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You are what you watch! - Imagine a distant post-apocalyptic future in which a large silver box has just been excavated from the ruins of what was once Los Angeles, a box that contains stack after stack of DVD’s with titles like Survivor, The Bachelor, Biggest Loser, The Swan, Real World, The Apprentice, and Hell’s Kitchen. What might anthropologists conclude about our 21st century society if these shows were their only glimpse into how we lived our lives. Francine Prose ponders this same question in her essay “Voting Democracy off the Island: Reality TV and the Republican Ethos,” in which she asks not only what future anthropologists might deduce, but, “for that matter,” what “contemporary TV-addicted children and a...   [tags: Media, Television Shows] 1428 words
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acting like a lady - So You Want To Act Like a Lady. For years women have been waxing, plucking and beautifying themselves for one reason and one reason only; because they think that is beauty. A woman is only classified as a lady if she can walk, talk and dress the part. The way that society has viewed femininity has changed immensely over the past hundred years, but acting like a tomboy or, heaven forbid, being strong and independent is looked down upon in the eyes of men and other women. Certain standards of ladylike demeanor have become outdated in today’s society, and women should be looked at as beautiful when strong and independent....   [tags: essays research papers] 1069 words
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Trip Like I Do - Trip Like I Do Force and counterforce, resistance and power. What is the space and relation of one to the other. Are they to be understood as in parasitic or symbiotic relation. Does the yes need a no for its function, and in what ways. Could there be a “war” on Iraq without protests of such brutal possibilities. Slavoj Žižek’s “The Seven Veils of Fantasy” provides a relation of sincere hypocrisy within but ostensibly against ideology. Fantasy squirms throughout the piece as concealment of horror, creation of horror to be concealed, and vital sustaining support of an ideological edifice....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1911 words
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Symptoms of an Asthma: How Can You Tell If You have Asthma? - The word Asthma, in its original Greek form (ἅσθμα, or ásthma) (akin to aázein) means “panting” or “to breath hard”. Panting and heavy breathing are common visible symptoms of an individual who has Asthma. “Asthma is fairly common, and can be described as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm” (NHLBI, 2007). The most common symptoms of this disease are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which are all visible as well as a feeling of tightness in the chest....   [tags: allergies, chronic desease, treatment]
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Where Are You Going Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - The decisions that you make throughout life can make or break you; you just have to make the right ones. In Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are Your Going Where Have You Been?”, the main character is Connie. Connie had an older sister but she was nothing like her. Her older sister always pleased her mom, and Connie did not care. Connie and her friend hang out and go to the shopping center or the movies. One day they decided that instead of going to the mall they would go to the diner across the street....   [tags: Decisions, Literary Analysis]
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Someone Noticed You - You’d probably never heard of me, but perhaps you’d seen me before. I was that girl sitting in the back of your English class that one year. For all the time I spent sitting behind you I can’t seem to recall a single quirk about you. But I do remember thinking for a while that our teacher would never stop griping about her five failed marriages and rambling on and on about her nine cats—each named after a different romance novelist. Everyone seemed to tolerate her though. Between all of her retellings of the most dramatic moments in her life, there was hardly enough time to squeeze any actual learning in....   [tags: tragedy, gone, thoughts, actions] 537 words
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Managing Information: What You Need and Why You Need It. - Dynami Perspective DP 2.1 Managing Information: What You Need and Why You Need It. Our opening series for 2010 is going to be about management of information. Information is the trigger that causes virtually everything in business to happen. Processes are initiated, executed,and terminated based on information. Sometimes the information is inherent, nothing new needs to be communicated to cause something to happen. More often processes “wait” for information before something can begin. For appropriate action to take place information must have three characteristics....   [tags: Information Technology] 699 words
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been Analysis - Have you ever been so focused on achieving your dreams that you become unaware of your current situation. When we focus on the goals ahead of us, we fail to see the obstacles and dangers that are in front of us. In order to achieve our goals we involuntarily put ourselves in an unwanted situation. Connie, herself, struggles to achieve her goal of being a desirable girl that turns heads when she walks into the room. She becomes so set on being this girl that she doesn’t realize the danger of the situation....   [tags: joyce oates, eden garden, focus]
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The Birth Order Book: Why You Do What You Do - It is quite amazing how much birth order affects our personalities. As I read this book, it opened my eyes to see why my family members have the personalities that they do. Maybe you can find yourself in these lists. Everyone may not match perfectly to every characteristic. Kevin says a person is probably a first born if he is “perfectionistic, reliable, conscientious, [a] list maker, organized, critical, serious, [and] scholarly.” The second born will likely avoid conflict, be a mediator, be independent, have the fewest pictures in the family photo album, and be very loyal to peers as well as have lots of friends....   [tags: social issues, birth order]
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The Characterizaion of Connie in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - The characterization of Connie in the short story, “Where Are You Going. Where have you been?” affects the theme of who is to blame for the kidnapping by portraying Connie as a pretty girl to into herself, a puerile teenager that cannot decide who to be, and a reluctant girl that ignores her mother. This characterization makes Connie seem immature. When Arnold gets to see Connie, the ignorance and immaturity of Connie gives Arnold Friend the perfect opening to abduct Connie. Connie is a pretty girl to into her own attractiveness that eventually gets her into trouble with a guy named Arnold....   [tags: character and literary analysis] 606 words
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Fear in the Media- Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything You Hear - Fox, Msnbc, The New York Times… The news, in all its formats, dominates our lives. It’s where we get our information about what’s going on in the world. When we wake up in the morning, it’s what we leave our houses to collect; what we turn on the TV to see. We read it online, in paper, and on TV. It’s an inevitable part of life. The news the media feeds us… most often, it’s anything but hopeful. Stories about shootings in cities or children drowning in pools or terrorist attacks; sometimes, stories that haven’t even happened, stories labeled with a large ‘if’; these stories have a large effect on our lives in the fear they impose on our daily activities....   [tags: Media]
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So you Think you can tell Heaven from Hell? - Throughout the semester we have discussed in class a great deal of topics pertaining to Human Rights including the rights of the individual whether they be man, woman, child or gay, lesbian, or transsexual. We have also discussed the rights of countries and their practices and whether or not we should interfere with them considering some of these practices are brutish and are carried out in devastating fashion (Female Circumcision). As a whole the class, along with our good friend Jack Donnelly, came to a conclusion that we should interfere in the most extreme cases even if it broke the law....   [tags: Culture ]
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This Is How You Turn a Girl Into a Woman - Stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. This is not your typical short story piece. Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is an expressive, one-page portrait of womanhood. This methodical monologue is narrated by a strict and caring mother. Kincaid writes a “how-to guide” on the transformation from a little girl into a woman, by means of exposing gender roles. Most sentences start with “This is how you...” which directly informs the reader of what, or what not, to do to be a respectable woman. Girl is written in a very poetic style that is reminiscent of modern slam poetry....   [tags: Girl by Jamaica Kinkaid] 892 words
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Eat a Variety of Veggies for a Healthier You - The new food guidelines issued by the U.S. government says that all Americans eat between five and nine servings of fruits and veggies day-to-day. As soon as you hear that number, it may seem like a lot, although it's actually fit that a great number of servings of fruits and vegetables into one's daily menu. For starters, the shelves of a given grocery stores are fairly bursting with fruits and vegetables. Additionally, vegetables and fruits are some of the cheaper, most nutrient rich, foods in the supermarket....   [tags: food guidelines and nutrition] 537 words
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Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard? - Have You Ever Wanted To Snowboard. As a lifelong snowboarder, I can tell you that anyone who is adventurous and loves the snow is qualified to hit the slopes with me. However, if you want your first snowboarding experience to be a successful one, you must come prepared. First, you need gear, but not just any gear, I recommend Burton goggles, snow pants, a warm jacket, gloves and of course a banging board. Whatever swagger you decide to wear, you are going to want to be comfortable; nobody wants to be out on the slopes in negative degree weather freezing....   [tags: Persuasive Paper] 623 words
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Why You Should Not Workout Everyday - ... However, when you are done the workout all you feel like doing is resting since you feel physically drained. By working out too much, you really don’t have motivation to do anything else because you are still tired from the day before and training every day without taking a day off can also disrupt your daily routine because one or more of your muscle groups will still be extremely sore or even in pain. For example, other activities like hanging out with friends or going out for dinner can be rather challenging since your muscles are still very sore and all you want to do is stay home and relax because you have zero motivation to get ready or dressed....   [tags: fatigue, lose weight, tone] 621 words
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Have You Ever Believed in Bigfoot? - You overhear heavy breathing and consider nothing, but fear scurries to your mind. Then another thought slams into you…. run, don’t stop that’s what you consider as you overhear it oncoming you…. don’t look back you think don’t stop and don't look back. Gradually it starts to get handier to you. You Make a sprint for it and forget about that lungful you want so bad and don’t maintenance about bruises that are forming on your legs and arms. Snap. you overhear a branch snap and suddenly you hear it to your left and right then to your left again....   [tags: jabberwocky sightings]
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Seven Habits to Make you Successful - Are you feeling as if your life is out of control. Or do you want to get your parents off your back so you might be able to live your life as you want. Each person may face many problems that make him to turn his real life off without trying to solve the problems. So, I would like to share with you 7 habits that can make you to be happy and successful in your life. Furthermore, these habits are things we do daily and some of them we don’t aware if we are having them or not. Generally, these 7 habits can help to get control of your life, improve your relationship with friends, achieve your goals and increase your self-confidence....   [tags: success, tips, ] 1269 words
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You Asked For a Poem by Larry Levis - “A poem is true if it hangs together. Information points to something else. A poem points to nothing but itself” this quote by E.M. Forster alludes to the concept of metafiction in poetry as a whole. According to the Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms, “Metafiction is a kind of fiction that self-consciously addresses the devices of fiction…[M]etafiction does not let the readers forget they are reading a work of fiction.” Some common metafictive strategies include a story about someone writing a story, a piece of fiction that references specific conventions of a story, or characters that are aware they are in a story or work of fiction....   [tags: metafictional devices, anticipation]
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Politically Speaking, Are You Red or Blue? - Politically speaking, who are you. Most of the students on the UNI campus, and campuses nationwide, tend to immediately identify themselves as liberal Democrats. This is understandable to a certain extent. Young people tend to be more liberal. However, I cannot help but believe many of these self-proclaimed liberals are just saying what their peers and John Stewart are saying in order to fit in. I consider myself a fiscal conservative but a social liberal when it comes to certain issues, such as legalized abortion under certain circumstances and within a certain timeframe, but not used as a convenient birth control method....   [tags: personal reflections] 554 words
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What is Overpopulation? Does It Affect You? - What’s wrong with the world. Everyone is ignorant of the biggest problem we have; overpopulation. We produce way too many babies-75 million a year. The United Nation’s 2,000 scientists well know that overpopulation is the world’s only real problem. Get it. Earth only has one real problem, but we refuse to focus on it. This includes some of our scientists too; yes, they deny it too. They know that overpopulation is a serious issue, but avoid it anyways. Thousands of scientists have brilliant ideas to reduce the impact of global warming....   [tags: hunger, babies, scientists] 1026 words
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Would You Prefer a Different Life? - ... “My child,” the priest said, “be thankful for the life you have. There are many who lack what you do, who would give their lives to have yours.” The sermon the priest gave the man was short, but meaningful. The words seemed to ring out, “Be happy with what you have, because you would miss it, if it were gone.” The man however did not like that answer. To settle for this life was something he had begun to resent. He had fallen short of his dreams, and married a woman who he loved, but was not in love with....   [tags: personal narrative] 1388 words
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Do You Need An Antioxidant Supplement? - You have seen them advertised everywhere. Magazines and television commercials are always displaying ads for an antioxidant supplement. Before knowing if you need them it is important to know what they are. There are powerful and much needed supplements especially for those of us who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants are beneficial in keeping our bodies healthy. We are all searching for ways to improve our health and to look and feel younger. Antioxidants are meant to protect the cells in our body from damage caused by free radicals....   [tags: Antioxidants] 532 words
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What You Eat Is Your Business - Should people be held accountable for what they eat. Many believe that it is a matter of public health, but some think that it is the matter of personal responsibility. In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business,” Radley Balko argues that the government spending more money on anti-obesity measures is the wrong way to fix the obesity epidemic. He claims that people should be more responsible for their personal health. I am of two minds about this author’s claim that eating and lifestyle are matters of personal choice....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, personal health]
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Welcome to the Land of Do-As-You-Please - It’s a city like no other. Here, there are no limitations. You can take what you want. At no cost. Theft. Of possessions. Of love. Of life. No government. No rules. No consequences. Welcome to the Land of Do-As-You-Please. It’s a dark, cold night, the only type of night nowadays. I guess I should be grateful that the rain hasn’t begun yet because when it does it’s likely that I’ll be one of the first to know. As I stand on the roof of this building, I can see for miles around, I can hear for almost the same distance....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 2141 words
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The Government: Watching Everything You Do - The government — they are watching everything you do. For many people, they would think that saying phrases like this would make someone look like a crazy or some kind of conspiracy theorist. Though it turns out that these statements are true in a sense that the many governments and not just the U.S. are surveilling its own citizens and other people around the world by tracking and recording their phone calls, e-mails, and other communications. The main way this came into the light is the recent and ongoing controversy with the NSA and leaks from whistleblowers like Edward Snowden....   [tags: surveillance, United States, NSA, communications]
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Which One Would You Choose - Pretend for a minute that the superhuman world exists. Many people know the general story of Super Man and of Beowulf. We all know that they both have an enormous amount of strength. They are heroes and people around them relied on them, because they fought the bad guy. It’s also known that they come from completely two different types of worlds, and lived centuries apart. Superman isn’t even human but kryptonian which allows him to have other powers besides strength. In a dark ally being robbed, or a meteor heading toward earth, or the government (which ever kind it is) has gone whack, or any other kind of sticky situation you find yourself in, who are you going to wish was there, Superman...   [tags: Superheroes] 701 words
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I Can Telecreen You, & You, & YOU! - Ruled by fear, brainwashed by misguided half truths, constantly being watched, having no rights and no freedom of expression, and a huge division between the classes. Does that sound slightly familiar to you. Wondering if I’m talking about America or Oceania, I’m starting to wonder too as the lines in some ways are starting to blur. This paper will discuss some of the similarities and differences between the Oceanic society of Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and the society of the United States as it stands today....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Consuming Pornography: Porn and the Brain - Porn and the Brain “Consuming pornography does not lead to more sex, it leads to more porn. Much like eating McDonalds everyday will accustom you to food that (although enjoyable) is essentially not food, pornography conditions the consumer to being satisfied with an impression of extreme sex rather than the real.” -Virginie Despentes. Pornography is not a force that is relatively new, but new enough that in today’s world of modern medicine, and medical advances, we are seeing effects and by-products of pornography not formerly seen....   [tags: like a drug, dopamine]
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ICT and You - For this work, I am going to write about how I use ICT in my everyday life. I will be looking at how I use ICT at Home and at School. I will also identify how I use ICT for: - > My own personal use (this is when I use it just for me) > Social use (this is when I use the ICT with other people) PC Technology ------------- I use Microsoft Excel a lot, which helps me to do graphs in science for coursework and I also use it at home for sorting my pocket money and spending so I am organized with my money and don’t overspend....   [tags: ICT Essays] 820 words
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You are Beautiful - Standing up for oneself is always a challenge, no matter who you are. In some Arab societies certain traditions and customs seem built to keep women on a lower level than men. The truth, as demonstrated by many books written by Arab women, is that every society has outdated customs, or rules, and those rules are what tend to keep oppressed people in check. If it’s not a gender issue then it is a race issue. If it’s not a race issue then it becomes political or intellectual. Sadly, there have always been rules that oppress one group or another, but time are changing and with them people change....   [tags: Middle East Culture Feminism Essays] 2774 words
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Are You Kidding? - Are You Kidding. Booker T. Washington’s Up From Slavery is an autobiography describing a man’s journey from slavery to prominence. Or is it. Mr. Washington’s complete assimilation into the white man’s world could be seen as an example of complete and total sycophancy, a lesson in sucking up. Booker T. Washington knew that in order to further the Tuskegee Institute, a school in the south, he would need the help of the very race and culture that had imprisoned him and his people. Long before his association with southern, black schools, Booker T....   [tags: Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington Essays]
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How to Play Poker Like a Professional - How to Play Poker Like a Professional Poker is an ancient game of skill and strategy. While the initial hand dealt does help determine the outcome of the round, a good poker player can turn a seemingly bad hand into a winner. The strategy lies in the expressions of your opponents and in the cards lying face up on the table. Master these simple tasks, and you will be able to play poker like a professional. The Basic Rules For Play There are many varieties of this highly popular card game, but I will teach you how to play the very common “five card stud”....   [tags: essays research papers] 903 words
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Wildlife Preservation in Thinking Like a Mountain - Wildlife Preservation in Thinking Like a Mountain In Thinking Like a Mountain, the author, Aldo Leopold, writes of the importance of wildlife preservation through examples of the symbiotic relationship of animals and plant-life with a mountain. He asks the reader to perceive the processes of a mountainous environment in an unusual way. Aldo Leopold wants the reader to "think" like a mountain instead of thinking of only the immediate, or as the hunter did. Taking away one feature of an ecosystem may eventually destroy everything else that that environment is composed of....   [tags: Papers] 759 words
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Book Review - Lead Like Jesus - In their book Lead Like Jesus Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges encourage readers to ask themselves three key questions: 1) Am I a leader. (pg. 4) 2) Am I willing to follow Jesus as my leadership role model. (pg. 11) 3) How do I lead like Jesus. (pg. 19) The authors try to define who is a leader. They say “Leadership is a process of influence. Anytime you seek to influence the thinking, behaviour, or development of people in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader.” (pg....   [tags: Book Report Review] 1339 words
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Living Life Like The Great Gatsby - Living Life Like The Great Gatsby Imagine that you live in the nineteen twenties, and that you are a very wealthy man that lives by himself in a manchine, on a lake and who throws parties every weekend. This is just the beginning of how to explain the way Jay Gatsby lived his life. This novel, by F. Scott, Fitzgerald is one that is very deep in thought. Fitzgerald releases little clues along the way of the novel that will be crusual to understand the ending. For instance, he makes the blue coupe a very important clue, as well as the Dr....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays] 1814 words
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Verbal and Non Verbal Skills in Law Enforcement - ... A week ago today I was called by my dispatch and she told me that I needed to respond to a car accident on Mill Plain Ave and 163rd. I notified dispatch that I was on my way. As I am making my way to the call the dispatcher calls me about two minutes later and said “ are you there yet?” I advised her I was on my way and traffic was back up due to the accident. She comes back over the radio “ You need to hurry up.” I was frustrated with her because I can only respond as fast as traffic will allow me to....   [tags: communication skills, I and you statements]
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Life is Like a Game of Soccer - Life is full of obstacles and challenges that occasionally require help from family and friends, and steps that we all must take. As human beings, we are constantly learning throughout these steps and challenges. So in this sense, life is similar to a game of soccer because just as in everyday life we go through the same obstacles, and have people there to support us. In a game of soccer, players, acquire cuts and scrapes just as we gain experiences throught our lives, and once the game is over we celebrate with our team, or with family....   [tags: soccer, obstacles, perseverance] 848 words
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What is it like to be a ‘Mother Figure’? - The play “Mother figure” is a contemporary play written in the 1960’s about what it’s like to be a mother. In the 1950’s women were valued only as a stay at home mother, their life was dedicated to the children until the 1960’s when people started to question if that is what mothers should be doing. Ayckbourn explores political issues about mothers in a comical way; he exaggerates the mother of the play, Lucy, to give a hidden message about the political views. He expresses his views that women shouldn’t just be for looking after the children but they should have their own lives....   [tags: Play Analysis, synopsis] 1471 words
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The Turkish Culture Is Like No Other - ... There are several social courtesies and norms in Turkey. Some of these are similar to those we have in the United States of America. Many people use hand gestures when speaking and it is extremely impolite and rude to lay your feet on someone’s desk or table. You should also be careful to not point the sole of your foot or shoe towards others. Public displays of affection are not tolerated in rural areas. Hospitality is a large part of the Turkish culture. Friends, relatives, and neighbors visit frequently, and unexpectedly....   [tags: hospitality, gestures, families]
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English is so, like...ummm...the shit - There is a nutria loose in the Enlgish language and it is rapidly devouring words and phrases. The corrosive usage of slang is deteriorating proper, or standard forms of English. What most consider to be a passing fad has been evident for as long as the English language. Change in the grammar and diction of a language is natural, and English is always confronted with changes. However, at some point speech mutated due to a metastratizing principle in which the most annoying words in the language colonize the host organism's brain and bully out less adaptable words which eventually fade into oblivion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Children are Like Philosophers as They Develop - Science is delving into the unknown, incorporating knowledge, curiosity, making new discoveries, observing and enquiring beyond and out of bounds. It has bonds with many subjects such as philosophy, math and English. Humans ask how, and science tries to answer why. Through observations of the natural world or experimentations in laboratories or even the classroom we are attempting to find something out. We are constantly learning new things everyday that changes our attitudes and beliefs about the world....   [tags: learning, childhood development,] 1585 words
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Troye Sivan Coming Out Video Analysis - “Hey, what’s up you guys it’s Troye Sivan” (Troye Sivan) That is how Troye starts off every video he makes, but the next sentence makes this video all different from the others. “‘This is probably the most nervous I’ve ever been in my entire life, but I’m going to deal with it,’” (Business Insider). Troye Sivan is an 18 year old Australian actor and YouTube. Recently, he had made a video entitled “Coming Out”. Since Troye is in the public eye, he took a risk coming out of the closet so publicly....   [tags: youtuber, troye sivian, you tube]
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Don Marquis vs. Abortion - What is abortion. Abortion is killing a fetus inside a mother’s womb. According to Don Marquis, killing a fetus is morally impermissible. Marquis came up with an argument that views abortion as immoral and only in rare cases is it accepted. There are only a few rare cases that abortion is morally acceptable according to Marquis in his article, “Why Abortion is Immoral.” Marquis’s view on abortion is relatable because I am a woman and seeing as I am able to bare a child, I feel it is a women’s right to decide if abortion is permissible or not because it is her body and she has all the rights to her own body....   [tags: Future Like Ours argument] 846 words
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Medical Malpractice Is Like a Virus - Medical malpractice is like a virus that spreads contagiously and has been going on for many years. This phenomenon has caused deaths, diseases, and injuries due to the negligence of medical professionals towards their patients. Hospitals are losing their reputation and doctors are losing lots of their money. Usually after the doctor does something wrong, the patient should file a lawsuit against them and the hospital. One way to prevent malpractice is to pick younger doctors who are more careful with what they are doing....   [tags: negligence of healthcare professionals] 811 words
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Afghanistan: A Country Like no Other - The land stands scarred by the countless Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs). Child amputees hobble from place to place while women hide their faces from the rest of the world. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan located 33.00 degrees north and 65.00 degrees east. Found in Southern Asia, in a highly conflicted region known as the Middle East and referred to as the crossroads of Central Asia. Landlocked, it sits in the center of Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and China....   [tags: Islam, Arab, Modern Day Afghanistan]
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What Makes You Who You Are? - What are you. It is one of the most common question people tend to ask me even though it can be inappropriate at times. The first thought that goes in my mind: how can I answer this question. I usually respond according to the context of the conversation, but I feel that my answers lack real meaning. It is surprising how just three words can throw me off balance, but they do. What is the world's obsession with having to place things in categories, especially people. In addition, when society places people into these categories, how do they react....   [tags: Personal Experience ] 1198 words
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been”, is one of the many short stories written by Mrs. Joyce Carol Oates that has become highly recognized. It was inspired by a magazine story about a serial killer. It quickly it became very popular andwas even the basis for the 1985 hit movie, “SmoothTalk”. Like many other short stories and novels written by Joyce Carol Oates, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” is a story that is consumed by evil, the theme....   [tags: Joyce Carol Oates short stories]
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