disasters that occur on our planet

disasters that occur on our planet

Geo 4 Final Paper Rubric

Length: There is no required paper length or word count.

Paper and font size: 8 ½” x 11” 12” font double space.

Due     5/15/2024

Subject Matter

In the first discussion I asked you about the place you most wish to live. Over this semester we have learned about the many disasters that occur on our planet. In this paper you are to research what disasters could occur in the place you want to live. Usually, every location has one big disaster that will be the focus of your paper, but you should also include any other possible disasters. Determine what are the immediate dangers and the long-term dangers you will need to be prepared for. Once you know what the dangers are you can then prepare for them, so list your preparations to live happily in your most desired location.

  • Brief description of the location you mentioned in your first discussion
  • Biggest disaster and dangers
  • All other possible disasters and dangers
  • How to best prepare for the disaster


80% of your grade is on the content of your paper.

What you include, what you researched, what you say. All of this must be evident in your writing.

Be organized in your thoughts. The paper may not be long enough to follow the standard format of intro, body, and conclusion, but it still should not be all over the place.

This is a college level class and I expect your paper to be at the same level.

20% of your grade is based on spelling and grammar.

I expect you to write a college level paper and that includes more than content.

The greatest paper in the world is useless if no one can make sense of it.

I expect you to follow the rules of the English language.

Avoid using “I” unless necessary.

Write in complete sentences. Avoid run-on sentences.

Use proper spelling, no shorthand or texting patterns.



Fake It Till You Make It

Fake It Till You Make It

Fake It Till You Make It: Accomplish Anything You Want by Acting “As If”

By Patrik Edblad

You must be the person you have never had the courage to be.
Gradually, you will discover that you are that person,
but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.

– Paulo Coelho

Imagine yourself taking a seat in a waiting room. In just a few minutes you’re supposed to get up and walk through the door in front of you to participate in a job interview for your dream job. You’ve prepared yourself relentlessly, rehearsed all the potential questions that could come up many times over. You set three alarm clocks just in case and showed up 30 minutes early. So far everything’s going according to plan and still a quiet panic is spreading inside. When you try to remember what you’ve been planning to say, your mind goes blank. You feel slightly nauseous; your hands are getting sweaty and your knees seems to be shaking even though you’re sitting down.

The Power of Body Language

In hard-pressed, high-stakes situations like these, it’s very tempting to close up and make yourself small. You don’t want the person next to you noticing your inner turmoil, so you hunch and pretend you have tons of important stuff going on in your phone. This behavior is not unique to humans. You can see it everywhere in the animal kingdom. Just as a dominant animal takes up lots of space, a low power animal tends to crawl up and take up less space. What’s really interesting about this is that research has shown that just as low power feelings influence us to exhibit a submissive body language, our body language also affects the way we feel. If you were to force yourself to smile, for example by biting a pencil, it would make you feel happier. This is known as the Facial Feedback Hypothesis (Davis).

Power Posing

Research by Amy Cuddy and her colleagues has shown that by consciously altering your body language, you can change the way you feel in a certain situation. If you go against your natural inclination to hunch and take up as little space as possible when you experience low power feelings, you can actually turn those feelings around. This is done by exhibiting what the researchers call “power posing,” which in essence is a fairly straightforward technique. What you do is essentially take up space. Instead of making yourself small, you deliberately spread out and exude confidence. Doing this for just a couple of minutes will significantly increase your testosterone (“the dominance hormone”) while decreasing your levels of cortisol (“the stress hormone”), effectively turning these hormone levels to those of powerful and effective leaders. So if you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re stressing out, for example before giving a presentation, writing an exam, or freaking out before a job interview as in the example above, remember to “strike a pose.” Just a couple of minutes of faking dominant behavior will calm you down and make you feel more confident.

Acting Like an Extrovert

Posing like a powerful person isn’t the only way to change your mental state. One study showed that acting like an extrovert, even if you are an introvert,
makes people all around the world feel happier (Ching). These findings are based on surveys taken by hundreds of people in the US, Venezuela, the ­Philippines, China, and Japan. Across the board, people reported feeling more positive emotions in daily situations where they either acted or felt more extroverted. These findings support those of an earlier study by Fleeson which focused on the effects of extroverted behaviors such as being talkative, adventurous and having high energy levels. In this study the participants were asked to act in an outgoing way for 10 minutes and then report back how it made them feel. The results showed that even among introverts, acting in an extroverted way boosted their happiness. If you’re normally a quiet and withdrawn person, faking outgoing behavior can have a big effect both socially and on your well-being.

Enclothed Cognition

Another way to fake it till you make it is to change your wardrobe. Research has shown that wearing the clothes of people you admire will actually transfer some of their qualities directly onto you (Hajo). In one study the researchers wanted to know if the clothes you wear change your perception of yourself and change your own behavior. To test this, they performed an experiment where college students were given a white lab coat to wear before performing a cognitive test (known as a Stroop test). One group was told they were wearing a doctor’s lab coat and the other group was told they were wearing a painter’s coat. The group in the “doctor’s coat” then preceded to completely blow away the test results of the other group. All the participants knew, of course, that they were not doctors or painters. But it didn’t matter. It also didn’t matter that they were wearing the exact same kind of jacket. Just believing that they were wearing a doctor’s coat was enough to transfer some of the perceived qualities of doctors onto the group. This research shows that if there’s a skill or quality you want to develop in yourself, dressing like someone who already possesses it helps you develop it yourself. This isn’t magic; it’s simply a way to prime your brain to be more disciplined in developing the skills and qualities you want.

Fake It Till You Make It

. . . Or rather “Fake it till you become it,” as Amy Cuddy puts it, stems from plenty of research that proves its effectiveness. Whatever you’re trying to accomplish, whoever you want to become, there’s no need to put it off for the ­future. Research shows that a much more effective way is to start acting like you’re already there:

  • If you want to be a writer, start calling yourself a writer.
  • If you want to be more confident, act like a confident person.
  • If you want to be more social, pretend you’re naturally open and talkative.
  • If you want to be a runner, start wearing running gear.
  • If you want to _____, start faking it! Start faking right now, and your desired behavior, skills and qualities will follow.


Works Cited

Carney, Dana R., et al. “Power Posing: Brief Nonverbal Displays Affect ­Neuroendocrine Levels and Risk Tolerance.” Psychological Science, vol. 21, no. 10, Oct. 2010, pp. 1363–68.

Ching, Charles M., et al. “The Manifestation of Traits in Everyday Behavior and Affect: A Five-Culture Study.” Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 48, Feb. 2014, pp. 1–16.

Cuddy, Amy. “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are.” Oct. 2012,

Davis, Joshua Ian, et al. “How Does Facial Feedback Modulate Emotional ­Experience?” Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 43, no. 5, 1 Oct. 2009, pp. 822–29.

Fleeson, William, et al. “An Intraindividual Process Approach to the Relationship between Extraversion and Positive Affect: Is Acting Extraverted as ‘Good’ as Being Extraverted?” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 83, Dec. 2002, pp. 1409–22.

Hajo, Adam, and Adam D. Galinsky. “Enclothed Cognition.” Journal of ­Experimental Social Psychology, Jan. 2012, pp. 1–6.


Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse




Assessment /Recovery of Substance Abuse, Dependence and Addictions: By the end of this section, you will be able to:    

ü  Describe psychoactive substances by category.

ü  Describe their actions on the brain and body including mechanisms of tolerance, dependence, withdrawal, cravings, and other physical and emotional effects.

ü  Describe substance use, dependence and abuse actions on the brain and body including mechanisms of tolerance, dependence, withdrawal, cravings, and other physical and emotional effects.

ü  Identify the prevalence of substance use and substance use disorders, health care reforms and integrated care, and competencies of addiction counseling.

ü  Understandings the Psychosocial Assessment



CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation

CSX Transportation: you will be researching and learning more about the company you have chosen. Your report should cover the following points. Your submission should be approximately 2 pages long and use at least two credible resources. Research and review the website of the company you chose for most of the information below:

Provide an overview of the business you selected.
Industry: Retail, Hospitality/Food Service, Banking/Finance, Health, Etc. (Knowledge/Area of expertise)
Company Valuation: (Capital)
Number of Employees (Labor)
Headquarters location (Land)
Founder/CEO/Leadership (Entrepreneurship)
Explain why you selected this business.
Provide a brief history of this business.
Identify and describe the main products (goods and/or services).
Social Responsibility
Describe the company’s social responsibility plan.
According to Investopedia, social responsibility means companies have a duty to act in the best interests of the environment and society as a whole, including employees. Examples include reducing the company’s carbon footprint, donating money to a social cause, or offering top-level benefits to employees.
APA Format

Business & Finance Fin 4604- Country Risk Report Assignment

Business & Finance Fin 4604- Country Risk Report Assignment


In this assignment, you will create a project which includes the following:

  •  Collect information on a developing country
  •  Evaluate the main risks affecting FDI in the country
  •  Summarize the information and provide a recommendation


Prepare a risk analysis of a country of your choice, with the following restrictions:

The country or economy has to be considered a “developing economy” by an international organization such as the UN, the World Bank, or the IMF; and/or The country’s capital markets must be considered “emerging market” by MSCI

You cannot select one of the countries analyzed in the textbook, in the 10th edition (Chapter 16, Exhibits 16.10-Vietnam, and 16.11-Turkey) or in earlier editions. (See page 463 in textbook to see list of countries to choose from)

Format: You will summarize your findings and conclusions following the format of exhibits 16.10 and 16.11 (i.e., a one-page exhibit summarizing the relevant information, followed by two short paragraphs that explain the meaning and implications of the information in the exhibit, see the following example



The risk analysis should be done from the perspective of a multinational company considering investing (i.e., FDI) in the country. Refer to Chapter 16 to understand the types of risks associated with FDI and the appropriate evaluation (pp. 458-465). You may also find it helpful to review the exhibit and discussion associated with sovereign ratings on p. 350.

I recommend you start at the link below to gather essential country information, but then consult other sources to complete your analysis:

Export Finance Australia – Country ProfilesLinks to an external site.

Look at recent Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, or The Economist articles for current events that have put the country in the news and discuss what the current climate is for multinational investment.

Take advantage of existing sources available through the library (Databases, Browse, Subject=Business and Economics)

Use resources from international organizations, such as the World Bank, the IMF, OECD, etc. as well as local resources if possible.

In addition to economic, political, and financial variables following chapter 16, make sure to describe the type of currency regime (pegged, floating), and whether there are currency derivatives available to manage currency risk.

Also, discuss the importance of foreign capital flows for the country (i.e., relate to the Balance of Payments chapter).

It is said that there are four major factors that attract foreign direct investment:

  • Stable property rights
  • Peaceful industry-labor relations
  • Political stability
  • Cost advantages in wages, taxes, and infrastructure

Make sure to cite sources as appropriate (this can be done in a separate page if necessary, following MLA style guidelines)

You will submit your work to this Canvas assignment page. Refer to the attached rubric for grading details. This assignment will close at the stated due date and time. Late submissions will not be possible.

a journal worksheet regarding purchasing a new home.

a journal worksheet regarding purchasing a new home.

This week you will complete your first course activity, a journal worksheet regarding purchasing a new home. Below are the specifics of the loan you will acquire for your property:


Down Payment Required (List %):


Number of Points at Closing

2 points

Mortgage Time Frame for Loan:

30 years

Interest Rate (List %):


Annual Homeowner’s Insurance Amount:


Annual Property Taxes Amount:


steps taken in Autopsy to create the forensic system case file

  • steps taken in Autopsy to create the forensic system case file
      •   Acknowledge sources, using in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.  Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentatiINTRODUCTIONIn today’s digital world, most fraud can be tracked electronically. In this task, you will use Basis Technology’s Autopsy application to analyze a storage device for evidence related to a possible violation of company policy. You will analyze the storage device for data files, deleted data files, directories, or drive partitions. You will need to provide screenshots of your evidence and then write a final report to present the findings to senior management.

        To access the Autopsy application and the files you need to recover, you will use the “Performance Assessment Lab Area” (see Web Links section). Instructions for how to access the tools will be included in the lab area.


        An oil company’s senior management has reason to suspect that John Smith, one of the company’s mechanical engineers allegedly took information that was clearly identified as proprietary. The company’s legal office has requested digital evidence regarding the potential violation of company policy, which prohibits the sharing of proprietary information without prior approval. The employee was not authorized to access proprietary information. All employees sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and acceptable use policies (AUPs). Senior management and the legal office have approved this request.

        You are a member of the investigative team that has been assigned to examine the digital evidence captured from the suspect’s office laptop computer and create an incident report.


        Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. The originality report that is provided when you submit your task can be used as a guide.


        You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.


        Tasks may not be submitted as cloud links, such as links to Google Docs, Google Slides, OneDrive, etc., unless specified in the task requirements. All other submissions must be file types that are uploaded and submitted as attachments (e.g., .docx, .pdf, .ppt).


        •   Write a report for the team of investigators by doing the following:


        •   Describe allsteps taken in Autopsy to create the forensic system case file. Provide screenshots of these steps along with the Name, Email, and Student ID located on the desktop of the virtual environment.


        Note: The “Student ID” that appears on the desktop of the virtual lab environment is not intended to be your actual WGU Student ID, but it is generated by the lab as a different identifier. Therefore, you should provide all screenshots of the virtual desktop as it appears in the lab.


        •   Describe all steps taken in Autopsy to identify potential evidence, including data files, deleted data files, directories, or drive partitions. Provide screenshots of these steps along with the Name, Email, and Student ID located on the desktop of the virtual environment.


        •   Summarize the findings you identified during your investigation and the conclusions you made regarding the suspect and the collected evidence. Provide screenshots from Autopsy or reports in support of your findings and conclusions. In each screenshot, include the Name, Email, and Student ID located on the desktop of the virtual environment.




1. Should dissatisfied consumers have the right to establish gripe sties that use the trademark of the offending company in the domain name? How likely is it that consumers will be confused as to the “origin, sponsorship, or approval” of the gripe site by the offending company? Whether or not you think that confusion is likely, should a gripe site be considered to tarnish the targeted company’s trademark and thereby violate the Federal Trademark Dilution Act? Why or why not?

2. It is common practice for recipients of email messages to sometimes forward those messages to others. Does such forwarding constitute copyright infringement? In your answer, be sure to specify which, if any, of the exclusive rights may have been violated by the act of forwarding and whether the doctrine of fair use applies. What remedies, if any, might a successful plaintiff be able to obtain

3. Read the following laws and standards:

  1. Sarbanes-Oxley and
  2. PCI DSS .

Develop a plan for an imagined “online payment company” to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley law and implement the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

early childhood education

early childhood education


You will analyze the three videos located in the Readings and Resources for this assignment to gain insight into best practices in early childhood education by responding to reflection questions. Watch the videos and respond to the reflection questions.

Refer to the attached document for complete instructions and grading rubric. View the sample for guidance.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3