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Syncratic decision making

  1. One of the types of purchase decision-making in the family with respect to various products and services. In this type of decision-making, both spouses are equally involved and take decisions jointly. Therefore, such decisions are also called joint decisions.
  2. Where the spouses jointly decide about the purchase.


  1. A structural or behavioral characteristic peculiar to an individual or group.
  2. A physiological or temperamental peculiarity.
  3. An unusual individual reaction to food or a drug.

Socratic Seminar

The goal of a Socratic seminar is for students to help one another understand the ideas, issues, and values reflected in a specific text. Students are responsible for facilitating a discussion around ideas in the text rather than asserting opinions. Through a process of listening, making meaning, and finding common ground students work toward shared understanding rather than trying to prove a particular argument.

Socratic method

Socratic method , also known as method of elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate, is named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates. It is a form of inquiry and discussion between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. It is a dialectical method, often involving a discussion in which the defense of one point of view is questioned; one participant may lead another to contradict themselves in some way, thus strengthening the inquirer's own point.

Syncretic religion

  1. Reconciliation or fusion of differing systems of belief, as in philosophy or religion, especially when success is partial or the result is heterogeneous.
  2. Linguistics - The merging of two or more originally different inflectional forms.

Syncretic thinking

A stage in the development of the cognitive thought processes of the child during which thought is based purely on what is perceived and experienced. The child is incapable of reasoning beyond the observable or of making deductions or generalizations. Through imaginative play, questioning, interaction with others, and the increasing use of language and symbols to represent objects, the child begins to learn to make associations between ideas and to elaborate concepts. In Piaget's classification, this stage occurs between 2 and 7 years of age and is preceded by the sensorimotor stage of development, when the child progresses from reflex activity to repetitive and imitative behaviour.

Idiosyncratic Risk

  1. Risk that is specific to an asset or a small group of assets.
  2. Idiosyncratic risk has little or no correlation with market risk, and can therefore be substantially mitigated or eliminated from a portfolio by using adequate diversification.
26 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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26 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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Syncracy is not a word and for quite sometime it had no mentions in Google. In 2002 only two pages in Google's search result even contained it. Then for some reason people tried to create a definition. There are now definitions such as:

A system of governance which adopts two or more systems such as communism and capitalism.

This is just one such definition. You are not likely to find two definitions that agree with each other. Another definition is:

Syncracy is a social psych term that describes families who make decisions by consensus. Wikis themselves seems a very syncratic mechanism, don't you think? I meant government by mutually Constructive Interference. Now don't go asking me to define constructive interference.


As you notice the two definitions do not agree with each other. One of the causes of this is that some people have tried to adapt the definition of the word syncratic. Even then, syncratic is not a word used in English.


The most like source of the words Syncracy and Syncratic is the words idiosyncrasy and idiosyncratic. The word idiosyncrasy is defined as:

noun, plural idiosyncrasies.

  1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like that is peculiar to an individual.
  2. the physical constitution peculiar to an individual.
  3. a peculiarity of the physical or the mental constitution, especially susceptibility toward drugs, food, etc.

The word idiosyncrasy originated in c.1600, from French idiosyncrasie, from Greek idiosynkrasia "a peculiar temperament," from idios "one's own" + synkrasis "temperament, mixture of personal characteristics," from syn "together" + krasis "mixture". Originally in English a medical term meaning "physical constitution of an individual." Mental sense first attested 1660s.

The real definition

If Syncratic was to be coined as a term, it would be defined as:


  1. created in a style similar to Syncrat.com
25 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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Apparently Nutrisystem is one of the most recognizable names in weight loss and was founded in 1972. It claims to have helped millions of people lose weight on its convenient portion-controlled meals.

So why is Nutrisystem so successful and why should you avoid it?

Nutrisystem does work and the real key is the portion-controlled meals. You pay quite a bit for some company to tell you how much you can eat. It makes sense, less food equals less fat. So what is the problem?

It is difficult to leave

Diet programs like this are difficult to leave. Sure they will help you lose weight, but if you stop you are likely to put the weight back on. That is why Nutrisystem has been around so long. Their customers have trouble leaving. Who wants to be on a diet for the rest of their lives?

If you do want to stop, you need to learn how to eat healthy portion controlled meals where you control the portion size.

Portion control yourself from the start

So if you will have to control your own portions in the end, why not start straight away and not pay Nutrisystems the fee for doing so. The same will-power that keeps you following the Nutrisystems way is enough to control your own portions.

Use smaller plates

There are many tips online on how you can reduce the amount you eat. The simplest is to use smaller plates. Another tip is to always dish yourself up what you are going to eat first and never go back for seconds.

Freeze your own meals

If you like having portion controlled food when you are hungry, cook tomorrows dinner after you finish tonight’s. Once it is cooked, separate it into portions and freeze them ready for dinner tomorrow.


If Nutrisystem is going to work for you, so will controlling your own portion size and saving your money instead.

25 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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PHProxy is a web HTTP proxy programmed in PHP meant to bypass firewalls and access otherwise inaccessible resources (i.e. blocked websites). If the server this script is run on can access a resource, so can you!

Include Form Includes a mini URL-form on every HTML page
Remove Scripts Remove client-side scripting (i.e. Javascript)
Accept Cookies Accept HTTP cookies
Show Images Show images
Show Referer Show referring website in HTTP headers
Rotate13 Use rotate13 encoding on the URL
Base64 Use base64 encoding on the URL
Strip Meta Strip meta HTML tags
Strip Title Strip Website title
Session Cookies Store cookies for this session only
New Window Open URL in a new window
25 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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Start browsing through this CGI-based proxy by entering a URL below. Only HTTP and FTP URLs are supported. Not all functions will work (e.g. some JavaScript), but most pages will be fine.


Manage cookies

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25 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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This one appears to be an attempt at finding a url that a spam url can be injected into. The resulting web page will usually display the spam url or redirect the user to the spam url.

25 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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Avoid “Exposed Skin Care” as they can not be trusted. After struggling for some time with sub-par products, some marketing bright spark though “How can we get more good customer reviews for a product that is crap?”. They then proceeded to make fake customer reviews that make the products sound better than they really are.

All the good reviews are fake

Every positive review that you read about this company is false. Consider this review, where someone clued up to it?

You know what's seriously weird..? The fact that all of these 4 and 5 star reviews, the "members" who are writing them have only ever written one review online and their signup date and last login date is the exact same of the date they wrote their review. I went way back in the reviews to where someone mentioned this and I started looking into it and realized 98% of the reviews are like that. Why do I feel like the company itself is writing these reviews?

Yes, that is correct. This company is writing their own reviews.

The products do not work

So now you are wondering if the products are any good? Well they are not. Read some of these reviews

Worst product ever! I have been using the expanded kit with the moisturizer for 30 days now and my face has only gotten worse. I followed the instructions for sensitive skin and used the acne treatment serum every other day and still my face is a wreck. I would not waste your money on this product and I feel that most of the reviews I have come across are probably bogus.

So it did not work for that person...

I didn't like it. I really wanted to like this skincare system, but I didn't. It didn't help my breakouts, AT ALL. It made my face dull and uneven looking. PLUS, some of the stuff stunk so bad it gave me a headache. *two thumbs down*

Or that person...

i have been using this product for less than a week, and my face start to irritate, itchy and redness, is there anything i can do? should i stop using it? my face was so red last night and i just took medicine to relief the itchy and the feel of burn. help!!! tnx in advance.

Or that person...

I am beyond disapointed about this product :(.

I bought this product because I had read so many great reviews online about it. I was super excited when the product arrived at my house.

For the first week, I noticed a difference. My skin was clearer. I was happy. Second week I noticed my skin changing texture. It felt weird. Third week my face was so dry. Now I have red blotches and dry skin every where. I don't even want to leave the house. I try and cover the blotches as much as possible but it is very flaky. I try and moisturize my skin in the morning, in the afternoon and at night but nothing seems to be working. :( I feel ugly. I want my skin back. I would rather have a couple of zits than this ugly blotchy dry face.

Or that person.

But someone claimed it worked

If you know anyone who thinks this product works, ask if they have been using it for more than two weeks. It takes more than two weeks for the bad effects to occur. Plus the placebo effect might be occurring. It might pay to look into the placebo effect.

So overall

The marketing is fake, the product is bad.

24 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83
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Getting your articles read is the most important step. For years submitting articles was all about getting a website to rank higher in Google. Now that Google has reduced the importance of such articles in website rankings, an opportunity has opened up for savvy marketers.

Visitors not links

Getting your article read is important as it is about getting people interested in what you are selling, your ideas or encouraging them to seek you out for more. A great article will leave the reader wanting more. Even without a link, they will notice your name or business name at the bottom of the article and seek you out.

Hidden effect

The issue with this is that it is hard to track with analytics tools like Google Analytics. If visitors see your brand name or personal name, but not a link, they might Google for your site. You will not be able to tell that they looked for your site after reading one of your articles.

Brand name

Writing such articles will definitely help establish your brand name. Even if people do not visit your site, they will remember the name. If they visit your site later, they may not remember where they heard your name, but they will be more confident that your site is legitimate and a good site to buy from.

Site fit

Sometimes articles do not fit well with your site. It is not a good idea to be seen making bad comments about the competitor’s site. If you know of issues with the competitors’ products or services, make this known by publishing an article about it on another site under another name. Just make sure the issues are legitimate as you do not want to be recognised by the competition.

Where to submit articles

This site is accepting articles now. Just head over to the submission form, and submit your article. Be careful when submitting your article to other sites as some sites will remove your brand or by-line.

4 May 2015 by FluffyScorn 83