Showing posts with label Daily Concerns. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daily Concerns. Show all posts

Women Equality as Conflict Paradigm Example – Part 2

Monday, January 10, 2022

You may read the previous post (Part 1):

- Women Equality as Conflict Paradigm Example – Part 1

Fig 01- Two women (painted by Vincent van Gogh).

As we know that workforce diversity include:

- race

- ethnicity

- national origin

- religion

However, the equality also reaches to LGBT employee, since gender identity and sexual orientations are part of diversity in today workforce.

Harmony among employee is important in workplace, thus every gender must feel comfortable at workplace.

Fig 02- Empty parking lot

McIntyre (2011: The Practical Skeptic: Core Concepts in Sociology 5th ed., New York: McGraw-Hill. p.43 – 44) described three kinds of paradigm.

Fig 03- Chocolate, illustration

The three paradigms are:

- Functionalist

- Conflict

- and Symbolic interaction paradigms.

In the conflict paradigm, there is antagonistic which has deep-rooted in many social groups.

The groups against other groups to get social advantages. Then, the groups, eventually changing society to fit their own desires and goals.

# To be continued to Part 3

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Using Woods for Fireplace in the Winter – Part 1

Monday, January 3, 2022

I don’t know how many households using woods for heating in the winter in my neighborhood.

We ourselves never used wood for heating purposes.

Fig 01- Pile of woods for sale

As reported by Ortman and Raglin (2018, published in US Census Bureu) that at least 30% of houses heated by woods in America.

Using of woods is varied from one states to others. Some states, especially in rural areas that more than 30% households rely on woods for heating.

Plenty of reasons to use woods both in cities and rural areas:

- ready available or accessible

- free in many rural areas, and affordable in cities or other places.

- could reduce emissions of greenhouse gas (far below from other fuels).

Fig 02- Fallen tree at neighborhood

Fig 03- Early winter season

In case of power failure due to natural disasters in the cold seasons, woods deliver heating security.

It is reported that average Americans use wood products 3 times than average world population per day:

- using two pound woods for average people in the world

- six pound woods for average Americans

However, not all woods are good for fireplaces due to its release smoke which contains “urushiol,” dangerous substances.

# To be continued to Part 2

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Women Equality as Conflict Paradigm Example – Part 1

Friday, December 31, 2021

Women still face problems in term of equality in the USA society until recently.

In the work place, especially in high technology industry environments, women are not encouraged to get higher position (leadership role) compared to the men.

Fig 01- A woman sitting in the grass (painted by Vincent Van Gogh)

The reason is that women biologically have no drive for higher rank in management.

It is fact, a survey conducted by “SurveyMonkey” showed around 60% of women admitted that there are many obstacles for women in the workplace across the states.

However, it is surprisingly, the gender equality is important for:

- both sexes, men and women,

- and even extend to LGBT

Fig 02- Flowers in the garden

Hence, equality is one of important issues in the society.

Huhman (2017: 3 Reasons Why Gender Equality is an 'Everyone' Issue. Published in Entrepreneur) explained why gender equality is an everyone issues.

Fig 03- Sky at corner of city

There are 3 important reasons:

1. Gender diverse proved to make companies to perform better. Companies with diversity employee have 15% better perform than non-diversity one.

2. Men benefit, as well. In this case, men and women get the same parental benefit. Men can get parental leave as women received when they have children.

3. Gender fluidity matters, too.

# To be continued to part 2

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Do People Keep a Pig as a Pet? - Part 2

Sunday, December 19, 2021
You may read previous post (Part 1):
- Do People Keep a Pig as a Pet? - Part 1

3) Vietnamese potbellied

- the breed as its name come from Vietnam.
- weigh about 50 kg (110 pound)
- height to shoulders reach about 41 cm (16 inches).
- the color is uniformly black

Fig 01- A pig with triplets

4) Teacup pigs

- quite small, about 41 kg (90 pound) weight size
- their life span could reach 25 years old.
- since longer life span, this small pig could be a long term pet compared to cats and dogs.

From 4 breeds, I do not know which one is good for indoor, but some people said that Vietnamese potbellied and teacup pigs are the best choice for pets.

Fig 02- A cup, just for illustration

Fig 03- For illustration only.

It is because the Vietnamese potbellied and teacup pigs have distinguish characters such as:

- gentle and sweet to human
- intelligent, can be trained like many cats and dogs
- companionable, walk with human on a leash.

Pig life spans is in the range between 12 to 20 years, but pet pigs may reach up to longer life span. 

What do you think about pig as a pet?

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The Reasons Raccoon Visit Our Neighborhood – Part 2

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

You may read previous post (Part 1):

- The Reasons Raccoon Visit Our Neighborhood – Part 1

The animals easily to adapt to their environment in term of foods and water resources.

Fig 01- A raccoon entered the garden

We find raccoon sift through garbage to find food in our neighborhood.

However, their favorite foods is our pet’s food. They are eating cat or dog foods, then they will come back in other days if they feel safe.

It seems that he raccoon is just hungry. It might have babies around too and looking to feed them.

If a wild raccoon doesn't run when approached, stay away.

Raccoons are dangerous when cornered, and most times they are sick.

Fig 02- Trash as a food source for raccoon

Fig 03- Young raccoon on the branches.

A fat raccoon has entered to our house few years ago by chewing through our roofing shingles, then got access into attic:

- she looks at me crazy

- she didn’t move

- she didn't shew

- she was not scared.

Have you ever faced with raccoon?

What do you think?

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The Reasons Raccoon Visit Our Neighborhood – Part 1

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Raccoon is one of wild animals around our neighborhood. I think their population increasing recently.

We easily spot them before dark, even though they are nocturnal animals, active at night.

Fig 01- Raccoon at the backyard

In nature, raccoon is an omnivorous, they consume both plants and small animals such as:

- fruits

- vegetable

- nuts

- berries

- insects

- rodents

- frogs

- eggs

- crayfish.

Fig 02- Raccoon likes to attack our pets

Fig 03- A dog, illustration only

Fig 04- Raccoon can not get out from trash can.

We have noticed that Raccoon always visit our house during winter season. It might be due to several reasons:

1) Cold winter drives them to find safe shelter.

- a house is a warm place to hiding

2) Scarcity of natural foods and water

- difficult to find foods and water during cold seasons

- they would be happy to find left over pet’s food in neighborhood’s yards.

- some neighbors provide water for wild birds, hence, to be target of wild raccoon.

# To be continued to Part 2

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How Nature could Make Human being Happy?

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

We knew that nature provided us with plenty of foods since long time ago. Now, we understand that nature could make our happy too.


Fig 01- Trees in the Autumn

Why are we happy if we walk in the such as woodland or park?

It is because nature has positive impacts on:

- mood
- reduce depression
- make less anxiety

These above 3 factors are contributing to happiness. Make people boosting their joy of life.

Fig 02- Cloudy sky in the city

What other things nature do to human being, especially relate to human behaviors (psycho)?

Fig 03- City park at nearby my house.

Here are the some of them:

- may calm minds
- mental health improvement as well as physical fit.
- improve positive emotion
- improve memory, especially short memory
- more focus on cognitive.

How many time do you go to nature such as hiking on the hill, walking in the garden or jogging in the park a week?

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