How many people became atheist to fill the void created by the lack of simple faith in something?
I don't think that anyone becomes an atheist. They merely remove a past belief from their life if they were once religious or they have never been religious to begin with and chose to remain so. It is akin to ceasing to believe in Santa. It doesn't brand us as becoming Santaless for the rest of our lives. We stop believing in Santa because we realise there is no proof of his existence, as much as we may want there to be. I certainly do.It seems that what many religious people fail to understand is that both theists and atheists have a vast array of things and people to have faith in, without mention of the faith in a God. We have faith in our friends and families, in our jobs, mode of transport and in ourselves, to name but a few of many.I think faith is a wonderful thing, including religious faith for those who believe it and find peace or support through it. No decent non-believer would ever ridicule that. But I personally don't feel there is a void to fill as an ex-Catholic. I felt greatly unburdened when I stopped believing unquestioningly and did my own thinking and research. It did not change my morals. If anything it made me take more responsibility for myself and my interaction with the world around me. I, as an atheist, just get on with my life and try to do my best for my family and for others. I don't wear a badge that says "I'm an atheist" and I don't mention it unless questioned. It's a non-issue to me for the most part.Thank you for asking an interesting question that made me think. I appreciate that.
What personality tests are good, free, and on the internet to fill out?
Many free personality assessments are fun, but not really useful. It depends on what you are looking for. If the 'test' provides you with results but no way to use the information (no interpretation of your results, no debrief, no access to a trained consultant) then you have data with potentially no understanding, no context or no way to apply the results. Unless you can find the content and consultant on your own you have to consider what you will do with the results. Finding a 'test' that is based on well known personality constructs and not one that makes up it's own personality factors is generally a better idea. Look for tests that offer you information on how they were created and what they were validated with (if the results are repeatable and how well they measure what they say they are measuring).I use an on-line assessment tool for Jungian Personality type assessment called Typefocus.com - there is a free version and the option for a more detailed paid result. I have used this assessment for 8 years and find it's validity as good as any out there for measuring Jungian personality type (it uses the same jungian functions as the MBTI, against which it has been validated). The reason I use this assessment is that there is also a lot of data related to personality type available in general and many trained interpreters you can tap into once you obtain your results. I have assessed many, many on-line personality assessments over the years and there are a lot that you can have fun with and others you will find more useful.
How long does it take to build muscle enough for me to fill out my shirts and feel good about myself?
Muscles per se will not make you feel good about yourself. You decide you are worth something, then go to the gym and get buff to feel BETTER about how well you are treating yourself. A minor distinction, but important nonetheless.Muscle growth is determined mainly by three things: genetics, nutrition, and exercise. You can’t help your genetics—if everyone is your family is a rail-thin skinny person, well, you will have a difficult time overcoming that.Nutrition can be changed. Good quality, high protein diets, low in carbohydrates ail help build muscle fastest.Exercising will build you up—best to chat with a trainer at the gym to see what will be best for your body type.Good luck!
What are the good ways to fill out 1120 form if my business is inactive?
While you might not have been “active” throughout the year, by filing a “no activity” return you may be throwing away potential deductions! Most businesses (even unprofitable ones) will have some form of expenses – think tax prep fees, taxes, filing fees, home office, phone, etc. Don’t miss out on your chance to preserve these valuable deductions. You can carry these forward to more profitable years by using the Net Operating Loss Carry-forward rules. But you must report them to take advantage of this break. If you honestly did not have any expenses or income during the tax year, simply file form 1120 by the due date (no later than 2 and one half months after the close of the business tax year – March 15 for calendar year businesses). Complete sections A-E on the front page of the return and make sure you sign the bottom – that’s it!
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How can I get more people to fill out my survey?
Make it compellingQuickly and clearly make these points:Who you are and why you are doing thisHow long it takesWhats in it for me -- why should someone help you by completing the surveyExample: "Please spend 3 minutes helping me make it easier to learn Mathematics. Answer 8 short questions for my eternal gratitude and (optional) credit on my research findings. Thank you SO MUCH for helping."Make it convenientKeep it shortShow up at the right place and time -- when people have the time and inclination to help. For example, when students are planning their schedules. Reward participationOffer gift cards, eBooks, study tips, or some other incentive for helping.Test and refineTest out different offers and even different question wording and ordering to learn which has the best response rate, then send more invitations to the offer with the highest response rate.Reward referralsIf offering a reward, increase it for referrals. Include a custom invite link that tracks referrals.