IQ test

The online intelligence test attempted to measure your skills on patterns.For instance, it will show you a pattern then ask what comes next, what doesn’t belong , or what completes the pattern. The test did have validity due to the fact it asked questions based on your intelligence and did not ask any questions based on memory or vocabulary and it did not time you while you are taking the test. It also asked for your gender and date of birth before you start the test so it can give you an accurate IQ.The test was also reliable.The way I tested to see if it was reliable was that I took the test over again and put the same answers to see if it was going to give me the same score,which it did. However, if I would have took the IQ test over again and put the same answers then received a different score that would prove that the test is not reliable. The test did not seem to be controversial but it did seem a little bias. There was a complicated math question but I feel like if you were somebody who is associate with math (math teacher) you could have easily answered that question. To make the test not bias I would have replaced that math question with maybe another question based on a pattern or a sequence. While I was taking the test I started to feel that the test had questions that were impossible to answer which lead me to re read the questions over and over again. At a point I thought that the none of the choices they gave to a question were the answer.Then I realized that on a IQ test it will require you to think outside the box. Realizing that help me answer some of the questions and there were questions that I just simply did not know how to answer. Although I received a 102 on my IQ test I was still satisfied even though it was below average.It did not bother me that I was recieved a score below avaerage mostly because 68% of the people who take an intelligence test also recieves a score below average which means that it is pretty common for someone to get a score that is below average.

http://www.free-iqtest.net/score.asp

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THE RICHEST AFRICAN AMERICANS Woman

How did she become a billionaire?

Oprah Winfrey is the richest African American woman in the history. How did she become a billionaire? where did she starts? Many people wondering how she become a billionaire.

Oprah was born in rural Mississippi to an unmarried teen mother, Winfrey grew up in poverty, shuffling between family members until a more permanent living situation surfaced: her dad’s place in Nashville, Tennessee, where she went to live at age 14. She works very hard in high school, earning honors, and a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.

In 1976, Oprah dropped out of college to pursue a career in media which she became successful as one of the first black female News anchor before she turned 20 years old.

A year later, in 1986, the program was renamed “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” It went on to become the highest-rated talk show in television history.

Oprah is known for being a business woman and her net worth is $4 billion dollar which put her at the world’s 500 richest people. She has a partnership with Weight Watchers.

Back in 2015, Oprah Winfrey bought a 10% stake and became an ambassador for the company. By June 2018, her stake was estimated at $427 million.

Over the years, Winfrey has also invested in real estate. She paid $50 million dollars for her mansion located in California, where she primarily lives.

According to Forbes ,Winfrey also generates revenue through several business endeavors, including ownership of the cable network OWN, Harpo Films, a multi-year content partnership deal with Apple, and her iconic talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show.t Oprah inspire a lot of people.

Should Athletes Really be Paid That Much?

It’s a known fact that athletes in popular sports make a lot more money than important people such as teachers, police officers, firefighters and the people that spent ten plus years in school studying to become a neurosurgeon or an aerospace engineer, or anything extraordinary. Somehow that doesn’t seem fair.

A great example to view this comparison would be the elite theory; where the 1% rules America. The Washington Post states that the Washington Wizards signed star guard John Wall to a contract extension that will pay him $170 million over four seasons. To give you sort of an idea of how much that is, the national annual income for an individual in the US is about $50,000 a year, yet this athlete is making about $42.5 million a year, that is 850 times more than the average salary!

One of the reasons pro athletes make so much money is the fans. Everyone loves to watch their games. The teams also make money by selling shirts, hoodies, flags and anything else you might want with the team logo or a player’s name. Sports have such a cultural impact. In America, football is a big part of our culture as we host the annual Superbowl and it is a big part of college sports as well. The media takes advantage of this popular sport and they play a big role for the athlete’s salary as well.

Manufacturing consent in the elite theory also explains how the media is complicit in maintaining elite rule. Media companies pay the leagues and teams billions of dollars for permission to air the games on television and other media. These businesses pay the money because they know millions of fans nation-wide will watch the games. Then we can see how companies take advantage of this event to promote their products, so they pay the TV networks to advertise their ads for either cars, pizza, beer and lots of other stuff that they show during the Superbowl season.

If everyone got paid to what they thought was fair, then it would be a communist society. We can see how the top power elite group; the media leaders are the ones who control the distribution of wealth across the country.

Why Tobacco Companies Will Continue to Grow

Why is that there is currently 40% less smokers than there was in the 1970’s yet tobacco companies are still generating billions of dollars a year?

Politicians would be terrified to ban cigarettes, as they contribute to taxes and there is an estimated 45 million current smokers in the US. In an already shaky economy, the damage from shutting down the tobacco industry would cause job loss as well. Those impacted would especially be for those who work in the farms and factories, who are from most likely from a lower-class family. The tobacco companies play a big role in the economy as well. According to CNBC News, Altria tobacco company has 35% stakes in JUUL.

Even if the government tried to intervene, the tobacco industry has been and still is one of the top economic elites. There is no way to stop something that has had so much control in so many years. Tobacco companies are worth billions and they invest in even electronic cigarettes which according to the Center for Disease Control or the CDC JUUL e-cigarette sales increased 641% during just one year. That is why no matter how hard one tries to remove the tobacco companies off the market, it just won’t work. The cigarette smoker rate is currently at an all-time low, which sounds good, but yet there is currently an epidemic going on concerning schools, politicians and parents. This is the JUUL epidemic or better known as the increased rate of youth’s smoking e-cigarettes.

With the rise of technology and powerful marketing, the tobacco company will never die out, they will only become more innovated and continue making smart investments to grow.

Is Kylie Jenner Really a Self-Made Billionaire?

Who hasn’t heard of Kylie Jenner? The 21-year-old is famous for being the sister of Hollywood socialite Kim Kardashian, but is now ranked as America’s youngest self-made billionaire, the queen of Snapchat and has 138 million Instagram followers, did she really become self-made?

It all began back In 2014 at the young age of 15, already having a small fan base, people noticed her new injected lips. For about a year she has denied them, causing mass social media drama that lead to obnoxious challenges such as the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge” in which people would suction their lips with typically a shot glass, in order to plump them up to a ridiculous size.  

After finally admitting to having fillers, the new fad of plumped lips had begun. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than one billion dollars were spent on injectables in 2018. More and more woman are now having these procedures done in order to conform with what society defines beauty as. With more fame comming her way, Kylie launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2015 and what popularized this company was her lip kits. In just 3 years Kylie Jenner’s cosmetic empire had a net worth of about $800 million, and in 2019 she has been titled America’s youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes.

Having the ideal voluptuous lips is all over social media and its now influencing young girls to do this procedure. Now the social influence theory can really describe what’s going on here. Its simple. One person in this case with high social power, unintentionally influences people to conform. Conformity is changing how you behave like others. Conformity can go as deep as changing one’s own values and beliefs. Its no wonder how lip augmentations have gone up by 58% since 2014. Coincidental or what?

Jenner pictured on the left before her lip augmentation.

Alcohol vs Marijuana

When it comes to marijuana and alcohol there are a lot of similarities and differences. However one is not as healthy as the other. As more states legalize medical and even recreational marijuana, many people wonder what’s the difference between marijuana and alcohol.  

          According to CNN, Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Approximately 22% of adult women and 11% of adult men are lifetime alcohol users. However, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 substance which is the same category as heroin, LSD and ecstasy which is illegal in almost all states for recreational use.  

         Approximately 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence, according to the NIAAA. Alcoholics in withdrawal can suffer from anxiety and depression, headaches, insomnia, nausea, fever and even seizures.The addictive qualities of marijuana have yet to be discovered. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates 9% of people who use marijuana will become addicted to it.

        A recent study found that even drivers with a blood alcohol level of 0.01% are 46% more likely to be blamed for a crash when they collide with a sober driver. However, there hasn’t been a study that proves that it is bad to drive under the influence of marijuana but the jury is still out on the impact of people who use marijuana and drive. Early studies showed marijuana had a slight impact on the psychomotor skills needed to drive, but these studies were seen as limited since they were done in lab situations.

         About 88,000 Americans die each year because of excessive alcohol use, according to the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Nearly half of those deaths are from chronic alcohol use liver failure,while the other half are alcohol poisoning or an accident while under the influence of alcohol. There are an average of 1,600 alcohol poisoning deaths, or overdoses, each year. Meanwhile, marijuana only affects your reflexes. One study found marijuana users have a 4.8 in risk of a heart attack during the first hour after smoking because of the drug’s effect on your heart rate.So with that being said, scientists believe that overdosing from marijuana is nearly impossible. According to CNN, there was even a study that proves that is safe for animals to consume about 30% of their body weight in cannabis (marijuana) without overdosing which is equivalent to a 160-pound person eating 48 pounds of weed at one time.

              Not to mention, being drunk can lead to a lot of different symptoms than getting high. For instance, being drunk can causes vomiting and nausea. In some cases it has lead to domestic or public violence. However, when it comes to being high, you may feel a bit hungry, sleepy or you might find yourself laughing a lot. Unlike waking up from being drunk, after a day of being high you wake up feeling well rested. Unfortunately, waking up from being drunk leads to massive headaches which people refer to as “hangovers”.

         So with that being said, it is pretty clear which substance is a lot more safer to use. Due to the fact alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States, 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol abuse, and 88,000 Americans die each year because of excessive alcohol use it shows that drinking alcohol may not be your best choice. However, 9% of people who use marijuana will become addicted to it, a marijuana overdose is highly unlikely and even animals can consume about 30% of their body weight in cannabis without overdosing.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/20/health/marijuana-versus-alcohol/

Video Games vs Kids

According to author Drea Christopher, video games have negative effects on children. A few of the negative effects she states are that games interfere with kids family and friends social relationships and she also states that video games will increase your child aggression. I proudly disagree with everything she states because it’s absolutely absurd. There’s a difference between letting your child play games and letting video games raise your child. The effects she claims that come from video games actually come from bad parenting. If you think your child is playing too much video games, you can simply take it away or make them stop playing. There are so many ways to solve this problem but to blame the video games is just ridiculous

However, there are positive cognitive effects that gaming having on kids. For instance, video games help kids develop better problem-solving techniques. Video games also helps with hand-eye coordination and helps with kids awareness but most importantly, it help kids socially. Almost every game that’s out has an online mode where you can socialize with other kids that are playing. Also, a child simply just playing a game with someone can help them socially. So playing video games isn’t bad for your child but of course too much of anything is bad for you, but thats where parenting comes in.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/278074-negative-effects-of-video-game-addiction/