for you. All that’s left is choosing which theme to use and start tweaking from there. Of course, if you happen to be knowledgeable in coding, then this would not be a problem. But if you are starting your blog with zero coding knowledge, choosing a theme is the way to go. We choose the StudioPress theme* based on Genesis* framework in WordPress, so that nice and catchy design was bundled with several technical advantages of the Genesis framework.Tweak your blog: This is actually the fun part, although not necessarily the easiest. You already have a theme in place, now you can start modifying the theme so your blog will look the way that you pictured it to be. You can tinker with the colors, the font styles and sizes, illustration images, and the other features you want to appear on your blog. Depending on the blogging platform, this part may be very easy, or very complicated. That’s why you have to take into consideration the customization options when choosing which platform to use.Choose your plugins: Do not go around and using as many plugins as you can. Choose only those that are going to be of actual use to your blog. The most common plugins are the share-button plugins for linking to social media websites, calendar plugins, comments and spam filter plugins, and backu p and database plugins, to name a few. For example, we are using Monarch plugin* for social media sharing buttons, editorial calendar from Editorial Calendar plugin, comments from Jetpack plugin, backup from BackUpWordPress plugin.Step 4: Make it live!It’s time to launch your blog! You might want to set a specific time and date for it, instead of randomly making it live out of the blue. Put the word out to your friends, family, and acquaintances. Let them know that you will be launching your blog. Consider this as your first step in growing (and marketing) your blog.Step 5: Write great content.It’s time to fill your blog with content that will attract visitors and keep them coming back. Good content is not enough; it should be great content.Your content should not only be great and creative; they should also be compelling, relevant, and offer value to your readers. What will they get out of your content? Will they gain knowledge or know-how from it? Will the content somehow solv e a problem they may have?It also has a lot to do with the presentation of the content. Use images, videos and other media that will add value to your content. Content should also be added regularly. It might not be daily, especially if you do not have enough time to curate your content every day, but make sure there are regular updates. You might want to schedule a day in the week or the month to upload new content. Never leave your blog quiet for long stretches of time. An inactive blog is a blog that is not worth checking out.PRACTICAL STEPS FOR STARTING A BLOG ON BLUEHOST IN UNDER 5 MINUTESBluehost is one of the most trusted hosting providers today. The mere fact that it has been providing webhosting services since 2003, and managed to stay on top of various lists of “best webhost service providers” today means that they are doing something very, very right.Bluehost is ideal for those who are just getting started on blogging. They offer one of the most inexpensive rates arou nd, they are the easiest to setup (largely thanks to its partnership with WordPress, one of the most commonly used blogging platforms).First-time bloggers can avail of Bluehost’s web hosting for $3.95 per month*, and that already includes a free domain name (a $15 value/year), free site builders and one-click WordPress install. Of course, there is also the 24/7 support that you will get from the Bluehost technical support team via chats, phone and email.Given our experience with the Bluehost service we would like to share how you can start your own blog on Bluehost in just 5 minutes â€" or less than that, even! Here’s how.1. Create a Bluehost account.Click here to start your WordPress blog on Bluehost* and click on “Get Started Now”. Select the hosting package or plan that you want to avail of. There are three options available: BASIC, PLUS, and PRO. Since you are just starting out, we recommend you choose the BASIC plan. Don’t worry, you can choose to upgrade later when your blog has grown and you need more features. The BASIC plan costs $3.95 per month and will provide 50GB space for one website, one domain included, and 5 email accounts with 100 MB storage each.1. You will be asked for a domain name. If you have an existing domain and you want to sign up with that, choose that option. If you have a new domain you want, type that in the appropriate box. You may also pick the extension you want. If the domain you requested is available, you will be directed to the next step.2. Fill up the form with the required information.Account Information your personal information, including your address and contact details. Package Information choose the Account Plan (your preferred duration of the plan, with the corresponding prices), and other add-ons such a Constant Contact, Domain Privacy Protection, Site Backup Pro, Search Engine Jumpstart and SiteLock Security. These have corresponding prices. We suggest you skip them for the time being because you may not be needing them yet. Uncheck the options. Billing Information choose the payment option you prefer. 3. Agree to the Terms of Service and Policies of Bluehost, and click Submit.4. When presented with additional options for other upgrades you might want to purchase, skip them, and just click on “Complete”. You have just successfully created a Bluehost account.5. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you used to sign up. Check your inbox to confirm so you can log in to your account.6. You will be asked to create a password for your Bluehost account. Follow the parameters suggested by Bluehost so you can come up with a strong password.2. Log into your Bluehost account.1. Log in to the “hosting” (not “webmail”!) account using the password you have created. 2. Once you have logged in, a Welcome Message will appear, giving you two options: either you get started on your own, or leave it to the Bluehost technical team. Hey, it’s your blog, so you should be the one to do it, right?3. Familiarize yourself with the Account Dashboard. They are pretty self-explanatory at first glance, and you can learn more about them later. But, for now, you have a blog to start.3. Install WordPress.Fortunately for Bluehost users, they have a one-click WordPress install facility, so you won’t have much trouble at all.1. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Install WordPress” icon. You will be led to the WordPress Installation Screen. 2. Click on “INSTALL”.3. Click on “Show Advanced Options” and input the name you have chosen for your blog, a username, and a WordPress login password.4. Click on “INSTALL NOW”. Wait until you are informed that installation has been completed.5. You will receive an email from MOJO Marketplace indicating the URL of your site, your WordPress admin login URL and login username. Keep this email.4. Login into your WordPress account and start designing your blog.1. Familiarize yourself with the Dashboard. Just get the basics down first, you can explore more later on.2. Under “Appearance” start by selecting the Themes and than Add New Theme that you want and uploading it on your WordPress. You can go right ahead and start customizing it by clicking on Customize button. Below is an example of our Minimum Pro Theme from StudioPress* which is based on Genesis* framework. 3. You may also upload additional plugins that you think you will need.5. Once you are satisfied with how your blog looks like in the Preview, you can Save everything and Activate your site to make it live.It’s quite easy, and it takes very little time!OTHER USEFUL TOOLS AND RESOURCES IN STARTING A BLOGYou have a very good head start if the blogging platform you have chosen, like WordPress, already provides most, if not all, the tools and resources that you will need to start a blog. In fact, your blogging platform and webhost are the first and primary tools that you will need to blog.Other tools that you will need when starting a blog, and even when you are already running it, include the following:Google Analytics. This is one of the must-have metrics tools that every blogger should have.Graphic design tools. These are for creating logos, images, and other graphic design elements. The most common tools for this are Canva, PicMonkey and 99designs.Social media management tools. You want to incorporate social media in your blog at the outset. You can use tools that will manage your social media strategy on sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Examples are Sprout Social and Edgar.Content management tools. Unless you write everything by hand, on paper, then you should consider using these tools for planning your content: Evernote, Wunderlist, and other tools that can help you schedule content management.Of course, as your blog grows and expands, you will need to upgrade the tools as well.OTHER TIPS ON STARTING A BLOGHere are some other important notes that you might not find in other guides on starting a blog.You will make mistakes. Count on it. Even the most experienced bloggers commit mistakes when designing their blogs. Make sure you catch them, and learn from these mistakes, so you will not repeat them.Do not be afraid to ask questions, or for help. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources and helpful aids online that you can refer to when you are stuck whil e in the process of setting up your own blog.Share your feedback and your thoughts to this article! Was it useful for you!Image credit: pixabay | kpgolfpro under CC0 Public Domain.Disclosure: Some of the links (marked with *) in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The Price Mechanism Of International Trade - 2039 Words

Introduction Adam Smith outlined that the price mechanism in international trade is like an ‘invisible hand’ that coordinates the consumption and production decisions in a well-functioning market economy (Kerr and Gaisford 2007). However, there is need for the government to intervene in free market economies in order to implement trade regulations and avoid market failure that is associated with negative externalities. International trade is affected by government’s interventions that include direct participation in supply and purchase of essential goods and services, through regulation, taxation and other indirect participation influences. The free markets enhance market efficiency through ensuring that prices are determined by the†¦show more content†¦The trade flows (both exports and imports) decline thus leading to higher prices and reduction of customer marginal benefit. The profit-seeking firms choose to produce where the price is equivalent to the marginal cost of the last produced unit and when government measures affect their decision to produce. The interventions that lower the marginal costs of production such as subsidies will lead to increase in production (Kerr and Gaisford 2007). Governments intervene in international trade through use of tariffs that are levied on both imports and exports. The government may either impose fixed tariffs that are calculated per unit of the import commodity or the ad valorem tariff that is calculated as a fixed percentage of the monetary value of the imported commodity. The government imposes high import tariffs in order to control the rate of imports by making the imports more expensive in comparison to the domestically produced substitutes. The tariffs increase the prices of goods and services thus reducing the quantity demanded (Misra and Yadav 2009). The use of tariffs is detrimental to international trade since it lowers competition and results in high prices of commodities in th e markets. The tariffs discourage imports and domestic producers benefit from the higher prices and reduction in competition. The EU uses variable

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Issues of Racial Identity during the Harlem Renaissance Essay

The early 1900s was a very challenging time for Negroes especially young women who developed issues in regards to their identities. Their concerns stemmed from their skin colors. Either they were fair skinned due mixed heritage or just dark skinned. Young African American women experienced issues with racial identity which caused them to be in a constant struggle that prohibits them from loving themselves and the skin they are in. The purpose of this paper is to examine those issues in the context of selected creative literature. I will be discussing the various aspects of them and to aid in my analysis, I will be utilizing the works of Nella Larsen from The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Jessie Bennett Redmond Fauset,†¦show more content†¦The Harlem Renaissance produced a myriad of talented writers. These writers included Nella Larsen, Jessie Redmond Fauset, and Walter Thurman who told of the struggles with identity in their writings. Nella Larsen was of mixed ancestry born to a Danish mother and a West Indian father. It was a belief that her novel Quicksand, was based on her life. Larsen was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1891. According to Wikipedia, she lived in Denmark for a few years and attended Fisk University before settling in Harlem, where she worked as a nurse and later becoming a librarian. She published her highly successful novel Quicksand in 1928. Another popular writer of the Harlem Renaissance was Jessie Redmond Fauset. Fauset was the author of the widely popular novel Plum Bun: A Novel Without Moral, which she published in 1928. Fauset was born in New Jersey but spend some years in Philadelphia before going to New York to teach. According to Wikipedia, Fauset was the The first work of creative literature that I will be examining is Quicksand by Nella Larsen. The time of the novel is during the 1920s in various American cities and in Copenhagen, Denmark. 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A Comparative Study on Family Education Free Essays

Abstract: In a lifetime , family is the first school , in which parents are the first teachers for the children . Children are the hopes of a nation , and family education is the elementary education for children . There are many types of family education in the world and each of them shows distinctive features and is closely responsive to its culture . We will write a custom essay sample on A Comparative Study on Family Education or any similar topic only for you Order Now And American family education is the most famous one among them . There are great differences in the concepts of education , aim of education , methods of education and contents of education between American family education and Chinese family education . This thesis will complete the comparative study from the differences , the reasons and the results of family education between America and China . The author hopes to find a satisfied family education method through comparing the differences between American family education and Chinese family education . At the same time , the author hopes this thesis can provide some helpful suggestions for family education in order to make children grow more healthily and roundly . Keywords: family education childeren differences education for all-around development Main Body: . The differences of family education between America and China: 1. The concepts of family education are different . The different education concepts between America and China lead children to receive differert education . In China , many parents only care about whether the children have a promising future , a good job , a good life or not . Based on these expectations , the majority of parents feel that their responsibility for their children is to create as good conditions as possible they can so that the children will not worry about anything in the future . Chinese parents would like to provide everything what they can for their children in the process of children’s growth . In short , they would like to sacrifice anything if their children can live better with their help . Therefore, in the process of children’s growth, the most important thing the parents concerning is to develop their children’s intellect , except for caring children’s daily life . In order to make their children have a good performance in study , become outstanding , or even become a famous person n the future , they would not let children do anything except studying . Contrastively , American parents generally believe that the growth of childeren must rely on their own strength and experiences. Based on this concept , most American parents emphasize more to train their children’s ability of independence once they are born because they think that children should form a self-supporting will and the capacity to live independently sin ce their childhood . And the capacity comes from the training in the early age . In the film ?Gua Sha Treatment? , there is a scene that Datong orderded his son to apologize to his boss’s son when his saw his son was fighting with his boss’s son . What’s more , he slapped his son in the face when his son refused to apologize , which gave his boss aquite a shock . His boss became confused why the father would show the regret by striking his son . This scene and the boss’s confusion reflect the different concepts between the two countries . Traditonal Chinese family education emphasize kindheartedness and bedience , so we can say that Chinese parents like Datong in the film always want to model their children . On the contrary , America children have more rights of autonomy because their parents emphasis on justice and freedom in the process of family education . 2. The aim of family education are different . The aim of family education is to foster the childeren to grow in some direction by family education . It is the restrictive factor for the direction of family education , deciding the general effect of it . So the aim of family education is the core of family education and the fundamental reason for the differences between the two countries on family education . There is an essential difference between two countrys’ aim of family education , with to expect the child to become an outstanding personage and to hope the child to be an comprehensive and independent person giving expressions to the difference . To most Chinese parents , the aim is expecting their child to be a â€Å" dragon † , which is â€Å" wang zi cheng long † in Chinese . But American parents take hoping the child to be a man of ability which is â€Å" wang zi cheng ren † in Chinese as their aim . For Chinese parents, their aim is to do anyting to support their children to get high marks . What forms apparent contrast to it is , America parents give their children more training about improving abilities . They try to train their children to have the ability of adapting to environmental variety and the ability of living independently . 3. The methods are different between America and China . The differences of concepts and aim cause the childen to be taught by different ways and methods . In Chinese family , affected by Chinese traditional culture , parents educate children by â€Å" control † and â€Å" seal † type . There are three tips for it : (1)Chinese parents prepare all things for their children in daily life . In Chinese family , children don’t have to do any housework . (2)Chinese parents protect the children to excess in social activities . Many children are prevented from exposure to the outer world because their parents worry about children’s being affected by bad things . (3)Chinese parents have a rather strict attitude toward children’s study . Parents regard the grades as the only standard for future success . â€Å" Tasks Sea † strategy is often used in study . Chinese children are tired of doing many extra exercises . So Chinese children spend more time in studying than doing other things . What about America children ? Let’s talk about the famous film ?The Pacifier? . In the film , it may be unconcious , but Shane Wolfe had let the kids master many skills by training them during the time when he cared them . So American parents bring up their children by the method of â€Å" letting go † but â€Å" not indulging † to exercise children’s abilities of independent living . 4. The different contents of family education between America and China . The differences of family education between the two countries are also reflected in the contents of family education . Although the contents of Chinese family education can also devided into moral education , intellectual education , physical education and artistic education , but intellectual education has been the most important one since they go to school . However , the contents of American family education is abundant , which pay more attention to the harmonious development of language , emotion , knowledge and so on . It is so-called â€Å" education for all-around development † . How to cite A Comparative Study on Family Education, Essays

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Strong And Courageous Essay Example For Students

Strong And Courageous Essay Strong and CourageousStrong and courageous, it could be thought at in many different ways when it is used in the biblical realm. You could use it for a positive way to stay close to God if you are a Christian. Perhaps if you were a non-believer you would used it for worldly matters such as muscle and guts. For myself I am a believer of the Christian perspective of staying close to God. Throughout our world today we having so many hurting people and lost people that sometimes to be the most courageous person is the one who steps out of their own comfort zone to help another in a time of need. Then there are those people who have a difficult time withstanding temptation from fellow peers or co-workers. These are all issues we deal with in the world today and can be helped only through God. We will write a custom essay on Strong And Courageous specifically for you for only $16.38 $13.9/page Order now Your strength that you have all comes from God. Many Christians I believe lose sight on what there means of stronghold is really from. In the beginning of their relationship with God they are on such a spiritual high that when they come down from cloud nine they are lost. In Deut. 6:5 it says â€Å"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.† This simply put, if you put everything with God he will not let you down. You will be in good hands that love you and all he ask is for you to love him back. The term courageous I believe falls in right behind strength. They work as one, for if you have strength in God you will have courage as well. In Deut. 31, it talks about how Moses summons Joshua to the people of Israel. He says.. â€Å"be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land,† this is a prime example of how if you are strong and courageous anything is possible. You need to be confident when doi ng something but there is a fine line between confidence and being cocky. Which can normally be ignored when you are totally dealing with the Lord. In 1 Samuel 17, it is the story about the Philistines violated the honor of God. In this case Paul to Saul to fight the Philistines. For they had done dishonor to our Lord. In this situation the phrase strong and courageous was used by force but only for the intentions to preserve the honor of God. There is countless stories that deal with the same basic reasoning for violence. It is to hold up honor or respect for ones country. In today’s society you do not have the strong and courageous people fighting to hold up the Lord’s name, for the most part they fight to get respect or popularity amongst peers. Which is not what the bible intended or spoke about. It was based on events like the Philistines and such. In Matthew Henry’s Commentary he deals with the statement of strong and courage or courageous deals with the l aw of God. Which is correct, God wants people to be willing for him so calls for strength and courage from us. This goes along with my thoughts on standing firm for what you believe. For without the loyalty for something, a person would learn no worth for anything in life. Henry also says â€Å"Fear him and serve him, (for, if he be a Master, we must both reverence him and do his work); and swear by his name, that is, they must not upon any occasion appeal to any other, as the discerner of truth and avenger of wrong.† What I believe that he is trying to get across is that if we fear and have so much for respect for God as we are suppose to then we will have no problem being strong and courageous for him. The dictionary meaning for courageous or courage is the quality that enables people to meet dangers without giving way to fear, bravery, spirit. This can be used in a biblical manner, for if we believe that God gives us the strength and power to be courageous then that is wha t enables us. The meaning for the strong is firm, solid, well fortified, having wealth or resources. This too can be put into Christian perspective. For is you stand strong in your faith and have the right mind set (which would be the resources), then you will have strength. This just re-affirms what I stated earlier about God and have yourself right with him. 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It is not do to the term itself it is how people view it. The Israelites and Palestinians are fighting today over violent issues. Not of issues that deal with God, so this takes the saying â€Å"strong and courageous† out of text when putting it in biblical terms. For if the over the years Israel and other surrounding neighbors would not have fought over issues that were selfish, they would not have the problems that they do today. Everyday you hear about some violent act at the Gaza Strip. All of which is over land which has nothing to do with their spiritual well-being. For Is raelites and Palestinians deal with pride over land. This is not what God or the writers of the bible intended for this statement. Although this happens on a daily basis, I still feel with the right leadership the violence and selfishness could stop. The problem of the world today in the Christian realm, is the lack of strength and courage about their faith. In recent studies only 2% of the population of Christians fulfill the â€Å"Great Commission†, sadly enough it is because us as Christian are afraid of what people would think. If we are to change in our ways of shyness then perhaps the church will be able to grow and the family of God can expand. This is what ultimately our goal as Christians and we must have the strength and the courage to do this. Religion Essays

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Romancing the Stone essays

Romancing the Stone essays In "Romancing the Stone," heroine Joan Wilder is a successful romance novelist, secure in her career but not in herself. She is very attractive, but plays down her looks by not dressing well at times. Her career dominates her life, and she has become well known around the world for her books. She develops a relationship with Jack Colton when she travels to South America to help her sister, which is very unlike her. It is clear she is becoming attracted to Jack, but they are completely opposite, and they seem to have too many differences to ever really get together. Jack makes her look and feel beautiful, and as their relationship begins to develop, she just seems to glow. She is very modest, even shy at times. However, she shows that when family is at stake, she can be extremely independent and resourceful. She is extremely sensitive, which makes sense since she is a writer, and she has a good sense of humor when she is comfortable with the people around her. She is not a "typical" romantic heroine in many ways, because she is a recluse at the beginning of the novel, and she does not meet the hero through her work. Again, her work is not typical of a romantic heroine either. However, most of her character fits with the heroine ideal, such as not taking her attractiveness for granted and being extremely vulnerable. As she blossoms under Jack's love, she becomes more typical and more appealing. Sex in the story is presented tenderly and with love and respect. The couple is drawn to each other and have survived many difficulties, so it seems natural when the sex scene occurs. In fact, the sex is implied, which makes it all the more romantic and appropriate to the film. Joan does not give herself lightly, so it is clear she really cares about Jack. This is important for the romantic quality of the film and to keep the heroine "pure" and good throughout the story. She only sleeps with Jack, and it is because of true lo...

Monday, March 2, 2020

Overview of Thylacosmilus

Overview of Thylacosmilus Name: Thylacosmilus (Greek for pouched sabre); pronounced THIGH-lah-coe-SMILE-us Habitat: Woodlands of South America Historical Epoch: Miocene-Pliocene (10 million to 2 million years ago) Size and Weight: About six feet long and 500 pounds Diet: Meat Distinguishing Characteristics: Short legs; large, pointed canines About Thylacosmilus The saber-toothed mammal plan has been favored by evolution more than once: Killer fangs didnt develop only in the large placental mammals of the Miocene and Pliocene epochs, but in prehistoric marsupials as well. Exhibit A is the South American Thylacosmilus, the huge canines of which apparently kept growing throughout its life and were kept tucked in pouches of skin on its lower jaw. Like modern kangaroos, Thylacosmilus raised its young in pouches, and its parental skills may have been more developed than those of its saber-toothed relatives to the north. This genus went extinct when South America was colonized by the true mammalian saber-toothed cats, exemplified by Smilodon, starting about two million years ago. (A recent study has found that Thylacosmilus possessed an embarrassingly weak bite for its size, chomping down on its prey with the force of an average house cat!) By this point, you may be wondering: how is it that the marsupial Thylacosmilus lived in South America rather than Australia, where the vast majority of all modern marsupials reside? The fact is, marsupials evolved tens of millions of years ago in Asia (one of the earliest known genera being Sinodelphys), and spread to various continents, including South America, before making Australia their favored habitat. In fact, Australia had its own version of a large, catlike carnivore, the similar-sounding Thylacoleo, which was only distantly related to the line of pseudo-saber-toothed cats occupied by Thylacosmilus.