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Baumrind and Zimbardo Demonstrate that People their Behavior Change Depending on Outside Forces - Human behaviorist’s have long studied changes in people’s behavior as it relates to obedience in authoritative relationships. Two of the most renowned obedience studies were conducted by Stanley Milgram and Philip Zimbardo, in which they each tested reactions to authority using important variables that were manipulated throughout their experiments. However, some psychologists, like Dina Baumrind, a psychologist for the Institute of Human Development, believe experiments that test humans impetuous reactions should not be conducted unless the subject is well-informed of the purpose....   [tags: informative essay] 900 words
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Every Nation Has Potential For Success Based on Its Wealth and Standards - In the film Guns, Germs, and Steel professor Diamond of UCLA goes into foreign countries investigating universal inequality. According to Diamond, geography and the environment play a role in the gaps between cultural growths amongst developed and developing countries. The early developments and geography of these countries have a major impact on the technological advancements, or lack thereof in different nations today. Diffusion of technology is defined by Volti (2010) as “the processes through which they spread from their initial sources into homes, factories, offices, and so forth, (p.75)” he also states that, “technology does not flow from one country or system to another like water thr...   [tags: technology, informative]
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Economic Policies in the Interwar Period and the Post-World War Two Period - 1914 marked a critical turning point in global affairs and the economy, as the destruction of the Great War not only physically affected millions of people, but it also destroyed the system of global capitalism which existed prior to 1914. During the interwar period, American isolationism from international trade and affairs left the major powers without the infrastructure or leadership to continue the international trade, investment, and currency stabilization which existed before 1914. As a result, the major powers continued their “great power rivalry,” which inhibited global cooperation and resulted in countries adopting nationalist policies to achieve their goal of stable growth and more...   [tags: History, Informative]
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What is the Right Amount of International Diversification in a Portfolio? - Agenda Given that you have already heard my optimistic outlook for the economy and stock market, I’m going to spend most of my allotted time today looking backwards and talking about lessons learned or, in my case, re-learned. It was suggested that this would be a good form to share the answers to the common questions that I get asked on the road. That sounded like a good idea, but most of the questions relate to core aspects of my presentation and are merely a signal that I put some people to sleep....   [tags: instruction, informative] 1520 words
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Language Barriers are Problems Faced by Employers in Today’s Economic Workforce - The modern workplace does not consist solely of employees whose native language is standardized English. In fact, within recent years there has been a large influx of people whose first language is Spanish. While it is not legally mandated that an employee speaks English within the workplace, it is generally left to the discretion of the employer, provided the policies do not violate equal opportunity regulations. However, employees do not necessarily have to comply, unless specifically spelled out in policy, and can speak their native tongues if they choose to....   [tags: informative essay] 1169 words
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Choosing The Optimum Video Conferencing: Videostreaming, Podcasts, Webconferencing, and Video Conferencing - There are so many conferencing choices; Webinar, Videoconference, Podcast, Streaming, how can you decipher what they mean and determine which best suits your needs. Today we are pressed with too much work, too little time, shrinking budgets, higher demands for productivity and the need to be in a hundred places at once. To help in this crushing endeavor, technology has been developed across multiple platforms for use in conferencing sessions. For many users, the differences between the types of conferencing technologies are very vague....   [tags: Informative Essay] 2230 words
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Different Types of Abortion: Many Ways to Kill a Baby - Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before the fetus can live independently outside the mothers womb. Pregnant mothers who use abortion, use abortion as an option because they have the fear that their family will judge them by their mistakes. () 50% of U.S. women having abortions are younger than 25. Women between the age of 20-24 have 33% of all U.S abortions. There are 17% of teenagers having abortions. Abortion to a minor is easier to persuade to, because a minor has no idea what will happen....   [tags: Informative Essay] 788 words
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Terrorism, I Am A Muslim And I Am Against It - “Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who (1) believes in GOD, and (2) believes in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve” This is how Islam inculcates Muslims not to judge others, because obviously it’s the Lord who does that. Despite this verse and many other verses in Quran which promote for peace and love among humans, still people combine Islam with terror....   [tags: informative essay] 1453 words
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The University of California Santa Barbara as a Rationalist Organization - The University of California Santa Barbara is an organization that revolves around students and faculty alike. Organizations, as a whole, can reflect two contrasting perspectives, Naturalist or Rationalist, that underlines and questions the ideas of structure and formality. A Naturalist organizations highlights informality because it is based on the flow of the members’ behavior and relationships among others. However, a Rationalist organization is formal because the organization’s fluidity is based on the members’ limits and structure....   [tags: informative essay] 1158 words
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The American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics and Discipline - The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members and its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. The APTA just like every other organization has a code of ethics that it requires its members to follow. In 1935, APTA adopted its first Code of Ethics and Discipline. This Code provided a formal statement that acknowledged the ethical obligations of Association members. Since 1935, the Code has been revised several times....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Cold War and its Impact Throughout the World - Throughout the Cold War, Korean War, and Vietnam War the main problem was communism. Although the United States and the Soviet Union were allies in World War Two, during the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union were known as enemies. The Soviet leaders bragged to other nations that communism would “scrape apart” free-enterprise systems around the world. This attitude angered the capitalists which led into the fifty year Cold War. The United States tried creating many tactics and strategies to contain the “bleeding” of communism, but during the cold war, communism spread faster then it could be restrained....   [tags: informative, communism] 700 words
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The Basics of Buying Stocks and the Stock Market - The stock market is a vehicle to invest money. It is where consumers buy and sell fractions of companies, and is referred to as stocks. A proven method to achieve wealth while keeping up with inflation, comprised of publically held companies who offer goods and services that are used by the general public daily. Companies sell stocks to public investors in a free and open market environment on a daily basis, which is an effective strategy to build a sound financial future. Stock investment means you are purchasing a share of the company, therefore the company’s success determines the value of your investment....   [tags: Informative Essay] 445 words
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Abortion: An Ethical Debate Which Will Never End - An ethical dilemma is a debate between two moral principles, where two sides can dispute about what is wrong or what is right. However, there is no real answer to an ethical dilemma. Is it a “simple” matter of what one believes in. The best answer would be, in ethics, it is not always simple. Ethics have a propensity to engage in moral reasoning, performing critical examination of different beliefs, in order to determine whether they should be accepted or rejected. Abortion is considered an ethical dilemma....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Golden Retrievers Perfect Image Tarnished by Cancer - Golden retrievers, their image can be found in marketing and media everywhere; advertisements for vacuum cleaners, brochures for life insurance, baked bean commercials, and even movies. It seems more often than not any marketing geared towards a family will have a golden retriever featured prominently. Though I may be impartial based on temperament alone golden retrievers are difficult to top as a family pet. A well-bred golden’s main goals in life are to love everyone, be as close to their family as possible, and play....   [tags: informative essay]
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Actions of the Lakota People at Wounded Knee - The Lakota people of the Sioux Indians have a colorful and violent history. Around 1890, there was a massacre near Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota in Lakota territory, which was perpetrated onto the Lakota by members of the US Calvary. Almost one hundred years later, in 1973, the American Indian Movement took over the same town of Wounded Knee for 71 days, until the US Marshal Service succeeded in wresting control of the town back into the hands of the United States. To understand how this conflict arose, and why the Lakota acted this way, it must first be explained how and why the Lakota were so inclined to take over the area....   [tags: informative essay] 1476 words
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Strengths and Limitations of the American Labor Movement - In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt brought in the first “New Deal.” This was first step in helping railroads and agriculture to help realign the economy toward producing more equality. The second “New Deal” came in 1934 which then instated political legislation and social institutions in order to help the working class. These institutions and political legislation come in the form of social security, unemployment, the Wagner Act, National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards. However during this time corporations as well as labor still learning to readjust still did not come without continuing battles....   [tags: informative essay] 1260 words
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Males and Females Have The Same Average Intelligence - Why are males and females so different even though they are both the same species. This is because of differences in the brain’s structure in males and females. Males have much larger brains than women because of their larger skulls. Originally, scientists assumed that this meant that men were more intelligent than women because they had more brain cells. Now, we know that this is not accurate because females and males have the same number of brain cells; female’s brain cells are just more densely packed to fit their smaller skulls....   [tags: informative essay]
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The Importance of Masks in Indoor Field Hockey - The average speed of an indoor field hockey ball, when drag flicking, is upwards of 75 miles per hour. Avoiding the ball every time is almost impossible. Taking a ball to the head has the potential to shatter bones, or cause a serious brain injury. Dating back before ancient Olympic Games, field hockey is one of the oldest competitive sports; it has evolved tremendously since then. During ancient times, field hockey was considered too dangerous for women. Today, women play this thrilling game using stiff, composite, slightly curved sticks that range primarily from 35 to 39 inches long to hit a hard, plastic ball....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1063 words
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The Relation Between Handshaking, Personality and First Impressions - Handshakes are so important to individuals in the business world that they devote entire classes on proper handshaking etiquette. This study offers a deeper look into how personality is demonstrated through handshaking. I choose this topic because I have always seen a positive correlation between someone’s personality and their handshake. I believe that you can learn a great deal about someone from how they shake your hand. This was not a true experiment in the sense of manipulating variables, but the results were important and should be followed up on....   [tags: Informative Essays] 1037 words
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How to Make Money Renting and Flipping Homes - No matter what consumers have been told in the past two years about the health of the economy and interest rates, we cannot elude the general feeling of the American people. In an unfavorable economic climate similar to the one caused after the housing market crashed in 2008 people tend to retract into their "shell" to avoid further loss. For example, before 2008 people purchased houses without a doubt that they could do little work and still see a return on that investment in two years. However, home values did the opposite and people found themselves in short sales and many in foreclosure....   [tags: Informative Essay] 767 words
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Head Lice and How to Treat Them - There is a myth that head lice only affect the poor or uneducated children. This is furthest from the truth, these creatures affects everyone regardless of the socio-economic status of the family. Lice are transmitted from individual to individual, and are not preventable. Once they grasp onto the scalp, the female lice reproduce an average of ten new eggs daily. There are various ways to treat this condition with vinegar and Listerine with a proven track record of eliminating these annoying pests....   [tags: Informative Essay] 492 words
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What First Time Home Buyers Should Know - Buying a first home is very important and should be rewarding in the end. There are steps you should take to ensure your buying experience goes as smooth as possible. You should be an educated consumer, choose a reliable realtor, plan a well developed financial plan, and establish credit. These steps and many more will help pick the almost perfect first home. When planning to buy your first home, don’t jump to open houses or appointments with sellers. You want to be an educated consumer and clear your head of common assumptions about real estate....   [tags: Informative Essay] 955 words
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Credit Cards: A Blessing and A Curse - In the world today, when the average American is standing at the cash register, ready to pay, he or she will likely pull out of their wallet one of the following: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or a Discover Card. What do all of theses names have in common. They are all credit cards, the easy, fast way to pay for purchases when you don’t have cash, the store doesn’t accept checks, you would rather pay at a later date, or a variety of other reasons. Although there are many positive reasons to have a credit card, carrying this small plastic card can also cause many problems if one isn’t prudent and logical when making purchases....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Effect of Climate on Suicide Rates - A variety of physical, biological, psychology, and sociocultural factors influence the probability for suicide in individuals and populations. Strong evidence demonstrates that suicide rates vary across regions, and that this variation is reliably stable over time, holding true both between and within particular countries. The extent that climate may exert an impact on the propensity for suicide in particular individuals and populations, increasing knowledge about such a tendency would have significant implications for policies related to public health and climate....   [tags: informative, expository]
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Abortion: Women Must Have Freedom of Choice! - A mid-aged happily, married woman with a top-executive position, is a candidate for a partnership, only to discover that she is pregnant. Although, children were part of their strategic plan after education and marriage, the timing could not be worse. Pregnancy at this time will ruin her opportunity for partnership. She faces two dilemmas. First, although she is stable in every area of her life, she wants to become a partner. Secondly, her spouse wants a child and has been patiently waiting this time....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Abortion Did NOT Reduce the Crime Rate - Abortion has and always will continue to be a very controversial issue. This issue of terminating a life, and the right of an individual in making that decision, was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court. The general argument carried in the Roe v. Wade decision was that attempts by any level of government to restrict access to abortion violated a person's 4th Amendment rights by interfering in the private relationship between a patient and a doctor (Justia.com , 2011). Could it be that the government’s intervention by legalizing abortion in the Roe v....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Organizations and Their Ethics and Social Responsiblity - Ethics and social responsibility are integral components in developing a strategic plan while considering stakeholder needs. As such, ethics and social responsibility should be deemed as an essential strategic concern within all organizations. Ethics and social responsibility has the capacity to make or break an organization; the success of an organization’s strategic plan is dependent upon it. This paper will explain the role of ethics and social responsibility in developing a strategic plan while considering stakeholder needs....   [tags: informative essay] 727 words
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Pakistan Movement To Get A Separate Homeland - Islam is the complete code of life; it covers all aspects of life. Hence, political management and political system are necessary elements of human life and Islam has best explained and endorsed its own theory of political system. Following are the essentials of Islam. 1. Sovereignty belongs to Allah. In Islam, the authority belongs to Allah Almighty who is the master of whole universe. His commands are superior to all other speeches. He is the real and the only ruler of the world. As the Quran States: “They ask: have we also got some authority....   [tags: informative essay] 919 words
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Dreams Are Powerful Things in Literature Works - “What happens to a dream deferred?” This provocative question is posed by Langston Hughes in his poem, A Dream Deferred. The preceding quote was the basis for the profound play, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry. In the play, there are many themes, all of which are important. However, none is so essential, and often as passed over, as dreams. Especially during the era in which the piece was written, for a black man to pursue a dream was signing his name to hardship and ridicule....   [tags: informative essay]
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The Invisible Emperors: The Benefits of Bacteria - The Invisible Emperors talked about some of the misconceptions and new findings about bacteria. It first talked about how we always think that bacteria is bad for us, and how we relate it to sickness. Following this, it mentions how scientists have new tools that allow them to see the DNA of micro-organisms, and how this could someday be a cure for cancer. Among other things, like replicating DNA using bacteria, they mention how it is becoming a very vast and almost limitless field. Following some statistical facts, they talk about how they can now take the DNA and figure out what microbial produced it....   [tags: Informative, Persuasive] 966 words
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Courting Consciousness: The Future of Thinking Machines - Star Trek: The Next Generation illustrates machines in the 24th century as having software with immense capabilities and astonishing aptitude to understand. One such machine is the android Data, who serves as a lieutenant commander on the Enterprise-D. Data demonstrates an extraordinary ability to contain knowledge, evolve programs as necessary, and analyze the experiences which it is involved in. Referring to Data as an it, becomes an important issue aboard the Enterprise-D. According to Commander Bruce Maddox, associate chair of robotics at the Daystrom Institute, Data is precisely an it; a machine incapable of thinking which is therefore only property....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Progression of the Gasoline Powered Engine - The gasoline powered internal combustion engine has changed the way we live. It has made it possible for us to work more efficiently, get from place to place faster, and it has revolutionized the way we spend our leisure time. The invention of the gasoline engine has made it possible for people to enjoy sports that could have never been dreamed up before. So, the question in mind is how has the progression of the gasoline powered engine been adapted to go from automobiles and industry to motor sports, specifically ATV riding and racing....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Relation Between Advertising and Our Consumer Culture - Nowadays, it is a consumption society which contains both homogeneity and diversity. As one of the biggest contributor of customer culture changes, advertising is an essential and inevitable element in our daily life which could be visible anywhere and experienced different stages. Early advertisements are generally seemed as “simple, crude and naïve”, while the contemporary advertisements are “persuasive, subtle and intelligent” (McFALL, 2004:3). The early advertise agency just bought some space in media and sold to customers....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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I Love the Rocky Mountains of Colorado - Home is where the heart is and my heart lies in the mountains. Ever since I took up skiing I have fallen in love with the majestic size and beauty of mountain peaks. My love for the mountains was heightened when my family took a vacation to Colorado. Seeing the dominating peaks of the Colorado Rockies was simply awe inspiring. The mountains capture me with four key aspects: animal life, skiing, size, and beauty. The problem I run in to is deciding where my home truly is. Is it the tranquility of the Whites, or is it the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rockies....   [tags: Informative Essay] 857 words
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The Benefits of the Student Recreation Center - A recreation center is a basic standard at most universities. The student recreation center at The University of Idaho is a valuable resource for students with both indoor and outdoor activities to suit the needs of many. There are many universities that just supply gyms, nothing more. The University of Idaho has one of the most modern and high-tech facilities in the Pacific Northwest, with attractions like an indoor rock climbing wall and an indoor track. This state-of-the-art facility is available to any student free, and it is even available to the public via membership....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Effects of Chemicals on the Environment - The effects from chemicals , detergents and soaps have been linked to breast cancer. The chemicals used in everyday cleaning products have been linked to breast cancer, fertility problems, hormone disruption, asthma and other serious health problems. Many of these products are made with dangerous chemicals that have the potential to disrupt the endocrine system, also known as the hormone system. This system is responsible for the brain, development of the nervous system, reproduction, metabolism, and blood sugar....   [tags: Health, Informative] 1208 words
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Emily Dickinson, TS Eliot, Robert Frost - The three authors that I chose were Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), TS Eliot (1888-1965), and Robert Frost (1874-1963). I chose them because first they all were born in the eighteen century and most of their writings dealt with death and dying. I do not believe the elements that Emily Dickinson would be a good source for me to incorporate into my writing because with her writings I found them very hard to understand, possibly because of the timeline or the fact that she wrote in such a secretive code with words....   [tags: Informative, Authors] 1090 words
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Literacy Coaches to Improve Reading Skills - A bridge exists leading students to disciplinary or content area literacy . They call the link, effective professional development. In 2007, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) promoted literacy coaches as a way to provide professional development in school wide literacy campaigns (Kamil, 2003). The International Reading Association and other organizations joined together with the NCTE to determine the qualifications and responsibilities that would generally be required of coaches to create today’s standards (NCTE 2006)....   [tags: Informative, Education] 1232 words
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The Future of Religion In America - The religions around the world are practiced in America such as Christianity,Islam,Jewish,etc and this country still remains one of the most religious nations in the world today.Population also usually can be participates in organized religious practice while others can choose to engage in a private spirituality.Besides that,religion can be describes as spiritual belief in, worship of, or obedience to a God and considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.I believe the percentages in American people that believe in God still be higher in 50 years ahead,but the religious practicing probably will decreasing.It has many factors such as age, race, gender, economic class, and oth...   [tags: informative essay]
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Rational Choice Theory: Merits and Limitations - The objective of this paper is to provide insight into Rational Choice Theory. This theory, highly relied upon by many disciplines, is also used to calculate and determine crime and criminal behavior. Through definition, example and techniques utilized by criminologists, the reader will have a better understanding of the subject. By definition, criminology is the study of crime, criminal behavior and how it pertains to the law. Criminology is considered a scientific technique. Therefore, those who study and carry out its theories are considered scientists....   [tags: informative essay] 1183 words
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In Cold Blood: Capote's New Non-Fiction - Literature; it has compelled us, entertained us, educated us, and drove us to madness. It has served as life instruction, by using the characters as the lesson plan. It is sometimes blunt, sometimes ugly, and in Truman Capote’s case, is so gruesome that we do not dare forget it. Around the time of the novels publication in the late 1960s, a new literary genre had begun to surface: New Journalism. New Journalism sought to combine the elements of news writing and journalism with the elements of fiction writing....   [tags: informative essay]
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New Journalism and Truman Capote's Case - Literature—the dictionary defines it being the art of written works that is designed to entertain, educate and instruct; writers use literature in an attempt to transfer their ideas from paper to the reader; for some, this task means bringing their story to a different place and time that is entirely separate from what the reader could perceive as ordinary, on order to serve the writer’s intent. With this the impossible, becomes the probable, and the worst fear possibly imagined becomes the breathed reality; with no stated separation between the living, and the dying....   [tags: informative essay] 1039 words
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The Change in the Music Industry - The limitless access to music makes it easy to forget that people's careers rely on the profit behind every song. A profit that is continually shrinking, something that is forcing companies to re-think the way they get music to us, the fans. This will affect everyone who has the slightest interest in music. Some for the worse, but many for the better. MUSIC INDUSTRY STATE Earlier this year (DATE???) alt-rockers Cake topped the Billboard 200 chart with their first album in seven (???) years, Showroom of Compassion....   [tags: Informative Essay] 929 words
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The Odyssey: A Tale of Redemption - The epic poem called The Odyssey, which was written by the poet Homer, is one of the many classical stories from Ancient Greek culture. It tells the story of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and his journey back home from the war with Troy, which had occurred in Homer’s other epic Greek poem, The Illiad. Odysseus faces many trials and quests in his journey home and to take back his kingdom from the suitors, such as meeting the witch Circe, blinding a Cyclops named Polyphemus, dealing with Poseidon, and staying with the goddess Calypso....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - The film from class that I most identified with was “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” Of all the films we have watched so far, this film and the readings that accompanied it were the most interesting and applicable to my emergence as a new teacher. I was most excited to watch the film because I love Maggie Smith and had never heard of this film. As I began to watch, I became entranced by her performance and by attempting to discover the message the film is attempting to portray. After watching and reading the associated articles, I discovered that the primary point of this film is to express how significantly teachers can influence their students, and that this influence is not always appropr...   [tags: Informative, Argumentative] 1454 words
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Teen Pregnancy: Make the Right Choice - Ever heard of the ‘birds and the bees?’ This was a story that parents and grandparents discuss to teenagers to explain the concept of interactions with partners. It is considered the generic version of teaching their kids about sexual activity. However, not all young adults get the full parents speech. Adults occasionally forget to mention the consequences that includes pregnancies and diseases. With the thought of youth not being able to take care of the unborn child, they make the most drastic decision....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Best Plants For Your Privacy - There are few things more annoying than feeling that you're constantly being watched while using your own yard. Whether it's from nosy neighbors peeking over your fence or a taller building providing sight lines into your yard, there are plants available to help protect your privacy. These plants grow taller than the fence to add an extra privacy layer. If you want to address your privacy needs immediately, be sure to select a fast-growing option. Bamboo Bamboo is one of the best options for privacy plants for its sheer capacity to grow and spread....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Asian Carp vs the Great Lakes - ... Plankton is the lowest food source in the Great Lakes and, if the Asian carp eradicates it, then the entire underwater ecosystem could collapse. In addition to this, females lay half a million eggs per spawning and spawn several times a year. It is critical for Michigan and the surrounding states to block this threat before it enters the Great Lakes. The U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers were assigned to research possible barriers to keep the Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The beasts are kept at bay by two electric fences located twenty-five miles downstream from Chicago (http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/how-to-stop-the-carp-invasion)....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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The Catholic Religion - The world has more than one billion Catholics and with the ever growing population, it will only get larger in number. To be a Catholic means to have complete faith in God and his divine grace. Having God's divine grace means to obey it and keep it holy as it was created by God and given to his people. The religion itself is based on this and the people take it very seriously. Catholics believe that all people are of good nature but when one commits a sin it not only hurts that one person but the people and the Church....   [tags: Catholicism, What Catholics Believe, informative] 1922 words
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Slavery in the Southern Colonies - Introduced to Britain's North American colonies in 1619 by the Dutch, the slavery of African Natives did not become a notable source of labor for the southern plantation system until the eighteenth century. Economic factors such as the development of plantations made the use of slaves more necessary and profitable and greatly influenced the idea of slavery. Also, social factors including politcal and religious views had a large impact on the growth of slavery in the colonies. In the southern colonies, helped by fertile soil and a warm climate and encouraged by open land, large plantations of crops such as rice and indigo became the main source of economic stability and produced surpluses for...   [tags: informative, history] 457 words
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Wrigley Field: Past and Present - Blocks away from Lake Michigan on the corner of Clark and Addison, Wrigley Field is the center of a bustling community of diehard Cub fans. Wrigley field was built in 1914 and can hold up to 41,000 spectators. Outside the ballpark on any given game day there are beer-guzzling, hotdog eating fans around the park and in surrounding neighborhoods. Wrigley Field has been the center of baseball for the north side of Chicago and will be for many years in the future. Wrigley Field was built in 1914....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Gun Control Debate Continues - In today’s society it’s easy to find something in a newspaper, magazine, or on television that portrays the scrutiny of guns in the home. While reading or viewing such opinions it can possibly influence one to see issues in a particular way. It is not my goal to persuade you to lean in a specific direction but to see the issue from different angles. When viewing both arguments you are faced with reflecting on your own opinion and possibly agreeing more firmly with your own choice or changing your outlook and coming across the subject in a new way....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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The Benefits of Family Farming - Envision a farm with an abundance of animals and crops. The farm that most likely comes to mind is not one of giant machinery and smokestacks of pollution, but a vision of the old red barn and cows grazing freely. Sadly, these types of farms are mostly gone in the United States. These ‘family farms’ are being replaced every day by bigger, more industrialized farms. It is sad to see such a staple of the American culture being washed away by a type of farm that is being used purely for economic reasons....   [tags: informative essays] 1367 words
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Abortion: A Never Ending Debate - Abortion alone has always been a major issue. Whether it’s the woman having to decide to get an abortion, or anti-abortion groups who are against abortions, trying to make them illegal all over the United States. Deciding on legalizing abortion in the United States seems to be an even bigger issue. For years people haven’t been able to come to a conclusion, legalizing or illegalizing it for good. Abortion which means the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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George Washington: Flaws and All - There are many individuals in American History, whom we as Americans regard for their courage and audacity in shaping our nation. We learn in our history classes the great accomplishments of our founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Ben Franklin. One other great founding father and our First President, George Washington was one whom we learned much about. We learn in school that he is as a prime example of leadership, citizenship, and overall individual achievement for his many contributions to our nation’s earliest struggles....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Urban Sprawl: The American Nightmare - Many Americans would be shocked to learn that the American Dream may be the cause behind some of society’s most troubling problems. The dream of owning a house, a car, and a yard with a white picket fence is the driving force responsible for the phenomenon known as urban sprawl. Urban sprawl, sometimes referred to as suburban sprawl, is characterized by low density development, geographic separation of essential places, and dependence on automobiles (mackinac). Since the 1990’s, an ever-widening range of organizations have come forward to support policy promoting socially and environmentally intelligent growth, known as smart growth, in reaction to the many undesirable features of urb...   [tags: Informative Essay] 1568 words
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The Safety of Organ Transplants - Fourteen years old Joshua Smith is at his baseball game, as he runs around the bases and heads to second, he grabs his chest and collapse. Joshua is quickly put on a stretcher for the Emergency Room(ER). After a number of tests at the hospital, the doctor informs Joshua’s father concerning Joshua’s condition. “Joshua has an enlarged heart and will need a transplant to save his life” states the doctor. There are no organs available, so Joshua’s name is placed on the waiting list until further notice....   [tags: Informative Essays]
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Dubai as a Tourist Destination - The United Arab Emirates has achieved great success in developing its hospitality industry and its general economy. The country however is faced with a big challenge of having its local citizens work and feel part of the growing hospitality industry. The biggest part of the problem is that while the hospitality industry should be a social institution that is embedded into the culture of the host country, it is not viewed as such and there are various reasons for that. The current situation is quite worrisome because the expatriates who make up the biggest percentage of the Emiratis are also the majority of workers in the industry holding about 91% of all jobs in the public sector....   [tags: informative essay]
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Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society - All countries, whether big or small, draw support from their governments but receive power from the people. Even in a monarchy, a king without subjects cannot be a king. America has a long and proud history of exemplifying the idea that, together, people can make the right decision. They trusted each other, God, and the economy to work together for a greater good. Most Americans followed politics and took care of their neighbors. Unfortunately, most great things end and Americans began to doubt....   [tags: informative essay] 1305 words
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Spanish: The Key to Opportunity - The twentieth century philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said that “The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.” Despite the truth in that statement, it is still common today to hear people say, “I speak English, so I don’t have to learn a foreign language.” Although English has become increasingly important in global communication over the past few decades, the direct benefits of learning a foreign language are plenty. Among the various foreign languages pursued by American students, Spanish is by far the most popular, as competency in the Spanish language is a powerful resource that can increase one’s opportunities in the U.S and globally by tenfold....   [tags: informative essay] 777 words
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Counterfeiting Money in the USA - Counterfeiting money in the United States has been going on since the very beginning of the nation. The craft can be traced back to men in Europe who counterfeited coins and then brought their art to the New World. Records will prove that colonial Americans were arrested for reproducing counterfeit money or spending it. Replicating coins was a laborious task, but fortunately for counterfeiters it was facilitated with the presentation of paper money. Close to the period of the American Revolution, a shift from coins to paper money occurred for counterfeiters....   [tags: informative essay] 897 words
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Unitary and Federal Goverment Systems - Unitary and federal government systems operate on the principles of checks and balances and the separation of powers. Unitary systems control all local governments such as city, regional, provincial, and municipal. The president using unitary form of government “has the entire local governments, all military and police forces, all tax collection agencies, all fiscal agencies (banks), all health agencies, all prosecution agencies, all health and social welfare agencies, all natural resources agencies an labor while declaring war and national emergencies, use emergency and military powers during war, rebellion, revolution and terrorism” (Salvilla, 2006)....   [tags: Informative, Argumentative]
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Japan and Japanese Culture - Japan is a large island off to the east of China it is a great country that has a rich culture. The Japanese religion is based off of two main beliefs, the belief in Shinto and Buddhism many Japanese people believe consider themselves both. The Japanese people were known to be around as early as 4,500 B.C. They have constructed their government style to a constitutional monarchy where they do in fact have an emperor, but he has limited power within the country. The main power of the country is held by the Prime Minister of Japan....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1178 words
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Societal Views on Abortion - When asked about abortion most people try not to even think about the subject. “Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.” (Merrian-Webster) Since abortion was legalized in 1973 there have been over 35 million abortions performed. Approximately 1 in every 6 women has had an abortion, giving a total of about 4,000 abortions each day in the United States only. Planned Parenthood’s mission is to help every woman make their own choice about abortion and not have official government leaders be their voice....   [tags: Informative Essay] 625 words
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Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice - Abortion is never an easy decision, but women have been making the choice for thousands of years. It has become a large dilemma since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court passed a law making the procedure legal, and an even larger controversial issue. The controversy is divided into “Pro-Choice” and Pro-Life” views. Pro-Choice supporters believe that the woman should have to choice whether to abort or not. Pro-Life supporters believe that it should be illegal to abort and preformed. However, there are many ways for this procedure to be performed....   [tags: Informative, Expository]
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Abortion: A Difficult Choice - On January 22, 1973, when abortion became legalized in the United States, America created the beginning of a “self-inflicted holocaust” (Franz, 2010, para. 5). Pro-choice activists have elected to argue their opinions on abortion based on their definition of life, the fact that it is the woman’s right to have a choice since it is her body, the safety of maintaining abortion’s legal status, and the economic strain it would put on a person(s). Pro life advocates can prove that it is no less than infanticide based on scientific research....   [tags: Informative, Expository]
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Communication in the Workplace - The average worker spends two-thousand and eighty hours a year at their place of employment. Communication within the workplace is often overlooked or not given as much importance as most people should allow, given the amount of time that is spent there. Beyond the more basic verbal speech, one must be aware of the nonverbal symbols and noise that can have an effect on communication. There are also cultural, environmental and internal factors that can effect communication and how successful it can be....   [tags: Communication, informative]
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Abortion: A Difficult Decision - RU486 provides an almost immediate and early end to an unwanted pregnancy. However, such choices come with possible long term consequences. Consequences involve physical side effects as well as emotional and mental and possible spiritual repercussions. If such findings prove true, how does one overcome such life altering obstacles. Abortion is the premature end of a pregnancy resulting from the exit of the products of conception from the uterus or the loss of a pregnancy with or without specified cause....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Divorce: A Global Problem - In any married couple's relationships there are going to be times when their relationship is put to the test. Some couples make it through their relationships without any and live the rest of their lives happily married, but most can not fix their problems and are forced to get a divorce. Couples marry with the intent of staying together for the rest of their lives, but unfortunately that is not the case for many marriages. In fact, more than 50% of married couples end up getting a divorce. Divorce is the dissolution of marriage by a court....   [tags: Informative Essay]
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Is Psychology a Science? - Psychology is an integral part of our modern society, and its influence is quite widespread. Many important decisions, which are made in our society, can be based on psychology - decisions which affect the lives of many people. This is why it is important to determine whether or not psychology is a science. The answer to the question if psychology is a science is not a simple 'yes' or 'no' – it depends on the area of psychological study, on the theory used within an area, and often on the way the researcher chooses to study a phenomenon ( Makunda, 1997)....   [tags: Informative, Psychology] 1981 words
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