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The Definition of Success - What is success. How does one succeed in life. A few moments' thought will convince us that the question is by no means an easy one to answer. We say this, that, or the other man is successful, but what do we mean by it. One man has houses and lands, has a large bank account, drives fast horses and has many apparent friends, such a man is accounted successful. Yet all of these things that minister to his pleasure have been acquired by unremitting labor, by hard, avaricious dealings with his fellow-men, by trampling upon the hearts and affections of thousands; in the face of these facts is the man a successful one....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays 2014] 508 words
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Advertising, Food and Children - Advertising, Food and Children "Peanut, peanut butter and jelly." Advertising has an impact on its audience. From songs to logos to characters, food product advertisers must keep in mind their audiences. Competition is the force which causes advertisers to target children. Children are targeted through the use of cute phrases, animated characters, and toys in these competitive advertisements. Many types of food have a phrase associated with them. Commercials use these phrases to implant their product into the audiences memory....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays] 1062 words
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The Benefits of Xenotransplantation - The Benefits of Xenotransplantation New technology has opened many doors of opportunity for advancements in medical science. Not even in our wildest dreams would we have imagined a world where animal organs could be safely transplanted into humans. A few years ago, this process called xenotransplantation, was completed for the very first time. The only dilemma critics had with the process involved the chances of infection and organ rejection from the patient. Through experimentation and advances made in the process, these problems have been greatly reduced....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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The Definition of Courage - The Definition of Courage    The current dictionary definitions of courage are inadequate because they only include references to physical courage and omit instances of inner strength.  Three contemporary dictionaries agree closely on the definition although they differ in the order of importance. Webster's New World Dictionary describes courage as "an attitude of facing and dealing with anything recognized as dangerous, difficult or painful, instead of withdrawing from it," and The American Heritage Dictionary gives a similar explanation.  While The Shorter Oxford Dictionary concurs with this meaning, it states that the primary definition is "spirit, mind, or disposition....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays ]
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My Ideal Veterinary University - The Ideal University     What makes an ideal university?  An ideal university is one which is student focused and centered on the needs of individual students.  Having lectures and classes, which exceed 35 students', makes it impossible to obtain the best education possible.  A university which is dedicated to making sure every student understands and learns at his or her own pace is one which is most effective.  My "ideal university" is one which only accepts those students whom are veterinary majors.  I have named my "ideal university" Jobs University.  Jobs University would be one which will focus strictly on veterinary medicine and will work towards producing successful vete...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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How the Oboe Works - How the Oboe Works       The oboe belongs to the group of instruments called the woodwinds.  However, it can be further classifies as all instruments can.  Instruments can be further classified by what vibrates to produce a sound.  In the case of the oboe it is air that vibrates and so it is classified as an aero phone, or enclosed or free masses of air.         There are three essential parts to every instrument. 1-The essential vibrating substance.  2-The connected reflector, amplifier, or resonator.  3-Other sound altering devices.  In the oboe these parts are the reed, the resonator, and the multiple keys....   [tags: Expository Process Essays]
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Defining the Victorian Woman - Defining the Victorian Woman        In the Victorian Age, there existed a certain ideology of what constituted the perfect Victorian woman. In the beginning of the eighteenth century, young girls began attending schools that offered basic skills such as reading, writing, and math. Manuals of etiquette and conduct instructed young girls in manners of society and the home (Basch 3). All of this prepared a young woman for marriage, which, in the nineteenth century, was "put forward as being the culminating point of a woman's life" (Basch 16)....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Avoiding the Retirement Bust - Avoiding the Retirement Bust A recent Gallup poll indicates that nearly 75 percent of 30-to-49 year olds worry about not having enough money to live a comfortable retirement. In addition, 60 percent of those polled say they don't earn enough money to save for retirement. What do these recent polls suggest about many of the baby boomers' financial concerns. Fortunately, for those individuals who are inclined to take charge of their own destinies, several types of tax-deferred retirement savings exist....   [tags: Expository Classification Essays] 538 words
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How to Kill Ants - How to Kill Ants One warm night, he came through the bedroom window. His sudden intrusion angered me. That was the first time I saw him in this house. His tiny round eyes seemed innocent enough, but he was frightened by my stare. His skinny long legs were trembling. He turned his head, saying, "I'm completely lost." That was certainly not a good excuse for breaking into my private property. "Hey, YOU, get outta here," I said as I picked him and threw him out of the window. "Never come back!" But I saw him a second time; he was in the kitchen with his friends....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 837 words
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Planning the Perfect Wedding - Planning the Perfect Wedding Bookstore shelves are already filled with plenty of competent wedding advice, so the last guide needed is another on how to have the perfect wedding. I'll leave the perfect wedding hair to Modern Bride and the perfect wedding favor to Martha Stewart’s “Guide to Prison Weddings”. What none of these experts will tell you is that a lifetime of watching weddings on television will not prepare you for your own wedding. Once you acquire a little knowledge of the wedding industry, you won't need Martha anymore....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1317 words
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Defining a Higher Education - Defining a Higher Education A university education is the key to a career, not just a job; it is a higher education that stimulates the brain to handle new challenges, and the intelligence to view the bigger picture of life. Students who attend college are seeking the knowledge it takes to live a better life. Two authors who discuss their views on education in their essays are Jon Spayde, “Learning in the Key of Life” and John Henry Newman, “The Idea of University.” Both essays discuss the importance of a higher education, but each author has a different definition....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Attempting to Define Art - Definition Essay – Attempting to Define Art Considering that last semester I took both History of Western Art and, in the philosophy department, Aesthetics, I would have thought that I am now in a better position than I was a year ago to answer the question, “What is art?” Going into the philosophy course I had the idea that art worked as a means of taking abstract values and placing them into concrete form. However, it soon became clear that there were many other praiseworthy things that could be said about art: it can be sublime, making us feel both the overwhelming force of nature and the overcoming strength of our free will (Kant); it bridges the natural and the ideal, allo...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 979 words
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Using Computers for Entertainment - Using Computers for Entertainment In the past, you played board games with friends and family members, viewed fine art in an art gallery, listened to music on your stereo, watched a movie at a theater or on television, and inserted pictures into sleeves of photo albums. Today, you can have a much more fulfilling experience in each of there areas of entertainment. In addition to playing exciting, action-packed, 3-D multiplayer games, you can find hours of entertainment on the computer. For example, you can make a family tree, read a book to magazine online, listen to music on the computer, compose a video, edit pictures, or plan a vacation....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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History of the Internet - History of the Internet The internet has been a fast progressing technology. It is not quite known who exactly invented it because many people helped invent it. The development of the Internet began to progress very quickly after the invention of the satellite. The Russians put sputnik, the first satellite, into space and the US got scared. The cold war helped facilitate the internet because the US had to compete with other technologies being developed by Russia. Versions of the internet were around at the time (like in Britain), but the government wanted the Internet to be explored more because the US saw benefits of it for the military....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 441 words
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Governmental Regulation of Privacy - Governmental Regulation of Privacy Many laws have been enacted by the government to regulate privacy. One piece of data that is used to uniquely identify people is the Social Security Number. Surveillance in the United States began mostly with the Social Security Act of 1935 when Social Security was used to track people's earnings and to pay retirement benefits. The government was the only group able to access the information. However, today the Social Security card can get someone credit cards and driver licenses enough for someone to steal an identity....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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The Development of Marriage - The Development of Marriage Marriage has gone through many changes throughout its history. It's earliest forms date back to the story of creation. It has developed a great deal since then. It is a simple fact that men and women can not survive without each other. Marriage is part of the created natural order, we were meant to be together. God intended for us to be united with the opposite sex since the beginning of time. The book of Genesis tells us: "God created man in his image, He created him in the image of God, man and woman, He created them....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 999 words
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The Objectivity of History - The Objectivity of History The issues that are raised in this source by Marc Trachtenberg are is whether or not objectivity is still a relevant idea, and if it is not then is history in fact dying. Keith Jenkins' "What is History?," Carl Becker's "What are Historical Facts?" and Richard Evans' "In Defence of History" will be used to discuss and examine these issues. Marc Trachtenberg is questioning if objectivity is possible and desirable in today's society, and this is a question that many historians have pondered....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 1294 words
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The Cell Phone Invention - The Cell Phone Invention We have all seen and used cell phones. However we have probably taken the technology for granted. The cellular telephone has evolved and improved a lot over the years. Before we get into the history let us first get the definition for 'cellular'. It's called cellular because the system uses many base stations to divide a service area into multiple 'cells' (1). Each base station consists of a tower and at the base is the equipment to send and receive signals. Now that it cleared up we will look back into the history....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Vehicles of the Future - Vehicles of the Future Over time, the technology of our vehicles has changed dramatically. Automobiles of the future will make use of future electronic technologies and propulsion systems. The first self-propelled car was created in 1769 and was powered by steam. (History of the Automobile) It was used to haul artillery at a max speed of 2.5mph and needed to stop multiples times per mile to build up steam. While 2.5mph is only a comfortable walking speed, the technology was extremely successful for railroad cars, which easily accompanied the large engine....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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The Benefits of Biometrics - The Benefits of Biometrics By definition Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic (Campbell, 1995). More and more businesses are now using biometrics as a preferred measure over traditional methods involving passwords and PIN numbers for 2 reasons; The person being identified is required to be physically present at the point of identification; Identification based on biometrics techniques removes the need to remember a password or to carry other identification (Watrall, 10/14/03)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Emergency and Oral Contraceptives - Emergency and Oral Contraceptives Contraception is the intentional prevention of conception or pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse. Contraceptives are more than 99 percent effective, and I believe they are a reliable form of birth control. Men and women want contraception in one form or another that is safe, effective, affordable, and easy to use. Today, more than ever, we have a variety of choices that meet these needs (Winikoff 1). Emergency contraception has been available for more than 25 years and could prevent 1.7 million unintended pregnancies and 800,000 abortions each year in the U.S....   [tags: Birth Control Expository Essays]
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Celebrities and their Tibet - Celebrities and their Tibet Tibet has long been a mystical land, a place that not many have known about. However this has changed. The celebrities have come out in force in making Tibet the center of attention. Even now, most people don't know more about Tibet than its location, somewhere in Asia. So, while the popular support of the struggle of the Tibetans has become well known due to the involvement of celebrities spreading the word, has it really helped the cause or simply let people know what is going on there....   [tags: Expository Tibet Essays]
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The Gifts of Santeria - The Gifts of Santeria Modern practitioners of Santeria may be attracted to the religion for a variety of reasons, notable among which are curiosity with secret rituals and the longing among many immigrants and people of color to get in touch with Caribbean and African roots. What each specific individual wants from a religion is difficult to generalize upon, but Santeria offers a way for people to achieve harmony in their lives through communication with and obedience to orishas, the divine beings that act as intermediaries between humans and the Supreme Being, Olodumare....   [tags: Religion Religious Expository Essays] 994 words
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Essiac, Tea Of Life? - Essiac, Tea Of Life. The History of Essiac Essiac, the Ojibwa Tea of Life, is an herbal remedy used by the Canadian nurse Rene Caisse to treat and successfully heal thousands of terminally ill cancer patients (http://www.all-natural.com/essiac.html). When Caisse was working in an Ontario hospital, she met a lady with a badly scarred breast, who told Caisse that she had been healed of breast cancer by an Indian friend with an herbal tea, and then gave her the formula (http://www.all-natural.com/essiac.html)....   [tags: Expository Essiac Papers]
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Political Magazine: The Nations - Political Magazine: The Nations In 1865, a small political magazine was founded and given the name The Nation. This magazine was not meant to be a mainstream magazine that tries not to offend anyone. Rather The Nation was originally intended to provide the facts of the current issues and avoid exaggeration and political alliance with any party or sect. (The Nation’s founding prospectus, 1865) Nearly 140 years later, The Nation continues to raise eyebrows with its bold publications and political slant....   [tags: Expository Politics Essays] 987 words
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Stress, Sports and Performance - Actors, athletes and students all have something in common. They all perform their tasks with varying stress levels. What is this stress that we all talk about. Stress can be defined as a physical, mental or emotional demand, which tends to disturb the homeostasis of the body. Used rather loosely, the term may relate to any kind of pressure, be it due to one's job, schoolwork, marriage, illness or death of a loved one. The common denominator in all of these is change. Loss of familiarity breeds this anxiety with any change being viewed as a "threat"....   [tags: Stress Expository Papers]
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Overcrowding Creates Unhappy Students - Overcrowding Creates Unhappy Students Every high school student’s idea of typical college life involves living in the school’s dorms and eating disgusting food from the cafeteria. What most future college students don’t realize is that usually after the sophomore year of college, many universities do not guarantee housing, leaving students to fend for themselves. Housing is an issue on almost every university’s campus nationwide at one point or another. There is always a high demand for housing, and an even higher demand for on-campus housing....   [tags: Expository Journalistic Dorms Essays] 1925 words
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Software Piracy in Lebanon - Software Piracy in Lebanon Abstract What is it about copying software that is desirable. Simply because it is free. In the United States, one might think twice before copying a Microsoft product. Copyright issues are all over the media --remember Napster. For a period of a year, we read countless stories of students all over the US and the world that were arrested for copying and trading MP3s. However, travel across the Atlantic to the chaotic world of Lebanon and one would not even think twice about copying a version of Microsoft Office 2000....   [tags: Software Piracy Expository Essays]
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The Plot against People - The Plot against People Have you ever thought that the possibility exists that inanimate objects are in fact “plotting against people” in an effort to make our lives even more difficult than they actually are. In “The Plot against People,” Russell Baker, a newspaper columnist and humorist, adopts a wry view of the world in which he gives inanimate objects mischievous aims. As a class assignment, I was called upon to write my own version in the style of Baker. How often is it that we are late for work or school because we could not find our keys....   [tags: Creative Writing Expository Essays] 461 words
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The American Red Cross - The American Red Cross It is important to know how the Red Cross began. It was in June 1859 when Henry Dunant went to Solferino, north of Italy. He was a spectator of a small but bloody war. French and Italians had a battle against Austrians. There were more or less 40,000 victims. He was completely horrified with the scene. He interrupted his trip to help the hurt and organized volunteers to save lives. When Henry Dunant went back to his home town Switzerland in 1862, he decided to talk and write about his horrible experience....   [tags: Expository Red Cross Essays]
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The Power of Dreams - We go to sleep every night and wake up every morning. I’m sure we can all remember having some sort of dream and wondering about it’s meaning. We can’t really explain what went on in our minds but we still search for some meaning. Some times these dreams bring good sensations, and sometimes bad ones. I’ve heard many things about dreams. My friend once told me about a television show she saw. It was about dreams. I immediately became intrigued because they always amazed me. She told me that there are four stages of sleep....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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Crisis of African Agriculture - Introduction The continent of Africa is home to over seven hundred million people. About half of these people do not get enough food to eat, partly due to low productivity on the farms, poor distribution networks and very little money for farmers to invest in improving their situations. This all contributes to the agricultural crisis going on in Africa. Poverty stricken farmers often cannot produce enough surplus to feed and provide for their families. African farmers have survived for thousands of years, living in harmony with their environment, developing agricultural systems that work for their subsistence economy....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]
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What Is An American - Since this great country was first established many intuitive minds have tried to answer the question; "What is an American". This country is full of individuals of many backgrounds, and diversities and each person has a different opinion on this question. In my opinion, an American is someone who values freedom and equality and pursues the "American dream." Every American exercises these rights and these are great adjectives to describe our country. Each of the seven readings, and the one image I compiled help mold this broader definition into a more precise description of an American....   [tags: Definition Essys Expository Papers]
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Business Climate - Business Climate The population in Canada is growing because more people are becoming a citizen and the older population is living longer. Canada is the 32nd largest country in population. The population statistics as of July 2009 is 33,487,208. In the workforce the aging populations are staying at work longer. Most of the corporations in Canada are hiring immigrants due to large amount of them crossing the border. There is a high demand for skilled workers because not enough of the locals are continuing their education....   [tags: International Trade, informative, expository] 942 words
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Smoking Prohibition - “…..Nearly half the adult population regularly performs a bizarre act which is necessary neither for the maintenance of life nor for the satisfaction of social, sexual, cultural, or spiritual needs; an act which is acknowledged, even by its adherents, to be harmful to health and even distasteful” (Aston and Stepney 1982: VII). Regarding the above statement a vast majority of anti-smoking campaigners believe that the restriction on smoking in public locations should be increased and effective actions should be taken by governments in order to reduce the consumption of tobacco....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, expository, informative]
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Internet Addiction - Internet addiction is a growing problem with more and more people. The internet is much more accessible to people now than it was just a few years ago. The internet provides people with entertainment, loads of information, and an escape from everyday life, but like anything else, too much a good thing can be addictive. This paper will cover what internet addiction is, warning signs of internet addiction, problems caused by internet addiction, who develops internet addiction, preventing and treating internet addiction, and safety guidelines for internet users....   [tags: Expository Essays] 1017 words
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Understanding Homelessness - An old man was curled up, sleeping on a grate on the side walk. Hisclothes were layered and dirty. His face looked weathered and was covered with dirt. He used a piece of cardboard for a blanket. Lying beside him was a plastic grocery bag which contained his belongings. I will never forget this sight. This was the first homeless person I had ever seen. I felt scared and helpless at the same time. I had never been in his world and he was probably dreaming about being in mine. I left Washington D.C....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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Organic Agriculture - Organic Agriculture Organic agriculture is the oldest type of agriculture there is. Many people don't know exactly what has to be done to say that you are farming organically, these days. Organic Agriculture has been increasing in size over the past few years as more people worry about what they are eating. Many people donít know what it exactly means to be farming organically. The National Organic Standards Boards defines organic agriculture is ìan ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity....   [tags: Expository Essays]
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The SAT - The SAT The SAT holds tremendous power in determining where you will go to college. To go to virtually any college or university in the United States, you need to have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test, a standardized exam that assigns you a score that ranks your verbal and math abilities. The SAT is not an intelligence test, rather, it is a predictor of college success. College admissions committees use the SAT to get a general idea of your scholastic aptitude. Each section of the SAT is graded on a scale of 200 - 800, with 500 being the average score....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 269 words
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Understanding Polio - Understanding Polio Polio runs rampant in countries with very unhealthy sewage practices. Luckily, polio can be isolated from sewage, but anytime unclean water is let into a river, stream, lake, or other water body, it can spread into any unknowing person who uses that water to drink. People in the 30's, 40's and 50's were afraid to swim because of that. Polio after being digested, heads for the cells covering the intestines. There are three main strains of Polio. Two of them only produce a low-grade fever, headache, sore and inflamed throat, nausea, and vomiting....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 296 words
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Driving A Cab - Driving A Cab The effects of driving a cab can vary greatly. Meeting different kinds of people is a major factor when driving a cab. Being confined as a driver of a can effect health conditions. Car trouble can be a problem if the car is not taken care of properly. Violence can be the consequence of picking up the wrong kind of person. Lucky Miller is a 24 years old, part-time cab driver who explains how driving a cab has many different effects his life and health. "Interesting, live and colorful people," as Lucky would say, ride in his cab; as a result Lucky meets many of them....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 669 words
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Trapping a Mouse - Trapping a Mouse Trapping a mouse is not as easy as one might think. Mice are very crafty and they have an uncanny ability to steal the bait from a trap without getting caught. I was shown at a very early age just how slick these mice could be. Consequently, I was also taught the proper way to trap a mouse. It is very important to use the right ingredients when trapping these pesky critters. This is very important to ensure a good clean kill. You should use the two-bait method. By using this time-tested procedure, you will have an approximate success rate of 80% to 100%....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1424 words
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Recipe for Stroganoff - Recipe for Stroganoff This simple, yet elegant meal can serve a family of five, mainly because at least four of them will refuse to eat it. The leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for a long time, though no one I know has ever actually eaten them except the dog, so I can't speak to how well they keep. The ingredients are as follows: one frozen loaf of bread dough; one bag of the noodles that are thick and curly; one onion; one six pack of beer; one and a half pounds of frozen ground meat; a tub of sour cream; two cans of Cream of Mushroom soup....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 855 words
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Making Fimo Beads - Making Fimo Beads The "Generation X" population of today's society has made the wearing of beaded necklaces containing fimo beads quite a fashion statement. These necklaces contain small, round, colored plastic beads and other intricate beads made out of different colored fimo. Fimo is a synthetic material similar to modeling clay, and can be used to make thousands on types of beads. These beads can then be incorporated into necklaces. However, to accurately describe the process of making this style of bead, a simple pattern will be used as an example....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1110 words
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Defining the Autobiography - Defining the Autobiography     In a lecture on autobiography, Diane Howard states, "The focus of autobiographical writing and performing is on subjective questions, struggles, and representations" (Howard 1).” “Autobiography is a broad term that lends itself to a variety of meanings and intentions.” There are many differences between autobiographies, especially along gender lines.” Women tend to write about different subjects than men do. Despite subjectivity and differences, there are similarities that make autobiography an autobiography.” The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines autobiography as "the biography of a person narrated by himself".” This is a vague definition that does...   [tags: Expository Definition Essays]
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Freedom of Speech - Freedom of Speech   What is "Freedom of Speech"?  Finding out is my mission. Webster's defines "freedom" as: the condition of being free of restraints; exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty; exemption from unpleasant or onerous conditions; the capacity to exercise choice; free will; a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference. Webster's also defines "speech" as: the faculty or act of speaking; the faculty or act of expressing or describing thoughts, feelings or perceptions by the articulation of words; vocal communication, conversation....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 2158 words
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Cooking Made Simple - Cooking Made Simple When I first learned to cook about six years ago, there were no magazine articles or books in bookstores explaining how to cook; there were only cookbooks with recipes for one to decipher. Today, the articles and books that explain how to cook are minimal. Not everyone can compete with Julia Child in cooking gourmet food with the menu devised in our minds without referring to cookbooks, but many of us can learn to cook effectively. A step-by-step process should be followed to learn how to cook successfully....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1033 words
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Painting for Dummies! - Painting for Dummies. Whether your once fresh walls have, over the years, become filthy and grimy or you just want to redecorate and add some color, sooner or later, you're just going to have to paint a room. No matter which of these circumstances you face, painting the room is not always an easy task. On the contrary, it can be overwhelming, but if you stick to these simple steps, you will be successful. Now that you have a room to paint, where do you start. Well, you definitely have to do some preparing before you jump into actually painting....   [tags: Free Expository Process Essays] 1272 words
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The Hornet's Nest - The Hornet's Nest Without proper preparation, getting rid of a hornet's nest can cause more problems than it solves. Although I do not have first-hand experience, I can relay an incident explained to me by my mother regarding my father and the hornet's nest he came upon in their flowering crab tree. Suffering from the results of the incident, which can only be described as simultaneously hysterical and tragic, my father spent most of last week recovering from injuries that were both self and hornet-inflicted....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 781 words
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Art as Communication - From the dawn of humanity, mankind has made and been fascinated by a strange and unique concept: the idea of art. This phenomenon has no immediate, practical use; it feeds no mouths and protects no young. Yet even in the most primitive cave-dwellings of 30,000 years ago, we have evidence of artwork. Though these cave drawings may be completely different from the naturalistic masterpieces of the Renaissance, and those still very unlike the abstract images of today, all fit into the broad genre of art called painting....   [tags: Expository, Definition Essays] 592 words
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Defintition of History - Defintition of History The statement " History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided" is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking into account the basic facts of history, which are definite things that occurred in the past and is not looking beyond the facts....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 370 words
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Scapegoats for Society - Scapegoats for Society In the last decade or so, and especially since the shootings in Columbine and various other schools, people have been up in arms about violence and sex in movies, television, music and video games. New restrictions have been put on most of these media forms, or at the very least, old restrictions are enforced more rigidly. Rating systems have been put into effect for television and video games, and warnings have been put on music that sometimes isn’t even all that offensive....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers] 1070 words
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The Web Unwoven - Introduction The WWW and the Internet are joined at the hip. The two are not separate—at least today. (Galbreath, 1977).(1) Most graduate students today, especially those of us majoring in Instructional Technology (IT), use the World Wide Web (WWW or Web) and the Internet (Net) for research. However many students do not know exactly how the Web came about nor do they understand its relationship to the Internet. Students, along with the general public, often consider the words Web and Internet interchangeable, meaning one and the same thing, primarily for the reason that Galbreath mentions above—the two seem joined at the hip today....   [tags: Expository History Interenet Essays]
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Baseball and Females - Baseball and Females The legendary game of baseball, the roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the hot dogs and peanuts, and most of all the excitement. America's pastime has had a long history filled with great moments, heroic players, and breakthroughs in our modern society. It all started in 1869 when the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings took the field. They were all male and would eventually be known as the first boys of summer. The first professional girls team was created six years later which in turn grew into more women's teams, but was overshadowed by the growing men's leagues and they eventually dwindled and faded away....   [tags: Sports Expository Essays] 930 words
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Tensions in Iran - Tensions in Iran In the late 1970’s, tensions in Iran mounted, ending finally in a revolution. The two major parties involved were that of the Shah, or king, of Iran, who wanted a more westernized country, and the fundamentalist party led by a very religious Ayatollah Khomeini. This group did not appreciate the Shah’s liberal ideas. The background, causes, and events of this revolution were discussed in my interview with my informant, my mother, Ladan Bayani, a forty-four-year-old registered nurse born and raised in Tehran, Iran, who lived there during this conflict....   [tags: Expository History Essays]
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Seasonal Affective Disorder - Seasonal Affective Disorder It's wintertime, and you are gathered for the holidays with all of your family and friends. Everything seems like it should be perfect, yet you are feeling very distressed, lethargic and disconnected from everything and everyone around you. "Perhaps it is just the winter blues," you tell yourself as you delve into the holiday feast, aiming straight for the sugary fruitcake before collapsing from exhaustion. However, the depression and other symptoms that you feel continue to persist from the beginning of winter until the springtime, for years upon end without ceasing....   [tags: Disorders Expository Essays]
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Internet Service Providers - Internet Service Providers In today's ever increasingly technological world, the Internet plays a big role. It's hard to find someone that does not know what a web browser or web site is. People of all ages have access to a plethora of information, just by hooking their computer up to the phone line. However, like so many other technical services today, the Internet is not always free. In order for one to log on, they must have an Internet Service Provider (ISP). An ISP is simply an "organization that supplies access to the Internet"....   [tags: Expository Cyberspace Web Essays]
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The Vietnamese Language - The Vietnamese Language The Vietnamese Language is comprised of a few separate languages as well as its own original dialects. Like Many languages today, some words get added to the vocabulary of another group. The region of a place can also determine how the language is spoken, and looked at. When people move from one place to another, they bring with them their own language from their region, and it gets mixed in with the current language, increasing the vocabulary. This applies to both spoken and written languages....   [tags: Expository Languages Vietnam Essays]
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World Wide Consortium - World Wide Consortium Tim Bernes-Lee in 1989 created the World Wide Web, and in 1994 he and a few others established the World Wide Consortium. (a) The World Wide Consortium’s mission is “to lead the world wide web to its full potential by developing protocols and guidelines that ensure long-term growth for the web (a).” This is an international organization with a variety of members making up the organization. They all have a common goal which is to make the web standardized with rules and principles, and to date they have made over eighty recommendations.(a) The World Wide Consortium has had three long-standing goals....   [tags: Expository Internet Essays] 2799 words
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What Is Psychology? - Psychology is the study of the behavior of living organisms. The people that study the behaviors are called psychologists. There have been many studies done by these people to try and figure out why people or animal do the things they do. Psychology's four main goals are to describe what occurred, explain why it occurred, predict what event is likely to occur next, and to change to prevent unwanted outcomes. Psychologists study the process of thinking, learning, cognition, emotions, motivations, and personalities....   [tags: Psychology Expository Essays] 384 words
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Cause Effect Essay - The Causes of Teen Suicide - The purpose of this paper is to explain the causes of teen suicide. This paper will include statistics and some background information on suicide survivors. Also this report will discuss some warning signs of teen suicide. It is important to take the subject of suicide seriously. It doesn't seem right that a teenager, who has lived for such a short time, would choose to die, but those who can't get over their depression sometimes do. Teen suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 24 and the fourth leading cause of death for persons between the ages of 10 and 14 and it seems to be on the rise....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays Teenager] 733 words
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The Causes of Teen Suicide - Teen suicide is becoming more common every year in the United States. In fact, only car accidents and homicides (murders) kill more people between the ages of 15 and 24, making suicide the third leading cause of death in teens and overall in youths ages 10 to 19 years old. Read on to learn more about this serious issue - including what causes a person to consider taking their own life, what puts a teen at risk for suicide or self-harm, and warning signs that someone might be considering suicide and how they can get help to find other solutions....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays Papers] 1501 words
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Town Meetings - Town Meetings I grew up going to town meetings with Grandma Sue. Every Thursday Grandma would drag me along with her to the meetings. Afterwards, she would always buy me ice cream at Karl's Ice Cream. I loved our time at the ice cream shop, but hated the meetings. But by the time I was old enough to make my own decisions, I couldn't bring myself to tell Grandma that I didn't want to go to the meetings. So I just went along with her. "Town meetings," Grandma would say, "are the only place that we townsfolk get to share our opinions about the shape of things in this town....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 637 words
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Defining Love - Defining Love What does the word love mean. I have heard it since childhood, but nobody seems to have the same definition. I really needed to know today because someone very special has been on my mind all day. I stopped by the Hallmark store to pick out an anniversary card for my wife and found myself amazed at all the different types of cards on love. There are ones for fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, pastors, friends, coworkers, and just about anyone else you could think of....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1005 words
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Defining Community - Defining Community What makes a community. To get a better handle on this question, it may be useful to analyze a specific encounter between the individual and his community(s). Let's take, for example, the much-publicized soccer match between Mexico and the U.S. in the summer of 1996. This game received a great deal of media attention because, even though the match was held in Los Angeles, on U.S. soil, the vast majority of fans were cheering for the Mexican team. The U.S. team members, on the other hand, were greeted with a chorus of boos and were pelted with various objects on the field....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 965 words
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Automotive Technology - Automotive Technology In a world that is quickly becoming ever dependant on technology, people take many things for granted. For example: nearly every day you and I get into our cars to go to work, school, shopping, or anywhere else you can think of. Naturally, car manufacturers are constantly coming up with new technologies to get people to buy their car over the next manufacturers; and a lot of these new inventions seem straight out of a sci-fi movie, or book in this case. One of the most important part of any car is the tires....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Title IX - Title IX Great inequalities in the educational system between the sexes have occurred for many years and still occur today. Efforts have been made to rectify this disparity, but the one that has made the most difference is Title IX. Passed in 1972, Title IX attempted to correct the gender discrimination in educational systems receiving public funding. The greatest correction it made was in the area of athletics, but social justice of Title IX applies to many other areas as well. Title IX has an effect on women who are not athletes in many ways, including quality of education, receptivity to education, empowerment and creation of ideals....   [tags: Sports Expository Essays] 955 words
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Internet Radio - Internet Radio When a new technology is pioneered or discovered it is often the case that this new technology is used to emulate the function of old technologies, for example, when Marconi was inventing the radio he was trying to emulate the function of the telegraph system and saw the defracation of radio waves as an obstacle. Eventually these new technologies mature and the advantages and disadvantages are weighed up and used in their most effective capacity. Internet radio is a prime example of this kind of technology convergence, which uses the world wide web, “the publicly available worldwide system of interconnected computer networks that transmit data by packet switching over the i...   [tags: Expository Technology Essays]
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Sri Chinmoy - Sri Chinmoy At the beginning of this semester, I was very skeptical on the subjects that I would be learning about in my Ultramarathon Running class. When I walked into the first class and received the syllabus, my head dropped down as I saw that I would have to attend one of these grueling ultramarathon races. Needless to say, I was less than pleased to see this, but being open to new experiences, I soon began to look forward to seeing a race in person, and I decided to go to one in New York that was being run by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon team....   [tags: Marathon Running Expository Essays]
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Speed Limits - Speed Limits Jim was leaving work late, and he knew that his wife was at home waiting on him. She had prepared a nice meal for their anniversary and was sitting on the couch all alone. As Jim pulled out of the plant and onto newly paved two-lane highway, he noticed a large white sign with the words “speed limit” and the number “50.” It was a thirty minute drive home, and he could easily make up the time he lost at work if he could just drive as fast as he wanted. For the next half hour, however, Jim drove fifty miles per hour, all the while, contemplating why we have speed limits....   [tags: Expository Speeding Government Essays] 1864 words
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Change - Change Change is inevitable. Just when you become adjusted to your surroundings, something changes. Stability does not last forever. In the article Shadow Cities by Andre Aciman, the aspect of change is looked at by the viewpoint of an exile. From his first attempt to deal with change to his final acceptance, Aciman describes in an abundance of ideas, what he is feeling throughout this process. After leaving Alexandria as an exile, Aciman came to call Manhattan, or more precisely Straus Park his home....   [tags: Expository Essays] 383 words
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Biometrics - Biometrics is, “the automated use of physiological or behavioral characteristics to determine or verify identity (biometricgroup.com, 2014).”16 The purpose of the paper is to provide information about different forms of Biometrics. With the ever increasing threat of terrorism at home and abroad, biometrics is emerging as a way to increase security across the world. It is important to point out current issues dealing with Biometrics and how they relate to people that may one day have to use them....   [tags: Expository Papers]
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Surfing - Surfing The intent of this paper is to introduce the reader to surfing. There are many things to learn about surfing such as its history, surf gear, and safety hints. Surfing is a water sport that involves planing, “in a controlled way,” on the sloping portion of a wave as it moves toward shore. The most basic form of the sport is body surfing. It is done without a board. A person first swims toward shore “to equal the wave speed.” Then the person stiffens the body in order to “plane” on the front of the wave....   [tags: Informative, Expository] 353 words
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Genre - The Importance of Genre Authors, readers, and those in literary circles use the term 'genre' to classify the different modes of expression used in individual works of literature. The importance of this term can most easily be understood when examining the human tendency to classify the majority of items in our society. When examining literature, using the term 'genre' can be tricky. For example, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley can be categorized as a Gothic novel. However, this work also has elements of a Supernatural Story and a Horror novel....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 541 words
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Genre - Genre Genre is a term that is used to classify or describe a type or form of literature. While this sounds like a simple concept, it in actuality is a very complicated classing system. The reason for the complication is that literature does not always follow the typical characteristics set up by that type of genre. For example, one of the characteristics in the genre of tragedy is that there is a tragic hero, who is in a position of power. In the classical tragedy this is true, as can be seen in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex because the tragic hero is Oedipus, who is the king of Thebes....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 964 words
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Love - Definition of Love "Love" There’s an odd word. Well, as far as I can tell there are two popular ways of beginning an essay. The first is to check Webster's Dictionary for a definition, and then repeat what you found. "Webster's Dictionary defines love as: You stupid moron. How dense are you to be looking in a book for a description of one of mankind’s deepest, most important feelings. Do the world a favor and stick your head in the center of this book and slam it shut as hard as you can." After three days of intensive therapy I was ready to begin writing again, this time using the second most popular way to start a piece of writing: Word dissection....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 1114 words
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Dragons - Dragons What’s the first thing people think when they hear the word “dragon?” Most Americans and Europeans probably envision a huge scaly green beast, one that sits on a hoard of golden treasures and breathes fire. Asians are more likely to think of a benevolent snake-like creature, one that controls rains and rivers. And some people will think of the dragons in movies, or in books, which come in innumerable shapes, sizes, and dispositions. Practically every culture on Earth has dragons of some kind....   [tags: Expository Animals History Essays]
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Canada - Canada Canada, is the world's second largest country and it is the largest country in the Western Hemisphere. It comprises all of the North American continent north of the United States, with the exclusion of Alaska, Greenland, and the tiny French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. Its most easterly point is Cape Spear, Newfoundland and its western limit is Mount St. Elias in the Yukon Territory, near the Alaskan border. The southernmost point is Middle Island, in Lake Erie and the northern tip is Cape Columbia, on Ellesmere Island....   [tags: Geography Canada Expository Essays] 2067 words
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