Psychologists have only recently begun to use the term “Facebook addiction“. Before that, there was more generic name for these phenomenon – “Internet addiction.” Today, social networks are gaining increasing popularity. Most often, teenagers and young people under 30 are their most loyal clients. Common interests, the ability to find someone from former classmates or fellow students, or just those who were your childhood friends – all this makes social networks extremely attractive. In addition, through the social networks you can communicate with a lot of buddies at the same time, getting the right information or just having fun.
You have to sound the alarm when a person starts to blur the line between virtual and real world, when the person begins to “live in the network.” The addiction begins to emerge, when virtual friends become closer than real ones, when a Facebook user begins to feel almost physical discomfort, when there is suddenly no Internet connection, when he knows all about the cat of his virtual friend, and does not know that his best friend, who lives next door, had his son born six months ago. Read the rest of this entry »
Dark tourism, also called “Thanatourism,” is a form of tourism that involves visiting places that are associated with death, suffering, or disaster. It is generally related to the local history of the country and can be represented by the remains of a natural disaster, a former Nazi concentration camp or a memorial, here associated to the cultural heritage tourism.
Describing this form of tourism, one can sometimes speak of the “memorial tourism” or “macabre tourism” (marketing disaster) or “reality tourism” practice and its voyeuristic excesses. When to the ethical issues, legal, or health risks are added, we can speak of “extreme tourism” – a concept that evokes all the practices that usually appear antagonists with motivations of conventional tourism. Read the rest of this entry »
Electrocardiography is a method of recording and study of the electric fields generated by the heart. Electrocardiography is a relatively inexpensive, but valuable method of electrophysiological diagnostic tool in cardiology.
Electrocardiography is a direct result of electrocardiogram recording – a graphical representation of the potential difference arising from the heart contractions to the body surface. The ECG shows an average of all the vectors of actions that occur at some point in the heart.
In the XIX century, it became clear that the heart produces a certain amount of electricity. First electrocardiograms were recorded by Gabriel Lippmann using a mercury electrometer. The Lippman curves had monophasic character, only remotely resembling modern ECG. Read the rest of this entry »
Baking is a heat treatment process, including heating food by dry air in an oven. Baking temperature ranges from 160 to 250 ° C.
In the external part of the food, namely the one which is directly subjected to the heat, Maillard compounds are formed as a result of combining a fat (or degradation products thereof) with carbons and proteins. The Mailarda compounds are known for their specific aroma and appearance, however, they are not digested in the human body, and excessive consumption of these may contribute to the development of many diseases, including cancer.
As every heat treatment process, depending on the waveform, backing has certain effects. When baking starts with a low temperature, followed by its gradual rising – the heat will be distributed evenly and slowly. In such case, there can be noted an effect of a great loss of water – a process called drying. Read the rest of this entry »
Vermicompost is an organic fertilizer, a product of the processing of organic agricultural waste with earthworms (most often Eisenia foetida and Lumbricus rubellus) and bacteria with participation of other organisms (insects, fungi, etc.).
In the process of vermicomposting, weed seeds pass through the worm’s body and lose their ability to germinate. In addition, vermicompost in comparison with manure has reduced content of E. coli, decreased toxicity of heavy metals due to their transition into some sparingly soluble compounds, virtually inaccessible to plants.
Like all organic fertilizer, vermicompost improves the soil structure and its water-physical properties. There is a significant difference between vermicompost and other organic fertilizers – the high content of water-soluble forms of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Read the rest of this entry »
Tiger (Panthera tigris) is a large mammal of the cat family and one of four types of “big cats”. The word “tiger” comes from the Greek tigris, which in turn is derived from Iranian languages and means roar or cry at the end of a joyful greeting. The evolutionary center of origin and current habitat of tigers is East and Southeast Asia. Being the world’s largest representative of the cat family, the tiger in all ecosystems is the tip of the food pyramid. According to paleontological data, the size of modern tigers is approximately equal to the largest of the fossil representatives of the family.
Most numerous tiger subspecies is the Bengal tiger (nominative subspecies), the number of which is about 80% of all species. It is common in India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan, and Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »
Rice is a cultivated plant of the Poaceae group, cultivated in temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions for its fruit, or caryopsis, rich in starch. It designates all the plants of the genus Oryza, two species of which are cultivated: Oryza sativa (commonly called “Asian rice”) and Oryza glaberrima (commonly called “West African rice” or “Casamance rice”).
Several related species cultivated in different regions are commonly known as “wild rice.” These species include some other plant of the Oryza family as well as genera Zizania and Zizaniopsis.
Rice is a key element in the diet of many people around the Globe. It is particularly popular in Asia, Africa, and South America. Rice has been the most popular cereal for consumption since the ancient times. Read the rest of this entry »
Data Efficiency With Microsoft Access
Party Plates Company has been using Microsoft’s in its information systems. The user application software was developed by Microsoft for windows as well as Mac OS operated computers. The company wants to change its information systems from Microsoft Excel to Microsoft Access to enhance the efficiency of data from their systems. These two programs form a part of Microsoft office packages which include a word processor.
Excel is an application developed by Microsoft. It is an example of a spreadsheet. Its features include graphing tools, calculation, as well as pivot tables among others. Excel has not advanced to any applications like error checking, cell formatting into the desired way, and even workbook sharing which takes time to master. Read the rest of this entry »
Educational process at college requires much time and efforts, because students are often asked to complete a certain important assignment. The most common assignment which students have to fulfill is an essay. College essay writing is not an easy process and it differs greatly from high school essay writing. A student is expected to analyze a topic in detail and express his point of view on the given problem. It is obvious that some students simply can not cope with an essay successfully, because they are better in sciences and calculation than writing. Furthermore, some students simply do not possess enough time to complete the essay by the deadline, so they decide to look for the way out in the web. PapersMart.net is the experienced college essay writing service, which can provide students with high-quality writing assistance. Read the rest of this entry »
The global economic crisis is a temporal phenomenon, which we can rarely escape. For a decade, the world have experienced about a dozen of economic recession, which had a significant impact on global level. An economic crisis is a sudden deterioration in the economic situation and outlook. Its sectoral scope, time and location can vary from one area of a single region for a brief period to the entire global economy for several years, then we speak of economic downturn or, worse, global recession.
The business cycle theory considers that economic crises are recurring events in economic history. This view is not consensual. Possible causes for economic reasons do not find a consensus. However, you can definitely note a mistaken monetary policy (interest rates become too low, which caused an economic bubble of overinvestment or malinvestment, or when excessive interest rates strangle the credit). Read the rest of this entry »