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Impact of European Colonialism and Imperialism on African Women - Effect of European Imperialism on African Women       What effect did the European imperialism in Africa have on the women of both continents. And was this effect advantageous or injurious to the women themselves. Judging by the extremely limited amount of information available on the subject, one could conclude probably a very minimal one. However, upon further investigation, one can see that this effect, although ignored by historians, was very profound and real to the women who lived in Africa in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Teens and Sex - Sex in the New Millinium - Sex in the New Millinium References to sexuality and sexual activities seem s to surround the American public in everything we do. Movies, music, the Bible, religion and politics are all related to sexuality and sexual activities in one way or another. MTV, the first 24-hour music network, has been structured around youths ranging from the age of 12 to 34. In fact 28% of their viewership is under the age of 18. You ask why bring MTV into something sexual. Well, the music videos shown tend to center their theme on gender portrayal sand sexual or violent content....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1117 words
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Government and Politics - How Should Nations Be Reconciled? - The challenge of achieving national reconciliation is an issue of great importance, particularly in the nations of Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Africa. Both of these countries have in recent years experienced brutal violations of human rights; the evils of apartheid and "ethnic cleansing" have divided the populations on racial or ethnic lines. How should these nations reconcile their grievances and create a peaceful future. John Paul Lederach, Professor of Conflict Studies and Sociology at Eastern Mennonite University and an expert on international peacemaking, presents a model of reconciliation: The four cornerstones of truth, mercy, peace and justice, although often in conflict with each o...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Homeless: Working and Still Living on the Streets - Imagine eating Christmas dinner underneath a bridge on the cold dirt because you and your family were evicted from your home. Just trying to find a single meal is what thousands of people, who live on the street, go through each day. They have been kicked out of their houses and apartments because they can't afford rent due to their low paying jobs. Homelessness can be described as a person who lacks a fixed, adequate nighttime residence. To be considered homeless a person must have a primary nighttime residency that is a publicly operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1326 words
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Tobacco, Cigarettes, and Smoking - What's in a Cigarette? - What's in a Cigarette. For those who still don't know - let me emphatically state that cigarette smoking is a true addiction, more powerful than a dependence on alcohol, heroin or cocaine. To grasp this well-documented fact, one really doesn't have to study all the supporting scientific evidence. One simply needs to consider that no other drug is self-administered with the persistence, regularity and frequency of a cigarette. At an average rate of ten puffs per cigarette, a one to three pack-a-day smoker inhales 70,000 to 200,000 individual doses of mainstream smoke during a single year....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1197 words
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Drinking Alcohol and Smoking Tobacco - A Deadly Duo - Alcohol and Tobacco: A Deadly Duo Cancer of the upper respiratory and alimentary tracts claimed over 23,000 lives in 1989 and 57,000 additional cases were diagnosed. The majority of individuals who fall prey to this type of cancer are males who abuse both alcohol and tobacco. The Risk The fact that the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, lip, tongue, mouth, pharynx or larynx, increases dramatically in people who are heavy users of alcohol and tobacco is substantiated by 30 years of collective research....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 783 words
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Essay on Teens - Popular Music's Impact on Youth - Popular Music's Impact on Youth Popular music and its artists have an enormous impact on our culture's youth from generation to generation. In almost any generation within the past fifty years, the behavior and beliefs of the majority of pre-teens and teens can be closely correlated with those of the popular music artist's of that time. Which music was "the popular music" changed drastically several times between the 1950s and the present, along with the attitudes of that generation's young adults....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Marriage and Relationships - The Downside of Living Together - The Downside of Living Together   More and more couples today live together or "play house" before taking the matrimonial plunge. Living together before marriage has become so popular that approximately half the couples in America participate in this activity (Gorrell 16). Some couples choose to live together to test their compatibility and possibly avoid an unsuccessful marriage. With the number of marriages ending in divorce these days, it sounds reasonable that many couples want to give marriage a trial run before making any formal commitment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices - Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices         The large black man sitting on the stage had heard the demeaning reference one too many times. Suddenly and swiftly, he had his large hands around the tattooed neck of the white perpetrator. The large man was choking the scrawny skinhead who had called him a nigger on national television. Instantly the audience, mainly white supremacists and black militants, was at war. Punches were thrown, and chairs were sent flying. In the melee, Geraldo Rivera sustained a broken nose, and the ratings for his talk show soared....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Sex and Drugs Have Always Been in the Music - It seems as if someone is always complaining about popular music on the market.  References to illegal drugs and sexual conduct are two of the most common complaints.  Adults claim that rock and roll stars are bad influences to children.  The lyrical content of songs and the examples set by musical idols are not suitable for minors.  Today's music, especially, tests the limits of good taste.  Objections to artists like Eminem, Lil' Kim, and Fred Durst are everyday occurrences, but what the judgmental public and media do not discuss is that these complaints are anything but new.  Songs by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Doors have also been objects of this type of condemnatio...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Fight to Maintain Freedom of Speech on the Internet - Fight to Maintain Freedom of Speech on the Internet Imagine yourself trapped inside another world, a world where your essence is made entirely of words that can say whatever you desire. You could be young or old, male or female or neither, you are only as limited as your imagination. Now Imagine that someone wants to have a say in what can be said, seen, and done in this brave new world, what would this change, and more importantly who decides what's 'good' and what's 'bad'. In the ordinary and mundane world of real life people have always fought for the pursuit of happiness, free speech, etc....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1401 words
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Plagiarism and The Red Badge of The Great Gatsby - The Red Badge of Gatsby Last week, several journalists accused me of plagiarizing entire passages in my most recent novel, "The Red Badge of Gatsby." My accusers claim that in this book, my 27th in the last three years, I lifted sections from, among other sources, "A Tale of Two Cities," "War and Peace," "Pride and Prejudice," "Goldfinger," "Go, Dog. Go!" and the Lands' End holiday catalog. Friends have urged me to follow the example of another celebrated author who recently responded to similar allegations with a public apology....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 406 words
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Terrorism and Freedom - All We Need is Love - All We Need is Love        In the course of one's existence, one is constantly striving to achieve the pinnacle of their abilities, a certain excellence within themselves, and a balance between themselves and their society.         Unfortunately, as we near the end of the millenium, society is failing to provide us with the appropriate means in order to realize that goal. So as we prepare for the next century, we must recognize that there are many problems that we must alleviate before this world can become a better place....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 488 words
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Pacemakers Allow Millions to Live Life to the Fullest - Pacemakers Allow Millions to Live Life to the Fullest I always thought that pacemakers were for old people or people that had really serious heart conditions. My opinion of that drastically changed last summer after my then eighteen year old friend had to have one implanted. I never new how pacemakers worked or what they did, I just knew that you could not ride roller coasters if you have one. My fascination with pacemakers all started last summer. It was right after graduation and my friends and I were all enjoying the summer....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Pleasure - The Driving Force in all Human Achievement - Pleasure - The Driving Force in all Human Achievement Every choice we make as humans, whether conscious or not, is made with our own pleasure in mind. When we choose to buy a pack of chocolate, go to church, or even go to work, we do it with the goal of maximizing our own pleasure. The choices we make are those that we feel will give us the greatest pleasure. We spend our entire lives trying to maximize pleasure and minimize pain; this is the essence of man. Aristippus was one of the first philosophers of ancient Greece to state that the focus of life is pleasure....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Benefits of Teaching Foreign Language in Elementary School - The Benefits of Teaching Foreign Language in Elementary School The ultimate goal in many classrooms is to communicate in meaningful and appropriate ways (Slavit 1998). In the United States, American students get the opportunity to learn a second language in high school, yet it has been proven that children learn better when they are young. Some schools are taking this opportunity to teach a foreign language to elementary students. The United States may be the only nation where it's possible to complete elementary and secondary schooling without completing any foreign languages (Schulz 2001)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1476 words
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Immigrants and Immigration Movement of the Early 20th Century - Immigration Movement of the Early 20th Century "Here is not merely a nation, but a teeming nation of nations." -Walt Whitman People have been immigrating to the United States ever since the European settlers first founded the nation. The first immigrants were white European settlers who came for an assortment of different reasons, such as freedom of religion and employment opportunities. Waves of immigrants poured into the US until restrictions were made in the 1920s, which were largely for cultural and economic reasons....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1070 words
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The Impact of Teen Pregnancy on the American People - The Impact of Teen Pregnancy on the American People Although the rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has been on an overall decline, it remains the highest in the entire world. Teenage pregnancy is obviously still a problem in today's American society with roughly 97 per 1000 women aged 15-19, which rounds up to be roughly one million teenagers, becoming pregnant each year. Interestingly enough, 78% of these pregnancies are unintended. The births of these children are not only a problem for the parents and the families of the babies, but it is a huge problem and burden upon American Taxpayers....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Process of Adoption and the Need for Change - "I am a 31 yr. old adoptee, I was adopted at birth it was prearranged prior to my birth, my sister who is 3 yrs younger also a prearranged adoption at birth...actually we were picked up by our adopted parents around six to nine weeks but my understanding is I was never with my birth mother I was either in the hospital or at the agency until they came to get us" ("Open Adoption"). Adoption is the process by which people take a child who was not born to them and raise them as a member of their family (Fanshel)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Wind Power: The Cheap, Effective and Reliable Energy Source - Wind Power: The Cheap, Effective and Reliable Energy Source In 1996, the Moores were faced with a disturbing problem. A nearby mine owned by Arch Coal had removed the top of a mountain near the town of Blair to access the coal seam beneath. Most residents chose to move out to avoid the "blast rock," or chunks of rock that came raining down after the massive blasts, and the thick chocking dust that filled the town. The Moores, however, stayed. According to Victoria Moore, the conditions were atrocious....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Hard Hits in Women's Tennis Industry Causes a Racket - Hard Hits in Women's Tennis Industry Causes a Racket From sunrise to sunset, I constantly hit fuzzy balls over the net. At age eight, my plan was to be a professional women's tennis player, so I figured that I needed to start training now. Wanting to be just like Martina Hingis, I loved to watch how she could hit the ball with such pace and accuracy. Some of the best women athletes drive themselves to participate in this grueling sport, and, although tennis was once not the most popular sport, I still wanted to be one of these women....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Television and Media - Seinfeld, Much Ado About Nothing - Seinfeld – Much Ado About Nothing We like to label things in our culture. Those over the age of 65 are called senior citizens. Those under the age of 18 are called children. Anyone falling in between those ages are considered adults and there are certain expectations placed on that demographic. Adults are the backbone of society, responsible for basically just about everything. Television reflects that responsibility, as adults are usually portrayed as hard-working, career-oriented, and often married and raising children....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1254 words
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Television and Media - Stereotypes, Stereotyping and the Media - Stereotypes and the Media “Hey isn’t that Reverend Camden's daughter. I thought she was a Christian!” “Isn’t her dad a policeman?” “What. The President's daughters were arrested for drinking?” These are statements that are frequently made by people like myself. I expect more from my peers whose fathers have jobs as prominent moral leaders because of the way the media portrays them. Our society places higher standards on pastors of Christian church, a policemen, and the President of the United States of America, because of their positions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1973 words
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Broadband, DSL, and the Race for Internet Connectivity - Broadband, DSL, and the Race for Internet Connectivity      Abstract   This paper discusses current technologies and trends relating to Internet connectivity.  Broadband cable, DSL, and fixed wireless are examined. Issues addressed relating to these technologies are the potential for providers to favor specific content on broadband cable and the 'digital divide' or the trend of inaccessibility of the internet in poor and rural areas.                 In recent years, the Internet has radically changed both our economic and social institutions.  The driving force behind the Internet has been increasingly cheap, fast, and reliable connections between distant machines.  As Internet connec...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Moral Disagreement on Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) - Using Democratic Deliberation to Resolve the Moral Disagreement on Capital Punishment (Death Penalty) Common American experience seems to suggest that a solution to every dilemma can be found through enough lobbying, legislating, media-blitzing or politicking. We often believe that the person arguing most eloquently, reasonably or forcefully will win every dispute, yet there are times when this optimism fails. Despite great efforts to show the strength of a position, there are arguments that we cannot untangle simply by proving our right and another's wrong....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2797 words
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Educational Awareness of the Computer and the Internet - It seems that persons presently in the workforce and those students who are now graduating college know less about the computer, its functions and the internet when compared to the younger generation. These days the children in elementary, middle and high school have more access to the computer and the internet than we did when we were younger. The internet has become the modern way of communication and research for the younger generation. The coming generation knows more about links, search engines, and "surfing the web"....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1059 words
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Electoral College: An Essential Component of our Democracy - Electoral College: An Essential Component of our Democracy The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. For the last 100 years, the presidential candidate who won the most popular votes won the election, but the last election was different. [i] The candidate who won the presidency in the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush, actually received fewer popular votes than the losing candidate, Al Gore. This raises some interesting questions: is the process by which Americans currently elect presidents democratic....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1385 words
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No Clear Answer Concerning the Decriminalization of Prostitution - No Clear Answer Concerning the Decriminalization of Prostitution To decriminalize or not to decriminalize. That is the question people in the United States and other nations have been asking themselves for decades. Many countries, including Costa Rica, Italy, Norway, and Singapore, do legally sanction certain forms of prostitution, and some find it odd that a nation like the United States, which prides itself so heavily on the principle of individual liberty, would forbid any type of activity between two consenting adults....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2157 words
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MP3 and Music - Digital Recording and Distribution - The Possibilities and Problems of Digital Recording and Distribution      Abstract: This essay deals with the creative possibilities generated by the influx of inexpensive and easy to use digital recording software, hardware, and digital distribution techniques.  One of the main themes of the essay is the problem of upholding creativity and artistic integrity in an unmediated digital environment.    What would you say if I told you that I had bought entire paragraphs of this paper online?  You would probably accuse me of plagiarism and disregard the contents of the essay.  However, many contemporary composers and their listeners consider the practice of buying digital "loops" of mus...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Essay on Benefits and Dangers of Virtual Reality - Benefits and Dangers of Virtual Reality Although still in its, infancy, virtual reality will have a substantial effect on our future way of life. Virtual reality already has made astounding progress in the world of commercial design, and it is predicted to have a tremendous impact on everyday life as well. Virtual reality, when more available, will have various uses ranging from recreation to basic communication. The applications of virtual reality into different fields of occupations and research will have both positive and negative effects on our society....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Britney Spears as Role Model for All Women -        Britney Spears' prevalence as a pre-teen pop culture icon cannot be denied or ignored.  Spears, along with her colleagues Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore and many others, are ever present on the "Top 40," make frequent appearances on MTV, and can often be found on magazine covers and in photo spreads.  Spears is especially popular among pre-teen girls, who buy her records, singing and dancing along to the lyrics.  These lyrics often deal with love, lust, and sex-topics some consider too mature for the young girls targeted by Spears' marketing.  Young women today are maturing at increasingly earlier ages, and the sexual messages in Spears' songs may simply be satisfyi...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Colonialism and Politics - European Perceptions of Africa - European Perceptions of Africa       Living in the dawn of the 21st century, the idea of economic development permeates third world politics.  Perhaps no single issue has raised so much hope, or so much scepticism, as the idea of development.  Historically, attempts at economic development have resulted in varying degrees of success and failure.  Nowhere has this been more apparent as in Africa.  By the 20th century, Africa began to play an increasingly important role in the European economy.  In the 1920's, Europe promoted Laissez-Faire policies in Africa, but gradually shifted towards protectionism and Neo-Mercantilism in the 1930's, and finally to disengagement in the 1950's.  The purp...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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French and British Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa - French and British Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa Africa is home to countless cultures that all have their own unique ideas and customs. During the past couple of centuries, these cultures were threatened to the point where they almost ceased to exist. The Berlin Conference was a very important occurrence in Africa and Europe's history. It legitimized what the European powers, mainly France and Britain, had been doing for the past hundred years, without the approval of any African country....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Colonialism and Imperialism - The White Man's Burden - Imperialism: The White Man's Burden        In one of his most famous poems, Rudyard Kipling said, "Take up the white man's burden!" (146). He was only one of many who believed in the virtues of imperialism in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. During that period, imperialism was on the rise, and Africa was being swallowed up by competing European nations. The imperialists had many arguments supporting imperialism. They said it was beneficial and, in some cases, essential....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Government and Politics - Crisis of Development Discourse - The Crisis of Development Discourse     The rise of development theory has been an interesting phenomenon.  In the latter half of the 20th century, many theorists have tried to explain the origins of "under-development."  The debate over the idea of development has been intense, and has led to the emergence of two contending paradigms:  Modernization theory and dependency theory.  Upon close investigation, one realizes that both theories are problematic.  This paper is based on readings of Escobar, Martinussen, Cruise O'Brien, and Pieterse.  The purpose of this paper is to chronicle the origins and growth of development discourse, and to show how both paradigms share three flaws:  an econ...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Alcohol and Drinking - Alcoholism as a Disease - Alcoholism as a Disease      Unfortunately, alcohol brings on the risk of many diseases. "Recent evidence indicates that a wide variety of diseased conditions are brought about by a substance that coats the body's red cells, causing them to adhere to one another in clumps. These clumps, sometimes called 'sludge,' can be created by the ingestion of alcohol"(Burgess,p.130). Alcohol has a disastrous affect on all of the body's organs, the main one being the brain. "At death, the brain of the dependent drinker or alcoholic invariably will reveal enormous numbers of small areas of atrophy in which brain cells have been destroyed"(Burgess,p.131)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Peace is More than the Absence of War -     The lives and prosperity of millions of people depend on peace and, in turn, peace depends on treaties - fragile documents that must do more than end wars. Negotiations and peace treaties may lead to decades of cooperation during which disputes between nations are resolved without military action and economic cost, or may prolong or even intensify the grievances which provoked conflict in the first place. In 1996, as Canada and the United States celebrated their mutual boundary as the longest undefended border in the world, Greece and Turkey nearly came to blows over a rocky island so small it scarcely had space for a flagpole.1 Both territorial questions had been raised as issues in pe...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Exemplification Essay: Mixing of Religion and the State -   We have based the very existence of our country on the belief that complete separation of church and state is best for the church and is best for the state. However, throughout history the roles between religion and American public life remain interwoven and continue to shape our beliefs and values. In order to begin to understand the role of religion in American public life, one must first recognize that religion is present in many aspects of one's life. Even though the United States' Constitution provides for separation of religion and government, most aspects of government include religion as a basis for its operating procedures....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Government and Politics - Towards a Universal View - Towards a Universal View As a registered voter of Minnesota I have seen first hand what it takes to get the younger generation to vote. Rule number one: Throw out the term "younger generation" we hate that. It seems as though our, male-dominated-over-fifty-white-washed government system has a tendency to categorize, everything needs to be correlated and filed away. They ask questions like, "What do we do with the 'Native Americans'. How can we improve the lives of 'lower income families'" This type of fragmentation is far from strengthening our nation....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 815 words
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Television and Media - Variety in TV Shows - Variety in Television Shows There are many different television shows today, practically one for every person in the family. Comedies, dramas, action-adventure all these different forums of television, but they all seem to be about the same people. Threw all the different verity of shows on TV all the characters have common similarities with each other. They are mostly composed of white people and the upper class. Even if the show claims to be about the working class the characters are usually never seen working or even warring about money, they also never have a problem paying rent or buying new clothes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 908 words
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Hitler Took Advantage of People's Low Self Esteem - Hitler Took Advantage of People's Low Self Esteem After World War I Germany fell to an all time low, economically and politically. The German people were unemployed, the government was broke and there was a feeling of helplessness all around. Hitler took advantage of the German people's low self esteem and saw it as a way he could use this feeling of hopelessness to better himself. Inflation played a huge role in Germany's problems. Germany had incurred an enormous debt from World War I....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 984 words
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The History and Breakdown of the Glass Ceiling - The History and Breakdown of the Glass Ceiling The term the "glass ceiling" first came into use in 1986 when two Wall Street Journal reporters coined the phrase to describe the invisible barrier that blocks women from the top jobs in corporate America. (Glass Ceiling Commission,"Successful Initiatives "). Since then the metaphor has also been applied to the barriers of minorities. The Glass Ceiling Effect has been around for approximately 50 years. In my opinion it is on its way out the door....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Media and Television - Analysis of the V-Chip - The V-Chip and TV Parental Guidelines       During the last decade, media ratings have been used as a means of addressing concerns about "objectionable" or potentially harmful media content. Politicians, entertainment industry leaders, and parents alike have turned to media ratings as a "middle ground" to such concerns somewhere between direct government censorship and not addressing the issue at all. While movie ratings have been in place for several decades, there was a trend in adoption of a rating system for media such as television....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Free Essay on Eating Disorder - Eating Disorders - Eating Disorders It seems like every little girl dreams of becoming a model. They want to be thin and pretty like the models they see on television and in magazines. Often the desire becomes an obsession and young girls see "thinness" as being a needed characteristic. For many girls, the teenage years are spent trying to acquire this look. Females are trying diets and are exercising like it is a competition to see who can lose the most weight the quickest. The obsession of many young girls over their appearance or weight has led to a growing number of people who have developed an eating disorder to try to deal with their lack of self-esteem or other related problems....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 651 words
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Analysis of the Dark Side of the Internet - The Dark Side of the Internet Statement of the Problem The Internet has changed lives. It's fulfilling prophecies to be better than books, better than traditional reference material, and the next best thing since sliced bread. However, as with every other technological miracle, there are always drawbacks. I wanted to find out what people use the Internet for and the common problems that they have. I did this by making numerous observations, conducting interviews, and distributing questionnaires....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2505 words
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The Right to Privacy in the Information Age -      In a day in the life of Joe, an ordinary American, he drives to the office, owrks at a computer, browses in a shop at lunch time, then picks up some milk and a video on the way home, where a pile of junk mail and bills await him. At every stop alo ng the way, his doings can be watched, monitored, tabulated, and sold. On this typical day, Joe, our ordinary American, does not realize how technology has changed his private life. Joe's driving route may be tracked by a sophisticated traffic system....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Media - The Relationship of Self and Advertising - The Relationship of Self and Advertising       Advertising has an extremely strong hold on society. Due to the overwhelming presence of mass media in popular culture, products are often recognized solely by how they are portrayed in their advertisements. Regardless of how truthful or misleading it may be, advertising is how companies spread the message about what they have to offer to the public. Advertising appears in various forms, including printed material, television, audio, and even down to its simplest form-word of mouth....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Complexity of Sex in a Complex Culture - The Complexity of Sex in a Complex Culture       Sex is a universal irony.  Modern society is bombarded by sexual images yet the definition of sex is much more hidden.  The words "sex," "love making, and "sexual relations" may be perceived differently from one person to the next.  Sex is an abstract word, difficult to define because of a taboo in America against publicly discussing the issue.  Thus, because the topic of sex is discussed among friends privately more often than publicly, a certain personal language evolves among individuals when discussing sex.  When sexual language is used publicly ambiguities are developed.  Culture also plays a key role in how specific individua...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Creation of Barbie as an American Icon - The Creation of Barbie as an American Icon Barbie, at the age of 41, is one of the longest living toys in America. Analyzing her early history can give a person a look into the societal trends and culture of the late 1950's and early 1960's. There is evidence of fashion innovations in Barbie's wardrobe. Also, one can see the perception of females by society, such as what they should look like, how they should act and dress, as well as what their future goals could be. The following essay follows Barbie's history from 1959 to 1963, covering her development, her appeal to children, and her existence as a cultural artifact of the time period....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Significance of the Open-Source Act and Linux - The Significance of the Open-Source Act and Linux In the 1980's hardly anyone knew what a DOS attack was, most people hadn't ever seen a computer. There was one great OS for companies back then, UNIX. Unix was commercially made, very expensive, but was a very strong Operating System. Because of the price of equipment, many people wouldn't get into computers, but there was no reason to. Nothing of great significance was stored on computers. By 1985, computers hit the mainstream, providing many universities with links to each other and their libraries....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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A Rational Look at the Abortion Controversy - A Rational Look at the Abortion Controversy One of the most hotly contested issues inside and outside of biomedical ethics today is abortion. The discussion received a new impetus at the release of the controversial abortion drug RU-486, "a pill to increase access to abortions and let women get them privately from their own doctor instead of facing shouting protesters at clinics."2 As is the case with all controversial issues, there are very passionate people on both sides of the fence. Unfortunately, a heated discussion on abortion can easily and quickly turn into a battle of rhetoric rather than a dialectic of reason....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and DeCSS -    Abstract:          This paper discusses the ongoing court battle between the Motion Picture Association of America, supported by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and various defendants regarding the DeCSS program and its source code.  DeCSS is a utility that allows the circumvention of the encryption built into most DVDs.  Specifically, the paper examines the implications of the court decision on a range of issues including source code as free speech, HTML linking, and fair use.               In 1998, the United States Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).  Congress intended the bill to update US copyright laws to deal with digital media.  They believed tha...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Should the Quest for Knowledge be Boundless? -    Victor Frankenstein suffered from a lack of foresight. He only planned to reanimate a human being; he did not consider the consequences of such an action, and he did not build protections for unexpected, detrimental effects. Real-life scientists suffer from the same problem. Today we are reminded with every issue of "Time" that scientists in one modern field, nuclear technology, and emerging field genome mapping/genetic engineering wield considerable power. Shelley raises the question whether the quest for scientific knowledge should be bound....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Internet - Ethics of Online Medical Records - The Ethics of Online Medical Records        Abstract:  This paper describes the ethical implications of developing a national online medical database.  Such a database would contain the lifetime health records of every U.S. resident by combining information from a variety of sources.  The advantages of such a system are many, but in the end, the question remains whether patients want to trade privacy for better healthcare.   A lonely ninety-year-old Chinese woman walks into a clinic.  Without any medical records, the physicians diagnose her with stroke, and she is immediately hospitalized.  Two days later, her son arrives at the hospital, apparently quite angry with the doctors.  He inf...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Internet - Fight for Survival of E-Commerce - The Fight for Survival of E-Commerce      Abstract:  How can e-businesses be successful in the new millennia?  This paper looks at both the industry-wide and individual company trends that are developing, from what it takes to remain competitive, to public assurance in security.   It hasn't been an easy year for e-commerce.  With so many e-businesses failing, and just as many emerging, the key to survival has been the attraction and retention of customers.  Different companies need different approaches, however, with one being the use of online coupons.  At the same time, the industry is getting a better image as security is addressed - more specifically, the confidence of buying online...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Genetic Engineering: DNA Testing and Social Control - DNA Testing and Social Control Pragmatism is the name of the game when it comes to taking away freedom. The public tends to be against any attempt to curtail civil liberties across the board. It is standard practice, however, to for the government to violate the rights of certain groups in the name of public safety or to fight crime. This is what is happening with the government collection of DNA samples. The state of New York announced on August 5 that it intends to collect DNA samples from every person in prison, on parole, or in probation in that state for one of a specified list of crimes....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 710 words
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Ethical Complications of Genetic Engineering and Eugenics -       Genetic engineering is currently the fastest growing and perhaps most controversial field of science. Genetic engineering is decoding and manipulating DNA to use for scientific and medical purposes. "The discovery that human cells can be grown in a petri dish has opened up breathtaking possibilities for curing disease - and a morass of ethical complications" (Allen 9). Genetic engineering has already started to be most helpful in the field of medicine. The map of the human genome offers many cures and potentially successful medical procedures....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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