And then there are nerds who reverse roles and become bullies themselves. A computer expert named Rob Collie wrote a blog post criticizing “Nerd Bullies.” He calls them traitors because they try to compensate for their “historically-instilled feelings of inferiority” by passing the pain and abuse they suffered on to other nerds: “Nerd Bullies suffered at the hands of the mob, and now they lead mobs (of other former sufferers!) against victims in their own communities.” However, he describes seeing Nerd Bullies at work in the online gaming and tech communities. We could not find any studies showing that nerd bullies are a problem within schools as well. Moving past the bullying and the somewhat accurate but incomplete view of popular kids and nerds in movies and on television, we find that their lives after high school are markedly different check this website.
Studies following popular kids into adulthood revealed mixed outcomes for them. A 2013 Leadernomics.com article cites the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, which tracked the “social characteristics” and “career achievements” of students “who graduated from a Wisconsin high school in 1957.” This study showed that “popular students earned a higher income in the long run compared to those who were less popular.” However, a follow-up study by Yale professor Jason Fletcher called into question the findings of the original Wisconsin study. It included additional data from siblings attending the same school that showed the “impact of popularity on future pay simply vanished.” A University of Virginia study tracking young people from age 13 to age 23 also painted a less rosy picture for popular kids.
According to this study, “cool kids were more likely to have bigger troubles later in life.” These problems included drug and alcohol use as well as criminal activity. The study found that “as young adults, they were using 40% more drugs and alcohol than the ‘not so cool’ kids and were 22% more likely to be running into troubles with the law.” These things done to impress others hurt the popular kids in the long run. One of the researchers of the study, Joseph Allen, says that “teens trying so hard to be cool early in adolescence find the rewards of popularity in the short term, but their approach ultimately leads to a ‘dead end.’" The end result is what Allen calls the “‘high school reunion effect’”: "You see the person who was cool ... did exciting things that were intimidating and seemed glamorous at the time and then five or 10 years later, they are working in a menial job and have poor relationships and such .
. . ” In contrast, nerds often fare better than popular kids after they leave high school. The Daily Mail cites the same University of Virginia study mentioned earlier.
While the cool kids struggled as they grew older, the study found that “those who are less popular as teenagers end up doing better in life than their ‘cooler’ peers.” Allen and the other researchers of this study also “discovered the ones who were considered ‘geeks’ went on to outperform the others by the time they reached early adulthood.” In addition, Alexandra Robbins, author of The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth, attributes some of the nerds’ success to what she calls the Quirk Theory: “the traits which made the nerd alienated in school (unique personalities, passions and ideas) can end up being admired or valued traits in adulthood.” She argues that “being exceptional,” developing “coping strategies and independence,” and being “able to deal positively with stressful social situations” are some of the useful and valuable skills nerds learn while in school and later carry over into the workplace and beyond. What are your experiences with popular kids and nerds? Let us know in the comments! Also, be sure to check out our other video called What Makes Popular Kids Popular! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe.
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Like it or hate it, school has a social pecking order for most people. From grade school to high school, students form social groups or cliques, and some are more popular than others. While many students are lost somewhere in the middle in terms of popularity, the students at the top and at the bottom stand out the most. There are the high status popular kids who are often seen as the ideal everyone else strives for, and then there are the social misfits at the bottom who are often shunned lest their undesirable attributes rub off on anyone else above them. Nerds are usually lumped together with the others in this bottom group. Outside of school, popular kids and nerds have caught the attention of Hollywood, resulting in a steady stream of movies and TV shows about these opposing social groups.
While these depictions of popular kids and nerds have entertained us over the years, how accurate are they? And what happens to popular kids and nerds after they get out of school? We will try to answer these questions in this episode of The Infographics Show, “Popular Kids vs. Nerds.” Both popular kids and nerds are on the giving and receiving end of bullying. In teenage movies such as Pretty in Pink, Clueless, and Mean Girls, popular kids are often portrayed as bullies. Research indicates that this movie image is fairly accurate.
A study conducted by sociologist Bob Faris and his co-author Diane Felmlee reveals that “popular kids – except those at the absolute top of the social ladder – are most likely to act aggressively toward other kids.” This aggression comes in the form of “normative targeting” or bullying kids “who break social norms” such as nerds, but it also emerges in another surprising form. Contrary to popular belief, not all popular kids are safe from bullying. Some popular kids will pick on other popular kids whose popularity is growing. These aggressive kids engage in what Faris and his colleagues call “’instrumental targeting’” or the use of bullying “as an instrument or tool to gain social status.” In other words, they are acting out the age-old story of building themselves up by tearing others down. Another surprising finding of the study is the reaction of the popular kids who were bullied by one of their peers. According to Faris and Felmlee’s study, “any given bullying incident .
. . hurts more, emotionally, for a popular kid than an unpopular one.” These popular kids feel more anxiety than unpopular kids because they think that they have more to lose.
It unnerves them that a social competitor could undo all of the hard work they put in to increase their social status. The only kids who seem to be safe from bullying are those at the absolute top of the social hierarchy because as Faris states, “no one is trying to topple them from their perches.” The popular mass media image of nerds as victims of bullying is also fairly realistic. We could not find studies that focused specifically on “nerd-only” bullying, but we did notice that some characteristics of nerds put them at greater risk for being bullied according to stopbullying.gov. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a nerd as “an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person; especially one slavishly devoted to intellectual or academic pursuits.” These characteristics could easily lead to a nerd being “perceived as different from their peers” and being “less popular than others,” which are two of the risk factors for bullying listed on stopbullying.gov.
However, some nerds may also meet a third risk factor on stopbullying.gov’s list: “Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention.” There are anecdotal reports of encounters with “’angry nerds’” and “jerk nerds” as a few Reddit users call them. Unlike the likeable but helpless nerds frequently seen on television and in the movies, these nerds annoy people with their “condescending” behavior and “intellectual superiority.”
For example, in The Calypso Water Park, located in Ottawa Canada, there was a waterslide known simply as the Streamer Slide. It was a simple enough creation, it gave you an inner tube and sent you on your way. Nothing wrong with that, right? Wrong! This slide had a notorious habit of causing the tubes to flip, injuring tons of people!! In fact, so many were injured that 20 different lawsuits were brought against the park.
Although some were dropped when the trial came around, the park was found guilty in 6 of them. One of the worst injuries by far was when a woman broke two vertebrae in her back! The worst part of it all though was that after these injuries happened, the park didn't report them! They just continued with business as usual.
And as maybe the biggest slap in the face, the ride is still there. 2. Aqua Nova Adventure Pool This one is actually really terrifying, and not even in the way you’d expect but it needs to be said. You go on waterslides to have fun, to enjoy the water park and hang out in the pool. It's great, except when the ending dangerous, especially for women. The Aqua Nova Adventure Pool is located in Sweden, a place known for its beauty and peace.
Yet, in the pool that had people playing in it or people arriving at the end of their waterslide adventures, many women and girls found an unpleasant experience. This park is notorious for groups of men hanging out there, waiting to abuse women and girls at the bottom of the rides. Not only the water park but Sweden’s public pools in general have become dangerous places known for assault. While the government has ordered parks not to report certain things, especially the ethnicity or religion of those who cause problems in the pool for fear of spreading hatred and fear among society. Men and women in Sweden have been swimming together in public pools for over 100 years but sadly women are now afraid of going.
The media is only able to refer to this problem as “youth gangs”, groups of 10-20 men who disrupt the water parks and threaten patrons. 1. Cannonball Loop Ok, this one had to be at the top of the list.
Now, yes, it's not "in" the world anymore, but it was for a month, and from start to finish this waterslide was not only dangerous, it was potentially lethal, and yet the people who made it and ran the park didn't care. Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you...the Cannonball Loop. This abomination of good sense was located in 1985 at Action Park of Vernon Township.
If the look of the slide doesn't give you pause, then you need to study some science. But if that's still not enough, take a look at the park itself. Action Park of Vernon Township actually had a very dark history of abusing their customers (via their rides and slides).
And there had actually been 6 recorded deaths at the park, with many other people being seriously injured. Yet, did this stop them from making the most dangerous water slide ever? NOPE!
The problem with the Cannonball Loop is the loop itself. Now, yes, roller coaster rides and certain other amusement park rides have loops in them, but that's because they have enough speed to get you going fast enough to take the loop smoothly. The Cannonball Loop didn't have that. Even with the long buildup, it was a guarantee that people would get hurt. Yet, they didn't care, and they did whatever they could to get people on the slide.
Reports even came out that they bribed their own park workers with $100 to ride the ride. The brave few that did wouldn't go on it again. What's worse, the actual customers who went on the ride sometimes got stuck at the top of the loop, and an escape hatch had to be put in to ensure they could get out safely. Still not enough? Well, the construction of the waterslide made it so that sand could pool at the bottom of the slide, so anyone who went down it would get scratched by the sand, and the slide would have to be closed down for cleaning. Thankfully for everyone, the slide was closed down a month after opening.
Although most ironically of all, the park itself lasted for another 11 years, finally closing down in 1996. Thanks for watching! Have you ever tried any of these waterslides? Did you survive without injury? Let us know in the comments!
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From the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey this is Poker Night In America. Welcome to Poker Night In America. I'm your host Chris Hanson. Tonight we'll wrap up our Golden Nugget Series here in Atlantic City, and we'll check in with our movie review experts as they critique the poker scene in the latest Sin City movie.
We've got a lot to cram into the episode. So without any further ado... As we continue day 2 here at Golden Nugget in Atlantic City the two players that have the most in front of them are Steven McLoughlin and Tyler Patterson, and Patterson with the biggest win book thus far. But there's still a lot of poker to be played here at Golden Nugget card game Malaysia.
All these players are in for a minimum of $5,000. The maximum rebuy is a $20,000 buy in. - I'm definitely not a health nut though. I eat everything. - [Thomas] Can't tell. - [Chris] Ebony Kenney is first to act.
(Laughter) - Oh, it's on me. - [Deeb] No, you're first. - Yeah, I'm thinking those are ... - [Stout] What about your big blind.
- [Kenney] He bought it, he bought it. That's what I thought too. - [Stout] Oh Jeez.
- [Kenney] That's why it was just sitting there. - [Stout] How about that? - Whoops. - [Kenney] Glad it wasn't just me. - [Dealer] Raise to 175. - [Chris] We get a raise from Steve McLoughlin to 175.
Ken "Teach" Aldridge calls. - [Stout] Tournament players' brains don't function correctly when people buy the button. - [Chris] And now to Dan Shak in the eight seat.
- [Ebony] Super super sweet girl. - [Chirs] It's up to 650 from Dan Shak. A call from Patterson with 3, 4 of diamonds.
- [Thomas] This sucks I just never have it. - [Stout] I'm mean, being that we have less than an hour left to play, the answer's probably no. Probably not.
Statistically, you're going to get like 1 pair, and it's probably going to be 4's. - Yep. And it's going to be 700 by the time it get's to me.
- [Chris] Aldridge calls, and so 3 players to the flop. - That'll be the one you flop a set, it's okay. - [Stout] Man, if I just double through Shaun real quick I just might have a chance to get unstuck in this game. - [Kenney] Are you serious? (Laughter) - [Kenney] How in the hell? (Laughter) - [Thomas] Not gonna get another one.
- [Chris] Shak's queens are ahead. But everybody checks. - [Kenney] Which one?- [Chris] Well, we still have a gut shot at straight draw for Patterson. Aldridge also picks one up.
Aldridge bets the draw. He bets 500. And a call from Shak.
- Ebony thought it was funny, but that's only like partial credit. - [McLoughlin] That's out of line. - [Kenney] No but it's partial, my name is like, super ethnic. Ebony Tyrel. Like, come on. - [Stout] Wow.
- [Kenney] Yeah. My parents went there. - It's not just a third credit. I guess it's half credit.
- Come on. The middle name Tyrel. Are you serious? - Come on. My first name's Travell. What's wrong with your middle name?
- I'm a girl! and my middle name is Tyrel! I asked my parents, I'm like, "Did I turn out how you thought I would?"
- [Thomas] You could be T-Mister Jr. - I am. I'm E.T., actually. - Just never really played with you before. I don't know if you're bluffing me. - Shaun will tell you I'm not bluffing.
- No. You have ace queen. - [Chris] What a dodge there by Dan Shak. And Ken "Teach" Aldridge turns Ace-Queen into a big winner. - I was bluffing earlier.
- You can't even hate me after the combo. - I never did. - He doesn't really hate anyone, even though he should hate a lot of people. - Well, I hate you a tiny bit. - There's so many people you should hate in the world.
Especially in poker. Most of them are at this table. - [McLoughlin] Be nice to "Teach". - [Chris] Shaun Deeb is stuck into this game. He's down over $21,000.
And so he's going to try to right the ship with 10-8 off suit. - I'll get the max here. See if we can get it all in somehow. I'm short.
I'm short. No I'm not gonna check. I want to see what comes out. Now I'll check.
All in. - How good is your hand? - 8-9.
- I can beat that hand. - You should call. - Do you believe I can beat 8-9? - Do you believe I've got 8-9? - I really hope you do, because I'm probably going to call. - I know you're calling, let's get it in.
Just call. - What do you have? - [Thomas] Once or twice? - Once. - All right.
Run it. - [Deeb] Your hand's that bad? You really want to show it? - You'll see it. You win.
- It is impossible... Hold on, hold on dealer. It is impossible for me to auto win on that card. - No.
You win. You don't win. Okay. - 6's. - 6-4?
- 6's. - [Chris] Everybody can smell a rat at the table knowing that he doesn't have pocket 6's. And Travell Thomas gets the double-up he was looking for.
- Oh, is that gut shot? - Double gutted. - [Thomas] It wasn't a gut shot. - [Kenney] Oh a double.
Oh, I just saw that. Okay. - One pair of gut shot.
You got schooled by the T-Mister. - What hand? You didn't beat me on it. You got it with 6-high! Yeah. Mister schooled me.
He gets it with 6-high. - I flipped that one over with 6-high! - Yeah. The one guy who can get it in good calls me the fish. I mean, that just shows how bad he is. Poker Night in America is being brought to you by 888poker.com.
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Internet has become a hub for all information ranging from broad to the most elaborate of views. All we need to do is type a couple of words and do a few mouse clicks. The ease and the efficiency of internet have taken it to new heights which are a great achievement on its own. As such, taking the help of internet for solving problems is not uncommon.
People across the world use it to know about topics of their interest, to find solutions to their problems and to contact people of their choice. A good part about this all is that the use is not restricted to one group of people either. Students, workers, professionals and educators alike make use of it. The utility is such that people from different regions of the world can come together and work towards a common goal.
While internet is primarily being used for business purposes it is to understand that there are also communities that are working with the motive of imparting education. For example, groups of people come together on a website and participate in discussions thus helping each other come in terms with different things and grow together.
Let's see some areas of education where internet has played a curtail role.
a) Online Education: Online education is fast emerging as a popular way of learning and earning degrees. The numbers of courses being offered are huge which only works for the better. People looking to enroll into online education need to find an accredited school or university which offers a course in the desired subject. There would be certain formalities to take care of but nothing that cannot be done merely sitting at home. Benefits include cheaper fees, flexible timings and most importantly the convenience of not having to physically go to the teaching room every day.
b) Collecting Information: With the huge database that the internet boasts of, it is almost impossible to search something and not to find information about it. This comes to huge benefit for students and researchers who are constantly required to find out about new things. Searching the internet for educational information has almost become an instinct which are cannot ignore. Be it a language, scientific fact or fiction, it is all available on the internet.
Despite these positives, internet does come with its set of negativities. No doubt it was invented to help the human race but over the years it has been exploited on a number of fronts. Students make extra use of information available on the internet than necessary thus ending up not learning anything at all. By getting the information from the internet, they lose their dedication towards studying and start focusing on other activities. Then there are those who get their assignments done by freelancers for a nominal fee further compromising their standards.
Internet education and use can be very effective provided it is used for positive development. Unfortunately, there are many who take it for granted thus compromising its position in the eyes of many.
The product can only get success if we relate the product to the people. Before talking about the benefits of the product and the features of the product, first we need to set up the target costumers.
The content marketing is all about connecting the product to the people through content. We are not going to talk to the customers through phone call. Just we are communicating with the customers through the content. The content is very important. These contents should be very unique. If you send all the information through mail to the customers, probably everyone will drop that mail, they will not listen to you and then unsubscribe. Selling the product through email is a bad idea like making a call to unknown person.
Remember how you will feel if some person knocks your door and starts selling his product immediately when you open the door. Similarly others feel when you start selling the product through email. This is a waste of time. Perhaps many marketing people have faced it.
The main question is that how do you relate the product to the people desires. If not the entire effort goes waste. Telling a real-time story to relate the product with the person’s life makes the people to remember about our product. Then our job becomes very simple. This makes the satisfied customer and that customer will be our life time customer. Always relating the story with the life grabs the customer attention towards our product.
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The increasing popularity of computer games has created a greater demand for IT professionals who are capable of programming such games. By commencing a career in PC game programming, it is possible to be part of the solution to this need. However, this makes it necessary to be aware of how to properly undertake the step of becoming a PC game programmer.
Education and Training
It is essential for a PC game programmer to have the training relevant to be able to undertake the task at an expert level. It is essential to be able to demonstrate possession of the skills necessary, which can be achieved through relevant education and training. To ensure that qualification will be taken into account by employing companies, it is prudent to make sure that they come from an accredited organisation. It is important to write a professional resume about all your qualities and knowledge. Though it is possible to undertake the job of PC game programmer without any formal education, such as after having been programming PC games as a hobby, many employers prefer some formal qualification to be in place. This can come in a number of forms, such as maths or computer science degrees or software engineering courses.
Outline Qualifications and Experience
Once a sufficient level of education has been attained, it is necessary to be able to demonstrate this knowledge to potential employers. This will require the intended PC game programmer to draft a resume to reflect the full extent of their qualifications and experience. Those applying for jobs as a PC game programmer should also be prepared to present any certificates received outlining results of examinations, which will present proof of completion and grade. Similarly, any experience obtained in the field of PC game programming should also be outlined in a resume. In addition to any professional work that has been completed, such as on a freelance basis, any casual work that has been completed, such as personally creating a game.
Game companies seeking PC game programmers will not often advertise these roles as widely as other less skilled roles, and may also use an agency. In addition to registering with an agency that specialises in IT job, it will also be necessary to seek out vacant positions. Websites of game companies should be perused for details of any positions they need to fill. In addition, it is worthwhile attending specialist IT fairs and games promotional events.
E commerce and small business is a fast growing field with great rewards for those that dare to take the plunge.
The internet brought us faster communication by using email, resources at fingertips, knowledge, education, and ecommerce and small business.
E Commerce is a service that is conducted solely online by individuals or companies. Through ecommerce and small business you can get/offer a number of services which can be provided online such as, selling/buying products from cars to shoes and even make-up; these are the most common use for online business.
It is fairly easy to set up and get started should you choose to be independent and start a small ecommerce business. Through ecommerce and small business facilities anyone with not a huge amount of capital can now dream to be an entrepreneur from his/her house.
Here are a few tips for the ecommerce newcomers:
* To start ecommerce or any small business on the net you must have a computer with a fast internet service provider.
* Study in depth the market in which you are planning to launch yourself.
* Create a well designed site in order to show professionalism of your business. A well designed site will catch the attention of your would be customers, it is just like a well designed shop window if, it is well done one will stop to look and want to go into the shop and will probably make a purchase.
* If you don’t know much about web design it is suggested that you hire a professional to build your website or if you don’t want to spend a lot get a web hosting company who will help and walk you through each step. Remember, this is a very important point as the site will represent you and your business.
* In order to be able to sell you need to be able to receive payments. There are two ways to do that one is Pay pal through which all major cards are accepted and the other is for you to get to accept credit card yourself for those who do not have a Pay pal account.
The Easy Way
Ecommerce and small business is by far the easiest way to started to creating your own business. However, do not confuse this with being easy to maintain it and be successful. Ecommerce and small business need as much if not more work then in real life business as here you have to convince your customers online without having them to touch and feel the product.
Making ecommerce business a success is solely up to you and how much time and effort you are willing to invest into it.