BATNA: Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement - Acronymn for negotiations, when a person is making a decision, he or she needs to weigh the best alternative, and not just say no.
Beatnik: 1950s dropout: a member of the Beat Generation of the 1950s
Bed Bugs: a type of bug that bites, sucks blood, and can be found in many hotels, cockroaches eat them.
Big-fish–little-pond effect (BFLPE) is a term introduced by Herbert W. Marsh, and popularised by Matthew Gardner, which hypothesizes that the self-concept of students is negatively correlated with the ability of their peers in school: Thus, academic self-concepts depend not only on one's academic accomplishments but also the accomplishments of those in the school that a student attends.
An implication of this effect is that low- or medium-ability students might prefer to attend a low-ability school instead of a high-ability school, as this would be better for their self-concept. These pupils can receive additional motivation from low- or medium-ability pupils in their class because their own achievements appear more significant. They feel more honored and may be motivated to keep their edge over the other pupils. This is especially true for pupils with a lack of self-confidence. Some parents send their children, with the explicit recommendation of psychologists, to schools that are known for a moderate level of proficiency.
An opposite effect is the reflected glory effect (or assimilation effect), which describes the stimulation a pupil may receive from a school with a high level of proficiency.
Many expats want to travel to poor countries to become a big fish, in a little pond.
Biometric Visa: normally this means they want your fingerprints.
"A biometric or biometric identifier is an objective measurement of a physical characteristic of an individual which, when captured in a database, can be used to verify the identity or check against other entries in the database. The best known biometric is the fingerprint, but others include facial recognition and iris scans." travel.state.gov
Blog: Originally meaning was to be a log of a persons thoughts, it has evolved to become a rotating set of new articles written that appear on a main index page. Blogs generally allow readers to comment below, and readers can subscribe e-mail or RSS feeds, the new articles are posted at the top, whereby readers who have bookmarked the page can return to find the newest articles written.
Budget Contentment: A person is content living in their budget when there is no need to count the money.
Bundle of Benefits: referring to the total of all service provided to a person living in a hotel room. And, often people buy benefits that are a waste of money.
Business Week: The first week in a new destination, this is when we buy a mosquito net, the shampoo, find the internet café, set up our traveler nest, after this this first wee is when we stop the confusion and enter clarity.
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