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Cardinal Theory Of Consumer Behavior?
Cardinal theory of consumer behavior is an economic concept that analysis consumer choices, based upon satisfaction gained from consumption. It is a utility-based theory that works on the assumption that satisfaction can perhaps be measured and based upon this quantum of satisfaction, buying decisions are taken. Util is the unit of measurement. Utility i.e. satisfaction from an item is naturally subjective. I might get more satisfied eating chocolate rather than consuming a fruit juice and thus allot chocolate higher value than the juice. However, for you juice might bring more satisfaction and thus would higher until points. It is thus a subjective analysis, varying as per individual choices. It is possible that with time preferences might change. For example, consider a case where you are happy with your slim-fit jeans today and attribute it a high standard when it comes to measuring satisfaction. However as trend changes and new fashion jeans are introduced in the market, your shopping preferences changed and you are no longer satisfied with slim fit jeans, as you once were. In fact, with every next unit of purchase, satisfaction decreases. For example, the first pair of jeans gets a high util score. The next pair of same jeans will get a low score and thus with every consecutive purchase, the score continues to diminish if you don't understand then you can get more knowledge about it on vumoo. Thus the theory rests upon consumer choices, which are prone to changes. Also for the theory to work, consumers must demonstrate rational behavior. For example, you cannot be taking on indefinite loans to meet expensive demands. Your satisfaction should come upon spending what you can rationally spare. Limited Resources Unlimited Wants As consumers, we have limited resources that can be used to satisfy various wants. However, call it good marketing or our unending craving; we constantly want more and more. It is not, however, possible to get as much and thus a choice must be made. When there is a question of selecting i.e. deciding, the cardinal theory of consumer behavior seeks respite from the satisfaction gained. As an illustration, take a situation where you are buying anything as simple as a ball pen to write. However when you reach the market, the shopkeeper shows you a new fountain pen which writes smoothly, you instead of a ball pen, buy this new one. The idea behind purchase – increased satisfaction. Criticism And Ordinal Theory Of Consumer Behavior Upon understanding the concept well it might occur to you that you deciding amongst two or more things of the same category say pens, not essentially by giving them a score of satisfaction. That is when you decide you tend to make a rank system, wherein the thing which satisfies most is ranked best, while another object which satisfies lesser is ranked below and so on so forth. Thus economists criticized the concept of cardinal theory of consumer behavior and instead propagated an alternate theory, the ordinal theory, which ranked different choices as per satisfaction attained. This change made it easier because anyway satisfaction cannot be quantified and thus ranking was much easier.
I Went To The Most Haunted University In The USA
When we think of ghost stories we think of bumps in the night, voices, shifting objects and light flickers. When I think of ghost stories, I think of Ohio University. OU is the oldest University in Ohio, and is home to several terrifying legends. Athens, Ohio houses The Ridges (a formerly bonkers insane asylum where they practiced the art form of "Ice Pick" lobotomies EEK), five cemeteries that form a perfect pentagram around the center of campus, and Wilson Hall (a haunted classroom building that used to be a dormitory. Many students heard the screams of a student who committed suicide there in the 1970's). The paranormal activity touches every person that attends OU. It doesn't matter if you're a teacher or student. Somehow, the ghost stories become real. I remember checking in to Ewing Hall on Ohio University's glorious South Green as a lowly freshman. It's the perfect college setting, full of bustling students going to class, people playing Frisbee and catch on the green. A few months into college I remember waking up in the middle of the night to a loud thumping noise above me. I turned over and forgot about it, because it was probably the person above me. Then, I remembered I lived on the 4th floor. [Here I am in my haunted room, Freshman year of college] That was my first encounter with a ghost my friends and I later named Chester. I ended up moving out of that room later in the semester because one opened up next to my friends on the other side of the floor. Chester ended up slamming doors and knocking things over, groaning in the night loud enough for everyone to hear, but he never did anything too spooky. When I moved across the floor to the other side, I thought I had rid myself of Chester the ghost. People on the other side of the floor heard furniture moving around...things being knocked over, screaming from inside my now empty room. We ended up unlocking it with our R.A. and noticed that things had been moved around. The matress was off the bed and the desk had been flung three feet from where I had left it. Chester wasn't happy that I had left. A few days passed and I hadn't heard from my ghost friend. I guess he didn't want to make the trek across the floor to visit me. And that was a good thing. Sophomore year I was in the building next to Ewing...Wray Hall. Herman returned, moving things, flickering lights and stomping violently on the ceiling. I remember yelling "Chester STOP!" and he would. He wasn't exactly friendly, but didn't hurt me any either. Though my personal ghost story might not scare you, these legends from OU's campus definitely will. Let's start with The Ridges. I mentioned that it was a mental hospital, insane asylum not unlike what you saw in the second season of American Horror Story. Some of the Ridges campus is used as a Kennedy Center for Art, but most of it lies abandoned. Though the grounds are lush and green there is something wicked in the air. You have to drive up a steep-ass hill to get to The Ridges. It sits atop an appalachian giant overlooking the busy Ohio University campus. You can see it from almost anywhere. It's a hulking structure, mostly post-victorian with bars all over the windows. As soon as you set foot anywhere near it, you can feel the haunting presence of its ghosts. Trust me. After the great mental health collapse of the early 1900's The Ridges turned into a nightmarish place where patients were treated with electro-shock therapy, ice baths and ice-pick lobotomies (you know, that thing that happens to McMurphy in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest). Essentially they jammed an ice pick through your eye socket and into your brain to "alleviate pressure" and make you a "normal" person. It ended up killing lots of people and leaving the ones that survived totally brain dead. Several freaky things happened at The Ridges before its doors were shut forever. December 1st of 1978, a patient named Margaret Schilling vanished. According to legend she was playing hide and seek with some nurses. They got distracted and stopped looking for her. She was gone for over a month, until her body was found in her room by a maintenance worker in January of 1979. The fact that someone died at the Ridges isn't too creepy, considering it was a primitive mental hospital, but this is: A stain was left on the floor of her room. And after countless bleachings and cleaning attempts the stain would re-appear. The Journal of Forensic Sciences studied the stain and revealed that it was indeed the result of human decomposition. Margaret was left there for 5 weeks. And every time someone tried to remove the mark, it came back, furthering the proof that she was haunting the grounds of the place she was left to die in. The asylum has a cemetery attached to it as well to act as the burial grounds for the patients that were admitted through the court system who had no friends or family to cover burial costs. My senior year of college I shot a short film with some Film studies graduate students in this cemetery. It was one of the most harrowing experiences of my life. There was definitely bad energy all around. Walking through the cemetery, you can see the unmarked graves. People who died without a name...nobody to mourn them. The cemetery in this picture above is elevated, hidden above the grounds. Some of the stones are marked with flags for veterans who came from the Athens area, but most of them are unmarked. Blank. Nothing. [A tour of the TB ward at The Ridges.] The Tuburculosis Ward at The Ridges is by far the scariest part. This was where the most violent and disturbed people would be quarantined. Most of the They ended up tearing it down my Sophomore year of high school due to a number of things, but I think it's because it was too haunted to be kept standing. There was lead based paint everywhere, broken windows and people kept breaking into it and hurting themselves. It's like Pet Sematary up in there...if you go in, you're cursed forever. [The staff of Brick Beats Magazine at OU in front of the TB ward, hey...I'm in the middle!] So of course, I went there. Being the idiot that I've always been, I was intrigued by the antique structure and the haunted, terrifying lore attached to it. I took some of my friends, who were all working for this music magazine I had become the co-Editor-In-Chief of freshman year. We took some pictures for an issue up there. And man...just looking up at that building...the memory of it gives me the chills. This was shortly before it was torn down. On the way up, one of our cars got stuck, we ended up hearing a lot of screeching and rattling and yes...there were open windows covering us in paranormal fear. I never went back. While i could go on for years about how scary The Ridges is, I'd better move on...to the final tale I'll tell. The most haunted point on campus is Wilson hall. It lies in the center of a "pentagram" created by five cemeteries surrounding the campus. See that star in the middle? That's West Green, a major spot for dormitories and a hub for kids on campus. [Wilson Hall was featured on SyFy's "Scariest Places on Earth". Room 428 is referred to as "Satan's Dormitory"] Room 428 of Wilson hall is the most haunted place in all of Athens. A young man died there in the 1970's, his death was never ruled a suicide or a murder. It was just left unsolved. A young female student died in room 428 later, after allegedly practicing some occult rituals there. She used the room's "dark energy" to practice some kind of witchcraft that enabled her to leave her body through her spirit. People call it "astral projection". She also contacted the dead. According to legend, the girl died violently in the room, smearing her own blood on the walls. Apparently all of the dark spirits in room 428 drove her her to kill herself, but we'll never know. Wilson Hall was built on an Indian Burial ground...that may be the reason for all of the paranormal activity and deaths. School officials closed it off and turned it into a boiler room, but screams and horrific sounds could still be heard. The building is still a dormitory. Athens, Ohio was voted the 13th most haunted place in the world. THE WORLD. I haven't thought about these legends, these hauntings that occured at my alma matter in a while. And with Halloween coming up it's no surprise that they're on my mind. You may not believe in ghosts, but if you ask any Ohio University Bobcat? I'm sure they do.
Kris @ the 2016 NBA Celebrity All-star Game 😃🙌
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Benefits Of Content Marketing: What You Need To Know
Over the course of past few years, content marketing has been the primary go-to solution for many companies around the world. It guarantees cost-effective marketing strategies, all the while generating greater ROI compared to its counterparts. Which is why in recent times many digital marketing agencies have made the most of content marketing for their clients. However, what exactly makes content marketing so great? Even though the common content approach is 20/80, meaning 80% of the efforts cause 20% of the yields. One of the main reason being its cost-effectiveness, along with its immaculate capabilities to engage the audience, and encourage them into endorsing a brand or service. Without wasting any time, let us discuss the benefits of content marketing. Visibility and Recognition Many business owners struggle with creating an enduring online presence. However, one of the major benefits of content marketing is it provides companies with wide exposure on the internet. In other words, content marketing is the art of providing you visibility with the use of compelling content. Digital marketing agencies use the content to create a Wikipedia page, or your brand’s Facebook profile. Another perquisite of content marketing is building your brand’s recognition through multiple platforms. Your website can be interactive, and feedback centric. While social media content requires you to provide more personal touch in your content. Conversely, the primary goal of content marketing is creating your recognition with content that becomes synonymous with you. Customer Interaction And Relation Perhaps the most lucrative part of interactive content marketing is garnering valuable feedback. It enables companies to improve customer interaction, as well as cultivate their loyalty. By simply improving your service through feedback, and keeping your clientele updated with any changes or modifications in services or product. Conclusion Considering the attention span time of humans has now decreased to 8 seconds, engaging your readers through appealing content has now become even more challenging. Another stat suggests over 65% of content marketers struggle with creating fresh content. According to research, it is the content on a website that turns leads into customers if the content keeps them engaged long enough. The benefits of content marketing are countless, which is why it has skyrocketed in recent years. However, it is essential to understand the tone of content required for different mediums. Websites require professional and formal tone, in order to deliver promotional content that engages readers.
Bluetooth Barcode Scanner: No Hustle of Reading the Barcode Made Easy
Barcode scanners have come a long way from being those traditional in-counter scanners that you always see in grocery stores. These days, they are mostly handheld devices that are attached to a POS system. The market offers an even more innovative version called the Bluetooth barcode scanner (or simply a wireless scanner). How does this barcode scanner work and what new benefits can it bring to your business? Read further to find out. How does it work? Like any barcode scanning system, a Bluetooth barcode scanner is also used widely in retail and other industries. It can be used to scan codes for checking the price of an item as well as to keep track of inventory and monitor the progress of orders during distribution. What makes it different from its predecessors is that it is wireless. The handheld scanner device is connected to the POS system via Bluetooth. Some models offer an impressive transmission distance, ranging up to 400 meters (or even more) without interruption or interference. What are the benefits of using a Bluetooth barcode scanner? Work convenience - Bluetooth barcode scanners can bring a significant change in the way your staff works. These scanners are portable, so users more productive and comfortable handling them. Without cable wires restricting or limiting their movements, they can work faster and more conveniently. Compatibility - Another remarkable thing about a Bluetooth barcode scanning system is that it is compatible with any device. As long as it has Bluetooth technology, the scanner can communicate or connect with it. So whether your business is using an operating system like Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS, you will have no problem with compatibility. Barcode recognition - Bluetooth barcode scanners have stronger recognition capability, able to read different types of codes from the oldest to the newest versions. Whether you are using 1D barcodes like UPC, EAN, and ITF or 2D barcodes like QR codes and Data Matrix codes, your Bluetooth scanner will be able to read it. The latest barcode scanners can even do lightning scans, reading broken barcodes even under low light conditions. Of course, the benefits of a Bluetooth barcode scanner will vary from brand to brand and model to model. Thus, it’s important to consider the features, functionalities, and price of the unit carefully before you buy it. About the author: Inateck is a leading electronics company dedicated in the field of various high-quality niche electronic related products. With seven years’ experience, they are particularly professional for cutting-edge barcode scanners, hard drive accessories like PCI-E card, HDD enclosures & docking station, laptop sleeves and more.
Playboy BANNING Nudity From Their Magazines?
The editors behind Playboy Magazine are making a bold step toward revamping its image - one that will require fans to truly only 'read it for the articles'. Playboy has decided to no longer feature the nude pictorials of models and female celebrities it has been famous for since its first publication in 1953 - instead focusing on more diverse articles and toned down 'provocative' photoshoots. That's right, Billy Madisons of the world. Your Nudie Magazine Day has been forever changed. But why? Editor Cory Jones (pictured above) has decided that the Internet porn industry has made the Playboy centerfold a bit redundant and that changing the way the magazine's direction will help them reach a newer demographic - the 'Vice Magazine' young urban male. "The difference between us and Vice is that we're going after the guy with a job." This move might be risky, but certainly one the magazine should make. At the height of Playboy's popularity, the magazine was read by 5.6 million, but currently only circulated to roughly 800,000. The Playboy website, for similar reasons, stopped publishing nudity in August 2014 and has since enjoyed an increase of four million unique visitor per month. So what will happen to the centerfolds that have developed Playboy's trademark culture? Well, nothing's been said thus far, but Cory has made a heavy implication that they, too, have seen their demise: "Don't get me wrong, 12-year-old me is very disappointed in current me, but it's the right thing to do. You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passé at this juncture." So now I want to know: How do YOU feel about the new Playboy? Do you think the magazine will be able to change its image, or do you think it'll be a huge marketing flop in the making?
Amazing Places to see in Lyon
Lyon is in the Rhône-Alpes region and although it’s one of the largest cities in France, it’s a very livable size – not too big, not too small. Lyon has earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are lots of amazing places to see in Lyon, but not a lot that you have to see. The city boasts France's oldest ancient ruins, medieval quarters, and fine Renaissance houses. There are so many things to do in Lyon, from museums to food to shopping. If you like to visit beautiful monuments and historical museums then these places are perfect for you. List of Amazing places in Lyon : 1.Quartier Saint-Jean and Quartier Saint-Georges (Old Town) Lyon's atmospheric Quartier Saint-Jean is the place to discover the city's Old World ambiance. It's a delightful place for a leisurely stroll. The Musée d'Histoire de Lyon (History Museum) illustrates the history of the city-from antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the 20th century. The Musée des Arts de la Marionnette (Puppet Museum) displays marionettes from all over the world. 2. Louviere Basilica This magnificent church, ever visible on the Fourvière hill to the west of the city is one of a series of iconic hill-top churches built in major French cities in the late-19th century. The architecture of the church is quite unique having both Byzantine and Romanesque styles. Go inside to see the extravagant interiors and the Museum of Sacred Art, and to ascend the north tower for one of Lyon’s best photo ops. The basilica is in the oldest part of the city, Lyon’s pilgrimage site and where several Roman sites have been discovered. 3. Theatre of Fourviére The Roman Theatre of Fourviére is the oldest theatre in France. The theater contains steep seating galleries, a decorated floor, and the foundation of a large stage. Despite its antiquity, the theater is in incredible shape and provides the perfect setting to immerse yourself in ancient history. 4. Parc de la Tête d’Or A little way north of the center is one of the largest urban parks in the country, with a zoo and France’s foremost botanical garden within its boundaries. For families with kids the park is a must-do, thank the African Plain, with zebras, lions, and giraffes. There are a lake offering opportunities for boating, waterside picnics and scenic strolls along the shoreline. If you’re around in spring then the international rose garden should be one of your first ports of call in the city.
3 Ways To Get Your Wanderlust Fix On A Budget
For people who don't feel right when their feet have been on the same soil for too long, you understand the hold wanderlust has over you. Looking up flight prices, addicted to hostel world, and the map on your wall is marked with every place you NEED to go to has you feeling all types of pent up and claustrophobic when you are home bound. So you also understand the horror of being landlocked not because you lack a sense of adventure, but because money doesn't grow on trees and neither does time off. However, never fear, because there are some ways to get that wander lust fix in-between trips. 1. Plan weekend trips to places you've never been before. I know leaving the country always seems so much better than staying in your own, but you need to toss that notion aside. Each country has something mysterious, amazing, and shockingly new that you are doing yourself an injustice by not traveling it. Start planning mini trips to states, or your countries equivalent of a state, (I'm from the US clearly haha), and go! It costs a lot less plus going somewhere totally new will feel awesome! 2. Do something you've never done before! Make your current home seem more exciting by doing something you have never ever done before. Adventure is everywhere, you just have to be willing to look! Go rock climbing the town over from you or google the nearest sky diving place. Take a hike on a trail you've never been on or even go camping with friends if you are to use to the city landscape. Mixing up life at home by making your own adventures can help you get a little dose of that travel feeling to remind you that the world truly can be yours. 3. Go out to eat at an authentic restaurant you never tried before. Wander lust is all about new experiences, so if you want to go to India, find a truly authentic Indian restaurant to lose yourself in for a meal. Food is one of the greatest parts about travel, so if you are really tight on a budget, one meal could get you your fix. Just make sure you do some research first to make sure your place can really sell you the culture you wished you were submerged in. Just remember, keep saving and take the plunge, travel is always worth it.
How To Make Sweet Red Bean Soup (紅豆湯) from China's Guangdong Province (Vegan)
This weekend, I attended my very first traditional Chinese wedding, as two friends who I study Korean with ended up falling in all sorts of love and decided to spend the rest of their lives together. The wedding was completely amazing. I loved being able to meet their families, learn all about their specific wedding customs and, of course, eat a ridiculous amount of Cantonese food. (In Chinese tradition, weddings can serve anywhere from 10 - 12 courses. Ours stopped right at 11!) One of the very last dishes we ate was Hóng Dòu Tāng, a sweet red bean soup served in a thin broth with simmered lotus seeds. I have seen this dish around, especially at the Taiwanese tea house I'm often frequenting, and couldn't wait to try it myself. The soup is a wonderful combination of sweet and savory, and the lotus seed has a nice nutty flavor and texture similar to peanuts. You should be able to find all of these ingredients at most Asian markets. This recipe can be made without lotus seeds, of course, but lotus seeds are full of good nutrition and are constantly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat anything from insomnia to gastrointestinal problems - which is why it's the perfect bowl to end the night with! ------------------------------------------------------ Sweet Red Bean Soup (Hóng Dòu Tāng) 1 cup red beans (You can probably find these canned, but fresh is best if possible.) 15 dried lotus seeds 1 piece dried tangerine peel 4 - 5 tablespoons brown sugar Water 1 - 2 tablespoons fine glutinous rice flour in equal parts of water for thickening to your desired consistency Some coconut milk for drizzling over soup 1. Wash red beans in several rinses of water until water runs clear of dirt and grit. Put into a pot, fill with water to a height equivalent to the length of your index finger - roughly 2 inches - above the beans. Bring to a boil, and let par-boil for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, cover with lid, and let it sit for half an hour to let the hot water soften the tough bean husks. 2. Meanwhile, soak dried tangerine peel in water for 15 minutes or until soft. Using the blunt end of a small knife, scrape off the pith on the inside of the peel. Wash clean, and then wash the lotus seeds as well. 3. Bring the pot of red beans back to a boil, add the washed tangerine peel, lotus seeds, and half of the brown sugar. Reduce to medium heat, let simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beans are soft. Skim foam off the surface as it forms. Add water if the liquid reduces too much. When beans are soft and cracked open, do a taste test and add sugar to your desired sweetness. 4. To thicken the soup slightly, stir the glutinous rice flour solution into the soup, little by little, letting the heat cook through before adding more. Stop when desired consistency is reached. Dish out into serving bowls, drizzled with some coconut milk, if desired.