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The Detrimental Effect of War on People - ... In Victorian times, masculinity was seen as a male being: courageous; enduring; protecting of the weak; fit and well-developed physically. A stereotypical assumption was that men had to develop their body to be able to educate their minds, though the only thing they weren’t developing, according to E.M. Forster, was an ‘undeveloped heart-not a cold one’. It is likely that this caused the stigma that the men had at the time of the war, men being afraid to put across their feelings and emotions because it was seen as wrong by them from a young age....   [tags: world war I, veterans, sleep deprivation]
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Technology’s Detrimental Effect on Society - These days, technology seems to be almost everywhere we go. With advancements to cell phones, computers, video games, cars, and our iPods, our lives have become much easier than ever before. Technology is made because the society always wants to find more efficient methods of doing certain tasks. Without technology, mankind would not have discovered things that the majority of us now know, such as the world, animals, science, and the like. However, the society doesn’t gain much benefit, besides their school and work duties....   [tags: Technology ]
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Detrimental Effect of Television on American Politics - Image is everything. In the modern world of sleek cars, towering glass buildings, carefully designed websites and carefully designed women on the front of magazines, this comes as no surprise. What does come as a surprise, what should come as a surprise, is that this fascination with image, this obsession with physical appearance, has seeped into the one area it least belongs. Politicians, the men and women who are supposed to be leading our nation, now have to be just as careful of their image as any supermodel or screen star....   [tags: Politics] 1191 words
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Detrimental Effect of Abortion by Amy R. Sobie and David C. Reardon, - Annually, 46 million babies die from abortion worldwide, that’s approximately one baby being aborted every two seconds says Dr. Craig. A. Kuhns. 98 percent of abortions take place because the child is unwanted or an inconvenience to the mother, and only 2 percent are taken place because of rape or incest. Since abortion was legalized in 1973 women across the world have took advantage of the legalization and have not been as thoughtful; abortion is used as the easy way out. After abortion was legalized teens have began to get the procedure and have experienced an emotional and physical impact; also the world economy has been changed dramatically....   [tags: teens, psychological effects] 693 words
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Budget Cuts Have a Detrimental Effect on a Student’s Education - Budget cuts in education have been frequently seen in the news and media in recent years. Although budget cuts are necessary because of lack of funding, certain cuts in programs are not beneficial for a student’s education. Budget cuts in the present times have a detrimental effect on a student’s education and should be reevaluated for better execution. Programs during the regular school hours affected by budget cuts are those that help a student to become a well-rounded individual. One program that is being affected by budget cuts is the art education program....   [tags: Education Programs, Learning]
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The Detrimental Effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act - In 2002, Senator Paul Sarbanes (a Democrat from Maryland) and Congressman Michael Oxley (a Republican from Ohio) crossed the aisle to develop a new law to further regulate the accounting, auditing and financial reporting of companies publicly traded in United States. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) (also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002) passed because of the demand of the American people to see reform in response to the widely publicized instances of fraud and corruption in large US companies....   [tags: fraud, corruption, financial scandals]
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Video Games: Good or Bad? - ... which lead children to only focus on them for a few minutes at a time, in detail, only to lead to their next mission or objective; thus causing the child to continue his pursuit of getting to the next level in the game content. This leads to children becoming addicted to the gameplay and unable to refrain from thinking of playing, even while in school (Prot, McDonald, Anderson, & Gentile, 2012, p.651). These negative effects have a major impact in both males and females between the ages of seven and ten years (Nauert)....   [tags: beneficial or detrimental to children]
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The Beneficial and Detrimental Effects of Phonology - For years, phonology has been incorporated into language education. Young children are introduced to phonics as educators take them through visual flash cards, teaching them the sounds of the alphabet. Children learn to connect sounds into words, using what they learned from the alphabet to apply a system of sounds into a word. Controversy regarding this reading education method has additionally been popular. Although researchers have found negative effects in learning to read phonologically, teachers can still strategically incorporate it into the classroom as long as they are aware of its potential negative effects....   [tags: Education]
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Detrimental Effects of the Vietnam War - The Vietnam War was, and continues to be, one of America's darkest moments, one that nearly tore the nation apart. In order to stop the spread of communism in Europe and Asia, the United States aided French imperialists and their reoccupation of Vietnam. At first, the U.S took a position of neutrality to both countries, but by early 1947, they began fighting in support of France. This war, lasting over 20 years, became the longest and most unpopular war in the 20th century. Overall, the Vietnam War was detrimental to the United States because it caused a massive debt from the 1960s to the 1990s, turned the American people against their government, and many troops were neglected and despised...   [tags: debt, attitudes, tunnels] 2588 words
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The Detrimental Effects of Pesticides - Introduction There are many pesticides that are used worldwide. While many, if used correctly could pose little threat to other life, there are many that could heavily effect life, even if said pesticide does not come into direct contact with said organism. Acrolein Acrolein (ACL) is a colourless, poisonous and flammable fluid that can be used as a pesticide. It is commonly used to control both plant and algae growth. It is also used to control the growth or kill bacteria and microorganisms in things such as oil wells, cooling water towers and water treatment ponds....   [tags: health, ingesting, threat]
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The Detrimental Effects of Smoking - ... The detrimental effects of smoking are due to the consumption of tobacco; the list of diseases linked to smoking is increasing rapidly on an annual basis. Smoking has taken a toll on human beings from head to toe and its results are deplorable. The purpose of this investigation is to determine the main effects of smoking in relation to heart disease, lung cancer, and invasive meningococcal disease (IMD). To begin, while tobacco use results in many health defects and deaths annually; one of the most common health effects related to smoking is heart disease....   [tags: carbon monoxide, lung cancer, heart disease] 960 words
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Detrimental Effects of Poverty - Often seen but never observed, hiding just beneath the line of sight to those who are blind to the suffering. Why do people not discern so much suffering, why won’t they see. Blue eyes and blond hair, attached to a dirty little round face, which stares blankly out the smeared window. As they pass by, they see but do not observe, curtains that hang sloppily off their rod, sideways against the cracked window pane. People remark with distain over the filth they observe, and confirm to themselves, how much distress the poor deserve....   [tags: self-steem, social disfunction, inequality]
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Detrimental Effects of Extended Unemployment Compensation - Detrimental Effects of Extended Unemployment Compensation Most every individual, family, and even the nation as a whole experience lean times and periods of great prosperity. During seasons when the economy is not doing well, unemployment rises, causing individuals and families to face unplanned financial hardship. President Franklin D. Roosevelt recognized the need for a temporary financial bridge for those facing the dilemma of lost income and led the way in establishing unemployment insurance in the 1930’s....   [tags: Economics, Unemployment Essays]
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Detrimental Effects of Smoking on Your Health - Did you know that in the US the effects of smoking cause more deaths than HIV, illegal drugs, alcohol, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined. Have you had someone in your family who has suffered or died from the effects of smoking. I know I have, and the previous fact makes those deaths all the more tragic when you realize how preventable the deadly illnesses that result from smoking really are. Avoiding smoking entirely can literally be the difference between life and death. The detrimental effects of smoking to your health, the carcinogenic materials in cigarettes and the smoke byproduct, and the surprising negative impact on one’s appearance are compelling reasons to neve...   [tags: Harmful, Cancer]
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The Detrimental Effects of Anorexia on the Body and Mind - Ana’s Limelight Christy Greenleaf, assistant professor of kinesiology, health promotion and recreation at University of North Texas, stated, “Girls and women, in our society are socialized to value physical appearance and an ultra-thin beauty that rarely occurs naturally and to pursue that ultra-thin physique at any cost.” Anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among young women. Furthermore, one in every ten people with anorexia will die from a complication brought on by the disorder....   [tags: complications, suicide, media]
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The Decline of Traditional Family Being Detrimental to Society - The Decline of Traditional Family Being Detrimental to Society Some people believe that the decline of the traditional family (Nuclear family) is detrimental to society because a lot of people are not socialising. This is one of the basic roles that a traditional family performs for individuals to meet the expectations of society. Only through a family can a person play a full part in society. In addition, society cannot exist without the rules and expectations of individual behaviour....   [tags: Papers] 519 words
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Influences Detrimental to Parenting and Child Development - Misbehavior and failure in children is often regarded to be the fault of the parents rather than the children, however, not so often the outside influences on the parents are taken into consideration. Although exterior influences can benefit parents in some ways, they usually harm parenting skills rather than benefit them. While some influences that effect parents daily, most influences are triggered by pressure of what is deemed acceptable in a certain society. Not only are parents pressured by the beliefs of their own parents or the beliefs of the media, they are pressured by simple and often uncontrollable impacts such as the cost of living and the amount children they raise....   [tags: outside pressures, religion, culture]
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Are Drugs More Detrimental to Educational Attainment? - Introduction Is an illegal substance or a legal substance more detrimental to educational attainment. Studies have shown that early marijuana use is correlated with poor educational performance including high school drop-out rates (Verweij, Huizink, Agrawal, Martin, & Lynskey, 2013). The explanation for the rate of dropouts and poor education performance is that engaging in activities that involves smoking marijuana, strays the student from education. Nonetheless there are cases where students that do smoke marijuana or drink alcohol still excel in school as well as have a high grade point average therefore the students peers play a big role in the straying that cause them to deter from educ...   [tags: drugs, cannabis, cocaine, meth]
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Social Networking: Detrimental to Today's Youth - Social networking is a revolutionary advancement in technology that has captivated the minds of many of today’s youth. It is said that teenagers spend an average of 2 hours daily on the computer, with 80% of that time being spent on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. (“Scribd”) The ability to connect with anyone from all over the globe is an intriguing idea and in instances, can be beneficial, i.e. international business deals, political campaigning, and so forth, but one cannot help to think of the negative impact social networking can have on our youth....   [tags: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube] 1089 words
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The Detrimental Effects of Global Warming - The Detrimental Effects of Global Warming The morning sun begins to shed its light on the city below. Turning off the alarm, James removes his Dexcron SleepInhaler 4000 to breathe in what little oxygen he can. Feeling light-headed, he quickly dresses into the day’s apparel consisting of a climate controlled, blue bio-suit and an oxygen tank. Today marks the first day of the month so he turns his calendar as he walks towards the door. He closes the door wondering what caused the world to be this way....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Detrimental Social Problems: Substance Abuse - ... The article reports that the addicted person is incurable, apparently for this particular population, stating “Once the negro has formed the habit he is irreclaimable. The only method to keep him from taking the drug is imprisoning him” (http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/negro_cocaine_fiends.htm). These words are haunting, especially when taking into consideration society’s response to crack cocaine and the African American communities in which were flooded with the drug. It is common knowledge that America has the world’s largest population of prisoners, and in 2008, a study was completed by the Pew Charitable Trusts which indicated that half of the inmates in jail and prison...   [tags: alcohol, drugs] 1195 words
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The Detrimental Effects of Deforestation - The Detrimental Effects of Deforestation Deforestation has been around for many years. Before America was discovered, fuelwood was the main source of energy, so many trees were being cut down all over Europe to provide energy for the inhabitants. Even still today, 2000 million people in low income countries still rely on wood for cooking and heating (Causes, 1). The rate at which we are loosing our world’s forests is steadily increasing. During the 1980’s, worldwide deforestation rates were at 15 million hectares per year for tropical forests alone (WRM, 1)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society - Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society Our society is framing the mind of younger generations to believe that your possessions reflect the value and quality of your life. Society is also going as far as to dictate what items these are that make life so much better. I think most parents try to deter their children and teenagers away from this way of thinking. However, it seems that at these ages our children's peers are a more dominant influence. Our children enter elementary school innocently, instilled with the ideas and disciplines we, as parents, have taught them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 913 words
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The Effect of Infectious Diseases on Humanity - In 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, a work of literature that not only provided a working framework for the theory of evolution, “descent with modification” by means of natural selection, but also explained how the cumulative impact of natural selection influenced an organism and its environment. Darwin, however, neglected to mention how infectious diseases have served as a pivotal selective force in natural selection (Lederberg, 1999). Since animals first walked the earth, they have had to live with microscopic organism, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Children - Studies indicate that 30-43% of children in the United States have witnessed some form of physical violence between their parents. This violence can have a profound effect on preschoolers cognitive and emotional development. Studies suggest that younger children may be more vulnerable to the effects of witnessing domestic violence than older children (Johnson and Lieberman, 2011) so it is very disturbing to recognize that young children are more likely to witness incidents of violence than older children (Ybarra, Wilkens, & Lieberman, 2011)....   [tags: Impact Domestic Violence Children]
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Fracking and its Effect on the Environment - Oil and natural gas companies have developed a way to drill for natural gas, a process called hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Natural gas is a flammable gas mixture consisting of methane and several other hydrocarbons that occur naturally underground. Natural gas is used as fuel for heating, cooking, and even in some automobiles like the “RideOn” buses. This technique has only recently become economically feasible with the rising prices of fossil fuels, and there is much potential for recovering natural gas through fracking....   [tags: hydraulic fracturing, argumentative]
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The Effect of Part-Time Jobs - 1.0 Introduction I have been asked to do research and I have chosen to do research on the caused that lead students to do part time job; part time job effects on student’s performance and; the factors that can help to improve student’s performance. As I aware most of the students of higher education institution do part-time job either in weekends or semester break. In the same time these situations became a phenomenon among students of higher education institution and lower education institution....   [tags: student´s performance, education, employment]
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To What Extent was the Helsinki Final Act Detrimental for the Soviet Union? - To what extent was the Helsinki Final Act detrimental for the Soviet Union. The Helsinki Act of 1975 was one of the major accomplishments for the Brezhnev administration. The signing of the act would consolidate a détente era between the USSR, its satellites and the West. However, the consequences of this Act are seen with different interpretations. On one hand, the Helsinki Accords contributed to the parity between the USSR and the United States. On the other hand, the signing is seen as the beginning of the demise of the Soviet Union....   [tags: Russian History ]
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Detrimental Effects of Social Media on Teenagers - The use of social media (which includes such media as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr) has become so popular among today’s youth, that it is becoming more than just a fragment of the youth’s world, it is becoming their world. According to a social network statistics report conducted on August 18, 2013, ninety-eight percent of teens are already using some form of social media. Teens are spending more and more time online, typically on a social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter....   [tags: Internet, Social Medias, Teens]
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The Effect of Video Game Violence on Youths - Does exposure to violence in video games, on TV, and in social media have an effect on those exposed to it. Are those who are underage more susceptible to any detrimental side effects from viewing these things. This has long been a topic of discussion among lawmakers, psychologists, and the scientific field as a whole. It concerns parents and community members, especially in the wake of a seeming rise in violence at school from bullying, fighting, or in the extreme cases of school shootings. Were any of these types of incidents encouraged by exposure to violence in media....   [tags: Video Gaming]
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Possible Solutions to Remedy the Detrimental Effects of Soil Acidity on Tropical Agriculture - Possible Solutions to Remedy the Detrimental Effects of Soil Acidity on Tropical Agriculture Arable tropical soils, which mainly consist of Oxisols and Ultisols but also include regions of Inceptisols and Alfisols, cover approximately one billion hectares; this area represents 33 percent of the total potentially arable land of this world which does not require irrigation. Most of these soils have optimum conditions for crop production, including low population density, excellent physical conditions, and a favorable climate (Van Wambeke, 1976)....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Papers]
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Television: Drug or Medicine? - Television: Drug or Medicine. When I was young I lived on the west side of Chicago, a place where manners were non-existent and education was something forced upon us. At this point in my life an education was just an obstacle to get over and not a necessity. Though we were constantly preached to by our parents that education was the key to success; but our teachers told us that we would be nothing. Out of twenty houses on my block, I was one of the three houses that had cable. I was also one of the few people on my block that had obtained relationships with people outside of my neighborhood....   [tags: Cause Effect, Television]
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Cars, beneficial or detrimental? - Ever since 1807 the world has forever been altered by one technological breakthrough. What invention is this you ask. The invention of the automobile. The effect of the automobile has been tremendous on one’s everyday life in the U.S. The American societydoes not just look at the car as a bunch of sheet metal but rather and extension of your personality by the speed of it, gas mileage and how impacting of a vehicle it is. The automobile is and incredible feat and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon....   [tags: Model T, Air Pollution]
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The Detrimental Effects of Teenage Drug Abuse in the UK - The use of drugs by teenagers today has caused a concern in the UK. Teenagers are unknown to the effects that drugs can cause physically and mentally. It is very important that there is awareness on drug abuse among young people. Since the usage of drugs not only affects the body, it also affects many aspects of a person’s daily life. Firstly, it affects the social life, causing isolation, which is one of the most common effects that happen due to drug usage. Secondly, it affects family and relationships....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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The Effect of Cohabitation on Marriage - Abstract The Effect of Cohabitation on Marriage Several published studies look at the increase in premarital cohabitation and the effect of premarital cohabitation on the traditional marriage relationship from the 1960s to present. Issues considered are marital satisfaction, marital stability, marital communication, and incidents of divorce within each group. Contrary to common perceptions, studies on couples who cohabitated prior to marrying indicate marriages that are less satisfactory, less stable, report poorer communication and higher incidents of divorce when compared to couples who did not cohabitate prior to marriage....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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Effect of Stress on Decision Making - Effect of Stress on Decision Making Stress must be present to ensure our very being. One may wonder about the validity of this statement, but it is quite true. Stress plays a vital role in the way we make decisions (Massa et al, 2002, pg 1). “Problem solving and decision making in demanding real-world situations can be susceptible to acute stress effects which manifest in a variety of ways depending on the type of decision. The negative effects of an overload of acute stress include attentional tunneling, working memory loss, and restrictions in long term memory retrieval, with simple strategies being favoured over more complicated ones....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Effect of Parental Divorce on Adolescent Well-Being - Adolescence is known as a challenging time with the everyday stressors that the adolescent is forced to face. When an adolescent has to experience a parental divorce, it often has detrimental effects on their health and wellbeing. With divorce becoming more and more common within families, the effect that it has on adolescents is often more intense than realised by parents. It is becoming increasingly important to investigate this matter as approximately 50% of parental divorces involve children under the age of 18....   [tags: psychological wellbeing]
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Video Games and Violent Video Games' Effect - A video game is “an electronic game in which players control images on a television or computer screen” (Merriam-Webster). Video games have been entertaining and challenging gamers since the Game Boy to modern console games. Despite the simplicity of the definition of video games, a video game, especially ones containing violence can have a large effect on the gamer. Because of the realism and advancements in the video game industry, video games can influence the player, and can make the gamer more aggressive, even if the game is not a violent video game....   [tags: tv images, computer screen, shootings]
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The Importance of Reducing Detrimental Vehicle Emissions - If greenhouse gases were nonexistent, the Earth’s atmosphere would be 33 degrees Celsius colder than it is currently. Throughout the past century, the entire Earth has increased in temperature by nearly .5 degrees Celsius. (Hopwood and Cohen) One contributor to this problem is vehicle fuel emissions. These emissions are seriously affecting the health of humans. As a result, scientists are working on alternate fuel vehicles and zero-emission vehicles. There are many pollutants that are emitted from a regular vehicle today....   [tags: air pollution]
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Keeping Secrets: Beneficial or Detrimental to Relationships - Everyone has had one, you may have one now, sitting there in the back of your mind, or on the tip of your tongue waiting to come out. Secrets are all around us. What can bearing secrets do to people and their relationships with others. There can be both negative and positive outcomes. Choosing secrets for the topic of my research, -being an obvious theme in the readings- seemed both interesting and easy to collect information on. Secrets are common experiences so there are various opinions on this subject, they affect some people in different ways than others....   [tags: inner peace, conflict]
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The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical - The Effect of Clearcut Deforestation on Physical and Chemical Properties of Soils Clearcut deforestation is done for a variety of different purposes. Frequently, sites owned by lumber companies are clearcut, replanted, fertilized, and maintained to keep a cyclic supply of lumber of uniform species, size, and age. Some lumber companies claim that in their tree harvesting practices can raise mature lumber in forty years (Wood, 1971), while most tree harvesting is on 70-100 year cycles. Deforested land can alternately be used as grazing or farming land....   [tags: Environment Ecology Trees Essays]
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The Influence of the Halo Effect - The ‘halo effect’ is a term used in social psychology. It is the idea that global evaluations about a person fall over into your judgments about their specific traits (Dean, 2007) The Halo Effect is basically noticing one good characteristic in a person and assuming they possess other good characteristics, it tends to give us a biased judgment based on appearance. The halo effect affects our lives in a lot of different ways without us even realizing it. I have witnessed the halo effect happen to me personally in numerous ways....   [tags: judgement, marketing, perception] 608 words
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The Causes and Effects of Divorce - From past to present people all over the world have determined to live together, or “get married”. Marriage can be a beautiful thing, but some couples are unable to maintain their relationship, because they choose divorce as a solution to cope with the problems between husband and wife. Furthermore divorce is definitely on a rise. The effects of divorce can be detrimental to a family, but the causes of divorce can be just as bad. In this essay we will cover one of the main causes of divorce and one of the main effects....   [tags: cause/effect essay] 501 words
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The Effect Of Tourism On Regional Spain - An analysis of the effect tourism has had on regional Spain. Spain’s tourism industry has experienced exceptional growth since the first visitors arrived at San Sebastian in the early 1900’s (Barke et al. 1996). In the 1960’s, following their European counterparts, Spain launched a major promotional campaign attracting international visitors. This initiated the tourism boom; a period of intense structural and economic growth during which tourist arrivals grew by 16.5 million between 1973 and 1987 (Solsten and Menditz, 1988) and created an industry that today accounts for ‘11% of Spain’s GDP’ (OECD Publishing, 2008:198)....   [tags: Tourism] 802 words
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Effect of Teamwork on Employee Performance - SECTION-I INTRODUCTION In this era of increased competition, leaders recognize the importance of teamwork more than ever before. Teams can expand the outputs of individuals through collaboration. Employees who have effective teamwork skills are becoming the standard for the organization (Alie, Beam and Carey, 1998). Teamwork is one mean of improving man-power utilization and potentially raising performance of individual. Teamwork may impact favorably on establishment performance, job satisfaction and increased employee commitment level (Sparrow, 2003)....   [tags: Business Management]
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The Effect of Advertisements on Youth - During any given day, a person is exposed to a constant stream of advertising. It has become a part of life, quietly seeping into the subconscious while watching television programs, shopping for groceries, or even on the daily commutes. The main purpose of advertising is to illicit an emotion that drives us to purchase the end product. They influence attitudes, ideas and behaviors in those watching, and unfortunately those shifts aren’t always toward the positive. In the last ten years, there has been a large increase in the teenage population with anorexia and obesity disorders(Dens 368)....   [tags: Advertising] 2057 words
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An Inside Look at Shark Finning - ... In the North Carolina Bay, the Cownose Ray population was increasing due to what many scientists believed was a result of the declining shark populations in the area. Because of the rise in Cownose Rays, the population in shellfish fell dramatically, forcing the North Carolina Bay Scallop Fishery to close. The Great Whites and Hammerhead sharks are caught using a method known as “long lining.” The long lines are made of monofilament which is made from single fiber plastic. Long lining is not illegal in International Waters, but it is however illegal along the United States’ Pacific Coast: California, Washington, and Oregon....   [tags: detrimental practices, environmental issues]
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Childhood Obesity and Its Effect - Childhood obesity is considered to be a serious issue among our youth. Obesity can cause many types of physical problems, which most are aware of, but it can also cause some undesirable internal feelings within children and adolescents who suffer from it. Self-esteem, or self-worth, is important as it helps develop personality and is a major ingredient to our mental health status (Wang, F. and Veugelers, P. J., 2008). Some have said obesity may even have a negative effect on cognitive development, as well....   [tags: Psychosocial, Cognitive Development]
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The Dehumanizing Effect of Alienation and the Restoration of Self-Identity in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis - In the novella “The Metamorphosis”, Franz Kafka focuses on the topic of alienation and considers its underlying effect on the human consciousness and self-identity. The alienation Kafka instigates is propagated towards the main character Gregor Samsa, who inevitably transforms into a giant cockroach. The alienation by family relations affects him to the extent that he prioritizes his extensive need to be the family’s provider before his own well-being. This overwhelming need to provide inevitably diminishes Gregor’s ability to be human-like....   [tags: story and character analysis]
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Social Media Has a Negative Effect on Body Image and Self Esteem - Social media has become one of the most popular sources of communication for the upcoming generation. For young people growing up in today’s society, social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have provided pictures and news that have become the first thing that their eyes see in the morning and the last thing that they see before bed. These pictures have provided unrealistic standards as to what is considered beautiful in today’s society. As young people refer to these images as a form of comparison, it has created harmful circumstances....   [tags: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube]
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