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Gene Kranz and Apollo 13 - Gene Kranz and Apollo 13 On April 17, 1970, Gene Kranz brought the Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to earth demonstrating extraordinary courage and heroism. The hit film, Apollo 13, chronicles Kranz's struggle to devise the plan that would bring the ship and its crew of three astronauts home after its oxygen system failed. Kranz retired from NASA in 1994 after 37 years of federal service, and is currently a consultant and speaker. "Failure is not an option", the motto that carried him through the Apollo 13 crisis, is a major theme of his motivational message....   [tags: Informative] 282 words
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Understanding Fear and Phobias - Understanding Fear and Phobias For something that can cause as much suffering as a phobia, as remarkable how many people lay claim to having one and how many of them are wrong. Experts say, a true phobic reaction is a whole different category of terror, a central nervous system wildfire that's impossible to mistake. In the face of the thing that triggers fear, phobics experience sweating, racing heart, difficult breathing and even a fear of imminent death -- all accompanied by an overwhelming need to flee....   [tags: Informative] 293 words
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Vitamin C - Vitamin C Vitamin C plays a crucial role in our lives by building and maintaining our tissues and fortifying our immune systems. Vitamin C should be included in a daily diet because it is water soluble, which means it, is excreted from the body every day and can not be stored for later use. You should consume at least 500-1000mg of Vitamin C per day to maintain a strong immune system which fights off diseases and illnesses from the human body. It is also used to keep teeth and gums healthy, heal wounds, and strengthen muscles as well as blood vessels....   [tags: Informative] 299 words
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The Media: Selective Exposure and Perception - The media needs to introduce something interesting so that instead of flipping channels over to some entertainment a person will stay on the news channel. So they devise a strategy based on selective exposure to get one’s attention and stop the channel surfing. What the public perceives can sometimes be based on how much of the story they have heard. They then form their own opinions on what they absorbed, whether it was the whole story or not. At 9 a.m. Monday morning, the only thing that the news reports said on the internet was that another plane crashed in New York....   [tags: Informative] 301 words
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Immigration to Ellis Island - Immigrants came to American in search of freedom and opportunity. They mostly came by steamship. Examinations and vaccinations of the immigrants needed to be done. Both immigrants and their baggage had to be disinfected before they could leave Ellis Island. At the entrance to the Lower Bay of New York Harbor, the immigrants were inspected for contagious diseases like, smallpox, yellow fever, and measles. After which they were filed to the reception area. They had to climb three floors of stairs as medical officers watched them for signs of lameness, shortness of breath, heart conditions and mental conditions....   [tags: Informative Essay] 303 words
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The Kurds - The Kurds The Kurds are a scattered, tribal people who live in the plateaus and mountains where Syria, Iraq, Iran, and Turkey overlap. They make up a significant minority of the population of these Middle Eastern states. They are mainly Sunni Muslim, but have a language and culture of their own, quite different from the Arabs, Persians, and Turks. In the early 20th century, a Kurdish nationalist movement came into being and gained major concessions in a treaty made in the early 1920’s which included provisions for the creation of a Kurdish state....   [tags: Informative] 306 words
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Down Syndrome - Down Syndrome Down syndrome is not difficult to diagnose, doctors realize physical characteristics of those with Down syndrome in the delivery room. Although these characteristics have no functional or behavioral significance, questions are normally asked about Down syndrome. Parents do not normally see a resemblance between their child an a child with Down syndrome. Mere appearance does not affect the child’s behavior at all. Though physical symptoms are visual markers of other conditions that may impact the child’s development....   [tags: Informative] 306 words
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Informative Speech: Solar Flares - Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about solar flares INTRO I. Solar flares are violent eruptions of gases that release ultra-violet radiation, x-rays and gammy rays. It's an enormous explosion of hydrogen and helium above the sun surface. A. It's a sudden rapid and intense variation in brightness that happens every eleven years B. They usually last an average of 20 minutes and are a remarkable phenomenon. C. Imagine gigantic blobs of materials held together by powerful magnetic forces. All of a sudden they launch into earth's magnetosphere....   [tags: Informative Speech] 307 words
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Informative Speech: President Theodore Roosevelt - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about President Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most successful presidents in the United States history. He achieved many goals in life. Some of these goals were as follows: 1) He won the Spanish-American War; 2) He won the Nobel Peace Prize; 3) He was the youngest president in United States history....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 308 words
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Computers in Surgery - Computers in Surgery Implementing Computers into surgery is a new and exciting area of study. It has only been in the past 20 years that computers have started to be incorporated with surgery. In 1989, abstracts of the surgical literature were being distributed on 5.25-inch floppy disks. These abstracts were then used in medical operations and evaluations. Doctors could travel though menus in the abstracts and eventually targeting a solution, procedure, or cause of illnesses. This made the time it takes to flip through pages and pages of medical journals and textbooks less expansive and cumbersome....   [tags: Informative]
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Assembly Ministers in the Voting Chamber - Assembly Ministers in the Voting Chamber Assembly Ministers (AM) in the voting chamber use touch screen consoles to communicate. If an AM requires further information, they have access to a researcher who can send electronic information rapidly. An individual pass card activates the site and switches the machines on. The voting chamber is a paperless establishment, by entering an activating codeword, all information can be seen on the system. Electronic voting as used in the Welsh Assembly is easier to track than a hand count such as used in the House of Commons....   [tags: Papers, informative] 315 words
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Australopithecus - Australopithecus There are many types of the hominid called australopithecus, which means southern apes. These were small ape-like creatures(with a height between 107cm and 152cm) that showed evidence of walking upright. It is difficult to tell whether these begins are "humans" or "apes". Many of their characteristics are split between humans and apes. The many species of australopithecus include A.(australopithecus) ramidus, A. anamenesis, A. afarensis, A. africanus, A ....   [tags: Informative, Anthropology] 317 words
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Implementing Multicultural Education Into the Curriculum - The world is currently going through a cultural shift. This shift is one that will not only impact the people in the nation, but will also impact the way that education is viewed. The constant struggle for diverse teaching in the classroom proves that these reforms will ultimately a standard in the classroom as a whole. There is no question that America’s classrooms must be prepared to embrace the diversity that is bound to happen. However, it is important that teachers are prepared to address this challenge....   [tags: Education, Informative]
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Developing Ideas on How To Counsel Children - Developing Ideas on How To Counsel Children Introduction This article identifies several special characteristics of children that require adaptations of adult effective counseling skills. This article also offers modifications of basic skills to make them more applicable to the needs of children. Next, addressing children’s special characteristics on counseling is discussed. Building trust in the relationship, maintaining a facilitative counselor, and using questions appropriately is discussed in full detail....   [tags: Child Psychology, Informative] 320 words
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The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud In the first chapter of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams the master himself explains to the reader that every dream divulges itself as being a structure of psychological nature. Freud goes on to describe that each dream is meaningful and that some dreams may be designated to a precise point in the activities of the wake mind. Freud also discusses the beliefs of early man, as dreams were connected to demons, gods and mythical deities. Dreams were perceived to be of a supernatural nature in primitive times and dreams were believed to portend the future....   [tags: Psychology, Informative] 322 words
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DHTML Lessons - DHTML LESSONS Lesson 1 - Introduction What you should already know Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following: „X WWW, HTML and the basics of building Web pages „X Cascading Style Sheets „X JavaScript If you want to study these subjects first, go to our Home Page DHTML does not exist . DHTML is an abbreviation for the term "Dynamic HTML". But DHTML is just a buzzword. DHTML does not exist. It is not a "thing" or a standard defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)....   [tags: Technology, Informative] 322 words
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Mechanical Engineers - A mechanical engineer works with the principles of motion, energy and force. Usually a machine changes one form of movement into another. Mechanical engineers design machines whose parts work in a safe, reliable and efficient way. Mechanical engineers apply scientific method to find the answers to mechanical problems. Many laws and principles developed by scientists are used every day by the mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers contribute to many industries and occupations. Some mechanical engineers work in areas not usually thought to require engineering....   [tags: Technology, Informative] 322 words
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Secrets Men Don't Need to Know - Secrets Men Don't Need to Know Contrary to popular belief intimacy and honesty doesn't mean you should tell all to your partner or potential partner. Sharing too much information can be destructive to a relationship. You might feel better if you spill your guts, but your partner most times ends up feeling much worse. Let's take a look at sexual secrets. Tell only on a need to know basis. You needn't tell your lover how many other partners you have had before he came along, and certainly don't give any details of past experiences....   [tags: Romance, Love, informative] 323 words
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Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War - Roles People Played During the Revolutionary War Women were often referred to as "camp followers" and provided much of the nursing care, cooking help, the soldiers washing and some helped load artillery. Women looked after their loved ones, and kept family matters systematic, as well. A few were prostitutes, some officers' wives or mistresses, however the majority were married to ordinary soldiers. Deborah Champion was a beautiful spy who took information to George Washington for three years during the American Revolution....   [tags: Women Studies, Sampson, Informative] 323 words
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Ancient Cultures - Egyptian and Persian cultures seem to be the most interesting cultures of all ancient history. Historians today do not have enough information about ancient cultures to go into any great detail. Most people when they think of the ancient Egyptians they think of pyramids and also the many odd myths and beliefs, which where a large part of their culture. Persian culture is known for their architectural and agricultural skills which they are said to have passed on to many other ancient cultures. In ancient cultures communication was made possible by carriages and ships....   [tags: Ancient History, Informative] 324 words
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Thomas Hart Benton - Thomas Hart Benton Thomas Hart Benton was a regionalist American painter whom was known for his beautiful, vigorous, and colorful murals of the 1930’s. He made very many beautiful, famous painting and murals. Most of the rollicking scenes in his paintings and murals are from the rural past of the American South and Midwest. He has studied in Kansas City, MO; Paris, France; and the ever-changed New York City. Thomas Hart Benton was born in the familiar, small town of Neosho, Missouri....   [tags: Biography, Informative] 324 words
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My Metamorphosis - My Metamorphosis For many years I thought that extroverts were selfish. That they deliberately sought attention in order for people to think well of them. I have slowly come to the realization that this is a case of sour grapes on the part of we introverts. In fact we are the selfish ones. Introverts hold themselves back from social interaction out of a fear of negative reaction. We feel that if we become visible to a group then we will somehow look foolish and therefore feel totally embarrassed....   [tags: Pyschology, Informative] 326 words
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The Coptic Museum in Cairo - The Coptic Museum in Cairo is a life-like record of one of Egypt's periods all fraught with various antiques and monuments reflecting the different civilizations that graced the land of Egypt starting by the Ancient Egyptian civilization, passing by the Greek, the Roman, the Coptic, and lastly the Islamic. The Coptic Museum lies behind the walls of the famous Roman Fortress of Babylon in the ancient district of Cairo (Misr Al-Qadima). The area surrounding the museum abounds in lively monuments of open museums that depict with the Coptic Museum the history of the Coptic Period in Egypt....   [tags: History, Informative] 327 words
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Informative Speech: Why Drug Use has Fallen - Informative Speech: Why Drug Use has Fallen After listening to my speech today, you will understand and gain knowledge why drug use has fallen among our nation's children. I. Intro II. A. The annual study on drug use among young Americans complied by Pride Survey, a non-profit, by-partisan group that surveys over 100,000 students from 6th to 12th grade has shown that drug use has fallen to the lowest level in 8 years. B. After researching the study, it attributes the drop to be associated to three main reasons: 1....   [tags: Papers] 340 words
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New Industry in Gaming - New Industry in Gaming Video games are no longer the nerdy stepchild of popular entertainment. Nearly half of all US homes own one game-playing machine, and 23 percent own more than three, according to Nielsen Entertainment. The technical requirements for video games are pushing the most popular technologies - including cell phones, Palm Pilots, computers, and TV - to become more versatile and powerful. College grads are now more likely to head into interactive software than moviemaking. This industry is now at an important crossroads, say experts, largely due to its explosive growth with the costs to develop a hit new game now topping $10 million....   [tags: Informative] 351 words
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Different Types of Hockey Sticks - Hockey is one of the most watched and now most played sports in the world. It is also, one of the most expensive, when it comes to buying equipment. Hockey players wear lots of equipment. This equipment is a shoulder pad, helmet, shin guards, hockey pants, a cup, elbow pads, gloves, skates, and use a hockey stick to play the game. The hockey stick is the most rebought piece of equipment you use. There are even three different types of hockey sticks. These are wood, graphite, and aluminum....   [tags: Informative] 352 words
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Controlling Your Dreams - Buzz. Click. This is what starts off my day as well as millions of other Americans. Sleep is essential to human growth and life. During sleep we dream, which is a way for our mind to set itself apart from the body and do whatever it desires. Dreaming is very complex and therefore hard to interpret since some can be controlled or linked to our feelings from a particular day. We have all awakened in the middle of the night sweating and terrified of what just went on in our head, this is commonly known as a nightmare....   [tags: Informative] 353 words
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How Mountains Are Formed - How Are Mountains Formed. Mountains are formed over long periods of time by forces of the earth. Mountains just don’t appear in any place. Most are formed when plates, or huge pieces of the Earth’s crust, pull and push against each other. Great mountain ranges are formed by the movement of tectonic plates. Convection currents deep in the mantle of the earth, begins to well up towards the surface. As the pressure increases, it sets the crustal plates in motion. There are different kinds of mountains - Volcanic, Folded, Fault-block, and Dome mountains....   [tags: Informative Essays] 370 words
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Informative Essay: Has the Brady Act been Successful? - The Brady act was created with the intention of interrupting firearm sales to individuals who are legally prohibited from owing guns, such as minors, convicted felons and the mentally ill. The 5 day waiting period provides the chance for the firearms dealer to perform a national criminal background check before transferring any firearm to a customer. Originally 32 states were required to implement the Brady act. However, in 1997 during Printz V United States, the law was temporarily on hold due to a challenge based on the grounds of the 10th amendment which ensured states to retain power over their own territory....   [tags: Informative Essays] 380 words
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Informative Speech: Three Interesting Things About Cats - Topic: Cats General Purpose/Goal: To inform Specific Purpose/Goal: I want my audience to understand three interesting things about Cats. Thesis Statement: Three interesting things to know about cats are their intelligence, tail signals and that they are territorial animals. INTRODUCTION I. Attention Getter: you see them every where you look, sometimes out playing or other times in a house. II. Preview Statement: I am going to share three areas of information about cats. A. Cats are very intelligent animals....   [tags: Informative Speech] 386 words
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Informative Essay: Gun Control is a Two Sided Issue - Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today's society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control. Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored, statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975. Therefore, Justice Minister Alan Rock, the person imposing more restriction, is running on scare tactics....   [tags: Informative Essays] 475 words
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Coal Truck Drivers - Introduction: I. Attention Getter: When cruising down the highway, watch out. What was that. A bird, a plane, no it was a big boulder of coal falling from the coal truck onto the highway. What next. There went my headlight, and my quarter panel. Look out. Close the sunroof. II. Thesis: My pet peeve coal truck drivers, they are everywhere. It’s not safe to drive on the roads anymore. III. Preview: Every person in this room had to drive or is driven to get here. Did you pay attention to how many coal trucks you passed....   [tags: Informative Speech] 475 words
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Use of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication - One thing we all have in common is that we must all communicate in one form or another. Everyone communicates even if they know it or not. Both verbal and nonverbal communication is used during conversations. Using both forms helps convey and support the message you are trying to send. Up to 90% of all communication is nonverbal. Most communicators use body language, gestures, and facial expressions during conversations as well as using words. Nonverbal communication is more likely to be used than verbal....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Lucky Hiroshima! - August 6, 1945 at approximately 8:08 am, just as parents are heading off to work, children running to school, families eating their breakfasts. A bomb named “little boy”, dropped by the United States, was realised into the air falling 13,000 feet down to the unknowing people of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded at 8:15 am 100 feet of the aiming point. The fireball measured 18,000 feet across, the temperature at the center of the fireball measured 100,000,000 degrees Celsius. Within less than a minute of falling ,the bomb exploded over the city....   [tags: informative] 517 words
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The Two-Faced Detergent - Whether soil particles are attached to carpet fibers, wood floors or restroom sinks, they need to be removed. But how is this done. Most of us wipe or scrub a dirty surface with soap and water without a second thought about how they actually work to remove soil. The process of removing dirt begins at the molecular level. In order to understand how soap works, we must first acknowledge what soap actually does. By definition, soap is a mixture of sodium or potassium salts and long chain organic acids....   [tags: informative essay] 526 words
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Converting Raw Medical Data Into Informative Data Through Data-Mining Tools - ... Methodology: The proposed approach uses ‘Process Mining’ technique, which aims at extracting useful information from health care data or event logs. This Technique will also help organizations to improve their services, manage the data properly and control their processes [4]. The Importance of process mining has proved itself in the field of health care domain in following literature [5-6]. The proposed approach will adopt itemset-tree (An itemset is set of re-occurring items) method to get frequent surgical specimen [7]....   [tags: statistics, laboratory, evaluation]
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The Power of Failure - There is a common misconception that failure is a bad thing. Many people who fail at something are often called losers, but if those people learn from their losses, they are actually winners. Failure teaches people that they are just like everybody else, and that success is gained from hard work and determination. When people fail at something important in their lives and decide to try again, they tend to regain their confidence and persist with great resilience. Many of the best lessons people learn in life come from the mistakes they have made and the knowledge they gained from their mistakes....   [tags: informative essay] 547 words
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Informative Speech: Illegal Drugs - Illegal Drugs Informative Speech Introduction: Marijuana, cocaine, heroin, PCP, speed, shrooms, crystal meth, and angel dust are all types of illegal drugs. What is an illegal drug. An illegal drug is something and often a substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness. Body: I.     Illegal Drugs The use of illegal drugs in the United States is considered by some to be the biggest problem in our society. Over 40% of high school seniors use some kind of illegal drug, and in a recent 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse showed that the three most common drugs are Marijuana used by 11,100,000 people, Cocaine used by 1,500,000 people, and inhalants...   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 549 words
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Informative Speech: Recycling May Be Bad For the Environment - Specific Purpose: To inform the audience that recycling may be bad for the environment Attention Getter:     Most of the people present here today probably recycle; some more than others. And probably, most people assume that they are saving natural resources and helping the environment. However, this is not always true. Thesis:     There are many myths about recycling. Preview:      Today in my speech, I will give you facts that may surprise you and that you've probably never heard about landfills, natural resources, and energy conservation....   [tags: Informative Speech on Recycling]
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Performing Basic Car Maintenance - Millions of people own and drive cars, but many of those people go through their whole lives not knowing anything about how to fix or notice the minor details of their cars. Every now and then they shell out hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to take their cars to get fixed for small things. If they were to able to take a little of their time and much less money, they could easily take care of some things themselves. A few of these problems include the following: the charging system, oil changes, and fluid levels....   [tags: Informative Essays] 569 words
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The Pro's and Con's of Government Welfare Programs -      For a long time now, since the accomplished formation of a stable government, the U.S government has had programs and passed laws that either dealt with issues of or influence family. Many of these “family” programs and laws currently in place today are frequently and commonly debated. One of the most debated and most labored over “family” programs or law is Welfare. The argument is whether or not to, and how welfare should be cut or minimized.      The debate is simple enough, but the argument on welfare's benefits and drawbacks is not....   [tags: Informative Essay] 592 words
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Informative Speech: The Problem of Overpopulation -      We as individuals do NOT understand the problems with overpopulation. We do not take the time or the effort to be educated enough; therefore we do not help in the prevention of future problems to keep our society as it is now.      We may not do this, but I researched of three sociologists that do; Lester R Brown, Gary Gardner, and Brian Halweil.      These 3 men decided to put together their intelligence to try and educate America the problems that come with overpopulation.      These 3 men proved their self-lessness, sincerity, and their caring TOWARDS the people of America....   [tags: Informative Speech] 604 words
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Informative Essay: Guns and Teen Violence and Death - Everyone in the United States of America has an opinion on gun control regardless of their age, race, or religion. From within those opinions arguments are formed. People are arguing about gun control at their jobs, at their schools, and sometimes at their places of worship. On one side of things there are the people that support gun control like certain politicians or political organizations, teachers, police officers, and so on. On the other side of things there are the people that are against gun control, people such as hunters and various types of criminals....   [tags: Informative Essays] 616 words
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San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) - San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) is a free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. If you have a question about sex, we'll either answer it or refer you to someone who can. We answer sex questions and offer referrals to resources like books, support groups, organizations, doctors, therapists, Web sites, and more. Ask questions by e-mail or by phone on our phone switchboard. Our volunteers undergo extensive training in all aspects of human sexuality, including reproduction, birth control, safer sex practices, HIV, sexual identity, and gender identity....   [tags: Informative Essay] 622 words
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Bartleby Review - According to founder and CEO of Bartleby.com, Steven van Leeuwen, the Bartleby Project offers, “the most comprehensive public reference library ever published on the web” (Bartleby.com, 2000, para. 4). The Bartleby Project—the name of which comes from Melville’s classic short story Bartleby, the Scrivener—began as a personal research experiment at Columbia University in which van Leeuwen sought to combine his information systems knowledge with his love of books to create accessible, searchable electronic versions of classic literature and reference works....   [tags: informative essay]
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Shakespeare and Plagiarism - Shakespeare and Plagiarism William Shakespeare is one of the world’s greatest playwrights; however, some say that he does not fully deserve the credit for his work because he plagiarized the work of others. Shakespeare, who was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1564, is also known as the “Bard” and has written countless plays and poems which have given rise to several novels and movie plots (Chandy). It is said that he found most of his inspiration from nature, as he mentions birds in his works more than any other author (Mabillard)....   [tags: informative, ] 635 words
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Purchasing Drill Accessories - The use of drill accessories are increasing for commercial as well as domestic projects. The reason is that these cordless drill accessories can perform multiple tasks in a short time. Whether you are making a hole in a wall or mixing liquid for painting, it is essential to include drill accessories with other equipment. While purchasing for drill tools, you can get all essential drill parts in form of drill accessory set. This set is considered an essential item for wood and metal applications and also used for other construction tasks....   [tags: Informative Essay] 647 words
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Informative Speech For Gun Ownership - Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizen to bear arms is just one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. -Hubert Humphrey, 1960 My background is probably atypical for a somewhat high-profile supporter of the right to keep and bear arms....   [tags: essays research papers] 650 words
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Anorexia - Is There A Cure? What Is It? - Is There A Cure. What Is It. Although there is no quick cure or medication for anorexia, there are treatments. Depending on the severity of someone suffering from anorexia, hospitalization might be necessary. For instance, if the person refuses to eat, a feeding tube would be required. At a hospital, anorexics will need treatments for malnutrition involving a significant focus on weight gain since they are drastically underweight. After hospitalization, anorexics go through programs that treat the psychological disorders relating to anorexia involving guidance from a medical-care provider, a nutritionist, and a mental-health-care provider....   [tags: Health, informative, expository]
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What is Dead Reckoning? - It is untrue to suggest that traditional methods of dead reckoning are no longer used as that is precisely what most modern inertial navigation systems depend upon, except that they do it electronically. However, plotting you DR the old fashioned way is a very simple system which does not rely on any electronics or outside input. With it you can quickly determine your present position by plotting the course and speed from a previously known position. It can also be used to determine your future position by projecting the present course and speed from your present position....   [tags: Navigation, instruction, informative, education, d] 675 words
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Informative Speech on Teenage Suicide - Look around at your peers in the school. How many of them wish they were dead. When 13.7% of males and 30.1% of females in 10th grade say they seriously consider committing suicide, we need think about what is wrong. What makes these 15 and 16 year olds that have so much of their life left to live want to die. 14% of teens said they tried to kill themselves. That’s like having 3 people in our class who have tried to commit suicide. The pressures of life at our age are difficult but they’re not so difficult that 4,135 teenagers a year should be killing themselves....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 677 words
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Informative Speech: The Controversy Over the Use of Polygraph Tests - Title: The Polygraph Thesis: To inform my audience about polygraphs, the polygraph tests, and the controversy of them. Introduction I.     Attention Getter: For more than 15 years, Robert Hanssen had led a double life. In one life he was a 25-year veteran with the FBI who had access to some of the nation’s most-classified information. In his other life, he was a spy for the Russian government. Hannssen’s deception was finally discovered, and in February 2001 he was arrested, and then took a polygraph test which forced him to plead guilty to 15 espionage-related charges....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]
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Advertising is Informative, Yet Manipulative - Nowadays, advertisements are everywhere embedded in our daily life. They are powerful resources that inform people the latest news about a particular product or brand in many different ways. Most of the people are being able to get more information and detail of a product from media, radio stations, newspapers and internet. Even though advertising is a big informative source, it also can be considered as a marketing tool to control the mind and desires of the consumers to manipulate and persuade them to buy things they do not need....   [tags: consumers, products, promotions] 702 words
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Informative Speech: Blood Donation - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform the audience about the criteria for becoming a blood donor I. Introduction A. As you sit in a classroom at the Community College, you may not think that saving a life is something you could do today, but, in fact, it's quite easy to do. 1. The first thing that may come to mind is some sort of emergency rescue. 2. The easiset way to save a life is blood donation. a. done in less than 1 hour b. relatively painless c....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 717 words
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Informative Essay: Punk rock - Punk music is usually defined by power chords, raw vocals and high energy performance. Punk rock is the best music ever created. It is, in short, a thinking man’s rock music. And to some, it’s like God himself ordained punk rock as His preferred music of choice. Why. Because it’s just that good. Hundreds of faithful teens and twenty-something adults pack themselves into basements shows like sardines in a tin, just to have their holy gospel delivered to them by guys with names like “Johnny Rotten,” “Justin Sane” or “Davey Havok.” Punk rock is the best musical style for numerous reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 720 words
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Informative Speech: Alzheimer's Disease - Intro:      Hello my name is Nick and I am giving my speech on Alzheimer’s Disease. I was thinking of what I could do for a speech. Then I thought I wanted to inform people on something that little know about. Then it hit me. Alzheimer’s Disease it has affected my life so much and I know so much about it. So I am going to tell you how it has affected my life in more ways than one. Before I start I want you to imagine something. Look around you know everyone right. All these faces you see practically see everyday take all that you know about them and forget it....   [tags: Informative Speech] 726 words
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